What’s the Difference Between Pre-Qualifications and Pre-Approval?

Posted by Shawn Simpson // September 29, 2021

What’s the difference between pre-qualification and pre-approval. The two terms are often used interchangeably, both by homebuyers and by some real estate professionals. However, they have entirely different meanings, and it’s essential to know the difference. What’s the Difference Between Pre-Qualifications and Pre-Approval? In a nutshell, a mortgage pre-qualification letter gets written when you fill out some […]

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Can I Sell My House in Probate?

Posted by Shawn Simpson // September 22, 2021

Can I sell my house in probate? The answer is yes as soon as the court appoints an executor. What is probate? Nolo Law for All says, “Probate is a legal process that takes place after someone dies. It includes: proving in court that a deceased person’s will is valid (usually a routine matter) identifying […]

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Privacy is Gone!

Posted by Shawn Simpson // September 15, 2021

Amazing!  Privacy is Gone! That was my take on this story in Realty Biz News, “A survey of home sellers by Lending Tree suggests that 30% of all home sellers secretly spied on homebuyers in their homes during a showing!!” That’s one out of three for sale by owner houses. The use of technology has become so […]

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Open the Door with Renting

Posted by Shawn Simpson // September 8, 2021

A recent Gallup poll found that 52% of U.S. workers are partially remote, while 33% are fully remote. Maybe, you’d like to work remotely in the winter in Boulder, Colorado, or among the red rocks of Sedona or your favorite vacation town without selling your current house. Open the door with renting According to Zillow, […]

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Is Now a Good Time to Sell?

Posted by Shawn Simpson // September 1, 2021

According to Realty Biz News, you may be asking if now is a good time to sell? Prices have gone up in a very short time. Today, the Case-Shiller indices revealed that home prices in America’s 20 largest cities have exploded at 19.08% YoY in June, up from 17.14% in May, beating expectations of 18.6%, and […]

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Sell Your Omaha House

Posted by Shawn Simpson // August 25, 2021

There comes a morning in many lives when you need to sell your Omaha house. It’s the day you inherit a house here in Nebraska. You and your siblings now face a carnival of choices. What to do with the house; renovate it, rent it, live in it, or sell it? If you live out […]

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U.S. Foreclosure Market Report

Posted by Shawn Simpson // August 18, 2021

ATTOM, parent company to RealtyTrac (, released its July 2021 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, which shows there were a total of 12,483 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions, or bank repossessions — down 4 percent from a month ago but up 40 percent from a year ago. These numbers reflect the last month […]

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When to Hire a Real Estate Lawyer

Posted by Shawn Simpson // August 11, 2021

If everything is going well and you have an excellent agent, you may not require the services of a lawyer. However, there are situations when to hire a real estate lawyer is a good question. When to Hire a Real Estate Lawyer When Buying Without a Broker A “for sale by owner” transaction will save […]

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Real Estate Capital Gains

Posted by Shawn Simpson // August 4, 2021

If you have decided to sell a house or are in the process of selling it, you need to keep in mind that usually, there are taxes on real estate capital gains. Generally speaking, the higher the price you sell, the bigger your tax bill from Uncle Sam. There are some ways to avoid these […]

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Home Staging

Posted by Shawn Simpson // July 28, 2021

We have talked a lot about home staging in Omaha to present your home in the best light for potential homebuyers when they visit. We said, “Home staging in Omaha is the act of preparing a house or condominium for sale. The goal of staging is to make a home appealing to the largest number […]

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