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Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality in 2020

Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality in 2020 | Simplifying The MarketIn 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. led and inspired a powerful movement with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Through his passion and determination, he sparked interest, ambition, and courage in his audience. Today, reflecting on his message encourages many of us to think about our own dreams, goals, beliefs, and aspirations. For many […]

Where Homebuyers Are Heading By Generation [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:

Whether capitalizing on job opportunities, affordability, or warm-weather places to retire, Americans are making moves to these top cities to take advantage of the strength in the current housing market.
A strong economy and lower m…

How Much Has Your Home Increased in Value?

With changing home values locally, don’t let it be a mystery to you. Susan Rupert with the Susan Rupert Group can help you solve it. Give her a call or text 814-280-0364 with establishing the current value of your home and you can go from there once you find out.

Housing Inventory Vanishing: What Is the Impact on You?

Housing Inventory Vanishing: What Is the Impact on You? | Simplifying The MarketThe real estate market is expected to do very well this year as mortgage rates remain at historic lows. One challenge to the housing industry is the lack of homes available for sale. Last week, move.com released a report showing that 2020 is beginning with the lowest available housing inventory in two years. The report […]

Homes Are More Affordable Today, Not Less Affordable

Homes Are More Affordable Today, Not Less Affordable | Simplifying The MarketThere’s a current narrative that owning a home today is less affordable than it has been in the past. The reason some are making this claim is because house prices have substantially increased over the last several years.

2020 Luxury Market Forecast

2020 Luxury Market Forecast | Simplifying The MarketBy the end of last year, many homeowners found themselves with more equity than they realized, and at the same time their wages were increasing. When those two factors unite, it can spark homeowners to think about making a move to a larger or more expensive home in the luxury space. That said, now is […]

Buying a Home Early Can Significantly Increase Future Wealth

Buying a Home Early Can Significantly Increase Future Wealth | Simplifying The MarketAccording to an Urban Institute study, homeowners who purchase a house before age 35 are better prepared for retirement at age 60. The good news is, our younger generations are strong believers in homeownership. According to a Freddie Mac survey, “The dream of homeownership is alive and well within “Generation Z,” the demographic cohort following Millennials. Our […]

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day [INFOGRAPHIC]

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On January 10th of each year, “National Cut Your Energy Costs Day” encourages consumers to reduce their overall energy costs by improving home efficiency.
According to Freddie Mac, a typical U.S. family spends $2,200 per year on ene…

There’s a Long Line of Buyers Waiting for Your House

There’s a Long Line of Buyers Waiting for Your House | Simplifying The MarketIf you’re following what’s happening in the housing market right now, you know that many people believe the winter months aren’t a good time to sell a home. As realtor.com Senior Economist George Ratiu recently noted, “Sellers tend to be more reluctant to list during the colder time of year when the market typically makes […]

The New Spring Real Estate Market is Here. Are You Ready?

The New Spring Real Estate Market is Here. Are You Ready? | Simplifying The MarketWhich month do you think most people who are considering buying a home actually start their search? If you’re like most of us, you probably think the surge happens in the spring, likely in April. Not anymore. According to new research, January 2019 was only 1% behind February for the most monthly views per listing […]

Big Demand for Small Homes

Big Demand for Small Homes | Simplifying The MarketMovies, tv shows, and celebrities often have us dreaming of owning large homes, but the reality for most people is quite different. Since 2015, the square footage of newly built houses has been shrinking, according to Yahoo Finances. This is not projected to change as we continue into the beginning of the year. “We expect […]

Beautiful Country Home on 3 + acres | $319,900 | Philipsburg, PA

Charming cape cod with cedar siding, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors and open floor plan that sits on a serene 3.42 acres. This 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home offers privacy and space, an oversized 2 car garage or outbuilding (30×30) was built providing add…