Senior Living

Basketball hoops in the road for the local pickup game.   Skateboarders weaving all over.  Kids screaming and splashing in pools.  For some of you, living in a neighborhood where these things happen on a daily basis sounds undesirable.   I get that.  Sometimes I don’t want to be around my kids either.  The thought of altering…

May 2011 market report

    April 30th of 2010 ended the eligibility for the home buyer tax credit.  No big surprise that home sales were down year over year as a result.  Year to date sales are down 2.8% year over year.  I think this is pretty good considering the unnatural boost that happened in 2010 due to…

NAR you blew it.

I’m off on my NAR/news media rant early this year.  A client emailed me a link to a recent news article about the 5 worst real estate markets in the country for Q1 of 2011.  Salem, Oregon was listed as number 3.  They based this article on the NAR data that was released. Any of…

The smallultimate apartment

Not too long ago, I was in a condo here in Salem Oregon and was thinking about whether or not I was an urban dweller.  When I lived in Portland, the Pearl District was a mess of abandoned and broken down warehouses.  You could hear a rat scurry across the street as no cars were…

Ugly Numbers

I stated a couple of weeks ago that Salem had the best first quarter, in terms of real estate home sales, in the past three years.  Not the highest home prices mind you, but that sales picked up.  This isn’t true for the Keizer real estate market.  Home sales are incredibly sluggish there right now.…