Heyen Real Estate Blog | Omaha and Lincoln Nebraska

2019 Omaha Market Outlook: Record-Breaking, Resilient, and Consistently “Nebraska Nice”

There has been a well-kept secret in the form of this booming Midwestern metro area as of late: a stable job market, growing tech sector, and events such as the College World Series as well as the #1 zoo in the nation have bolstered Omaha's popularity. The housing market during 2018 absolutely continued the “whirlwind romance” that has been happening in Omaha for six years straight, as the market has been gradually climbing. Many new home buyers and those who are poised to sell will absolutely enjoy the many benefits of doing so during this robust and profitable time.

As housing experts have taken a close look at Nebraska and Omaha in particular, they have determined that millennials are absolutely tired of paying too much for rent. This means that they are looking to buy instead, which is resulting In a very positive push to hesitant sellers eager to get their home on the market. For a population that has grown 14% during the past seven years, the...

Letting Go and Letting Kids Be Kids

Heyen Real Estate Halloween Pumpkin Decorating


In a world full of social media perfection, unrelaistic expectations and contant comparision - I sometimes find it hard to let my kids just be kids. Too often I find myself cluttering our lives with elaborate activities, events and commitments because I tuly want my kids to have great experiences. But, then once we are in the thick of it I am miserable because I can't let go of what I want the outcome to be. How I want the project to turn out. What their behaviour should be.

Here in Nebraska, we have finally started the transition into my favorite time of year, Fall! On the way home from church, we stopped at the grocery store to pick up some items for lunch and outside were the pumpkins. The kids eyes lit up and they begged to get their pumpkins for the...

Omaha Real Estate – Real Talk V1

You like to keep your money in your pocket right?  Sure you do, everyone does.  There is a reason that shows like HGTV and DIY have become so popular, we love to do it ourselves to save money. What you probably didn’t know, (or you would already be working with us) is that you can save hundreds, even thousands of dollars by working with us!

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These range from 200-1000 per transaction and often the seller ends up paying them twice because they are wrapped...

How to Know Which House is Right For You

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Take A Bite Out of the Dark Side – Voodoo Taco

When I was pregnant with my son, he gained the nickname of baby burrito because all I wanted to eat was Mexican food.  I wish there had been a Voodoo Taco around then because I would have been there EVERY day.  If you haven’t had the chance to venture to one of their three locations around Omaha then stop what you are doing… no really stop… and go. Right now!

As the name would suggest Tacos are their thing, but you can get salads, rice bowls and nachos if you prefer a different vessel for your meat.  I was amazed at all the different flavors they have...

Union Pacific Museum – A Blast From The Past

It was a gorgeous day in Omaha today, so we knew that we wanted to get out and do something with the kids. My son, who is almost three, absolutely loves anything that deals with transportation.  Trains, cars, boats, planes, you name it.  If it moves things from one destination to another he is ALL over it.  Having just found out that there is a Union Pacific Museum in Council Bluffs, we thought this would be the perfect activity for the kids.

Living in Omaha, we very rarely make it over to Council Bluffs,...

Krug Park – The Hair of the Dog

The hair of the dog.  I always thought that this was the most hilarious saying when I was a kid.  It wasn’t until my first horrible hangover in college that I truly appreciated the meaning and necessity of the saying.  When I think of hangover remedies now, I always think of Bloody Mary’s. I mean what better way to cure a horrible headache and dehydration then all those wonderful vegetable juices and spices.

My husband considers himself a bit of a connoisseur of the Bloody Mary.  It is his drink of choice and he has tried them in MANY places across Omaha....

Midtown Crossings Holiday Lights Spectacular

As if life is not hectic enough, I keep dragging the kids out to see as many light shows as I can before the Holidays are over.  Maybe I just like to be stressed out, or perhaps its just that I feel like THIS is what the holidays are all about.  Christmas music, ruby red cheeks and noses from the cold, and the smell of baked goods.  I want my children to look back on their childhood...

Knocking it out of the Park: Lincoln’s Haymarket Development

Lincoln traditions of things like sampling The Mill Coffee and walking on the pedestrian bridge towards Saltdogs stadium have only grown to epic heights over the last year or so. With additions such as the ultra equipped music venue Vega and The Pinnacle Bank Arena, This area congruent with west downtown Lincoln is quickly exceeding expectations of what everyone always envisioned. During the 1880’s, Lincoln’s population really boomed and quadrupled; many of the beautiful old warehouses were constructed then. Tons of staple businesses like The Indian Oven have been anchors here, attracting folks left...

Omaha’s Festival of Lights; Shining the Light on Hunger

One essential part of Omaha holidays is seeing the downtown area really dazzle. After a warm sit down meal at M’s Pub or Spaghetti Works, there’s nothing like a stroll to get you fully ready for the holiday vibe in this diverse and fantastic holiday landscape. Whether inspired by classic movies like “Home Alone” or “It’s a Wonderful Life”, getting out the door and into downtown Omaha for a light show will absolutely put you in the mood for 40 blocks...