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Did you just get a notice in the mail that your property value shot up?

Douglas County Property Value Increase

You have time to protest your property value if you think the value is wrong.

The 2023 Real Property Valuation Protest process through the Douglas County Board of Equalization is June 1 - 30, 2023. Protests submitted outside of that timeframe cannot be accepted.

On June 1, 2023, you will be able to file a protest online. You will also have the option to submit a protest on paper and mail/deliver it to the Board of Equalization.

Take the time to make your case before filing your appeal with the Douglas County Board of Equalization. After you've filed your appeal, you won't be able to add any new evidence. 

According to the Omaha World-Herald, about 50 percent of

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Every year, Dundee becomes very festive for the holidays. That includes lighting up all the trees in the downtown district as well as hosting Lights on Dundee.

This year, they shut down the streets leading into the downtown district.

Festivities included hayrack rides, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, free hot chocolate, and more.

At the Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate's office in Dundee, kids could play "I Spy" while interacting with the Grinch.

Lights on Dundee - Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Office


Mr and Mrs Claus at Lights on Dundee

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So, you've decided to put your house on the market. Congratulations! Now comes the hard part: getting your house ready for showings. There's a lot to do, but don't worry, we're here to help. In this article, we have put together a list of important things you need to take care of before putting your house on the market. By preparing your home for sale and taking the time to stage it properly, you can make sure that it sells quickly and for a good price. 

Deep Cleaning

When you're getting ready to put your house on the market, it's important to make sure it's in tip-top condition. One way to do this is by deep cleaning every nook and cranny, including your carpets. Not only does it make your carpets look newer and more inviting, but it also removes

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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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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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When selling a house, most people try to do so in the summer or spring. These times of year are easier to sell a home as people naturally look at places when the weather is nice. On the other hand, some opt to sell their place in the winter. Here are five tips to get the most when selling your house in the winter.

Keep it warm

A potential buyer who walks into a cold and drafty house will quickly get tired of the place. To avoid this potentially costly issue, a homeowner should turn his or her thermostat to a comfortable temperature. Upon walking into a warm room, a potential buyer will feel more at home and will not want to leave so quickly.

Accentuate the positives

Sometimes, one can show off the cool parts of owning a home in the

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