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Chapin has been actively working in the local Omaha real estate market since 2006. She knows the ins and outs of the Omaha market. From West Omaha to Downtown, Chapin understands that each neighborhood is different and each home is unique. She can take your new home dreams and desires, pair them with her extensive knowledge of Omaha real estate, and help you find the home of your dreams.

Chapin grew up in Midtown and still calls that part of the city home.  She loves the history of the hold homes and neighborhoods but also appreciates the modern conveniences of newer homes.   If you are looking to build your dream home, or if you're interested in purchasing an early century brick Tudor, Chapin will provide professional service every step of the way.

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Summer in Omaha is the perfect time for backyard parties, BBQs, family gatherings and playtime for kids on the swings.  Our latest house for sale in Omaha, 5716 S. 161 Avenue in the Autumn Grove subdivision of Douglas County, offers all of these opportunities and more.

Welcome home to this beautiful 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom 2 story home which boasts more than 4,000 square feet for living. This 64 x 120 lot features a fenced in yard with a spacious outdoor deck for entertaining and a full swingset for kids with attached treehouse and slide.  A beautiful canopy protects the deck from summer's scorching sun so you can enjoy grilling and chilling with nothing but cool breezes long into the night. 

Inside, your family will enjoy a beautiful eat-in kitchen

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If you like outdoor recreation and fitness activities, you will love living near Omaha's hiking and biking trails, the Paths of Discovery.  There are more than 85 miles of paved, interconnected trails that wind through different parts of the city.  Omaha residents who enjoy jogging, skating, bicycling or just walking the dogs always enjoy this nature wonderland.

The backbone of the entire system is the 27 mile long Keystone Trail.  This is the longest and busiest trail. When you ride, jog or walk through this paved trail, you will pass through parks, farmland, residential and industrial areas.   Keystone Trail is open all year long from 5am-11pm and runs between 88th & Fort Streets on the northwest side of Omaha south along the Little Papillion Creek to

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If you live and work in Omaha, riding your bike to work is a popular choice. Not only is it an obvious way to save gas, but cyclists insist that there is no better way to start your morning than by taking in the fresh air and outdoor scenery as you peddle your way to work.

May 1st the National Bike Challenge kicked off which is a great way to inspire people to get outside and ride and adopt a healthier, greener lifestyle.  According to a recent article in the Omaha World Herald, "Lincoln ranked second and Omaha ranked third in the nation for most miles commuted in communities over 200,000, Nebraska is No. 2 (ahead of Wisconsin, California, Florida and Colorado) and a local team Omaha VeloCity is the nation's No. 3 team!"

If you're looking to get your

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Omaha is an excellent place to live for families with children. It doesn’t take much research to find fun activities, educational programs or outdoor events that are perfect for kids or even the entire family.

Childrens Museum of OmahaIf you’re thinking of buying real estate in Omaha and you have children, you should definitely check out the Omaha Children’s Museum. This festive, bright, colorful and fun destination has been a main attraction since 1976. On their website, the museum is described as ‘a special place where children can challenge themselves, discover how the world works and learn through play.’

In addition to their permanent exhibits that include a playground, a creative arts center, a science and technology center and a futuristic exhibit (to name a few), the

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When it comes to money, Warren Buffet has plenty of it.  So much so that he could literally live anywhere- not just in the country – but also in the world.  When it comes down to where he wants to live though, the famed investor has been happy to call Omaha home since 1958.

Buffet was raised in the Dundee-Happy Hollow Historic District of Omaha.  On why he chooses to remain a life-long resident of Omaha, Buffet simply says, "There's plenty of other places I like, but the one I love is Omaha.  The weather may be a little better some other place else, but that really doesn't make much difference to me in terms of how I feel about enjoying life." (source: Businessinsider.com)

It’s no surprise to our team of Omaha Realtors® that a billionaire who could

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Omaha homebuyers who enjoy outdoor, active lives will love living in close proximity to the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.  An amazing destination for families, couples and friends, the zoo features dozens of exhibits including the Wildlife Safari Park, Hubbard Orangutan Forest, Cheetah Valley, Hubbard Gorilla Valley, Giraffe Complex, Owen Sea Lion Pavilion and many more! The zoo is nationally renowned for its leadership in animal conservation and research.

Omaha residents can explore the largest cat complex in North America, “Kingdoms of the Night,” the world’s largest nocturnal exhibit and indoor swamp, the world’s largest indoor rainforests and the world’s largest indoor desert*!  It truly is an amazing experience.

Henry Doorly Zoo Omaha NEThe zoo offers rental packages

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As many of you may know, Prudential Ambassador has been a strong supporter of the Sunshine Kids cancer charity for many, many years.  

Created in 1982, the Sunshine Kids organization provides events and emotional help to young children with cancer and their families.  Support goes to children all over the country, including Omaha's own Children's Hospital and UNMC.  

Prudential offices throughout the United States support this wonderful organization and one of the ways our Omaha office raises funds is through our annual Sunshine Kids Charity Event.  This year's event will be held April 25th starting at 5:30 pm at our Prudential Ambassador building on California Street.

Click the links above to learn more about the Sunshine Kids organization or our

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Nebraska Crossing Redevelopment

The Gretna City Council has just approved the Nebraska Crossing Redevelopment Plan.  This approval has moved the redevelopment project one step closer to reality.  The next step is to complete a detailed agreement with the developers.  When that agreement is approved, the $112 million dollar project can begin.

Developers say they already have 25 committed tenants out of a probable 60 when the project is complete.  Gap, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers and White House Black Market are among the future tenants.  The monetary return on investment should be a boon for the City of Gretna.   

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Omaha Children's Museum

Huge congratulations to The Omaha Children’s Museum and Omaha Public Library!  Both institutions have been named as Finalists for a National Medal from the Institute of Museum and Library Services!  This award recognizes the services provided to a community and celebrates the difference these kinds of wonderful destinations make in a community. 

When I meet people from outside the city looking at real estate in the Omaha area, I am often asked what there is to do in Omaha.  The list is long.  We are so fortunate to have people supporting such a wide variety of award winning, affordable family activities in the metro area.  In addition to great schools and affordable real estate, we can add these great institutions to the list

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