Open Houses of the Week: Where the Jobs Are

omaha nebraska homes for saleThere's something about that "Open House" sign that acts like a magnet. Whether you're looking for a new place to live, keeping tabs on real estate in your neighborhood, or just angling for a sneak peek at someone else's private domain, the lure of an open door is powerful.

In honor of AOL Jobs Week, we're highlighting open houses in cities with the lowest unemployment rates in the country, care of With the national unemployment rate at more than 9 percent, nothing compares to the peace of mind of knowing that you've planted roots in a thriving town. Even for the gainfully employed, buying into a community with steady jobs could mean better schools, more amenities and a livelier nightlife. Plus it never hurts when the housing is tasteful, to boot. Here's where jobs (and top-notch homes) abound:

Open Houses for Oct. 8-9

burlington, vtBurlington, Vt.

Unemployment Rate: 4.6%

Open house:
Sunday, Oct. 9
Location: 242 Songbird Road
Price: $359,900
Property details: This 3-bedroom, 3-bath townhouse features hardwood floors throughout, a gas fireplace and built-in shelving for growing families. And since the home was finished in 2007, the new owner shouldn't have to sweat the small stuff on move-in day.

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omaha nebraskaOmaha, Neb.

Unemployment Rate: 4.6%

Open house:
Sunday, Oct. 9
Location: 17806 Sawgrass
Price: $335,000
Property details: This 3-bedroom, 3-bath Ranch-style home includes 9-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, and a walk-in closet in the master bedroom suit. See the listing for more than 20 pictures of this family home-with-a-view.

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sioux falls homes for saleSioux Falls, S.D.

Unemployment Rate: 4.5%

Open house: Sunday, Oct. 9
Location: 4705 E. 49th St.
Price: $277,000
Property details: Ranch-style homes are great for buyers with accessibility issues or young children to care for, and this Sioux Falls 4-bedroom is no different. Tour the house in the listing photos below.

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rapid city homes for saleRapid City, S.D.

Unemployment Rate: 4.5%

Open house: Sunday, Oct. 9
Location: 725 Copperfield Drive
Price: $182,000
Property details: Have the young ones all flown the coop? Then try this 2-bedroom home in Rapid City on for size. You don't need to be in the workforce to appreciate the value of a home in a well-employed neighborhood. See more photos in the listing link below.

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portsmouth homes for salePortsmouth, N.H.

Unemployment Rate: 4.4%

Open house: Sunday, Oct. 9
Location: 22 Mangrove St.
Price: $299,000
Property description: This 1930s Craftsman-style bungalow has all the charm of homes from a bygone era, but also includes all the amenities that move-in ready buyers want. Click through the listing gallery for a peek at the airy and spacious interior.

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fargo homes for saleFargo, N.D.

Unemployment Rate: 3.9%

Open House: Sunday, Oct. 9
Location: 737 48 St. S
Price: $135,000
Property description: Fargo has long been noted for its exceptionally low unemployment rate, but less well-documented is its varied housing stock. Take a look at this 4-bedroom family home, smack dab in the middle of well-employed suburbia.

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lincoln nebraska homes for saleLincoln, Neb.

Open house: Sunday, Oct. 9
Location: 9100 Sandhills Court
Price: $355,000
Property description: Can't you just picture Norman Rockwell strolling down the block? Having just hit the market two weeks ago, according to the listing, the seller is eager to show off this three-level, 4-bedroom home to all comers.

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