Omaha Home & Real Estate Blog

The 2022 real estate market begins where 2021 left off, in which existing home sales reached their highest level since 2006, with the National Association of REALTORS® reporting sales were up 8.5% compared to the previous year as homebuyers rushed to take advantage of historically low mortgage rates. Home sales would’ve been even greater were it not for soaring sales prices and a shortage of homes for sale in many markets, forcing a multitude of buyers to temporarily put their home purchase plans on hold.

For many buyers, 2022 marks a new opportunity to make their home purchase dreams a reality. But it won’t be without its challenges. Inventory of existing homes was at 910,000 at the start of the new year, the lowest level recorded since 1999,

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In an effort to move towards sustainability and to save money, many homeowners have been embracing thrifting for both furniture and décor alike. Not only can thrifted wares be a lovely addition to a home, but they also tend to be more affordable than many new options. The city of Omaha offers plenty in terms of re-purposed decor, furniture, and beyond. Here are some excellent options to inspire a thrifty journey.

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Goodwill has multiple area locations, from Papillion to West Omaha to Council Bluffs. In fact, Goodwill has 17 area locations for shopping and donations, making it convenient from anywhere in the metro. While they mostly provide low-cost clothing, Goodwill also stocks area rugs, small appliances,

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The 2021 housing market was one for the history books. After three consecutive months of increases recently, existing home sales are on pace to hit their highest level in 15 years, with an estimated 6 million homes sold in 2021 according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Sales prices reached new heights, inventory hit rock bottom, and homes sold in record time, often for well above asking price. Mortgage rates, which began the year at historic lows, remain attractive, and homeowners who choose to sell in the coming months can expect to see plenty of buyer activity due to pent-up demand during the pandemic.

Looking ahead, experts anticipate many of the housing market trends of 2021 will continue in 2022, albeit at a more moderate level. Strong

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The economy is improving, unemployment is falling, and the U.S. real estate market remains strong as we head into the holiday season, a period when activity typically slows as people take time to travel, celebrate, and spend time with loved ones. Although the market is not as frenetic as was seen earlier this year, buyer demand is high, bolstered by attractive mortgage rates and a low supply of inventory.

The most recent data from the National Association of REALTORS® reports the median single-family existing home sales price rose 16% in the third quarter of this year to $363,700, with all four regions of the country experiencing double-digit price growth. In new construction, builder confidence increased in November, surpassing analyst expectations

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Need to get your kids out of the house?

During winter months the weather outside can get a bit too chilly, and in the summer it can get way too hot. 

Don't you worry, we've got you covered. 

Here’s a list of Play Areas, Sports Complexes, and Playgrounds in the Omaha Area that are all INDOORS.

Approach Climbing Gym

4923 S 72nd Street, Omaha, NE 68127

$33 – First Time Visitor Orientation (FTVO)
$18 – Open Climbing
$7/hour – Kids Room

10-Visit Pass
$162 – All Users
$50 – Kids Room (Ages 2-5)

All activities are by appointment only until further notice.

All first time visitors are required to participate in First Time Visitor Orientation (FTVO) covering all gym rules, necessary

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The U.S. housing market remains robust, with strong activity reported across both rental and residential housing fronts. Single-family rent prices are increasing rapidly, as demand for single-family housing and inventory constraints forces some buyers to rent, increasing competition and pushing rents up across the nation. Meanwhile, sales of new construction single-family homes recently hit a six-month high, rising 14% to a seasonally adjusted rate of 800,000, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

As temperatures drop, existing home sales continue to be plentiful, buoyed by strong demand, low interest rates, and a slight uptick in new listings in recent months, according to the National Association of

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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, 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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