Jive it with color

Anyone who has been around me for the past month knows that the water pipes that run above my son’s room just gave out and damaged his room.   I have a 1960’s home that needs a lot of work and so I believe that if you have to open up walls, upgrade at the same…

RE Data Geek Speak

I’m trying to come up with a pithy title for my monthly real estate reports and realize I have very little creativity in the literature department…I feel bad for my AP English teacher in high school…I appear to have fallen off the creativity wagon a bit… While I try and come up with something catchy,…

The turning of the leaves

I’m a fall person. I love cool weather and the change of the leaves. I can’t help but think of our fresh local apple cider. I constantly get asked by people considering relocating to the Salem Oregon area about the weather. Now I have talked about our snow…and the city’s one snow plow, but people…

Just plain cool.

I was pointed to this blog today and as a real estate agent, I appreciate architecture.   I strongly suggest when you have a few minutes you head over and look at these photos. The title of the post… 50 Strange Buildings of the World, oh…and there is a Part II and Part III.  Here is…

To be made obsolete?

There is no argument that real estate is changing.  The question is what will it look like.   What it will look like depends solely on what consumers want.  G.D. Gearino wrote in a NC business magazine If ever there’s a field ripe to be made obsolete by technology, it’s real-estate brokerage. There is no objective…

The real estate school of hard knocks…

I participate on a couple of real estate forums online.  There is an interesting thread on one of them about lessons learned in real estate.  This is a national forum, not just local Salem Oregon folks. What were consumers regrets when buying a house?  I thought it was an interesting topic and for you first…