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Five ways to start building equity in a home

Five ways to start building equity in a home
 OMG Alyssa 6/19/2019 7:10 AM
Buying a home is not easy, so many decisions. Big decisions, little decisions, forever decisions! Buying a home can sometimes feel like an overwhelming commitment, paying a mortgage every month for 30 years! Pay off your home faster, build equity in your new home and increase your home’s value with these tips!   Read More

Home Negotiation Tactics For First-Time Homebuyers

Home Negotiation Tactics For First-Time Homebuyers
 OMG John 7/11/2018 2:18 PM
Ideally, you won’t need aggressive home negotiation tactics the first time you buy a house. Imagine, you’ll look at a few houses online, find your dream house in your preferred price range, make an offer, have it accepted and start packing. But it doesn’t always happen that way. In fact, it rarely does! Read More

It’s Not Me, It’s You : Breaking Up With A Bad Realtor

It’s Not Me, It’s You : Breaking Up With A Bad Realtor
 OMG John 2/21/2018 6:00 AM
You used to be listened to. Calls used to be returned. Emails used to be read. They’ve ghosted out on you. But, now you’re left wondering if there’s something to be salvaged or if it’s just time to move on...to another realtor. Read More

Benefits & Advantages Of Home Ownership

Benefits & Advantages Of Home Ownership
 OMG John 1/10/2018 12:00 PM
If your New Year’s resolutions included buying a new home for you and your family, you may be wondering what the benefits and advantages are of home ownership. In the Omaha area, we’re loving the statistics right now for our local market. But why is home ownership a good choice? Read More

4 New Year’s Resolutions To Help You Buy A Home In 2018

4 New Year’s Resolutions To Help You Buy A Home In 2018
 OMG John 12/20/2017 12:00 PM
Is a new home in the plans for 2018? One of the key factors to help you get into a home is planning. (We know, we know… Not a fun word at all!) But with good planning and resolve, you can make the whole process a little easier. Read More

Nine Tips For House Hunting Over The Holidays

Nine Tips For House Hunting Over The Holidays
 OMG John 11/15/2017 6:20 AM
Parties, food, drinks, inclement weather, family, friends, laughter… and house hunting? It can be a difficult time of year to househunt for your new home, but here are nine quick tips to help make house hunting during these tough Midwestern winters a little easier. Read More

Top 10 Ways To Tank The Closing On Your New Home

Top 10 Ways To Tank The Closing On Your New Home
 OMG John 11/8/2017 6:00 AM
For many of us, it’s a lifelong dream to become a homeowner. It can be a stressful, drawn-out process. You can do a lot of things right, but you can also do a lot of things wrong. Here’s a list of the top ten things NOT to do to make sure you TANK the closing! Read More

How Technology Has Changed Buying And Selling Real Estate

How Technology Has Changed Buying And Selling Real Estate
 OMG John 10/18/2017 6:00 AM
Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a home the internet and social media applications can be a place to go. The internet and social media has had a large impact on the realtors and consumers in the industry. This is because the way the real estate market once worked is no longer the same way. Read More

A First Time Home Buyer And A New Job : A Guideline

A First Time Home Buyer And A New Job : A Guideline
 OMG John 9/13/2017 6:00 AM
A new job and a new home are times to celebrate in each person's life. However, with little job experience and being the new guy/girl at the office can cause problems for buying a new home. However, all hope is not lost, these are the guidelines to understand to finding your perfect home. Read More

Don’t Fret, First-Time Home Buyers : How To Make A Down Payment

Don’t Fret, First-Time Home Buyers : How To Make A Down Payment
 OMG John 9/6/2017 6:00 AM
The time has finally come, you are looking for your future home. This is an exciting time for everyone, but it is also a nerve-racking time. The idea behind mortgages, making down-payments, financing, and different kinds of loans can be overwhelming. However, it is possible and can be a less overwhelming task than many believe. Read More