Let’s Talk About this Eminent Domain Thing…

You may have heard this term brought up lately in the local news. The owner of a building in downtown Omaha, located on 18th and Howard is being forced to

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I Got a New Certification!

I just completed another designation of CDLP, Certified Divorce Lending Professional. This certification is designed to prepare me to become an integral member of my clients’ professional divorce team. I

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Quick Financial Fact: ROI of Home Projects

The ROI (return on investment) will be different for every upgrade or renovation you choose for your home. Not surprisingly, major renovations will almost always yield a much lower ROI

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What Factors Into Your Mortgage Interest Rate

Our clients have been increasingly interested in what factors into their mortgage interest rate. In short, a lot of things factor into it, some within your control and others aren’t.

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The First Steps To Buying A Home

Many of our clients are right on the cusp of deciding to buy a home when they come to us. They’re interested in homeownership, but aren’t quite sure if they’re

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Quick Financial Fact: Pre-Qualification

The term “pre-qualified” can be tricky. A pre-qualification for a loan does not mean that your financing is secure, although 37% of prospective home buyers believe it does. When you’re

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Shout Out to Habitat for Humanity!

To live in Omaha is to love Omaha…at least that’s what I believe. Communities like the one we are privileged to live in don’t just regenerate on their own. Habitat

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1:1 Ratio of Job to Job Seeker

Low unemployment is fantastic! It means that folks who want and need jobs have them. But there is a tipping point -a point at which there isn’t enough labor for

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5 Pre-Approval Mistakes To Avoid

You’re pre-approved for a loan – congratulations! You’ve just taken the first step to your new home. While a pre-approval guarantees that your lender could provide you with a loan

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Qualify For A Conventional Loan

If you’re in the market for a new home, it’s important to know that the housing market is a seller’s market right now. That means there are a lot of

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5 Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Lender on a Yearly Basis

“Is there a way to lower my monthly payment?” If your debt has decreased and your credit score has improved, there is a good chance you could qualify for a lower

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What Prospective Home Buyers Need to Know About Student Loan Debt

Owning a home has always been considered a common way Americans build wealth, but homeownership can be a distant dream for those holding a substantial amount of student loan debt.

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Recasting A Mortgage Loan

Have you ever heard of recasting a mortgage loan? We’re assuming not. It’s a little-known tool that allows you to lower your monthly mortgage payment without having to refinance. Sounds

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How To Win A Bidding War

The real estate market today is increasingly competitive. In fact, many would claim it is the most competitive that it has ever been. With a competitive market comes bidding wars,

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The Top 4 Reasons People Get Denied a HELOC

Home equity lines of credit are how mortgage borrowers can take equity out of their house without selling it. When dealt with responsibly, a HELOC can be a fantastic benefit

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6 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Getting a Good Loan

Meet with your mortgage professional at least several months in advance. The advantage of time can be very important in this process. Connect with a real estate agent you trust.

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