Neutral found

Jefferson Oregon was late to the building party, but it did have quite a bit of new home construction that occurred there as real estate land prices skyrocketed in south Salem.  So what we saw in Jefferson was a normal neutral real estate market, and then builders started there in 2006.  A splurge of home…

A step in the right direction

Stayton Oregon has typically had a more tumultuous real estate market than the other surrounding cities.  Since it does not have a diverse economy, it tends to get harder hit during recessions than the Salem Oregon metro areas.  Earlier in the year, Stayon’s real estate market seemed almost non-existent.  Nothing was selling and inventories were…

The epitome of bubble

I had posted last month about Silverton Oregon’s real estate market stubbornness and sellers unwilling to concede that home prices needed to drop.  I’d take credit for the correction that occurred there, but I know I really don’t have that much control over the market…  Home prices seem to have finally started correcting this quarter. …

What if?

My apologies to my non-data geek readers out there.  June has ended which is the end of the second quarter in the world of real estate.  That means the next several posts will be quarterly reports on the various cities in the Salem Oregon Metro area.  If you want the short and quick market snippet,…

Western Days

One of the things I have learned to like about living in the Salem Oregon area is all of the smaller town festivals.  Obviously, yesterday was the 4th of July, and rather than deal with the lack of parking in downtown  Salem, we decided to head out to Western Days in Monmouth and Independence Oregon.…

Home on my own

It’s been my general experience that most folks that choose to sell for sale by owner (FSBO, pronounced fizz-bo) are nice folks.  BUT if you are a real estate agent and spend any time on online forums, you can’t help but feel the anger by some folks against real estate agents. Some have had a…

North Santiam State Park

One of our local bloggers, the Kid Friendly Salem Blog, was asked by a reader about local areas with clean water for kids to play and splash on a hot summer day. One of my favorite places to take my kids on a hot day, besides Silver Falls State Park, is the Santiam River.  It…