Last year, average home listing prices in Salem decreased 8.6 percent, perhaps reflecting the waning popularity of the local area. The average listing price this year is $116,750 from a previous $127,766. Meanwhile, inventory noticeably dropped by 18.8 percent, bringing the number of listings to a low 13 homes. If you never want to feel rushed again, you can avoid the rat race and enjoy the benefits of country living in this location. Plenty of homes in this location have bathrooms with huge garden tubs - lots of fun for the kids at bathtime and plenty of space for a relaxing bath for one.