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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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Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization

Written by City of Salem on May. 10th, 2022
Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization- You’re already a member! A neighborhood is a group of residents, businesses, property owners, schools, agencies, and congregations within a designed geographical area. If you live, work, or own property in Salem, you are automatically a member of at least one NA (don’t worry, there aren’t any dues!).…
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Salem Residential Housing Market March 2022

Written by Sabrina Lowe-Dikeman on Apr. 5th, 2022

  If the last couple of years have proven anything, it is that life is full of uncertainties. But one factor remains the same: housing prices are on the rise. This non-stop trend has proven to cause significant stress for the home-buyer and has generated a windfall for homeowners. Despite this disparity, real estate activity has remained high and steady. 

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This month’s Emerging Leader Spotlight is Kelsey Oran of Hancock Commercial Real Estate.

Written by Jacob Espinoza  on Apr. 5th, 2022
This month’s Emerging Leader Spotlight is Kelsey Oran of Hancock Commercial Real Estate.     Name: Kelsey Oran   Title: Principal Broker & Partner at Hancock Commercial Real Estate   How do you define leadership?   I believe leadership is using one’s gifting’s to influence and elevate those around them. Leaders a…
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Residential Real Estate Market: 2nd Quarter Report, 2021

Written by Jesse Lippold Peone III and Gladys Blum on Mar. 1st, 2022
This has been a big year for real estate so far in 2021 with a seller’s market, home prices rising at increasing rates, lowest interest rates we have ever seen, and also the lowest inventory we have seen in many years... 2021 has proven to be an interesting year in residential real estate. If you’re in the Real Estate industry, Construction, Development,…
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A Pandemic of Real Estate Prices?

Written by Mayra Rocha on Feb. 11th, 2022

You may be wondering what will happen to real estate prices in 2022? 

Looking at the Willamette Valley Multiple Listing Services statistics, from December 2021 to Current, the average median Sales Price went up 2.6% making the median price $400,000. So, home appreciation has remained steady.

New listing inventory has risen 7.4% from a year ago January 2021 to today’s date. Homes have been on the market for an average of 48 days which has decreased by 14.3 % meaning they have closed with less time on the mark…

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Local Entrepreneur Launches New Business to Revolutionize the Real Estate Market

Written by Salem Business Journal Staff on Feb. 11th, 2022

As a local designer with a background in design, fashion merchandising and real estate, Taylor Alexandra uses her expertise to increase the appeal of each home and get more potential buyers in the door. Her education includes Heritage School of Interior Design, and she is also a Master Level Certified Staging Professional and active member of the Real Estate Staging Association. 


Taylor has been trained to use staging design strategies to help home buyers visualize their dream life in the homes she stages. One …

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