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About Wilber, Nebraska 68465

Wilber Real Estate Family on Front StepsWilber, Nebraska has a population of just over 1800 and is the county seat of Saline County. Wilber is located approximately 35 miles southwest of Lincoln. Crete is just a short 10 mile drive north and Beatrice is roughly 25 miles southeast. Wilber is a perfect location to live if you commute to these surrounding communities for work or play. Wilber also offers many amenities including a medical clinic, swimming pool, campground, parks and recreation. Downtown shopping consists of several local and unique businesses including a grocery store, local meat markets, bowling alley and two banks. Wilber-Clatonia School District is located at 900 South Franklin Street and has a average student population of 575 students preK thru 12. Visit Wilber and see what small town living is all about.

 

7 Reasons to Own Your Home

  • 1. Tax breaks. The U.S. Tax Code lets you deduct the interest you pay on your mortgage, your property taxes, as well as some of the costs involved in buying your home.
  • 2. Appreciation. Real estate has long-term, stable growth in value. While year-to-year fluctuations are normal, median existing-home sale prices have increased on average 6.5 percent each year from 1972 through 2005, and increased 88.5 percent over the last 10 years, according to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. In addition, the number of U.S. households is expected to rise 15 percent over the next decade, creating continued high demand for housing.
  • 3. Equity. Money paid for rent is money that you’ll never see again, but mortgage payments let you build equity ownership interest in your home.
  • 4. Savings. Building equity in your home is a ready-made savings plan. And when you sell, you can generally take up to $250,000 ($500,000 for a married couple) as gain without owing any federal income tax.
  • 5. Predictability. Unlike rent, your fixed-mortgage payments don’t rise over the years so your housing costs may actually decline as you own the home longer. However, keep in mind that property taxes and insurance costs will increase.
  • 6. Freedom. The home is yours. You can decorate any way you want and benefit from your investment for as long as you own the home.
  • 7. Stability. Remaining in one neighborhood for several years gives you a chance to participate in community activities, lets you and your family establish lasting friendships, and offers your children the benefit of educational continuity.

  • Reprinted from REALTOR® Magazine (RealtorMag.Realtor.org) with permission of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Copyright 2008. All rights reserved.