8th & Home

8th & Home Real Estate, done right ... because buying and selling is more than just a transaction. We bring your dreams to reality with e Venture Real Estate.

Looking for someone who really knows how to move homes? After 13 relocations, three of which were international, I have mastered the art of successfully moving from one home to the next. I founded 8th & Home with e Venture Real Estate because I believe strongly that Real Estate is more than just a transaction and you are more than just a number. MISSION: Your experience with 8th & Home will be driven by three core philosophies; service, integrity and trust - with a focus on relationships, collaboration, education, ingenuity and hard work. After years of working in the legal field, and then devoting my time to raising my family and active volunteerism, I entered the real estate industry to not only start a new career, but also to maximize my potential for making a difference. After living and traveling all over the United States and in India and Singapore as well, I can truly attest to the beauty of Virginia as well as the fantastic communities, wonderful arts and culture events and the people … you can’t ask for more. COMPANY OVERVIEW: Regardless of whether you work with 8th & Home to sell your home or to buy a new one, you can be sure we will provide outstanding service from start to finish, utilizing the vast resources, education and experience of the larger e Venture team . Listening is truly a lost art form, yet at 8th & Home we lead with the importance of listening, and listening hard to truly grasp what solutions you need in your real estate journey. Community is imperative to me and I believe it encompasses more than simply what a neighborhood can offer. I have an established network of professionals the world over, and if a referral is simply what you need, I will match you up with a stellar experience. If you are looking to buy locally, I will work tirelessly to explore and investigate on your behalf so that you truly find a community that helps you live your best life. Last but not least, giving back - both locally and globally - is very important as well. I am proud to give both financially - and with my time - to the following organizations: Smiles to Africa, Loudoun First Responders Foundation, Room to Read, Habitat for Humanity, Ripple Effect Images, Ministry to Kenya, Good Shepherd Alliance, and many more. To learn more about what we have to offer, please reach out. Call/text: 571.482.RELO (7356) or let's meet in person. If you're not located locally, let's utilize the benefit of technology and have a Skype call or Google Hangout. Looking forward to stepping alongside you in your next real estate journey.

Mission: 8th & Home exists to provide opportunities for individuals and families to “find home.” We lead with service, integrity and trust. We seek out opportunities to collaborate and connect so our clients have the best relocation experience we can offer. We regularly and consistently give back to organizations in our community as well as globally organizations. We enable others to live their lives, settled and thriving.

Because of our Heroes Home Advantage program where we give 25% of our commission back to those who have served or are se...
05/26/2019
The Unseen Burden of a Veteran's Grief

Because of our Heroes Home Advantage program where we give 25% of our commission back to those who have served or are serving, MANY of our clients are veterans or active duty, or military partners. Instead of wishing everyone a Happy Memorial Day, we are borrowing our words from The On Being Project:

This Memorial Day — every Memorial Day — consider reaching across the civilian-military divide to bear witness to the unseen burdens our veterans carry. To the veteran standing next to you at the barbecue, picnic, or parade, reach across that divide, shake their hand and gently ask, “Who are you remembering today?”

Beneath the backyard cookouts and parades lingers a quiet and often unnoticed grief. A military counselor on the true heart of Memorial Day: bearing witness to veterans’ stories to bring them fully home.

It's not just Omaha! Safe and affordable housing is a problem everywhere in our nation. Click over to read a very long (...
05/22/2019

It's not just Omaha! Safe and affordable housing is a problem everywhere in our nation. Click over to read a very long (and impassioned!) set of thoughts on poverty and homeownership and then we'd love to know your thoughts on access to safe and affordable housing in the comments!

From Jef Johnston : The effects of income and unemployment spill over to housing. Homeownership among blacks in Omaha is half that of whites. In 100 cities across the country with the largest black populations, only 21 metro areas rank LOWER than Omaha in homeownership.

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I recently posted this article to my Instagram account and then left a long ramble in the comments with my thoughts.

There are so many things wrong with our housing situation in Omaha (in our nation actually, but I'll focus locally). I hear all of the time that New Americans are scooping up all of the affordable housing. Until there is equal footing with our ridiculous credit industry, that may likely be the case for a long time in the future. The system is rigged for only the top echelon to survive. We aren't teaching each other that "minimum only" payments aren't enough. We aren't questioning the need to get a credit card *just* to build your credit score. We aren't talking publicly about the harm that payday lending causes.

When we don't know, what we don't know, we suffer in silence. We don't feel equipped or strong enough or smart enough to ask questions, so we stay silent. We don't teach our children to want better because we aren't actually sure if we KNOW they deserve it - because our system consistently tells us there isn't enough for everyone.

