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How Does This Work? A Guide for First-Time Homebuyers

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

Buyer, Home Owner, portland, Real Estate Agent, Sellers

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?

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7 Tips for Moving With Kids

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

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What Is a Buyer’s Agent and Why Do You Need One?

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?

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Moving with Kids: Getting Settled – A Parenting Coaches Opinion

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

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The Importance of the Inspection Contingency

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

Buyer, Listing, Open House, Real Estate Agent, Sellers

Open House – New Construction in Lake Oswego

I have the pleasure of holding an open house at this beautiful newly constructed modern home in Lake Oswego this Saturday, January 11th. The locally renowned Street of Dreams builder TA Liesy completed this home late last year and you can tell they put a lot of heart and soul into it. The location is… Continue reading Open House – New Construction in Lake Oswego

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November Portland Metro Market Update

This month I am simplifying this and breaking it down two different ways for you. Year over year (YOY) and since last month (LM). Year over year (YOY) New listings down 8.3%Pending sales up 19.4%Closed sales up 2.2% Last month (LM) New listings down 30.9%Pending sales down 11.7%Closed sales down 15.3% What does this mean… Continue reading November Portland Metro Market Update

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When is the best time to buy and sell?

I get asked this question ALL. THE. TIME.   I hate to answer with a question but I always do because it always depends.  I tend to start with; When do you NEED to move? What are your goals? How much time and energy do you have now? What's next in your journey?  What is your… Continue reading When is the best time to buy and sell?

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Just Listed – Spacious Taralon Home with 3 Bedrooms and 2 Bonus Rooms!!

I have the pleasure of listing this amazing house in the Taralon Community in Happy Valley. A little history on this community: Legend Homes started building homes in this development in the mid-2000's. Legend ended up only building around 15 or so homes before DR Horton took over and finished the development. All of the… Continue reading Just Listed – Spacious Taralon Home with 3 Bedrooms and 2 Bonus Rooms!!