Start Moving with Nebraska Home Sales 2018
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, Rich, and other guest agents from Nebraska Home Sales 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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You can listen to this year’s shows here:
June 16, 2018. Rich and Dale welcome a brand new guest into the studio this morning. Monroe Love, Jr. of Love2Build, LLC talks to us about decks. Want to know more about good options for decks? Listen to this show. Questions about maintenance and care of your deck? Love2Build is a good place to call. Rich also shares information about what adding a deck to your home will or will not do for the price of your home.
June 9, 2018. Deb Melichar, Charter West, is in the studio this morning with Dale and Rich. What’s new? Italy’s financial situation is impacting our home mortgage interest rates. What goes on in other countries can have unexpected impacts on our local economy. Deb also talks about some other things that can impact your interest rates: credit scores, the amount you’re borrowing, debt to income ratio, and many other things. She also provides listeners with lots of information on FHA loans, USDA loans, Rural Development loans, and NIFA riders.
June 2, 2018. Rich and Dale are here with us again this Saturday. They have a brand new agent to Nebraska Home Sales, Kim Deprez, and her husband, Jim Deprez of Deprez Custom Homes. He’s been building homes for almost 25 years. This morning, they’re talking about the Terrace View, NHS’ development in the fast-growing city of Hickman.
May 26, 2018. Rich Rodenburg and Dale Johnson are in the studio today. They welcome Dan Young back from Service Call. It’s been in the upper 90s this week, so it’s time to talk about air conditioners. Dan shares some advice on maintaining your air conditioner so that you don’t have to call him. If you are having air conditioning problems, ask Service Call to check it out for you.
May 19, 2018. Welcome back Gus Ponstingl! Dale Johnson and Rich Rodenburg talk water with The Leak Detective. Do you have water in your basement or in your home? Do you know where it’s coming from? Gus gives you some basic things to check for–clogged gutters, drainage from the gutters, swampy or soggy areas. Gus shares with Rich and Dale the details of his process and what he can do for you.
May 12, 2018. Dale Johnson and Rich Rodenburg welcome Kyle Fischer, Executive Vice President of the REALTORS Association of Lincoln. Today is all about the numbers. The market is strong where correctly priced homes sell quickly. Total existing home sales are down a little from previous years, but new home sales are up a little. Average prices for homes for both new and existing homes are up. Listen for advice to both sellers and buyers! Kyle also addresses the merging of the Lincoln and Omaha multiple listing services (the location where we share our listings with other brokerages). This will have a big impact on how well your REALTOR can work for you!
May 5, 2018. Russ Meyer joins Dale Johnson in the studio this morning. His guests are Mike Renkin, Executive Director of Neighborworks, Lincoln, and Katelyn Rempe, Neighborworks buyer. Katelyn bought her first home last year. Listen to her story of why she wanted to buy a house and how she went about the process of buying. Why did Katelyn go through NeighborWorks to purchase her house? How did it benefit her? How did her search fit within the Neighborworks program? Mike provides an overview of the program, its requirements, and how NeighborWorks contributes to homeownership success in Lincoln. Don’t miss NeighborWorks’ Open House on June 10th. Come see 6 townhomes and homes owned and occupied by NeighborWorks buyers and the Hawley Hamlet Garden. Come register at 2530 Q Street at 1PM.
April 28, 2018. Dale Johnson and Rich Rodenburg start out a beautiful Saturday morning with Deb Melichar, Charter West Bank. None of us really likes to think about money and interest rates…but this is a really interesting and important conversation! Interest rates went up on April 27th. How does that affect home buying? Deb shares important information about pre-approval, locking in your interest rate, and mortgage types and interest rates. Call your lender (or Deb) to find out how the interest rate affects your buying power.
April 21, 2018. Rich and Dale host Dan Young, Service Call, and Tom Weezer, Capitol Heating and Air. Dan invited Tom to join him today so that they could talk about air conditioners maintenance and repairs. Spring is quickly approaching, and Tom has some guidelines and advice for taking care of your air conditioner. Dan also has an update on Project LifeSaver and the Julia Rose Foundation. The project received the needed funding and is moving forward. Thank you so much to our listeners who contributed to the fundraising efforts!
April 14, 2018. Rich Rodenburg and Dale Johnson visit with Jeannine Bryant, Changing Spaces. Are you looking to right-size your living situation? Changing Spaces specializes in helping people move. They are logistics coordinators and coaches when it comes to right-sizing, choosing what to keep, and making an organized move. They’ll do everything from helping you sort through/pack/sell your belongings to measuring your new space for your furniture to unpacking your things in the new home. Call them today!
April 7, 2018. Dale Johnson hosts Becky Huebner and her guest Tanya Angell, Union Title Company. Do you know what title insurance is and why you must have it when you’re buying a home? What about an escrow closer? How does an escrow closer help facilitate your transaction? Learn a little about the history of title insurance and how title insurance protects you as the buyer and your lender. This show is Title Insurance 101. Consider this essential listening for your home buying process!
March 31, 2018. Rich and Dale welcome Kim Soucie and Jim Deprez, Deprez Custom Homes, to talk about new construction. Learn about Jim and his building philosophy as a hands-on builder. They’re covering a lot today. Deprez has homes on the market–check them out on Kim and Rich’s websites. They’re participating in Nebraska Home Sale’s Terrace View development in Hickman, Nebraska. Rich will also give you a run-down of Lincoln’s market.
