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.

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…

Rethinking Granite Countertops

As real estate agent, I have the opportunity to go into many homes and get great design and decorating ideas. My current home was a home that needed a lot of work on it. Every year is a project on it. This year I was thinking of tackling the kitchen. The kiddos are old enough,…

Are lease options in our future?

As I drive down the street these days, I can’t help but notice the increase in “RENT TO OWN” signs screaming at me from their neon pink and fluorescent yellow platforms. With credit getting more difficult to get come by for many borrowers, many sellers are electing to go this route in order to entice…