Exceeding Customer’s Expectations
October 12th, 2015
Star City Heating and Cooling’s main priority is exceeding our customer’s expectations through quality work and integral work ethics. Our second priority is elevating our technicians to higher skill levels through educational opportunities and technological advancements. Since Star City Heating and Cooling has been Lincoln’s Comfort Specialist Company for over 30 years, it’s important that we keep supporting our clients and community the way we have been supported by them. When we go into a client’s home we go in with the same respect for their home and needs as we do for our own.
One of our most valuable ways of providing the best for our clients is through our VIP Maintenance Plan. We designed this program to encourage homeowner’s to take proper preventative measures to care for their heating and cooling systems. It’s a well-known fact within our industry that maintenance is the number one way to keep HVAC systems safe, strong, efficient, and properly working. We designed the VIP plan to be full of specialized benefits and discounts that are valid for a full year on top of a discounted rate of two seasonal maintenance appointments. As a VIP, clients are able to save money all year long.
Because Lancaster County has been our foundation of support, we created a way to support those who make up this great place. In 2010, Star City Heating and Cooling began Lincoln’s first annual Warming Your Home for the Holidays, Furnace Giveaway. Since then, various local HVAC companies have also begun their own furnace giveaways, which is rewarding to know that we’ve also had a greater influence within our industry. Our Warming Your Home for the Holidays furnace giveaway is implemented during the Christmas season to generate a way for Home-owners who need a helping hand or have helped others, to be nominated to receive a new furnace. For us, the most rewarding parts of this program are building the relationship with the individuals involved, and the positive outcomes.
After the furnace giveaway began we expanded our community support by creating partnerships with various local nonprofits. Our current one is with Men With Dreams (MWD), a nonprofit organization that incorporates educational assistance, fitness, mentorship, family support, and guidance by providing experiences and goal setting to help elementary through high school students exceed their goals. Our intention with these partnerships are to generate a broader impact on the lives we work with by helping these organizations fulfill their needs.
Now that you are aware of our company motives, remember us as your go-to provider for all your HVAC needs. We are proud to offer expert design, installation, zoning, duct cleaning, maintenance, and repair services for residential and commercial sites. We have additional products as well to keep indoor climates clean, safe, and comfortable. If you are looking for a dependable and integral company devoted to efficient, high quality service, give us a call. We not only work for our families, but we work for our client’s as well.
Client Outreach Coordinator
Star City Heating & Cooling
4810 N. 57th Lincoln, Ne 68507
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Stage your home like an expert this fall
October 6th, 2015
Fall offers a great time and a vivid palette to sell your home. Fall brings forward that colorful season to stage your home like the experts without spending a premium by following five easy tips, according to the pros at HOME Real Estate.
“We bring the qualified buyers, and with some expert staging tips, you will see results of your staging efforts in the offer price,” a HOME agent said.
The return on these simple fall staging tips may well be worth it on closing day, so follow these top 5 expert tips for fall home staging on a budget:
1. A welcome home
From the minute a potential buyer walks up to your door, extend that best possible welcome through a lovely fall grapevine wreath on a master door with a new accent color. A plantar of harvest-hue chrysanthemums sets the stage. This can be a lasting first impression for the potential buyers from the curb to walking in your front door.
2. Warm ambiance
Typically we all have too much stuff, so reduce the amount of items in any given room and a potential buyer can better visualize their life in your space. Eliminate clutter to showcase a room’s features and pick out a few key pieces to create an open living space that accentuates advantages and create a warm and inviting ambiance.
3. Make it sparkle
Most home buyers want a move-in ready home where they can visualize their new life. So be sure to take the time and care to give your home the best cleaning and shine possible. The experts recommend well-positioned candles and flowers to emotionally connect with potential buyers. Again, those muted tones and scents of fall harvest can enhance each room after a deep cleaning.
Keep in mind you are selling your house, not your stuff. Eliminate family photos, word art, or toys and sporting equipment. Instead showcase select art and home décor items to accommodate a potential buyer’s personality. Your home’s listing will also be online, so depersonalization is essential for those interior photos.
Uplift your space with a fresh coat of paint and new carpet as they can be two of the quickest and least expensive upgrades. If carpet is beyond the budget, an inexpensive but beautiful new area rug can quickly change the look of a space or mask older floors in need of repair.
Update bathroom and kitchen cabinet knobs for a unique and fresh look.
When you’re ready to sell your home, contact us for expert advice and to handle all the details.Posted byHOME Real Estate
Welcome HOME to Cheryl Schmieding
October 1st, 2015
Cheryl Schmieding joins the Pine Lake office. She has been involved with real estate for 38 years and has a wealth of knowledge in both lending and real estate. Her hobbies include playing bridge, gourmet cooking and entertaining. Cheryl can be contacted at 402-643-5226 or email@example.com.Posted byHOME Real Estate
October 2015 Events in the Lincoln Area
October 1st, 2015
October Fall Days, a busy and colorful time in Lincoln.
