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Buying your First Omaha Home Part 8 - 06/08/11 06:35 PM
Very seldom will an initial contract be accepted by the sellers. There is almost always something that they like and don't like about your offer. The purpose of negotiation is to establish a contract that is acceptable to both parties. If it isn't, there will most certainly be problems later. The following is a list of things to keep in mind while we horse-trade back and forth with the sellers: Never accept ANY proposal immediately, no matter how good it may sound! Never negotiate with yourself. You'll furnish the other side with ammunition they might never have gotten by themselves. Don't (0 comments)
Buying Your First Home in Omaha Part 6 - 06/07/11 10:15 AM
So we've narrowed it down... There are several areas that still need to be considered. Schools, crime, shopping, proximity to jobs and any other amenity that you consider to be important for your lifestyle and goals. Let's say that those criteria have been established and this house meets not only those basics but also your family's needs. We will complete an informal estimate of market value based on published data both in county records and the MLS data. We then verify the data with either the principles involved or their agents wherever possible. We put this data in a format that (0 comments)
Buying Your First Home in Omaha Part 5 - 06/07/11 10:13 AM
The Tour is a formalized version of the search. The area has been narrowed and the selection has been updated. We are armed with specific information concerning the houses that are felt to best meet the needs of you and your family. Specific appointments are instituted for the selected houses. A new book is created with just these houses in it. In addition to the active listings in the book, there will be a printout of neighborhood activity included in the book. This information generally covers withdrawn and expired activity; current pending sales; settled information. This level of information allows you (0 comments)
Buying Your First Home in Omaha Part 4 - 06/07/11 10:11 AM
So your loan is underwritten and approved subject only to an appraisal of your new home, your house if any in escrow, and your cash in hand, the hunt begins in earnest... If new construction fits your profile, even before your loan is approved, we will take some time to register you at all the new home sites that fall into your categories. That way, when the urge bites to go "Look At Houses" you can go day dream in the model homes. We register you with the builders even though your agreement with us covers how we are paid because (0 comments)
Buying Your First Home in Omaha Part 3 - 06/07/11 10:08 AM
Early loan approval is one of the key elements to developing a strong negotiating position. Time is money to both you and the sellers, especially if the sellers have moved out already or need to move very quickly. Every day that the house remains vacant, the mortgage company continues to collect interest which can add up to a substantial amount of money for the sellers, on top of the costs of the new home they may be in now. We can use this to our advantage, perhaps offering a lower price in return for a quick sale and closing or seeking (0 comments)
Buying Your First Home in Omaha a 12 Part Series - 06/07/11 10:03 AM
Although the home buying process varies with each of our clients according to their specific needs, most transactions follow the general path that is laid-out here. We'll try to show you what the Sales Broker and their Agents are doing at the same time and how they affect the process. The stress level of buying or selling a home is equivalent to the stress level of a death of a spouse or a divorce. This was determined in a study conducted by HUD where it was established that buying and selling houses was way up there on stressful events in families' (0 comments)
Ten Items to be Aware of When Buying a Track Home - 06/07/11 09:59 AM
When buying a brand new builder house, potential buyers often think they can dispense with the need for a house inspector. If it's new, it must be in good shape, right? Not always true. New homes can be just as problematic as old ones. In fact, because they haven't been tested by years of use and abuse, they can be filled with problems, especially if the builder used any shoddy practices. Hiring a qualified house inspector before you buy is a major hedge against very expensive surprises. Then again, a house inspector can be very costly-from several hundred to a thousand (2 comments)
How to Get Your Home Sold on a Busy Street - 06/07/11 03:31 AM
Selling a house on a busy street requires a determined effort from the home seller and the Realtor to emphasize the many positive aspects of the home. Well-maintained handsom yard with loads of curb appeal to draw in the buyers? Check. Large over-sized lot with possible zoning options for a professional home office? Double Check. According to many professional Realtors with successful experience marketing and selling homes on high traffic streets, these are just a few ways to attract interested home buyers to those busy streets with the double yellow lines down the middle, and reach your goal of a successful (3 comments)
