Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Are You Selling a $300,000 Bellefonte Home?

If you are thinking about selling your Bellefonte home and you think the price is in the $280 to $320K price range, following are numbers that you need to know.

5 houses sold in’08 in your price range in Bellefonte School District

Avg. List Price—$302,761

Avg. Sold Price—$287,480

List to sale % - 95.0%


For additional information about the Bellefonte real estate market or for a FREE market evaluation of your home, give Tim Rogers a call at 814-280-0054.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Dateline - Mifflintown, PA. 11/21/2008 @ 10:30 pm.

Driving back from state football playoff game I stopped to top off the tank and much to my surprise, I found regular unleaded at $1.86.90 per gallon. So, in our digital world I grabbed the camera and snapped a photo in the inky cold night just to prove to myself that prices have retreated from the $4.29 a gallon of a few months ago.

The gas price was the good news. The bad news was our team lost the game but there is always next year.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

468 Miller Rd.
Philipsburg, PA.
Top Gun Tim Rogers at Keller Williams Realty successfully sold this beautiful home on Miller Rd. in Philipsburg, PA. The closed sales price was $268,500 and the home sold at 95.9% of list price. The average list to sale ratio in Philipsburg is 83.5% of list price.
This home was a featured home on Top Gun Tim's Ask the Realtor radio show airing every Saturday morning from 8:00 to 9:00 am on News Talk 970 AM WBLF.
By selecting Tim Rogers of Keller Williams Realty to handle the sale of their home, the sellers put an extra $34,784 dollars in their pocket.

If you need to sell your house in Philipsburg, you need to talk to Tim Rogers about is unique and successful home selling system. The direct number is 814-280-0054.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Election day photo's of the lines of eager voters in State College, PA. The photo's were taken at the Friends Meeting House in the borough and the lines were thick with eager college students anxious to cast their first ballot.
It may be a record turnout for the Obama vs. McCain prize fight but more voters were eager to throw out the rancid BCS to save their beloved Nittany Lions from another undefeated season and a third place finish in the BCS Bowl Challenge.

Fistfights and threats at Centre County Polls…

...Have not been reported this morning during what appears to be a record voter turnout for an historic election. Do you ever wonder why the pundits tell us every four years that this is the most important election since…..? Aren’t they all important with special importance assigned to off-year elections?

But what a great country we all live in when voters of every persuasion go to the local precinct and stand in a long line to testify to the world about their personal political beliefs and there isn’t a single fight to break up. In my local precinct, I stood in line with republicans, democrats, and independents and there was a sense of pride among all the would-be voters anxiously awaiting their private moment of truth. There was amicable conversation and not a single incident of name calling. No fights, no threats, no coercion, and not a single soldier threatening the line with a machine gun.

This is what makes our country great. Well defined differences of opinion to be sure, but a coming together none the less. I trust that we will wake up tomorrow morning to a united American electorate and a single-minded purpose to continue to make this country the greatest country in the history of the planet Earth.

Tune in Saturday morning to Top Gun Tim’s Ask the Realtor on News Talk 970 AM WBLF from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. as we talk about private property rights—a major factor that elevates our country above all others.

This is a copyrighted syndicated post published by Top Gun Tim Rogers of Keller Williams Realty. Copyright 2008.

Monday, November 03, 2008

1211 Sylvan Circle
Bellefonte, PA. 16823
The best part about this house may be....
  1. The $2,000 seller credit towards closing costs (acceptable offer before November 30, 2008).
  2. The dream private location with no through traffic.
  3. The massive screened-in porch for wildlife watchers.
  4. The finished walk-out lower level.
  5. The cozy woodburning stove.
  6. The proximity to all the Bellefonte Schools.
  7. The easy commute to Penn State University.
  8. The large 2,356 finished square feet of living area.

I really can't decide but I'm sure you can help me pick the BEST feature associated with this home. Visit www.BuyBellefonte.com or call me for your private tour.


Penn State Alumni, hunters, and outdoor recreational enthusiast's. Don't miss this rural retreat that is perfectly located in the tranquil Amish valley of Brush Valley. Minutes to great hunting on State Forest and State Game Lands, close to the best trout fishing in the Eastern United States, and still just a half hour to Beaver Stadium and the GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH (according to Sports Illustrated) that is Penn State Football.

If mountain biking is your thing or you enjoy trail running and swimming in ice cold mountain lakes, RB Winter State Park is minutes to the east and Bucknell University is only 25 minutes away too.

Give me a call today for your private preview of this cozy PENN STATE RETREAT.

Saturday, November 01, 2008


or so I'm told almost on a daily basis by the naysayers that think the real estate and contruction industries are dead and buried in an election year economy. This is the group of people that listen to the national news and make the assumption that if things are bad every where they must be bad here too.

Nothing could be more opposed to the truth. The photo above was taken about two weeks ago in a local develop of new homes that has almost completely sold out and the construction is at a break neck pace. The builder isn't building spec homes but there are plenty of custom home buyers to keep them busy.

A quick check of building permits in Centre County shows that through the end of August, only 6 fewer permits were issues than in 2007. This would reflect a flat market rather than a horribly down market.

For information about the local building industry, give me a call or tune in to my weekly radio show on 970 AM WBLF. Ask the Realtor airs every Saturday morning from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. You can always call me at 814-280-0054.