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 State College, Centre County Realtor Specialist

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Is the Increase in Inventory a Bullish or Bearish Sign for Real Estate?

Is the Increase in Inventory a Bullish or Bearish Sign for Real Estate? | Simplifying The MarketIn a recent article, National Housing Inventory Crisis Reaches Inflection Point, realtor.com reported that: New listings jumped 8% year-over-year nationally, the largest increase since 2013 Total listings in the 45 largest markets are now up 6% on average over last year This increase in housing inventory has sparked two different reactions. Some are saying this […]

5 Tips for Starting Your Home Search

5 Tips for Starting Your Home Search | Simplifying The MarketIn today’s real estate market, with low inventory dominating the conversation in many areas of the country, it can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared. In a recent realtor.com article entitled, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind,” the author highlights some steps that first-time homebuyers can […]

Baby Boomers are Downsizing, Are You Ready to Move?

Baby Boomers are Downsizing, Are You Ready to Move? | Simplifying The MarketFor a while now baby boomers have been blamed for a portion of the housing market’s current lack of housing inventory, but should they really be getting the blame? Here’s what some of the experts have to say on the subject: Aaron Terrazas, Senior Economist at Zillow, says that “Boomers are healthier and working longer […]

Pre-Approval: Your 1st Step in Buying a Home

Pre-Approval: Your 1st Step in Buying a Home | Simplifying The MarketIn many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes 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 […]

Buying a Home? Do You Know the Lingo? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:

Buying a home can be intimidating if you are not familiar with the terms used during the process.
To start you on your path with confidence, we have compiled a list of some of the most common terms used when buying a home.
The best …

Early 2019 Opening Planned for New Hills Plaza Giant Grocery Store

  Substantial construction work is beginning this month on a new Giant grocery store in Hills Plaza. Property owner Vita & Vita Realty wrote at PA Business Central that a grand opening is expected in early 2019. Read More: Early 2019 Opening Planned for New Hills Plaza Giant Grocery Store

Dispelling the Myth About Home Affordability

Dispelling the Myth About Home Affordability | Simplifying The MarketWe have all seen the headlines that report that buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in the last ten years, and those headlines are accurate. But, have you ever wondered why the headlines don’t say the last 25 years, the last 20 years, or even the last […]

Group Hopes to Turn Empty Lot into Private Skate Park

A group of private investors is looking to turn an abandoned piece of land into a skate park on College Avenue in Ferguson Township. Read this Original Article: Group Hopes to Turn Empty Lot into Private Skate Park

Penn State Wrestling: Date and Time Set for BJC Dual vs. Michigan

Penn State wrestling announced a few time and date updates for its 2018-19 schedule, including for this season’s Bryce Jordan Center dual against Michigan. More from the original article: Penn State Wrestling: Date and Time Set for BJC Dual vs. Michigan

Traffic Restrictions Planned for State College Road Resurfacing

State College Public Works will begin a road resurfacing project that will result in travel restrictions on a few borough streets next week. More from the Original Article: Traffic Restrictions Planned for State College Road Resurfacing

Penn State Football: Nittany Lions No. 8 in AP Poll

Penn State football is ranked No. 8 in the latest AP Top 25 poll released on Sunday. Read Original Source: Penn State Football: Nittany Lions No. 8 in AP Poll

College Township Receives Grant for Pike Street Project in Lemont

College Township has received a state grant in the amount of $1,149,041 to complete multimodal improvements on Pike Street in Lemont. These will include handicap-accessible ramps, curb extensions, sidewalks for pedestrians and transit users, highlighted crosswalks and storm water management.    Read Original Article Source: College Township Receives Grant for Pike Street Project in Lemont