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 sell his building to the city. The County Board made the decision to use Eminent Domain to force the sale of building so they can demolish it to make way for a $120M juvenile justice center. Eminent Domain is the right of a government or its agent to expropriate private property for public use, with payment of compensation. Its use in this case has been widely talked about for a few reasons. One being that downtown architecture is considered precious by Omahans and it can’t be regained once destroyed. Secondly, the building owner plans to sue over the issue. He was initially offered $900K by the city for the property and turned it down. Eminent Domain has now made the building available for purchase at almost half that amount, as assessed by the County Assessor’s Office. And lastly, there is the consideration of the new structure being built elsewhere, leaving this man’s property and an Omaha gem in tact.
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Having acquired decades of experience in mortgage lending, Brent is adept at educating his clients on the various mortgage options available, treating it as an investment and saving them both time and money. His objective is to simplify the process and make it stress-free, and he takes pride in his unwavering commitment to excellence.
Brent places great importance on education in mortgage lending. For the past 20 years, he has been licensed to instruct continuing education courses for both REALTORS® and Mortgage Loan Originators locally and nationally. In addition, he works as an adjunct instructor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and owns MORE Education, LLC.
Brent has served as the President of several organizations, non-profits, and boards within his local community and nationally, demonstrating his commitment to making a positive impact.