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 September 25, 2022
144
Listed
2
Avg. DOM
$166.88
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$350,000
Med. List Price
144 Properties
Page 1 of 12
$270,000
Neighborhood: Hickory Ridge
4
Beds
3
Baths
1,659
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
1
Day on Site
22223102
MLS
Adorable 4 bedroom home! Get the space you need in the highly sought after Millard school district while living in friendly Hickory Ridge! This home is close to trails, parks, and all the amenities...
$475,000
Neighborhood: Arbor Ridge 2
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,606
Sq.Ft.
2014
Year Built
1
Day on Site
22223107
MLS
Welcome to this spectacular 2-Story home in popular Arbor Ridge in Elkhorn. Enjoy 2,600 livable square feet plus an unfinished basement. This home features 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, gourmet kitchen...
$451,588
Neighborhood: Castle Creek
5
Beds
4
Baths
2,685
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
1
Day on Site
22223110
MLS
Richland Homes Blue Sapphire Ranch Plan on large lot backing to green space. 5 bedroom home, 3 up, 2 down. Covered Deck, 2 car garage. Quartz countertops in kitchen, large island, smart thermostat,...
$170,000
Neighborhood: Lennox Addition
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,359
Sq.Ft.
1924
Year Built
2
Days on Site
22222493
MLS
PRE-INSPECTED, turn key, well maintained home on a quiet street. Hardwoods throughout the main living space and dining area. All the big ticket items have been taken care of: Newer siding, HVAC,...
$1,690,000
Neighborhood: Cinnamon Acres
5
Beds
6
Baths
6,297
Sq.Ft.
1996
Year Built
2
Days on Site
22223076
MLS
Check out this one-of-a kind view! This well-maintained 1.5 story home is situated on 1.52 acres and has a completely private backyard backing up to Chalco Park/Wehrspann Lake. These are some of...
$550,000
Neighborhood: Blondo Ridges
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,378
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
2
Days on Site
22223078
MLS
Beautiful 4 br/3bath/3 car ranch home quality built by Todd Menard Construction in popular Elkhorn neighborhood. The open flr plan coupled with 10' ceilings is perfect for entertaining. Covered rear...
$397,400
Neighborhood: Fairview
5
Beds
3
Baths
2,968
Sq.Ft.
2000
Year Built
2
Days on Site
22223080
MLS
This is the one! This beauty has been COMPLETELY remodeled, featuring 3,000 ft.² of living space. This amazing remodel features all New flooring, A/C, Drywall, Professional lighting throughout...
$275,000
Neighborhood: Sunny Slope
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,416
Sq.Ft.
1966
Year Built
2
Days on Site
22223081
MLS
A beautiful all stone exterior, amazing kitchen remodel and the best lot in the neighborhood means this walkout ranch is the one you ve been waiting for in popular Sunny Slope. The current owner...
$325,000
Neighborhood: Overlook Addition
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,801
Sq.Ft.
1932
Year Built
2
Days on Site
22223084
MLS
**Showings start Tues, Sept 27**
$242,000
Neighborhood: Park West
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,443
Sq.Ft.
1978
Year Built
2
Days on Site
22223085
MLS
Cute split entry home on a circle in the Park West subdivision. Updated kitchen with white cabinets and open floor plan with plenty of room to entertain guests. Newer carpet and fresh paint in areas....
$179,500
Neighborhood: Spanish Village
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,516
Sq.Ft.
1974
Year Built
2
Days on Site
22223086
MLS
Nice Condo in a great location. 2 bed, 1.5 bath, 2 story condo with new LVT on main floor and new carpet upstairs. Nice front porch and a private back patio with gate into a great common area....
$269,900
Neighborhood: Mockingbird Hills West
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,081
Sq.Ft.
1972
Year Built
2
Days on Site
22223095
MLS
This three bedroom home in Ralston's Mockingbird Hills West is larger than it looks, with a huge primary bedroom suite and oversized two car garage! The kitchen is open to a dining area with...
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