Omaha Home & Real Estate Blog

According to new data released by the Great Plains Regional MLS for November 2019, the Omaha area real estate market is still very strong.

Let’s take a look at some of the numbers from November 2019:

November 2019 Omaha Area Real Estate Statistics

Average Sold Price: $225,092 (Up 2.8% from November 2018)
Homes Sold: 978 (Up 1.7% from November 2018)
New Listings: 1,150 (Down 9% from November 2018)
Pending Listings: 932 (Up 3.7% from November 2018)
Days on the Market: 20 Days (Down 4.8% from November 2018)

All data from Great Plains Regional MLS. Report © 2019 ShowingTime.

This report covers residential real estate activity in the Omaha area, which includes the counties of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders and Washington in Nebraska; the

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A couple weeks ago, the Welcome Home Team was recognized by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate as the #10 team nationally in the number of homes closed. Better Homes has over 11,000 agents and 350 offices nationwide.

Last year, we did more than 100 transactions and almost $30 million.

This is truly a team award. I couldn’t have done any of this without my fantastic team. I started what has become the Welcome Home Team back in April 2017. At that point, there was no name, and it was just me and John Watson. Luke Cavagnaro and Mark Gorup joined shortly after to make up our small but mighty team. My team is made up of not only amazing real estate agents but even better human beings.

We are also fortunate to have so many clients that have put

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Overseeding & Aerating

Overseeding in early September is important to a healthy lawn. Summers in Omaha can wreak havoc on grass. A healthy lawn next year starts today.

Furance Maintenance

Before temperatures start to plummet, have your furnace serviced. As with other winter jobs, the sooner you call contractors, the more likely you’ll find them available and affordable.

Plant a Tree or Some Shrubs

In Nebraska, fall is the BEST time to plant trees and shrubs. Visit the Nebraska Forest Service website or a local extension office for tree recommendations.

Replace Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors should be replaced every 10 years because the sensors wear out. When was the last time you replaced your smoke detectors?

Don't Rake ALL Your

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Yesterday, Omaha received 6.16 inches of rain. It came up just short of the highest-ever-one-day rainfall total of 6.46 inches.

When we get that amount of rain, homeowners get very, very nervous. Nervous about their roof leaking and nervous about water in their basement.

After the rain stopped yesterday, I did a quick video. I shared a few tips on how to prevent water in your basement. Sometimes the easiest (and cheapest) fixes make the biggest difference.

 

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I love talking about real estate.

And there is never a shortage of people asking me about the current market. Everyone wants to know.

The answer is complicated because it depends on what “market” you are asking about. Are you a buyer? A seller? What price point? Location?

In general, homes are selling fast. Really fast. Unless you are talking about the luxury market (let’s say $400k and up). Those homes are taking longer to sell.

Homes between $100k and $250k in many neighborhoods are selling in days if not hours. And many with multiple offers.

How is this market compared to last year?

Compared to this time last year, there are FEWER homes on the market. And home prices (not including new construction) are up 9%. Yes, 9%! If you are a

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Are you in the market for a new washer and dryer? I just got a great deal on a new washer 2 hours ago, and I want to share it with you.

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and stores are already offering Black Friday deals.

TheWireCutter.com is one of my favorite sites online. It is a review website similar to Consumer Reports. I have bought several products (bluetooth speaker and headphones to name a few) because of high marks by TheWireCutter.com. The website is focused on gadgets while the sister site, TheSweetHome.com, is focussed on products for the home.

That leads me to TheSweetHomes.com's review of The Best Washer and Dryer. The highest marks went to the LG WM3570HWA washer and the LG DLEX3570W. I read through the review and decided this was

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