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If Mid Town Living Is What You Are Looking For. . . . .

We have a midtown 2 bedroom 1.5 bath apartment which will be move in ready and waiting for its new family very soon.  It has new carpet,  appliances, countertops, flooring and beautiful new paint colors. Overlooking our tree filled courtyard and Churchich city park sits right at our back door. Can’t get any better than this!  Call me 402 558 5886 or email southpark@roberthancockco.com. South Park ~  a great place to call home!

South Park Apartments Omaha Nebraska A Great Place To Call Home!

South Park has a 1 bedroom 1 bath lovely apartment that will be ready for its next family or individual to call it home beginning November 1st. 700 sq ft, spacious living room 15 x 15, bedroom is large too 11 x 13 with double closets. It has a very nice large balcony overlooking our beautiful fall colors in our courtyard as you can see from our enclosed photo. The best part is that there are no steps to access your apartment which makes community living so much better.  Give us a call today! South Park Apartments. . . . a great place to call home! 402 558 5886

Financial Advice and Budgeting For Your New Apartment In Omaha, Nebraska

Financial advice on budgeting for renters

Are you thinking about moving into a new apartment? Are you worried you won’t have enough money? Try setting up a budget which will help you save money and establish good spending habits before you make your move.  Financial advisor Nancy Dunnan and MetLife came up with the following guidelines to help you create a reasonable balance of expenses:

Item Percent
Housing 25 to 30
Food 8 to 15
Health care 5 to 7
Insurance/pensions 7 to 9
Clothing 6 to 8
Entertainment 5 to 9
General savings 6 to 10
Total spent 62 to 80

Of course, these percentages will vary depending on your individual needs, but this is a general guideline.  You’ll want to have about three month’s rent saved  before you move  so that you can pay the security deposit and first month’s rent, and then have some left over so that if for some reason you go over budget one month, you won’t have to worry about making any payments.

Once you’ve moved in, you should continue to follow the budget. If you feel you need to save even more money, there are other ways to cut back. Consider spending less on food, transportation, and entertainment. This doesn’t mean you have to starve while you sit at home doing nothing, but there are easy ways to save money. 
According to the Statistical Abstract of the United States, the average American spends about 10 percent of their income on eating out. One easy way to save money is by packing lunch for work or school rather than stopping at a local cafe. You’d be surprised how much of a difference this could make.

For instance, Mr. Smith usually leaves work for lunch every day to go to a burger joint. He spends around $8.00 each time. Five dollars a day turns into $2,040 a year!    

According to the Insurance Information Institute, the average American spends about 16 percent of their yearly income on transportation. To save money in this category, consider carpooling  or public transportation instead of commuting alone. You might cringe at the thought of ride sharing or riding a bus , but if moving to a new apartment is your ultimate goal, you really should consider it.

If Mr. Smith took the bus to work instead of driving, he could eliminate many expenses, gasoline, car maintenance etc. 

 According to the Insurance Information Institute, the average American is spending 32 % of their income on housing, 16 %  on transportation and 14 percent on food (62 percent of their total income).

If you reduce the amount of money allowed for the transportation and food, that leaves more for the housing category. For example, by bringing his lunch to work every day as well as using public transportation, Mr. Smith has now increased the amount of money he has for his home by 6 percent.

If he chose to, Mr. Smith could also decrease the amount allowed for entertainment, clothing and other unnecessary expenditures, and so could you. Consider going to a dollar movie or even a matinee rather than the $8 or $9 night time movie.

 Don’t give up on moving out until you’ve thoroughly evaluated your budget. You might be able to pinch enough pennies to move into a new place, and you will establish some better spending habits in the mean time.

Another tip — The Millionaire Next Door recommends that in order to build wealth and have a cushion, a rental payment should be no more than half the realized income. (income after taxes.)

MetLife says you should spend no more than 65 percent on housing, transportation and food combined.

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O! Financially Fit Announces Date of Next Financial Education Workshop For Families In O!maha Nebraska

A local organization of professionals is hosting their third financial fitness workshop, O! Financially Fit, for Omaha families on Saturday, August 29th from 9:00 a.m. – noon at the Regency Lodge off of 107th and Pacific.  The workshop is free of charge and open to the public.  The content of the workshop is designed to provide a range of insights into the most pertinent financial matters that face families in the community.  From implementing a budget and paying down consumer debt, to topics like estate planning 101, understanding personal credit, and the basics of home and auto insurance; the purpose is to provide valuable educational details to attendees without selling any products or services. The panel of local experts range from a Nebraska state school board executive, to professionals in banking, financial & estate planning, taxes, insurance, and real estate. The group has also built two curriculums for school aged children (ages 6-12 and 13-18) that will run concurrent to the adult session in an adjacent conference room at the Regency Lodge.

If anyone would like more information on the workshop, O! Financially Fit,  the group can be reached via email at info@omahafinanciallyfit.com . The workshop on August 29th is limited in seating to the first 125 individuals that confirm attendance.

Four Seasons Apartments in Omaha/ Midtown would like to welcome our newest member Maureen!!

Attention Residents:
We have loved having Christine here in the office but, she will be leaving any day now to have her first baby! We will miss her and have enjoyed having her here!! As of June 8th, 2015, Four Seasons Apartments has welcomed our newest member, Maureen. If any of you would like to come in and say your goodbyes to Christine she is planning on staying until June 20, 2015. Also, please stop by if you get a chance and welcome Maureen to the team.

