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As you sit down to consider your goals for 2009 don't forget to consider your housing in your future plans. Are you going to put your home on the market?  Are you going to remodel or upgrade your home?  Whether you plan to sell or sit tight one thing is for certain.  You house is one of your bigg...
Burglary is the most common threat to your home.  There are more than 1 million burglaries a year in this country and the number is rising.  Hard economic times lead to increases in theft when it is harder to find work. While many people believe that theft takes place at night, statistically, mos...
I read in the New York Times last Saturday that first-time home buyers may be living in a Golden Age.  Columnist, Rob Lieber, predicts is that what economists will say in 5 to 10 years time as they analyze the past through the rearview mirror of hindsight. Mr. Lieber writes, "Then everyone who sa...
We have all heard the adage that a bride never just marries a man but his entire family as well.  Well, the same is true when buying a home.  If you are considering the purchase of a new home please consider the following.  If you have children it's important to know about the schools they will b...
Thanksgiving is the time to surround yourself with family and friends to enjoy a festive meal, lively conversation and watching the big game.  My family is no different but I wanted to find new way to make Thanksgiving special for my children.  So like most mothers today I hopped on the internet ...
Everyone I meet asks me this question.  Let's take a look at the numbers.  According to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), Inventory is down to 5,560 existing homes now listed.  This is down 22% from the end of October, 2007.  The number of homes sold and closed is down over 16% from last year. ...
November 11 is the day we have set aside to honor our Veterans especially honoring their duty and sacrifice. Originally called Armistice Day, November 11 was set aside to honor Veterans in 1938 because it was the day of the end of WWI - November 11, 1918. I learned this and more at a wonderful we...
It's a gorgeous fall weekend here in Omaha and many of us are out working to make certain our homes are winterized.  It's so important to protect what may be our greatest asset so I thought I'd give you a short checklist of items need to get set for winter blasts.   First, get your furnace inspec...

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