np dodge: NP Dodge Launches a New Web Site - 05/12/10 05:25 PM
You will find a new look when you surf by www.npdodge.com as of today. We have made some significant changes to our website that will allow our end users to get dialed in on a specific search right from our home page which saves time and effort! We could go on and on about the changes and enhancements but think it better just to tell you that it has been enhanced and let you experience it for yourself.  Please take the new www.npdodge.com for a spin and let us know what you think!
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np dodge: $6,500 is yours even if you don't sell your current personal residence! - 01/11/10 03:04 PM
I just spent an hour on hold with the Internal Revenue Service to gain clarity on something and here is what I found out:
Q:  I'm already a homeowner. If I buy another home after Nov. 6, 2009, to use as my principal residence, do I have to sell my home to qualify for the homebuyer tax credit?
A: No. If you meet all of the requirements for the credit, the law does not require you to sell or otherwise dispose of your current principal residence to qualify for a credit of up to $6,500 when you buy a replacement home to use as your principal residence. … (4 comments)

np dodge: Military members get an additional year to use housing tax-credits! - 12/17/09 01:50 PM
Below are a few Special Added Benefits for Members of the Military, the Foreign Serviceand the Intelligence Communities...
 Congress has acknowledged the unique circumstances affecting members of the  military, the foreign service and the intelligence community by making the following  exceptions that apply to both the $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers and the  $6,500 tax credit for repeat home buyers.
Exemption From Tax Credit Recapture Rules:
 Typically, homes that are sold or that cease to be used as a principal residence within  three years of the initial purchase are subject to recapture of the tax credit.    However, qualified … (0 comments)

np dodge: 'Pro Active Chat' Intrusive or a value add for a website user? - 10/22/09 11:19 AM
First impressions have always been lasting so why should anything be different on a website? Why shouldn't the people behind the website reach out to the very users that are searching and do it in real time when their attention is focused?  We have been wrestling with this concept here at NP Dodge where a consumer can strike up a live chat with one of our licensed Realtors® and engage us in conversation but what happens when we engage the user?  Will they be scared off? Do they want to remain anonymous while they browse Bank Owned Homes or Career Information … (0 comments)

np dodge: NP Dodge Realtor featured in the Omaha World Herald - 06/16/09 07:09 AM
 
Twenty-nine-year-old Robert Wiebusch, director of operations at NP Dodge, is the first Nebraskan to be named to Realtor Magazine’s annual “30 Under 30” list.
Published Wednesday June 10, 2009 A real go-getter By Stefanie MongeWORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER
« Money         Related News About Robert Wiebusch Earnings Preview: Analysts see loss... Smithfield Foods posts smaller-than-... Low tide: Shrimp industry hit by... Judge upholds ND's anti-corporate... Business expenses nick personal... The operations director for NP Dodge Real Estate achieved a milestone this month when he became the first Nebraskan named as one of REALTOR Magazine’s “30 Under 30.”
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np dodge: Relief could be on the way...US Senate Stimulus Update - 02/05/09 11:32 AM
Relief could be on the way. This will be a huge incentive. I have heard that they are working to make this available at closing... Mike Riedmann, Prsident of NP Dodge Real Estate
 
Last evening the United States Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan amendment, offered by REALTOR® Champions, Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) to the Economic Stimulus Bill creating a $15,000 tax credit to individuals who purchase a home in the next year.
Specifically, the Isakson-Lieberman amendment to the pending economic stimulus bill would provide a direct tax credit to any homebuyer who purchases any home. The … (3 comments)

np dodge: Combat Cabin Fever with NP Dodge Open Houses!! It's going to be over 50 Degrees - 02/05/09 09:59 AM
The definition of 'Cabin Fever'...
Boredom, restlessness, or irritability that results from a lack of environmental stimulation, as from a prolonged stay in a remote, sparsely populated region or a confined indoor area.
NP Dodge has got you covered this weekend!  I just looked a moment ago and see that we have well over 100 properties here in the metro area that will be open this weekend.  With 50+ degree weather I can't think of a better way to combat that 'Cabin Fever' that you are experiencing from being indoors due to the weather. 
You can view and print a complete list of … (0 comments)

np dodge: Understanding the Council Bluffs Iowa Real Estate Market - Average Days on Market - 12/09/08 04:17 PM
The definition of 'Days on Market' is: The number of days a home or property is on the market for sale until it is sold or taken off the market.
 

 
The data above displays the year over year comparison for number of days a home was on the market in Council Bluffs Iowa. 
 
