When you move to a new city, getting the lay of the land takes time. It can feel both exciting and intimidating to learn your way around a new town. For anyone considering a move to PDX, here is an introduction to Portland, Oregon neighborhoods. The Julia Monaghan Real Estate team has you covered throughout… Continue reading An Introduction to Portland, Oregon Neighborhoods
When you’re looking for your dream home, the thought of unpermitted work might not be front and center for you. But updates that haven’t gone through the permitting process come with significant potential headaches. If you’re thinking about buying or selling your home, reach out to Julia Monaghan Real Estate. Our expert team can help… Continue reading 4 Things to Know About Buying Homes with Unpermitted Work
Portland, Oregon, is home to many incredible homes and neighborhoods. You have plenty of options as you hone in on your favorite Portland architectural home style. In fact, there are so many architectural styles to choose from that we had to write two blogs to cover them! You may already have a style of home… Continue reading What’s Your Favorite Portland Architectural Home Style?
You did it! You found the home you’ve been looking for. And, of course, you had it professionally inspected. But do you know what to do after a home inspection? When you’re in the home buying world, be sure that you have expert representation on your side. If you’re considering buying a house in the… Continue reading To Re-Inspect or Not to Re-Inspect? What To Do After a Home Inspection
There are many important questions to consider when buying a house. The list can feel daunting, in fact. Where do you want to live? How much can you afford? How much space do you need? What home style do you want? With an expert real estate agent on your side, you’ll be able to narrow… Continue reading Top 5 Questions to Consider 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
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?
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
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
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