Check out our list of favorites:
10/1 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. TEDxLincoln
10/1-10/4 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. CKC Cornhusker Kennel Club and Platte Valley Kennel Club’s Husker Valley Cluster Dog Show Lancaster Event Center
10/2-10/31 October Laser Shows: Halloween Laser Spooktacular Morrill Hall Planetarium (check website for show times)
10/03 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Piedmont Oktoberfest 1265 S Cotner
10/4 7:00 p.m. Lincoln Historical Ghost Quest Haunted Walking Tours in Lincoln North side of the Nebraska State Capitol Building 1445 K St
10/2 5:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. First Friday Art Walk
10/2 7:30 p.m. Tony Bennet Lied Center 12th & R
10/3 5:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Starting Waves Market to Market Relay Omaha to Lincoln finishing in Haymarket N 8th St
10/4 -10/11 Sat & Sun 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Mon-Fri 6:00-8:00 p.m. Parade of Homes
10/7 5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. European Motorcycle Night 1st Wed. of each month April-October N 8th St between P and Q St.
10/8 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Illuminating Lincoln: Lighthouse Light Bulbs Community Event at Haymarket Park (no admission charge). A time when you can see all 51 Light Bulbs displayed on the concourse, meet many of the Artists.
10/9 6:30 p.m. Illuminating Lincoln: Lighthouse Light Bulbs Auction at Haymarket Park
10/9 7:30 p.m. The Fab Four– The Ultimate Tribute Lied Center 12th & R
10/9 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Wild Fall Festival Pioneers Park Nature Center 3201 S Coddington
10/10 8:30 a.m. 2015 Pumpkin Run Pioneers Park 3201 S Coddington
10/10 TBD Wisconsin vs NE Cornhuskers Memorial Stadium
10/11 7:00 p.m. Def Leppard special guests Foreigner and Night Ranger Pinnacle Bank Arena
10/16 7:30 p.m. Darius Rucker Southern Style Tour Pinnacle Bank Arena
10/17 7:30 p.m. Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience Pinnacle Bank Arena
10/22-10/23 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Happy HallowGreen Lincoln Children’s Museum 1420 P St
10/23 7:00 p.m. Chicago Bulls vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Preseason Basketball Game Pinnacle Bank Arena
10/24 9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Woods Park 31st & J
10/24 TBD Northwestern vs NE Cornhuskers Memorial Stadium
10/26-10/30 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Boo at the Zoo Lincoln Children’s ZOO 1222 S 27th St
Haymarket Farmers Market Saturdays thru Oct 10th 8th St and P 8:00 a.m. – Noon Rain or Shine
Old Cheney Road Farmers Market Sundays thru Oct 25th 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. thru Rain or Shine Old Cheney Rd (behind the Lincoln Racquet Club)
Area Pumpkin Patches:
JK’s Pumpkin Patch Open every Fri, Sat, Sun thru Oct 31st 757 Bluff Rd, Lincoln 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Roca Berry Farm Open every day thru Oct 31st 16531 S 38th St, Roca 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Martin’s Hillside Orchard Open Tues-Sun 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. thru Oct 31st 2024 Ashland Rd, Ceresco
Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm Open Fri 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Sat & Sun 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. thru Oct 31st 911 108th St, AvocaPosted byHOME Real Estate
Welcome HOME to Mark Hill
September 29th, 2015
Mark Hill joins the Pine Lake office. His educational background includes; associate of arts degree in pre-law, bachelor of science in architectural studies and a masters in community and regional planning. He has extensive experience, his career spans over 35 years during which time he has been involved in the planning and development of numerous large scale commercial, residential and mixed-use developments in Missouri, Texas, Arizona and Florida. He recently decided to return to his home state of Nebraska. His hobbies include coin and stamp collecting, astronomy and watching the Huskers. Mark can be reached at 402-607-6477 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Welcome HOME to Katy Manning
September 21st, 2015
Katy Manning joins the North office. Nine years ago Katy left real estate to raise her children. Now that her children are in school, she is excited to resume her career in real estate. Katy is fluent in both English and Arabic. Her hobbies include gardening, crafts and being outdoors. Katy can be reached at 402-570-2677 or Katy.email@example.com.Posted byHOME Real Estate
Lincoln Farmers’ Markets
September 11th, 2015
From late April to mid-October, fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade food of multiple countries, and delectable baked goods grace the tables of many Lincoln residents. During this time every summer, the city hosts a variety of farmer’s markets where vendors can sell their art, food, plants, and so on. This summer Lincoln has been the host of three prominent markets in the Historic Haymarket, Old Cheney, and Fallbrook neighborhoods. Market shoppers file into the rows of tents and trucks. The smell of fresh produce and the sound of live music of local artists surrounds every patron.
