August 2012

There are 3 blog entries for August 2012.

Omaha’s Gold Coast Historic District

Friday, August 31st, 2012 at 4:49pm. 6877 Views, 0 Comments.

Italian Renaissance Revival Statue

Located in Midtown Omaha, the Gold Coast Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997. According to the Gold Coast Historic District Preservation Association, 357 properties have historical significance in this area.

The Gold Coast Historic District is comprised of Blackstone, Cathedral, and Joslyn Castle. These neighborhoods reflect the housing styles of the times, including Tudor Revival, Classical Revival, Italian Renaissance Revival, Victorian Eclectic, Prairie Style, and Jacobethan Revival.

Gold Coast Location

The Gold Coast District is comprised of roughly 30 blocks between 36th, 40th, Jones, and Cuming Streets.

History of the Gold Coast District

During the 1920s, Omaha's Gold Coast was a social…

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Home Buying: A Home Features Checklist

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 at 4:18pm. 4297 Views, 0 Comments.

Deciding to buy a home is a huge financial decision. Once credit checks have been done and a price limit has been set, many people relax, thinking the rest (touring different homes and picking one) will be easy. But is difficult to rely on memory alone for keeping track of the features of even a few homes. It is also difficult not to be swayed into thinking that one very appealing feature in a home can make up for a lack of other features that you wanted.

Eat-in KitchenBefore looking at any homes, it is a good idea to go through the following checklist and decide what features are important to you. Make sure you identify which features you must have and which features you would like, but could live without. Stick to your original features list and only let your…

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Hard-to-Sell Homes

Friday, August 3rd, 2012 at 1:32pm. 4019 Views, 0 Comments.

No home owner wants to hear that their home is considered a hard-to-sell home; fewer still, will be be the first to admit that their home might fall into this category. The good news is that no home is really "unsalable" - it is just a matter of presenting the right offer at the right asking price.

What Is a Hard-to-Sell Home?

hard-to-sell_home_361Hard-to-sell homes are generally homes with a feature, or combination of features, that most people find disagreeable. Usually these features that are unlikeable would cost a great deal to fix, require a lot of work, or are unfixable. Sometimes it is not a matter of what your home has, but rather what your home lacks.

Homes that are difficult to sell, may have old kitchens with out-of-date plumbing, fixtures, and…

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