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.

The road to real estate

Real estate is easy…just work 20 hours a week and you’ll make millions! Seriously. Just make sure to hit up your mother’s sister’s cousin’s best friends and you have it made. You see those houses on the lake? You can HAVE one of those, just sell real estate. The road to real estate is easy…

The secret not so secret workings of the MLS

As many of you may be aware, the DOJ and NAR announced a settlement regarding the NAR’s VOW (Virtual Office Website) rules. As news of this moved throughout the internet, people took sides. A poster in a forum had written with the settlement that online house shopping would become easier. I replied that house shopping…

Are you a ripper?

Yesterday my son was tripped up when running with our dog. Like superman, he flew forward and ended up with a nice “road rash” along his leg, elbow, and hands. With some TLC, neosporin, and lots of bandaids, he was ready to rock. Later in the evening, I wanted to pull off the bandaids too…

Another real estate bandaid

Karen Webster recently wrote about the agent responsibility act that is going to be effective in Michigan starting July 1, 2008. What this law does is require people to check a box indicating they understand what services they are not receiving. This law came about due to the concerns that consumers really did not understand…