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.

Historic Districts in Salem

The National Reigster Our office is on the National Register of Historic Places from 1895 and we love old homes. Picture rail, leaded and stained glass, detailed trim work, and built-ins are just some of the charm that comes along with these old beauties.  They aren’t for everyone as they won’t ever be as energy…

The Best Coffee in Salem Oregon

Find The Best Coffee in Salem Forget the franchises…local coffee houses are in abundance in Salem.  Salem is fortunate to have some really good local coffee houses, all with a slightly different vibe so that you can find the place that feels most comfortable to you.  Let’s face it, you can’t say you live in…

Salem Oregon’s Downtown Historic District

Horse-drawn carriages clip-clopped, streetcars clanged, long skirts rustled. Like many people, I find the history of people and places interesting. As much as humanity grows and changes, we also stay the same. While we have gone from horse-drawn carts to rockets, humanity still experiences joy and sorrow that defines us as human. As you walk…

Soup for you!

Good Soup in Salem Oregon Anyone of my generation knows about the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld with his infamous soup and not so great customer service.  While Salem doesn’t have a soup nazi, there are some great restaurants that consistently have good soup.  It is that time of the year when a nice warm bowl…

Tomson Burnham welcomes Davit Andghuladze

I’d like to introduce our newest real estate agent, Davit Andghuladze.  He was with another brokerage previously and is from Georgia (the country). He speaks Georgian, Russian, and English so if you know someone that needs quality representation who needs an agent that speaks Russian, Davit is that agent. He studied law at the university…

Satisfying your sweet tooth

Dessert places in Salem Oregon-Where to get your sugar on No city would be complete without some love for your sweet tooth. Salem is no exception. Now, our local coffee shops all have some sweets and such there, but I’m talking about places to go that sweets are the focus and coffee is second fiddle.…

Salem Harvest

Guest post by Pam Choc Limbs from the cherry tree droop, laden with abundant fruit. Children giggle as they run between trees, trying to find just the right cherry to sneak into their mouths. The “plink, plink, plink” of cherries landing in large buckets. Families easily chatting amongst themselves and with each other, all grateful…

A real estate ruckus.

Within the ever swirling controversy that is the real estate industry, new seismic activity is happening.  A real estate earthquake is approaching. Agent Match. What is Agent Match?  Just like it sounds. A way to match an agent with a consumer.  This isn’t a new concept.  Realtor.com is one of the top four consumer visited websites…

Relocation Guide to Salem: The World Beat Festival

Imagine an opportunity to immerse yourself in cultures from around the world without ever purchasing a plane ticket or even leaving Salem.  The Salem World Beat Festival is your chance to experience a vast array of multicultural traditions, and the admission is only a suggested $5 donation. Sample Ethiopian garlic-lemon chicken and injera bread or…