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...

Top Questions About Selling Your Home This Winter

By Susan Rupert | November 16, 2022

Top Questions About Selling Your Home This Winter | Simplifying The MarketThere’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 – so you can make a […]

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

By Susan Rupert | November 15, 2022

Why It May Be Time To Add Newly Built Homes to Your Search | Simplifying The MarketIf 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 have even more options and […]

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

By Susan Rupert | November 15, 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

By Susan Rupert | November 14, 2022

Home Equity: A Source of Strength for Homeowners Today | Simplifying The MarketExperts 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 cycle have been much tighter […]

Avoid the Rental Trap

By Susan Rupert | November 11, 2022

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

By Susan Rupert | November 11, 2022

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

By Susan Rupert | November 11, 2022

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]

By Susan Rupert | November 11, 2022

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…

VA Loans Can Help Veterans Achieve Their Dream of Homeownership

By Susan Rupert | November 10, 2022

VA Loans Can Help Veterans Achieve Their Dream of Homeownership | Simplifying The MarketFor 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 before you start the homebuying […]

What’s Ahead for Mortgage Rates and Home Prices?

By Susan Rupert | November 9, 2022

What’s Ahead for Mortgage Rates and Home Prices? | Simplifying The MarketNow that the end of 2022 is within sight, you may be wondering what’s going to happen in the housing market next year and what that may mean if you’re thinking about buying a home. Here’s a look at the latest expert insights on both mortgage rates and home prices so you can make your […]

Centre County Market Update October 28 – November 3, 2022

By Susan Rupert | November 8, 2022

In the last week, we had 23 new listings, 22 that went sale pending, and 34 that were sold in Centre County PA.  

The Majority of Americans Still View Homeownership as the American Dream

By Susan Rupert | November 8, 2022

The Majority of Americans Still View Homeownership as the American Dream | Simplifying The MarketBuying a home is a powerful decision, and it remains a key part of the American Dream. In fact, the 2022 Consumer Insights Report from Mynd found the majority of people polled still view homeownership as a key life achievement. Let’s explore just a few of the reasons why so many Americans continue to value […]

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