Rural PA real estate

IMPROVING YOUR HOME: Affordable Kitchen Updates

Kitchen updates can be expensive, with many homeowners spending between $13,000 and $37,000 on a full kitchen upgrade!

Fortunately, there are many smaller projects that make a big impact on an outdated kitchen — all without spending more than a month’s mortgage payment! Whether you’ve lived in your home for years or just got the keys, we have some affordable ideas to help spruce up your culinary corner.

  • Bring in a pattern. To spruce up a bland kitchen, try adding a vintage-inspired rug or wallpaper with a floral print. A patterned backsplash can be a bit more expensive, but is also a great way to add a fresh look to your space. You can even try a few patterns at the same time, just make sure they have a linking color in them.
  • Add pendant lights. Think of these as a great accessory that helps bring your look together to make a statement. Styles...

340 Timberton Circle - Bellefonte, PA

340 Timberton Circle - Bellefonte, PA

3D Tour | The beauty of Timberton Estates & easy 1 floor living are to be found in this stylish sprawling ranch w/ stone facade, HW & tile floors, & open plan. A serene palette greets you in the sun soaked great room w/ soaring vaulted ceilings w/ skylights, and windows that greet the tree lined yard. Enjoy culinary projects in the chic kitchen w/ granite countertops, beautiful cabinetry, sleek appliances, & a breakfast nook perfect for enjoying morning coffee. After a long day, sneak away to the spacious master suite to take a soak in the jetted master bathtub. Each bedroom includes special touches of high ceilings & large windows w/ a well-designed flow providing privacy. Perfect for the sports enthusiast, transform the spacious LL to your game day paradise, w/ a guest bedroom...

220 Aster Avenue - Bellefonte, PA

220 Aster Avenue - Bellefonte, PA

Pristine home in desirable Grove Park. You'll delight your guests in the open kitchen with granite counters, tile backsplash and center island. The adjoining spacious family room boasts a fireplace and lots of windows. You'll appreciate the delightful sun drenched morning room perfect for curling up with a morning cup of coffee. Enjoy the views from the beautiful backyard featuring a wonderful stampcrete patio with retractable awning or gather around the firepit . Spacious master suite with large walk in closet and private bath that includes a large walk in shower and double bowl vanity. 3 additional nice size bedrooms and hall bath on the second floor. Call us for more details at 814-238-8080 or email realty@1kbb.com.

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131 Kestrel Lane - Boalsburg, PA

131 Kestrel Lane - Boalsburg, PA

A desirable Gates townhouse with room to grow. Enjoy the wonderful natural light through the oversized windows on the main level that overlook a private, wooded area. This 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home has extra square footage with an added breakfast room, an extended kitchen island and granite countertops. The master bedroom boasts a tray ceiling, master bathroom and walk-in closet. Laundry is conveniently located on the second floor. The unfinished walk-out basement has a slider door, full above ground window and rough plumbing for a future bathroom. Finish this area to fit your lifestyle. Call us for more details at 814-238-8080 or email realty@1kbb.com.

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705 W. Nittany Avenue - State College, PA

705 W. Nittany Avenue - State College, PA

View the 3D Tour | Updates Include-new roof, natural gas, mini-split air conditioning throughout, new sky lights and more. This classic and charming all brick three story home is located in desirable Holmes Foster on a stately fenced in corner lot. Magnificent woodwork throughout, two fireplaces, partially finished lower level, formal dining room and living room and light and bright living room with lovely slate floor. The second floor features 3 bedrooms, one full bath. Built in cabinetry in the hallway offers a cedar closet, seating bench with pop up top for storage and linen closet. There are 2 additional bedrooms with half bath on the third floor. The spacious open kitchen opens to the lovely family room with slate floor, sky lights and lovely views...

190 Plainfield Road - PA Furnace, PA

190 Plainfield Road - PA Furnace, PA

View the 3D Tour | With a front view of picturesque farmland & just a quick 9 min drive to the high school, 190 Plainfield Dr. is the perfect fusion of country living & easy access to town. This darling 4 bed/2 full bath, front to back, split level home boasts a fabulous living room w/ vaulted ceilings, great natural light, a fun finished walk out lower level w/ family room featuring a wet bar, wood burning fireplace, & a covered patio for enjoying sunny afternoons & A/C. Weekend brunch is a breeze in the sweet eat in kitchen w/ peninsula & beautiful hardwood floors. You can also dine al fresco on the lovely side deck w/ relaxing hot tub (included as-is). With Master bed + 2 additional beds up & a 4th bedroom in the lower level there is space for all of your loved ones &...

563 Brittany Drive - State College, PA

563 Brittany Drive - State College, PA

View the Virtual Tour   | Lots of space in this large and well maintained 2-story home on a great street in desirable Park Forest neighborhood! Over 3000 square feet finished this home boasts new paint and some updated carpet. The first floor has both a Living Room and Dining room that are open to each other with the dining room giving slider door access to the entertainment friendly back deck and professionally landscaped backyard. Great nice size eat- in kitchen that is open to the sunken Bright Family room which features a wall of windows, cathedral ceiling and wood burning fireplace. Upstairs includes a Master bedroom and full master bath, 3 other spacious bedrooms and another full bath. The finished lower level features...

2204 Autumnwood Drive - State College, PA

2204 Autumnwood Drive - State College, PA

Discover this delightfully designed 2-story in desirable Foxpointe/Hunters Chase. Pleasing curb appeal & a covered front porch summon a welcoming feel and enjoyable outdoor living area. Within, value hardwood floors, pretty windows showering rooms with natural light and flexible/open living space to make your own. Enjoy preparing meals in the tastefully updated eat-in kitchen with attractive white cabinets, quartz countertops & breakfast bar. The main level also offers a pleasant vaulted formal dining room addition, updated half bath, both office & den areas have French doors--perfect for those who need 2 home offices. Find a pleasant master suite, remodeled bath w/dual sinks, & beautiful custom tile shower--plus 3 additional nice-sized bedrooms, full bath & laundry area on the second level. Notable: home warranty, two-car garage,...

108 Lincoln Avenue - State College, PA

108 Lincoln Avenue - State College, PA

Warm 3 bedroom, 2 and a half bathroom town home located in the Independence Place community. Enjoy the convenience of a clubhouse with many amenities and closeness to shopping and other entertainment centers. Walking inside this home you will find hardwood floors that transition to tile in the kitchen and dining areas. You will also enjoy the convenience of an eat-in kitchen that opens to the living area and easily walks into the dining area attaching to the deck. Upstairs there is a spacious master bedroom and 2 other bedrooms and full bath with a space separate for laundry. In the basement you will find a finished space perfect for a rec room or extra space for entertaining. Call us for more details at 814-238-8080 or email realty@1kbb.com.

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ALL ABOUT PENN STATE: Undergraduate Degrees & More

If you’re considering a four-year baccalaureate degree from Penn State, you might have a hard time choosing which program to study. With 12 academic colleges and more than 275 majors to choose from at the University Park campus in State College, students have a wealth of options.

From the sciences to the liberal arts, there’s an academic college for every interest. Within each college, a multitude of majors are offered. Most programs are even part of the 2+2 Plan, which gives students the opportunity to study for two years at a branch campus before completing their final two years at University Park.

Great options like the 2+2 Plan exist to help students reach their maximum potential. But what happens when a student doesn’t know where to start their undergraduate career?

Enter the Division...