Posted by Rick Kanne on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 4:06 PMBy Rick Kanne / September 12, 2016Comment
What size truck do you need? How many boxes? Is the old couch coming, too? Better figure it out now.
Properly preparing for any move — whether big or small — is essential for a successful, low(er) stress moving experience.
Assessing everything in and outside your home that you want to take along — and figuring out exactly how you’ll actually get everything on your list into your new space — is essential when preparing to move. Here are three steps to pulling it off.
Making a list of all your belongings may be daunting, but it’s necessary for a flawless moving experience. Take comfort knowing that once you commit, the benefits of a home inventory don’t end on moving day.
Posted by Rick Kanne on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 1:19 PMBy Rick Kanne / August 26, 2016Comment
Beautiful custom home built by Ted Grace. 1.5 Story in Eagle Run West, backs to Champions golf course. One owner home with lovely highend finishes throughout. Living Room features large windows and soaring ceilings with lots of natural light. Kitchen has an open hearth area w/fireplace, large mudroom off to kitchen. Master BR w/huge bathroom & walk-in closet. 2nd floor has 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths & office area. Spacious walk-out basement w/kitchen & playroom.
Posted by Rick Kanne on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 10:13 AMBy Rick Kanne / August 11, 2016Comment
Beautifully maintained Dist. 66 Ranch on .3 acres! Hardwood floors throughout. 3 season knotty pine enclosed porch. Ann addtional 300 sq. ft. 409 additional sq.ft. in basement. Drywall up. Great for a rec room. Huge flat lot. Won't last! "AS IS"
Posted by Rick Kanne on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 10:53 AMBy Rick Kanne / August 6, 2016Comment
Stunning turn of the century 2 1/2 story home in the heart of historic Bemis Park. Main floor boasts spacious rooms for entertaining with original wood floors, paneling, fixtures and built-ins. Updated kitchen features granite countertops, gas range and ceramic tile floors. Second floor has huge master suite w/full bath, a Jack and Jill bedroom layout and office/sitting room. Lower level in-law suite w/seperate entrance. Newer windows and roof. Just minutes to downtown Omaha/Creighton.
Posted by Rick Kanne on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 2:06 PMBy Rick Kanne / July 14, 2016Comment
Gorgeous south facing 2 story in Seville! Spacious family room with a fireplace and a wet bar. Kitchen has a center island, a pantry and hard wood flooring. 4 nice sized bedrooms. Master suite includes a sitting room and full bath with a whirlpool tub. Well landscaped, privacy fenced yard. Newer high end presidential roof.
Posted by Rick Kanne on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 11:03 AMBy Rick Kanne / June 21, 2016Comment
"LOSEYOURSELF IN NATURE AND FIND PEACE" with this West-facing home, backing to natural woods and surrounding by hundreds of perennials. A 2 year old tiered deck gives a vision point as deer, turkey, and red fox stroll by. Low taxes, vacant adjacent lot(also for sale) which allows for a spacious priceless atmosphere. Relax in an interior with aspects of a sunken main level den, cathedral ceilings, wood floors, and finished LL Rec room. Easy acess to airport, old Market, and west Omaha.
Posted by Rick Kanne on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 11:44 AMBy Rick Kanne / June 15, 2016Comment
SOLD - Don't want to build new? Buy this near new spacious Ranch with Vaulted Ceilings throughout the main floor! 3 bed, 2 bath, 3 car garage nestled in a cozy cul-de-sac on .02 acres with no backyard neighbors. Basement has over 1150 finished sqft for entertaining, plus a room for tons of storage space.
Posted by Ben Thompson on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 11:21 AMBy Ben Thompson / June 14, 2016Comment
This gorgeous home sits on a large cul-de-sac lot and includes a huge private park-like backyard. Tons of amenities including Brazilian cherry flring, soaring ceilings, open flr plan, ceramic tile flring, formal dining room & much more! The kit has SS appliances, pantry, island & dining area. Finished walk-out LL w/ 2nd kit, rec rm w/ bar, bonus rms & a two ¾ baths. Partially covered deck, 8 person Jacuzzi, lovely landscaping, new roof, dual zone htg w/ antibacterial system and so much more!
Posted by David Neese on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 5:27 PMBy David Neese / March 15, 20163 Comments
Different Ranch models of new construction
I spend a lot of my time working and showing builder model homes and I have seen a lot of recent interest in small ranch homes. A ranch is a single story above ground home with a basement below ground with one or more bedrooms above ground. Most of these builders base their pricing with an unfinished basement which is generally 100% of the size of the main floor so a ranch style home will usually have a very large basement when compared to other styles. The 3 different builders and floorplans I will discuss are all at $220-250,000 without a finished basement.
It is quite common to get a request to build these as handicap accessible and all of the builders can modify these plans to accommodate. Generally all will have plumbing roughed in for a bathroom in the basement and there is lots of room to expand below.
This first home is the Garnet plan from Richland Homes...
Posted by David Neese on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 12:04 PMBy David Neese / February 27, 2016Comment
Hey it’s Realtor David Neese from OmahaRealEstate.com and here are our Omaha real estate market stats for January of 2016.
If you have a home to sell this is definitely the time to get it on the market as we are definitely cruising along in a hot seller’s market.
Comparing January of 2015 to 2016 we see some rapid acceleration in sales. Active homes for sale dropped 18.35%, from 2,964 to 2,420 which is a huge drop in inventory.
Average time on market for homes that actually sold dropped 28%, that’s right 28%! It was down from 57 days a year ago to 41 days this year. Mind you days on market always drags a bit in the winter here for some crazy reason. What is interesting is the size of the drop considering the harshness of this winter compared to last year’s winter. ...
Posted by David Neese on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 3:32 PMBy David Neese / January 21, 2016Comment
Omaha real estate market stats for December 2015
Omaha has seen steady increases in real estate sales all throughout 2015 and December of 2015 compared to December of 2014 is no exception.
There has been a 16.49% decrease in inventory meaning homes are getting harder and harder to find. The average list price is up 6.46% and average sales price is 7.31% higher than the previous December.
The average overall sales price for December was $194,462 which includes new construction. For existing homes the median sales price was $152,450 which was a 6.19% increase over the prior December.
New construction saw an annual increase of 5.27% growing from 285k a year ago to 301k for 2015. New construction saw a 4.45% increase in homes sold over the prior year with 1,615 new homes sold throughout metro Omaha.
Posted by Aimee Ketcham on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 9:32 PMBy Aimee Ketcham / May 5, 2015Comment
When it comes to energy efficiency, look for smart features and expertise to help you save energy and money and add value to your home.
1. Begin with a Right-Sized Home.
If the home you buy is simply too large for you or your family’s needs or plans, you stand a good chance of wasting energy through excessive heating and cooling costs. If it’s too small, you’ll feel cramped and uncomfortable. It’s a big investment, so seek balance and buy it “right” from the outset.
2. Purchase Energy Star Appliances Such as Your TV, Dishwasher, Washer and Dryer, and Microwave.
And especially the refrigerator, as it alone contributes about 10 percent of the energy use in a home. Also, unplug electronics not in use or turn off power strips to avoid phantom charges.
3. Install Efficient Lighting Such as Compact Flourescent (CLF) or LED Bulbs in Every Fixture.
Lighting accounts for about 6 percent of an energy bill...