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Tuesday, January 02, 2018   /   by Amy McLeod

Don't Put a Freeze on Home Maintenance! Your Handy Winter Checklist Is Here

Ah, January. The time of new beginnings, new resolutions, and, in most of the country, a seemingly endless stretch of cold and gloom. We get it: You just want to hibernate, catch up on "The Crown," and scroll Instagram. But before you take up permanent residence on the couch (or treadmill, if you're on that kick), take heed: This is the absolute worst time to have a major home maintenance problem.
"Catastrophic issues tend to happen in the winter—and when those occur, nine times out of 10 it's due to failing to plan," says Janet O'Dea, owner of Powers Plumbing in San Diego. "Taking some time to anticipate and be ahead of maintenance issues throughout the year takes a lot of pressure off."



 




 


 

We couldn't agree more. And that's why we've done the heavy lifting for you, season by season, so you can avoid the pain (and expense) of costly home repairs. Now that's a resolution we can get behind!
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Friday, December 29, 2017   /   by Amy McLeod

Exploring Salem Oregon: Family-Friendly New Years Eve!

Bar not really your scene? These events pack in all of the New Year's Eve fun and are family-friendly!  
Salem on Ice NYE Party: Bring in the new year while ice skating to a DJ, with complimentary sparkling cider toast, games in the party area, beer, cider and wine for purchase culminating with a midnight balloon drop. When: 10 p.m. to midnight Where: Riverfront Park, Salem. Cost: $25 and $20 for children.
Noon-Year Eve Celebration: If your kids can't stay up until midnight to ring in the new year, celebrate at noon with crafts and activities, a photo booth and a balloon drop. When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Gilbert House Children's Museum, 116 Marion St. NE Salem. Cost: Free with museum admission, $8 for ages 3 to 59, $4 for ages 1 to 2, $6 for 60 and older, free for those younger than 1 and Gilbert House members.
All-Ages Improv Comedy New Years Celebration: Laugh your way into 2018 with Capitol ...

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Thursday, December 28, 2017   /   by Amy McLeod

There’s More to a Bubble Than Rising Home Prices

What truly causes a housing bubble and the inevitable crash? For the best explanation, let’s go to a person who correctly called the last housing bubble – a year before it happened.
“A bubble requires both overvaluation based on fundamentals and speculation. It is natural to focus on an asset’s fundamental value, but the real key for detecting a bubble is speculation…Speculation tends to chase appreciating assets, and then speculation begets more speculation, until finally, for some reason that will become obvious to all in hindsight, the ‘bubble’ bursts.
I have taken to calling the housing market a ‘bubble’.”
– Bill McBride of Calculated Risk calling the bubble back in April 2005
Where do we stand today regarding speculation?
There are two measurements that are used to determine the speculation in a housing market:

The number of homes purchased by an investor and
The number of homes being ...

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Thursday, December 21, 2017   /   by Amy McLeod

Exploring Salem Oregon: Christmas Eve Dinner at FairWay

There is no better place to be with the ones you love than in the cozy gracious dining room at FairWay. We have decorated with 15 trees, the fireplaces will be glowing, and Chef Zack has a delicious three-course menu planned for everyone. Make reservations soon. $45 per person.
FairWay Restaurant at the Salem Golf Club
2025 Golf Course Rd. S
Salem, OR 97302
503-385-8855
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Courtesy of Amy McLeod, The McLeod Group Network

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