Acreage real estate-Polk County

I had a reader…thank you reader…who asked about prices for acreage properties. Now I had planned to post this a few days ago, but I was too busy playing hookey due to the nice weather we have had. I mentioned on Facebook today that I thought it should be an Oregon law that no one…

A little bit of beauty…

I’m going to deviate from my normal real estate focus to share with you some photos.  Originally I came from the Chicago area to Portland to Salem.  I wasn’t sure how I would feel about giving up those “big city” things to do.  I have to tell you that the local community festivals in Marion…

The state of things…

Amy left this comment on one of my posts about the Salem Oregon real estate market and it seemed like it would be a good post.  Amy asked: What’s the state of the financing market? We hear so much bad news in the media, but I see people buying homes, cars, etc. What is the…

Back to it’s normal self

I’m glad to see that the Keizer Oregon real estate market is back to the normal stats that we have had for a while now.  Last month was a funky month in real estate in Keizer, no other words for it.  Inventory corrected itself from that odd 25-month number to 10.2 months.  This is more…

What are closing costs?

Purchasing a home here in Salem Oregon is a huge investment and many people save for a down payment, but forget about closing costs. Recently, the real estate document recording fee was raised from $11 to $26.  A $15 increase.  These funds would be mostly used for affordable housing projects.  With that recent news, as…