by Donald Hood
Published Sat, Jul 22nd 2017, 04:59 | Advice
(1888 PressRelease) Classic Quality Homes has the expertise and the commitment to deliver a new life for families and individuals in Pennsylvania’s majestic Pocono Mountains.
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre-Hazleton, PA - They say a home is only worth what you’re willing to pay for it, but in today’s housing market, that price, even for a modest property, can be more than people want to spend for a house that isn’t exactly what they’ve dreamed of owning for years.
David Wengerd, Founder and President of Classic Quality Homes, believes a home should be so much more – a safe haven, the epicenter of daily life and a place where memories are made and generations are born.
“Buying a home is the most significant purchase most people will ever make,” Wengerd says. “And they shouldn’t have to compromise on desired features or feel forced to buy a less-than-desirable property simply to put a roof over their family’s head.”
As of June 2017, according to Zillow, the median value of all homes in the U.S. had surpassed $200,000. That’s a 7-percent increase over last year, and the reason why is simple: The supply of available houses continues to dwindle with the total number of properties for sale down more than 11 percent.
The buying market is taking notice, as evidenced by a 6.3-percent increase in mortgage applications as of early July. And real estate experts, speaking in May at a national mortgage bankers conference, predict a noticeable spike in the 30-year-fixed mortgage rate by year’s end with the new rate somewhere between 4.2 to 4.5-percent. That’s a significant change from the current 3.7-percent rate available to many prospective homebuyers today.
That’s why the time is right to buy or build the home of your dreams, and it’s why Classic Quality Homes should be the first and only choice for home construction in the majestic Pocono Mountains.
Ask anyone who has lived in this gorgeous natural oasis in eastern Pennsylvania, and they will tell you that there’s no better place. With lush, sprawling forests, sparkling lakes and breath-taking waterfalls, the Pocono Mountains provide year-round opportunities, regardless of the season. The region, located just 71 miles from New York City, also is a showcase of entertainment and cultural amenities, with a vibrant nightlife, upscale shopping and fine dining destinations,
Family-owned since 2006, with more than 30 years combined construction experience, Wengerd, his son Steve and the entire Classic Quality Homes team provide the expert advice and guidance to help new buyers maximize their budget and find the best location to meet their needs.
Classic Quality Homes offers an array of housing choices, from one-level ranch-style homes and modest 3-and-4-bedroom houses to opulent estates with spacious floor plans and the highest-quality interior features.
The company’s newest signature property, Stone Manor Estate, is such an example. Located in the exclusive Pocono Manor community, this 6,700-sq.-ft., 6 bed and 4 bath residence features a gorgeous open-rail staircase, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and center island, two fireplaces, a great room, dining room, butler pantry and more. Starting at $499,900, with a finished basement and spacious second floor that’s perfect for in-law or guest quarters, Stone Manor Estate is a showpiece-worthy address that retains all the comfort and character of a family home.
“Our goal with every client is to make sure they wake up every morning and feel like they’re still dreaming,” Wengerd says. “We love building houses. It’s what I always wanted to do, and nothing feels better than building a home for hard-working folks at a price they can afford with no detail left overlooked.”
Classic Quality Homes clients agree – more than 25-percent of the company’s customers come from referrals. And Classic Quality Homes appreciates that word of mouth, offering an exclusive referral program that pays $2,000 to anyone who directs a new customer to Classic Quality Homes, if that customer buys or builds a new home.
Buying or building a new home should be an adventure, full of excitement and anticipation. Customers should never feel pressured to make a rash decision or uncertain about the future once they receive their keys.
“We want to accompany new buyers on that adventure,” Wengard says, “which is why we’ve made it even easier to contact us to start talking about your brand-new Classic Quality home. Just dial 1-800-NEW-BUILD, and let us get to work making your dream house a reality.”