Heyen Real Estate Blog | Omaha and Lincoln Nebraska

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!

  • No Broker Admin Fee

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...

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly with Real Estate Photography

Almost all people searching for a home, begin their home search online.  This is an irrefutable fact.  Everyday when we take a look at the new listings on the market, we are baffled at some of the horrendous pictures that agents take.  Sometimes it looks like a CL ad for furniture.  Sometimes it is evident that an agent took the pictures with their cellphone.  Sometimes, the photos are so blurry that you can not even tell what room of the house it is.

In our opinion there is absolutely no excuse for that.  A...

Unforgettable Christmas Event: Mannheim Steamroller at The Orpheum

Truly America’s favorite holiday tradition, this year is extra special as it marks the 30th anniversary of their tours. This December 22nd and 23rd, the number one Christmas artist in history will perform in our city, with a festive as ever ensemble and truly stirring and one of a kind holiday music. The multimedia is stellar, leaving you dazzled and feeling as if you just walked out of the world of “Polar Express” or a modern day “Nutcracker” montage. This is one performance that you won’t...