Omaha Home & Real Estate Blog

 

Here's a look at how much luxury homes are selling for in the past 6 months.

These are the 5 most expensive homes sold and listed in the MLS from January to June of 2021.

 

#5

Sales Price: $1,450,000

164 S 243 Street
Waterloo, NE 68069

5 Bedrooms
6 Bathrooms
5,091 Square Feet

Located in West Shores

This is lakeside living at its finest!

Listed by Julie Dunbar

 

#4

Sales Price: $1,560,000

9867 Old Post Lane
Omaha, NE 68142

4 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
3,420 Square Feet

UNICORN ACREAGE LISTING – WASHINGTON COUNTY – HIGHWAY FRONTAGE – FANTASTIC LOCATION – 75 TOTAL ACRES. Seller prefers to sell the entire 75 acres m/l. However there are two parcels within the 75 acres that are plotted out at 5 acres and another

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Kids love splash pads. And as a father of a two-year-old, I've become familiar with several of the splash pads in the area.

Most splash pads (also known as spray pools or spraygrounds) are found in public parks. About 10 years ago, I'm not sure if there was a single public splash pad in the area, but times have changed.

Splash pads have little or no standing water so that helps eliminate the need for lifeguards or other supervision. Water spray grounds have distinct advantages over swimming pools in that they are cost-effective and low maintenance, and water-play activities extend well beyond normal pool season.

Here's a list of spray grounds available in the City of Omaha


Benson Park (7002 Military Ave.)
A padded area that is decorated with

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As we ease into new routines and look forward to a post-pandemic future, one thing remains certain: America desperately needs more homes. That is according to the June 2021 data released by the Great Plains Regional MLS.

School’s out, and as vaccination rates rise and America enters a new normal, the U.S. housing market continues along at a frenzied pace, with low interest rates and limited inventory fueling record high sales prices. Eager buyers are making multiple offers, some for well over asking price, while others are making offers on homes sight unseen.

The Bottom line:

The increase in sales prices comes with a slight decline in existing home sales nationwide, as homebuyers struggle with declining affordability amid a lack of inventory,

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Buying a home without an inspection is becoming more and more common in this hot seller's market. It's great if you are a seller, but it's a gamble if you are a buyer.

In this video, I explain the risks associated with buying a home without a home inspection. But, I also address some of the ways you can limit that risk.

And if you are willing to skip a home inspection, there are a few scenarios where it can work in your favor.

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If you are looking to hold an estate sale (or if you want to attend one), we've compiled a list of several estate sale companies in Omaha.

Please let us know if we missed one.

If you are looking for a calendar of upcoming sales, I've found EstateSales.net to be a great resource.

 

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According to the May 2021 data released by the Great Plains Regional MLS, the housing market shows no signs of slowing as the weather warms and pandemic restrictions ease across much of the country. Strong buyer demand, fueled by low mortgage rates, continues to exceed the near historic low supply.

 

The Bottom line:

Sales prices are surging as a result of the nationwide inventory falling way below what it was at this time last year. And this trend is likely to continue for some time.

Let’s take a look at some of the numbers from May 2021:

May 2021 Omaha Area Real Estate Statistics

Average Sold Price: $295,911 (Up 14.3% from May 2020)
Homes Sold: 1,355 (Up 5.4% from May 2020)
New Listings: 1,640(Down 13.5% from May 2020)
Pending

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The City of Omaha has 4 different dog parks. Here is a list and information about those parks.
Also, consider checking out the Omaha Dog Bar, a watering hole for dogs and their people, as well as Omaha's very first private off-leash dog park, Bark Park Omaha.

 


Dewey Dog Park

550 Turner Blvd.
Omaha, NE 68105

Open to the public from dawn to dusk.
10,000 sq. ft. dog park. Separate small dog and all dog areas. Includes dog agility obstacles, shaded seating, and water features.

 


Hefflinger Dog Park
112th Ave & Maple St
Omaha, NE 68197

Open to the public from dawn to dusk.
7 acres of play, separated into two sections. One 5 acre "all dog play." One 2 acre small dog play.

 


Hanscom Dog Park
3201 Woolworth Ave View
Omaha, NE 68105

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April was another strong month for home sales. That is according to the April 2021 data released by the Great Plains Regional MLS.

The busy spring market continues to see many multiple offer situations driving sales prices above asking price. With such strong activity, by the time a property sale closes, the market may have already moved higher than that sold price suggests. Such markets can create stress and frustration for prospective homebuyers, who are frequently having to submit offers on multiple properties before they are able to secure a purchase.

 

The Bottom line:

Housing affordability remains an issue while strong buyer demand and low inventory show no signs of easing soon. And this market trend is pointing to a continuation through

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According to March 2021 data released by the Great Plains Regional MLS, normal spring increases in sales activity, coupled with relaxing COVID-19 policies, created a very busy March real estate market as buyer demand continued largely unabated in the face of rising home prices and mortgage rates.

 

The Bottom line:

Inventory remains too low to bring the market back into balance. So expect a busy and competitive market in the coming months.

 

Let’s take a look at some of the numbers from March 2021:

 

March 2021 Omaha Area Real Estate Statistics

Average Sold Price: $278,205 (Up 14.2% from March 2020)
Homes Sold: 983 (Down 5.7% from March 2020)
New Listings: 1,640 (Down 11.8% from March 2020)
Pending Listings: 1,339 (Down 3.3% from

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Golfing and boating are two very popular summer activities in the Omaha metro area.

What does this have to do with real estate?  Well, some people love these activities so much that they choose to live in a golf course or waterfront property.

Finding one of these properties can be a difficult task.  Not any more.

We've just introduced two specific pages on our website that list these properties.  Here are the links...
Golf Course Listings
Waterfront Listings

Each page has a list of all the golf course properties and all the waterfront properties in the Omaha metro area.  If you have a specific price in mind, you can quickly narrow the search to a specific price range.

We already have a page on our website for condos in Omaha, and specific areas (Dundee, District

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