GUIDE TO LINCOLN FARMERS’ MARKETS
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by Woods Bros Realty
3y ago
Shop these spots and support local farmers this Spring It’s that time of year again — farmer’s markets are opening up around Lincoln, featuring local produce, fresh flowers and baked goods. Here’s a breakdown of three farmer’s markets in the area, their unique features and how and when to shop for the best seasonal produce. Haymarket Farmers’ Market Located in the historic Haymarket District, this farmers market is one of the biggest and most well-known in the area. Every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to noon starting May 1st through October 9th, the Haymarket Farmer’s Market features more tha ..read more
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Winter Home Upgrades
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by Woods Bros Realty
3y ago
Cold weather may not make the most ideal conditions for a large home renovation, but there are ways to take advantage of all the time indoors with simple updates that can increase your home’s value. Here are a few home projects perfect for the winter months. Replace kitchen countertops New countertops can make a big difference in the overall look and feel of your kitchen. Plus, once you have the materials, this task doesn’t require too many trips outside the house, so it’s a great upgrade to consider during the colder months. Add new light fixtures Replacing light fixtures is a simply way to ..read more
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Family FUN Sledding Day !
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by Woods Bros Realty
3y ago
Winter is here. One fun winter activity for families is sledding. Did you know that even though Lincoln does not have a single mountain, it was once named a top 10 location for sledding by USA today! Right here in our own capitol city is a top-rated sledding spot! Pioneers Park (3201 South Coddington Ave.) has ramps at the top of the hill that help sledders build up speed for the perfect adrenaline filled sled ride. Another local favorite spot is Holmes Lake (70th and Normal Blvd) which has plenty of room for the perfect social distancing sled ride. Tanker Hill (5139 W Loring St) is a hidden ..read more
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Fall Real Estate Trends
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by Woods Bros Realty
3y ago
and what they mean for you Like many businesses that rely on face-to-face interactions, the Lincoln real estate market was hit hard this spring and summer as Covid-19 took hold in the U.S. While restrictions have made it difficult for prospective buyers to see homes in person, many buyers are still showing interest. Here’s what these trends mean for you as we look forward to the fall and winter. What current market trends mean for sellers: Despite the many challenges brought on by the pandemic, now is a great time to sell your home. Historically low interest rates are pushing more prospective ..read more
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Fall Family Fun — Ways to Enjoy the Season While Social Distancing
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by Woods Bros Realty
3y ago
Fall traditions will look a little different this year as we continue to adjust to a different way of life with Covid-19. But with a little extra planning, this year’s season can still be just as memorable and meaningful. Here are five ways to enjoy fall family fun near Lincoln while still reducing your risk of Covid-19 and protecting the community. Take a nature walk Health experts agree that when it comes to possibly contracting Covid-19, spending time outdoors is safer than staying inside. Take advantage of the beautiful fall scenery in Nebraska and get your family outside. Grab a jacket a ..read more
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Ideas for Turning a Room Into an At-Home Office
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by Woods Bros Realty
3y ago
The COVID-19 pandemic turned many professionals into remote workers. Use these tips to create a functional home office.  The COVID-19 pandemic turned a lot of professionals into remote workers, and it looks like many of us are going to stay that way for a while. Some companies are discovering that a remote workforce is more productive and cost effective, and lots of employees are discovering that working from home isn’t so bad.  If your work from home situation is starting to look like it might be more permanent than it initially seemed, then it’s time to stop working at t ..read more
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Dreaming of a Road Trip? National Parks Within One Day’s Drive
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by Woods Bros Realty
3y ago
As anyone who lives in Nebraska surely knows, there are many benefits to calling this state home. One of which: Thanks to its central location, you can road trip to nearly anywhere in the country within one or two days of home—including some of this nation’s greatest gems, the national parks. If you want to pack up and roll out this year, here are a few national park destinations to consider. Rocky Mountain National Park 8 hours from Lincoln: Just beyond Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park is a majestic welcome to the Rocky Mountains. Featuring everything from an extreme 14,000-ft. mountain ..read more
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Home Maintenance Projects New Homeowners Might Not Know About
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by Woods Bros Realty
3y ago
Content Provided By: American Home Shield Being a new homeowner is exciting. It can also be stressful with new tasks to take care of. Here is a list of maintenance projects to keep up with. Performing regular home maintenance is a huge part of homeownership. It might not be fun — at least, it might not always be fun — but it’s necessary if you want to protect your investment and keep your home in good shape. The problem for new homeowners is that there are just so many maintenance tasks to keep track of. Even the most detailed home maintenance checklist is bound to leave some off ..read more
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How to Get Your Home Ready for Some ‘Screen Time’ While Selling
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by Woods Bros Realty
3y ago
Virtual showings are not a new phenomenon: Before this spring, real estate agents used this method to show off houses for out-of-town clients, to increase interest in an online posting and more. However, whereas virtual showings were once a nice-to-have option, they are now basically essential for homebuyers and sellers in the age of COVID-19. In one week alone at the end of March, real estate brokerage firm Redfin reported a nearly 500% increase in the demand for agent-led home showings. Meanwhile, Zillow reported that homes with 3D tours available were saved by 50% more users and sold an av ..read more
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5 Interesting Ways COVID-19 is Affecting Real Estate — for the Long-Term
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by Woods Bros Realty
3y ago
Even as we begin to settle into a new normal, the effects of COVID-19 are sure to still be felt throughout life for a while to come. More than how we socialize and where we work, these changes are affecting real estate—in ways that all potential buyers and sellers should be aware of as they think of making moves. Here are a few predictions from the experts… There may be an exodus from big cities: According to a recent survey of homebuyers and sellers by Redfin, more than 50% of residents in four of the country’s most expensive cities would plan to move elsewhere if they are able to work rem ..read more
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