top omaha realtors: Billionaire: Buy a Home… And if You Can, Buy a Second Home! - 05/03/16 08:08 AM
Billionaire: Buy a Home… And if You Can, Buy a Second Home!  
Three years ago, John Paulson gave a keynote address at the CNBC/Institutional Investor Conference. In his speech, he told those in attendance that he believes housing will continue its strong recovery for the next 4 to 7 years, saying that:
"The housing market has bottomed. It's not too late to get involved. I still think buying a home is the best investment any individual can make. Affordability is still at an all-time high."
When asked how the average person could take advantage of the current real estate market … (0 comments)

top omaha realtors: NEW LISTING! Omaha Home for Sale in Falling Waters - 05/03/16 07:30 AM

 BUY THIS HOME & WE WILL BUY YOUR HOME, CALL 402-943-9494.
 
You’ll be amazed with this magnificent former model home. The kitchen features granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and lovely dark wood cabinets.  Beside it is a French door leading to an office with a built-in desk.  The large living room has a gas fireplace and plenty of sunlight.  Relax after a long day in the master suite complete with walk-in closet, ceiling fan, large master bath, dual sink, amazing shower and whirlpool.  The lower level has a recreation room and large family room with a bath too. New washer and dryer … (2 comments)

top omaha realtors: Homes Continue to Sell Quickly Nationwide - 04/28/16 05:58 AM
Homes Continue to Sell Quickly Nationwide  
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Existing Home Sales Report, which revealed that homes were on the market for an average of 47 days in March. This is a decrease from the 59 days reported in February, as well as the 52 days reported back in March 2015.
42% of homes across the country were on the market for less than a month, which is the highest it’s been since July 2015 (43%)! Among the states with homes selling in 30 days or less are Washington, Oregon, and Minnesota. The … (1 comments)

top omaha realtors: Selling Your Home? Make Sure the Price Is Right! - 04/26/16 06:17 AM
Selling Your Home? Make Sure the Price Is Right! In today’s market, where demand is outpacing supply in many regions of the country, pricing a house is one of the biggest challenges real estate professionals face. Sellers often want to price their home higher than recommended, and many agents go along with the idea to keep their clients happy. However, the best agents realize that telling the homeowner the truth is more important than getting the seller to like them.
There is no “later.” Sellers sometimes think, “If the home doesn’t sell for this price, I can always lower it later.” … (2 comments)

top omaha realtors: NEW LISTING! Omaha Home for Sale in Gordon Del Replat - 04/22/16 02:53 PM

BUY THIS HOME & HAVE NO PAYMENTS FOR UP TO 6 MONTHS, CALL 402-676-6700.
 
Don’t miss out this move-in ready and lovely home perfect for a starter family. The kitchen is updated with subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, new counters and dark wood cabinets and a dinette area with new ceiling fan. There is new carpet, paint, lighting, fixtures and ceiling fans. Soak yourself in relaxation in the updated bathroom which has new ceramic tile, new shower, new vanity and lighting. This lovely home has new gutters, newer furnace and AC. HMS Warranty.
 
To see this home and access EVERY HOME FOR … (1 comments)

top omaha realtors: Home Prices Are Up…but there is a Challenge - 04/21/16 09:07 AM
Home Prices Are Up…but there is a Challenge
 
 
Home values continue to climb and are projected to increase by about 5% over the next twelve months. That is great news for anyone who owns a home. However, it could present a challenge for a family trying to sell their house.
If prices are surging, it is difficult for appraisers to find adequate, comparable sales (similar houses in the neighborhood that closed recently) to defend the sales price when performing the appraisal for the bank.
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released information revealing just how prominent the challenge is … (1 comments)

top omaha realtors: Buying a Home is 36% Less Expensive Than Renting Nationwide! - 04/19/16 06:15 AM
Buying a Home is 36% Less Expensive Than Renting Nationwide!
In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained 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 updated numbers actually show that the range is an average of 5% less expensive in Orange County (CA) all the way up to 46% in Houston (TX), and 36% Nationwide!
Other interesting findings in the report include:Interest rates have remained low and even though home prices have appreciated around the country, they haven’t greatly outpaced rental appreciation.Some markets may tip in favor … (1 comments)

top omaha realtors: Vacation Home Sales: Sales Down, Prices Up - 04/14/16 06:28 AM
Vacation Home Sales: Sales Down, Prices Up
 
