Start Moving with Nebraska Home Sales 2017

    Nebraska Home Sales does a weekly radio show on KFOR, 1240 AM, every Saturday morning from 8:05-8:30. Start Moving™ with Nebraska Home Sales is hosted by KFOR’s Dale Johnson and Rich Rodenburg, the show covers all topics related to buying and selling real estate in the Lincoln, NE area. Dale and Rich will talk about everything you need to know about the housing industry in and around the Capital City, plus will bring a different guest every week to discuss different aspects of buying or selling your home.

    If you have a question about buying or selling a home that you would like to ask, call the show at (402) 489-1240, or send an email to

    You can listen to this year’s shows here:

    December 30, 2017. Rich and Dale welcome back Mark Zeller, AtoZ Radon Solutions and Zeller Home Inspections, for the last show of the year. Learn about radon, how radon enters your home, and the mitigation process. Radon is common throughout Lincoln (existing and new construction), so take advantage of the home inspection period or find out about the radon in the home you already own. Ready for a radon test? If you mention this radio show when you call, AtoZ Radon Solutions is happy to offer you a free radon test.


    December 23, 2017. Rich Rodenburg and Dale Johnson are joined by Tim Reckling, Nebraska Home Sales Realtor, in the studio. They’re talking about holiday house shopping and being 24/7 Realtors. Tim and Rich reflect on a busy, productive year in real estate! Listen for Rich’s year-end summary of the Lincoln market.


    December 16, 2017. Rich Rodenburg and Dale Johnson welcome Jeannine Bryant, Changing Spaces, is back in the studio to talk about right-sizing. Jeannine and Rich talk about preparing for a move, getting moved and set-up in a new living space, and then clearing out the former home so that it’s ready to sell. Jeannine knows this process can be very challenging. She knows how to help you think through the process in easy to manage steps.


    December 9, 2017. Deb Melichar, CharterWest Bank, is back in the studio today with Rich Rodenburg and Dale Johnson. Deb has good news! The upper level loan limits have been raised to reflect the increase in home prices–new and existing. Rich’s weekly numbers reflect this increase. Values are going up. They discuss the new tax plan up for discussion in Congress. They also note that the market has slowed only a little during this holiday season. It’s still a great time list or buy a home!


    December 2, 2017. Rich and Dale are excited to host Jeff Graham, Nebraska Home Sales Realtor, for the first time on the radio show. Jeff’s been with NHS for about a year. Listen as he shares about his life as an IT person prior to becoming a real estate agent. Jeff chose real estate as a second career. And he chose Nebraska Home Sales because of their small, personal size. Finally, Jeff and Rich talk about the Nebraska Home Sales website–what to expect and how to navigate it.


    November 25, 2017. Rich and Dale host Rich’s son, Max, attorney with Remboldt Ludtke. Rich and Max talk about the rules about realtors and writing/filling out contracts. Realtors can’t give legal advice. What can a realtor do and not do? When should buyers and sellers consult an attorney?


    November 18, 2017. Rich and Dale visit with Dan Young, Service Call, about this year’s fundraising project. This year Service Call is trying to raise $40,000 for the Jullia Rose Foundation to provide tracking devices for autistic children. If you’re interested in donating to Operation LifeSaver (sponsored by the Jullia Rose Foundation), please call Dan Young (402-310-8858) or Rich Rodenburg (402-440-7570).

    November 11, 2017. Rich and Dale chat with Tim Reckling and Kim Soucie, Nebraska Home Sales Realtors. Today’s a day for answering listener questions. The two big topics are when to list (NOW) your home and understanding flood plains and flood insurance.


    November 4, 2017. Returning guest, Mark Zeller, Zeller Home Inspections and AtoZ Radon Solutions, joins Rich and Dale in the studio today for the first weekend of National Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Radon has been identified as the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking. Learn about radon mitigation and a special deal for listening to our radio show!


    October 28, 2017. Rich and Dale are joined by Dave Landis, Lincoln’s Director of Urban Development, to talk about the programs in the Department of Urban Development. In the last 10 years, they’ve been working on housing and building homes using TIFF financing. Learn a little more about TIFF financing and how it supports our city’s development.


    October 21, 2017. Kyle Fischer, Executive Vice President of the Realtors Association of Lincoln, is in the studio with Rich Rodenburg and Dale Johnson. What role does the realtor play? Why should you have one as the seller or the buyer? What kind of information do they have access to?


    October 14, 2017. Rich Rodenburg and Dale Johnson are joined by Kim Soucie and Tim Reckling, Nebraska Home Sales Realtors, to talk about statistics and the status of the market. Did you know that about 12 existing homes are sold per day during the busy season (summer) and 7 existing homes per day during the slower season (winter)?


