salem oregon real estate agent: Buying a Salem, Oregon Home-When Do We Get Our Keys? - 01/30/11 08:29 PM
Buying a Salem, Oregon Home-When Do We Get Our Keys?
 

This is an interesting question, because depending on which state you buy a home in, the answer varies.  In some states you actually get the keys at the closing table.   If you are buying a home in the Salem, Oregon area, however, several steps need to take place before I can give you your keys to your new home.
1.  Once loan documents are received by the title company, we will make an appointment for all us to go to the title company and sign your loan documents. … (7 comments)

salem oregon real estate agent: Independence, Oregon Historic Home-92 Log Cabin Rd-Price Reduced - $125,000 - 01/28/11 11:06 PM
Independence, Oregon Historic Home-92 Log Cabin Rd-Price Reduced - $125,000

 
If you love historical homes with all the charm and character from yesteryear, you will love this home!!
Don't miss your chance to own this diamond in the rough historical home that was on the Independence Historical Tour of Homes. This home is loaded with potential and still has the original woodwork and built-ins. The moment you come through the door, you will be stunned by all the charm of yesteryear. With the proper tools and motivation this 5 bedroom, 2 bath home will be back on the tour … (4 comments)

salem oregon real estate agent: Salem, Oregon Home for Sale-Huge Price Reduction-2390 Lee ST SE $139,900 - 01/27/11 11:09 PM
Salem Oregon Home for Sale - 2390 Lee ST SE
Absolutely adorable & move in ready!! Home updated in 9-10/2010. Formal dining room & beautiful refinished hardwood floors. New interior & exterior paint, updated kitchen with tile counter tops, sink & appliances including a new portable dishwasher, & updated bathroom. Home has been converted to natural gas with new furnace & hot water heater. Basement has been finished with large laundry room with additional storage. New sod lawn.  Extra large .17 lot with large fenced backyard on a corner lot & dead end street.  Detached true two car garage.
 
 

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salem oregon real estate agent: Selling Your Salem Oregon Home-How Do I Remove My Woodstove or Fireplace Insert? - 01/20/11 08:26 PM
Selling Your Salem Oregon Home-How Do I Remove My Woodstove or Fireplace Insert?
 

 
Dear Seller,
You have a couple of different options for removing your woodstove or fireplace insert once you have determined that it is not certified through DEQ or EPA.
You can remove it yourself, or contact your local woodstove retailer or chimney sweep who may be able to remove and destroy your device for you. Home Firestove is one of the local businesses that can help you out with this.
If you choose to remove it yourself, you can take it to a local metal scrap recycler … (6 comments)

salem oregon real estate agent: Salem Oregon Homes for Sale-Price Reduced-$169,900 1595 Bonnie Way NW - 01/12/11 10:52 PM
Salem Oregon Home For Sale at 1595 Bonnie Way
 
 
 
Fantastic price on this West Salem Cutie!! 3/1.5 with 2264 sq ft.  Home features a living room with wood fireplace, and family room with gas fireplace and built in bar, and formal and informal eating areas. Seller states hardwood floors under carpet. Tons of built in storage!  Lovely two tiered backyard is great for entertaining. True two car garage with extra large driveway and room for RV. Great views from living room!! Updates include a newer electrical panel.

Great Price on this 2264 sq ft. home with room for RV. … (7 comments)

salem oregon real estate agent: Salem Oregon Home Buyers-Stop Being a Renter and Become a Homeowner-Tips to Help You Get There! - 01/11/11 11:11 PM
Salem Oregon Home Buying-Stop Being a Renter and Become a Homeowner
Tips to Help You Get There from Your Salem Oregon Real Estate Agent
How to Stop Spending Money on Rent and Own a Home Instead!

If you've always rented a place to live, buying a home can seem like a monumental undertaking. These 7 steps will help to break down this process into clear steps.
 
