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.

Private Schools

If you are considering moving to Salem Oregon and you are a parent, I know one of your questions is about school choices in the area.  Salem has some private school choices, both religious and non-religious. Private schools Abiqua (k-8) Abiqua is currently in the process of expanding their school.  They will be relocating to…

Ugly Ducking to Swan: Salmon Run

  As you drive down high street here in Salem Oregon, the mustard yellow building kind of jumps out at you.  The first time I saw this finished building I wasn’t sure what to make of it.  Was it seriously ugly or seriously cool? Salmon Run was built in 2004 by Curry Brandaw. It is…

Blog Fodder

Is that the correct term?  As someone who is new to blogging, I’m sure I’m going to have to learn a bunch of new terms.  I think of it as a topic or opinion that comes to my attention that I have an almost visceral reaction to.  After Melina asked me to start thinking about…

Got Money? Prove it!

I’ve been wanting to have some Salem Oregon  mortgage brokers do some guest posts for me because lending is so asinine these days, I thought it best if they could help explain the new and crazy process to you all. True to form, an underwriter is nit picking a transaction about the “paper trail.”    The…

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…