We Want Your Home!
Are you selling a home in the State College Borough? We may be interested! If you enjoy living in State College and want to ensure that your home remains a place working families can call home for years to come, give us a call. We purchase one or two modest homes per year, many of which are sold to us by folks like you, who love living in State College, and want to guarantee the same opportunity for future generations. Send us an email, or call our office today to see if your home might be a good match for our program.
Doing some estate planning? We can accept property donations as well, and look forward to learning more about your home during a phone call today.
You can get an idea of the types of homes we purchase by looking at our Homes For Sale page. You can learn more about what motivates folks like you to sell to a land trust by reading the seller testimonials below:
Terry & Susan, Spring 2018
"When Terry's mother passed away we were tasked with the responsibility of closing her estate...After meeting with several of the SCCLT members we decided that we wanted to sell to them. We had other interested parties because of the prime location of her property, but were most interested in her home being purchased by the SCCLT in that it would always be a home for a family that otherwise may not be able to afford one.
Everyone we came in contact with helped us through the process and offered us help for what is not a fun ordeal, dealing with the death of a loved one. It was very comforting having so many good people behind us helping with the tasks at hand."
John & Beth, Summer 2018
"We chose to sell our home to the State College Land Trust because we knew they would take as good of care of the home as we did for 23 years. We were looking to sell to a family who would appreciate the neighborhood and neighbors. We love our neighbors and wanted them to have the best neighbors possible when we moved. We learned about the SCCLT many years ago and followed what they did with the homes they purchased. We were pleased and thought of no one else when it came time to sell our home."
Chris & Leigh Ann, Winter 2018
"State College is a great place to raise a family, but the cost of living can make it challenging for a family of five to find affordable housing. Consequently, without first-time homebuyer programs like those offered here in the Borough, we would have had no choice than to live further away from the city and commute to work. Ultimately this would have taken precious daily time away from family and would have increased our vehicle expenses. Besides, being able to live in town has placed us within walking distance of the grocery store, the library, downtown, and the campus. This has afforded us the time and convenience to be more involved in our Happy Valley Community. We are so grateful for programs like the Land Trust that now that we are leaving, it is our pleasure to sell them our home so that it can be a blessing for the next family."
Elaine, Winter 2018
"As soon as I found out about the Land Trust I decided I would contact them when it was time to sell my property. I had bought the house through the first time home-buyers’ program, and I wanted it to continue to provide an affordable home for someone in a similar situation. Also, I’d put a lot of work into my property during the 30+ years I lived there, and I wanted my work to be appreciated (rather than DE-preciated!) by live-in owners (rather than by a landlord/tenant situation). Not to disparage landlords and tenants, but the Land Trust option fit my expectations for my property to a T, so that’s the direction I went.
Bonus: to sell to the Land Trust I didn’t have to advertise, get an agent, make more improvements, or endure “showings” or open houses (except for two Land Trust visits that didn’t require any preparation on my part). The Land Trust simply looked at the house, liked it, and then bought it. It was too easy!
I hope whoever buys my house comes to love living there as much as I did."