omaha homes for sale: Having a Professional on Your Side Makes All the Difference! - 06/25/19 05:53 AM
In today’s fast-paced world where answers are a Google search away, there are some who may wonder what the benefits of hiring an Omaha real estate professional to help them in their home search are. The truth is, the addition of more information causes more confusion.
Shows like Property Brothers, Fixer Upper, and dozens more on HGTV have given many a false sense of what it’s like to buy and sell a home.
Now more than ever, you need an expert on your side who is going to guide you toward your dreams and not let anything get in the way of achieving them. Buying and/or selling a … (0 comments)

omaha homes for sale: NEW LISTING! Omaha Home for Sale in Plantation - 06/20/19 08:55 AM

INTERIOR PHOTOS COMING SOON. Enjoy beautiful sunrises overlooking 5 acres of land in Millard. This walkout ranch has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and is a horse owner or car collector’s dream. It has 2 outbuildings which include 3 horse stalls, a workshop, numerous parking stalls including RV parking and a private studio guest house which could double as an office. Fenced pasture for training horses or riding ATVs. Gorgeous granite countertops in kitchen, many new appliances plus a full size side by side refrigerator/freezer. Awesome … (4 comments)

omaha homes for sale: Young First-Time Buyers Are Saving for Their Dream Homes - 06/20/19 06:11 AM
Young buyers (Millennials & Gen Z) have waited longer than previous generations to enter the housing market for their first home. However, this hasn’t stopped them from dreaming about the home they will eventually buy. Many spend hours searching listings and building Pinterest boards of their favorite home features.
According to a survey from Open Listings, 70% of single renters are more likely to spend their Sunday nights swiping through house listings than dating profiles.
All that time window shopping has led 45% of millennials to expect the first home they buy to be their “dream home”! They are willing to … (0 comments)

omaha homes for sale: 5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Summer - 06/18/19 05:59 AM
Here are 5 compelling reasons listing your Omaha home for sale this summer makes sense.
1. Demand Is Strong
The latest Buyer Traffic Index  from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase… and are in the market right now! More often than not, multiple buyers are competing with each other for the same home.
Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in the market.
2. There Is Less Competition Now
Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed for … (0 comments)

omaha homes for sale: Time for Your Dream Home, Gen X! - 06/13/19 06:22 AM
During the housing market crash, Gen X homeowners lost more wealth than other generations. However, things are changing now! A strong economy, increasing home prices, and the recovery of the housing market are helping this generation to regain their lost wealth.
According to Pew Research Center,
“Their fortunes have rebounded more than those of other generations during the post-recession economic expansion and as home and stock prices have risen. Since 2010, the median net worth of Gen X households has risen 115%. In fact, in 2016, the most recent year with available data, the net worth of a typical Gen X … (1 comments)

omaha homes for sale: Renting or Owning, What Is Better for You? - 06/11/19 06:06 AM
In a real estate market where home prices are rising, many have begun to reexamine the idea of buying a home, choosing instead, to rent for a while. But often, there is a dilemma: should you keep paying rent, knowing that rent is rising too, or should you lock in your housing cost and buy a home?
Let’s look at both scenarios and analyze the pros and cons of each: Renting With the housing market crash in 2008, many homeowners lost their homes and became renters. According to Iproperty Management, “the number of households renting their home … rose from 31.2% … (1 comments)

omaha homes for sale: The Feeling You Get from Owning Your Home - 06/06/19 06:13 AM
We often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But, more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful and compelling ones.
No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of home can mean different things to different people. Whether it’s a certain scent or a favorite chair, that feeling of safety and security you gain from owning your own home is simultaneously one of the greatest and most difficult to describe.
Frederick Peters, a contributor for Forbes, recently wrote about that feeling, and the pride that comes from … (0 comments)

omaha homes for sale: How Homeownership Delivers Unsurpassed Family Wealth - 06/04/19 06:19 AM
There are many financial benefits to homeownership, but probably none more important than its ability to create family wealth.
How Housing Matters is a joint project of the Urban Land Institute and the MacArthur Foundation. It is an online resource for research and information on how homeownership contributes to individual and community success.
Their article, The First Rung on the Ladder to Economic Opportunity Is Housing, explains the importance of homeownership to a family’s financial health. In that article, they simply stated:
“The ladder to economic success can stretch only so high without the asset-building power of homeownership.”
To this point, … (1 comments)

omaha homes for sale: Multigenerational Homes Are on the Rise - 05/30/19 06:09 AM
As loved ones start to get older, we start to wonder: how long will they be able to live alone? Will they need someone there to help them with daily life? There’s a reason to ask those questions now more than ever, as the average life expectancy in the U.S. is 78 years old! As a result, 41% of Americans in the market are searching for a home that can accommodate a multigenerational family.
The graph below shows the number of people by generation that purchased a multigenerational home because they will either be taking care of an aging parent or … (0 comments)

omaha homes for sale: NEW LISTING! Omaha Home for Sale in Village Pointe Estates - 05/28/19 12:02 PM