When I start to talk to people about affordable housing and the problems that go along with it (public housing, homeownership and equality with financial freedom), I get a grimace in return. It's too big to fix, so we turn our conversation to the Husker football schedule or the OPS pension scandal. It IS too big, and it's embarrassing. It's also heartbreaking and it's not in the slightest bit fair.

When studies show that health and school success and job security and mental well being and confidence are ALL impacted by the simple pillar of safe and affordable housing, why are we content to just shrug and say "gosh, it's sooo big, where would we even begin?"

I'll tell you where we should begin: If you're interested in helping to fix this, do some research on the percentages of safe and affordable housing in your zip code. Then choose a zip code that's opposite demographics of where you live. Safe and affordable means rental and homeownership, and includes being free from harm, price gouging, environmental toxins, fear of retribution and eviction, working appliances, etc.

Then if you want to learn more, ping me. I can send you data, stats and next steps. Our elected officials exist to represent their constituents. I can almost guarantee you that your voice already carries more weight with them than those that are most heavily impacted. Our City Council and State Senators need us to educate them on the issues that matter most to the well being of our communities. If not you, then who? If not your voice, then whose?

This rant brought to you by someone incredibly passionate about community and placemaking and belonging. It just so happens that it also eeks into housing and homeownership.

Another way to get involved in right-siding homeownership and access to safe and affordable housing, is to give to an organization who is leading the way in this sector, like Habitat for Humanity of Omaha. Today is Omaha Gives and even if you're not in the midwest, you can still donate to our organization! Even a few dollars can make a huge difference!

Building and renovating quality homes requires investment, but the return lasts a lifetime. Here's how your dollars add up to a brighter future for Omaha families dreaming of homeownership:

• $15 - a doorknob to welcome friends and family
• $25 - a door lock to provide a sense of security
• $35 - paint the finishing touch on a family room
• $50 - a bathroom mirror to prepare for a promising future

(even if you choose not to donate, I'd still love a discussion in the comments section. How has affordable housing / homeownership impacted your life?)

https://www.omahagives.org/HFHO/overview

Thank you St. Joseph! Sometimes we joke about the idea of burying a statue in your yard, but ... we can't argue with the...
05/10/2019

Thank you St. Joseph! Sometimes we joke about the idea of burying a statue in your yard, but ... we can't argue with the results!

Here are some of the "rules" for burying a small St. Joseph statue in order to assist with a fast, smooth and profitable sale.

• Bury the statue in the yard in the front of the house. Favorable spots are either close to the “For Sale” sign or close to the road. If you live in a condo, bury the statue of St Joseph in a pot.

• Bury the statue upside down, facing the house.

• The most important part is to have faith all the time, in yourself and in your sale.

• After your house is sold take him with you to your new home and put him in a place of honor.

What do you think? Silly or Smart? Our clients buried a St. Joseph and within 48 hours, we had a full day of showings and an offer that they've accepted. Officially under contract!

Updated spectacular bathrooms? CHECK.Separate dining room, living room AND family room? CHECK.Amazing counter top space ...
05/08/2019
14746 N St, Omaha, NE 68137 - realtor.com®

Updated spectacular bathrooms? CHECK.

Separate dining room, living room AND family room? CHECK.

Amazing counter top space and massive windows in the kitchen? CHECK.

2 car garage with hide-away storage and a work bench plus a generous driveway? CHECK.

Custom barn wood wall and floating shelves around the fireplace? CHECK!

Come see us on Saturday in Omaha, Nebraska for the open house, or if you're working with a Realtor, have them schedule a showing today! 402-885-9224

OPEN HOUSE, Sunday May 5 : 11:30am-1pm.  Natural light, abundant space and tranquil surroundings. The front porch welcom...
05/05/2019

OPEN HOUSE, Sunday May 5 : 11:30am-1pm. Natural light, abundant space and tranquil surroundings. The front porch welcomes you with the perfect spot for morning coffee and nature. The large entry complements the sitting room, drop zone and half bath, then opens to the main family room, dining area and kitchen.

The deck leads you to a fully fenced yard, backing to a serene common area, offering privacy, yet with stellar access to all of the amenities.

Upstairs, the master bedroom has amazing views, with closet space you won't believe. Double sinks, beautifully tiled shower and ample room for comfort. Three large additional rooms to be utilized as you see fit, whether for an office, guest room or serving as bedrooms. Laundry is located on the same level as the bedrooms for convenience, as well as a second full bath.

The lower level offers a walkout to the fenced yard, with ample storage space, or create a workout area. The 2 car garage also offers space for your storage (second refrigerator and deep freezer remain).

Contact Naomi: [email protected], 402-885-9224 or visit the link in the comment below.

05/03/2019

OPEN HOUSE: Sunday May 5th, 2pm-3:30pm. Space for everyone in Omaha Nebraska, and then some! Updated and ready to move in. Listed at $195,000, this home won't last long!

