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.

Laurel Springs Neighborhood – Salem Oregon

If you are looking to purchase real estate in Salem Oregon consider Laurel Springs.  In the fall, the colors in this neighborhood are truly stunning. Like old friends, the oaks and the maples reach across the street to touch each other. Started in about 1960, Laurel Springs is characterized by large trees and well-kept landscapes.…

Country Homes: Chinook Estates in Salem Oregon

Located in south Salem Oregon, Chinook Estates is a stunning community of custom homes with often gorgeous views of the mountains and valley.    Since these homes are custom-built, there is a variety of architecture from French Country, modern, Victorian, and traditional styles.  Chinook was first developed in the late 1970s with construction still continuing today.  Chinook Estates sits between…

A twist on The Lorax

It all started way back… such a long, long time back… Way back in the days when money was green and interest was simple and energy clean. It began on a farm that belonged to my dad. What a wonderful farm my family had! A wonderful farm with chickens and mares where the Truffula trees…

Sometimes we just need a reminder

Let’s see… Madoff swindled $50 billion from innocent people and charities A financial advisor faked his death in a plane crash CEO’s receiving bailout money were asking for large bonuses for themselves Citicorp is teetering on the edge Mass layoff’s are continuing on and on Sometimes you just can’t open the newspaper or your Google…