Explore State College, PA
By Marc McMaster, Putting my clients before myself
(RE/MAX Centre Realty)
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Open House this Sunday from 1230-2 at 153 Honors Lane, State College, PA 16801  Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Cape Cod. This light and bright home has a first floor master, laundry room and a cozy fireplace in the living room. The gorgeous kitchen features granite countertops, hardwood floors and a great back splash! Upstairs are 2 large bedrooms, full bath and balcony. An outdoor patio and 2 car, attached garage can be found outdoors. This is the home for you, call us today! 
By Marc McMaster, Putting my clients before myself
(RE/MAX Centre Realty)
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Are you looking for a home for sale in the Toftrees neighborhood of State College, PA?  You're in luck because there are a wide variety of homes to choose from. The Toftrees neighborhood was developed in the late 70's and early 80's and has many contemporary homes.  The neighborhood is bordered by the Toftrees Golf Course which is one of the best courses in State College, PA.  There are single family homes as well as townhomes to choose from.  If you're not ready to buy there are even quite a bit of rentals available as well.   One of the best parts is that Toftrees is close to the North Atherton corridor of shopping, including Wegmans, Target, and Kohls.  It also has one of the bets restaurants in town, The American Ale House in the neighborhood.  It's truly the neighborhood bar and gr...
By Marc McMaster, Putting my clients before myself
(RE/MAX Centre Realty)
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Are you looking for a home for sale in Park Forest Village in State College, PA?  Currently there are 8 listings for sale in the Park Forest Village neighborhood.  Park Forest Village lies just north of Penn State University and west of North Atherton Street.  Most people tend to gravitate toward Park Forest Village due to its close proximity to the shopping in the North Atherton Corridor.  Homes in the Park Forest Village neighborhood are generally priced between $150,000 and $350,000.  Last year there were 62 Sales in Park Forest Village and the average list price was $243,000 while the average sale price was $237,000 representing a 97.5% list to sale ratio.  The avergae days on market for the last 12 months is 44 days.  Park Forest Village is also home to Park Forest Elementary and P...
By Marc McMaster, Putting my clients before myself
(RE/MAX Centre Realty)
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By now the October numbers should be complete for the State College Real Estate.  As of today the current inventory of Active Listings in the State College School District is 315 Listings. The price range of these listings is fro $38,000 all the way up to a $4,500,000 farm with development potential.  In the month of October, 63 listings closed.  The price range of these listings was from $106,500 up to $609,900.  Also in October 44 listings went Sale Pending. 51 Properties were listed during the month of October as well. RE/MAX Centre Realty is a full service real estate firm in located in State College, PA.  Currently RE/MAX Centre Realty has over 40 licensed sales agents with tons of experience. Most agents at RE/MAX Centre Realty have over 10 years of experience and do upwards of 30...
By Marc McMaster, Putting my clients before myself
(RE/MAX Centre Realty)
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Looking for a condo for sale in State College, PA? You have a lot of choices!  Condos represent a large portion of the State College, PA real estate market. There are currently 51 active condo and townhouse listings in State College, PA.  For the most part, townhomes in State College, PA are actually condominiums. Last year there were 195 sales of townhomes and condos in the State College School District. Condos  and townhomes also make excellent rental properties in the State College area.   RE/MAX Centre Realty is a full service real estate firm in located in State College, PA.  Currently RE/MAX Centre Realty has over 40 licensed sales agents with tons of experience. Most agents at RE/MAX Centre Realty have over 10 years of experience and do upwards of 30 sales per year.  This means m...
By Marc McMaster, Putting my clients before myself
(RE/MAX Centre Realty)
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Are you looking for a College Heights Home for Sale in State College, PA? So are a lot of people!  This year homes in the College Heights neighborhood are in high demand. Currently there are only 4 homes on the market in College Heights ranging from $279,000 all the way up to $720,000.  Since the beignning of 2013 the average Days on Market for a home in College Heights is 53 days.  The average list price of a home in College Heights is $366,613 with an average sales price of $355,893 representing a 97% list to sales price ratio.  Since the beginning of 2013 56 homes have sold in the College Heights Neighborhood.  If you're interesting in selling your home in College Heights this is a great time to do it.  If you're a College Heights buyer you have to keep in mind how competitive the ma...
