May 17 2017

Shelly Ragan

NAHB: Home Builder Confidence Rises in May

Topics: Mortgage Rates

The National Association of Homebuilders reported a two-point increase in builder confidence in May. The NAHB Housing Market Index reading increased from 68 in April to 70, which was the second-highest reading since the economic recovery started. May’s reading exceeded analyst expectations of a flat reading for May. Builder confidence rose as demand for homes continued to rise; this factor overrode builder obstacles including higher prices for lots and ongoing labor shortages. A new tariff on lumber was also expected to dampen builder confidence.

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3 Bedroom Staging Tips That Will Get Potential Buyers Excited About Your Home

Topics: Home Seller Tips

Arranging an open house is one of the most important parts of selling your home, but there can be a lot of tricks involved in staging it so you’ll get the right offers. While the kitchen and the living room may be a bit more straightforward, here are some tips for staging your bedroom that will be sure to get buyers interested in making an offer on your home.

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I Missed a Mortgage Payment! Now What?

Topics: Homeowner Tips

From time to time, mistakes are made and one of those mistakes might be forgetting to make your mortgage payment on time. Things can easily be overlooked, or you may be experiencing financial hardships that prevent you from paying your mortgage. Here are the steps you should take if the unthinkable happens and you do […]

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Farmers Market Tips You Can Use

Topics: Omaha

We’re coming up on prime farmers market season in Omaha! The markets around the city are already open to the public on weekends, but in a few weeks the weather will really warm up and fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers will be overflowing the stalls at these local markets. For a first timer, it can […]

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6 Tips That Will Help You Get the Most Out of Your Home Inspection

Topics: Home Buyer Tips

A home inspection may be one of the last things that needs to be done before the deal is sealed. However, it’s very important to have a proper inspection done so that you can ensure you’re offering price is appropriate for the home you’re getting. If you’re prepping for an inspection soon, here are some things you’ll want to consider beforehand.

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One-stop Shopping: The Quick and Easy Guide to Buying a Home the First Time You See It

Topics: Home Buyer Tips

Most people peruse the real estate market for a while before they bite down and decide to invest in a home. However, whether you’re in a rush or you think you’ve found the ideal place, it’s possible you may be ready to put in an offer on the first visit. If you’re trying to determine how you can get the home you’re looking for the first time around, here are a few things to be aware of when going in.

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7 Spring Selling Tips to Get Your Home Sold

Topics: Home Seller Tips

Congratulations! You’ve decided to list your home in real estate rush that we call spring. This is a great time to list your home, it’s when many buyers are out looking for a new home to buy. Although you may think that selling your home in spring will be a cinch, here are some tips […]

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