Nebraska Real Estate Market: Forecasts + Trends

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By Clever Real Estate Updated April 5, 2023


Nebraska real estate trends

Real estate trends in Nebraska | Sellers | Buyers | Investors | The best and worst of Nebraska | Nebraska resources

In recent years, Nebraska has become a major destination for job-seekers. Its biggest industries include agriculture and food processing, manufacturing, and renewable energy, among others.

The Cornhusker State offers plenty of small towns, including Red Cloud, which was once home to novelist Willa Cather. For those who prefer urban living, its biggest cities include Omaha, Lincoln, and Bellevue.

Though much of Nebraska falls within the Great Plains region, its geography ranges from rolling sand dunes in the west to the rocky, dramatic Badlands in the north. Residents experience a full range of seasons, from hot, humid summers to snowy winters.

If you're thinking of buying or selling in Nebraska, these Nebraska housing predictions and stats can help you make an informed decision.

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Selling a home in Nebraska

Nebraska real estate market forecast for sellers
⏰ Homes are selling 4 days faster than the annual average 💰 Homes are selling for $2,975 more than the annual average
💸 Average listing commission: 2.75% 💸 Average buyer's commission: 2.50%
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How to sell a home in Nebraska

Cost to sell a home in Nebraska

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Buying a home in Nebraska

How much home you can buy with $300,000 in...
🏠 Omaha: 1,596 sq ft 🏡 Norfolk: 2,113 sq ft
🏡 Lincoln: 1,705 sq ft 🏠 Kearney: 2,206 sq ft
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Investing in Nebraska real estate

Best of Nebraska

Each month, we compare locations in Nebraska based on different criteria. This month, we're looking at levels of happiness and ranking the best counties in the state.

Happiest Counties in Nebraska
1. Douglas County
2. Sarpy County
3. Lancaster County
4. Dakota County
5. Platte County
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Worst of Nebraska

Each month, we compare locations in Nebraska based on a different criteria. This month we're looking at levels of happiness data. These are the counties that ranked the worst in the state.

Least Happy Counties in Nebraska
1. Thurston County
2. Blaine County
3. Arthur County
4. Sheridan County
5. Kimball County
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Nebraska resources

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Frequently asked questions about Nebraska real estate

Is it a buyer's or seller's market in Nebraska?

Currently, it’s a seller’s market in Nebraska — but it might not be for long. Overly optimistic sellers have started overpricing properties and buyers are willing to wait for them to come back down, causing homes to stay on the market for longer. However, each city and town is different, which is why it’s best to consult with a real estate agent to understand your local trends.

Is Nebraska a good state to invest in real estate?

Yes, Nebraska is a good state to invest in real estate, especially in bigger cities like Omaha and Lincoln, where demand for housing is higher and consistent. However, investing requires a lot of preparation, such as planning out your finances and creating a property management plan. Learn more in our guide to real estate investing.

Is it a good time to buy a house in Nebraska?

For most, now might not be the best time to buy a house in Nebraska. Listing prices and mortgage rates in the state are higher than normal. However, if you still need to buy a house, then you should work with a top real estate agent to help you find a decent deal.


Clever's analysis of state market trends is based on local data from Zillow,, Redfin, Bankrate, the U.S. Census, and Clever surveys. Our team of over 20 real estate analysts from across the country research local markets and data to compile our "Best" and "Worst" rankings.

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