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Commercial Real Estate: Retail in Salem by Zip Code

Written by Nick Williams on Jul. 18th, 2022

    Salem’s new Costco is complete, parking lots of our area’s shopping centers are largely full and our residents are seemingly back to normal following a Covid-induced slide in many retail sectors – particularly dining.   There’s certainly more than meets the eye, which has never been more true than now in the retail sector of commercial real es…

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Mortgage Market Offers a Lending Hand

Written on Jul. 18th, 2022
SALEM- Tasha Brandon is a local Salemite who is now the co-owner of Mortgage Marketplace in south Salem. Brandon recently opened the doors with business partner Mike Gillett after working in the industry for a few years. The two worked at two different companies together before realizing there was a gap in lending in the community. “We could see that th…
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Top 5 Tips for Realtors on Mortgage Lending 

Written by Sharon L. Whittemore on Jul. 15th, 2022
Unless your customers are cash buyers, the home mortgage loan plays an integral role in most real estate transactions. The relationship between buyers, lenders, and realtors is important to a successful, prompt closing. And a complementary relationship between the Realtor and mortgage loan officer is essential.    Many factors play into a successful …
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Save or Spend? A Real Estate Story

Written by Antonio Trejo on Jun. 17th, 2022
Save or Spend? A Real Estate Story   In my first years as a real estate broker, I learned a lot.  I became a part of many families’ life stories. I was helping first-time buyers, sellers, and those wanting Real Estate as an investment.  In 2008 though, I along with many others were caught in the middle of the Great Recession.  We all …
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HOPE Plaza Breaks Ground

Written by Luis Ramirez on May. 13th, 2022
SALEM- The Center for Hope and Safety officially broke ground on their ambitious new project, HOPE Plaza in downtown Salem. HOPE Plaza is a project that will create housing, opportunity, partnerships, and employment at the site of the old Greyhound Bus Terminal. On the first floor will be businesses that partner with the Center for Hope and Safety and that…
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Capital Cryo Weathers the Storm

Written by Luis Ramirez on May. 13th, 2022
SALEM- Capital Cryo began as a business in Salem in 2017 as a form of therapy to reduce pain and inflammation while minimizing recovery time from injury or muscle fatigue.  When it was founded, the business focused on cryotherapy and featured a cryo cold chamber for recovery and as a way to treat sore and injured muscles, fatigue, pain relief, and recovery…
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2021 Office Market Recap

Written by Curt Arthur on May. 11th, 2022



Office absorption in Salem turned sharply negative during the pandemic-induced second and third quarters of 2020. Since then, sharp swings in occupancy have been prevalent, as tenants sort out space needs heading into the post-pandemic era. In Q2, 2021, the bulk of the leasing ac…

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Selling Your Business to Retire?

Written by Gary L. Weston on May. 10th, 2022

Preparing to Sell Each owner who seeks to sell his or her closely held business needs to be well prepared before attempting to do so. Smart preparation entails advance planning and the assemblage of critical information about the business, its personnel, and its markets. Careful preparations help a business defend its stated value in the marketplace and mitigate against the a…

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The High Cost of Inflation

Written by Anthony K. Smith on May. 4th, 2022
Inflation. We’re hearing about it more and more – from economists, politicians, and even our friends and family. People are concerned. Their anxiety is justified, especially for those of us with enough gray hair to remember going down this road before – some 40 years ago.  Inflation occurs when the price of goods and services increases over time. Thi…
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Will Oregon Suspend its Gas Tax?

Written by Anthony K. Smith on Apr. 5th, 2022

    And they’re off!   On March 18, Maryland became the first state to suspend its gas tax to help its citizens cope with soaring prices at the pump. Hours later, Georgia did the same. Florida has passed legislation to do this as well, although drivers will have to wait until October to see any savings. Connecticut became just the fourth state to …

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