Monthly Archives: October 2020

Home Sales Are Sizzling

Posted by Shawn Simpson // October 28, 2020

Omaha, Neb., and Greater Cincinnati home sales are sizzling hot and tied as the fastest-selling housing markets in the country last month, even as the weather began to cool in September. “The real estate market in these two areas are crazy busy, with homes in both markets selling in an average of 17 days, according […]

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The Value of Working Smoke Detectors

Posted by Shawn Simpson // October 21, 2020

Monday, this sad story appeared on MSN News. They were not aware of the value of working smoke detectors  “A stray ember from a wood-burning fireplace sparked a house fire over the weekend that killed four people, fire officials in the eastern Nebraska city of Columbus said. The Nebraska State Fire Marshal’s office said Monday, […]

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For Homeowners, Saving a Down Payment Is Only the Start

Posted by Shawn Simpson // October 14, 2020

For Homeowners, Saving a Down Payment Is Only the Start. In 6 Tips for First Time Home Buyers, we advised you to beware of sleeper costs – Comparing the monthly mortgage payments to paying rent is only part of the story. The bank may require property taxes and insurance to be part of the monthly […]

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Covid-19 is Still Causing Financial Distress

Posted by Shawn Simpson // October 7, 2020

Mike Fratantoni, MBA’s chief economist, said, “The significant churn in the labor market now, more than six months into the pandemic, Covid-19 is still causing financial distress for millions of homeowners.” About 29% of total loans in forbearance are in the initial plan stage, while 70% are in a forbearance extension, MBA said. The remaining 1.4% are forbearance […]

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Moving with Children

Posted by Shawn Simpson // October 1, 2020

In a recent Omaha World-Herald article, Kendra Perley describes how much more difficult it is moving with children: “My husband and I have been considering a move for a few years after living in our first home for seven. Our oldest child starts kindergarten next fall, and I always planned to move before he started […]

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