Another busy weekend here in Omaha. The annual Summer Arts Fair is the place to be. I was at the Farmers' Market this morning down in the Old Market and we could see all the booths set up for the fair. I love the Farmers' Market with its throngs of happy shoppers examining all the gorgeous vegetables, baked goods, plants and flowers. We'll head downtown again later this evening to enjoy the Arts Fair.
Summer is really and truly here in the Big O and the good news keeps coming. Business Week named Omaha as one of the top 5 cities in the nation to make a new start. The article cited location of new technology businesses in Omaha as well as the lively arts scene as the particular draws. Reasonable housing prices were also mentioned as well as low unemployment (5% compared to 9+% nationwide) as reasons to relocate.
Housing values in Omaha grew .4% in Omaha from a year ago. That may not be much but most areas measured had negative values. In fact, the national housing values fell by more than 6%.
If you're considering relocating to Omaha metro area then give me a heads up. I will send you a relocation package from CBSHOME Real Estate that's really great. I can send you information on area schools and even give you a tour of our great city. Omaha is growing and it's on the go. Come join us and we'll get you into a great home.