For more infor refer to the Market Reports Section of npdodge.com or contact us direct at info1@npdodge.com. 
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np dodge: Some NP Dodge Agents Speak Out... - 11/18/08 08:46 AM
"After speaking to numerous real estate corporations, NP Dodge was exceptional in my mind for many reasons. The training program is second to none and has helped me jumpstart my career. Not only is NP Dodge conducive to new agents, but also provides a sense of comfort working for a family-owned business. Real Estate is thriving in this area and provides for some great opportunities. Everyone has been extremely helpful and willing to help in any way possible. My branch manager has been very encouraging towards my new career. I could not be happier in selecting NP Dodge as the company … (0 comments)

np dodge: What's going in the real estate market here in Council Bluffs? - 11/13/08 05:07 PM


 

 
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np dodge: Great News From NAR!! - 10/24/08 12:27 PM
NP Dodge is very pleased to pass this info on to those who haven't seen it yet...
 
NAR: Home Sales Rise as Affordability Improves Existing-home sales increased last month as buyers responded to improved housing affordability conditions, according to the National Association of Realtors®.Existing-home sales - including single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops - rose 5.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.18 million units in September from a level of 4.91 million in August. Home sales are 1.4 percent higher than the 5.11 million-unit pace in September 2007. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said more markets are seeing … (0 comments)

np dodge: The latest on the Council Bluffs area market... - 10/10/08 11:36 AM
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np dodge: The latest from the Council Bluffs area market... - 09/11/08 04:24 PM
 
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np dodge: A Look at the Council Bluffs Market Over the Last Three Years - 08/14/08 10:52 AM
 
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np dodge: NP Dodge Real Estate - 08/05/08 11:29 AM
NP Dodge Real Estate is proud to have 15 sales offices stategically located to best meet the needs of our clients. We also have several corporate offices to support the needs of our agents and clients.
Please click on one of the following office categories or scroll down to see the entire list below.
Nebraska Sales OfficesIowa Sales OfficesCorporate Offices

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np dodge: NP Dodge Company is Going Green - 08/05/08 11:20 AM
Going Green seems to be catching on like wildfire...Does anyone have any interesting ways to help reduce our impact on mother nature? Below is change that NP Dodge Company just made this week at the headquarters office building and so far it seems to be going quite well...

 
We are excited to take the next step in our company-wide green initiative.  On Monday, August 4th, the 8701 Building will be going green by recycling.  We feel we can really make an impact in our global community by taking this necessary step to recycle the bulk of our building waste.
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np dodge: Dodge Cares Supports Local Charities - 08/05/08 10:45 AM
Dodge Cares, Inc. Supports 17 local charities through tax deductible donations from NP Dodge Sales Associates and Employees.  Below are two of the charities that are supported. 
Wesley House
http://www.wesleyacademy.org/
The Wesley House mission is simple in concept, incredibly powerful in reach. Our goal is to give motivated children in difficult circumstances the opportunity to pursue their own highest potential for leadership, intellect and personal growth.
Mary Catherine McAuley Center (Formerly St. Vincent de Paul)
Safe, nurturing transitional housing is provided to families and women, emphasizing dignity and respect. Every aspect of life at the house is designed to support … (0 comments)

np dodge: Print Advertising - 07/10/08 03:42 PM
Do you know how much money you or your brokerage is spending on print advertising? A better question might be; do you know what the return is on the money that is spent on print advertising?  I figure the Active Rain community no doubt has some strong opinions around this. Below is an example of a property that was listed by an NP Dodge agent using only the free technology tools provided free through the brokerage.  Pay close attention to the captions during the show. 
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np dodge: Dave Paik Builders Partners With NP Dodge - 07/08/08 12:37 PM
Dave Paik Builders Partners With NP Dodge
July 8, 2008
 As of July 2008, Dave Paik Builders, one of the Omaha area's top homebuilders, has entered an exclusive sales and marketing agreement with NP Dodge Real Estate Sales, Inc.  Jim Marriott from the NP Dodge West Pacific sales office and one of the top sales associates in the area, will provide management oversight for the new Dave Paik Builders / NP Dodge team. 
 Dave Paik Builders has been building homes in the Omaha area for more than 35 years. As founder, owner and president of Dave Paik Builders, Inc., David R. … (0 comments)

np dodge: NP Dodge is Posting Listings to Youtube... - 07/03/08 01:52 PM
NP Dodge Real Estate is now posting listings to Youtube through Real Estate Shows.  With a couple clicks of a mouse an agent can take their listing and send it out to Youtube or take the video file and share with any number of video sharing sites.  Real Estate Shows has been a great program for our sales associates here at NP Dodge and we couldn't be happier with Jeff Turner and his program.  Below is an example of a show that one of our agents has put on Youtube.
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