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Mother’s Day in Omaha

Mother’s Day is coming up and Omaha has a lot of options to get out and enjoy the day! If you are still in the Mother's Day plan making stage, how about brunch?  Omaha is full of wonderful restaurants ready to host you ad your special Mom for brunch.  Here are a few of my favorites:

801 Chophouse at the Paxton

 CRAVE

 Fleming’s Steakhouse

Nosh Restaurant and Wine Lounge

Sullivan’s Steakhouse

Upstream Brewing Company

Mantra

Bonefish Grill 

Mother’s Day brunch will fill up quickly at most locations, so don’t wake to make your reservation today! Visit www.OpenTable.com and reserve your spot today!

If you’re looking for something a little more exciting to celebrate mom, there are a few other events around

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Did you know April is National Lawn and Garden Month? We already shared with you How to Prepare Your Garden for Summer, so today I’d like to share some lawn care tips, so yours is the greenest yard on the block!

  1. 1.       Treat weeds-Getting rid of weeds right when they pop up is important. Things like dandelions and clover pop up quickly and spread easily. Spring and fall are typically the best times to get rid of them. It’s also important to prevent them and you can do so with weed prevents early in the season.
  2. 2.       Fertilize- Fertilizer is essentially food for your yard, so it’s important for healthy growth! Most lawn experts will recommend fertilizing at least twice a year: once in the spring and once in the fall. 
  3. 3.       Water-
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Summer is a great time to live in or visit the Omaha area. The warm weather has people enjoying the outdoors and there is plenty to do around town. Start your summer celebrations in May with these events around Omaha:

May 6-7: 3rd Annual Toast Nebraska Wine Festival at 28500 W Park Hwy, Ashland, NE 68003

May 6-8: Cinco De Mayo Omaha, Weekend Long Celebration at South 24th Street Murals

May 7: Omaha Farmer’s Market every Saturday in May in the Old Market

May 8: Yoga in the Forest at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center

              Mothers, Macaws, and Mimosas: A Mother’s Day Brunch at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo

                Omaha Farmer’s Market every Sunday in May in Aksarben Village

May 9: WWE Monday Night RAW at Century Link

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Moving into a new Omaha home is a lot of stress, excitement, and work, all of which make it easy to forget the most important thing about your new home- it’s safety. Knowing your home is safe makes it easier for you and your family to relax and enjoy your new surroundings. Here are 5 tips to keep your family and your new home safe:

  1. Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors: Make sure these are properly installed on every floor of the house and cover all sleeping areas. Test the alarms and detectors monthly, and replace the batteries annually, unless they start chirping sooner.
  2. Burglarproofing: Change all locks upon moving into a new house. The previous owners may have surrendered their key copies, but you never know who else they might have
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elkhorn, elkhorn real estate, omaha, omaha real estate, mark ciochon, houses in omaha      Elkhorn, founded in 1865, is a community in western Omaha, Nebraska. Elkhorn was its own city until 2005, when it was annexed by the city of Omaha. The community is currently home to about 8,000 people. The community is rapidly growing, and boasts an above average percentage of college-educated adults and an above average median income. Elkhorn residents are drawn to the areas range of housing styles, which include affordable starter homes to sprawling luxury properties. There are many newly renovated subdivisions in the Elkhorn area, which offer beautifully built brand new homes. The homes in Elkhorn aren’t the only thing drawing residents in; they’re also known for their school district and recreation areas.
     The Elkhorn Public School…
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A few days ago, we posted a blog about the 2016 Parade of Homes, explaining why it was important for anyone that wants to buy a custom home, remodel their own home, or build a custom home to go check out the custom houses on the tour. You might be wondering where exactly these homes are located, or what housing styles you’ll find.

The custom houses in the 2016 Parade of Homes span from Bellevue to Yutan, and are located in various subdivisions the Houses in Omaha team knows well. The 26 subdivisions you’ll find at the Parade of Homes include:

  • Deer Creek
  • Pine Creek
  • Castle Creek
  • Itan Parkview
  • Indian Pointe
  • Elkhorn Highland Ridge
  • Five Fountains
  • Northridge
  • South Point Estates
  • The Prairies
  • Ranch View 3
  • Skyline
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Looking for great shopping, scenic walking trails, excellent schools, and safe family centered neighborhoods?  Let the Houses in Omaha team introduce you to Papillion! With housing styles ranging from quaint homes full of character, upscale brand-new homes in growing subdivisions, or rural property with lots of acres and privacy there is something for everyone.

papillion, nebraska, papillion real estate, omaha real estate, houses in omaha, mark ciochonOnce one of Nebraska’s best kept secrets, Papillion is gaining national attention on lists like CNN’s Money.com’s Best Places to Live, and was named #2 for 2015. Don’t let the size fool you, the small city has diverse shopping, excellent schools, and recreational activities. The Sarpy County city is rapidly growing, with the once sleepy downtown Papillion now a hotspot for people of all ages

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When preparing your Omaha home for sale, you want to give potential buyers a great first impression and show your home in the best possible light. A great way to do this is to stage your home before showing. Staging a home is mostly de-cluttering, but also includes a omaha, omaha real estate, omaha home for sale, home stagingfew other steps that many sellers often overlook. Here are a few steps to take to stage your home and prepare it for an open house:

  1. De-personalize: Pictures of you and your family will make buyers think about others living in the home and you want them to picture themselves living there.
  2. Neutralize: Bright colors can be a turn-off because if a home buyer hates it they’ll think of all the painting they’ll have to take on themselves. It is best to stick with neutral colors and add in
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Are you searching for your own custom dream home? Are you building your own home and need some design ideas and floor plan inspiration? Visit Build Omaha’s 2016 Parade of Homes, going on April 15th-May 1st! Use the map on buildomaha.org to plan your tour based on each home’s location or budget, or make a weekend of it and visit the 26 featured neighborhoods to see all 47 custom homes!

Interest rates are low and lending institutions have relaxed their qualifying standards, making now a great time to buy a home. The homes featured at the 2016 Parade of Homes include energy efficient technology, reducing your utility costs and increasing your family’s comfort. No other event in Omaha will give you the confidence that you are getting state of the art

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Papillion is one of many smaller, developing cities around the Omaha area that are great for raising a family. The Sarpy county city has great schools, safe streets, and is a short drive from the Omaha metro. Now that many of the Shadow Lake and surrounding subdivisions are full, new subdivisions are being built, including North Shore. North Shore is located at off HWY 370 and 126th Street.

North Shore is great for growing families, as it is close to Papillion South High School and Prairie Queen School, the new Papillion-La Vista elementary school that opened in Fall 2015. Families will also enjoy the convenience of Shadow Lake Towne Center, the scenic walking trails of Walnut Creek, and cheering on the Storm Chasers at nearby Werner Park.

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