Prep the Most Important Room in Your Home for Sale the Kitchen! - 06/07/11 02:28 AM
The kitchen is a good place to start removing clutter, because it is an easy place to start. First, get everything off the counters. Everything. Even the toaster. Put the toaster in a cabinet and take it out when you use it. Find a place where you can store everything in cabinets and drawers. Of course, you may notice that you do not have cabinet space to put everything. Clean them out. The dishes, pots and pans that rarely get used? Put them in a box and put that box in storage. You see, homebuyers will open all your cabinets and (0 comments)
The Typical Shortsale Process - 06/07/11 02:23 AM
Buying a short sale could work out for you, but getting involved in the process is a mixed bag. A short sale usually occurs when a person owes more on a house than what it's worth. Many people paid an inflated price for a home during the housing bubble. When home prices crashed in 2008, those people found that they actually owed more money on the home that what they could sell it for. Rather than continue to pay the inflated price for the home, many of these homeowners try to get the lender to agree to accept a mortgage payoff (0 comments)
Ten Common Mistakes of a Real Estate Seller - 06/07/11 02:20 AM
Selling a home should be like any other business transaction, but all too often sellers make emotional or impulsive decisions that cost them money and time. Choosing the right Realtor to market a property and negotiate the sale is the most important step in the process. "My friend (or family member) sells real estate." Friendship alone isn't enough to establish a professional's credentials. Use tough standards when selecting an agent, just as you would when hiring an attorney, a doctor, or an accountant to handle your taxes. A true friend will understand and appreciate that this is a business decision and (2 comments)
A Checklist for Omaha Home Buyers - 06/07/11 01:34 AM
1. Figure out how much you can affordWhat you can afford depends on your income, credit rating, current monthly expenses, downpayment and the interest rate.
Mobile phone application that will utilize your gps. - 06/07/11 01:29 AM
I think this is going to be my best investment in technology to date. www.alexheyen.com Check it out. The Alex Heyen mobile app will revolutionize Real Estate in the Omaha Market. This app is 100 percent free and I invite any and all to utilize this appication. It also will show you recently sold homes in the neighborhoods that you are looking in for a mini on the fly CMA. Omaha Real Estate (0 comments)
The Alex Advantage Omaha Real Estate - 06/07/11 12:32 AM
When Looking for a Real Estate Agent in Omaha Nebraska don't settle for anything less than the Alex Advantage! No Joint Ventures or Affiliated Business Agreements I will never pressure you to use someone because I get a kickback from you using them. With no personal interest you can guarantee that I will keep your best interest in mind, not mine. No Admin or Broker Junk Fees Many Real Estate Brokerages will charge you additional fees to work with them above the commission they earn. Often times they do not disclose this until you are closing on a deal. This costs you (0 comments)
Great Little VA Home in Bellevue, NE for 114,900 - 06/06/11 03:05 PM
https://va.equator.com/index.cfm?event=findHome.propertyDetail&Property_ID=1073567 I just toured this home the other day and its not what you would expect when you hear forclosure. A great little home for a first time homebuyer in Bellevue, Nebraska. Omaha Real Estate (0 comments)
What's with the Games of Car Dealerships? - 06/03/11 11:57 AM
So the past week my wife and I have been looking for a new vehicle. We found one we liked and I asked the price. It refused to tell me the price and said what do you want your monthly payments to be. I'm like thats irrelevant, I just want to know what the price of the car is? I'm a big boy I can determine weather or not it fits my budget. Salesmen's reply well if you fill out a form I can save you 1750 on the car. Still no price. So I go in and play his game. (3 comments)
Welcome to our Omaha Nebraska real estate supersite. Here you will be able to search all homes for sale in the Omaha NE real estate MLS. This includes all Omaha NE properties for sale such as condominiums, houses and homes and also includes foreclosures, short-sales and HUD Homes. If you are ready to buy or sell a house, we can help you out as a Omaha NE real estate agent. If you see a house you want more information on or would like to schedule a showing, be sure to call Alex Heyen, a great Omaha NE Realtor, at 402-283-3883. If you would like to buy a new Omaha Nebraska home, we can get you in contact with Omaha home builders to see all of yor Omaha Nebraska home construction options. Our Free MLS Search includes all Multi-Family, Residential, Land and Commercial Listings for sale in Omaha .
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