Airport Expansion

There has been a lot of talk about expanding McNary Field for more flights in and out of Salem. Delta Airlines, just this year, began making twice-daily flights from Salem to Salt Lake City. They city council is working on having direct flights to LA now. My husband travels a lot to California for business,…

A cure for the cold

I went the doctor recently for a cold. It was a pretty average cold, nothing too funky about it. I wanted to get cured. “In order to cure your cold, you need to get some rest, drink plenty of fluids, and eat well,” said the doctor. “You should be fine in 1-3 weeks.” “No, I…

The Power of Choice

One of the most important aspects of our culture is the power of choice. We can choose any religion, express our own thoughts, choose from a multitude of occupations, and essentially how we want to live our lives. There have always been and will always be discussions about ethics. Not just in real estate but…

Leaving the NAR

As a real estate agent, I am often asked to make referrals for a number of different services. It is really important to me as an agent that I refer my clients to good people. When a client calls and asks me for a plumber, lender, home inspector, accountant, baby sitter, etc. I make sure…

A thinning of the ranks

Everyone knows someone, who knows at least one real estate agent. Let’s face it…many people have their license. This recent downturn in the market is causing many agents to rethink their strategy, get part time jobs, or just leave the industry. Some of the larger brokerages are consolidating offices into one in order to create…

Dog Parks for Dog Lovers

Being the owner of the cutest dog in town, I decided to write a brief blog for those other dog lovers out there, who might be relocating to Salem or are new and maybe not sure of what is out there. Salem is dog friendly and dogs are allowed in all parks, provided they are…