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KBB REALTORS: Lara Kingshipp Carter

KBB Realtors: Lara Kingshipp Carter

a group of people posing for the camera

Lara Kingshipp Carter(center) is a REALTOR and Partner, alongside Lara is Sarah Pensyl Jones (left)- Buyer's Agent; and Becca Ziegler(right) - Client and Detail Coordinator, unlicensed

About Lara and her Team:

Why Real Estate?

Lara: After years blessed as a stay-at-home mom, I began exploring the next chapter of my career.  Several impactful people in my life suggested that I should consider real estate.  It was appealing to me – I love people, I like details and...

159 Fernridge Road - Port Matilda

159 Fernridge Road, Port Matilda, PA

OPEN HOUSE: Sun 9/27 1:00-3:00.

Lovely move-in ready home on 1.47 acres! This home makes a lovely first impression with its gracious vaulted foyer. The stunning kitchen has new SS appliances and high ceilings which adds to the grandeur of this home. First floor master en-suite bath has been completely renovated & features two walk-in closets. Large family room, formal dining, powder room, laundry/mudroom and private office complete the main level. Refinished HW floors & new paint throughout the main level.

The 2nd floor boasts a 2nd oversized FR w/ large windows creating a light-filled space. The additional 3 large bedrooms each offer private baths & walk in closets. One of the bedrooms offers a bonus room, allowing for a great hobby room, office or additional storage. Oversized 3 car garage, newly expanded &...

Exploring our Outdoors | Millbrook Marsh Nature Center

This 62-Acre Nature Preserve  is home to a variety of mammals, fish, amphibians, reptiles, hundreds of bird species, and a diverse plant population.

Located in State College, PA at 548 Puddintown Road you will escape into the wonders of Nature that take place at this setting. There is a beautiful pollinator garden with a variety of flowers and plants. Also enjoy the mutiple different wildlife there is to see including fish, mammals & a large variety of Bird Species. 

The grounds are open daily- Dusk to Dawn. This Nature center is rated one of the top things to do in State College! There is a large parking area so it is easy for you to obatin access into the nature center.

There is a barn that can be rented out for activites along with being able to rent out the entire Nature Center grounds for a wedding or event! The staff is friendly to work with and...

Centre County MLS Report - September 21, 2020

5 Centre County School Districts'* Active Residential Listings as of September 21, 2020: 245

Average List Price of Active Listings: ­$367,724

Average Days on Market of Active Listings:­ 110

Residential Sales Activity September 13, 2020 - September 19, 2020

New Listings: 35
Bellefonte: 11
Other SD: 5
Average List Price: $334,705

Pended Listings: 41
Bellefonte SD: 8
Other SD: 6
Average List Price: $418,266
Average Days on Market: 59

Closed Listings: 38
Bellefonte SD: 8
Other SD: 7
Average List Price: $294,266
Average Days on Market: 51


Open Houses in State College, Bellefonte, Port Matilda & More!

Open Houses in State College, Bellefonte, Port Matilda & More!

You want to preview homes ... feel the flow of the floor plan; gaze off the porch at spectacular views; find the storage you need; image yourself living in the home. Our sellers invite you to do this and more at their open houses. Come in ... you are welcome to ask questions and walk through to see if their home could be your new home! Find them all here ... call KBB at 814-238-8080 to see ANY home that's for sale or email

Open houses are this Sunday, September 20th

119 Ashwood Place - Port Matilda

119 Ashwood Place, Port Matilda, PA

Well maintained, this lovely 2-Story in Graysdale features a great floor plan, lots of windows, oversized rooms and efficient gas heating.

Fabulous cul-de-sac location! Covered porch leads into a spacious Foyer. Beautiful hardwood flooring and trim throughout the main living spaces, tiled bathrooms, and new carpeting in the bedrooms and office.

Enjoy cooking in the Kitchen w/tons of cabinetry, new SS appliances, counter bar seating, and a bright Breakfast area w/bench seating. Adjoining is the Dining Room and cozy Family Room w/Fireplace. French doors lead into the Office/Den. Upstairs you will love the Owners Suite w/Fireplace, Full Bath w/Tiled Shower, Soaking Tub, Vanity w/double sinks and WIC; 3 Bedrooms; Full Bathroom and Laundry Area.

Lower level has a Rec Room, Office/Den, Full Bath...

ALL ABOUT PENN STATE- Penn State Football is back!

The Big 10 announced this week that they are going to resume the 2020 football season. That means Penn State Football is back!

They announced that the season is set to begin Oct. 23-24. The release included significant detail about daily testing for COVID-19 and the establishment of a cardiac registry to determine the virus' effects on athletes.

If a player is diagnosed with COVID-19, he must wait 21 days before returning to play. Daily testing will begin by Sept. 30, the conference said.

Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour stated "The opportunity to safely return to athletic competition is a positive for not only...

3569 Circleville Road - Port Matilda

3569 Circleville Road, Port Matilda, PA

Privacy abounds in this storybook, secluded setting with over 4 acres to enjoy. Drive up the winding tree lined driveway to this home, rich in charm and character.

Entertain in the lovely family room addition off the kitchen with dramatic cathedral ceiling, gas fireplace, custom bookshelves & entrance to second deck. Sweet dining room w/crown molding & sliding glass doors opens to another large deck w/beautiful views of your tree lined back yard. The spacious living room boasts a warm, brick, wood burning fireplace to cozy up to on cool days.

Get a full day's work done in the first floor office w/wall of book shelves to keep things organized or in the lower level where you'll find additional finished space for peace and quiet. Owner's suite has a sun filled sitting area for some morning solitude &...

Centre County MLS Report - September 14, 2020

5 Centre County School Districts'* Active Residential Listings as of September 14, 2020: 253

Average List Price of Active Listings: ­$376,074

Average Days on Market of Active Listings:­ 107

Residential Sales Activity September 6, 2020 - September 12, 2020

New Listings: 44
Bellefonte: 11
Other SD: 8
Average List Price: $350,725

Pended Listings: 34
Bellefonte SD: 9
Other SD: 6
Average List Price: $303,212
Average Days on Market: 38

Closed Listings: 26
Bellefonte SD: 8
Other SD: 5
Average List Price: $293,215
Average Days on Market: 38


Weekend Getaways : Black Moshannon State Park

Black Moshannon State Park- Just a 27 minute drive from State College, PA is a 3,480 Acre Pennsylvania State Park in Centre County. Black moshannon forest and wetlands provide recreational opportunities for all visitors!

Wondering how Black Moshannon got it's name? The "black" in the park name describes the tea-colored waters. The 250-acre Black Moshannon Lake is fed by clear springs and small streams which flow through the bogs that stretch in most directions from its shores. As the clear water flows through the moss and other wetland plants, it becomes colored by plant tannins.

If you have an RV this is the...