Omaha Home & Real Estate Blog


There is nothing worse than relaxing in your home and seeing a spider crawl up your wall. Not only do you need to go find a shoe, but you are also now on high alert to find these creepy crawlers in other rooms. If you are noticing more spiders in your home, it is time to think about ways of stopping them from getting inside.

 

Common Types of Spiders Found in Omaha

There are more than 50 types of spiders that call Nebraska home. However, there are some common ones that can be prevented easily. The most common spiders found in Omaha homes:

Wolf Spiders - The wolf spider is large and very hairy. The upper surface of its abdomen is covered with black spots. They come out at night to hunt for food. You can find them in almost any

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Roofs are an essential component in the structure of your home. They protect your home from rain, snow, ice, hail, and branches. Without a durable, properly installed roof, your home is at risk for damage caused by leaks, including mold. Although new roofs can be costly, they are one of the smartest investments you can make.

According to homeadvisor.com, the national average price for a new roof is $8,371. Most homeowners spend between $5,575 and $11,446. The cost of a new roof breaks down into 40% for materials and 60% in labor. There are many variables that go into the price of a roof, including the square footage of your home, the materials you choose, your type of home, and labor costs associated with removing your existing roof and installing your

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Nationwide, existing home sales were down slightly in August, falling 2% after two consecutive months of increases, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The decline in existing home sales coincides with rising sales prices, which have continued to soar into fall, with the median sales price of existing homes up 14.9% compared to last year. Declining affordability has had a significant impact on homebuyers, many of whom have been priced out of the market and are choosing to wait for sales prices to ease before resuming their home search.

There are signs the market may be shifting, however. New listings have continued to hit the market, bucking seasonality trends commonly seen in the fall, a time when listing and sales activity typically

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You finally got the time for that DIY home renovation project you’ve been itching to work on. But then you realize you don’t have the right kind of vehicle to haul all your supplies and furniture from the store to your home. This is where Short Term Pickup Truck Rentals come in handy.

We listed down a few of Omaha’s Go-To shops for short-term pickup truck rentals. Checkout the 3 R’s for each store:
RATE - what it costs
REQUIREMENTS - what you need to provide
RESTRICTIONS - any restrictions that the shop or rental company has regarding the pickup rental

 


LOWES: Pick Up & Go

Sometimes a car just won’t do the job. Certain Lowe’s stores offer truck rentals on a first-come, first-served basis. Call a store near you to see if they can help. Pick it

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Rodents are a huge problem in many areas of the world. These pesky creatures can cause significant damage to your home and property. They have been known to chew on wires, which can lead to fires or power outages, as well as transmit diseases like Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. In this blog post, we will discuss how you can protect your home from rodents by following some simple steps and exclusion methods that you might be able to do yourself!

 

Do you have rodents in your home?

There are few easy ways to identify if you have a rodent infestation in your home. Those include:

  • Droppings: Rat droppings are usually one of the first things you will notice if there is a rodent problem in your home (rats leave 50 to 100 pellets per day on
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The booming U.S. housing market has spilled over to the rental market, which has seen demand for apartment and single-family rentals skyrocket this year, as high sales prices and an inadequate supply of available housing have forced many prospective buyers to rent for the foreseeable future. Increased demand for housing, along with an improving economy, has competition for rental units soaring, and landlords are taking note, with the national median rent increasing 11.4% in 2021 so far, according to Apartment List.

In new construction, home builders continue to struggle to meet buyer demand, as housing starts nationwide dropped 7% last month, according to the Commerce Department. Single-family home construction declined 4.5%, and multi-family home

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Can't find the listing that ticks all the boxes in your must-have list? Why not build your dream home instead?

In this post we take a look at who builds the most homes per year in the Omaha area (Douglas and Sarpy County). This list is based purely on the number of homes built. 

 

#1 - Celebrity Homes

If you already live in Omaha, you'll be familiar with Celebrity Homes. And to many of you, it will be no surprise that Celebrity Homes is the biggest home builder in the area.



In 2020, they built 646 homes in the Douglas and Sarpy County area.

Pricing starts at $250,000+

Building homes in Nebraska since 1977. They build single-family homes as well as villas and townhomes.

Celebrity Homes combines innovation and practicality with

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Tour seven Luxury Homes in the most anticipated and premier home tour event in the region!

Presented by Metro Omaha Builders Association and First National Bank of Omaha.

Seven fully furnished luxury homes priced from $825,000 to $1.4 Million will be available for you to tour. The event runs from September 11 to 26 at Flatwater Lake (N 288th St and West Valley St) in Valley, NE.

You may purchase your tickets HERE.

Current CDC guidelines will be followed throughout the event.

 

Schedule of Activities:

INDUSTRY NIGHT
Friday, September 10th | 6 - 8:30PM

Be a part of the 2021 Street of Dreams kick off party. Enjoy food, drinks, and live music while touring the seven luxury homes. The builders ribbon cutting will be at 6:30PM.

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The White House recently announced additional measures to help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure as they exit forbearance, including loan modifications and payment reductions. Borrowers with federally backed mortgages can lock in lower interest rates and extend the length of their mortgages. For borrowers who can’t resume their monthly mortgage, HUD will offer lenders the ability to provide all eligible borrowers with a 25% principal and interest reduction.

The National Association of REALTORS® reported inventory of homes for sale nationwide rose slightly in June as more sellers list their homes, hoping to take advantage of record-high sales prices across the country. Even with renewed home seller interest, inventory overall remains 18.8% lower

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Whether there's a pandemic or not, these luxurious homes continue to sell.

Here are the 5 most expensive homes sold and listed in the MLS in 2020.

 

#5

Sales Price: $2,300,000

22814 Hascall Street
Omaha, NE 68022

5 Bedrooms
7 Bathrooms
8,914 Square Feet

Located in The Sanctuary

Description: Modern luxury meets timeless style. Resortlike amenities & magnificent views make this an Omaha showpiece. Anchored in The Sanctuary, & nestled among rolling hills, this home is more than luxury. Nearly 9,000 sqft of high-end living space w/soaring ceilings, windowed walls & an open & spacious gourmet kitchen w/marble backdrop & marble countertops. 3 story grand winding staircase. On 2 large lots w/5 bedrms, 7 baths, & 5 car heated garage.

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