Tami Lambie named Country Club office managing broker

Tami Lambie
Tami Lambie

Tami Lambie joins the Woods Bros Realty Country Club Plaza office as its managing broker.

Lambie has more than 25 years of experience in mortgage, real estate, management, and title and therefore is well versed in many different aspects of real estate. She will lead and coach more than 45 agents in her office at 3737 S. 27th St. The location is fitting since her grandmother, Blanche Tyrrell, was actually an agent in that office.

“I’m honored and humbled to be given the opportunity to work with this group of agents,” Lambie said. “I look forward to helping them achieve their goals.”

Lambie and her husband, Marvin, have two sons: Dexter; and Ashton, who lives in Lawrence, KS, with his wife, Margaret. She is active in the Waverly and Lincoln communities.

Woods Bros Realty, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, offers 127 years of real estate expertise. For more information about Woods Bros Realty, visit www.WoodsBros.com.

Let the Horses Go Where They Will

Woods Bros Sale Day on Sheridan Boulevard
Woods Bros Sale Day on Sheridan Boulevard, photo courtesy of the Lincoln Planning Dept.

South Street at 25th in Lincoln is a hilltop. In the first part of the twentieth century if you were standing there, you would have had a nice view in all directions. There was surrounding countryside to the south, east, and west. Looking north, a view of the growing city. Mark Woods eventually built a beautiful home at the site. It provided an anchor at the north end of what would become Sheridan Place.

The beautiful and stately two-mile thoroughfare Sheridan Boulevard would become a main artery through the development, and later it would help connect the Woods developments that followed: Woodscrest, Van Dorn Park, Woodsdale, Woodsshire, and the Country Club additions.

Accounts vary about how this lovely street came to be laid out well over one hundred years ago, but it is accepted that a boy laid out the general path of Sheridan Boulevard. Mark Woods prepared a buckboard buggy with two horses for his son, Pace, then quite young. The boy would ride along and mark the pathway that would become Sheridan Boulevard.

He was to point them in the right direction, south and east through the countryside, and then simply, “… let the horses go where they will.” The idea was that the horses would follow the natural ridge top as they pulled the buggy along. Staying atop the ridge would help provide best views, breezes, and natural drainage.

There are some fun variations on the story of the way that young Pace Woods marked the path of the road. In one version, he rode on the step at the back of the wagon, and because it was shortly after Independence Day, he placed individual American flags in the ground every several feet. In another version, he had the family’s hunting dogs along with him and to mark the path of the future boulevard, he tossed large stones every few yards that the dogs would chase with delight.

In any event, it is clear that the method was successful – young Pace Woods and his horses forged a beautiful path through farm and prairie. The course that was eventually carved resulted in Sheridan Boulevard – still a signature thoroughfare in our city.

Country Club office names Jensen as manager

Thane Jensen
Thane Jensen

Woods Bros Realty is pleased to announce that Thane Jensen will serve as the managing broker for the Country Club Plaza office at 3737 S. 27th St.

Jensen has been a licensed Realtor since 1994 and has been with the Woods Bros Realty Lincolnshire Square office since 2009. Prior to that, Jensen was Managing Broker of Castle Real Estate, which merged with Woods Bros Realty at that time.

“I look forward to the many opportunities that such a successful office has to offer,” Jensen said.

Jensen has served as a director of the Realtors Association of Lincoln (RAL), an affordable housing liaison on the RAL public policy committee, a co-chairperson of the RAL Multiple Listing Service committee, and has served on the Nebraska Realtors Association professional standards review and governmental affairs committees. He was also chairperson of the Woods Bros advisory committee for two years. Jensen is currently working toward his Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation and holds a Broker’s License.

“We’re happy to have Thane on the management team at Woods Bros and think he’ll be a good fit with the family at the Country Club office,” CEO Gene Brake said.

Jensen and his wife, Karin, have three sons.  In addition to real estate, Jensen is a handgun instructor and enjoys running for the Woods Bros Running team, being outdoors  and spending time with his family. He can be reached at 402-450-2004.

Woods Bros Realty, an affiliate of HomeServices of America, is a full-service company offering 122 years of expertise in real estate as well as experience in mortgage, title, closing, and insurance services. Providing an easier way to buy and sell, 250 sales associates work with clients in Lincoln, Seward, Beatrice, York, Grand Island, and southeast Nebraska. For more information about Woods Bros Realty, visit www.WoodsBros.com.

Tax credit, low rates offer bright spots in Lincoln real estate market

It’s probably safe to say “there’s never been a more interesting time” to be a real estate agent than right now.

Anyone who has been helping people buy and sell homes for even a few years has experienced good times and bad. Just three years ago, homes were selling at a fairly fast pace and at nice profits for the homeowners. That trend took a not-so-pretty turn last year when the U.S. economy dipped into a recession. But, thanks to almost historically low interest rates and a federal government stimulus plan aimed at first-time homebuyers, that trend is looking much better.

As a Realtor with Woods Bros Realty, I can tell you first-hand the current $8,000 federal tax credit aimed at first-time homebuyers has created quite a stir. Most of the Realtors I talk to are working with one, two, three or more “new” buyers. These are buyers who most likely would not be looking for a new home right now if it were not for the double-punch of low interest rates and the tax credit.

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