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.

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…

I’ll take my heat gentle please…

  Home Inspections Not too long ago Jim Allhiser, a local Salem Oregon home inspector, did an inspection for a client of mine.  The house was an older home and had wall heaters in the house.  After you go through a few home inspections, you get to see all of the creative ways that homeowners…

Cloud 9 Neighborhood

View Larger Map Skyway, Heaven, Cloudview, Stratus are all names of streets that make up part of the Cloud 9 neighborhood.  …don’t worry cumulonimbus is not one of the streets in this neighborhood. Located in South Salem, Cloud 9 was built mostly in the early 1990’s.  As such there has been some time for trees…