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5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths Explained

5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths Explained | Simplifying The MarketHave you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? We’ve all been there, watching entire seasons of shows like “Property Brothers,” “Fixer Upper,” and “Love It or List It,” all in one sitting. When you’re in the middle of your real estate-themed TV […]

Couple Hopes to Bring Back Crowbar Glory Days

Mick Dougher and Jennifer Stiffler can remember when State College’s Crowbar was the place to see live music in the region. Now, they hope to bring that feeling back by trying to restore the venue to its glory days as ReBar, and they plan to be ready to open in time for the fall semester. …

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Plans for Replacement of Penn State’s Henning Building Move Forward

Penn State’s proposed replacement of the College of Agricultural Sciences’ Henning Building took a step forward on Wednesday as State College Planning Commission recommended approval of final plans. Read Original article at StateCollege.com : Plans for Replacement of Penn State’s Henning Building Move Forward

Lengthy Travel Delays Expected Again on North Atherton Street

A traffic pattern change for PennDOT’s North Atherton Street project is expected to cause long traffic delays on Monday. Between Cherry Lane and Curtin Road, the current long-term closure on the far-right side of Atherton Street traveling toward the university will be removed and reinstalled on the left side. “Expect lengthy delays on Monday, August 12 …

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American Confidence in Housing at an All-Time High

American Confidence in Housing at an All-Time High | Simplifying The MarketFannie Mae just released the July edition of their Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). The HPSI takes information regarding consumers’ confidence in the real estate market from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey and condenses it into a single number. Therefore, the HPSI reflects consumers’ current views and forward-looking expectations of housing market conditions. Great News! […]

Rent Vs. Own [INFOGRAPHIC]

Rent Vs. Own [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Some Highlights:

  • Owning your own home vs. renting may lead to some great options, such as locking in your monthly payments and having the freedom to customize your living space.
  • Whether you rent or own, you have to cover someone’s mortgage costs. You may as well be doing so to build your own wealth, rather than that of your landlord.
  • Renting and owning both have up-front fees when you sign your lease or close, respectively. Think about putting that money to work for you!

‘Seats For Servicemembers’ Applications Set to Open Aug. 22

Penn State Athletics announced  that applications for its Seats for Service members program will open at noon on Thursday, Aug. 22. The popular program provides complimentary football tickets for current and former military members, veterans, and their families. Eligible members can apply to receive tickets for Penn State’s game on Nov. 16 against Indiana. That day, …

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Penn State Women’s Soccer Ranked No. 6 in Preseason Coaches Poll

Penn State women’s soccer will begin the 2019 season as a top-10 team according to the results of the United Soccer Coaches Preseason Poll. The Nittany Lions are the top-ranked Big Ten team, with No. 16 Wisconsin as their closest conference rival in the top 25. They trail powerhouses like current national champion Florida State and the …

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Patton Crossing Master Plan Headed to Township Supervisors

The proposed Patton Crossing commercial and residential development on North Atherton Street has taken another step toward becoming a reality. Original Article at StateCollege.com: Patton Crossing Master Plan Headed to Township Supervisors

Riding Center Connects Hooves and Hearts

  No matter who you are or what you have going on in your life, Yvonne McCaslin believes you can benefit from riding horses. According to McCaslin, the rhythm of the horse’s gait, the strength and focus it takes to ride, and the special way horses interact with humans all come together to provide any …

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Why All the Chicken Littles Should Calm Down

Why All the Chicken Littles Should Calm Down | Simplifying The MarketThe U.S. Census Bureau recently released their 2019 Q2 Homeownership Report. Some began to see the sky falling, believing the report showed Americans may be stepping back from their belief in homeownership. The national homeownership rate (Americans who owned vs. rented their primary residence) increased significantly during the housing boom, reaching its peak of 69.2% […]

Appreciation Is Strong: It Might Be Time to Sell

Appreciation Is Strong: It Might Be Time to Sell | Simplifying The MarketThere’s no doubt that today’s housing market is changing, and everything we see right now indicates it is time to sell. Here’s a look at why selling now is likely to drive the greatest return on your largest investment. Home values have been appreciating for several years now, growing at a strong, steady, and impressive […]

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