A series of posts about Marion county real estate market conditions.

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.…

The home truth about Stayton

The Stayton market has done some great stabilizing this year, but that has more to do with people pulling their homes off the market and just not selling rather than anything else.  I fully expected home prices to drop a solid 10% from 2009 as the market fundamentals were all indicating strong downward pressure on…

The home truth about Dallas

During the boom the new construction out in Dallas was happening at a rapid rate. With flat cheap land, which is much easier to build on than our south Salem hills, building boomed out here.  You know the end of this story. Dallas has had one of the most dramatic price drops of the metro…