top omaha realtors: Omaha Home for Sale in Wood Creek - 05/26/17 07:12 AM

BUY THIS HOME & HAVE NO PAYMENTS FOR UP TO 6 MONTHS, CALL 402-676-6700.
 
Unbelievably well-maintained and charming home that you’ve been waiting for. Step inside and discover the open floor layout with refinished hardwood floor and new interior paint. You’ll love the gorgeous kitchen with lots of cabinets simply painted in white color for the clean look. The large living room has a gas fireplace perfect for entertaining visitors, a nice vaulted ceilings and an easy walk-out to the deck for a view of the neighborhood. All bedrooms and lower level have new carpet. Many new windows and new exterior paint. … (1 comments)

top omaha realtors: More Americans Chose to Own a Home Than Rent in Q1 - 05/25/17 06:12 AM
More Americans Chose to Own a Home Than Rent in Q1 According to the latest report from the US Census Bureau, more Americans chose purchasing a home over signing a lease to rent in the first quarter of 2017. This marks the first time since 2006 that the number of new homeowner households outpaced the number of new renter households.
Of the 1.22 million new households that were formed in the first quarter, 854,000 were new-owner households making the jump straight to homeownership rather than renting first.
That means that the homeownership rate amongst new households was 70%! This is huge … (1 comments)

top omaha realtors: 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling! - 05/23/17 06:27 AM
5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling! Whether you are buying or selling a home it can be quite an adventurous journey, which is why you need an experienced Omaha real estate professional to guide you on the path to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can For Sale by Owner or FSBO.
The 5 reasons you NEED an Omaha real estate professional in your corner haven’t changed, but have rather been strengthened by the projections of higher mortgage interest rates & home prices as … (1 comments)

top omaha realtors: NEW LISTING! Split Entry Home for Sale in Harrison Park - 05/19/17 09:22 AM

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This home is everything you have been hoping would hit the market. The fabulous huge eat-in kitchen will knock your socks off with its dark wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances and vaulted ceilings. The cozy living room has a gas fireplace perfect for relaxing. The main floor master bedroom has walk-in closet and spacious bathroom with dual sinks. Abundant natural light, spacious room sizes, immaculately manicured lawn, and a private backyard can all be yours. A great home within walking distance to schools and walking trails make this … (3 comments)

top omaha realtors: Selling Your Home? Is Your Listing ‘Pet-Friendly’? - 05/18/17 08:47 AM
Selling Your Home? Is Your Listing ‘Pet-Friendly’? One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. By pointing out the aspects of your home that make it ‘pet-friendly’ in your listing, you’ll attract these buyers rather than alienate the 61% of American households that have a pet!
If you are one of the many homeowners looking to list your Omaha home for sale, how do you stand out to the millions of pet parents searching for their dream homes?
Whether a dog person, a cat person, or someone who prefers the company … (0 comments)

top omaha realtors: Do You Know the Cost of NOT Owning Your Home? - 05/16/17 07:07 AM
Do You Know the Cost of NOT Owning Your Home? 
Owning an Omaha home has great financial benefits, yet many continue renting! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for as long as America has existed.
Zillow recently reported that:
“With Rents continuing to climb and interest rates staying low, many renters find themselves gazing over the homeownership fence and wondering if the grass really is greener. Leaving aside, for the moment, the difficulties of saving for a down payment, let’s focus on the monthly expenses … (2 comments)

top omaha realtors: Gallup: Real Estate is Best Long-Term Investment 4 Years Running - 05/11/17 07:14 AM
Gallup: Real Estate is Best Long-Term Investment 4 Years Running Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice between real estate, stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, or bonds.
For the fourth year in a row, Real Estate has come out on top as the best long-term investment! This year’s results showed that 34% of Americans chose real estate, followed by stocks at 26%. The full results are shown in the chart below.

The study makes it a point to draw attention to the contrast of the sentiment over the … (1 comments)

top omaha realtors: Is 2017 the Year to Move Up to Your Dream Home? If So, Do It Early! - 05/09/17 06:45 AM
Is 2017 the Year to Move Up to Your Dream Home? If So, Do It Early! If you are considering moving up to your dream Omaha home, it may be better to do it earlier in the year than later. The two components of your monthly mortgage payment (home prices and interest rates) are both projected to increase as the year moves forward, and interest rates may increase rather dramatically. Here are some predictions on where rates will be by the end of the year:
Freddie Mac “While full employment and rising inflation are signs of a strong economy, they also … (1 comments)

top omaha realtors: NEW LISTING! Omaha Home for Sale in Camden Grove - 05/05/17 12:49 PM

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You won’t believe the beauty of this two-story home in Camden Grove. Gorgeous wood floors will greet you in the living room with plenty of light coming in from the large windows. The kitchen has impressive granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Soothe yourself in your own large master suite with a private bath and walk-in closet. All bedrooms have walk-in closets and ceiling fans. All bathrooms have granite counters. Other features are an insulated garage and garage door, sprinkler and a great location with a fantastic private … (5 comments)

top omaha realtors: Financial Planning: 4 Reasons to Buy a House Today - 05/04/17 07:56 AM
Financial Planning: 4 Reasons to Buy a House Today Homeownership will always be a part of the American Dream. There are advantages to owning your own Omaha home (educational, health, social) that far transcend any economic impact. However, we want to look at several of the financial advantages of homeownership in today’s post.
1. Buying is Cheaper Than Renting The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The report reveals that:
“Interest rates have … (1 comments)

