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How To Search for a Home You Will Love

House hunting can be one of the most exciting and most intimidating processes. Do you search online or drive through your favorite neighborhoods looking for signs? Do you hire a realtor, or can you handle this task on your own? Learning how to search for a home successfully takes a little know-how. We live in… Continue reading How To Search for a Home You Will Love

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How to Interview a Realtor and Why You Should Do It

Buying a home is most likely the largest financial commitment you will make in your lifetime. This process, especially for first-time homebuyers or sellers, can be very intimidating. That is why it is essential to have an expert real estate agent in your corner. Whether you are buying or selling, knowing how to interview a… Continue reading How to Interview a Realtor and Why You Should Do It

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7 Tips for Finding the Perfect Realtor®

Are you looking to buy or sell real estate and need select a real estate professional? The task of finding the right realtor® to represent you in the process can be daunting due to the sheer number of people with their license in the marketplace. First off, determine what your top priority is. Is it… Continue reading 7 Tips for Finding the Perfect Realtor®

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A Scary Portland Real Estate Market??

https://youtu.be/3yvhBjXgzS4 It's not THAT scary!! 👻🖤 Don’t be TRICKED into thinking that this market is too scary for house hunting! It’s not that scary. I’m Julia Monaghan, licensed real estate broker in Oregon and I’m here to tell you, that with strategy and a good broker on your team, things can be a lot less… Continue reading A Scary Portland Real Estate Market??

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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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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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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

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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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3 Tips for the First-Time Home Buyer

The decision to go from renter to homeowner is a big one and can be intimidating if tackling alone. It can feel daunting for a good reason too; it’s the single largest purchase most people may ever make.  To help ease your fears and ensure you make the best choices, there are some things and… Continue reading 3 Tips for the First-Time Home Buyer