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.

From Detailed to Whimsy

I need some clients who have money to burn on really expensive houses in Salem Oregon so I can make some more money…know anyone?    See my problem is that I went to the Salem Art Fair, like I have every year since we moved to Salem ten years ago.  This is a problem because it…

The epitome of bubble

I had posted last month about Silverton Oregon’s real estate market stubbornness and sellers unwilling to concede that home prices needed to drop.  I’d take credit for the correction that occurred there, but I know I really don’t have that much control over the market…  Home prices seem to have finally started correcting this quarter. …

Western Days

One of the things I have learned to like about living in the Salem Oregon area is all of the smaller town festivals.  Obviously, yesterday was the 4th of July, and rather than deal with the lack of parking in downtown  Salem, we decided to head out to Western Days in Monmouth and Independence Oregon.…

Home on my own

It’s been my general experience that most folks that choose to sell for sale by owner (FSBO, pronounced fizz-bo) are nice folks.  BUT if you are a real estate agent and spend any time on online forums, you can’t help but feel the anger by some folks against real estate agents. Some have had a…

North Santiam State Park

One of our local bloggers, the Kid Friendly Salem Blog, was asked by a reader about local areas with clean water for kids to play and splash on a hot summer day. One of my favorite places to take my kids on a hot day, besides Silver Falls State Park, is the Santiam River.  It…

Historic homes in the heart of the city

There are old home buyers and new home buyers.  For old home buyers, the Court-Chemeketa Historic District here in Salem Oregon has some gorgeous homes. Located just off the downtown area, Court-Chemeketa is conviently located to coffee shops, grocery store, bistros, and has that “walkability factor” which many people desire. View Court-Chemeketa Historic District in…

Cool off with a gush of water

If you are looking to relocate to Salem Oregon from another state you need to know there is never a lack of things to do here.  Unless of course, you don’t like being outdoors.. When I relocated here about 20 years ago now, one of the first places we visited was Silver Falls State Park. …