March 24, 2018. Bill Buettner, Nebraska Home Sales agent, joins Dale Johnson for the radio show this morning. Kevin Monosmith, The GroutSmith, is the guest this morning. He owns a franchise here in town that repairs, restores, and cleans grout and tile. Kevin talks about whether you should replace tile and grout or call The GroutSmith to come out repair or clean.
March 17, 2018. Rich and Dale celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Dan Young, Rob Tavis, and Dave from Service Call. We’re covering a lot this morning. The first timely conversation is about the copper thieves hitting vacant homes (for sale and rent) and causing a lot of damage. What are some tips and techniques for deterring the thieves? Since it’s St. Patrick’s Day, the theme of the second half of the show is Go Green! Dan, Rob, and Dave give advice on how to make your home more energy efficient often in very simple and inexpensive ways.
March 10, 2018. Free radon test if you call within a week of this show!! ($100 savings) Rich and guest host, Jackie, welcome Mark Zeller and Chris Pelser, Z&H Enterprises (Zeller Home Inspections and AtoZ Radon). Radon’s been identified as a leading cause of lung cancer, so take it seriously. Mark says, “Nebraska’s not just known for volleyball anymore, we’re known for radon, too.” Learn everything you ever wanted to know about radon and radon mitigation. In the second half of the show, learn about home inspections. You don’t have to be buying or selling a home to get an inspection. They’ll do a maintenance inspection as well if you’re a homeowner who wants another set of eyes on what might need repaired or maintained.
March 3, 2018. Dale and Rich visit with Jamie Kubick, Southwick Liquid Waste. Jamie is a first time guest on the show and is talking about one of those things we don’t always want to think about–septic tanks and liquid waste. How much do you know about septic systems? What’s a percolation test? This show’s not just about the gross stuff, it’s about your dishwasher, your laundry, your whirlpool tub, and even how much rain we’ve had.
February 24, 2018. Dale Johnson and Rich Rodenburg welcome Dan Young and Rob Tavis from Service Call. As Spring approaches, it’s time again to talk about taking care of that deferred maintenance. Take care of it now to avoid higher costs later. There are many things you can do yourself. If there’s something you can’t do, Service Call can get it all done for you with one of their technicians or a trusted sub-contractor.
February 17, 2018. Deb Melichar, CharterWest Bank, is in the studio this morning to talk about money! She talks with Rich and Dale about the changes in the financial market over the last few weeks. No financial topic is off-limits this morning! Interest rates have gone up. Mortgages, historical interest rates, the stock market, paying points, and more.
February 10, 2018. Start Moving hosts, Dale Johnson and Becky Huebner, welcome some first-time home buyers. Listen to Caleb and Emily’s story about looking for their first home and working with their REALTOR(R). How did they know when it was time to buy? What did they do to plan for buying a home? How did having an agent help in the process? Where and how did they look for a home?
February 3, 2018. Rich and Dale are in the studio today with Jeannine Bryant, Changing Spaces. Changing Spaces is celebrating ten years in the business of right-sizing! Listen to some of Jeannine’s favorite memories. In the process, Jeannine explains the heart of what Changing Spaces does–help you make the hard decisions about right-sizing and get you moved into your new place. Jeannine will tell you about their upcoming estate sales. Rich will fill you in on important happenings in the legislature that might affect the costs of selling or buying your home.
January 27, 2018. Russ Meyer is back in the studio with Dale for this first time this year. They welcome AJ and Justin Fullbright, Complete Inspections Services. What kinds of inspections are available? What’s the best value? When should you go beyond a whole home inspection to other kinds? Whole home inspections usually take 3-4 hours. Justin fills listeners in with the details of what happens in an inspection from checking the roof to starting the dishwasher and opening windows. They finish off the inspections with a written report for buyers and a walk-thru with the buyers to talk about the findings.
January 20, 2018. Rich Rodenburg and Dale Johnson chat with Kyle Fischer, Executive Vice President of the REALTORS(R) Association of Lincoln. If you like numbers, this is the show for you! Rich, Dale, and Kyle talk about numbers from 2017: 1,000 REALTORS(R) licensed in our area, 5,171 single family residences sold through the Midlands Multiple Listing Service, average home price of $204,000. Learn about the historical rates of home sales and prices in Lincoln and surrounding areas. How stable is the Lincoln economy? What is the value of owning a home? And that’s just the beginning of the show…
January 13, 2018. Rich Rodenburg and Dale Johnson welcome Ron Stachura, The Glass Doctor. This is Ron’s first time on the show, and he knows glass and windows whether it’s for your home or your car. He’s been in the business for over 20 years. Do you know the difference between tempered and annealed glass? Do you know what kinds of glass should go in different parts of your home? Listen to the show and learn something new!
January 6, 2018. Welcome to 2018 with Start Moving with Nebraska Home Sales! Rich Rodenburg and Dale Johnson are in the studio with Dan Young and Rob Tavis from Service Call. Service Call is a one-stop shop for all of your home repair and home maintenance needs. You call them and pay one invoice, they hire the sub-contractors. Also, listen for the wrap-up of Service Call’s holiday program, Operation LifeSaver, that provides trackers to people who tend to wander. The 2017 fundraiser raised $25,000 and Service Call matched it with another $25,000.