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Nebraska Real Estate

When the state nickname is based on the beloved University of Nebraska college football team, you know all you need to. With inexpensive prices, you’ll have your pick of Nebraska real estate to watch the games.

To the surprise of many, Nebraska is a state with a history of significant personalities and events. Figures such as Crazy Horse and Walter Reed were prominent during the expansion of the country to the west. While Nebraska is often derided as a “flat state”, there is something to be said for the peaceful and hypnotic swaying fields of wheat that cover the state. If you’re looking to live in a state valuing traditional American values, Nebraska will do the trick without wiping out your bank account.


Lincoln is home to the University of Nebraska and “Go Big Red!” is a theme in this town with a lot of culture. While the University dominates the town, it does so to the benefit of residents. Lincoln is full of little shops, cafes and restaurants you would expect to find in a college town. What sets the town apart is the passion for college football. Lincoln is the place where 75,000 people will fill the stadium to watch the Cornhuskers have a practice game against themselves. Euphoria or depression follow the result of Saturday games each fall. All and all, Lincoln gets a big thumbs up.


Omaha is the biggest city in Nebraska and the state capital. The city is fairly prosperous, but generally unremarkable. The highlights are the downtown area, a solid collection of museums and impressive zoo. Unlike Lincoln, the overall atmosphere is a low key one. While the lack of energy might trouble some, it is a good, solid place to raise a family.

Nebraska Real Estate

Nebraska real estate is generally inexpensive. Single family homes will run from $140,000 to $220,000 on average throughout the state. In 2005, the appreciation rate for Nebraska real estate was a very modest 5.5 percent, the eighth lowest in the nation.

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