top omaha realtors: Do You Know How Much Equity You Have In Your Home? - 02/10/16 06:14 AM
Do You Know How Much Equity You Have In Your Home? You May Be Surprised!
 
CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 256,000 properties regained equity in the third quarter of 2015. This is great news for the country, as 92% of all mortgaged properties are now in a positive equity situation.
Price Appreciation = Good News For Homeowners Frank Nothaft, CoreLogic’s Chief Economist, explains:
“Home price growth continued to lift borrower equity positions and increase the number of borrowers with sufficient equity to participate in the mortgage market. In the last three years, borrowers with at least 20 percent equity have increased by 11 … (0 comments)

top omaha realtors: NEW LISTING! Omaha Home for Sale in Ashford Hollow - 02/09/16 01:12 PM

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Beautiful ranch home with every upgrade imaginable in the quiet Ashford Hollow community. Kitchen has granite counters, lots of storage and a pantry. The open floor plan and vaulted living room ceiling create a spaciousness you will love. The master bedroom features a tray ceiling, ceiling fan, a big window radiating light; bathroom has dual sinks with a stunning tile shower. Main floor laundry room. The house has a fenced-in extra-large backyard, covered patio, an extended garage. Very close to Offutt AFB and the walking trail. 2x6 construction means lower utilities. … (4 comments)

top omaha realtors: NEW LISTING! Omaha Home for Sale in Bennington Heights - 02/09/16 06:54 AM

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Incredible ranch house located in the heart of Bennington Heights. Beautiful kitchen with new vinyl floors, new counter and cabinets, new backsplash, new stainless steel appliances and spacious dinette area. Open layout flows nicely into the living room. Relax in the deluxe master retreat with walk-in closet and new master bath which includes a stunning tile shower. Finished basement is perfect for entertaining with large family room and gas fireplace, huge space perfect for office and another bonus room. The house has new carpet, paint, and fixtures throughout. … (3 comments)

top omaha realtors: NEW LISTING! Omaha Home for Sale in Waterford - 02/05/16 11:49 AM

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Magnificent professionally decorated ranch in Waterford with a traditional look and feel. Kitchen has granite counters and lots of storage. The dining room highlights the chandelier and a large window that illuminates light from outside. The elegant living room and family rooms both have gas fireplaces to cozy up to. Downstairs is a complete second kitchen with a granite peninsula island, eating area, fireplace, office, bedroom and a bathroom with a stunning walk-in shower. The lovely and warm master bedroom has a walk-in closet and master bathroom with his and her … (3 comments)

top omaha realtors: No Matter Which Groundhog You Listen To, You Should Sell Before Spring! - 02/04/16 08:49 AM
No Matter Which Groundhog You Listen To, You Should Sell Before Spring!
Is spring closer than we think? Depending on which Groundhog you witnessed today, you may have less time than you think to get your home on the market before the busy spring season.
Many sellers feel that the spring is the best time to place their home on the market as buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year. However, the next six weeks before spring hits also have their own advantages.
Here are five reasons to sell now. 
1. Demand is StrongFoot traffic refers to the number of people out actually … (1 comments)

top omaha realtors: NEW LISTING! Omaha Home for Sale in The Colonies @ Cedar Crest - 02/03/16 08:48 AM

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Fall in love with this amazing historical gem with modern updates. The look and feel of Dundee in the heart of Ralston situated on private, peaceful land in the Colonies at Cedar Crest. Beautifully updated kitchen with plenty of high end finishes including custom maple cabinets with soft close drawers, granite counters and sink, stainless steel appliances and dining area with built-in French doors. The open floor plan flows nicely into the dining and living room with solid hardwood flooring and gas fireplace. The family room is big enough for everyone … (2 comments)

top omaha realtors: Harvard: Why Owning A Home Makes Sense Financially - 02/02/16 08:09 AM
Harvard: Why Owning A Home Makes Sense Financially
We have reported many times that the American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. The personal reasons to own differ for each buyer, with many basic similarities.
Eric Belsky, the Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University expanded on the top 5 financial benefits of Omaha homeownership in his paper -The Dream Lives On: the Future of Homeownership in America.
Here are the five reasons, each followed by an excerpt from the study: 
1.) Housing is typically the one leveraged investment available.“Few households are interested in borrowing money to buy stocks and bonds and few lenders are … (0 comments)

top omaha realtors: NEW LISTING! Omaha Home for Sale in Karen Addition - 02/01/16 11:00 AM

