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Dealing With A Lower-Than-Expected Home Appraisal

Dealing With A Lower-Than-Expected Home Appraisal
 The Fairfield Team 12/13/2017 6:00 AM
You’ve made the upgrades; you’ve found a realtor you trust; you’ve listed your home and took your family out for multiple outings while strangers traipsed through your house, peeking in your closets and silently critiquing your decor choices; you’ve accepted an offer and gotten through the first bit of paperwork. And then the home appraisal is conducted. And it’s low. Lower than you expected. Lower than the offer. What can you do?? Read More

Residential Real Estate Trends For 2018

Residential Real Estate Trends For 2018
 The Fairfield Team 12/6/2017 6:00 AM
Last year’s real estate trends in Omaha, Nebraska, included a slowing market, an above-average level of appreciation, fewer homes, fast-moving markets, and some higher mortgage rates. We’re nearing the end of 2017 and what can we expect with the New Year? Read More

The Holidays Are Best In Omaha, But We **May** Be Biased

The Holidays Are Best In Omaha, But We **May** Be Biased
 The Fairfield Team 11/29/2017 12:00 PM
There’s starting to be a little nip in the air, a few flakes have been spotted, shopping centers are getting busier, and there’s a different hum in the air… It’s holiday time in Omaha. Now, we **may** be biased, but Omaha really is the best when it comes to the holidays. Entire neighborhoods decorate, plays get put on for the public, and we’ve even seen a few rogue bands of carolers out and about! NP Dodge has posted two blogs recently with different holiday events worth attending this year and news about Omaha’s new Capitol District’s holiday events. So what are some of our favorite fun things you and your family can do during the holiday season here in Omaha? Read More

Tips For Selling Your House Over The Holidays

Tips For Selling Your House Over The Holidays
 The Fairfield Team 11/22/2017 6:00 AM
The experts agree that the ideal time to sell your home often falls in the spring months, everything is green and fresh and the air smells good. In the winter months, people “hibernate” in their homes or get too busy with the holidays to think about purchasing a new home. But listing your home for sale at this time of year means that you’re competing against less “stock” on the market. So what are some tips for selling your house over the holidays? Read More

Nine Tips For House Hunting Over The Holidays

Nine Tips For House Hunting Over The Holidays
 The Fairfield Team 11/15/2017 6:20 AM
Parties, food, drinks, inclement weather, family, friends, laughter… and house hunting? It can be a difficult time of year to househunt for your new home, but here are nine quick tips to help make house hunting during these tough Midwestern winters a little easier. Read More

Top 10 Ways To Tank The Closing On Your New Home

Top 10 Ways To Tank The Closing On Your New Home
 The Fairfield Team 11/8/2017 6:00 AM
For many of us, it’s a lifelong dream to become a homeowner. It can be a stressful, drawn-out process. You can do a lot of things right, but you can also do a lot of things wrong. Here’s a list of the top ten things NOT to do to make sure you TANK the closing! Read More

Relocating Tips For Families

Relocating Tips For Families
 The Fairfield Team 11/1/2017 12:00 PM
Moving from one city to another can be stressful whether it is with a family or for an individual. Hundreds of thousands of people relocate every year from state-to-state or even out of country. This doesn’t have to be a bad experience and with the right planning can be a smooth sailing adventure. Read More

A Seller’s Guide To Home Inspections

A Seller’s Guide To Home Inspections
 The Fairfield Team 10/25/2017 11:09 AM
A stranger arrives in your home to inspect every nook and cranny that your home has to offer. This stranger turns on the faucets, flushes all the toilets, crawls through your belongings, walks on the roof, and more. This stranger is the home inspector who has a very detailed list of items your home needs to pass to sell! It is important to always try to get a home inspection done before selling your house. Almost all homes sold today have home inspections. The inspection can be done by the seller or the buyer, but this depends on the state's’ regulations. Read More

How Technology Has Changed Buying And Selling Real Estate

How Technology Has Changed Buying And Selling Real Estate
 The Fairfield Team 10/18/2017 6:00 AM
Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a home the internet and social media applications can be a place to go. The internet and social media has had a large impact on the realtors and consumers in the industry. This is because the way the real estate market once worked is no longer the same way. Read More

7 Upgrades That Will Increase Your Home’s Resale Value

7 Upgrades That Will Increase Your Home’s Resale Value
 The Fairfield Team 10/11/2017 6:00 AM
Even if you aren’t planning to resell your home any time soon, it can never hurt to start preparing for the future and begin increasing the resale value of your home sooner rather than later. Plus, little upgrades can add a lot of pleasure and comfort into your home for you to enjoy! Read More