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Recession After Effects Still Being Felt

Posted by Shawn Simpson // April 13, 2016

Recession After Effects Still Being Felt

Janice Podsada, World-Herald staff writer, reports “The Great Recession ended several years ago, but recession after effects still being felt in the local real estate development and construction industry, local leaders said Friday.” “Everyone is scared of a bubble again,” said Andy Stine, director of business development at Omaha-based Kiewit Building Group. “Stine and other […]


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A Tax Lien

Posted by Shawn Simpson // March 9, 2016

A Tax Lien

Last week we talked about Federal and State Tax Liens. If you recall we said, “A tax lien is a lien imposed by law upon a property to secure the payment of taxes. A tax lien may be imposed for delinquent taxes owed on real property or personal property, or as a result of failure to pay income taxes or other taxes.” In essence, a tax lien […]


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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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Best Places to Live in Nebraska

Posted by Shawn Simpson // October 28, 2015

Best Places to Live in Nebraska

The Housing Predictor has a list of best places to live in Nebraska. The housing market in the state’s capital is looking pretty good this year. The Lincoln NE real estate market is one of the most active in the area, right below Omaha, as far as the numbers of listings and transactions go. The median […]


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Do I Need Title Insurance

Posted by Shawn Simpson // October 14, 2015

Do I need Title Insurance

When it comes to closing on a house in Omaha, amidst all the paperwork, you might ask, Do I need Title Insurance? Suppose as INMAN points out, “You receive a late notice in the mail for a loan you do not have. This notice says you have an equity line of credit, but you don’t. Upon further […]


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Neighbor Battle is Unsettling

Posted by Shawn Simpson // September 30, 2015

Neighbor Battle is Unsettling

A neighbor battle is unsettling. For Stacy Williams, the six chickens in her backyard in Omaha, NE, are a blessing. But to the next-door dwellers, Brad and Lynn Perry—not so much. The Perrys say the animals are a nuisance—and a judge recently ruled in their favor, saying the chickens have to go. I assume, according to Omaha.com, because the subdivision of Trendwood has […]


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Boomerang Buyers

Posted by Shawn Simpson // September 9, 2015

Boomerang Buyers

Omaha.com writes, “Seven years after the real estate bust, many who lost their homes have rebuilt their credit and are back in the market. Experts say these boomerang buyers will be an important segment of the real estate market in the coming years.  Boomerang buyers: a term coined by the Wall Street Journal, are people […]


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How to Avoid Foreclosure

Posted by Shawn Simpson // September 2, 2015

How to Avoid Foreclosure

With about 500 Omaha homes in the ongoing pain of foreclosure, the recurrent question is how to avoid foreclosure in Omaha, Nebraska. Google “Zillow and Omaha”  and you will see the Omaha area locations of foreclosures for sale and potential foreclosures. What does it take to avid foreclosure? How to avoid foreclosure? Answer these questions […]


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Inherit a House in Omaha

Posted by Shawn Simpson // August 26, 2015

Inherit a House in Omaha

If you grew up here, there comes a time in many lives when you inherit a house in Omaha. You and your siblings now face some difficult choices. What to do with the house; renovate it, rent it, live in it, or sell it? Take a deep breath. Nothing has to be done immediately. You […]


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