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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Featured Neighborhood: Dundee

The Dundee neighborhood in Omaha is arguably one of the best-known neighborhoods in the city. It’s nestled in central Omaha between Leavenworth and Hamilton Streets, and Happy Hollow Boulevard and

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Down Payment Promises Can Be Too Good to Be True

Various online companies are popping up lately with promises to lend consumers down payment loans with certain strings attached. One such company markets their loans in a really tricky way.

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Millard Homeowners Get Bragging Rights

According to a recently released list of the “Hottest Zip Codes in America” from Realtor.com, Millard is the place to be! Of about 32,000 zip codes included in the study,

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Why It’s Smart to Talk to a Lender Even if You’re Not Ready to Buy a Home

While it should be obvious that I’m a big supporter of owning real estate, I also understand that the ability to do so comes at different times for all of

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Pre-Qualification, Pre-Approval, And Loan Commitment: What’s The Difference?

You’ve finally decided to take the plunge into homeownership, but finding out where to begin can be difficult. Here at Mortgage Specialists, we advise that you seek out a lender

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Exciting North Omaha Development

The Highlander neighborhood in North Omaha is now the home of a major revitalization project currently underway. This project is the product of a Purpose Built Model. This type of

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We’re Rolling Out the Red Carpet

Whether you’re returning home or seeing Omaha for the first time, the drive into town has been pretty sad looking the last several years. However, thanks to a grant from

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Have You Heard About “The Good Life” Proposal?

I work with a lot of clients who have questions and concerns about the property taxes that property owners in Nebraska pay. Some would-be Nebraska property owners have actually gone

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