This is a series of blog posts about real estate in Salem Oregon written by Melina Tomson of Tomson Burnham, a small boutique real estate brokerage in Salem Oregon.  The blog has articles about local real estate market conditions from Salem, Keizer, Independence, Monmouth, Dallas, Stayton, Aumsville and Silverton.

The blog covers topics from market conditions to happenings inside the real estate industry that might impact consumers to new technologies that are housing-related.  Community information for home buyers looking to relocate to Salem is also housed in our blog as we discuss our local favorites.

Here’s hoping

It seems that every time I go somewhere and someone finds out I’m a Salem Oregon real estate agent they always ask me about how the downtown condos are doing.  “Have any of them sold?” is often the question I get.   Both The Meridian and The Church Street Condos have sold units, but we all…

What is in it for you?

I can’t believe I am writing this post because I know some real estate agent will get upset with me for talking about this, but there is a fascinating discussion happening behind closed doors at ActiveRain.  ActiveRain is a real estate blogging network that I belong to. I can’t link to the post and the…

A nice pick me up…

I wrote on Facebook the other day that I think time changes stink.  I am not a morning person to begin with so taking an hour of my sleep away from me leaves me thinking a quintuple espresso is sounding good.  Between the time change and a significant problem in a real estate transaction for…

Get out and vote

This post has nothing to do with real estate…well only indirectly.  A local colleague (ie a real estate agent with another company), Charles Price has a really wonderful food blog called Taste of Oregon. In fact it is so good it was selected as one of the blogs in Saveur for best regional food blog. …

Feeling well? Apparently, yes…

I like it when people that read my blog send me things.  I was alerted to this study by one of my current clients and thought I would share it with you. What study you ask?  Well the folks at Gallup-Healthways created a Well-Being Index.  They interviewed a bazillion, okay not really a bazillion but…

Just like the seasonal flu…

Whew…I’ve been so busy in the past couple of weeks that my blog has been neglected.  With the tax credit ending soon, buyers are out earlier than usual this year searching for deals… and so are the scammers.  I reported before about the Craiglist scam that hit Salem Oregon regarding rental properties.  True to form…