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…

Elegant, Upscale, and Luxury Neighborhoods

Upscale Neighborhoods in Salem Oregon Gleaming hardwoods, granite slab, high-quality millwork, box beam ceilings, Anderson windows, Sub Zero…if those are music to your ears you are probably an upscale home buyer. Elegance makes you feel right at home.  You worked hard and now it is time to enjoy your hard work with a home with…

La Capitale Brassarie

In 1864, this photo was taken of the Cook Hotel located on the corner of High and State Streets…the SE corner of it, in fact. The hotel changed owners a couple of times and was the Monroe Hotel before the Bligh’s purchased the building and land, razed it, and built Bligh’s Capital Theater. Bligh’s Capital…