Beautiful ranch home in midtown. This home has three bedrooms and is the perfect starter home. The cute living room and the master bedroom have newly installed carpet. The bathroom is updated. The fully fenced backyard is great for kids to enjoy and for barbeques and get togethers. Don’t miss this home in a friendly and quiet neighborhood which is close to schools and shopping. Updates also include new furnace and AC ’13. Maintenance free vinyl siding. HMS Warranty.
 
To see this home and access EVERY HOME FOR SALE & many that AREN'T EVEN ON THE MARKET YET, visit OmahaHomeInfo.com or CALL … (4 comments)

top omaha realtors: Thinking of Selling? Why Now May Be The Time - 01/28/16 07:11 AM
Thinking of Selling? Why Now May Be The Time
It is common knowledge that a large number of homes sell during the spring-buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off on putting their home on the market until then. The question is whether or not that will be a good strategy this year.
The other listings that do come out in the spring will represent increased competition to any seller. Do a greater number of homes actually come to the market in the spring, as compared to the rest of the year? The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently revealed which months most people … (1 comments)

top omaha realtors: What Do You Actually Need to Get a Mortgage? - 01/26/16 12:22 PM
What Do You Actually Need to Get a Mortgage?
Fannie Mae recently released their “What do consumers know about the Mortgage Qualification Criteria?” Study. The study revealed that Americans are misinformed about what is required to qualify for a mortgage when purchasing a home. Here are three takeaways:
59% of Americans either don’t know (54%) or are misinformed (5%) about what FICO score is necessary 86% of Americans either don’t know (59%) or are misinformed (25%) about what an appropriate Back End Debt-to-Income (DTI) ratios is 76% of Americans either don’t know (40%) or are misinformed (36%) about the minimum down payment … (0 comments)

top omaha realtors: NEW LISTING! Omaha Home for Sale in Mission Park - 01/25/16 01:13 PM

 
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You will fall in love with this 2 story house in Mission Park. The large kitchen has new granite counter tops and island, refinished cabinets with many storage spaces and stainless steel appliances. Beside the kitchen is a lovely dining room with huge windows providing light from outside. The large living room is perfect for visitors and friends to come over. This house has a magnificent 2 story ceiling in the family room, with lots of windows and a gas fireplace. The large master bedroom has tiered ceiling with crown molding … (3 comments)

top omaha realtors: Are You Wondering What It Takes To Buy Your First Home? - 01/21/16 05:26 PM
 
There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they are married and have a family. Others may think they are too young. And still others might think their current income would never enable them to qualify for a mortgage.
We want to share what the typical first time homebuyer actually looks like based on the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers. Here are some interesting revelations on the first time … (0 comments)

top omaha realtors: NEW LISTING! Omaha Home for Sale in Farber's Addition - 01/20/16 03:00 PM

BUY THIS HOME & HAVE NO PAYMENTS FOR UP TO 6 MONTHS, CALL 402-676-6700.
 
