The Salem Oregon Real Estate News

Real Estate Agent - Tomson Burnham, llc Licensed in the State of Oregon
For information regarding Salem Oregon metro area real estate and homes, communities, neighborhoods, and other real estate market news.
Well we are in the throws of a crazy spring as the tax credit eligibility ends here in just a couple of weeks. As such buyers have been out much earlier than usual trying to take advantage of the tax credit. So what did this dynamic do for our local Salem Oregon real estate market? The median and...
I've been a grump lately.  I admit it.   Anyone closing real estate transactions these days, or at least trying to, knows that there is nothing easy about real estate, even when it should be.  Even the normal "sacred cows of clients"  doctors and attorneys,  are put through the wringer as if they...
It seems that every time I go somewhere and someone finds out I'm a Salem Oregon real estate agent they always ask me about how the downtown condos are doing. "Have any of them sold?" is often the question I get. Both The Meridian and The Church Street Condos have sold units, but we all know this...
Janet is one of my favorite bloggers on ActiveRain.  I think her top 10 list is a great list for first time home buyers. 1.   You are 25 years old. In 15 years, you will be 40 years old. Wouldn't you like to have this house paid off and be only 40 years old? 2.   The price of buying a FIXER is yo...
Keizer Oregon real estate trends I chatted about the Salem Oregon real estate market a couple of posts ago, but let's take a look at where the Keizer market is for February. Technically homes sales were up in Keizer 42% in February 2010 over 2009, BUT this is just an increase from 7 last year to ...
"Get $8,000 tax credit" scream the real estate sign riders...just in case you weren't aware that it was out there.   The count down has been so apparent this past month as the Salem Oregon real estate market started early. Typically I tell clients that the market starts to heat up in April, but a...
    This post has nothing to do with real estate...well only indirectly. A local colleague (ie a real estate agent with another company), Charles Price has a really wonderful food blog called Taste of Oregon.       In fact it is so good it was selected as one of the blogs in Saveur for best regi...
Okay, I have Google Wave, Google Buzz and personally think, what the heck? Then I saw this posted on facebook and had to share it on here.  Fair warning.  Has bleeped cussing so if you are easily offended, don't click. Me...I thought it was funny.   
I'm a bit behind on my real estate market reports.   It happens... So what's the news this month?  Did we start of the year with a bang or bust? The good news...median home price was down (Yep...that's good news in these parts as home prices need to be more in line with incomes)   The good news…S...
The sound of birds chirping...a large canopy overhead...nestled in the woods, you feel like you should grab some bread crumbs just in case you need to leave a trail.  Then you start looking at the price of wooded land in the Salem Oregon area and realize that you can't afford that.  Urban growth ...

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