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.

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…

It’s all about the shoes

Shoes. They get worn soles, sometimes get hole infested, and sometimes turned into stink bombs beyond recovery (yeah teens, I’m talking to you).   They still need a place to call home.     Maybe your shoes are looking for a big deck with plenty of room for tables and a barbecue.   For when…

To the trees…

Any of you that read local blogs know that we have a very active blogger that is a bike lover.  The Breakfast on Bikes blog has great local information about everything related to the city and alternative transportation, especially bike use.   Personally, I am excited that we have such local advocates for bike friendliness,…