top omaha realtors: Get All the Facts about PMI - 05/02/17 06:07 AM
Get All the Facts about PMI When it comes to buying an Omaha home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to purchase a home with a down payment below 20%, you can never have too much information about Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI).
What is PMI? Freddie Mac defines PMI as:
“An insurance policy that protects the lender if you are unable to pay your mortgage. It's a monthly fee, rolled into your mortgage payment, that is required for all conforming, conventional … (0 comments)

top omaha realtors: How Fast Can You Save for a Down Payment? - 04/27/17 06:15 AM
How Fast Can You Save for a Down Payment Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and home prices all vary. So, we set out to find out how long it would take you to save for a down payment in each state.
Using data from the United States Census Bureau and Zillow, we determined how long it would take, nationwide, for a first-time buyer to save enough money for a down payment on their dream home. There is a long-standing ‘rule’ that a household … (1 comments)

top omaha realtors: Real Estate Mogul: Here’s Why You Should Buy - 04/26/17 06:11 AM
Real Estate Mogul: Here’s Why You Should Buy Real Estate mogul, Sean Conlon, host of The Deed: Chicago on CNBC, was recently asked the question, should you buy? Or should you rent a house?
Conlon responded:
“I am a true believer that you save every penny and you buy your first house… and that is still the fastest path to wealth in this country.”
Conlon went on to suggest that first-time buyers put down 10-20% “if they can make it work,” and to remain in their home at least 4-5 years to see a return on their investment.
Who is Sean … (0 comments)

top omaha realtors: NEW LISTING! Split Entry Home for Sale in Westwood Heights - 04/25/17 01:16 PM

BUY THIS HOME & HAVE NO PAYMENTS FOR UP TO 6 MONTHS, CALL 402-676-6700.
 
PRE-INSPECTED! Step inside and discover this beautiful home in Westwood Heights. The kitchen has newer appliances (including a Bosch dishwasher), flooring, and cabinet pulls. The large living room is very warm and inviting with its large windows and gorgeous wood flooring. Relax after a long day in your own lovely master suite with a remodeled master bathroom. Lower level is perfect for movie nights with its gas fireplace and newer carpet. The basement includes a bonus room that can be an office or toy room. Enjoy the wide … (6 comments)

top omaha realtors: Measuring Your Ability to Achieve the American Dream - 04/20/17 06:58 AM
Measuring Your Ability to Achieve the American Dream Forbes.com recently released the results of their new American Dream Index, in which they measure “the prosperity of the middle class, and…examine which states best support the American Dream.”
The monthly index measures several different economic factors, including goods-producing employment, personal and commercial bankruptcies, building permits, startup activity, unemployment insurance claims, labor force participation, and layoffs.
The national index score was rounded out to 100 in January and saw a modest jump to 100.5 in February.
Alaska represented the lowest score on the index at 80.7, due mostly to the recent collapse in … (0 comments)

top omaha realtors: Thinking of Selling? Now Is the Time to Act - 04/18/17 06:20 AM
Thinking of Selling? Now Is the Time to Act If you thought about selling your house this year, now may be the time to do it. The inventory of Omaha homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing. We were still in high school when we learned the concept of supply and demand: the best time to sell something is when supply of that item is low and demand for that item is high. That defines today’s Omaha real estate market.
Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist at realtor.com, revealed in a recent article that:
“The biggest challenge to buyers … (2 comments)

top omaha realtors: Home Mortgages: Rates Up, Requirements Easing - 04/13/17 06:29 AM
Home Mortgages: Rates Up, Requirements Easing The media has extensively covered the rise in mortgage interest rates since last fall (from 3.42% last September to the current 4.1% according to Freddie Mac). However, a less covered aspect of the mortgage market is that requirements to get a mortgage have eased while rates have risen.
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) quantifies the availability of mortgage credit each month with their Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI). According to the MBA, the MCAI is:
“A summary measure which indicates the availability of mortgage credit at a point in time.”
The higher the index, the … (1 comments)

top omaha realtors: NEW LISTING! Bellevue Home for Sale in High Meadows - 04/12/17 08:54 AM
 
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This well-maintained ranch is a perfect starter home and is waiting for you in High Meadows subdivision. You’ll love the simplicity of the home when you step inside. The bright, updated kitchen has beautiful new cabinets, counters, subway tile backsplash, oven, dishwasher and flooring. In the remodeled bathroom you’ll find a new tiled shower, vanity, lighting, floor. Both bedrooms have walk-in closets. Other updates include new roof, windows and doors. The oversized garage with a workshop and new garage door is perfect for someone who loves cars. Close … (6 comments)

top omaha realtors: The Importance of Using a Professional to Sell Your Home - 04/11/17 05:54 AM
The Importance of Using a Professional to Sell Your Home When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price for it with the least amount of hassles along the way. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is actually getting their homes sold.
In order to accomplish all three goals, a seller should realize the importance of using an Omaha real estate professional. We realize that technology has changed the purchaser’s behavior during the home buying process. According to the National Association of Realtors’ 2016 Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, … (0 comments)

top omaha realtors: NEW LISTING! Omaha Home for Sale in Lake James Park - 04/07/17 12:00 PM

BUY THIS HOME & HAVE NO PAYMENTS FOR UP TO 6 MONTHS, CALL 402-676-6700.
 
Incredible 1.5 story home with limestone exterior located in the heart of Lake James Park boasting a serene neighborhood.  The beautiful kitchen has a lovely glass backsplash and stainless steel appliances. Enjoy your meals in the dining room by the wood burning fireplace. Upstairs is an amazing space great for an office or study room. The bathroom is updated with new vinyl, lighting and refinished vanity. Other updates include new garage door ’16, new windows, flooring and paint ’16 and new roof ’15. Relax in your large backyard, … (1 comments)

 
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