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Omaha Home Sales Up 17% in 2012 Over 2011

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Nebraska Real EstateHome sales in 2012 in the metro area were up 17 percent over the year before. That’s good news for anyone planning on selling or even buying a home this next year.

More than 11,000 new and existing homes sold in the Omaha area last year. That’s the second highest number ever, second only to 2006, before the national economy screeched to a halt. New home construction in 2012 was up more than 15 percent over the previous year.

Amanda Worner moved into a growing neighborhood near 180th and Maple a little over a year ago and has noticed the progress. “The empty lots that we kind of saw when we first moved in, there weren’t a whole lot of other homes building. But now in the last year it’s really taken off.”

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Omaha’s Real Estate Market Booming

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Nebraska Real EstateExperts say Omaha’s real estate boom shows signs the metro is leaving the recession.

Developer Mike Moylan is overseeing the final phase of the Barker Building project in downtown Omaha, wrapping up what he calls the busy year for his company.

Moylan said he has seen a substantial rise in demand for retail space. “It was really good for downtown Omaha,” Moylan said.

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Omaha Housing Market Showing Signs of Improvement

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“For sale” signs are still going up, but in the Heartland, they’re coming down faster.

Bill Black is an Omaha realtor. He says now actually couldn’t be a better time to sell, especially when compared to previous years. He says home sales are up 15% from this July to the last, and not only are there fewer homes on the market, but they’re selling for more too.

“My sister lives in a neighborhood south of approximately 126nd and Q streets and her house sold in approximately two weeks,” said Dave Norlen.

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Homes Selling Faster in Omaha Real Estate Market

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Nebraska Real EstateWhile the Omaha-metro’s housing market never suffered the same kinds of blows as other areas, things were much slower this time last year. But the tide is turning.

Linda Carpenter with Keller Williams Realty said, “Last year, days on market was an average of 98 days. This year, we’re seeing 39 days as our average days on market. So we’re really seeing the trend shift.”

Carpenter pointed out that Omaha is fairing better than Kansas City or Des Moines. And the national average is 84 days on the market before a house sells.

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Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Scott Frohm, Omaha

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Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals.

Gay Friendly Nebraska Realtors and Real Estate Professionals

Being a great realtor takes many qualities and skills – integrity, knowledge of the community and real estate market, marketing savvy, great negotiation skills and a widespread professional network.

That said, in my experience as a Omaha real estate professional, I’ve also found that providing the best service is all about putting my clients first. I’m always available for my clients, am a good listener and a good communicator, and I respond quickly my clients’ needs.

My “client first” philosophy means that I’m continually improving my skills and ways of doing business. In addition, I’ve found that the latest online technologies help me to do everything I’ve always done, only more quickly and efficiently. They’ve also helped me to extend the range of services I provide to my clients.

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NE: Amid Stiff Competition, Omaha Home Sellers Hire Stagers

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Faced with a surplus of competing for-sale signs, more home sellers are going that extra step to make their house pop, er, sell.

They’re hiring professional “home stagers” — consultants who rent pictures to brighten bland rooms, rearrange furniture to maximize living space, declutter, de-odor or do whatever is needed to increase appeal.

Vickie Jenkins, who recently launched the Go-2-Girls staging business, went as far as to replace a client’s drywall, caulk a bathroom tub and tear out sea foam green carpet.
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NE: Omaha Home Values Flat

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Omaha Real EstateThe Wakonda area in northeast Omaha has seen changes over the years — white flight to the suburbs in the 1960s and 1970s, increased numbers of rental properties, an aging and dwindling population.

Now the Douglas County Assessor’s Office has weighed in with its own take on the homes north of Sorensen Parkway between 42nd and 60th Streets. The county is dropping property valuations this year for 43 percent of the houses in the area. Those valuation cuts stand out in the latest round of property assessments, which are largely flat in Douglas and Sarpy Counties.

In Douglas County, eight out of nine homeowners will see no change in valuations. In Sarpy, nearly all valuations are updated, but the changes are slight. Two-thirds of all Sarpy home valuations will go up or down less than 2 percent.

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