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Thursday, February 02, 2017   /   by Jenny McCarty

Greater Omaha Area Public School Information

Bellevue, Nebraska Schools

Bellevue Public Schools Official Site

Bellevue School Scores and Report Cards

Bellevue School Attendance Zones by Street

Bellevue School Attendance Zone Map


Bennington, Nebraska School Information

Bennington Public Schools Official Site

Bennington School Scores and Report Cards

Bennington School District Boundary Lines


Elkhorn, Nebraska School Information

Elkhorn Public Schools Official Site

Elkhorn School Scores and Report Cards

Elkhorn School District Map


Fremont, Nebraska School Information

Fremont Public Schools Official Site

Fremont School Zone Map

Fremont School Scores and Report Cards


Gretna, Nebraska School Information

Gretna Public School Official Site

Gretna Sc ...

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Sunday, January 22, 2017   /   by Jenny McCarty

Offutt AFB BAH Rates and What You Get for the Money

Curious what the Offutt AFB BAH rates are for the Greater Omaha area.  Check out this chart that shows the increases and the buying power you will have in the Omaha real estate market!  Also, remember all military qualify for the Homes for Heroes program.  Couple this program with your VA loan, and get into your new home with little to no money.  Our clients save an average of 2-3% of the purchase price on the purchase of their homes!  Click here to learn more about Homes for Heroes, the nation’s largest Hero savings program!




Purchase Price Range*


With Dependents

W/O Dependents



Up to $175,000
Up to $130,000


With Dependents
W/O Dependents





Up to $175,000
Up to $130,000


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Friday, January 13, 2017   /   by Jenny McCarty

Top 10 Neighborhoods that Military Bought in 2016

Curious where the military tend to buy near Offutt AFB?  Check out this list of the TOP 10 Neighborhoods military bought in 2016. Click the link to see what is currently available, and if a home purchase is in your plan for 2017, let us help!  Military, Police, Firefighters, Healthcare Professionals, and Teachers all qualify for significant savings, including mortgage discounts, rebates, and inspections and more, when buying with our team through Homes for Heroes. 

#10 Whitetail Creek

Whitetail Creek is a Celebrity Home neighborhood in Southwest Omaha.  This is the first year Whitetail has made the list.  It's an affordable, new construction neighborhood in a popular school zone.  Drive time to Offutt AFB is about 30-40 minutes.  

Click here for homes for sale in Whitetail Creek. (Currently there are no home for sale, resale and Celebrity Homes prevents our MLS from feeding to broker sites.  However, there are homes list ...

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016   /   by Jenny McCarty

Rural Development Loan, 100% Financing, NO MONEY DOWN

Did you know the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers two home loan programs that allow you to purchase a home with no money down!  The USDA Direct Housing loan is used to help low-income buyers to purchase a home located in a rural area.  The USDA Guaranteed Rural Development home loan is for buyers looking to purchase a home in rural areas.
Guaranteed Rural Development Home Loan
The USDA Guaranteed Rural Development home loan is for home buyers in rural areas.  To qualify for this no money down financing the buyer may have an income up to 115% of the median income for the area.  Lenders also have to consider your debt to income ratios including total family debt.  You can calculate if you qualify for this loan program here.  To see if a particular property qualifies for 100% financing through USDA Rural Development, click here.
Direct Housing Program
The Direct Housing program is for buyers with very low or low incomes.  Ac ...

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Sunday, November 20, 2016   /   by Jenny McCarty

Top 10 Myths About VA Loans

Our network helps hundreds of military and veterans purchase and sell homes each year.  Because of this, our agents are well-versed in the VA loan which often scares many agents and lenders off.  We recognize the advantage our clients have with the VA loan, however, it is very surprising to use how little our military and veterans actually understand the loan.  More so, we are often shocked how little other real estate agents and even lenders know about the VA loan.  Because of this, we have compiled the Top 10 Myths About VA Loans that we hear most often.

Myth #1:  You can only use a VA loan once.
Truth:  You can not only use a VA more than once, you can actually use it to buy another home even if you have a VA loan on another property.  When you use your VA loan, the lender will assess a VA fund fee on your mortgage.  The first time you use the VA loan, your funding fee will be approximately 2.15%.  Each subsequent use your VA fundin ...

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