Monthly Archives: December 2015

Real Estate Trends for 2016

Posted by Shawn Simpson // December 30, 2015

Real Estate Trends for 2016

Taking a look at the economy and real estate trends for 2016 it appears many economists are extrapolating what happened in 2015 into 2016. One forecast given by Rajeev Dhawan calls for strong job growth, rising home prices and continued stock market appreciation, but global tensions and lack of business spending are cause for concern.” […]


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Federal Reserve Raised Interest Rates

Posted by Shawn Simpson // December 23, 2015

Federal Reserve Raised Interest Rates

After a decade of keeping interest rates at almost zero, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates last Thursday by a quarter of one percent and gave indications that they want to raise rates by a quarter of one percent each quarter in 2016. It’s the first interest rate hike in nine years and they signaled […]


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Homes for Sale in Sarpy County NE

Posted by Shawn Simpson // December 16, 2015

Homes for Sale in Sarpy County NE

There are Homes for Sale in Sarpy County NE.  Sarpy County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 158,840, making it the third most populous county in Nebraska. Sarpy County is south of Omaha, West of the North Platte and North of the South […]


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Americans Are Worried

Posted by Shawn Simpson // December 9, 2015

Americans Are Worried

The National Council on Aging reports, “Retirement is not “golden” for all older adults. Americans Are Worried. Over 23 million Americans aged 60+ are economically insecure—living at or below 250% of the federal poverty level (FPL) ($29,425 per year for a single person). These older adults struggle with rising housing and health care bills, inadequate […]


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Downsizing

Posted by Shawn Simpson // December 2, 2015

Downsizing

Of all the reasons to sell the Four Ds dominate. The four Ds are Death in a family, too much Debt, Downsizing after the kids leave home, and Divorce. We hadn’t thought too much about downsizing until a friend’s mother decided to sell the big house after her husband died. People accumulate “stuff” over 30 […]


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