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Old 04-27-2009, 12:09 PM
 
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I'm not familiar with the northern part of Omaha, but I know someone who is looking at a few houses in Benson.

Any opinions I can give my first time homebuyer friend?

Thanks!
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:32 PM
 
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It's a cool area. Some parts are VERY cool.

Because of how large it is, you'll need to be careful to find houses in the right neighborhoods - not because of fear and crime, but because of resale value.
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:01 PM
 
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It's a cool area. Some parts are VERY cool.

Because of how large it is, you'll need to be careful to find houses in the right neighborhoods - not because of fear and crime, but because of resale value.
Yeah, thats what I thought......I heard that downtown Benson is becoming 'hipster' territory, which is not a bad thing. Especially since my friend is quite young.
She is looking at a house around 60th and Parker - what do you think, Omaha Rocks, will she have good resale in five years?
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:14 PM
 
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Yeah, thats what I thought......I heard that downtown Benson is becoming 'hipster' territory, which is not a bad thing. Especially since my friend is quite young.
She is looking at a house around 60th and Parker - what do you think, Omaha Rocks, will she have good resale in five years?
Is that the little brick house for $82,000? If that's the one, it looks really cute but small.

From just a quick look at it, I'd think she ought to be okay. Sometime when I'm putzing around on the cycle with my wife, I'll drive through there. But Blondo & 60th is, as far as I know, a pretty nice area.

Do you know how close she is to making an offer? Is it a done deal? Just thinking about it? Something tells me that this house ought to easily be had for $70,000 - $75,000.
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:20 PM
 
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Is that the little brick house for $82,000? If that's the one, it looks really cute but small.

From just a quick look at it, I'd think she ought to be okay. Sometime when I'm putzing around on the cycle with my wife, I'll drive through there. But Blondo & 60th is, as far as I know, a pretty nice area.

Do you know how close she is to making an offer? Is it a done deal? Just thinking about it? Something tells me that this house ought to easily be had for $70,000 - $75,000.
She's going to look at it tonight. I agree, I thought it looked like a cute starter home for her and her fiancee.
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:31 PM
 
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She's going to look at it tonight. I agree, I thought it looked like a cute starter home for her and her fiancee.
Yeah, I think that's right about it being a good starter home. The taxes aren't outrageous, and it has both a new furnace and water heater. It does not appear to have central air.

The closer I look, I think that might be a really good area. It's just a couple blocks north of the Dundee area where "About Schmitt" was filmed.

There was one picture that looks like a lot of grass has grown up in the patio bricks, which leads me to believe that the house may have been sitting empty for awhile. And so the cheap-skate it me thinks that she ought to offer $70,000. I think it could be had for that.

At $75,000 - with 10% down - all payments and escrows would be under $600 per month on a 30-year note. For another $150 per month, she could put it on a 15-year mortgage. And that's still cheaper than renting a nice apartment.
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Old 04-27-2009, 05:09 PM
 
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I live in the Benson area

and it is a good area


on a side note:

I am hoping the Old Rod Kush store near 54th and Northwest Radial becomes a Dollar General or something

cause that would be nice to have a Family Dollar or Dollar general in the benson area
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:59 AM
 
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Sounds trashy to me, i think it should forever be only Louis', also I would like to see all of Benson be non franchise, I want the Subway to F off.
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:05 AM
 
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Anyone know when they are starting on the benson project?
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Old 05-02-2009, 02:46 PM
 
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Sounds trashy to me, i think it should forever be only Louis', also I would like to see all of Benson be non franchise, I want the Subway to F off.

why, I like Subeway

BTW are you also saying that

Walgreens and Jiffy Lube should leave the benson area also








BTW, they have a

Sullivans Steakhouse and a Subway and a Quiznos and Jazz Kitchen downtown as well as a old chicago

and lets not forget the Hilton Hotel also is downtown




so why cant Subway and Walgreens stay in the benson area

if the Old Market is allowed to have that stuff
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