You will be impressed with how much space this home provides for everyone to spread out. Boasting a large kitchen with counter space you won’t believe, pantry storage to match, and a separate dining room. The bonus front room offers extra space that makes this home’s floor plan unique. The family room is complete with a fireplace, a beautiful custom built barn wood wall with floating shelves. New sliding doors open to the deck and yard, which backs to the expanded Walnut Grove and Bryan Parks trails and walkways.

The bathrooms have all been professionally upgraded and renovated with materials you have to see in person to truly appreciate. The fully finished lower level has space for an office, workout room AND a play room (or non-conforming 4th bedroom). The two car garage with additional storage completes this home.

Other recent updates: Master Bath renovation in 2019, new sliding door, front door and roof in 2018, Main Bath renovation in 2017, custom barn wood wall and floating shelves in 2016, new windows in 2013, radon mitigation system in 2014.

All kitchen appliances remain with the home!

Who doesn't love a good crossword puzzle? Leave us a comment if you get stuck on any of these clues and need a hint!
04/21/2019
Real Estate Crossword Puzzle

Who doesn't love a good crossword puzzle? Leave us a comment if you get stuck on any of these clues and need a hint!

Everyone loves a good crossword puzzle right? Test your real estate knowledge with this puzzle our team created!

Does Earth Day overwhelm you? Want to make a positive impact on our environment but don't know where to start? We have e...
04/20/2019
How to celebrate Earth Day in your home

Does Earth Day overwhelm you? Want to make a positive impact on our environment but don't know where to start? We have eight simple options for you to try, for Earth Day 2019!

Hat tip to Arbor Day Foundation and the KeepCup who are mentioned in this article!

Celebrating Earth Day in 2019 doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Choose from one or two of these simply ideas from the 8th & Home Real Estate Team to honor and celebrate Planet Earth!

How awesome is this old rotary phone we found in a local antique shop?  It represents our "open office hours" policy.  H...
09/13/2018

How awesome is this old rotary phone we found in a local antique shop? It represents our "open office hours" policy. Have a real estate, relocation, community or moving question? We are here for you!

Need to repair your credit? Call us!
Need an introduction to a Realtor in another state? Call us!
Are you renting and are curious about buying? Call us!
Wondering what upgrades make the most sense for your home? Call us!

Or if you're a bit averse to the telephone, text us or message us on Instagram (link to IG in the comments). Email is ok too: [email protected]

So you've just moved in to your new home or community. How do you create family traditions in your new home? Read on for...
09/10/2018
Creating Family Traditions in your new home

So you've just moved in to your new home or community. How do you create family traditions in your new home? Read on for our tips!

So you've moved in to the new home, and many of the boxes are unpacked. Now what? How do you begin to create family traditions in your new home, or new community?

Just listed in Leesburg, Virginia, this is an amazing opportunity to call this spacious Kingston II model HOME! Offered ...
09/06/2018
Stephanie Mack, Realtor

Just listed in Leesburg, Virginia, this is an amazing opportunity to call this spacious Kingston II model HOME! Offered at $559,000 and available now for showings. Contact Stephanie Mack at 703.963.1317!

Just listed in Leesburg!

A rare opportunity to get the spacious Kingston II model at a reduced price!

Hardwoods on first floor complement the open concept floor plan & gas fireplace in the family room. Large gourmet kitchen has upgraded stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and a sizable island. The partially finished basement has a bathroom rough-in, so the new owners can easily add a full bathroom to the home. The home is located just minutes from the MARC train station for quick and easy access to the city! https://www.8thandhome.com/listings/2018/3/20/43123-rocks-way-leesburg-va-

09/04/2018
Reduced! $295,000 - 6317 N. 151st Street, Omaha

6317 N. 151st Street, Omaha • REDUCED! Now offered at $295,000!

Hardwoods on first floor complement floor plan & gas fireplace in the living room. Partially fenced yard with amazing outdoor entertaining space, including a walkout deck from the kitchen, patio, well manicured lawn with a playset.

The separate dining room and living room flow amazingly from the kitchen. The fully finished basement has a 5th bedroom and full bathroom. The upstairs bedrooms all have unique features, like a built-in desk, or another with a large walk-in closet. The master bedroom is an oasis with a large walk-in closet. Ample and generous storage throughout complete this home.

Sprinkler system (four zones), security system installed windows come with transferrable warranty; full home warranty in place and pre-listing home inspection also available.

2018 / flooring, interior paint, deck refinish.

2017 / Quartz countertops in kitchen, and Marble countertop in powder room.

2015 / main windows.

2012 / exterior paint.

2010 / new roof.

Open floor plan, expansive bedrooms, finished walkout basement with 5th bedroom, full bath. Unbeatable storage, 3 car garage, dual water heaters, surround sound ready, alarm system.

