3 Ways That Buying or Selling a Luxury Home Is Different

Topics: Real Estate Tips

Selling a standard home is fraught with enough concerns about marking it at the right price and staging it properly, but it’s an entirely different ball game when it comes to luxury property. If you’re planning on selling your high-end property and are trying to determine what sets it apart from the average home sale, here are some things to consider before putting it on the market.

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4 Terrible Mistakes Made by First-time Home Sellers

Topics: Home Seller Tips

There are a lot of different factors that go into selling a home for the first time that can make it a stressful process, but there are a few things home sellers should avoid for a successful sale. If you’re going to be putting your home on the market in the near future and are hoping for quick success, here are some common mistakes you’ll want to be sure to bypass.

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Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Topics: Lifestyle

If you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) during the winter months, you might want to try some of these remedies. While you think the only cure might be a spur-of-the-moment vacation to the beach, there are many different remedies you can try on your own to improve your mood during this season. Exercise A […]

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January 23 2017

Shelly Ragan

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – January 23, 2017

Topics: Mortgage Rates

Economic news was impacted by the Martin Luther King holiday on Monday and the Presidential Inauguration on Friday. Readings released included reports on inflation, the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index and Commerce Department releases on housing starts and building permits issued. Weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were released as scheduled.

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Escape Rooms in Omaha

Topics: Omaha

Escape rooms are a new craze that have finally opened in Omaha! For those who are unfamiliar, escape rooms are a group game where you are locked in a themed room and have a challenge or mystery to solve before time runs out. These are great for birthday parties, work team-building activities and fun events […]

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Living the Simple Life: How to Minimize Your Clutter and Maximize Your Space

Topics: Around The Home

Many people look at a smaller living space and think that there are a lot of limitations imposed. However, a more miniature home can offer up the opportunity to be inventive with design and get creative about your abode. Whether you live in small apartment now or are thinking of downsizing in the future, here are some ideal ways to make the most of your pint-sized pad.

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January 19 2017

Shelly Ragan

Home Builder Index Dips in January

Topics: Home Values

January’s National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index dipped two points from December’s revised reading of 69 to 67; the index reading forecast for January was also 69.Analysts said that January’s reading was the second highest (after December 2016) since the peak of the housing bubble in 2005. January’s dip in builder sentiment was attributed to easing of builder enthusiasm, which spiked right after the U.S. presidential election. To put January’s home builder confidence reading in context, NAHB says that any index reading over 50 indicates that more builders than fewer have confidence in housing market conditions.

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