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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…

10 Ways to Create a Backyard Getaway

Try these ideas to turn your backyard into a relaxing outdoor oasis. 1. Dress Up Your Deck Make your deck a destination by defining different activity zones within the space. Multiple levels carve out spaces for dining and relaxing on this deck. A pergola covered with luxurious vines and an abundance of plants in containers…

Get Organized: Take a 10-Day Simplification Challenge

Organizational expert Emily Ley helps us get a jump-start on our New Year’s clear-outs. Originally posted on Houzz by Becky Harris on January 4, 2018 Emily Ley has twin toddlers and a 6-year-old, runs a business that employs five people, writes books and creates the popular organizer line Simplified Planner. To make it all work and…

First-Time Home Buyer Checklist: Have You Done Everything?

Originally posted on April 4, 2017 by Daniel Bortz on Realtor.com Think you’re ready to buy your first home? Congrats! That’s a big step—and one where it’s wise to know for sure you’ve got all your ducks in a row first. To help you figure that out, here’s an all-in-one first-time home buyer checklist with everything…

2018 Kitchen Trend: Blue and Green Cabinets

Originally posted on RealtyTimes, written by Jaymi Naciri on January 7, 2018 Feeling blue? You’re about to. Blue is one of the hottest colors for 2018 when it comes to one very important space: The kitchen. And that goes for green, too. Yes, after many years of all-white everything, expect to see some deeper, moodier shades…

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,…

To-Dos: Your January Home Checklist

To-Dos: Your January Home Checklist

Protect your home from harsh winter weather and get a jump-start on your top projects for the year. Originally posted on Houzz by Laura Gaskill on December 31, 2017 January may be cold and dark, but it can also be a time for bold beginnings. Make the most of your month by clearing space in your…

Deed vs. Title: What’s the Difference? Terms Home Buyers Need to Know

Originally posted on Realtor.com by Audrey Ference | Dec 21, 2017 Deed vs. title: What’s the difference? Most people use the terms interchangeably, but there’s a significant difference between the two— a distinction that’s important to understand when you’re ready to purchase a home. So let’s look at what distinguishes deed from title. Deed vs….

Top Organizing Tips for Closets

Planning: Clean Up and Clear Out

Get your closets in order using our favorite closet organization ideas. Learn how to adapt strategies and plans to work for your home’s closets and see what savvy tricks can help keep closets clutter-free. Originally posted on Better Homes & Gardens Planning: Clean Up and Clear Out Plan a closet makeover by measuring your current closet to determine…