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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.


Omaha Dog Parks
Hanscom Dog Park
3201 Woolworth Ave View
Omaha, NE 68105

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Results are out! The Omaha area real estate market is starting off strong, with healthy buyer demand and strong market fundamentals. That is according to new data released by the Great Plains Regional MLS for January 2021.

The Bottom line:

A robust increase in housing starts in December points to an active year for new construction, but higher material costs, especially lumber, and a limited supply of buildable lots will temper the number of new units.

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

January 2021 Omaha Area Real Estate Statistics

Average Sold Price: $266,303 (Up 14.7% from January 2020)
Homes Sold: 775 (Up 5.7% from January 2020)
New Listings: 1,026 (Down 23.2% from January 2020)
Pending Listings: 958 (Down 5.3%

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A key component of selling a home, even in the current seller’s market, is proper staging. To learn the ins and outs of this service, we tapped local business woman Lisa Conover with Rearranged for Change. Conover focuses on superior home staging, which is the art of making your house aesthetically pleasing to attract potential buyers.

Rearranged For Change has been staging homes in Omaha and the surrounding areas for 15 years. “We were one of the first staging companies in Omaha, like we had to explain what it was to homeowners and agents. It was about that time that HGTV had introduced some shows about home staging and it was from that we (my business partner Liz Cooley and I) gained our inspiration”, shared the staging aficionado. Both Cooley and

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Living in Nebraska has its own perks, specifically perks related to taxes and homeownership. Homestead exemptions this year for many Nebraskans are particularly generous, with a few new requirements, of course. There are actually different tiers for different homeowners in this state, and each tier has its own requirements. However, most people qualify as long as they are homeowners from Jan. 1st, 2020 through Aug. 31st, 2020. Here's a little extra breakdown of those tiers.
People Over 65

Retirees often have a difficult time keeping their homes because property taxes tax their tight incomes. The Homestead exemption program reduces property taxes if you are age 65 and older. If you or your parents qualify based on homeownership, income, and age,…
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In case you haven't heard, Omaha's very own Crescent Moon is one of the top beer bars in the country. At least that's what Draft Magazine thinks... and they should know. Every year they draft what's considered the authoritative guide to the 100 best alehouses in the country, and for 4 years in a row Crescent Moon has made the list.

Crescent Moon's Claim to Greatness

And with beers on tap with names like "Renegade Brewing Hiatus Cold Coffee Infuses Oatmeal Stout" and "Brau Brothers Moo Joos Oatmeal Milk Stout", how could this not be an award-winning beer bar? Located at the intersection of 36th and Farnam Streets, Crescent Moon dubs itself as Omaha's Original Alehouse.  In a city known for its rich history of brewing beer, that's quite a claim.

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Everyone loves a book club- in fact, there are an estimated 5 million people who belong to book clubs in the US.  Chances are at least a few are right here in Omaha. And you know what's so great about book clubs?  Contrary to popular opinion, they're not just for bookworms!  All sorts of people join them, which makes them perfect for anyone just moving to our fair city and surrounding areas. That's because they're about more than just reading books.  They're about meeting people and forming a circle of friends.  And don't forget the desserts!  Seems every book club has an unwritten rule: there must be sweets!

Using Meetup to Find an Omaha Book Club

If you haven't discovered Meetup yet, then you're in for a pleasant surprise,  It's an online

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Spring is finally here and with the weather starting to improve, it's time to focus on your home's curb appeal.

We did a post last year on spring lawn care tips. Take a look at that post for some great advice.

If you are looking to hire a lawn service, check out our Omaha home service directory.

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It's that time of year again. Let's take a look at the most expensive homes sold in Omaha during 2014.

If you want to take a look at our older posts, here you go.

  • 5 Most Expensive Homes Sold in Omaha During First Half of 2013
  • 5 Most Expensive Homes Sold in Omaha During 2012
  • First Half of 2011
  • Second Half of 2011
Without further ado, here are the most expensive homes sold in Omaha in 2014.  


This home is located in Linden Estates.

Sale Price: $1.8 Million

14243 Hamilton St.

6 Bedrooms
13 Bathrooms
23,118 Square Feet



This home is located in the Fairacres neighborhood of midtown Omaha.

6710 Davenport St.

$2 Million

4 Bedrooms
6 Bathrooms
6,603 Square Feet



This home is

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Omaha currently has approximately 3600 homes that are deemed unsafe to live in; Of these, approximately 775 are on the list to be demolished. This has been a big problem in many ways. In demolition projects, as little as 40 percent of materials are salvaged. This leaves most of the wood, metal and other items wasted; filling up local landfills.

Jason Gillbreath, owner of Reclaimed Enterprises, has come up with inventive ways to save much of these homes in what is being called upcycling. The deconstructing process consists of carefully removing nails from walls, prying up flooring, pulling old sinks and counters and anything else salvageable from old, abandoned homes. All of these items will be re-purposed in various ways. New jobs, less waste and

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