    October 7, 2017. Rich Rodenburg talks to Ritch Paprocki, Dry Hero, about emergency water removal, mold remediation, and when to call in the professionals. Ritch tells us about the services they offer for helping you clean up those emergency, or long-term, situations. Keep in mind, water problems occur in attics as well as basements!


    September 30, 2017. Rich Rodenburg visits with Jeannine Bryant, Changing Spaces. Are you looking to “right-size” your living situation? Changing Spaces can help you. They help everyone, but specialize in Senior Relocation Services. They’ll help you sort, pack, move, and unpack. Then they’ll help out with estate sales, donations, and consignments.


    September 23, 2017. Rich Rodenburg is joined by Russ Meyer, Nebraska Home Sales Realtor, and Mike Renken, Executive Director of NeighborWorks Lincoln. Learn more about the NeighborWorks program. Mike updates listeners on the status of two major first-time home buyer projects–Antelope Square at 23rd and Q and Cooper Commons at 9th & D.


    September 16, 2017. Rich Rodenburg talks with Sarah Bishoff, Nebraska Home Sales Realtor, about the company’s Terrace View Development in Hickman and NHS CommercialSixty-five lots are available to build your custom home. Visit with a Nebraska Home Sales Realtor and builder today! In the second half of the show, Sarah talks about the services offered by NHS Commercial–sales and leases.


    September 9, 2017. Rich Rodenburg visits with Dan Young from Service Call about how to prepare your home for fall. Think about your gutters and roofs. Have your furnace, sump pump, and hot water heater inspected and serviced before you need it this winter!


    September 2, 2017. Rich Rodenburg welcomes Kyle Fisher, the new executive vice president of the Realtors Association of Lincoln. Learn more about Kyle and the role of RAL in Lincoln’s real estate community. Listen for the quarterly report.


    August 26, 2017. Rich Rodenburg visits with Deb Melichar, CharterWest Bank, to talk about money and financing/re-financing options for your home. Learn a little more about jumbo loans and second homes as well.


    August 19, 2017. Rich Rodenburg is in the studio with his partners Kim Soucie and Tim Reckling. They’re visiting with Brent Robinson, Nebraska Home Sales broker. Now that Builderfest is over, what’s next for Nebraska Home Sales? Check out our new Hickman Development.


    August 12, 2017. Welcome to the final week of Builderfest! Rich Rodenburg welcomes Jaysa Ralston, Nebraska Home Sales Realtor, and Jim Deprez, Deprez Custom Homes. This is the final show in our series on Builderfest. Learn more about Jim who has been building homes since 1993, how you can build a custom home with him, and what he thinks are the current trends in new homes.


    August 5, 2017. Rich Rodenburg talks to Brenda Farrington, Nebraska Home Sales Realtor, and Barry Fowler and Kelly Fowler, Fowler Custom homes. This is the fourth of five shows talking about Builderfest and introducing the homes and their builders. Fowler Custom Homes also runs Gotcha Covered, a premier home design business in Lincoln.


    July 29, 2017. Russ Meyer introduces Ted Scott and John LeFevre, Medallion Custom Homes. Ted and John describe how they learned about Builderfest, what they hope to accomplish as builders, and how their home stands out from the crowd.


    July 22, 2017. Amber Cross introduces Benjamin Carey, Denali Custom Builders. Learn more about Builderfest, more about Denali Custom Builders, and more about the home Benjamin and his partner Sam Swartz have designed.


    July 15, 2017. Rich Rodenburg introduces a 5-Part Series on Nebraska Homes Sales’ Builderfest event. Kim Soucie and Lee Young, MPI Construction, talk about the one of the five homes that will be available for viewing during this event.


    July 8, 2017. Rich Rodenburg visits with Mark Zeller and Chris Pelster from Zeller Home Inspections and A to Z Radon Inspections. Learn about radon, how radon gets into your home, and radon inspections.


    July 1, 2017. Rich Rodenburg and Kim Soucie introduce a new agent, Tim Reckling, to the Nebraska Home Sales team. Today is also a question/answer show. There were some great questions in the mail bag about down payments, assistance programs, closing timelines, and inspections.


    June 24, 2017. Becky Huebner, Nebraska Home Sales Realtor, explores how real life and real estate blend and affect each other. Kris Beckinbach from Guardian Angels Homecare and Beth Friesen from Oasis Senior Advisors talk about making housing decisions as a senior and the services offered by each organization.


    June 17, 2017. Rich Rodenburg and Andee Harris, escrow closing officer with Union Title, visit about the closing process for purchasing a home. What is a title search for a home? What is a title commitment and title policy? What is escrow and what items go into the escrow account? What might you need to bring to closing?


