The Salem Oregon Real Estate News

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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.

ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2008 

Flow...I like flow.   Living in Oregon we have large rivers that branch off into smaller rivers which branch into creeks.  These branches are an important part of the flow of the water into the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean. Flow is important. Without it, well...things flood and we have a...
07/31/2008
When I moved to Oregon 18 years ago, I was ready to do some serious hiking.  I love forests, creeks, rivers, just being outdoors.  One of the first places we visited was Silver Falls State Park.  Silver Falls is located in Silverton, Oregon.  With 10 waterfalls within the boundaries of the park, ...
07/29/2008
                      Come by and see the home located at for 5120 Hill Villa Ave.  With fantasic Cascade Mountain range views, this home is waiting for you to sit down on the deck and enjoy the views. The house will open for viewing from 2:00-4:00.  Refreshments will be served. For information ...
07/26/2008
"You know I really think that this report is nit picky, alarmist, and just flat wrong," said the message on my answering machine. "Some of the things in here were just uncalled for." Thanks Jim.  Thanks a lot.  Deal killers...the name that real estate agents have given to home...
07/25/2008
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About a year ago, I was in a McDonald's with my kids that had a play zone.  They had cooperated getting the doctor's office so this was their treat, french fries and some play time on the slides.  As we walked into the play zone there were several families leaving quickly and within a few...
07/22/2008
As I listened to my eight year old on the phone tonight, I realized that I needed to try his technique when answering the phone.  The reason he wants to answer the phone is that talking to friends is kind of a new thing for him, and it's exciting to answer the phone.  I mean it might be a fri...
07/18/2008
     It was hot, really hot this weekend.  Our summers in the valley are normally quite moderate, but we seem to get one week every July that hits the 90's and 100's.  This past weekend was no exception.   My kids wanted to go to the Riverfront Park here in Salem.  When we first moved to...
07/15/2008
With the first 6 months of the year gone, I wanted to take a look at how the real estate market is looking so far this year.    For residential homes sales in Salem, Oregon...   The 180 day trend: Median sold price: $204,912 Average sold price: $223,489 Average original list price: $228,756 % of ...
07/11/2008
If you are selling your home, you want every marketing advantage that you can find.  Print media is expensive and the effectiveness is difficult to track.  With homes taking longer and longer on the market to sell, print media can eat up an advertising budget very quickly. Custom property website...
07/03/2008
  Salem has 19 neighborhood associations within it's confines.  The South Central Association is located just south of the downtown area and includes the Bush park and Fairmount Hills Neighborhoods.    This area has access to good parks, and is close to downtown for residents that want to he...
07/03/2008
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