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 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…

A splash in the park

The Asher Anderson Waterpark opened on July 4, 2009 at Riverfront Park here in Salem Oregon.  We hadn’t been to it yet, and it was hot yesterday so we headed out to go check it out. It is located toward the north end of the park nearby the Willamette Queen and the amphitheatre. The splash…

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…