Omaha Market Updates

The “On the go” Taste Trio Concocting More to Come: Trucks And Taps

The quite knowledgeable and well-versed Anthony Bourdain once said about truck food: “The more street food we have, the more it's embraced by every income strata, the better world we have.” The mouth-watering history of the American food truck dates back to the late 1800s, with the introduction of the “Chuck Wagon” making its way down the road to feed cattlemen and wagon trains then traversing the old West. Sausage vendors sold their wares just outside the student dorms at universities such as Harvard and Yale during the 1890s, and the quickness and ease of “pop-up” food were then recognized but didn't come back in a major way for some time.

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Ditching Hotels for a Larger Domain: 3 Available Airbnb Stays in Omaha

By October of 2013, a startup that was the brainchild of two San Francisco roommates had greeted 9,000,000 guests since they first introduced their company. Nearly 250,000 properties were added that year offering those browsing the web more choices, and ultimately providing places to stay that were much more ideal for some then a hotel room. There is something about wheeling in your carry-on from the airport and settling in a furnished apartment or home that is more appealing to some than what feels like a “bare-bones” lodging location.

To be fair, corporate suites and...

In Search of Savory Slice After Slice: Omaha's 3 Top Places for Pizza

Boasting a world-class zoo, high quality of life, the exciting first crack of the bat every year during College World Series, and charm that derives influence from both big city and small-town living, Omaha has long been a destination for those furthering their career and buying a new house. If you've just moved here or if you have been here all your life, there are always key things to locate in your new neighborhood: the grocery store, elementary and high schools, and the best places to go when you feel like a family celebration or perfect food-filled first night of the weekend.

Pizza is one of those foods that encourages fun and close-knit groups,...

The Prime Allure of Pro-Caliber Beef: The Top 3 Tastiest Burgers in Omaha

During my travels over the past few years, many others I encounter in airports, rental car kiosks, and hotel lobbies get to talking about where they are from. When I tell them I am from Omaha, they don't look down, or frown in the least... a large number of them came right back with “Oh My God, I went to THE BEST steakhouse EVER there. It was to die for!” Now we know that that there are the usual suspects in that department, but were lately encouraged to closely examine the local burger potential.

From the charm of the Old Market to the sprawl of West Omaha that is marked by many Grade A restaurants, you can get your hands (and lips) on Greek, Chinese, Middle Eastern, Italian, Bohemian, Latin American, Mexican, and Indian food, just for starters. We are still very excited to hone in and focus on the All-American pastime known...

Teeing Off On Master's Tourney Grade Holes: 3 Great Golf Courses in Omaha

The famous Harry Vardon was quoted regarding the game of golf, “For this game you need, above all things, to be in a tranquil frame of mind.” During times like these, we can agree that probably just about everyone in the Omaha metro is ready to “grab a hefty dose of tranquility”. Golf is about so many things: constantly trying to get around par, staying out of sand traps, the vigor of the line drive, and the grimacing precision needed for a stellar putt.

Whether you just bought a new home in Omaha or have been here for years, your thoughts may be wandering towards playing golf, and they...

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 unemployment...