HVCC, HERA, HOEPA, Huh?

Each business has it’s acronyms.  Real estate, I think,  has more than any other business.  I think we like speaking in code to sound important and impressive or something. I can just see an agent with a Salem Oregon home buyer. “Hey that’s an REO over there. It has HDW, FR, LR, DR, and DLB.”…

It’s time to take inventory…

I’m the anti-pack rat.  Every year I go through my stuff and take inventory, if I haven’t used it in two years (with some exceptions) it needs to be sold or go to goodwill.  You’d think my house would be amazingly clean and clutter free, but it’s amazing how much junk kids can collect…I’ve got…

A day at the market

I am a first generation American: my mother was from Finland and my father from Greece.  I was fortunate to be able to go to Finland several times as a child and spend time with my grandparents and cousins.  One of my memories was walking downtown with my grandmother to the local farmer’s market.  Despite…

The Bite of Salem

Whether you are a long time resident or considering relocating to Salem Oregon, the Bite of Salem is our annual event to let some restaurants share their food.  This year one of my favorites, French Press was there. The event is held towards the end of July every year and the South Salem Rotary Club…

Foxhaven Estates

“I need good highway access.” Sometimes families move to Salem Oregon but one person commutes to another area.  They want to live down south, but want quick access to the highway in order to cut down commute times.  If that is the case for you, then Foxhaven Estates might be a possible choice for your…