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.

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…

Short Sale Scam-Beware

Thesa Chambers, a Central Oregon real estate agent, wrote on her blog today about a scam that is happening out there. In her post she wrote…  Today, I discovered that there is a group of people posing as asset managers and stripping homes in Central Oregon listed as short sales.  They are removing everything they…

Rising in the rankings…

It’s been no big secret that many people don’t feel too fondly for their real estate agents. Gallup does a survey every year about professionals, integrity, respect…you get the idea.  Essentially, what professions are the most respected and what are the least.  They released their annual study at the end of November. Agents are not…

I’m naming names…

Any real estate agent that has worked with a buyer doing a VA (Veteran’s Administration) loan can tell you that they are not always the smoothest of transactions. I won’t go into details… Oregon is fortunate that we have the ODVA loan program. The Oregon Department of Veteran’s Affairs has an amazing loan program for…

A gem

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I had a little break from blogging as I am working on a new blogging platform. I will be converting over to WordPress here soon, but your feed should still work just fine. If for some reason it doesn’t work, just click on www.SalemOregonRealEstateHomes.com and get…

Cuckoo on Cocoa Puffs??

Okay…what the heck is going on here in Oregon? I think we have a little sugar high going on or something. We currently have our Salem folks trying to “sell” their home via one line entry contest…we had the folks in Yachats have you try and win their home…and now… another contest. This one is…