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Solar Panels Could Increase Your Home’s Resale Value
Posted by John Hardy - Jul 31, 2019, 11:35 AM
Zillow researchers uncovered that homes with solar panels sell for 4.1% more on average than similar homes without solar power. 
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The Cost of Selling to an “iBuyer”
Posted by John Hardy - Jul 15, 2019, 10:40 AM
Selling through real estate startups like Knock and OpenDoor may be a tempting offer but you'll net 11% less when fees and other costs are considered.
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How Multi-Generational Living Impacts Home Design
Posted by John Hardy - May 29, 2019, 10:31 AM
Baby Boomers are often called the “sandwich generation” as they simultaneously care for their children and parents.
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Survey: Home Buyers of All Ages Looking for Lawns
Posted by Mike Dein - May 7, 2019, 3:12 PM
Second to a kitchen renovation, buyers of all generations liked a nice, big lawn.
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Natural Disasters Have Lasting Impact on Credit Scores
Posted by Mike Dein - Apr 26, 2019, 10:28 AM
The Urban Institute identified zip codes to determine the long-term effects on residents’ credit scores.
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One Mistake Could Cost You Your Down Payment
Posted by Mike Dein - Apr 8, 2019, 11:09 AM
BEWARE: Wire fraud scams could cost Omaha home buyers.
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Flooding in Midwest Could Have Lasting Impact
Posted by Mike Dein - Mar 25, 2019, 1:06 PM
Heavy rains and rapid snowmelt following last week’s “bomb cyclone” have caused severe flooding throughout the Midwest.
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How Schools Influence Home Buying Decision
Posted by John Hardy - Mar 22, 2019, 11:52 AM
Half of all the buyers with children under the age of 18 are influenced by the school districts, individual schools and quality of each.
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Caution: Home Inspection Myths You Might Believe
Posted by Mike Dein - Mar 18, 2019, 2:10 PM
Home inspections are one of the most important steps in the home buying process and could reveal costly or dangerous problems you could face down the road.
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Zillow vs. Redfin: Who has the Most Accurate Estimate?
Posted by Mike Dein - Mar 4, 2019, 9:34 AM
While it doesn't sound like much, plus or minus 5% on a $350,000 home is a $35,000 window. Who wants to leave that on the table?
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Builders Cutting Prices to Stay Competitive
Posted by Mike Dein - Feb 6, 2019, 1:19 PM
Study finds that 25.1% of newly constructed homes experienced a price drop in Q4 of 2018. Home shoppers in 2019 may be able to get a deal.
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CFPB Reverses Course: Seeks Compliance Authority on Military Lending
Posted by Mike Dein - Jan 25, 2019, 1:40 PM
Decision made to stop supervising lending to active duty service members. MCFPB to wait for complaints from service members to instigate investigations.
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AirBNB Enters Home Building Business
Posted by John Hardy - Jan 2, 2019, 2:34 PM
AirBNB, a popular service for home sharing and vacation rentals announced its plan to enter the home building business to build homes designed for sharing.
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Happy Holidays
Posted by John Hardy - Dec 21, 2018, 8:46 AM
Wishing you a happy Holiday season and a joyous New Year.
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How Builders Can Plan Ahead for Deconstruction
Posted by Mike Dein - Dec 19, 2018, 9:41 AM
Builders are building structures that once deconstructed can be repurposed or recycled.
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Trend: Millennials Buying First Homes in Cities Over Suburbs
Posted by Mike Dein - Dec 17, 2018, 10:17 AM
Millennials are 21% more likely to buy their first home in an urban area compared to Generation X counterparts.
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Tips For Safe Online Holiday Shopping
Posted by John Hardy - Dec 1, 2018, 11:18 AM
Don’t let cyber criminals Grinch you this holiday season.
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Soccer in the Streets Converts Unused Public Space into a Place to Play
Posted by Mike Dein - Nov 8, 2018, 10:05 AM
Since the flagship fields in Atlanta were established, other American cities are showing interest.
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How the Rust Belt is Attracting Millennial Home Buyers
Posted by Mike Dein - Nov 7, 2018, 11:06 AM
Midwestern states including Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin, sometimes known as the Rust Belt, are experiencing a revival as Millennials put down new roots.