This magnificent raised ranch is perfectly move-in ready. Some other updates include new exterior paint, new carpets, new garage door and opener, new exterior front steps, furnace ‘11 and windows ’11 with 25 years warranty. The kitchen has new countertops, sink, backsplash, garbage disposal and gas range. Updates on kitchen include painted hardwood cabinets and new hardware. Full bath with new vanity and new light fixture. The basement is finished with a large family room and large storage room. This house also features a large, fenced-in backyard, with … (8 comments)

top omaha realtors: Thinking of Buying? Selling? 5 Reasons You Need To Hire A Professional - 01/19/16 08:16 AM
Thinking of Buying? Selling? 5 Reasons You Need To Hire A Professional 
 
Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey. You need an experienced Omaha Real Estate Professional to lead you 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 a Omaha Real Estate Professional in your corner haven’t changed, but have rather been strengthened due to the projections of higher mortgage interest rates & home prices as the market continues to recover.
1. What do … (0 comments)

top omaha realtors: NEW LISTING! La Vista Home for Sale in Parkview Heights - 01/18/16 01:19 PM

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NEW LISTING! Beautiful split entry home in Parkview Heights. Kitchen has laminated flooring and newly refinished cabinets perfectly lighted from outside. It has three spacious main floor bedrooms and a large living room. The family room is situated in the basement and a perfect location for watching TV with the whole family. This great house is newly painted and new carpets installed making the home move-in ready and saving you thousands of dollars. It has a large backyard with full fence and a play area for children. Friendly, … (2 comments)

top omaha realtors: The Most Appealing Aspects of Homeownership - 01/14/16 08:07 AM
The Most Appealing Aspects of Homeownership
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just released their first issue of the Housing Opportunities & Market Experience Survey (HOME). In the report, NAR revealed what Americans believe to be the most appealing aspects of homeownership.
Here is a graph showing the results:
It is interesting to see that the two most appealing aspects had nothing to do with money, but instead, addressed the non-financial benefits of homeownership.
 
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top omaha realtors: Thinking of Buying a Home? 3 Questions Every Buyer Should Answer First - 01/13/16 11:34 AM

If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real estate market.
Answering the following 3 questions will help you determine if now is actually a good time for you to buy in today’s market.
1. Why am I buying a home in the first place?This truly is the most important question to answer. Forget the finances for a minute. Why did you even begin to consider … (1 comments)

top omaha realtors: NEW LISTING! Omaha Home for Sale in Westin Hills - 01/12/16 11:36 AM

 
BUY THIS HOME & HAVE NO PAYMENTS FOR UP TO 6 MONTHS, CALL 402-676-6700.
 
Beautifully updated multi-level home in Westin Hills. The spacious living room has a high ceiling that illuminates natural light from the window and from the dining area, has a gas fireplace that gives that warm feeling during winter season. The dining area is provides an easy walk-out to deck. New stainless steel appliances, beautiful wood cabinets, updated backspash and a breakfast bar are great ways to enjoy food with the family. Master bedroom has a walk-in closet and a newly updated master bath with dual sink. Two fireplaces … (0 comments)

top omaha realtors: Homeownership Still Part of the American Dream - 01/07/16 07:03 AM
 
he National Association of Realtors (NAR) just released the first edition of their Housing Opportunities and Market Experience Survey (H.O.M.E.). NAR explained that the report covers:
“…core topics that will be tracked on a monthly basis such as views on housing as a good financial investment, whether homeownership is part of the American Dream…”
The current survey confirmed two long standing beliefs regarding homeownership:
1. Americans at every income level believe homeownership is part of the American Dream
2.)  Americans at every age believe that homeownership is a good financial decisionBottom LineAmericans in all age groups and income levels believe in homeownership as a piece … (2 comments)

top omaha realtors: Real Estate Shines as an Investment in 2015 - 01/05/16 02:50 PM
 
A survey by The Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University reveals that when a family is buying a home they consider the financial benefits of homeownership along with the social benefits. The survey mentions things like:
Paying rent does not make sense Homeownership provides a good financial opportunity Owning a home helps you building family wealth Buying a home is investing in your retirement Home equity gives you something to borrow against So how did homeownership match up against other investments in 2015? Here is a chart that compares its return on investment against precious metals and the stock … (0 comments)

 
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