How the Economy Affects Your Mortgage Interest Rate

One of the most common questions we get asked is what factors into the mortgage interest rate we present clients. There are quite a few factors, some in the client’s

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Omaha-Council Bluffs Regions Named Top in the Country for Millennials

A recently released study from RealtyHop reports that 16 of the top 20 metro areas for millennials are in the Midwest. And it came as no surprise to us that

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Be Wary Of FHA Loan Home Offers

Any seller is elated to receive multiple offers on their home. But did you know there is often more to consider than just the price? We know what you’re thinking,

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Refinancing During Divorce

The best option for handling your mortgage during a divorce depends on many factors including the loan itself and whether you or your spouse plan to live in your marital

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Stop Porch Pirates in Their Tracks

Lately I’ve been hearing a lot about neighborhood theft -lawnmowers, packages, and even pets. I have a few recommendations to help keep your items and family safe from porch pirates.

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Talk of Potential Landlord Registry Ordinance in Omaha

As you may have very recently read, an apartment complex owner in North Omaha has made the news for receiving more than 1,000 code violations for unsafe and unsanitary conditions,

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Pending Home Sales Dip

Like those of the cheese and spinach variety, this “dip” is good! The slow, recent decrease in pending home sales means the market will be shifting from a seller’s market

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Money Needed To Buy A Home

When we speak with first-time home buyers, we’re often met with surprise when outlining the amount of money needed to buy. Many clients come to us knowing about the down

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Home Ownership After Divorce

Deciding whether or not to purchase a home after a divorce is a tricky decision for most. We’ve found that when it comes to homeownership after divorce, many of our

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Non-Bank Mortgages on the Rise

Did you know that six of the 10 biggest U.S. mortgage lenders today are not banks? Big names like Citigroup Inc or Bank of America are being overshadowed by “little

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Omaha in Search of New Housing Authority CEO

After just two and a half years, Judith Carlin has resigned as the Omaha Housing Authority CEO. Since Carlin’s departure, board members have praised her efforts in leading the department

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Bipartisan Mortgage Access for Self-Employed Borrowers

The Senate is in discussion to expand mortgage access to self-employed borrowers and other credit-worthy individuals who do not work the normal 9-5 work schedule. This will allow these specific

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4 Common Home Buying Mistakes

Here at Mortgage Specialists, we love the educational aspect of our jobs. We love being able to educate clients, especially first-time home buyers, on all the ins and outs of

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3 Ways Real Estate Can Give Your Retirement a Boost

REITS – Publicly traded real estate investment trusts are like mutual funds that own commercial, residential or industrial property, or mortgage securities, instead of stocks and bonds. REITS are easy

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A Vital Resource for Low-Income, Elderly Homeowners

Have you heard of Project Houseworks? It’s a fantastic program that allows homeowners to stay in their homes by providing critical plumbing and electrical repairs, roof replacement and other renovations

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Omaha Could Be in the Top 40 Largest Cities in the US

The annexation of twelve districts and thousands of people could bump Omaha into the list of America’s largest cities. As these things usually go, some property owners are all for

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