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You can pack for a move without stress when you follow these tips and tricks.
portland, Sellers, selling

7 Tips When Packing For A Move

It’s so exciting to move into a new home, but it’s also a lot of work. Whether you’re heading across town or across the country, packing for a move can be a daunting task.  Like all big jobs, having a plan at the outset can make the packing process go more smoothly. This article will… Continue reading 7 Tips When Packing For A Move

HOA rules can vary significantly, so be sure to learn as much as you can.
Buyer, buying, First-Time Home Buyer, Home Owner, portland, Uncategorized

What To Know About HOA Rules When Buying a House

If you're considering buying in a planned development or a condominium complex, there is a good chance the property has a homeowners association (HOA). Knowing the HOA rules before you buy is essential.  Real estate agent, Julia Monaghan, has years of experience helping hopeful hunters find their dream homes. She can help you determine if… Continue reading What To Know About HOA Rules When Buying a House

Make your home buying process easier with a pre-approval letter.
Buyer, buying, First-Time Home Buyer, Home Owner

Do I Need a Mortgage Pre-Approval Before Making an Offer on a House?

Househunting in any market requires you to know what you can afford before making an offer on a house. A pre-approval letter from your bank or lender will make your home search and purchase much more straightforward. In a seller’s market, properties move quickly. You’ll have a better chance of submitting a winning offer on… Continue reading Do I Need a Mortgage Pre-Approval Before Making an Offer on a House?

Buying a home in a seller's market is tricky but not impossible.
Buyer, buying, First-Time Home Buyer, Market Conditions, portland, Real Estate Agent, Uncategorized

Yes, You Can Buy a House in a Seller’s Market

You may have heard the real estate horror stories of the hoops a buyer jumps through in a seller's market. There are urban legends of high bidding wars or unexpected discoveries from an eager buyer who skipped the home inspection contingency.  Are you nervous yet? Don't be! There are reliable methods for buying in a… Continue reading Yes, You Can Buy a House in a Seller’s Market

Don't hesitate to ask questions when interviewing mortgage lenders.
Buyer, buying, First-Time Home Buyer, Real Estate Agent, Uncategorized

5 Questions To Ask When Choosing a Mortgage Lender

Unless you plan to pay cash, you’ll need to shop for a mortgage before you hunt for your new home. With so many lenders out there, it can be intimidating to make this decision. There are several questions to ask when choosing a mortgage lender so that you can feel confident in the process.  To… Continue reading 5 Questions To Ask When Choosing a Mortgage Lender

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Just Listed: Impeccably Maintained Clackamas Home

Conveniently located home central to shopping, restaurants, parks, and schools. 4 bedroom | 2.5 baths with two living spaces and loads of storage in oversized attached garage. The big fenced backyard with large deck has lots of sun exposure could be a gardeners paradise! Upgrades include: New roof/gutters in 2018New water heater in 2019Exterior paint… Continue reading Just Listed: Impeccably Maintained Clackamas Home

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Just Listed: Spacious Happy Valley Townhome

Conveniently located townhome backs to green space & within blocks of shops/restaurants. 3 beds | 2.5 baths with loads of storage + a huge bonus space in daylight basement. Upper deck has beautiful views & covered lower patio provides privacy & fenced low maintenance yard. Tankless water heater & zonal heat/ductless mini splits add efficient… Continue reading Just Listed: Spacious Happy Valley Townhome

Negotiating repairs after a home inspection doesn't have to be scary.
Buyer, buying, Home Owner, Sellers, selling

Your Guide to Successfully Negotiating Repairs After a Home Inspection

Searching for the perfect home can be a challenging process, especially in a competitive market. So finding THE ONE is cause for celebration. But before you seal the deal on your new home, you face the critical home inspection and repair negotiation period. As the buyer or seller, negotiating repairs after a home inspection can… Continue reading Your Guide to Successfully Negotiating Repairs After a Home Inspection

Buying new construction requires expert representation.
Buyer, buying, Home Owner, portland

5 Tips for Navigating the New Construction Home Buying Process

Have you been watching the housing market, but you haven’t found the perfect home? You have another option. Build the perfect home! This undertaking is exciting, but understanding the new construction home buying process is crucial to having a successful purchase. If you’re thinking about a move, give Julia Monaghan Real Estate a call. We… Continue reading 5 Tips for Navigating the New Construction Home Buying Process