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?

Inaccurate Zestimates
buying, Listing, Market Conditions, Real Estate Agent, selling

The Trouble with Zestimates: A Guide to Third-Party Home Estimates

Are you someone who enjoys daydreaming about buying a new home or selling your current house to start fresh elsewhere? Many people like to scroll through Zillow listings and ponder the possibilities. But for serious home buyers or sellers, Zestimates and other third-party valuation tools can be problematic. If you are wondering about your home’s… Continue reading The Trouble with Zestimates: A Guide to Third-Party Home Estimates

Buying a house
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

buying, selling

How to Buy and Sell a House at the Same Time

When you need to buy and sell a house at the same time, it can feel overwhelming. There are a lot of moving pieces when two transactions are on the line. But there are ways to accomplish this with minimal stress. It takes strategy, planning, a little luck, and an excellent realtor. Whether you are… Continue reading How to Buy and Sell a House at the Same Time

Buyer, buying, Home Owner, Real Estate Agent, selling

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

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

Buyer, buying, First-Time Home Buyer

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, buying, First-Time Home Buyer, Market Conditions, Real Estate Agent, Sellers, selling, Uncategorized

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?

Buyer, buying, Home Owner, Listing, Real Estate Agent, Sellers, selling, Uncategorized

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!!