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40 Outlandish Things To Do In Omaha
Posted by John Hardy - Oct 25, 2018, 1:10 PM
Like our State slogan, "Honestly, it's not for everyone.", these off-the-beaten-path things to do are honest and quirky.
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Generation Z Home Buyers Entering the Market with Help from Family
Posted by Mike Dein - Oct 23, 2018, 1:55 PM
According to Zillow, 3% of last year’s home buyers were born after 1995, meaning over 100,000 homeowners across the country are 23 and younger.
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What Judge Kavanaugh Confirmation Means for the Future of the CFPB
Posted by Mike Dein - Oct 17, 2018, 1:40 PM
The Senate's vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has Washington questioning what will happen to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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Market Forecast October 2018
Posted by Mike Dein - Oct 15, 2018, 2:11 PM
Builder sentiment was positive last month. Housing starts jumped, but building permits tapered off. Existing home sales were unchanged.
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Improving Shared Spaces Starts with Keeping Sidewalks Clean
Posted by John Hardy - Sep 25, 2018, 2:28 PM
Metros across the country have experienced a recent influx of new sidewalk clutter in the form of dockless electric scooters. 
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Buyer Beware: How to Spot Down Payment Wire Transfer Fraud
Posted by Mike Dein - Sep 22, 2018, 3:16 PM
CNBC reported on a new variant of wire transfer fraud schemes targeting home buyers at the time of closing.
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Trees Do More Than Lower Heat in Dallas Neighborhood
Posted by Mike Dein - Sep 9, 2018, 11:27 AM
Because of the “heat island” effect, urban areas tend to be 10 to 20 degrees hotter than surrounding rural areas.
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Omaha Real Estate Market Correction Coming
Posted by John Hardy - Aug 25, 2018, 11:01 AM
Just like every other industry, Real Estate has cycles. Here's what to expect
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For Sale by Owner: Proceed with Caution
Posted by Mike Dein - Jul 17, 2018, 2:50 PM
Home sellers choose the FSBO route because they believe they will earn a larger profit by not having to pay their real estate agent a commission fee.
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How Planning Ahead Can Save You Money on these Housing Expenses
Posted by Mike Dein - Jun 6, 2018, 2:07 PM
Homeownership advocates often tell you that owning a home is cheaper than long-term renting and this argument is one of the oldest debates in real estate.
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What Are Words Worth?
Posted by John Hardy - Oct 29, 2017, 2:29 PM
Property descriptions can have a huge influence on how fast your property sells and at what price, ultimately putting more money in your pocket.
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Selling a Home With Pets
Posted by John Hardy - Jul 4, 2017, 2:12 PM
You’ve listed your house, it has tons of curb appeal and you’re sure you’ll be getting multiple offers but they don’t come. What’s wrong? Possibly pets.
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Technology Changed the Real Estate Market
Posted by John Hardy - Mar 7, 2017, 2:45 PM
A lot has changed in the last few years. What worked before may not work in today’s market. If you’re not sure what that means you need to read this.
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Get The Best Price
Posted by John Hardy - Oct 4, 2016, 2:20 PM
So, you're ready to sell your property. Want to get the best price? Start with our advice and you'll walk away with more cash in your pockets.
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Avoid Seller Mistakes
Posted by John Hardy - Sep 6, 2016, 1:50 PM
We’ve come back to the sale prices we haven’t seen since the recession but even with the positive momentum you don’t have the leisure of being lazy.
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Everybody Feng Shui Tonight
Posted by John Hardy - Apr 5, 2016, 2:58 PM
Feng Shui promotes harmony by arranging your home to make its energy (chi) flow positively. The concept has caught on and is appealing to buyers.
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Social Syndication — On Like Kong!
Posted by John Hardy - Mar 1, 2016, 2:32 PM
Real estate agents today have more computing power than the Lunar Lander. Is your agent taking advantage of this or still waiting for their fax to come in?
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Does Your Listing Have Googlejuice!?
Posted by John Hardy - Jan 5, 2016, 1:10 PM
Googlejuice! Googlejuice! Googlejuice! What's Googlejuice? Our way of getting your property shown in more searches than other realtors can. It's showtime!
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Expose Your Real Estate
Posted by John Hardy - Jul 7, 2015, 3:09 PM
More than 94% of all homebuyers find their home online. We market your property online and everywhere else for dominant exposure.
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