Gorgeous outdoor living space with deck + patio + porch + play set. West facing with park, library and community center in walking distance.

New high school to be constructed in 2020!

Welcome home! Full photos available on our website (shared in the comments below). Courtesy of @Kelly Realty.

What do Jilian's Produce 156th and Fort and Roberts Nursery Landscaping & Lawns LLC have in common?  More than you might...
09/04/2018
Jillian's Produce and Robert's Nursery

What do Jilian's Produce 156th and Fort and Roberts Nursery Landscaping & Lawns LLC have in common? More than you might think! Yes, they happen to be just around the corner from our newest listing (link in the comments) but they also share some other similarities! Read on to learn more.

What do Jillians’s Produce and Robert’s Nursery have in common? We’ll tell you in today’s featured businesses post!

What a breeze this home is to show! 6317 N. 151st Street in Omaha Nebraska is ready for new memories to be made and you ...
08/30/2018
6317 N. 151st Street, Omaha NE

What a breeze this home is to show! 6317 N. 151st Street in Omaha Nebraska is ready for new memories to be made and you can move RIGHT in!

Hardwoods on first floor complement floor plan & gas fireplace in the living room. Partially fenced yard with amazing outdoor entertaining space, including a walkout deck from the kitchen, patio, well manicured lawn with a playset.

The separate dining room and living room flow amazingly from the kitchen and eat-in area. The fully finished basement has a 5th bedroom and full bathroom. The upstairs bedrooms all have unique features, like a built-in desk, or another with a large walk-in closet. The master bedroom is an oasis with a large walk-in closet. Ample and generous storage throughout complete this home.

2018 / flooring, interior paint, deck refinish.
2015 / main windows.
2012 / exterior paint.
2010 / new roof.

Open floor plan, expansive bedrooms, finished walkout basement with 5th bedroom, full bath. Unbeatable storage, 3 car garage, dual water heaters, surround sound ready, alarm system. Gorgeous outdoor living space with deck + patio + porch + play set. West facing with park, library and community center in walking distance.

Welcome home! Text Naomi Hattaway at 402-885-9224 to arrange a showing. Professional photos coming next week, our sellers were motivated to put this amazing home on the market sooner than anticipated!

** Listed with Kelly Realty, Omaha Nebraska

Natural light fills every space & abounds through the property. Hardwoods on first floor complement floor plan & gas fireplace in the living room. Partially fenced yard with amazing outdoor entertaining space, including a walkout deck from the kitchen, patio, well manicured lawn wit

Raising our hand over here!  Check out Stephanie Mack, Realtor's post on Trinity House Cafe.
08/08/2018
Stephanie Mack, Realtor

Raising our hand over here! Check out Stephanie Mack, Realtor's post on Trinity House Cafe.

Raise your hand if you love Trinity House Cafe in Leesburg🙋‍♀️It's one of my favorite places to enjoy a latte and a delicious meal- but food and drink aren't the only reasons to check it out! Read why we love Trinity in our new blog post: https://www.8thandhome.com/blog/trinity-cafe-leesburg-virginia

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07/31/2018
6 Ways to Preserve Summer for Your Kids When You Move

From our partners at PCSgrades, this article has some pretty fab tips for those of you in the middle of your PCS! It's never easy to PCS during the summer, but some of these ideas make it a bit easier on the littles!

Moving can take up the bulk of the summer months. Here are our suggestions to preserve summer when the military moves you.

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07/31/2018

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Your mouth will be watering after this post! Featuring Quick Bites Soul Food in Bellevue, Nebraska and Jim's Rib Haven i...
07/31/2018
Best kept secrets in Nebraska: soul food and bbq

Your mouth will be watering after this post! Featuring Quick Bites Soul Food in Bellevue, Nebraska and Jim's Rib Haven in North Omaha, you won't go wrong with either of these favorites!

Looking for the best soul food and bbq in the Midwest? Look no further!

Some Sundays are for open houses, and some Sundays are for Harley rides and exploring our neighboring communities!   Tod...
07/30/2018
Milk and Honey, Harlan Iowa

Some Sundays are for open houses, and some Sundays are for Harley rides and exploring our neighboring communities! Today's visit to Milk & Honey was an extremely pleasant surprise and we can't wait to go back again! Read on to learn more about this gem in Harlan, Iowa!

(Stay tuned for more featured day trips from Omaha, Nebraska!)

In a new feature providing insider tips on day trips from Omaha, Nebraska, Milk & Honey in Harlan, Iowa makes it first on the list! Milk & Honey is a breakfast & lunch farm to table restaurant with ingredients sourced mostly from local producers, and all menu items made daily

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E Venture, 1889 Preston White Dr, # 103
Reston, VA
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