Home Buyers Guide for the Omaha Metro Area

Home Buyers Guide for the Omaha Metro Area





Finding and purchasing a home that will meet your needs is a significant and often stressful time. Our goal is to make this transition as smooth as possible. We are experts in the area, and once we learn what it is that you’re looking for, finding your dream home is simple.






Home Buyers Guide for the Omaha Metro Area

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What Should I Do First?buying a home in Omaha

Before looking at homes, which I know you're probably dying to do and have already done, (I get it) you should know how much you can afford. Our simple mortgage calculator can give you a rough idea but this alone is not enough to qualify for a home loan. There is nothing more frustrating to find a home you love only to find out you can't actually afford it. Trust me. As much fun as it is to look for a house, not knowing if you can afford it can be nerve-wracking.

The first step to buying a house is to get pre-approved. This is where you find a lender you like and trust and they actually look over all your income and debts to determine how much you can afford in a monthly mortgage payment. Now, if you're buying with all cash, you can skip this step entirely because I assume you know how much cash you have and will keep your search to those parameters.

Who Do I Go to for a Loan?

You can shop around just like you would for your home. Check your bank's rates, credit unions, or our favorite, a mortgage lender or loan officer that might be initially more spendy upfront but can search through thousands of options and banks to find the best deal for you. You definitely save money in the long run. 

Your lender will want proof of your income and any debts and liabilities to determine an appropriate monthly mortgage payment. And just because you can afford that payment doesn't mean you need to max out your budget... keeping a little under will give you that cushion you might need for repairs and such in the future.

Okay, NOW Can I Look at Homes?

Yes! Now you can look! If you have pre-approval in hand you can confidently look at homes that you can afford! And remember, using your own representative throughout the process means your needs and interest are protected! It costs you nothing to use your own buyer's agent so why wouldn't you? We strongly urge buyers not to use a listing agent when buying the house. It's almost like using the Plaintiff's lawyer when you're the defendant - why would you? 

So Let's get started! Check out the latest listings in our area below or contact us at any time for tips and to set up a buyer meeting! We'd love to chat with you!!

Newest Listings Around Omaha February 26, 2024
86
Listed
2
Avg. DOM
$166.24
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$330,000
Med. List Price
86 Properties
Page 1 of 8
$375,000
Neighborhood: Diamond Head
3
Beds
1F13/411/2
Baths
3,013
Sq.Ft.
1993
Year Built
1
Day on Site
22404141
MLS
$205,000
Neighborhood: Ralston Add
2
Beds
2
Baths
2,252
Sq.Ft.
1950
Year Built
1
Day on Site
22404142
MLS
Open 3/1
12191 Pedersen Dr Omaha,  NE 68144
$240,000
Neighborhood: Westwood Heights
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,724
Sq.Ft.
1961
Year Built
1
Day on Site
22404143
MLS
Open 3/3
4802 Lakeside Circle Papillion,  NE 68133
$730,000
Neighborhood: Lakewood Villages
4
Beds
2F23/411/2
Baths
4,763
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
1
Day on Site
22404146
MLS
$345,000
Neighborhood: Villas At Creekside
3
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
1,427
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
1
Day on Site
22404152
MLS
$340,000
Neighborhood: Pheasant Run
3
Beds
2F23/4
Baths
2,651
Sq.Ft.
1978
Year Built
1
Day on Site
22404153
MLS
$490,000
Neighborhood: Springfield Pines
4
Beds
1F23/4
Baths
2,735
Sq.Ft.
2024
Year Built
1
Day on Site
22404167
MLS
$495,000
Neighborhood: Springfield Pines
4
Beds
1F13/4
Baths
1,852
Sq.Ft.
2024
Year Built
1
Day on Site
22404169
MLS
$275,000
Neighborhood: Westwood Heights
4
Beds
1F21/2
Baths
1,598
Sq.Ft.
1962
Year Built
1
Day on Site
22404174
MLS
$299,000
Neighborhood: Roxbury Add
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,864
Sq.Ft.
1975
Year Built
1
Day on Site
22404183
MLS
Open 3/2
21727 Blaine St Omaha,  NE 68022
$649,854
Neighborhood: Westbury Farm
4
Beds
1F23/4
Baths
3,022
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
1
Day on Site
22404187
MLS
$135,000
Neighborhood: Albright
2
Beds
1
Baths
712
Sq.Ft.
1948
Year Built
1
Day on Site
22404188
MLS
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