By Marc McMaster, Putting my clients before myself
(RE/MAX Centre Realty)
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Are you looking for homes for sale in State College, PA? State College, PA is the home of Penn State University and has a very active real estate market. Homes in State College, PA range from over $1 Million to under $150,000. The State College Area School District boasts one of the best school districts in the state too.  Click this link to see all homes for sale in State College, PA.  RE/MAX Centre Realty is a full service real estate firm in located in State College, PA.  Currently RE/MAX Centre Realty has over 40 licensed sales agents with tons of experience. Most agents at RE/MAX Centre Realty have over 10 years of experience and do upwards of 30 sales per year.  This means more experience to get you your new home in State College, PA under the best terms and conditions. 
By Marc McMaster, Putting my clients before myself
(RE/MAX Centre Realty)
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Are you looking for a home in State College over $500,000?  Lately that has been a very hot price range in the State College Area.  In the past week over 10% of the showings requested through my office, RE/MAX Centre Realty, were for properties listed for over $500,000.  Currently there are 26 single family homes in State College listed for over $500,000 in the Centre County MLS. There are currently 7 homes over $500,000 pending sale in the Centre County MLS representing about a 4-6 month supply of homes. To view all the homes for sale over $500,000 in the Centre County MLS just click here.
By Marc McMaster, Putting my clients before myself
(RE/MAX Centre Realty)
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Have you ever thought of buying a condo in State College, PA?  There are a lot of different choices when it comes to State College condos.  We have listings anywhere from $100,000 in the Amitie development all the way up to $500,000 in some of the higher end areas.  There are also some new condos being built in downtown State College in the Fraser Centre which, when completed, will probably top out over $1,000,000.  You cna choose to be in the downtown area and live in the Towers or the Fraser Centre.  You could also choose the Summit and have amazing views of Mount Nittany and yet still noly be 10 minutes from downtown State College.  Even most of our townhome communities in State College are actually condo communities.  These units run anywhere from $130,000 in some of the more studen...
By Marc McMaster, Putting my clients before myself
(RE/MAX Centre Realty)
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Hockey season is nearly upon us in Happy (Hockey) Valley.  The second year of Penn State fielding a Division I hockey team is set to begin in just a few short weeks.  This will be the first year that the Nittany Lions will play in the brand new Pegula Hockey Arena.  The arena officially opened to the public yesterday.  This morning we learned that my office, RE/MAX Centre Realty, has become a two-year sponsor of the team and will feature full logo advertisements on the dasher boards at the arena. This is great for me because as a college student at Penn State nearly 10 years ago now I was a member of the Penn State Hockey Management Assocation.  At the time, the hockey team was only a club sport so they didn't get any University staffing outside of the coaching staff.  The Hockey Manage...
By Marc McMaster, Putting my clients before myself
(RE/MAX Centre Realty)
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The kids are all back in school and Memorial Field has new turf so it's time for State High Football again.  It's also time for a State College School District Market Report. As of right now there are currently 349 active listings for sale in the State College School District.  These listings range in price from a $54,900 building lot up to a $4,500,000 farm near Beaver Stadium. In August of this year the State College School District saw 42 listings go sale pending while 77 new listings came on the market during the same time period.  Also in August there were 82 closed sales.  Closed sales outnumbered new listings so the demand is still there for homes in State College. If you have any questions about real estate in State College, PA please give me a call or email.  
By Marc McMaster, Putting my clients before myself
(RE/MAX Centre Realty)
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Welcome to College Heights in State College, PA!  College Heights is one of the oldest neighborhoods in State College, PA.  It features some wonderful homes built in the 1920's and 1930's as well as some 60's contemporaries and newer homes as well.  One of the most appealing parts of the College Heights neighborhood is that it's deirectly across the street from Penn State University.  Park Avenue in State College, PA separates the university property from the College Heights neighborhood.  On the West side of North Atherton street the Penn State Golf Course is directly across from some of the most unique homes in College Heights. On the East side of North Atherton Street the university side features the Nittany Lion Inn.   Homes in the College Heights neighborhood can range from $150,00...
By Marc McMaster, Putting my clients before myself
(RE/MAX Centre Realty)
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Student rentals in State College, PA are always a hot commodity. Rented correctly and priced correctly they bring a very high price for the type of property they usually are. For inbstance, the last two bedroom donwtown student rental in State College, PA sold for $269,900 in a matter of hours.  Outside of the downtown area that same type of unit would probably sell for less than $150,000.  These units are highly liquid and bring great returns on investment but aren't exactly risk free either.  There are many rules and regulations you must abide by as an owner of a student rental in State College, PA. In the State College Borough-If the rental is located in the State College Borough depending on the zoning, it must be permitted specifically for students.  You can't just buy any home or ...
