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September Newsletter

With the first day of fall right around the corner, here are some fun activities around town to celebrate the season! What better way to spend the day than at one of your local pumpkin patches or apple orchards! Get spooky at one of the many haunted houses in the area. Kick back and enjoy...

August Newsletter

The Eminent Domain Situation in Downtown Omaha This has been a hot topic recently, not just for Omaha real estate, but everyone seems to be interested in the outcome of this story. Here's a quick recap:  This week, the Omaha Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission voted to recommend approval of local landmark status for a downtown building that...

June Newsletter

New Elkhorn School Named Well, they didn't get too creative with the naming of a new Elkhorn high school dubbed Elkhorn North. The new school will be located at 180th Street and West Maple Road. The school is slated to open in August of 2020, with hopes to break ground by mid-July. Boundaries to define...

July Newsletter

Renovations with Max ROI You don't always get what you give, especially when we're talking about home renovations. Most returns on renovations can be disappointing, especially the larger they get. Here are the renovations that offer the best return on your investment: Minor Bathroom Remodel: 102% Upgraded Landscaping: 100% Minor Kitchen Remodel: 98.5% Exterior Improvements:...

May Newsletter

Farmer's Markets are Open! They're back! The farmer's market isn't just my favorite place to get fresh, local produce. It's my go-to for little gifts, a day date with a friend, and one of my favorite ways to connect with my community. Head to a market near you! Aksarben Village Old Market Night Market Charles...

March Newsletter

Homeowner Tax Breaks The interest on a home equity loan or home equity line of credit can also be deducted when you file your taxes. The total amount of your state and local property taxes is deductible from your federal tax filing. Rental property owners are able to deduct the cost of repairs and improvements made to…

10 Best-Kept Secrets for Buying a Home

Get the most out of your money with these handy home-buying tips. Buying Secret #10: Keep Your Money Where It Is Orignally posted by Douglas Trattner on HGTV.com – It’s not wise to make any huge purchases or move your money around three to six months before buying a new home. You don’t want to…

February Newsletter

Have you heard of NIFA? NIFA stands for Nebraska Investment Finance Authority and they offer some pretty amazing programs with first time home buyers in mind. For instance, they have a Home Buyer’s Assistance program (HBA) in which the required down payment is as low as $1,000. Most first time home buyers I work with…

January Newsletter

Get Educated with Sarah Over the years I’ve come to realize how important communication and education are in this process. That’s why I’ve introduced buyer and seller consultations. I like to arrange a short, hour-long meeting to discuss the home buying and selling process. This way, my clients are a step ahead of the competition,…

December Newsletter

Congrats Homeowners! We’re Up 7% Yup, home prices are up 7% from last year. In large part, we can attribute this to a pretty significant lack of supply of homes for sale all across the nation. This rings true especially for areas like Omaha in which both existing and new home inventory hasn’t kept up…