Seven Steps to Transition from Renter to Homeowner

Step One: Identify Your Needs and Wants
Begin your search by considering the kind of home you need and want. Write down your specific … (3 comments)

salem oregon real estate agent: Salem Oregon Selling Tips-Spend a Little, Get a Lot Part 5 - 01/10/11 10:46 PM
Salem Oregon Selling Tips-Spend a Little, Get a Lot Part 5

Opt for neutral paint and carpets but add splashes of color with area rugs, napkins, flowers, pillows, curtains, drapes and towels.
 Make the fireplace a focal point - polish your fireplace tools and arrange logs in the fireplace.  On cold days, light a welcoming fire.
 Selling a vacant house?  Consider renting a few pieces of furniture to create a cozy atmosphere.  Better yet, consider hiring a professional stager for a staging consult.
 Just before showing your house, turn on all the lights - including closet and oven lights, and … (3 comments)

salem oregon real estate agent: Jefferson Oregon-993 Hazel ST 97352-Homes for Sale $240,000 - 01/09/11 05:38 PM
Jefferson Oregon-993 Hazel ST 97352-Homes for Sale $240,000

Gorgeous 4/2.5 with 3 car garage located in a lovely Jefferson subdivision. Home is in like-new condition and features a separate living room and family room w/gas fp, and also a formal dining room. Fantastic kitchen with plenty of storage. Large master ste with walk-in closet. Huge private fenced backyard with no neighbors on the left or behind with room for a garden and outdoor entertaining area.
Lovely 4/2.5 with 3 Car Garage … (3 comments)

salem oregon real estate agent: Woodburn Oregon Home for Sale-1345 James ST $180,000 - 12/29/10 04:28 PM


Single level 3/2 with office. Large .21 acre lot. True two car garage, plenty of parking and room for RV. Home features a separate living room & family room. Sellers have updated the kitchen with newer vinyl, countertops with tile backs. Bathrooms have been updated with tile floors. Large private fenced backyard with beautiful landscaping including Redwood Trees, Pink Dogwood and Heirloom Roses. Truly a must visit to appreciate!
Single Level Charmer with Large Private Lot and Room for RV. … (2 comments)

salem oregon real estate agent: Salem Oregon Best Places to Eat-Orupa-Dining Tips from Your Salem Oregon Real Estate Agent - 12/18/10 08:58 PM
Salem Oregon Best Places to Eat-Orupa-Dining Out Tips from Your Salem Oregon Real Estate Agent.
 


This past Thursday, my husband and I were treated to a dining delight.  We weren't planning on eating here when the evening started out, but we are so glad that we ended up at the new Orupa restaurant in Downtown Salem. Orupa is located at 500 Liberty Street and is open for lunch and dinner. Orupa also has a bar menu and happy hour Monday through Saturday from 3 pm to 6 pm, and then from 9pm to close.  The owners of Orupa … (0 comments)

salem oregon real estate agent: Things to Do and Places to Eat Around Salem Oregon-The Breadboard in Falls City - 12/13/10 04:53 PM
Things to Do and Places to Eat Around Salem Oregon-The Breadboard in Falls City




Tips from Your Salem Oregon Real Estate Agent




Do you love homemade bread?  How about homemade bread baked in a wood fired bread oven?  Then The Breadboard in Falls City, Oregon, will be quite a treat for you.  The Breadboard officially opened their doors on Memorial Day Weekend this year.   We first discovered The Breadboard at the Salem Oregon Saturday Market. We made several trips to the market this summer to enjoy some of the wonderful bread that The Breadboard … (5 comments)

salem oregon real estate agent: Salem Oregon Home for Sale-Price Reduced-3081 Glendale Ave NE $145,000 - 12/04/10 03:04 PM
Don't miss this great deal on a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with a bonus room! New carpet, vinyl and interior paint in 08/2010 make this home feel almost like new. Short distance to schools and bus line. Close to shopping and I-5. Fenced backyard. Some minor TLC still needed.
 
Great price for this home!! … (1 comments)

salem oregon real estate agent: Salem Oregon Home for Sale-Single Level-3755 Aberdeen Rd. S - 11/24/10 09:25 PM
Salem Oregon Home For Sale in Bailey Ridge Subdivision-3755 Aberdeen ST S
 
 

 
This is an absolutely beautiful home that I just sold the owners in 5/10.  Almost new construction in beautiful Bailey Ridge Subdivision. Owners relocating after purchasing this home in 5/10. Fantastic price $20K below what owners paid, & home appraised for. Single level open floor plan with 3 bedrooms plus den which could be 4th bedroom. Beautiful custom Cherry cabinets, wood & slate floors, upgraded SS kitchen with granite, formal dining room, huge master suite with soaking tub, shower & large walk in closet. Fenced with UGS. CAC.
 
