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Do Well Landscaped Homes Sell for More Money?

Should you expect to get a good return on investment from extensive landscaping on your home? Here’s what you need to know.
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I’m joining you from a beautiful backyard that has been extensively landscaped with a beautiful water feature, patio, and fire pit.

It may seem like doing this kind of elaborate landscaping is a good way to add value to your home, but as nice as all of this looks, spending a lot of time landscaping or adding a pool does not typically add much value.   

Extensive landscaping doesn’t always add value.

Wondering what kinds of landscaping you should do on your home? Give your Realtor a call so that they can help you determine which kinds of additions to your yard will get you the most money back when selling it in the future.

Of course, you can do what you like with your own landscaping, but just know that you’re sinking your dollars into your enjoyment and your enjoyment only; don’t expect to get a major return on investment from these kinds of renovations.  

If you have any questions about the kinds of additions or improvements you can make to your home to get a good return on investment, or if you have any other questions related to Omaha real estate, give me a call or send me an email. I’d be happy to point you in the right direction!

Tips on Flipping a House

People love to think about the idea of flipping a house. They’ll dream about it, pencil out plans, watch HGTV, and think that flipping looks like a great way to make some extra money. Today I’d like to talk to you about what to look for in a house that will get you a good return on investment.

First, be aware that location, location, location is the key to a good flip. If you can’t get a good location, you’ll want to be sure you get a good price on the house. Sometimes, a cheap house might better help you meet your goals, and sometimes a more expensive house might be better for you. It all depends on what your goals are.

Location and price are key when flipping a house.

The house in the video above is a perfect example of a house with flipping potential. This is a $500,000 house that I believe could be worth $100,000 to $150,000 more with some upgrades. It’s stuck in the 1970s a bit and needs new carpet and new floor coverings, but the bones and structure of this house are unbelievably valuable, as is the location.
If you have any questions about flipping houses or anything else related to real estate, give me a call or send me an email. I’d be happy to help you!

Helping Loved Ones Transition into a Retirement Home

Today I’m at Peace Haven Retirement Home to help out a client. This is a tough part of life, and it’s what I call the “ministry” part of my business. We help a lot of elderly people transition from their family-owned home to either a no-care, limited-care, or full-care retirement facility.

When it comes to real estate, issues can sometimes arise regarding the nursing home’s ability to tap into a retiree’s hard assets. This includes their house. They can go back as far as five years and lay claim to the property.

As a professional real estate consultant, I surround myself with trust attorneys, elder care attorneys, and accountants that know how to deal with this kind of situation. It’s a complicated issue that you don’t want to walk alone. I’ve been through the process hundreds of times with clients and several times within my own family.
It’s a complicated issue that you don’t want to walk alone.
Make sure that you give us a call before your parents or loved ones have to enter a nursing home so that we can help you in any way you need.

Assisting Senior Citizens in Their Move

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We work with lots of elderly people and when they move, they often have a lot of stuff to get rid of. It’s a tough path to navigate in the real estate world. It’s a tough sell.

Helping seniors downsize is a challenge on many levels.

We moved my folks out of their home and we moved my wife’s folks out of their home, and I’ve been with three people this past week who are helping their parents move out. Give me a call and let’s talk about helping the senior members of your family into that next phase of housing. It’s easy to go up in size, but when you have to come down on the other side to a smaller place, it’s really tough.

Give me a call if you need a hand.