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Buying a home can be SCARY…Until you know the FACTS [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Many potential homebuyers believe they need a 20% down payment and a 780 FICO® score to qualify to buy a home. This stops many people from even trying to jump into homeownership! Here are some facts to help take the fear out of the p…

Think Prices Have Skyrocketed? Look at Rents.

Think Prices Have Skyrocketed? Look at Rents. | Simplifying The MarketMuch has been written about how residential real estate values have increased since the housing market started its recovery in 2012. However, little has been shared about what has taken place with residential rental prices. Let’s shed a little light on this subject. In the most recent Apartment Rent Report, RentCafe explains how rents have […]

5 Reasons to Consider Living in a Multigenerational Home

5 Reasons to Consider Living in a Multigenerational Home | Simplifying The MarketDid you know that 1 in 6 Americans currently live in a multigenerational household? According to Generations United, the number of multigenerational households rose from 42.4 million in 2000 to 64 million in 2016. The 2018 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers from the National Association of Realtors shows that 12% of all buyers have […]

Depending on the Price, You’re Going to Need Advice

Depending on the Price, You’re Going to Need Advice | Simplifying The MarketTo understand today’s complex real estate market, it is critical to have a local, trusted advisor on your side – for more reasons than you may think. In real estate today, there are essentially three different price points in the market: the starter-home market, the middle-home market, and the premium or luxury market. Each one […]

Depending on the Price, You’re Going to Need Advice

Depending on the Price, You’re Going to Need Advice | Simplifying The MarketTo understand today’s complex real estate market, it is critical to have a local, trusted advisor on your side – for more reasons than you may think. In real estate today, there are essentially three different price points in the market: the starter-home market, the middle-home market, and the premium or luxury market. Each one […]

5 Tips for Starting Your Home Search

5 Tips for Starting Your Home Search | Simplifying The MarketIn today’s market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared. Here are five tips from realtor.com’s article, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind.” 1. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Before You Start Your Search […]

Cat Café Zoning Request Headed for Public Hearing

State College Borough Council voted 6-1 on Monday to schedule a public hearing for a potential zoning text amendment that would allow for a proposed cat café on West College Avenue…. Original Article at StateCollege.com: Cat Café Zoning Request Headed for Public Hearing

Visitors Bureau Unveils New Name and Look

What was long known as the Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau has a new name and new branding. CPCVB is now the Happy Valley Adventure Bureau, the organization revealed at a reception held Monday at Pegula Ice Arena. The new logo includes a modern depiction of Mount Nittany and a mountain lion and was met …

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Homes Are Selling Quickly [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for the release of their Confidence Index.
The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey sent to over 50,000 real …

Beautiful State College Home on Half Acre | $549,500 | State College, PA

Beautiful, meticulously maintained 2-story home on Chestnut Ridge cul-de-sac features 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths. Spacious kitchen with Corian counters, stainless steel appliances opens into breakfast area, family room with fireplace, and bright sun room…

3 Reasons This is NOT the 2008 Real Estate Market

3 Reasons This is NOT the 2008 Real Estate Market | Simplifying The MarketToday’s real estate market is nothing like the 2008 market. When an economic slowdown happens, it won’t resemble the last one. No one knows for sure when the next recession will occur. What is known, however, is that the upcoming economic slowdown will not be caused by a housing market crash, as was the case […]

3 Reasons to Use a Real Estate Pro in a Complex Digital World

3 Reasons to Use a Real Estate Pro in a Complex Digital World | Simplifying The MarketIf you’re searching for a home online, you’re not alone; lots of people are doing it. The question is, are you using all of your available resources, and are you using them wisely? Here’s why the Internet is a great place to start the home-buying process, and the truth on why it should never be […]

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