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 State College, Centre County Realtor Specialist

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Homes are More Affordable in 44 out of 50 States

Homes are More Affordable in 44 out of 50 States | Simplifying The MarketWith both home prices and mortgage rates increasing this year, many are concerned about a family’s ability to purchase a major part of the American Dream – its own home. However, if we compare housing affordability today to the average affordability prior to the housing boom and bust, we are in much better shape than […]

3 Issues Facing Today’s Real Estate Market

3 Issues Facing Today’s Real Estate Market | Simplifying The MarketLast week, the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) held their 52nd Annual Journalism Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Among the many highly anticipated sessions was one called “Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate™,” given by Joseph Nahas, Jr., Chair of the Counselors of Real Estate & Senior Vice President of Equus Capital Partners.  […]

Central PA Theatre and Dance Fest Set for Downtown State College

A new theater and dance festival is coming to downtown State College this weekend, bring 105 events in an array of performing arts by more than two dozen local arts organizations.  Read More… Source: Central PA Theatre and Dance Fest Set for Downtown State College

Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBO

Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBO | Simplifying The MarketIn today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are the top […]

How A Lack of Inventory Impacts the Housing Market

The housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up, home sales are up, and distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen to their lowest points in years. The market will continue to strengthen in 2018. However, there […]

Smiths’ $1.8 Million Donation to Fund New Bird Garden at the Arboretum

The Arboretum at Penn State will add a new bird garden, thanks to a donation from a Penn State alumnus and his family. Source: Smiths’ $1.8 Million Donation to Fund New Bird Garden at the Arboretum

Penn State Hockey: Barratt Set To Join U.S. Roster At World Junior Showcase

Penn State men’s hockey sophomore foward Evan Barratt is one of 42 players on the initial U.S. roster for the 2018 World Junior Summer Showcase. Source: Penn State Hockey: Barratt Set To Join U.S. Roster At World Junior Showcase

TGIF: State College Weekend Events for June 15-17

Happy Friday, Happy Valley! It’s Father’s Day weekend and there are many ways to treat Dad — or anyone else — around the area. Original article: TGIF: State College Weekend Events for June 15-17

Top 4 Home Renovations for Max ROI [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Whether you are selling your home, just purchased your first home or are a homeowner planning to stay put for a while, there is value in knowing which home improvement projects will net you the most Return On Investment (ROI).
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Area Offers Numerous Summer Paddling Options

The recent rainy weather we have been having reminds us of the large number of treasures we have for easy paddling in Centre County and surrounding areas. These sources can be described as either flat Read More:  Area Offers Numerous Summer Paddling Options

Thomas Rhett Headed to Bryce Jordan Center

Adding to what is shaping up to be a busy fall at the Bryce Jordan Center, country music star Thomas Rhett will bring his ‘Life Changes’ tour to State College on Sept. 27. Read More… Source: Thomas Rhett Headed to Bryce Jordan Center

Construction Work Under Way for Trampoline Park

A long-awaited indoor trampoline park in the State College area is getting closer to reality. Read more… Source: Construction Work Under Way for Trampoline Park