A series of blog posts for home buyers.

Tree Preservation in Salem Oregon

When people think of Oregon they think of forests. Timber is a part of the Oregon economy and is what makes our part of the country truly stunning. So it should come as no surprise to homeowners that we have city codes that require tree preservation. This is really important for people that have bought…

15 Pearls of Wisdom

If you had to do one thing over again when buying a house what would it be? I participate on another forum and there is a great thread being written by consumers and agents alike about what they would do differently now that they know about home ownership and the process. I thought the information…

Lessons from the bank

I took my 7 year old son today to open his first savings account at the bank. He had managed to save $23.50 so far from his allowance. As I was going through the process with him, explaining how the bank knows to put the money in his account vs. another one, what he was…

Is your neighborhood healthy?

Location, Location, Location… Located in a desirable neighborhood…scream the typical real estate flyers. What exactly is “location” or a “desirable” neighborhood? I like to refer to it as neighborhood health. Agents know it when we see it, but we really don’t like to talk about the dynamics, as the dreaded “steering” word inevitably pops into…