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.

You aren’t liars…you’re just human.

“Buyers are liars and sellers are worse.” Every industry has it’s “catch phrases” which don’t always exude professionalism.  That above phrase is the real estate’s nasty catch phrase.  There is a discussion occurring on the ActiveRain real estate network about this phrase.  First of all, you all need to know I think it sucks.  I…

Local Getaways: Bend

  One of the great things about living in the Salem Oregon area is that we are kind of centrally located.  Portland is just an hour north, the coast is about 1.5 hours west, and central Oregon is about two hours away.   Depending on what kind of lifestyle you want to have, Salem is in…

Private Schools

Oftentimes folks that are looking to relocate to the Salem Oregon area ask about schools.  One of the many choices facing families that relocate across the country is what to do about their child’s education.  Salem Oregon metro area has many private school options for families.  Here is a brief guide to what resources we…

HVCC, HERA, HOEPA, Huh?

Each business has it’s acronyms.  Real estate, I think,  has more than any other business.  I think we like speaking in code to sound important and impressive or something. I can just see an agent with a Salem Oregon home buyer. “Hey that’s an REO over there. It has HDW, FR, LR, DR, and DLB.”…

A day at the market

I am a first generation American: my mother was from Finland and my father from Greece.  I was fortunate to be able to go to Finland several times as a child and spend time with my grandparents and cousins.  One of my memories was walking downtown with my grandmother to the local farmer’s market.  Despite…

The Bite of Salem

Whether you are a long time resident or considering relocating to Salem Oregon, the Bite of Salem is our annual event to let some restaurants share their food.  This year one of my favorites, French Press was there. The event is held towards the end of July every year and the South Salem Rotary Club…

Foxhaven Estates

“I need good highway access.” Sometimes families move to Salem Oregon but one person commutes to another area.  They want to live down south, but want quick access to the highway in order to cut down commute times.  If that is the case for you, then Foxhaven Estates might be a possible choice for your…