3 Ways You Can Use Your Home Equity

If you’re a homeowner, odds are your equity has grown significantly over the last few years as home prices skyrocketed and you made your monthly mortgage payments. Home equity builds over time and can help you achieve certain goals. According to the latest Equity Insights Report from CoreLogic, the average borrower with a home loan...

3 Ways You Can Use Your Home Equity

If you’re a homeowner, odds are your equity has grown significantly over the last few years as home prices skyrocketed and you made your monthly mortgage payments. Home equity builds over time and can help you achieve certain goals. According to the latest Equity Insights Report from CoreLogic, the average borrower with a home loan...

Your House Could Be the #1 Item on a Homebuyer’s Wish List During the Holidays

Each year, homeowners planning to make a move are faced with a decision: sell their house during the holidays or wait. And others who have already listed their homes may think about removing their listings and waiting until the new year to go back on the market. The truth is...

Your House Could Be the #1 Item on a Homebuyer’s Wish List During the Holidays

Each year, homeowners planning to make a move are faced with a decision: sell their house during the holidays or wait. And others who have already listed their homes may think about removing their listings and waiting until the new year to go back on the market. The truth is...

Home Sweet Home: The Emotional Benefits of Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights While there are many financial perks to owning a home, there are also powerful non-financial benefits to consider if you’re thinking about making a move. Homeownership allows you to express yourself, gives you greater privacy and comfort, enhances your connection to your community and loved ones, and is...

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What Buyers Need To Know About the Inventory of Homes Available for Sale

If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’re likely trying to juggle your needs, current mortgage rates, home prices, your schedule, and more to try to decide if you want to jump into the market. If this sounds like you, here’s one key factor that could help you with your...

What Homeowners Want To Know About Selling in Today’s Market

If you’re thinking about selling your house, you’re likely hearing about the cooling housing market and wondering what that means for you. While it’s not the peak intensity we saw during the pandemic, we’re still in a sellers’ market. That means you haven’t missed your window. Realtor.com explains: “. ....

Mortgage Rates Will Come Down, It’s Just a Matter of Time

This past year, rising mortgage rates have slowed the red-hot housing market. Over the past nine months, we’ve seen fewer homes sold than the previous month as home price growth has slowed. All of this is due to the fact that the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate has doubled this...

Should You Update Your House Before You Sell? Ask a Real Estate Professional. [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights You may be wondering what needs to be renovated before you sell your house. In today’s shifting market, making your house appealing is more important than ever. That’s why it’s essential to lean on a real estate professional who has in-depth knowledge of today’s housing market. They know...

More People Are Finding the Benefits of Multigenerational Households Today

If you’re thinking of buying a home and living with siblings, parents, or grandparents, then multigenerational living may be for you. The Pew Research Center defines a multigenerational household as a home with two or more adult generations. And the number of individuals choosing multigenerational living has increased over the...

Top Questions About Selling Your Home This Winter

There’s no denying the housing market is undergoing a shift this season, and that may leave you with some questions about whether it still makes sense to sell your house. Here are three of the top questions you may be asking – and the data that helps answer them –...

Why It May Be Time To Add Newly Built Homes to Your Search

If you put a pause on your home search because you weren’t sure where you’d go once you sold your house, it might be a good time to get back into the market. If you’re willing to work with a trusted agent to consider a newly built home, you may...

Centre County Real Estate Market Update November 4 – 10, 2022

There were 16 new properties that came onto the market, 18 that went sale pending, and 19 properties that closed in Centre County PA last week.  

Home Equity: A Source of Strength for Homeowners Today

Experts agree there’s no chance of a large-scale foreclosure crisis like we saw back in 2008, and that’s good news for the housing market. As Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, says: “. . . don’t expect a housing bust like the mid-2000s, as lending standards in this housing...

Avoid the Rental Trap

Rents have risen dramatically for over three decades. Let’s connect so you can have expert advice on your side to help you reach your homeownership goals.

Keeping Today’s Housing Market in Perspective Is Key When You Sell

Today’s housing market is cooling from the frenzy it saw over the past two years. Let’s connect so you can have the expert advice you need to sell your house this season.

Equity is the Shining Star of the Housing Market

Today’s mortgage holders have more equity than ever before. Let’s connect to discuss how your equity can help you reach your homebuying goals.

VA Loans: Making Homes for the Brave Achievable [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights VA Loans can help make homeownership possible for those who have served our country. These loans offer great benefits for eligible individuals and can help them buy a VA-approved house or condo, build a new home, or make improvements to their house. Homeownership is the American Dream. One...

