Especially useful video for Nebraska Landlords: How to handle vendors

Tis the season to try to get away with paying as few taxes as possible. Which is just dandy, that’s what loopholes and politicians are for. But don’t be the lazy sort of business owner that skimps on the things you must do legally or it can be devastating to you…and yours. This series goes over the steps to make sure you can deduct subcontracted work. Happy Season!  

Bi-Monthly Rent Payments…hmmm

I’d never really considered this idea. It could actually be a win-win. Tenants get the flexibility and the property owner gets a little bit of compensation to offset the hassle. The downside is that a lot of that “extra” revenue is going to get gobbled up if there isn’t a very automated system in place. For instance, receiving rents directly into the bank account without having to physically touch the checks. If you don’t have that type of system, an automated system then the value depreciates pretty quickly. It’s something to consider though.  

President of Wistar Group on WOWT regarding landlord registry

It’s a small quote, but it’s important that the media…or rather the citizens of Omaha have a chance to hear all sides of this discussion. Let’s hope our elected officials can break the political divide and come up with something that actually makes housing better. WOWT Yale Park

Radio interview on KOIL talk radio regarding Yale Park

Paul Vojchehoske and I were asked to get back on the mic to discuss the recent goings-on here in the city regarding a proposed landlord registry. It really was good to be back on the air again. Radio Interview on KOIL regarding Yale Park

Goal Attainment and Reflection on Failure

Happy New Year everyone! New Year’s resolutions are the name of the game this time of year and I just wanted to write a few thoughts on goal attainment and reflection on failure. Recently I was talking about goals with the wonderful John L. Hoich. He was kind enough to share with me part of his recipe for meeting and exceeding his goals which was a document similar to this one. He has been creating these documents every year since 2014 and has a track record of success to prove that it is at least an important component of his … More

It’s that time of the year in the Midwest…Train your staff!!!

All property management companies know that they should be sending all of their personnel for Fair Housing Training, but…as is the norm too many “mom-n-pop” management companies and property owners don’t ever find the time for it. It’s important to know that when there is a claim, and you can expect that during your career there will be, having trained your staff is a level of protection that can save not just money, but your livelihood. We’ve always used Paul Vojchehoske for our Fair Housing, Lead-Based Paint Disclosures, and the Nebraska Landlord Tenant Act who is now at Randall School … More

Disparate Impact, round 2.

In September (2017) we received a very nice email from a reader of this original post. She mentioned that it was helpful to her and so I wanted to repost it. Since it was published however there has been some more clarity brought to the issue and so we will publish a follow up soon. This post was originally published 4/11/16 HUD has recently released their guidelines on disparate impact and how it will be applied to housing. The premise of the new rules are that the judicial system has churned out disproportionate disadvantages that fall along racial lines. And so, HUD now has … More

Radio show announcement

We have another radio show. For years Paul Vojchehoske and I (Jeremy Aspen) hosted several radio shows, some about real estate, some about politics. We’ve endeavored to do it again on a local radio station and it’s been great. Lots of good information for anyone interested in everything real estate, from investment opportunities to buying your own home. The main hosts are Paul Vojchehosek from Nebraska Realty and Richard Smith from Wistar Group (Fka: CPM). It really is a fun show. Tune in every Saturday morning at 11:00 KCRO 106.5 FM and 660 AM.

What the future holds for multifamily housing, Omaha.

Freddie Mac reports on the status of multifamily dwellings each year. 2016 enjoyed a lot of growth in the number of new units brought to market although there are signs it’s cooling. So we aren’t much in the new development realm, but that isn’t to say it doesn’t affect us to some extent. The past year has shown signs of developers looking for repositioning opportunities. That is, outlaying enough capital to change the quality of a property from “C” class to “B” class, or up to “A” class even. Specifically my take in this Omaha market is that buildings that … More

Our business has moved: 3219 Leavenworth St

If you are looking for us don’t go to 5015 Dodge St anymore. We’re changing a lot of things around here…not just the name, but where we actually work. Originally we’d planned to move to 3152 Leavenworth St, but due to several circumstances that culminated in sweeping the time from under my feed, a friend of mine, Jerry, offered to let us rent his building. It’s ended up being a fantastic place and we cannot wait to share it with you our customers, clients, vendors and especially our staff. Look forward to seeing you in our new digs.