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…

You aren’t liars…you’re just human.

“Buyers are liars and sellers are worse.” Every industry has it’s “catch phrases” which don’t always exude professionalism.  That above phrase is the real estate’s nasty catch phrase.  There is a discussion occurring on the ActiveRain real estate network about this phrase.  First of all, you all need to know I think it sucks.  I…

Local Getaways: Bend

  One of the great things about living in the Salem Oregon area is that we are kind of centrally located.  Portland is just an hour north, the coast is about 1.5 hours west, and central Oregon is about two hours away.   Depending on what kind of lifestyle you want to have, Salem is in…

Private Schools

Oftentimes folks that are looking to relocate to the Salem Oregon area ask about schools.  One of the many choices facing families that relocate across the country is what to do about their child’s education.  Salem Oregon metro area has many private school options for families.  Here is a brief guide to what resources we…