Buyers Are Turning to Adjustable-Rate Mortgages or ARMs

Posted by Shawn Simpson // May 18, 2022

Did you know that 10-year interest rates peaked in 1981 at 15.8% and have been in a bull market with lower highs and lower lows every year? Interest rates have fallen for 41 years. The recent inflation numbers, the highest in over 40 years, are causing interest rates to rise. You could draw a line […]

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Selling an Inherited Property

Posted by Shawn Simpson // May 11, 2022

Over the next four decades, boomers will inherit upwards of $27 trillion. Selling a house, you inherited could increase your savings account and get you closer to your long-term retirement goals or provide a college education. But, on the other hand, your relationship with your siblings could change into a thunderstorm as the probate process exposes the […]

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Should You Make the Move to Independent Living?

Posted by Shawn Simpson // April 22, 2022

Should You Make the Move to Independent Living? The place where you live is more than four walls and a roof. It’s where you settle in after a long day, where you celebrate with friends and family, and where you feel safest and most comfortable. So, what happens when your family home no longer fits […]

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30-Year Fixed Interest Rate

Posted by Shawn Simpson // April 20, 2022

The FED has told us that after this last interest rate increase, there will be many more to come. For example, the 2021 national average ended with a 30-year fixed interest rate of 3.19%. The latest 30-year fixed interest rate is 5.06%. That’s a 58% increase in rates in four months, with much more to […]

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Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU)

Posted by Shawn Simpson // April 13, 2022

As the shortage of housing stock continues unabated, the profile of so-called accessory dwelling units (ADU) are small homes that share a plot of land with more significant, single-family homes. Sometimes called “granny flats,” ADUs are generally around 1,200 square feet or less and provide a viable, low-cost alternative living accommodation for both renters who […]

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Buying a House While in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Posted by Shawn Simpson // April 6, 2022

While on vacation in Chiapas, Mexico, I came across this article from Realty Biz News I don’t think we have touched on: can I qualify for a mortgage during Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?.  Buying a House While in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is a court-approved debt repayment plan where restructuring of their debts occurs over […]

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We Buy Omaha Homes for CASH

Posted by Shawn Simpson // March 31, 2022

Recently, a couple called us asking if they could sell their house fast for cash in Omaha. The couple felt calm, like being in the eye of a hurricane. We do! We buy Omaha homes for CASH. Scarlet and pale houses, houses on the water, and houses underwater. We told the couple we could do […]

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The Hispanic Community

Posted by Shawn Simpson // March 23, 2022

We wrote about the Hispanic community in 2016 with this blog post: “Hispanics Fastest-Growing Group in Nebraska.” Neil Terc at INMAN said the “Hispanic community is a group of hard-working and law-abiding citizens looking for ways to live the American dream.” Hispanics in the U.S. account for 40 percent of the household growth, and 672,000 Hispanic […]

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Rising Supply of Money Drives Inflation to New Highs

Posted by Shawn Simpson // March 16, 2022

According to data released by the U.S. Department of Labor last week, the rising supply of money drives inflation to new highs in the U.S… after months of asserting that inflation was temporary. Federal Reserve officials in late 2021 acknowledged that prices would likely NOT return to previous levels. “It was time to raise interest […]

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Practical Tips for a Smooth Relocation to Another State

Posted by Shawn Simpson // March 15, 2022

Few things are more overwhelming than moving homes. And when you’re relocating to another state, things can get even more stressful. But if you come at your move with a strategy and start tackling your to-do list early in the process, you can minimize the stress and set yourself up for a smooth transition. Below […]

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