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Great News!  There was a segment on Good Morning America that named Nebraska the "Happiest State" based on a study done my  The study looked at the unemployment rate, the number of foreclosures and mortgage information.  Here is the link to view the segment - Enjoy! http://abcnews...
Hey guys, it's Springtime! Roll up those shirtsleeves and get to work. Many homeowners are looking for great projects designed to enhance their lives as well as their homes. One of the best improvements I can recommend is adding a deck. this is a terrific way to increase the living space and the ...
I run into this situation almost every day. There are so many homeowners who wish to advertise they have an extra bedroom in the basement.  Many are so disappointed when their realtor explains the finished room can NOT be counted as a bedroom.  According to local law, a bedroom must have 2 main i...
It is my pleasure to introduce you to a business associate of mine, Kevin Capece, with Farmers' Insurance.  I've known Kevin for some time now and know him to be an excellent agent who is always looking for ways to protect his clients.  Kevin has agreed to let me share with you his Top 10 Ways to...
March is the month we welcome Spring and Daylight Savings Time.  Now that you've set your clocks forward it's time to consider the following home maintenance checklist. 1. Carbon monoxide detectors and fire alarms need fresh batteries from time to time.  This is a good time to change the batterie...
As I was reading old emails this evening I stumbled across this great article on from Rismedia,  It gives wonderful ideas of ways to make your home a refuge during these difficult times.  I thought it was too good not to pass on.  Enjoy!
If you are a first-time home buyer or have not owned a principal residence in the last 3 years then please take special note of the following.  If you purchase a home and close on the property between January 1, 2009 and December 1, 2009, then you may be eligible for a tax credit up to $8,000.  T...
I was recently reading an article at a website called Realty Times that spoke about buying now before the spring rush.  Many of these tips will apply to Omaha home buyers but the most important tip is don't wait.  With low interest rates, many homes for sale and the $8000 Tax Credit for first tim...
I know I speak for many when I say, "I just can't take any more bad news".  I've even stopped reading the paper and stopped watching the news.  I have asked my husband (a news junkie) to let me know if there is something newsworthy that I should know about.  To listen to the news media, one would...
As a Mother of 2 elementary age children, I'm policed pretty carefully when it comes to "living green."  We carefully recycle plastics, metal and paper every week and we do all we can to reduce our heating, cooling and water usage.  We also changed every light bulb in our house from incandescent ...

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