A Note on Home Renovations

When it comes to home renovations, it’s a hard and fast rule that larger renovations yield a much lower ROI than smaller budget renovations. For instance, a minor kitchen remodel

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Home Remodeling ROI

More and more of our clients are expressing interest in purchasing homes in need of remodeling. Some may like the thrill of making a space theirs, while others believe it’s

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First-Time Home Buyers: Here’s What You Need To Know

Buying your first home is a big deal and most likely the most expensive purchase you’ve ever made. That’s why we wanted to take the time to piece together a

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Working on a Down Payment or Just Working Down Debt? Reconsider These…

A Large Wedding – I’m all for a party, don’t get me wrong, but weddings have become a little ridiculous. Millennials are entering into years of high debt for one

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My Predictions for the Real Estate Market in 2018

Home Prices Will Continue to Surge – Depending on the source, home prices shot up nearly 7% last year. Experts are expecting home prices to go up another 4.4% by

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14 New Hotels in the Works for Omaha

Seems like a lot, right? Well over the next several years, Omaha will see a total of 1,500 new hotel rooms to accommodate our guests. That’s an increase of about

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Use Your Tax Refund To Save For A Down Payment

Tax season is officially in full swing. This means that many local Omahans will be receiving a tax refund of varying amounts. And while we think the best way to

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Make Your Home Offer Attractive To Sellers

We’ve had a lot of clients find the perfect home, only to find out someone else thinks it’s perfect, too. In these instances, it’s important to make your home offer

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Downtown Omaha Landmark Building Slated for Big Changes

We’re going to be seeing some changes for the Landmark complex, located from 13th to 11th Streets between Harney and Farnam. The building that is now a bit of a

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What if the Reason You Chose to Buy Your House Went Away?

Imagine you found your dream home on a golf course, with stretches of green in the kind of neighborhood you can see yourself in for years. You’ve settled into golf

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Exciting Housing Project in the Works for Papillion

You know the beautiful ambiance of our older, walkable neighborhoods like Dundee or Benson? Well, an Omaha developer wants to capture that feel and bring it to life in a

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Buyers: You Need A Real Estate Agent

This is a topic we feel strongly about, having worked in the mortgage industry for years. We’ve worked countless transactions where the buyer doesn’t have a real estate agent to

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How To Qualify For A Lower Mortgage Rate

When borrowers come in for a pre-approval, it isn’t uncommon for them to ask how they can qualify for a lower mortgage rate. The problem is, most have waited until

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

It’s a really tough decision to make when it comes to the ebbs and flows of the market – When is it the best time to make the most money on

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How Much Space is Too Much Space?

We all like a little wiggle room, but has it gotten out of control? You might not have realized it but the average square space per person has doubled in the

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FHA Loan Limits to Rise in 2018

FHA loan limits will get a bump in 2018 for about 90% of counties in the US. HUD, or the Department of Housing and Urban Development recently announced that they

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