 
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salem oregon real estate agent: Your Salem Oregon Real Estate Agent's Tips on Holiday Decorating When Your Home is on the Market - 11/17/10 08:51 PM
Your Salem Oregon Real Estate Agent‘s Tips on Holiday Decorating When Your Home is on the Market
 

My Salem Oregon home is currently on the market.  Can I still decorate for the holidays, or will that turn potential buyers off?  That's a great question, and I get asked that a lot this time of year.   Another frequent question that I get asked is whether or not now is a good time to list my Salem Oregon Home. We will get to why the holiday season can be a great time to sell your Salem Oregon home in another … (2 comments)

salem oregon real estate agent: Independence Oregon Home For Sale at 92 Log Cabin Rd. Price Reduced $169,900 - 10/24/10 10:41 PM
SALEM OREGON AREA REAL ESTATE-INDEPENDENCE HISTORICAL HOME FOR SALE!!
PRICE REDUCED!!  If you love historical homes with all the charm and character from yesteryear, you will love this home!!
Don't miss your chance to own this diamond in the rough historical home that was on the Independence Historical Tour of Homes. This home is loaded with potential and still has the original woodwork and built-ins. The moment you come through the door, you will be stunned by all the charm of yesteryear. With the proper tools and motivation this 5 bedroom, 2 bath home will be back on the tour again!!!
 
 
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salem oregon real estate agent: Salem Oregon Home and Remodeling Show This Weekend - 10/22/10 04:42 PM
Salem Oregon Home and Remodeling Show This Weekend
Things to do this weekend from your Salem Oregon Real Estate Agent/Realtor.
This weekend is the 21st annual Salem Home and Remodeling Show. Have you been thinking about making some changes to your home, with or without a contractor?  Maybe you are thinking about building a new home.   Then you will want to be sure to visit the Salem Home and Remodeling Show this weekend.  There will be vendors and contractors on hand to answer your questions, and to show you the latest and greatest hardwood, tile, granite, kitchens, bathrooms,  and tons … (2 comments)

salem oregon real estate agent: Salem Oregon-2874 Monterey CT SE-Huge Price Reduction $287,500 - 09/23/10 10:42 PM
Salem Oregon Home for Sale-2874 Monterey CT SE
 
PRICE REDUCED!!! Gorgeous 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with office. This home features high ceilings and an open, flowing floor plan. You will love the separate living room with gas fireplace, and family room, formal dining area, and informal dining nook.  This  large kitchen features an island and  Jenn-Aire appliances..  The master suite in this home is huge and has a jetted tub,  WIC and more!!  This private fenced backyard has a  lovely deck and small shop that is wired for 220, phone and intercom. CAC and UGS. This home is located in the lovely Sunset Meadows Subdivision.
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salem oregon real estate agent: Salem Oregon-3081 Glendale Ave NE-This short sale is ready for it's new owners!! $165,000 - 09/22/10 04:36 PM
Salem Oregon Home for Sale-Price Reduced $165,000
 
Don't miss this great deal on a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with a bonus room! The bonus room is huge and could be 4th bedroom.   New carpet, vinyl and interior paint in 08/2010 make this home feel almost like new. Short distance to schools and bus line. Close to shopping and I-5. Fenced backyard. Some minor TLC still needed
Great price for this home!! … (2 comments)

salem oregon real estate agent: Salem Oregon-2874 Monterey CT SE-Super Price Reduction!! $287,500 - 09/22/10 04:06 PM
Salem Oregon Home for Sale in South Salem
 
Gorgeous 4/2.5 plus office. High ceilings and open, flowing floor plan. Separate living and family room with gas fireplace in living room. Formal dining area. Large kitchen with island, jennaire appliances and dining nook. Huge master suite with jetted tub. WIC and more! Private fenced backyard with lovely deck and small shop that is wired for 220, phone and intercom. CAC and UGS.
 
Video Tour of 2874 Monterey CT SE Salem, Oregon
Gorgeous 4/2.5 + Office with Private Backyard and Shop </center … (0 comments)

salem oregon real estate agent: Salem Oregon Home for Sale - 4558 Marguerite - $169,900 - 09/19/10 07:47 PM
Salem Oregon Home for Sale - 4558 Marguerite - $169,900
 
Lovely single level in established neighborhood with mature landscaping and tree lined streets. Formal living room, dining room and family room. Kitchen includes informal eating area. Updates include carpet in 2008, heat pump in 2006 and vinyl windows in 2004. You will love spending warm evenings out on the deck in this lovely, fenced private backyard. So much home for the money!!! Located in area eligible for Key Community Mortgage - No down 100% financing.  To find out more information about 4558 Marguerite visit Real Estate Salem Oregon.
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