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Radon gas is a topic that almost always comes up when buying or selling a home.  Most people don’t know much about it, but know that they have to deal with it when they sell their home. 

While dealing with a radon problem is necessary when selling, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Surgeon General urge all American s to protect their health by testing their homes, schools and other buildings for radon even if they aren’t selling.  In honor of the EPA’s “National Radon Action Month” I thought I would give you some of the facts about radon. 

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You can't see, smell or taste radon, but it could present a dangerous level in your home.  Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of about

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A handmade wreath tied with ribbon and bells. A festive snowman stationed in your yard. Twinkling lights that adorn your home. All of these can signal that the holiday season has arrived, but only one of these can cause intense frustration year after year. Putting up outdoor lighting is always a chore, but in some years due to weather, it can actually be quite dangerous. For homeowners who’ve considered outsourcing this tedious task, we’ve done the legwork for you! 

 

Courtesy of Brite Ideas 

 

To learn all about outdoor holiday lighting and more, we chatted with Josh Scearcy, the Vice President of Business Development at Brite Ideas Decorating. Brite Ideas is actually a longtime Omaha landmark; the company was founded in Omaha by Travis

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Starting next week, you will start using the new trash cans in Omaha. 

I created a video to answer some common questions people have been having. 

If your question wasn’t answered or if you haven’t gotten your new containers, visit https://wasteline.org/ or call 402-444-5238.

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Are you interested in buying a condo in Omaha? There are a bunch of different buildings to choose from. Each building has different features, amenities, rules, etc.

You could tour every building to see if you like the location, the unit, etc. But, to help you save time, I've decided to do some video tours of some of these different condos. 

The first condo is Beebe Runyan in downtown Omaha. I do a walkthrough of the building, the amenities, the parking garage, the rooftop, and even tour a condo.

I hope this helps! Please let me know what you think. And if you are interested in buying a condo, please reach out to me.

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I hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy.

If you are considering buying a home in the near future, you should know about some of the changes we are going through.

In the video below, I cover several ways the home buying process has changed in the past month including...

  • Home Showing Restrictions
  • Inspections
  • Closing Time Frame
  • And More

If you still have questions, please feel free to reach out to me.

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It’s been a very long time since we posted about the most expensive homes sold in Omaha. We are back, and I hope you enjoy this post.

These are the 5 most expensive homes sold and listed in the MLS in 2019.

#5

Sales Price: $1,725,000

9230 Capitol Avenue
Omaha, NE 68114

9230 Capitol - Omaha, NE

6 Bedrooms
8 Bathrooms
9,295 Square Feet

Located in Westchester / District 66

Description: Inviting six-bedroom home, constructed by McNeil Company in 2001 to the highest standards. Exquisite finishes and architectural details throughout. Extensive exterior lighting and landscaping provides a stunning setting in central Omaha. The open kitchen, family room and informal dining area are the heart of this home, offering access to the private patio area, including an

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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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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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