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.

The turning of the leaves

I’m a fall person. I love cool weather and the change of the leaves. I can’t help but think of our fresh local apple cider. I constantly get asked by people considering relocating to the Salem Oregon area about the weather. Now I have talked about our snow…and the city’s one snow plow, but people…

Just plain cool.

I was pointed to this blog today and as a real estate agent, I appreciate architecture.   I strongly suggest when you have a few minutes you head over and look at these photos. The title of the post… 50 Strange Buildings of the World, oh…and there is a Part II and Part III.  Here is…

To be made obsolete?

There is no argument that real estate is changing.  The question is what will it look like.   What it will look like depends solely on what consumers want.  G.D. Gearino wrote in a NC business magazine If ever there’s a field ripe to be made obsolete by technology, it’s real-estate brokerage. There is no objective…

What will that dollar get you?

I think one of the most difficult things about moving to a different area is trying to figure out what your income will get you there.  Can you afford to buy a house in Salem Oregon? Clearly real estate in Manhattan is just a tad bit more expensive than real estate in Salem Oregon.  I…

Fall is here…

For the past four years, we have taken the kids to Bauman Farms.   I got the official count down from my kids…only 6 more days ’till it opens!  It typically opens Oct 1, but they are open starting this weekend (unbeknown to my kids)… Every community has its special events and hidden gems. Pumpkin patches…

The economic food chain

Anyone who has watched the Lion King has listened to the song Circle of Life as they talked about the food chain.   Grass is eaten by antelopes who in turn get eaten by lions.   When the lions die they decompose and fertilize the grass that the antelopes eat.  Each plays their part in the food…