How to Negotiate With Difficult Sellers

HOMEBUYERS, TRANSACTION Some sellers are challenging – they don’t want complications or compromises. They can demand all-cash offers, no inspections and for you to pay over list price. The only thing you can do is make it hard for the seller to be difficult. Ask your Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network professional to contact the seller’s … Continued

The Benefits of Tree Trimming

HOME MAINTENANCE If you’ve got dead limbs, branches growing into power lines, branches overhanging your house, or tree growth that obstruct visibility for vehicles and pedestrians, it’s time to do some tree trimming. Home insurer Allstate.com says there are three basic reasons for trimming your trees. In order of importance, they are: Falling tree branches … Continued

What is Fair Market Value?

Homeowners’ Advice If you’re buying or selling a home, the concept of fair market value is important. Each home, even if it were built identically to its neighbors, is unique. Variables such as physical condition, improvements or damages, location and overall desirability can each affect the perceived value of any property. According to Smartasset.com, fair … Continued

Three Home Trends That Will Stay Around

LUXURY, SMART TECHNOLOGIES, HOMEOWNERS, HOMEBUYERS, LIFESTYLE The way Americans use their homes has changed since the advent of the pandemic. Once many activities were significantly curtailed or eliminated, from going to the office or school, travel, gatherings, dining out, to theaters and other entertainment, homeowners spent more time at home. Here are some home design … Continued

How Inquiries Impact Your Credit

MORTGAGE ADVICE, CREDIT REPORTS, HOMEBUYERS, FINANCE Mortgage lenders depend on the information found in credit reports and credit scores. One of the numbers that cause fluctuations in a consumer’s credit scores is inquiries. Inquiries, according to Equifax.com, are “entries that appear on your credit report when your credit information is accessed by a legally authorized … Continued

10 Steps to Extend Appliances & Systems

Keep all booklets, warranties and operating instructions for every system and appliance in one convenient place. Follow suggested scheduled maintenance, such as bi-annual checkups for air condition systems. Keep supplies on hand – a plunger, drain cleaner, filters, etc. Change heating and air filters once a month. Clothes need room to tumble to get clean, … Continued

What is Fair Market Value?

If you’re buying or selling a home, the concept of fair market value is important. Each home, even if it were built identically to its neighbors, is unique. Variables such as physical condition, improvements or damages, location and overall desirability can each affect the perceived value of any property. According to Smartasset.com, fair market value … Continued

March Honey Do’s

Clean The Gutters  – Remove leaves, pine needles, and other debris that have accumulated over the winter so your gutter system is ready to handle spring showers. Clean the AC condenser— Remove dust and debris that have accumulated on the AC condenser so that the AC works efficiently. Prep the Yard—Start bringing your yard back to … Continued

What’s Omaha’s Most Expensive Home?

Would you like to tour Omaha’s most expensive home? The home is located on almost 2.5 acres in Midtown, near the Univeristy of Nebraska at Omaha and just North of Dodge Street in the popular Fairacres subdivision. From the meticulously maintained grounds, to the cobblestone drive or even the custom woodwork, the home is spectacular … Continued

Military Mortgage

If you’re active military or an armed services veteran who’s ready to buy a home, a Veterans Benefits Administration (VA) home loan allows you to transact with no down-payment, no minimum credit score, and a better interest rate than you’d otherwise qualify for because the VA is guaranteeing the loan for the mortgage lender. You’ll … Continued