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.

Ugly Ducking to Swan: Part II

Last month I talked about the recent renovation to the Union Street bridge that was converted into a pedestrian bridge in the first part of my series, but I have to say this this project was a real change for downtown Salem Oregon…the convention center and Phoenix Grand Hotel. Taking a city block the Phoenix…

Thank you

Last night a young teen knocked on our door around 11:00 asking for food.  My husband and I were up, the lights were on, and we live in a nice neighborhood.  The obviously well loved teen had some parents who were just struggling to make ends meet.  Anyone with a teenage boy know how much…

Jive it with color

Anyone who has been around me for the past month knows that the water pipes that run above my son’s room just gave out and damaged his room.   I have a 1960’s home that needs a lot of work and so I believe that if you have to open up walls, upgrade at the same…