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 State College, Centre County Realtor Specialist

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Shakespeare at the Arboretum Adds Drama to Blue-White Weekend

  School of Theatre students will perform in the annual Shakespeare at the Arboretum at Penn State event Thursday and Sunday, featuring scenes from “Romeo and Juliet,” “The Merchant of Venice,” Source: Shakespeare at the Arboretum Adds Drama to Blue-White Weekend

Penn State Football: Blue White Autograph Session Information

The Blue-White Game autograph session slated for Saturday, April 21 will run from 12:15 — 1:05 p.m. Here is what you need to know. Source: Penn State Football: Blue White Autograph Session Information

10 Acres of Wooded Land – Bring Your Builder | $89,000 | Julian, PA

On SPOTTS ROAD – Country living and less than 20 minutes to campus and downtown State College. Beautifully wooded and private 10.04 acre lot with a stream. Choose your builder and build your dream home. Property is in clean and green so taxes are very …

Is Family Mortgage Debt Out of Control?

Is Family Mortgage Debt Out of Control? | Simplifying The MarketSome homeowners have recently done a “cash out” refinance and have taken a portion of their increased equity from their house. Others have sold their homes and purchased more expensive homes with larger mortgages. At the same time, first-time buyers have become homeowners and now have mortgage payments for the first time. These developments have […]

How Much Do You Need to Make to Buy a Home in Your State?

How Much Do You Need to Make to Buy a Home in Your State? | Simplifying The MarketIt’s no mystery that cost of living varies drastically depending on where you live, so a new study by GOBankingRates set out to find out what minimum salary you would need to make in order to buy a median-priced home in each of the 50 states, and Washington, D.C. States in the Midwest came out […]

Rising Prices Help You Build Your Family’s Wealth

Rising Prices Help You Build Your Family’s Wealth | Simplifying The MarketOver the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate, on average, by 3.6% per year and to grow by 18.2% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey. So, what does this mean for homeowners and their equity position? As an example, let’s assume a young couple purchased and closed on a $250,000 home this […]

Rising Prices Help You Build Your Family’s Wealth

Rising Prices Help You Build Your Family’s Wealth | Simplifying The MarketOver the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate, on average, by 3.6% per year and to grow by 18.2% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey. So, what does this mean for homeowners and their equity position? As an example, let’s assume a young couple purchased and closed on a $250,000 home this […]

Penn State Football: History Says Don’t Worry Too Much About The Blue White Score

This time of year raises the same question over and over again. Does the spring game really matter? Source: Penn State Football: History Says Don’t Worry Too Much About The Blue White Score

Getting Pre-Approved Should Always Be Your First Step

Getting Pre-Approved Should Always Be Your First Step | Simplifying The MarketIn many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a […]

A Tale of Two Markets [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:

  • A trend that has been emerging for some time now is the contrast between inventory & demand in the Premium & Luxury Markets vs. the Starter & Trade-Up Home Markets and what that’s, in turn, doing to prices!
  • Inventory continues to rise in the luxury & premium home markets which is causing prices to cool.
  • Demand continues to rise with low inventory in the starter & trade-up home markets, causing prices to rise!

The COST of Your Next Home Will Be LESS Than Your Parents’ Home Was

The COST of Your Next Home Will Be LESS Than Your Parents' Home Was | Simplifying The MarketThere is no doubt that the price of a home in most regions of the country is greater now than at any time in history. However, when we look at the cost of a home, it is cheaper to own today than it has been historically. The Difference Between PRICE and COST The price of […]

Pittsburgh-Based Juicery to Open at Former Fraser Street Deli Location

Pittsburgh-based Salúd Juicery will open a store at the former site of the Fraser Street Deli, according to signs posted on the storefront. Source: Pittsburgh-Based Juicery to Open at Former Fraser Street Deli Location