Many people equate homeownership with living the American Dream. But when you’ve never bought a house before, it can feel intimidating and overwhelming. Having a guide for first-time homebuyers makes the process much less daunting. The friendly team at Julia Monaghan Real Estate is here to calm your worries and help you find the perfect… Continue reading How Does This Work? A Guide for First-Time Homebuyers
When you need to buy and sell a house at the same time, it can feel overwhelming. There are a lot of moving pieces when two transactions are on the line. But there are ways to accomplish this with minimal stress. It takes strategy, planning, a little luck, and an excellent realtor. Whether you are… Continue reading How to Buy and Sell a House at the Same Time
Spring and summer are the prime seasons for people to sell their homes and make a move. And even amid a pandemic, this is holding true. For first-time home sellers, preparing to sell a house can feel overwhelming if they don’t have the right information from the get-go. At Julia Monaghan Real Estate Group, our… Continue reading A Guide for First-Time Home Sellers
When you set out to buy a home, you likely have a robust wish list for your ideal house. You’ve probably narrowed down your needs for bedrooms, bathrooms, and square footage. And you may have an acceptable limit for commute times. But many people also consider school district rankings when buying a home. Whether you… Continue reading Should I Consider School District Rankings When Buying a House?
I have the pleasure of listing one of the sweetest split-levels I've seen in SW Portland! The price on this incredibly convenient home is unbelievable; a recent appraisal (about 1 month ago) came in at $435,000. This West Portland Park neighborhood home sits higher above the street and is surrounded by trees giving a very… Continue reading Just Listed! – Convenient and Adorable Split Level in SW Portland
I am beyond excited to share my new listing in SE Portland! This impeccably maintained Tudor with 3 beds, 2 full baths is just one block from Laurelhurst Park! It has original hardwoods, an updated kitchen, and an upstairs master suite. The home sits higher up on SE Stark for added privacy with a gorgeous,… Continue reading Just Listed – Beautiful Laurelhurst English Tudor!
For adults, moving to a new house usually brings feelings of excitement and eagerness. Even though it’s a lot of work, moving often means a fresh start. For children, however, it can feel very different. Parents often reach out when they need tips for moving with kids because it can be a challenging time. Whether… Continue reading 7 Tips for Moving With Kids
House hunting and home buying are two popular activities in spring and summer. The thrill of seeking until you find just the right property can be a lot of fun. But it’s also a lot of work if you try to do it on your own. If you are in the market to buy a… Continue reading What Is a Buyer’s Agent and Why Do You Need One?
Moving can be stressful. As parents, we know that it’s a big deal for our kids as well, but it can be hard to predict how it will actually impact them. As with any other facet of parenting, what we can do is be intentional and hold the space for our children to move through… Continue reading Moving with Kids: Getting Settled – A Parenting Coaches Opinion
One contingency that protects buyers during the home buying process is the home inspection contingency period. In Oregon, the home inspection period is typically 10 business days long and is the buyer's opportunity to identify any major issues with a home prior to closing.Here are my top tips regarding the home inspection process:1️⃣ Be there… Continue reading The Importance of the Inspection Contingency