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.

Tax Credit Update for Home Buyers

$7500…$15,000…$8,000… I didn’t write about the tax credit before because it seemed to change by the hour as to what it would finally look like. Here is what is written in the full summary provided by the House Ways and Means Committee… The 10% tax loan with a maximum of $7500,  from last year,  will…

New loan program brings opportunities for investors here in Salem Oregon

I was reading Eugene Loan Guy, Fred Chamerlain’s blog today, and he was talking about a new loan program called HomePath for Fannie Mae homes. For folks wanting to build remodeling money into their mortgage there has always been the FHA streamline and regular FHA rehab loans, as well as renovation loans available through conventional…