In the Haymarket area, each Saturday of the summer months the farmer’s market can be found along 8th street. “Market runs from 8 a.m. until Noon, rain or shine,” boasts the website. On these mornings hundreds of people fill the Haymarket to find some of the most delicious food in Lincoln and wonderful displays of art and music. “I enjoy the farmer’s market because it makes me realize how diverse Lincoln is in its culture,” explains a Lincoln resident who frequents the market. “I walk down an aisle of vendor stands and find baklava, banana egg rolls, and crab rangoon. It’s all phenomenal.”
The mix of food from different cultures is not the only attraction of the Haymarket farmer’s market. Hand-crafted art is also available for purchase. Lawn sculptures made of spoons, hand-sewn tote bags, and thousands of pieces of jewelry are only a few of the options.
Sprinkled in between the vendors are local music acts from youths playing string instruments to adult cover bands. Market-goers take time to enjoy the area by the Railyard fountain and dip into local shops scattered around the Haymarket to see what other products are available. One woman exclaims, “I couldn’t think of a better way to spend time with the family!”
Similar praises are put forth regarding all of the farmer’s markets Lincoln has to offer. The Fallbrook community in North Lincoln organizes its market every Thursday from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the Fallbrook Town Center. This produce-only market, while smaller than that of the Haymarket, still brings out large numbers of people looking to buy fresh food locally. Similarly, the Old Cheney Road Farmers’ Market accommodates for a multitude of people. Each Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Old Cheney Center thousands of people arrive to peruse the products offered by the vendors.
All three markets, running whether rain or shine, provide quality spaces for members of the community to support local farmers and artisans and enjoy one of Lincoln’s oldest, unifying traditions.Posted byHOME Real Estate
Welcome HOME to Sheyma Salem
September 3rd, 2015
Sheyma Salem joins the North office. She graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Management (Political Science minor). Her hobbies include travel, being outdoors and spending time with her nephew. Sheyma is fluent in three languages, Abrabic, Kurdish, and English. She can be reached at 402-601-6937 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Posted byHOME Real Estate
September Happenings in Lincoln
September 1st, 2015
September in Lincoln is the start of Nebraska Football, festivals, and fall.
Check out our list of favorites:
09/01-09/04 Lincoln Saltdogs vs Joplin Blasters
09/01 Game 1: 6:35 p.m.
09/02 Game 2: 11:00 a.m.
09/03 Game 3: 6:35 p.m.
09/04 Game 4: 7:05 p.m.
09/02 5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. European Motorcycle Night First Wednesday of each month April-October North 8th St between P and Q St.
09/04 7:00 p.m. Lincoln Historical Ghost Quest Haunted Walking Tours in Lincoln North side of the Nebraska State Capitol Building 1445 K St
09/04 5:00-9:00 p.m. First Friday Art Walk
09/04 7:30 p.m. Nebraska Jazz Orchestra
09/05 2:30 p.m. BYU Cougars vs NE Cornhuskers Memorial Stadium
09/11 7:00-10:00 p.m. Adult Takeover Game Night! Lincoln Children’s Museum 1420 P St
09/12 7:00 p.m. South Alabama vs NE Cornhuskers Memorial Stadium
09/13 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Capitol City Ford and Mustang Club All Makes Havelock Auto & Truck Show 6232 Havelock Ave
09/15 4 – 7 p.m. Sheldon Museum of Art Opening Reception for Fall Exhibitions University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus at the corner of 12th and R St
09/19 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Art in the Garden Sunken Gardens Capitol Parkway and 27th St.
09/24 7:30 p.m. Shania Twain Special guest Gavin DeGraw Pinnacle Bank Arena
09/26 11:00 a.m. Southern Miss vs NE Cornhuskers Memorial Stadium
09/26-09/27 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Lincoln Arts Festival SouthPointe Pavillions 2910 Pine Lake Rd
Haymarket Farmers Market Saturdays thru Oct 10th 8th St and P 8 a.m. – Noon Rain or Shine
Old Cheney Road Farmers Market Sundays thru Oct 25th 10 a.m. – 2PM thru Rain or Shine Old Cheney Rd (behind the Lincoln Racquet Club)
Fallbrook Farmers’ Market Thursdays thru September 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Rain or Shine 570 Fallbrook BlvdPosted byHOME Real Estate
HOME Real Estate launches commercial division
August 26th, 2015
HOME Real Estate announces the addition of Todd Lorenz as part of the creation of a new commercial brokerage division to complement their existing residential service offerings in Lincoln.
A licensed commercial real estate broker and civil engineer with more than 20 years of land development experience, Lorenz has assisted property owners by identifying the highest and best use of their property and has also represented buyers to locate and acquire property that is best suited to serve their business needs.
HOME Real Estate’s commercial division is suited to provide commercial brokerage services to retail, office, agricultural and industrial clients. For more information, contact Lorenz at 402-730-3877.Posted byHOME Real Estate