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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


 Fleming’s Steakhouse

Nosh Restaurant and Wine Lounge

Sullivan’s Steakhouse

Upstream Brewing Company


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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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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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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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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What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Omaha? Animal lovers will say the Henry Doorly Zoo, sports fans will say the College World Series, and culinary enthusiasts will say we were named one of the top 10 foodie cities of 2015. All of those are great when considering what makes Omaha a wonderful place to live, but there is so much more to the city that will put it at the top of your list when you’re thinking about moving! Here are just a few reasons you should consider making the move:

  1. It’s a big city with a little city feel- there’s always something to do, but typically anywhere you need to go is less than 20 minutes away. The interstate is convenient to access and even rush hour is manageable!
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The weather is warming up and it’s time to get out and enjoy all the city has to offer! What are you waiting for? Get off the couch and head out for some fun at these upcoming Omaha events:

April 1st- Zac Brown Band at the CenturyLink Center

                Spring Festival- Arts and Crafts Fair at the Ralston Arena

April 3rd- Baby Love, Omaha’s Only Baby Fair at the Baxter Arena

April 7th- Omaha National College Fair at the CenturyLink Center

April 8th- Harlem Globetrotters at the CenturyLink Center

                Omaha Lancers vs Tri-City Storm at the Ralston Arena

                Junkstock at 315 S. 192nd St.

April 9th- Spring Celebration and Egg Hunt at Gifford Farm Education Center

April 12th- National Geographic Live’s

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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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