Monthly Archives: August 2017

The Four Ds

Posted by Shawn Simpson // August 30, 2017

The Four Ds

Four main reasons come to mind for homeowners who want to sell their houses in Omaha. I call them the Four Ds for short: Death in a family and inheriting a house, Debt leading to foreclosure, Divorce, and Down-sizing. The Four Ds  Death in the Family is the first of the Four Ds The first […]


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Rental Yield

Posted by Shawn Simpson // August 23, 2017

Rental Yield

Dean Graziosi, Contributor to Huffington Post, writes about “The Rent To Value ratio. He says it is a simple calculation. It is the value of a home divided by 12 months of rent. That is the Rental Yield EXAMPLE: $175,000 value home rents for $1100/month$175,000 / $13,200 ($1,100 x 12) Rent to Value ratio or […]


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Buying Down the Rate

Posted by Shawn Simpson // August 16, 2017

Buying Down the Rate

According to The Truth About Mortgage, “Many borrowers and prospective homeowners out there are looking for the lowest possible interest rate, even if it means pulling money out of their own pocket at the time of financing.” They are looking at buying down the rate. ‘Though most borrowers usually opt for a higher mortgage rate to avoid […]


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For First-Time Home Buyers

Posted by Shawn Simpson // August 9, 2017

For First-Time Home Buyers

WalletHub has released rankings for best US cities for first-time home buyers. Jill Gonzalez, a WalletHub analyst, says they rated 300 small, medium and large cities on 23 indicators, including overall market attractiveness, affordability, and quality of life.  She says their sources ranged from U.S. Census Bureau data toZillow.com  “Omaha ranks 6th best place for new home buyers […]


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Short-Term Rentals

Posted by Shawn Simpson // August 2, 2017

Short-Term Rentals

The Omaha World-Herald reported recently that “Nebraska lawmakers joined a national debate in April about regulating Airbnb and other home-based, short-term rentals. “At issue was Legislative Bill 628, which would block local ordinances or regulations that target such rentals. “Airbnb and similar online booking apps connect travelers with people willing to rent out a room […]


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