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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Cash-Out Refinances

Have you ever heard of a cash-out refinance? If you haven’t yet, you’re sure to hear a friend or two chatting about them soon. Cash-out refinances are on the rise

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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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Documents Needed To Apply For A Mortgage

Nearly everyone that comes to us for a mortgage or a refinance comments on the amount of paperwork they have to provide us with. We know, it is a lot.

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Get The Best Rate When Refinancing Your Mortgage

Are you looking into refinancing your mortgage? You’re not alone. We’ve had many questions regarding refinances lately and wanted to take a moment to discuss how you can get the

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Why Does It Matter Where I Get My Pre-Approval?

As a consumer, you have a lot of choices when it comes to getting pre-approved. You can go through your bank, go online, or go with a mortgage professional. Anyone’s

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Home Improvements Are Up

The home improvement industry is booming right now, due in part to those homeowners who are taking advantage of their home’s increased worth by cashing in their home equity. As

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Tapping Into Home Equity is Making a Comeback

Home prices are inching up and it could be what’s making homeowners comfortable with the idea of cashing in on some of their equity. Cash-out mortgage refinancing and home-equity lines

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Hey, Realtors in Omaha – You’re Appreciated

Here at Mortgage Specialists, we truly value the realtors in Omaha that we’re able to work with on a day-to-day basis. We believe in their importance to the industry and

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New Construction Home Tips

So, you’re thinking that your next house might be a new construction home. What exactly does that entail? Most of the information on the internet pertains specifically to purchasing an

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