Omaha Home & Real Estate Blog

Riding out the housing slide 

"At the height of the Omaha area's home-building frenzy in 2005, more than 650 entities grabbed pieces of the action by launching one or more construction projects.

Six years and a national recession later, the number of businesses or individuals taking out permits to build single-family homes has thinned to about half that number."

Read the full article at the Omaha World-Herald 

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Update - We published a Complete Guide to Renting a Dumpster in Omaha. Please take a look.

Spring cleaning is in full force. Many of you are spending your weekends cleaning up leaves, planting, and mowing. Others are finally getting around to those indoor projects that have been put off.

If you are finally tackling that remodeling job or if you just want to declutter your home, many of you will rent a dumpster to make garbage removal easy. Dumpster rentals are also useful if you are moving.

Below, I've gathered a list of some local dumpster rental companies that will make your life a little easier.

A Quik Dump

Phone: 402-213-8950

ASAP Containers

Phone: 402-598-4400


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Another day, another recognition for Omaha.

Yesterday, Forbes ranked Omaha #1 as "America's Most Affordable Cities".

Key factors were "home affordability and making ends meet".

Add this to some other recognitions Omaha has gotten in the past few weeks and you're left with only one conclusion.  Omaha is a great place to live.

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When preparing to buy or sell a home it is important to distinguish between the big and little problems that exist.   A common misconception in many markets is that waterproofing a basement is considered a “money pit.” Barbara Corcoran, real estate expert on “The Today Show,” was recently asked about wet basements and its impact on the sale of a home.  She responded, “Oh, this one is a money pit big time. It takes a heck of a lot of money to repair.  Big money, $20,000.  You’ve got to excavate around the entire house to fix a leaky basement.  Not a good job.”  (Watch the video at this link:

It is true that wet basements can be a big problem.  Due to the fact that most buyers view

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flooded-basement_300By nature, basements are imperfect concrete structures built in unstable soils of varying density and compaction. For over 100 years troubled homeowners have battled the water trapped in soils surrounding their home from leaking into basement levels through walls, floors and joints.  Basement flooding is very common, especially during rainy seasons or when snow starts to melt.  Omaha residents experienced significant problems early this spring due to just that.  With increased snowmelt and rain, homes and businesses in the area experienced water leaking into their structures.   

The damage in your basement caused by water is obvious.  However, there are many effects that you may or may not see as a result of a damp and wet basement.  The “stack effect”

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