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

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…

What year are you at?

The talk around the real estate water cooler is pretty basic…”so what year are you at?”  Some cities are at 2001-2002 pricing, thankfully Keizer Oregon is not.  Real estate in Keizer took a header off the diving board in 2009 landing in a nice belly flop in 2010. The chart is pretty clear that the…

Heading in the right direction.

Foreclosures going up.  Foreclosures going down. What to believe? My advice?  Don’t read the national media stuff regarding foreclosures.  What matters is what is happening here locally in Salem Oregon.  So, what’s happening? Salem Oregon Foreclosures In 2010, the amount of notice of defaults filed with the county clerk’s office dropped by 8.7% over 2009. …