Impressive home in the heart of Pacific Springs Golf Course. This magnificent Mediterranean style villa was built on a private lot backing the golf course and alongside a wooded lot. Fantastic panoramic views. Be the master chef in your own gourmet kitchen with dual ovens, two sinks, warming drawer, washing drawers, walk-in pantry, and massive kitchen island. This home boasts an elegant entry foyer with a wood beam ceiling and exquisite architecture with a curved staircase. The large living room has big windows showcasing the … (4 comments)

omaha homes for sale: 2 Things You Need to Know to Properly Price Your Home - 05/28/19 06:16 AM
In today’s housing market, home prices are increasing at a slower pace (3.7%) than they have over the last eight years (6-7%). However, they are still are above historical norms. Low supply of listed homes and high demand from buyers has pushed prices to rise rapidly.
In the mind of the homeowner, annual home price appreciation over 6% has become the new normal. This becomes a challenge when a homeowner looks to refinance or sell their home, as the expectation of what the homeowner believes the home should be worth does not always line up with the bank’s appraisal.
Every month, … (0 comments)

omaha homes for sale: Boomerang Buyers: Don’t Be Afraid to Buy a Home Again! - 05/23/19 06:22 AM
According to CoreLogic, from 2006 to 2014 “there were 7.3 million housing foreclosures and 1.9 million short sales.” The hesitation some Americans feel after experiencing a foreclosure brings to mind the old saying: “Fool me once- shame on you. Fool me twice- shame on me.”
According to the 2019 Home Buyer Report from NerdWallet,
“Thirteen percent of Americans have lost a home due to a financial event such as foreclosure in the past 10 years. More than 6 in 10 of them (61%) have not bought a home since, and 20% of those who haven’t repurchased say they never plan to … (0 comments)

omaha homes for sale: Starting the Search for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips! - 05/21/19 06:12 AM

In today’s Omaha real estate market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared.
In a article entitled, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind,” the author highlights some steps that first-time homebuyers can take to help carry their excitement of buying a home throughout the whole process.
1. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Before You Start Your Search One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage before starting your search. Even if … (0 comments)

omaha homes for sale: NEW LISTING! Omaha Home for Sale in Fontenelle - 05/20/19 01:40 PM

Great investment opportunity! This home has old style charm.Some minor work and a little sweat equity will make this home shine. The house can be a good starter home to live in while you fix it up or with four bedrooms it would also be ideal as a rental. The unfinished basement offers endless possibilities. It is close to the bank, grocery store, and other local businesses. Directly across the street from beautiful Fontenelle Park and golf course. HMS Warranty available.A true bargain for this price!

omaha homes for sale: What is Really Happening with Home Prices? - 05/16/19 06:15 AM
Home values have softened over the last twelve months. We are no longer seeing 6-7% annual appreciation levels for the national housing market. The current numbers are closer to 4%. Some have suggested that year-over-year appreciation levels could fall to 3% or less this year.
However, a stronger-than-expected economy and a good spring housing market have changed some opinions. Some analysts are now predicting that home value appreciation may begin to increase as we move forward.
Here are three examples: Mark Fleming, Chief Economist of First American “Data on the movement of unadjusted house prices during the early spring home-buying season … (0 comments)

omaha homes for sale: NEW LISTING! Omaha Home for Sale in Deerwood - 05/14/19 12:52 PM

This charming and move-in ready home is waiting for you. Come and discover the beautiful kitchen with island, stainless steel appliances, solid surface counters, and eat-in area. The open layout from the living room to the kitchen makes it comfortable area for relaxing and entertaining. Gas fireplace, hardwood floors and new carpet on the main floor are a few of the features you will fall in love with. The finished walk-out basement includes a large family room, huge storage room, plus it has a rough-in for a future bathroom. Living … (2 comments)

omaha homes for sale: New Research Shows Housing Is Affordable For First-Time Buyers - 05/14/19 06:05 AM
Home prices have been on the rise for the last seven years, leading many housing market analysts to conclude that first-time homebuyers are being shut out of the market due to affordability concerns.
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports on the percentage of First-Time Home Buyers (FTHB) on a monthly and yearly basis. Their latest report shows that FTHB’s made up 33% of buyers in March, which matches their reported share in 2018.
NAR uses survey data from their members to come up with this statistic, so their results do not include every transaction completed. Rather, they only the transactions reported by … (1 comments)

omaha homes for sale: The Benefits of a 20% Down Payment - 05/09/19 06:09 AM
If you are in the market to buy a home this year, you may be confused about how much money you need to come up with for your down payment. Many people you talk to will tell you that you need to save 20% or you won’t be able to secure a mortgage.
The truth is that there are many programs available that let you put down as little as 3%. Those who have served our country could qualify for a Veterans Affairs Home Loan (VA) without needing a down payment.
These programs have cut the savings time that many families would need … (0 comments)

omaha homes for sale: NEW LISTING! Bellevue Home for Sale in Mose Condominium - 05/08/19 09:38 AM

PRE-INSPECTED! Cozy and spacious town home is waiting for you. The beautiful kitchen with cut out window has newer appliances, eat-in area and lots of cabinet space. Master bedroom on main floor has his and hers closets. The walkout basement is completely finished and will be a great place for your friends and family get together. Well maintained inside and out – with patio and fence. Neutral tones throughout. Simplified lifestyle and economical living. Easy access to highway and to all parts of the metro. Hurry! Don’t Miss Out. HMS … (2 comments)

omaha homes for sale: Home Buyers are Optimistic About Homeownership! - 05/07/19 06:11 AM
When we consider buying an item, we naturally go through a research process prior to making our decision. We ask our friends and family members who have made similar purchases about their experience, we get opinions and insights, and we read reviews online. There’s no difference when considering a home purchase!
Most homebuyers start by listening to the news to hear what is being said about the Omaha real estate market. They check with family and friends about their experience. They spend time online reading reviews about their desired neighborhood.
The challenge is that comments from the news and those closest to us … (0 comments)

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