By Marc McMaster, Putting my clients before myself
(RE/MAX Centre Realty)
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Carefree living at its finest in State College, PA! Nearly 3,000 square feet in this wonderful 4 bedroom, 4 full bath with hardwood and ceramic tile floors. The entryway opens to a large office area with French doors, the great room is complete with a gas fireplace. A door to the deck looks out onto the professionally landscaped common areas with great views of the Centre County ridgelines. A natural gas hookup for your gas grill is also available on the deck. The kitchen has new appliances as well as a new sink and faucet. The countertops are solid surface with a bar top for casual dining.   From the kitchen you can enter the 2 car garage. This home also has a first floor master and a second bedroom on the first floor, each with their own bath. The second floor features a large bedroom...
By Marc McMaster, Putting my clients before myself
(RE/MAX Centre Realty)
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Here in State College, PA, the local community magazine, State College Magazine runs a "Best of" issue every year and they take votes from the internet to vote for best in several different categories.  After seeing the same couple people win year after year I decided last year that I'm going to actively try and win Best Realtor for State College, PA this year. I need a little help from the ActiveRain community.  Please go to the voting page and vote for me, Marc McMaster, for Best Realtor.  I would greatly appreciate your help and support for a fellow ActiveRain member.  Voting is open until August 31 and I'll keep you updated of how it works out.
By Marc McMaster, Putting my clients before myself
(RE/MAX Centre Realty)
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If you're the athletic type and you enjoy mountain biking Central Pennsylvania is a great place for it.  We enjoy having several state parks very nearby as well as an active biking community that supports the trail systems.  One place in particular thats great for moutain biking is the Scotia Barrens just outside of State College.  There are thousands of acres of state maintained land that has miles upon miles of trails that are both challenging and fun on a mountain bike.  This particular area doesn't really have a lot of steep hills or descents which make it great for a beginning rider.  It is very easy to get lost in Scotia though so make sure you keep you bearings and think about getting a map at a local bike shop.  Another thing to be careful of while riding in Scotia is to be sure...
By Marc McMaster, Putting my clients before myself
(RE/MAX Centre Realty)
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Summer in Centre County opens things up for a wide range of things to do.  One of my favorite things to do is jump on my dual sport motorcycle and hit the trails in the woods of Centre County.  Centre County offers a vast array of different places to ride both on motorcyles and ATVs.   Just outside of State College, PA are the trail heads of the Dual Sports Trails in Bald Eagle State Park. I've found the best place to grab the trails are at the trail head just past the Seven Mountains Scout Camp outside of Potters Mills heading toward Lewistown.  There is a large gravle parking lot if you decided to trailer your bike there.  From there you have plenty of options, you can ride the gravel roads around the parking area through Bald Eagle State Park or you can start on the 90+ miles of trai...
By Marc McMaster, Putting my clients before myself
(RE/MAX Centre Realty)
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If you're looking for something to do this summer, State College, PA has a ton of parks throughout town.  You're never more than a couple blocks away from a park at any time when you're living or visiting State College, PA. Whether it's a dog park in Tudek Park or just a stroll through the playground at Fairbrook Park there's a lot to do depending on where you go. There are over 50 parks in the Centre Region Parks and Recreation inventory.  In the State College Borough there are over 115 acres of municpal parkland. College Township has over 180 acres of parks, 68 acres in Harris Township, 180 acres in Ferguson Township, and 172 acres in Patton Township. Centre Region Council of Governements rounds out the Centre Region with an additional 189 acres of parkland.  All together there are ov...
By Marc McMaster, Putting my clients before myself
(RE/MAX Centre Realty)
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Things are really moving in State College, PA under $200,000 this year! In the past 30 days we've seen single family homes and townhomes flying off the shelves with multiple offers and selling over full price.  Recently I had a client that wrote 6 offers on different properties until he finally got one under contract.  Things are very competitive right now.  Currently there are only 26 active listings in that price range in the State College Area School District. This is typically the first time home buyer market in our market area.  Interest rates are still very low and have resulted in 53 listings currently being sale pending in this price range.  So far this year 79 listings have already closed in that price range as well.  This has typically been an up and down market for that price...
By Marc McMaster, Putting my clients before myself
(RE/MAX Centre Realty)
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Most agents in the State College, PA market are seeing an increase in activity of listings over $500,000 in the last few weeks. Some agents have speculated this has to do with continued lower interest rates or some additional level of certainty and confidence in the market.  Increased record highs in the stock market also help due to most buyers in this price range are high net worth individuals.  Since the beginning of the year 7 listings over $500,000 have closed in the State College Area School District. There are currently an additional 13 listings that are sale pending leaving 39 more listings active.  This leaves a 3-6 month supply remaining on the open market. One could infer that these 13 pending listings will probably close on or about the end of June keeping us on track to mee...

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