The Heart of a Renovation

History of The W. F. Negele House: William F. Negele and his wife commissioned architect W.E. Findlein to design this home for $6,000 in 1905. At the time, William served as the secretary to the Thompson & Belden Co. department store in downtown Omaha at 16th and Howard streets – in Omaha. Thompson & Belden was… Read More

Get Your Grove On!

After several years immersed in the fashion industry, jet-setting around the world and hopping from one hotel to the next, Meghann Schense needed a change. She traded in her stilettos and designer luggage for fruits and veggies. Wait, what??? It sounds a bit crazy, but with her demanding work schedule, Meghann literally lived out of… Read More

Love for Little Bohemia

It’s been a minute since I’ve filled you up with some Little Bohemia love, so I thought it might be a good time to give everyone an update… Since we began this project, some incredible things have happened. As with any major renovation project, there has been some good, some bad and some very ugly…. Read More

I’d Rather Write About His Dog

I have known artist Watie White for what seems like a lifetime now. I had the pleasure of leasing him his first studio in Little Bohemia approximately 10 years ago. If you haven’t heard of Watie White, do yourself a favor and Google him now. I will not even attempt to describe his work or style;… Read More

Look What’s Coming!

If you’ve read my blog posts before, you know they usually come with a long story and lots of text.  This time you’re in for a treat… less rambling and more photos! Because we manage neighboring properties, we were given the opportunity to get a sneak peek of the new Film Streams Dundee Theater and… Read More

My West O

Originally a South O girl, everything I needed was within 20 square blocks. The idea of living in Elkhorn never even crossed my mind. Now… I can’t imagine my life any other way – Elkhorn is where I call HOME! Now that I have been living in Elkhorn for a few years, I realized how… Read More

Studio C

Once an Italian grocery store, the quaint structure at 805 Hickory Street has more history and nostalgia within its unique walls than most realize. Located in the heart of Little Italy, the building was built in 1905 by the Caniglia family (Mr. C) as a grocery store. Over the years, it was also home to… Read More

Passion Project

Spanning two years, Ryan Ellis and I have had an ongoing conversation about public art. We’ve both long admired neighborhoods throughout the world that incorporate it in creative ways. Public art creates a sense of place… an enhanced connection to its surroundings, and we have wanted that for Omaha, but really didn’t know where we… Read More

New & Northwest

I will have lived in Omaha for six years next month. As a native of North Platte, my husband and I initially made the move here because of a job transfer, and now we couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. As a REALTOR®, I often ask my clients what is most important to them in looking… Read More

If I Could Turn Back Time… I Wouldn’t

The end of the year is fast approaching and lately, I keep asking myself questions like, I can’t believe how much time has passed, where has the time gone, what day of the week is it because it’s all going so fast! Even as I type this, I’m thinking, wow, I can’t believe how much… Read More

Dundee, Duh!

I love me some Omaha! If you know me well, you know that I am really glad I “ended up staying” here for college and then never ever leaving. If you know me even better, you know that I LOVE ME some Dundee! I grew up in the heart of the Dundee neighborhood and I… Read More

The Lake Life

Lake living. It’s a dream, right? And here in the Omaha area, the land of corn and beef, and smack dab in the center of the United States, the thought of lake living is dreamier than the entire cast of Grey’s Anatomy put together. It doesn’t have to only be a dream, though! There are… Read More

Aksarben On My Mind

I moved to Omaha mid-2008 to start my undergraduate career at the University of Nebraska-Omaha in what was the worst housing crisis of our country’s time. Looking back, it’s rather ironic that I ended up with a career in real estate, but that’s another topic for another time. As you probably know, UNO’s campus is… Read More

Work It

If you are what you eat, do you become what you’ve learned? I’m no philosopher, but I’ve been wondering about this question. I’ve spent the past 10 years in real estate, happy to call it “work,” as it is much more fulfilling than the word implies. I feel truly lucky to be passionate about my… Read More

Why South Downtown Is Worth Your Downtime

Image by Kent Sievers via OWH When our marketing intern, Maggie Koenig, recently asked me “What’s in South Downtown?” I was totally appalled. Then I remembered… I may have said the same thing about Bennington to REALTOR Crystal Archer… who lives in Bennington. So, to convert Maggie into another die hard lover of South Downtown,… Read More

Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign

In my last blog post, I discussed my love of South Downtown and Little Bohemia. I left out 10th Street and Little Italy – on purpose. They stand so proudly on their own. I began working on 10th Street a little over a year ago, when Ryan Ellis and Susan Clark so kindly asked me… Read More

The Believers

A fascination with historic buildings, underground places, interesting architecture and unique characters has led to our series, The Unexpected. Check out Sales & Leasing Agent Colleen Mason’s take on the many facets of Omaha. Most Omahans refer to it as 13th Street, the street so many see blur by at 45 mph, to and from downtown… Read More