A series of blog posts for home buyers.

The devil inside

“Oh, this house has a broom rack!” she screeched with excitement. “Please, like you need more brooms-” joked her husband before being interrupted by her seething voice. “Beelzebub! Stop smooshing your sister’s horns into their couch.” With a deep sigh, she turned to her husband. Lucifer, dear, can you light a fire under Satanay and…

You don’t look good in bright orange.

“Well if you are going to complicate things…” What!!!!  (yes with all those exclamation points and all) is what I really wanted to scream on the other end of the phone, but I was already huffy. What is wrong with you.  I don’t have the right skin tone to pull off bright orange,” I countered. …

Leave no stone unturned

About a gazillion years ago a general was being defeated in battle and so like all good generals he buried his treasure in his tent.  Now, apparently this was the Biltmore Estate of tents because his treasure could not be found.  Personally, I think they must have been man-looking in the tent, but I digress…

Natural Homes in Salem Oregon

Are you one of those? You know, those people who want to live off-grid, have a cob house here in Salem Oregon, or build your own strawbale instead.  If those words are green music to your ears, I just stumbled on this cool map. If you want to see who is doing what in serious…

HOA, CCR and NA’s

Most people have heard of HOA’s:  Home Owner’s Associations.  Salem Oregon has some HOA communities but generally speaking they are not a large part of our real estate market like in some parts of the country.  HOA’s are always formed for condo developments and sometimes for single family developments as well.  The local golf club…

Real Estate 101: Getting a loan

Anyone involved with the world of real estate including little ol’ Salem Oregon knows that lending is a pain in the behind for many folks.  Working with good mortgage brokers is essential these days or buyers risk spending a lot of money on home inspections and appraisals only to have deals fall through. I know…