    June 10, 2017. It’s the dog days of summer! Rich Rodenburg talks to invited guests Patty Wubbels, Lincoln Parks Foundation, and Kelly Hansen, Friends of the Dog Parks, about the development of new dog runs in Lincoln as well as updates to the existing dog runs.


    June 3, 2017. Rich Rodenburg talks water in your basement with Leak Detective, Gus Ponsting. He’ll help you find out where and how water is leaking into your home. And, he’ll give you recommendations on how to fix it.


    May 27, 2017. Rich Rodenburg talks with Susan Buettner, Nebraska Home Sales Realtor. Susan leads the Lifestyles Realty Group, a team under the umbrella of Nebraska Home Sales. Learn about Susan and her team. And get an update on the current market!


    May 20, 2017. Rich Rodenburg talks with Dan Young at Service Call. Dan introduces his new employee, Dave Ritter, and they talk about water issues and your home.


    May 13, 2017. Rich Rodenburg and Kim Soucie talk with Andy Schmidt, REW Construction, about new construction. Learn more about Andy, REW Construction, custom and spec home building, and the status of the market.


    May 6, 2017. Rich Rodenburg and Deb Melichar, Charter West Bank, share the status of the market and the benefits of getting pre-qualified/pre-approved before you go looking for a new home. Median days on market right now is 4 days!


    April 29, 2017. Rich Rodenburg and Kim Soucie, Nebraska Home Sales Realtor, talk about the speed of the market, bidding wars, and cash offers. What do buyers need to do? What do sellers need to do? How does having an agent help you as buyer or seller? What are the opportunities coming up for buyers?


    April 22, 2017. Rich Rodenburg hosts Brice Middleton, Executive Vice President of the Realtors Association of Lincoln, to give listeners the pulse of the real estate market in Lincoln. Although we’re getting a springtime surge, the market still has a very small number of homes for sale (including new construction) in Lincoln and the surrounding area.


    April 15, 2017. Rich Rodenburg visits with Jeannine Bryant of Changing Spaces about the services her company provides in helping clients right-size and relocate for their needs.


    April 8, 2017. Becky Huebner hosts Nebraska Home Sales agent and colleague, Sarah Bishoff. They discuss the trends in a seller’s market and what buyers need to do to buy the home they want.


    April 1, 2017. Rich Rodenburg talks about building a custom home with Brenda Farrington, Nebraska Home Sales Realtor, and Barry Fowler, Fowler Custom Homes.


    March 25, 2017. Rich Rodenburg talks to Bob Wyrick, City Forester with the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department. Learn more about the Emerald Ash Borer, what the City of Lincoln is doing to help with the borer, and what services they offer to home owners with ash trees.


    March 18, 2017. Rich Rodenburg visits with Deb Melichar, lender with Charter West Bank. On this morning, not even 300 existing homes are on the market in the city of Lincoln, so they talk about the effects of changing the prime rate and getting pre-qualified before you go out looking to buy.


    March 11, 2017. Russ Meyer interviews Shawn Ryba, Executive Director of the South of Downtown Community Development Organization, about Lincoln’s newest redevelopment organization.


    March 4, 2017. Rich Rodenburg talks with City Councilman Carl Eskridge about annexing land around the city of Lincoln in order to have more residential development opportunities. Learn about how, when, where, and why these annexations occur.


    February 25, 2017. Rich Rodenburg hosts Rob Tavis, Service Call. Service Call provides full service home repair, maintenance, and renovation.


    February 18, 2017. Rich Rodenburg and Kim Soucie, realtors from Nebraska Home Sales, take listeners’ questions and talk about the process for appealing your assessed value with the Lancaster County Tax Assessor’s office.


    February 11, 2017. Russ Meyer visits with Greg and Paula Baker about their experience moving into a downtown neighborhood in the process of revitalization.


    February 4, 2017. Rich Rodenburg visits with Jeff Carstons, Chem-Dry Carpet Care of Lincoln and N-Hance Wood Renewal, about both businesses. Listen for more information about the chem-dry technology for cleaning your carpets and what Jeff can do to modernize your kitchen.


    January 21, 2017. Russ Meyer, Nebraska Home Sales Realtor, talks about projections for 2017 and visits with Mike Renken, Director of NeighborWorks.


    January 14, 2017. Rich Rodenburg talks with Kim Soucie, Nebraska Home Sales realtor, about partnering with other agents. And they talk with Brice Middleton, Executive Vice President of the Realtors Association of Lincoln, talk about Lincoln’s growing real estate market.


    January 7, 2017. Rich Rodenburg begins the year with Mark Zeller, A to Z Radon and Zeller Home Inspections. January is Radon Action Month across the country.