Not looking too good…

Stayton Real Estate Prices I wrote six months ago that I fully expected Stayton real estate home prices to continue to drop. That didn’t happen this quarter, but quite frankly I don’t see how prices can’t go down.  Back in January, Stayton had 36 months of inventory.  Right now, it has 33.  Pretty much none of…

Hallie Ford Museum

Art Museums in Salem One of the hard parts about moving to a new city is finding out what activities there are to do.  If you are into the art scene and are moving to a smaller city like Salem, Oregon that can be a bit harder sometimes. One of the local options for people…

Natural Homes in Salem Oregon

Are you one of those? You know, those people who want to live off-grid, have a cob house here in Salem Oregon, or build your own strawbale instead.  If those words are green music to your ears, I just stumbled on this cool map. If you want to see who is doing what in serious…

They aren’t all the enemy

Like many Salem Oregon real estate agents, my transactions all seem to be from hell.  Not because I don’t have amazing clients; not because I don’t have a great loan officer involved; and not because I don’t have a great escrow officer around me.   It is hard to find a post that says anything positive…

I’m not aiming for the lowest notch.

A couple of days ago charges were announced related to real estate fraud.  According to the press release by the FBI in Oregon, Among the 39 defendants named today are two real estate agents, 11 mortgage brokers, one bank loan officer, and one certified public accountant (CPA). There are some ongoing investigations and they are…

Just hanging out in purgatory

Keizer home price trends Well true to form, what goes up must come down.    Thankfully for Keizerites, the correction seems to have come and gone for the most part.  Keizer Oregon real estate has been pretty much flat-lined for a year.  The second-quarter statistics are continuing that same pattern.  Inventory is running at 7.7 months…

Local Asian food

Trying to find out where to eat when you move to Salem Oregon can be fun.  Trying new restaurants for the adventurous is part of the fun.    When my clients ask  me about good Asian food in town, I had to turn to Rebekah of the What’s Happening in Salem Blog. Rebekah loves Asian…

Inching our way there…

Well June is over and you’d think that we’d have sun in Oregon by now, but it is seriously cool outside as I am writing this post. Typically I get to write my summer blogs outside soaking up my year’s worth of Vitamin D, but today…wearing polar fleece in my office.   Since this is a…