By Russ Meyer, Nebraska Home Sales Realtor
I feel like I’ve seen the highly anticipated double-header, the ball game where the home team won both games. I’m talking about NeighborWorks, an organization here in Lincoln that is not so secretly making home ownership a reality for all kinds of first time homebuyers. They have not one, but TWO, successful, back-to-back housing developments going on at the same time!
You may have read my columns before where I talked about Antelope Square, the ten new-urbanism style townhomes. It’s a NeighborWorks development that faces Antelope Creek near 22nd and Q Street. The second part of the story, the double-header if you will, is a seven-home, single-family housing development called Cooper Commons, located at 9th and D Street. You read that correctly, seven more new homes for first-time buyers! If you like the thought of living in a brand new home just blocks from the Haymarket and downtown, Cooper Commons is for you. The homes at Cooper Commons sport three bedrooms, three bath areas, about 1800 square feet, and an attached two-car garage. The development has a strong homeowners association in place with common green space and private drives. Large front porches and a unique historic look make these new homes blend well into the character of the neighborhood. The seven new homes will be completed by the end of September this year.
NeighborWorks does a lot for our fair city. They hold monthly classes to educate buyers on the process of finding a home, working with a realtor, household budgeting with a mortgage, knowing what to expect with home inspections, and most importantly, being a good neighbor and steward in our community. They facilitate sustainable homeownership through education. It’s a bases loaded type of game, but don’t worry, a dugout celebration is about to begin.
If you are interested to know more about the NeighborWorks programs, don’t hesitate to contact the organization at 402-477-7181 or at www.nwlincoln.org.