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Are You Going to Fish Fest?


Fish Fest Omaha is this weekend and we hope to see you there.

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Omaha was scorching this past weekend, but that didn’t stop us from having some fun.

Surrounded by our incredible friends, we were able to forget about the heat for a while to celebrate our daughter’s wedding. The venue was beautiful, the flowers were gorgeous, and the DJ, a family friend, did an amazing job.  

We even played something called the shoe game. Which, if you’d like to learn more about, you can call us at 402-680-2500 and we’ll tell you all about it. We also may be posting some highlights to our website.

But though the heat may have subsided for now, the fun times haven’t.  

This Saturday, July 29th we hope you’ll come see join us at Fish Fest Omahathe city’s biggest Christian contemporary music festival.

Skillet, Unspoken, and other great artists are going to play and you won’t want to miss out. In case it’s as hot as it has been, we’ll be giving away fans at our booth.


Come see us at Fish Fest Omaha

So be sure to drop by and let us help you beat the heat so you can focus on having a good time.

If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you, soon.

Things That Cause Homeowners to Buy the Wrong House


I've noticed that more homeowners are coming to me saying 
that they've bought the wrong house.

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Today I wanted to talk to about buying the wrong house. I’ve heard from quite a few people who feel they have bought the wrong house, and this is for a couple of reasons.

One of the things they don’t consider seriously when looking to purchase a home is the condition of the property. After they buy the house, they just keep putting more and more money into it and it becomes a money pit before they know it. It’s vital to get the home inspected before you decide to buy the home. If you’re unsure who to call to provide a trustworthy inspection, we can provide a few references for you.

Some buyers also fail to notice where the home is located before they buy it. Many make the mistake of buying the home before considering its proximity to schools, activities for the kids, and their places of employment.


It's vital that you get your home inspected.


If you give us a call, we can talk more in depth about these mistakes that homebuyers make and find solutions to get around or avoid making those mistakes.

If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in the Omaha area, or you have any other questions about this topic, give us a call. We’d be happy to help you.

A Few Things All Buyers Should Know


If you’re buying a home for the first time, listen up. Here are a few things you’ll need to know.

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We have noticed a big increase in first-time homebuyers out in the market. A lot of them don’t even know where to start, so we wanted to share a few different things to consider if you’re in the same situation yourself.

First, you need to get a loan. That’s the golden rule. He who makes the gold makes the rules. In most cases, the lender is the one who makes the gold, so you’ll need to get approved by them first.

Secondly, you need to understand what the loan is going to cost you, both in terms of the down payment and the monthly mortgage payment. You have a few different options for both of them.

You’ll need money for closing costs as well.
You’ll also need some closing cost money. We can actually negotiate with the seller and get them to cover some of them, but not all.

It’s crazy to go out looking for homes without getting qualified with a lender first. Let’s start there and with a conversation about your goals, the steps you need to take, and how we can get there together.

If you have any questions for our team in the meantime, give us a call or send us an email. We would love to hear from you.

Check Out Our New Home Search App!


This new app will make your home search process that much easier.

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Today my wife Coleen and I have a cool new mobile app that we want to show you that can streamline your home search.

Have you ever been driving around a neighborhood looking at homes and wanted to get information about a particular house, only to find that when you open its mailbox for an informational flyer, there’s nothing there?

As an agent, that drives me crazy. Whoever the agent is that’s listing that home is living in prehistoric times because they have no clue who is taking those flyers. For all they know, it could be the kid down the street using them to make paper airplanes.


This new app will make your home search process that much easier.


As a homebuyer, this app solves this problem for you. While you’re out looking at homes, all you have to do is activate the app on your smartphone and it will show you all the houses that are for sale within a one-mile radius.

If one of them catches your eye, all you have to do is select the house and the app will provide all its specifications—its price, bedroom count, square footage, etc. Everything we see in the MLS you’ll be able to see on this app. If you decide you want to look at the house in person, just let us know and we’d be glad to show it to you.

To download this app, simply go to BillBlackTeamApp.com, enter your mobile phone number in the designated box, and the app will be immediately uploaded to your mobile device.

If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call. We’d be happy to assist you.