The National Association of Realtors recently released their 2016 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey. The survey revealed many characteristics of both vacation home purchasers and investors. Today, we want to concentrate on the vacation real estate market.
The survey found that vacation-home sales last year declined to an estimated 920,000, down 18.5% from their most recent peak level of 1.13 million in 2014. However, this is still the second highest number of vacation sales since 2006.
Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist explained:
"The expanding pool of buyers amidst a dwindling number of bargain-priced properties led to tighter … (0 comments)

top omaha realtors: Over Half of Americans Planning on Buying in the Next 5 Years - 04/12/16 07:48 AM
Over Half of Americans Planning on Buying in the Next 5 Years 
 
According to the BMO Harris Bank Home Buying Report, 52% of Americans say they are likely to buy a home in the next five years. Americans surveyed for the report said that they would be willing to pay an average of $296,000 for a home and would average a 21% down payment. The report also included other interesting revelations.
Those Looking to Buy 74% of those looking to buy a new home will consult with a real estate agent 59% said they will visit online real estate websites 37% will seek … (1 comments)

top omaha realtors: NEW LISTING! Omaha Home for Sale in Benson Gardens - 04/11/16 02:43 PM

 
BUY THIS HOME & HAVE NO PAYMENTS FOR UP TO 6 MONTHS, CALL 402-676-6700.
 
You’ll love this magnificent and move-in ready home in the quiet and caring neighborhood of Benson Gardens. The kitchen features counter tops that are made from recycled glass and look like granite, glass tile backsplash, new cabinets with soft-close drawers and pull-out shelves, and new appliances including a convection oven. Living room features crown molding and large Pella windows to bring in more light. The bathroom has new tile shower and heated floor, updated vanity and lighting. Other features include 24 x 12 storage shed with concrete floor, … (3 comments)

top omaha realtors: Omaha Home for Sale in Northwest Hills - 04/07/16 05:36 PM

BUY THIS HOME & HAVE NO PAYMENTS FOR UP TO 6 MONTHS, CALL 402-676-6700.
 
Beautiful ranch home in Northwest Hills. This home has three bedrooms and is the perfect starter home. The kitchen has stunning new ceramic flooring, refinished cabinets and counters and new appliances. You’ll also love the family room with gas fireplace, vaulted ceiling and ceiling fan. Located in the basement is a bar perfect for unwinding after a long day of work.   This house is updated with new paint, new flooring, ceiling fans, light and fixtures and new carpet. Don’t miss this home in a friendly and quiet neighborhood … (6 comments)

top omaha realtors: Building Wealth: First Rung on the Ladder is Housing - 04/07/16 06:03 AM
Building Wealth: First Rung on the Ladder is Housing
 
How Housing Matters is a joint project of the Urban Land Institute and the MacArthur Foundation. It is “an online resource for the most rigorous research and practical information on how a quality, stable, affordable home in a vibrant community contributes to individual and community success”.
A recent story they published, The First Rung on the Ladder to Economic Opportunity Is Housing, discussed the importance of having affordable housing available to as many families as possible because:
“The ladder to economic success can stretch only so high without the asset-building power of homeownership.
Home … (0 comments)

top omaha realtors: Don’t Wait! Move Up To Your Dream Home Now! - 04/05/16 06:45 AM
Don’t Wait! Move Up To Your Dream Home Now!
 
