Category Archives: residential real estate

Noddle Companies ready to change the face of Western Omaha

by Dan Rafter With its latest development project, Noddle Companies is poised to transform the western half of Omaha, giving this slice of the city a new downtown on long-undeveloped land. The project — known for now as the West … Continue reading

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Construction loan activity hot as ever in Detroit, St. Louis, Chicago and other Midwest markets

by Dan Rafter More developers across the Midwest are seeking construction loans today. And when they hunt for these loans? More often they are turning to alternative lenders. Just ask Kevin Farrell, senior director of originations, and Mike Belliissimo, chief … Continue reading

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The best choice? Clinton’s home, Trump’s abode or the White House?

by Dan Rafter Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will be moving into a new home in 2017. And when one of these two campaigners does move into the White House, what will they most enjoy about their new home and … Continue reading

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RealtyTrac report: More people buying homes with boyfriends, parents and buddies

by Dan Rafter The way consumers buy homes continues to evolve, as a new report found that more buyers who are not married are pooling their dollars together to share in the costs of owning a new home. RealtyTrac reported … Continue reading

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Suburbs or city? In the Midwest, the suburbs win in the Chicago area, but the city rules if you live in Cincinnati or Memphis

by Dan Rafter People increasingly want to live in the hearts of big cities, right? It makes sense to live where you work. Getting to your job is easier. You’ll be less stressed if you can avoid sitting on crowded … Continue reading

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Foreclosures still dragging down housing market

by Dan Rafter There are still too many housing foreclosures in the United States. That’s the takeaway from the latest foreclosure report from RealtyTrac. The company found that in May foreclosure filings were reported on 126,868 U.S. properties. That’s up … Continue reading

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Where does your Midwest state rank when it comes to annual property taxes?

by Dan Rafter Owning a home isn’t cheap. Just ask anyone whose furnace or water heater has conked out. One of the biggest yearly expenses of owning a home? Yearly property taxes. But how much homeowners pay in property taxes … Continue reading

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