Salem Oregon Real Estate

Salem Oregon is located in Marion county and is the state capital. These posts will cover everything to do with Salem, local happenings, and future happenings for our city.

I am not like a toaster.

You asked. We gave you what you wanted, but the power of the dark side was just too great for the wanna be Darth-Vader-Home-Seller. It isn’t a big secret that real estate agents have really low entry standards into a profession that helps people spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a purchase.  I swear…

Heading in the right direction.

Foreclosures going up.  Foreclosures going down. What to believe? My advice?  Don’t read the national media stuff regarding foreclosures.  What matters is what is happening here locally in Salem Oregon.  So, what’s happening? Salem Oregon Foreclosures In 2010, the amount of notice of defaults filed with the county clerk’s office dropped by 8.7% over 2009. …

In search of a motto…

The new year has begun, and real estate agents have started blogging about their unfettered optimism for the coming new year.  I was, in fact, brainstorming ideas for a new and improved motto for 2011 on my Facebook business page. 2011…the year that Salem real estate was only partially crummy. I know, I know…it needs…

Relocation Guide: Strawberry Fields

If you are relocating to Salem Oregon just know that June 1 means one thing…strawberry season.   Typically Oregon strawberries start to ripen and are just waiting to be plucked and eaten. Every year we take the kids to a local u-pick and pick strawberries. We eat a lot of them over the winter so we…

Crime Rates in Salem Oregon

I read a recent post about the 10 most dangerous cities.  I, of course, scrolled for our familiar Oregon cities and was nicely surprised because Salem had a lower crime rate than Eugene in 2009. QR Press created a list based on the FBI’s 2009 crime data.  I went to the raw data just to…