Purchasing a Home

Why Papillion is Omaha's Most Popular Suburb to Live

Why Papillion is Omaha's Most Popular Suburb to LivePapillion is a small town located south of Omaha and is considered Omaha's most popular suburb. Papillion is home to around 20,000 people and has been named the number two city to live by Money Magazine in 2015. It continues to rank highly on several best-of lists. Papillion has grown quite a bit in the last few years but has continued with its focus of offering a small-town feel to its residents.

What Makes Papillion so Attractive to Young Families?

Papillion has become an amazing place to raise a family in the greater Omaha area not just because of the amazing schools. In addition to one of the best school districts and some of the best schools in the area, families enjoy...

Tips to Save Money in a Home Purchase: Avoid Making Common Homebuying Mistakes

Tips to Save Money in a Home Purchase: Avoid Making Common Homebuying MistakesNo matter your income or your homebuying budget for a majority of people a home purchase is the biggest purchase they will ever make. But there are some common mistakes that many homebuyers are making costing them more money on their home purchase than it actually should. 

Here are Some Mistakes to Avoid That Can Save You Money on a Home Purchase

Not Having Current Knowledge of Your Credit Score

A large factor in the mortgage interest you will be offered when you apply for a mortgage on a home purchase is your current credit score when you apply. The higher your score, the lower the interest...

What is a Grant Deed?


If you are transferring or acquiring title to real property, you need to understand the various types of deeds that may be used. This includes grant deeds, which are especially likely to be encountered if the property is being acquired through a tax or foreclosure sale. What is a Grant Deed

What Is a Deed?

A deed is a legal document transferring title to real property from one party to another. The party can be an individual, a business entity (such as a corporation or LLC), a trust, or an estate. The party transferring title is called the grantor, or the transferor, while the party receiving title is called the grantee, or transferee.

Grant deed?

 A grant deed, also known in many states as a limited warranty deed or a special warranty deed, gives the...

How to Get Your Offer Accepted Without a Cash Offer

With the hot housing market and low-interest rates, this is a great time to buy a home.  Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or deciding to make an upgrade, there are many things to consider to get your offer accepted. And, it doesn’t mean you need to have the cash to get the property of your dreams. Here are some ways to make your offer stand out. How to Get Your Offer Accepted Without a Cash Offer

Time is of the Essence 

If you are typically one to deliberate about a big decision—this is the time to prepare to move quickly.  With easy electronic access to new home listings, many tech-savvy home buyers are getting real-time updates as new properties come on the market. You, too, can search these options...

What to Know About Buying a Home with a Wood Burning Fireplace

buying a home with a wood-burning fireplace

There is nothing better than curling up under a blanket to the sound of crackling wood in the fireplace. While it may be a cozy ambiance, wood-burning fireplaces require a lot of upkeep that many people seem to overlook when buying a home. While there is an equally long list of positives or pros that are associated with wood-burning fireplaces here are a few of the cons that you may want to consider prior to your purchase.

Chimney Sweep

A Chimney Sweep should be done once per year, generally prior to your first use of the season. This ensures that your fire can burn safely without running the risk of a dangerous chimney fire. On average, a chimney sweep costs between $100-$150, however, each chimney...

6 Easy Tips for Choosing the Right Real Estate Agent

One of the most important decisions facing a buyer in search of a new home is selecting the right real estate agent.6 Easy Tips for Choosing the Right Real Estate Agent

Throughout the home buying process, your agent is your “go-to” representative providing guidance and professional knowledge along the way. As a result, there are some important criteria to consider as you research who would be the best agent to represent you.

Lenders Know Real Estate Agents

A good place to start is to obtain referrals from your lender. Keep in mind only your lender will ask questions and request documents relating to your credit score, salary, tax returns, or other financial information.

Personal Network

Your personal...

Should I Buy a House with or Without a Garage?

Homes with a garage are definitely looked at as more luxurious than homes without, however as with all things in 'Real Estate' there are pros and cons to purchasing a home with a garage. While there are many different features that could fall into either the pro or con category in regard to a garage, these are the top two for each category according to homeowners.

ProsShould I Buy a House with or Without a Garage?


Quite possibly the top of the tier, having a garage provides a huge range of conveniences for homeowners. From not having to bring groceries inside while it’s raining, to being able to run out to your car to grab your wallet or purse without needing to throw on a pair of shoes, the list of conveniences is immeasurable.

Safety and Security


Planning on Moving to Loveland, Colorado? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Loveland nicknamed “The Sweetheart City” is the second most Populus city in Larimer County and the 3rd Largest city of Northern Colorado. If you are planning on moving to Loveland, then you are at just the right place. 

In this brief guide, we’ll tell you all you need to know about this picturesque Home Rule Municipality before you move here. relocating to loveland co

We are going to share with you some basic facts about Loveland Colorado namely the housing costs, real estate trends along with fun stuff like that the popular attractions and famous neighborhoods that you can visit here as you settle down in the Sweetheart City.    

Loveland: Area & Population

Loveland was founded in...

Getting By With the Help of High-Tech Friends: A Sampling of Super Cool Gadgets for a New House

Moving into a new house is undeniably one of the most exciting times in anyone's life, and all of us here at Flatwater Realty will be the first to tell you that it gets even better with added goodies for comfort inside! We love the throwback vibe of simplicity, and there is nothing better than a room with comfortable furniture, a healthy dose of light, and a bit of a minimalist vibe. Especially over the last decade, we have noticed just how much the gadgets available to make your life easier and more comfortable in your new house have grown from “slightly interesting” to “off-the-charts amazing”!