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Gothenburg Area Insight

  • Nestled in the heart of Nebraska, the small town of Gothenburg holds a hidden gem that harkens back to a bygone era—the Pony Express Station. While it may not be as famous as its counterparts in larger cities, the Gothenburg Pony Express Station played a vital role in the history of communication and transportation in the American West. In this post, we will explore the fascinating story of the Pony Express and its enduring legacy in Gothenburg, Nebraska.

    The Birth of the Pony Express:
    The Pony Express was a revolutionary mail delivery system that operated from 1860 to 1861, providing swift communication between the East and West Coasts of the United States. Prompted by the need for faster mail service, the Pony Express employed young, brave riders who traversed treacherous terrains on horseback, carrying mail pouches from one station to another. Gothenburg was situated along one of the most critical routes of this historic endeavor.

    Gothenburg's Role in the Pony Express:
    As pioneers moved westward, Gothenburg became a prominent stop on the Pony Express route. The town served as a relay station, allowing riders to rest and exchange their tired horses for fresh ones. These stations were strategically placed, roughly 10-15 miles apart, ensuring a swift mail exchange across vast distances. The Gothenburg Pony Express Station offered respite to riders, allowing them to gather their strength before embarking on the next leg of their journey.

    Preserving History:
    Today, visitors to Gothenburg can explore a meticulously restored replica of the original Pony Express Station. The replica provides a glimpse into the past, allowing visitors to step back in time and experience the atmosphere of an era defined by grit, determination, and the pursuit of progress. The lovingly recreated station stands as a testament to the community's commitment to preserving its rich heritage.

    Immersive Experiences:
    Upon entering the Pony Express Station replica, visitors are greeted by knowledgeable guides who bring the history of the Pony Express to life. Through engaging storytelling, visitors can learn about the courageous riders, the challenges they faced, and the impact the Pony Express had on the development of the American West. Interactive exhibits and artifacts further enhance the experience, providing a deeper understanding of the riders' hardships and the significance of their mission.

    Embracing the Legacy:
    Gothenburg takes great pride in its Pony Express heritage, and the town celebrates it through various events and festivals. The annual Pony Express Re-ride is an inspiring occasion where modern-day riders retrace the original Pony Express route, carrying a mochila (mail pouch) and passing it from rider to rider. This reenactment pays homage to the riders of the past and serves as a reminder of the enduring spirit of adventure and resilience that defined the Pony Express era.

    The Pony Express Station in Gothenburg, Nebraska, offers a captivating journey back in time, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the heroic tales of the Pony Express riders. By preserving this important piece of history, the town of Gothenburg pays tribute to the brave individuals who braved the wilderness and paved the way for modern communication. So, if you find yourself in Nebraska, be sure to visit the Pony Express Station and witness the living legacy of this remarkable chapter in American history.
  • Gothenburg is a small town of 3,489; however, it boasts some impressive amenities for its size. My personal favorite is the Gothenburg YMCA. The facility offers weight lifting and workout equipment, a walking track, a basketball court, a heated saltwater pool, and child care! As a Gothenburg resident, I am thankful to have such a nice gym for my family to use. Not many towns this size can say they have a saltwater pool! If you haven't yet, you should definitely stop by and check it out!
  • Would you believe that Gothenburg a town boasting 3,800 residents hosts the largest free outdoor Christian music festival in Nebraska annually? Well Livin' Out Loud is going into it's sixth year and it seems to grow every single time. Held annually the third Saturday and Sunday of August, Gothenburg quadruples in size and hosts people from as far as Australia for the annual event.

    This year the all star line up includes Grammy winner Zach Williams, Colton Dixon, Britt Nicole and Mathew West. In recent years they have hosted names like Newsboys, Tenth Avenue North, Danny Gokie and many more. I have included a link with this if you are interested in finding out more info about this amazing event. I know you were looking for an excuse to visit the Gothenburg area and so now you have one. See you August 18, 2018!
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    What a beautiful time of the year! The trees are changing, harvest is upon us and the Cornhuskers are back in business. Though summer is my favorite season there is something to be said about fall and all the redirection of energy from outdoor activities to high school sports and preparation for Halloween and Thanksgiving.

    Pumpkins begin to decorate porches and home sales prepare to hibernate for the winter. It is understandable that folks just don't want to be moving in the colder months and so we have about another month and a half before the cold air forces a slow down in the market. From our family to yours we hope you have a safe and wonderful fall season and you have a chance to get out and see all the amazing colors of Autumn on the plains.
  • Trends can be positive for any profession but they can also take its toll on business as usual. In this DIY culture, we are seeing more customers that not only see the savings of selling their homes sans professional but are also getting it done. As frustrating as this may be for the professional that has dedicated their lives to helping folks find their new home or getting the perfect buyer to the closing table, we have to live in reality and find a way to embrace the new normal.

    So we have decided that instead of being offended by, frustrated with, or even angry at the DIY people we want to help them as much as we can. Let's offer some advice and materials for these people and even help them through the closing process for a set fee. Most people have no idea what we do for them except collect our commission, run an ad in the paper and put their property online. Creating a For Sale By Owner packet and giving it to people for free helps not only show off knowledge and expertise but also helps people move in or move on, which is the reason most of us chose this profession in the first place. Helping people in our industry is changing and we are ready for the future!
  • A few years ago, I had the opportunity to travel throughout Central and Western Nebraska. On my travels I passed through so many rural communities and most had a similar theme. There were these amazing historical buildings and almost every town had one or two for sale. The more of these beautiful structures I came upon the more I was convinced that an amazing opportunity was being missed out on right here literally in our backyard. Metro communities are growing at an astronomical rate and with growth comes crowding, noise congestion and stress.

    Technology not only brings instant answers but also the ability to work from virtually anywhere. A good percentage of today's workforce finds themselves not at a desk but at a coffee shop or home office. Since we can work from literally the middle of nowhere, then why aren't we?

    I was reading a book about NUCOR Steel one time and it talked about the reason it moved to the Midwest instead of into the middle of all the other steel production areas of our country. The reason was because of the workforce that it found in and around Norfolk, NE. Imagine when we are looking for call centers and the like if we took some of these spectacular historic buildings we find littered throughout rural Nebraska and set up mini centers that virtually interconnected?

    Over the last few years, Central and Western Nebraska has invested in unreal upgrades to fiber cable and most rural towns are a cheap build away from city communication speeds. I believe the first company to take a look at this out-of-the-box idea is going to find huge savings in property and extremely dependable employees with next level work ethic. Innovation might be found several miles north or south of interstate 80 right here in the heart of agriculture. Something to think about.
  • When looking at the current property inventory in Gothenburg, it is interesting that we are seeing a bunch of potential rental homes available. A savvy investor would take this to mean that the opportunity to purchase these investments is in its prime. Over the years I have learned that people are always looking for homes to rent in our area. Even before I started this career path, I constantly had folks asking me about what was available in town.

    So my advice, if you have ever thought about the potential of owning a few rental homes as an investment, now is an amazing time to check out some of the properties available in our market today. Many of the current investors claim that much of the turn-around work can be done by a motivated investor and local renters tend to stay at least two to three years in a rental home.
    Take some time to check out the risk and rewards and then consider a new opportunity to leverage real estate in your favor. This might be the investment you've been looking for and now you're in a great position to make a move.

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