How Misunderstandings about Affordability Could Cost You

By Susan Rupert | May 27, 2021

How Misunderstandings about Affordability Could Cost You | Simplifying The MarketThere’s a lot of discussion about affordability as home prices continue to appreciate rapidly. Even though the most recent index on affordability from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows homes are more affordable today than the historical average, some still have concerns about whether or not it’s truly affordable to buy a home right […]

How Misunderstandings about Affordability Could Cost You

By Susan Rupert | May 27, 2021

How Misunderstandings about Affordability Could Cost You | Simplifying The MarketThere’s a lot of discussion about affordability as home prices continue to appreciate rapidly. Even though the most recent index on affordability from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows homes are more affordable today than the historical average, some still have concerns about whether or not it’s truly affordable to buy a home right […]

Buying a Home Is Still Affordable

By Susan Rupert | May 26, 2021

Buying a Home Is Still Affordable | Simplifying The MarketThe last year has put emphasis on the importance of one’s home. As a result, some renters are making the jump into homeownership while some homeowners are re-evaluating their current house and considering a move to one that better fits their current lifestyle. Understanding how housing affordability works and the main market factors that impact […]

Where Do Experts Say the Housing Market Is Heading?

By Susan Rupert | May 25, 2021

Where Do Experts Say the Housing Market Is Heading? | Simplifying The MarketAs we enter the middle of 2021, many are wondering if we’ll see big changes in the housing market during the second half of this year. Here’s a look at what some experts have to say about key factors that will drive the industry and the economy forward in the months to come. realtor.com “. […]

Where Do Experts Say the Housing Market Is Heading?

By Susan Rupert | May 25, 2021

Where Do Experts Say the Housing Market Is Heading? | Simplifying The MarketAs we enter the middle of 2021, many are wondering if we’ll see big changes in the housing market during the second half of this year. Here’s a look at what some experts have to say about key factors that will drive the industry and the economy forward in the months to come. realtor.com “. […]

3 Things To Prioritize When Selling Your House

By Susan Rupert | May 24, 2021

3 Things To Prioritize When Selling Your House | Simplifying The MarketToday’s housing market is full of unprecedented opportunities. High buyer demand paired with record-low housing inventory is creating the ultimate sellers’ market, which means it’s a fantastic time to sell your house. However, that doesn’t mean sellers are guaranteed success no matter what. There are still some key things to know so you can avoid […]

Americans Choose Real Estate as the Best Investment [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Susan Rupert | May 21, 2021

Some Highlights

For the eighth year in a row, real estate maintained its position as the preferred long-term investment among Americans.
Real estate has been gaining ground against stocks, gold, and savings accounts over the last 11 years and now st…

Should I Move or Refinance?

By Susan Rupert | May 20, 2021

Should I Move or Refinance? | Simplifying The MarketThe level of equity homeowners have is at an all-time high. According to the U.S. Census, over 38% of owner-occupied homes are owned free and clear, meaning they don’t have a mortgage. Those with a mortgage are seeing their equity skyrocket too. Every time real estate values increase, homeowners get a dollar-for-dollar gain in their […]

Sellers Are Ready To Enter the Housing Market

By Susan Rupert | May 19, 2021

Sellers Are Ready To Enter the Housing Market | Simplifying The MarketOne of the biggest questions in real estate today is, “When will sellers return to the housing market?” An ongoing shortage of home supply has created a hyper-competitive environment for hopeful buyers, leading to the ultimate sellers’ market. However, as the economy continues to improve and more people get vaccinated, more sellers may finally be […]

Centre County Real Estate Market Update May 7 -13 2021

By Susan Rupert | May 19, 2021

Centre County Market Update May 7-13, 2021 Hey there! This is Susan with the Susan Rupert group, and here is your Centre County market update for May 7th through May 13th. 5 Centre County school districts, residential properties, and including lots. So we had a total of 52 new listings, 40 that went sale pending, […]

Americans See Real Estate as a Better Investment Than Stocks or Gold

By Susan Rupert | May 18, 2021

Americans See Real Estate as a Better Investment Than Stocks or Gold | Simplifying The MarketLast month, in a post on the Liberty Street Economics blog, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York noted that Americans believe buying a home is definitely or probably a better investment than buying stocks. Last week, a Gallup Poll reaffirmed those findings. In an article on the current real estate market, Gallup reports: “Gallup […]

Why Is This Spring a Great Time to Sell Your House?

By Erich Ziebarth | May 18, 2021

If you’re in a position to sell your house, the market is clearly in your favor. Let’s connect today to get your house sold this spring.

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