Buyer, buying, Home Owner, Market Conditions, Real Estate Agent, Sellers, selling, Uncategorized

Understanding Contingent vs Non-Contingent Offers

https://youtu.be/7tETV1rZPeQ What's the difference? Have you heard the term contingent offer before? This video helps explain the difference between contingent offers and non-contingent offers. This one’s fairly simple to understand and is more relevant right now since we’re in such a competitive market for buyers. Buying contingent means, in order to purchase a home, you… Continue reading Understanding Contingent vs Non-Contingent Offers

Buyer, buying, First-Time Home Buyer, Home Owner

What is Title Insurance?

https://youtu.be/aXPeTd7WMs4 What is title insurance? What is title insurance and why is it part of the real estate transaction? Seeing a line item for $1,500 on your closing estimate can come as surprise to some buyers..but it's there to protect you. Watch to find out more or contact me directly to learn more about Portland… Continue reading What is Title Insurance?

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Just Listed! – Stunning Happy Valley Home with Incredible Mountain Views

Incredible Mt Hood and valley views are seen from all THREE decks on this Sunrise Heights gem! The open floor plan with an abundance of windows offers beautiful natural light and space perfect for entertaining. This 5-year-old home has 4 beds/3.5 baths, nearly 2,700 sqft, an added bonus space, and an office nook great for… Continue reading Just Listed! – Stunning Happy Valley Home with Incredible Mountain Views

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Can you trust a “zestimate”?

The Zestimate!! You know, that little number Zillow puts next to your house online that they think your home is worth. Can you trust it?? 🤥 With home values climbing and inventory continuing to be historically low, it’s more important now than ever to understand the value of your largest asset! Zillow makes it easy… Continue reading Can you trust a “zestimate”?

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Buyer, buying, First-Time Home Buyer, Home Owner, Open House, Real Estate Agent

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

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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?

Buyer, buying, Family Activities, First-Time Home Buyer, Home Owner, Sellers, selling, Uncategorized

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