Sincerely,
Mindy

Find Stylish 1 And 2 Bedroom Floorplans At South Park Apartments In Omaha, Nebraska

South Park’s one and two bedroom floor plans provide a stylish, peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of midtown living.  It is situated amid beautifully landscaped grounds, close to shopping,  banking and schools. Just outside your back door you will find picnic areas, a city park, a playground and a cozy clubhouse. What are you waiting for? Schedule your tour and call South Park home today!

South Park Apartments In Omaha Nebraska, An Exciting and Cosmopolitan City To Call Home.

As Omaha grows, it’s becoming more exciting and cosmopolitan.  The Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area passed the 900,000 mark for the first time in 2014. Our Metro Population is now estimated at 904,421. From Garth Brooks breaking the Nebraska ticket sales record this month, (The previous record was held by Garth as well. It was from September 24th – 28th 1997)  to new retail, restaurants, bakeries, Hockey Arena, Insurance Companies, Stadiums, Ballparks. . . the list just goes on and on.

When it comes to living in Omaha, the roughly 90,000 leasable apartments are dominating the housing landscape in ways not seen in the last decade.  The number of new apartments is projected to grow 3.2 percent in 2015 over 2014 — that’s above the 1.9 percent increase anticipated for the nation and the largest annual jump for the Omaha area since 2001, according to Reis Inc., a New York City-based real estate trend watcher.

A little closer to home, right across the street from South Park,  our neighborhood grocery store Bag N Save at 50th and Grover St is about to undergo an $838,000 big makeover. One of the things that makes living at South Park so great is the walkability of the neighborhood. You don’t have to go far to find what you want.

If you are moving to Omaha or already call Omaha home give us a call we would like the opportunity to show you around our community!

 

Four Seasons Apartments in Omaha, NE offers a referral program.

Residents this is just a friendly reminder that we offer a referral program. If you know someone looking for a one or two bedroom apartment please send them our way. If you would like additional details about the program you can call us here at the office. Also, just as a notice and a reminder we will have contractors working in the courtyard area starting next week. They will be replacing shingles starting this upcoming Monday, February 16, 2015.

If You Are Considering a Move To Omaha, Nebraska This Site Is For You! AllAboutOmaha.com

Smack dab in the middle of America you will find Omaha, Ne.  When you make it to Omaha, we are not slouching off compared to other cities.  Let me tell you about it.  We don’t have LA’s traffic jams, crime, or its high percentage of sunshine days.  We don’t have New York’s traffic and crime.  We don’t have Chicago’s traffic and crime.  We are not crime free, and we are not traffic free, after all, we are a growing metropolitan area of 877,110 as of 2011 or 723,662 as of 2010 (per Census Bureau) even though the US Census has an estimate of only 518,777 for 2010 for the entire Douglas county!   Per the Nebraska Public Power District, Omaha city proper has a population of 408,958 as of 2010 or an estimate of 410,269 per the US Census.  We are the largest city in the state of Nebraska.  Together with Lincoln, the only other metropolitan city in Nebraska, we make up over half the population of Nebraska.  Omaha started as Omaha City in 1854 and incorporated as Omaha in 1855.  We haven’t stopped growing ever since.

Omaha is centrally located so we have our seasons.  Omaha’s temperature ranges from the sub-zeros in the winter to over 100 degree summer days.  Wind-chill and heat index means something in Omaha!  It doesn’t matter how hot or cold it gets, Omaha people are active.

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There are plenty of things to do in Omaha.  That is what this website is about, “What-to-do.”  In addition to leading productive business lives, we enjoy our off time.  From learning tidbits of our history to fun things to do, we have it for you, all entertaining.  Omaha has so many different ways to offer us recreation activities.   In winter months, we aren’t afraid to enjoy the snow from sledding in town to snowmobiles in rural areas.  The frozen ponds, lagoons, and park areas offer ice-skating and ice hockey.  Our colder periods only energize us to enjoy the warmer months even more.  We have lots of lakes and rivers nearby so there is no shortage of fishing, sailing, and boating opportunities.

Spring and summer means lots of outdoor sports activities, sightseeing, bird watching, shopping, and attending arts, entertainment, and celebration events, such as festivals, fairs, and even rodeos.  We have theatre, ballet, concerts, special shows, music in the parks, even Shakespeare in the parks.  When the weather cools back down, we support our favorite sports team by filling the stadiums, outside at the tailgate parties, or home in front of the big screen.

If you are new to Omaha, pick up an Omaha Weekly Reader paper and read about some of Omaha’s best.  Anyone that thinks there is nothing to do around Omaha hasn’t visited this site.  Look at all the choices that have further information on the web.  Read on, you will learn more about Omaha, its opportunities, and some of its curious and fascinating history.

AllAboutOmaha.com – Largest collection of graphic links for arts, entertainment, events, socializing, nightlife, and tourist attraction websites for Omaha and the surrounding area is getting rave reviews.  Extensive coverage on Nebraska attractions, and six surrounding states. Very useful for Omaha residents, tourists, potential convention planners, teachers, students, or anyone wanting to know all about Omaha.

(from allaboutomaha.com)