Salem Oregon Real Estate

The real estate market in the Salem metro area is varied and the agents at Tomson Burnham, llc can help sort all of that out for you.

In the eye of the beholder

I was recently on another forum answering questions for people about our area, when someone commented about the overuse of certain descriptors in real estate. In real estate, we have a term calling puffing. This is where a real estate agent promotes their listing with a verbose use of adjectives that makes most consumers head…

Soft Market Property Scores

It’s no big secret that insurance companies have rated certain areas or neighborhoods a better risk in terms of lower payoff than others. Home insurance policies will be cheaper for some neighborhoods vs. another based on this risk factor. Countrywide Homes Loans, and some other lenders are starting to do the same thing. They created…

Win a home…

Well the market is down and so sellers are desperate to come up with novel ways to try and sell their homes. This has to be the most interesting way I have seen so far. These sellers are holding an essay contest, and will award the house to the winner. It costs $200 to enter.…

Is your neighborhood healthy?

Location, Location, Location… Located in a desirable neighborhood…scream the typical real estate flyers. What exactly is “location” or a “desirable” neighborhood? I like to refer to it as neighborhood health. Agents know it when we see it, but we really don’t like to talk about the dynamics, as the dreaded “steering” word inevitably pops into…