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man and woman kayaking on a calm river in Oregon City, Oregon
Portland Metro Neighborhoods, Portland OR, Real Estate Agent

Getting To Know Oregon City

Kids who attended elementary school in the 1980s likely share one common experience: playing the Oregon Trail computer game. Students simulated a journey along the Oregon Trail, complete with fur trading, rationing food, and possibly dying of dysentery. It was a staple in American education at the time. And the entire goal was to help… Continue reading Getting To Know Oregon City

Buying a Home, Home Owner, portland, Real Estate Agent, Selling a Home

Should I Consider School District Rankings When Buying a House?

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?

Window shopping at Christmas
Holidays

Your Small Business Holiday Gift Guide

Christmas. Yule. Winter Solstice. Kwanzaa. Hanukkah. December is full of beautiful holidays, and gift-giving is often a part of these celebrations. Those of us in the Portland Metro area enjoy a bounty of small, local businesses where we can shop for our loved ones…and ourselves. With that in mind, here is your small business holiday… Continue reading Your Small Business Holiday Gift Guide

Little boy playing at Gabriel Park
Portland Metro Neighborhoods, Portland OR

Exploring Portland’s Multnomah Village Neighborhood

It’s hard to find a more fun and charming spot than Portland’s Multnomah Village neighborhood. With its quirky mixture of high-end galleries, local shops, and cozy bars, this SW PDX area is a gem.  Exploring different Portland neighborhoods is a favorite pastime for us at Julia Monaghan Real Estate. And helping clients buy or sell… Continue reading Exploring Portland’s Multnomah Village Neighborhood

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Just Listed: SW Portland Beautifully Updated & Secluded Bungalow

Beautifully updated, solid bungalow nestled atop a hill in the Collins View neighborhood with beautiful sunset views to west! 4 bed (1 non-conforming), 2 full bathrooms, huge bonus/flex space (ADU/dual living potential) and room to finish attic for close to 600 square feet more livable space! New roof, siding, interior/exterior paint, windows, sewer, yard, decommissioned… Continue reading Just Listed: SW Portland Beautifully Updated & Secluded Bungalow

Choosing the right neighborhood is simple with a great realtor on your side.
buying, Buying a Home, Portland OR

6 Steps to Choosing the Right Neighborhood

Buying a new home is a fun and exciting process. One of the first steps in that process is deciding where you want to live. Location is so important, but how do you determine where you want to land? Let's walk through the steps to choosing the right neighborhood for your new home.  At Julia… Continue reading 6 Steps to Choosing the Right Neighborhood

House hunting can be tiring and emotional but also fun when you're prepared.
Buying a Home, Open House, Portland OR

7 Ways To Prepare for a Day of House Hunting

Dreaming about owning a home is fun as you imagine your family living there and making it your own. But actually finding a house that is a good fit can feel time-consuming and stressful. But the good news is that it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. By taking time to prepare for a day of… Continue reading 7 Ways To Prepare for a Day of House Hunting

Appraisal gap coverage might be a good fit in some markets.
Buying a Home, Portland OR, Real Estate Agent

Should You Include Appraisal Gap Coverage in Your Offer?

Playing the real estate game sometimes involves a bit of luck and good timing. But the most essential piece of a successful real estate journey is strategy. And depending on the market, appraisal gap coverage may be an important part of your strategy as a buyer. At Julia Monaghan Real Estate, we recognize the leap… Continue reading Should You Include Appraisal Gap Coverage in Your Offer?

For Sale, Listing, Real Estate Agent, Selling a Home

Just Listed: Oregon City Traditional ranch on quiet cul-de-sac

Traditional bright south-facing ranch on large lot tucked at end of a cul-de-sac. This home has it all; convenience, beauty, functionality & affordability. Minutes away from the revitalized downtown Oregon City, shopping at Hilltop, schools and parks. Open kitchen with large island overlooks living and bonus rooms making it perfect for entertaining and cozy nights… Continue reading Just Listed: Oregon City Traditional ranch on quiet cul-de-sac