Fall is here…

For the past four years, we have taken the kids to Bauman Farms.   I got the official count down from my kids…only 6 more days ’till it opens!  It typically opens Oct 1, but they are open starting this weekend (unbeknown to my kids)… Every community has its special events and hidden gems. Pumpkin patches…

The economic food chain

Anyone who has watched the Lion King has listened to the song Circle of Life as they talked about the food chain.   Grass is eaten by antelopes who in turn get eaten by lions.   When the lions die they decompose and fertilize the grass that the antelopes eat.  Each plays their part in the food…

The struggle with Silverton

Silverton Oregon real estate…what’s going on? Silverton has probably been one of the local Salem Oregon area real estate markets that has struggled the most.  Where Keizer is almost at a normal state, Silverton continues to struggle coming down to reality. Why do I say this?  I mean the numbers are definitely looking better for…

Onward neutral market

I’ve talked about Keizer a lot. It was a bastion of sanity while the rest of the Salem Oregon real estate markets were going in the toilet.  Keizer flat lined and then plunged, but still remained some semblance of decency during it’s drop.  Keizer did what I think most of the Salem Oregon area real…

For the love of a dog…

I’m home sick today here in Salem Oregon and have been wandering around on different forums since my kids have hijacked the television.  As I was reading a thread, my jaw hit the floor.  The topic of the thread was from a seller frustrated that her children’s toys were being played with during showings.  Buyers…