Now that the housing market has stabilized, more and more homeowners are considering moving up to the home they have always dreamed of. Prices are still below those of a few years ago and interest rates have stayed near historic lows.
Sellers should realize that waiting to make the move when mortgage rates are projected to increase probably doesn’t make sense. As rates increase, the price of the house you can afford will decrease if you plan to stay within a certain budget for your monthly housing costs. 
Here is a chart detailing this point:
According … (0 comments)

top omaha realtors: Past, Present & Future Home Values - 03/31/16 06:25 AM
Past, Present & Future Home Values
 
In CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, they revealed home appreciation in three categories: percentage appreciation over the last year, over the last month, and projected appreciation over the next twelve months.
Here are state maps for each category: The Past – home appreciation over the last 12 months
The Present – home appreciation over the last month
The Future – home appreciation projected over the next 12 months
Bottom LineHomes across the country are appreciating at different rates. As we have mentioned before, the rate of home price appreciation across the country is due to a strong housing market reacting to supply and demand, and … (1 comments)

top omaha realtors: The Top 5 Reasons You Should Not For Sale By Owner - 03/29/16 06:36 AM
The Top 5 Reasons You Should Not For Sale By Owner
 
In today's market, with homes selling quickly and prices rising, some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers.
Here are five of those reasons:
1. There Are Too Many People to Negotiate With
Here is a list of some of the people with whom you must be prepared to negotiate if you decide to For Sale By Owner:
The buyer who wants the best deal … (1 comments)

top omaha realtors: NEW LISTING! Omaha Home for Sale in Edgewood - 03/28/16 01:51 PM

BUY THIS HOME & HAVE NO PAYMENTS FOR UP TO 6 MONTHS, CALL 402-676-6700.
 
This home has it all – Location, Updates and Character! The formal dining room features large windows to bring in the sunlight, plus there is an eat-in kitchen. Gas fireplace with a blower. Stunning wood floors. Relax after a long day in the large master suite with a huge walk-in closet. The basement has a wetbar with mini-frig, workshop with an exhaust fan and utility sink. Convenient laundry room with counters and cabinets, washer and dryer stay (both new in ’15). The house has a screened-in patio, extra … (4 comments)

top omaha realtors: NEW LISTING! Omaha Home for Sale in Arbor Gate - 03/24/16 12:23 PM

BUY THIS HOME & HAVE NO PAYMENTS FOR UP TO 6 MONTHS, CALL 402-676-6700.
 
Be captivated with this charming home in the beautiful and quiet neighborhood of Arbor Gate. The kitchen has new laminate wood flooring and stainless steel appliances. Beside it is a dining room and living room which has new carpet. Relax in the master suite with stunning crown molding and a master bath. Below is a comfy family room for movie marathons, with a gas fireplace and space for an office. There is a whole house fan and lots of extra storage space under the entry way. This house … (4 comments)

top omaha realtors: 91.5% of Homes in the US have Positive Equity - 03/24/16 06:30 AM
91.5% of Homes in the US have Positive Equity
 
CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that one million borrowers regained equity in their homes in 2015. The outlook for 2016 remains positive as well, as an additional 850,000 properties would regain equity if home prices rose another 5% this year. 
The study also revealed: 95% of homes valued over $200,000 now have a positive equity position 87% of homes valued under $200,000 have entered a positive position The 11.5% growth in home equity in Q4 marked the 13th consecutive quarter of double digit gains Below is a map showing the percentage of homes with … (2 comments)

top omaha realtors: NEW LISTING! Omaha Home for Sale in Springbrook - 03/23/16 09:21 AM

BUY THIS HOME & HAVE NO PAYMENTS FOR UP TO 6 MONTHS, CALL 402-676-6700.
 
NEW LISTING! You’ll love this charming house in the beautiful neighborhood of Springbrook. The kitchen has stunning dark wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, custom backsplash and a breakfast bar. Beside it is an eat-in area, a walk-out door to the deck with a great view of the neighborhood. The nice layout gives you easy access to the living room as well. Relax after a long day in the master suite complete with a master bath with dual sinks and walk-in closet. Down below is nice family room with … (2 comments)

top omaha realtors: The Importance of Using an Agent To Sell Your House - 03/22/16 06:41 AM
The Importance of Using an Agent To Sell Your House 
When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price with the least amount of hassles. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is to actually get the home sold.
In order to accomplish all three goals, a seller should realize the importance of using a real estate professional. We realize that technology has changed the purchaser’s behavior during the home buying process. For the past three years, 92% of all buyers have used the internet in their home search according to the National Association … (1 comments)

 
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