Stayton Real Estate Market Report

The first quarter has ended for the real estate market. Here is where our local markets currently stand. Market data information is from the local WVMLS. Here is what is occurring in the city of Stayton in real estate… Average Sales price: The average sales price so far this year is $236,490, up 11.36 %…

Keizer Oregon Real Estate Market Conditions

The first quarter has ended for the real estate market. Here is where our local markets currently stand. Market data information is from the local WVMLS. Here is what is occurring in the city of Keizer in real estate… Average Sales price: The average sales price so far this year is $208,763, down 3.7 %…

April 2008 Salem Oregon Market Report

The first quarter has ended for the real estate market. Here is where our local markets currently stand. Market data information is from the local WVMLS. Average Sales price: The average sales price so far this year is $214,957, down 8.3 % from last year’s $234,779. What this means for you as a seller, is…

Looking for a good home value?

Buyers of homes are constantly comparing what they see: granite vs. tile counters, large yard, fenced yard, close to park, etc. Each home is truly unique, but there are some differences even in planned subdivisions. You can walk into may new subdivisions here in Salem Oregon and pick out homes with stock plans. You would…

Salem Oregon’s Capitol Mall.

“Doesn’t it rain in Oregon, like 365 days a year? Someone told me you guys only get 30 days of sun a year.” I hear this constantly from people looking to relocate to Salem, Oregon. Concerned about the massive downpour of rain that they think we get here, they don’t think they can handle the…

Lessons from the bank

I took my 7 year old son today to open his first savings account at the bank. He had managed to save $23.50 so far from his allowance. As I was going through the process with him, explaining how the bank knows to put the money in his account vs. another one, what he was…

Union Street Bridge a welcome project

Purchasing a home in West Salem has always been frought with concerns over the bridge. There is only one bridge connecting the two parts of Salem and when there is a traffic accident or a jumper, the bridge can be closed for hours, reeking havoc on the city. As a real estate agent, I have…

100% financing will be gone soon…

100% financing allowed many home buyers to get into homes in the past few years. With the mortgage markets in turmoil and home prices plunging, banks are having to go back to more conservative methods of lending in order to maintain liquidity. After March 31st, no MI company including MGIC, PMI, RMIC, Radian, UG or…