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 5, 2023
161
Listed
2
Avg. DOM
$174.54
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$427,900
Med. List Price
134 Properties
Page 1 of 12
$125,000
Neighborhood: Deauville Condo
2
Beds
1
Baths
922
Sq.Ft.
1967
Year Built
2
Days on Site
22301929
MLS
Affordable condo in a secured building, in a popular Millard location, offers 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, fireplace, and views of the pool and grounds from the balcony. This unit is steps from the entrance...
$575,000
Neighborhood: Garden Oaks
4
Beds
4
Baths
2,692
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
2
Days on Site
22301967
MLS
Why wait to build, this stunning 2 story is move-in ready. Spacious & well-maintained this home features 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, & 3-car garage. The open concept boasts a large great room w/beautiful...
$140,000
Neighborhood: Orchard Hill
3
Beds
1
Baths
864
Sq.Ft.
1955
Year Built
2
Days on Site
22302335
MLS
Recently updated both inside and out. 2022 new roof, new gutters, new appliances, subway tile back-splash, new counter-tops and stainless steel appliances, new flooring, and a water heater. Fresh...
$129,000
Neighborhood: Fairfax
2
Beds
1
Baths
1,080
Sq.Ft.
1916
Year Built
2
Days on Site
22302338
MLS
Completely redone and ready for an investor. Home is tenant occupied. The updates includes - new roof, new gutters, new siding, new electrical, new plumbing, new furnace, new drywall, paint, carpet,...
$489,000
Neighborhood: Creston Add
5
Beds
4
Baths
3,200
Sq.Ft.
1924
Year Built
2
Days on Site
22302345
MLS
Here you have a beautiful 2 story with finished basement with a total of 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. The primary suite has 2 walk-in closets and an en-suite bath. This house captures some of the...
$310,000
Neighborhood: Avalon North
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,330
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
2
Days on Site
22302346
MLS
Check out this BEAUTIFUL remodeled (2019) Ranch w/ 3 Bed 3 Bath, laundry on main & 'open for entertainment' fully fnshd basement w/ bar and kitchenette. Primary bdr is spacious w/ a full en suite....
Open 2/5
5110 S 235 St Elkhorn,  NE 68022
$819,000
Neighborhood: Hamptons
5
Beds
3
Baths
4,040
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2
Days on Site
22302347
MLS
Builder will pay up to $15,000 toward rate buy down or seller concessions. Welcome to your new home in The Hamptons. Situated on a large lot with a beautiful view, this upscale contemporary home...
Open 2/5
11021 Leavenworth St Omaha,  NE 68154
$229,900
Neighborhood: Wears West Pacific
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,442
Sq.Ft.
1961
Year Built
2
Days on Site
22302348
MLS
Welcome to this delightful home in the heart of the city. Well maintained 3 bed 2 bath raised ranch. Original hardwood floors throughout the main level. Updated main level bath. Newer carpet in...
$27,000
Neighborhood: Roanoke
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,088
Sq.Ft.
1920
Year Built
2
Days on Site
22302349
MLS
Perfect property for investors! Lots of potential, being sold AS IS.
Open 2/5
3016 N 169th St Omaha,  NE 68116
$439,900
Neighborhood: Whispering Ridge
4
Beds
3
Baths
4,027
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
2
Days on Site
22302350
MLS
Spacious, new carpet, and popular area! Freshly painted throughout, move in ready, and lots of sunlight shining in throughout the home. Large bedrooms all have walk in closets and ceiling fans. Main...
Open 2/5
10610 Earl Ave Bennington,  NE 68007
$499,000
Neighborhood: Bruhn Acres
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,226
Sq.Ft.
1964
Year Built
2
Days on Site
22302351
MLS
Quiet Bennington setting on 1.48 acres of flat land only 5 miles to town! Spacious ranch home with 2 car attached garage PLUS 1500 square foot shop/garage with 3 garage doors. Home features 2 wood...
Open 2/5
7272 N 172 St Bennington,  NE 68007
$550,000
Neighborhood: Anchor Pointe
5
Beds
3
Baths
3,424
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
3
Days on Site
22300677
MLS
Open Sunday 2/5 Gorgeous 2 1/2 year old South Facing walkout ranch on 1/3 acre lot with 5 Bed, 3 Bath, and over 3400 Finished Sq Ft. This gorgeous home features upgrades galore including...
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