VA Loans Can Help Veterans Achieve Their Dream of Homeownership

For over 78 years, Veterans Affairs (VA) home loans have provided millions of veterans with the opportunity to purchase homes of their own. If you or a loved one have served, it’s important to understand this program and its benefits. Here are some things you should know about VA loans...

Buying A Home After College

By Susan Rupert | February 18, 2013

For young adults just out of school, buying a home after college is a great opportunity to build wealth and to build your credit. With your initial salary, it may be tough to afford a mortgage and with minimal savings, it could be tough to get approved for a loan. Here are some helpful tips to make […]

Helpful Tips for Pennsylvania Retired Homeowners

By Susan Rupert | February 5, 2013

Making the move from a homeowner to a retired homeowner entails more than one might expect. Typically, retired homeowners have less money to spend both on mortgage payments and on other activities. Here are some helpful tips for Pennsylvania retired homeowners… 1. Income is still important. Once you’re retired, lenders will most likely use retirement […]

How To Downsize Your Home

By Susan Rupert | January 25, 2013

There are many reasons to buy a smaller home — to downsize from your present home — but sometimes a simple notion propels home owners to trade down: Smaller might be better. Over time, we tend accumulate a lot of stuff. We have so many things that we don’t really need but tend to keep […]

Home Showing Tips for Sellers

By Susan Rupert | September 11, 2012

1. Tidy up the clutter and clean the counters. Make sure to throw away all old newspapers and magazines. Clear away all the toys and trinkets strewn around the house. Take out all excess or rarely used furniture and store them in the garage. Remove clothing that haven’t been used for a year to lessen the clutter your […]

7 Things You Should Know Before Buying A Home in a Tight Market

By Susan Rupert | September 11, 2012

In a tight market, competition is tough and the odds of losing your dream home to another buyer are high. Here are some tips you should remember when buying a home in a tight market:. 1. Prequalify for a mortgage. You will be more confident in making an offer to buy, plus, the seller will find your offer […]

5 Things You Should Do Before Selling Your Home

By Susan Rupert | September 2, 2012

5 Things You Should Do Before Selling Your Home 1.Have a home inspection. Arrange for a home inspection prior to putting up your home for sale. A home inspector can give you a rundown on trouble spots in your home that might turn off potential buyers. This will allow you ample time to make repairs before the selling […]

10 Questions You Should Ask Your Home Inspector

By Susan Rupert | September 2, 2012

10 Questions You Should Ask Your Home Inspector Before buying or selling your home, you should have your home inspected. A home inspector can warn you of trouble areas in your property if you are a homeowner; or help you make an informed decision if you are a buyer. Here are some basic questions you should […]

6 Things You Should Look for In a Neighborhood

By Susan Rupert | September 2, 2012

6 Things You Should Look for In a Neighborhood A neighborhood can have a big effect on your way of life. If you are looking for a new home or moving into a new neighborhood, make sure you follow these guidelines in selecting a neighborhood. 1. Proximity to your favorite places and activities Write down […]

5 Reasons Why Real Estate Deals Fall Apart

By Susan Rupert | September 2, 2012

5 Reasons Why Deals Fall Apart It’s now a common fact that 29% of all signed contracts do not ever reach the closing table.  Almost 3 out of 10 deals wherein an agreement has already been reached by the buyer and seller fall apart. In a typical market place, the normal closing rate should be […]

On Veterans and Home Loans

By Susan Rupert | September 2, 2012

On Veterans and Home Loans One thing that sets Americans apart is our gratitude and concern for our veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom. When it comes to home financing, we can do wonderful things for them. We should be aware that the Veterans’ Administration (VA) is to the mortgage sector, just […]

Are You Ready To Move Up?

By Susan Rupert | September 2, 2012

 The following questions will serve as a guideline to help you determine if you are ready to move to a bigger house or a different location. Answering yes to most of these questions will mean that you are most likely ready for that big move. Have you established significant equity in your present home? Review your yearly […]

7 Points of Pride for Penn State Academically

By Susan Rupert | August 8, 2012

Re-posted from Alumni Insider, a Penn State Alumni Association Publication Original Article 7 Academic Points of Pride for Penn State Many alumni have been asking for reference points about Penn State’s academic quality. Across the University, there are numerous examples of top-ranked programs, individual professors cited as the best in their field and examples where […]

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