Be cautious when buying a home with unpermitted work.
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4 Things to Know About Buying Homes with Unpermitted Work

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

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6 Winter Home Projects To Consider

Some household projects require nice weather outside. Nobody wants to replace their windows during the cold, rainy winter season. But there are plenty of winter home projects to keep you busy until spring rolls around again.  If you’re looking for a place to call home or are ready to sell, reach out to Julia Monaghan… Continue reading 6 Winter Home Projects To Consider

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A Seller’s Guide To Preparing for a Home Inspection

You prepared your home for sale, and now you have an offer. Congratulations! But you haven’t crossed the finish line yet. Preparing for a home inspection is probably next on your to-do list after accepting an offer.  Julia Monaghan Real Estate is here to help you on your homeownership journey. Whether you’re buying, selling, or… Continue reading A Seller’s Guide To Preparing for a Home Inspection

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What’s Your Favorite Portland Architectural Home Style?

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?

Home updates and upgrades don't have to be significant to make a big impact.
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7 Home Upgrades That Make a Difference

There is no end to the list of home upgrades you could do to your house. It seems there is always room for improvement somewhere, right? But which updates and projects are worth your time and money? If you’re contemplating selling a home, reach out to Julia Monaghan Real Estate. Our team of experts can… Continue reading 7 Home Upgrades That Make a Difference

HOA rules can vary significantly, so be sure to learn as much as you can.
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What To Know About HOA Rules 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

Make your home buying process easier with a pre-approval letter.
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Do I Need a Mortgage Pre-Approval Before Making an Offer on 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?

Negotiating repairs after a home inspection doesn't have to be scary.
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Your Guide to Successfully Negotiating Repairs After a Home Inspection

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

Buying new construction requires expert representation.
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5 Tips for Navigating the New Construction Home Buying Process

Have you been watching the housing market, but you haven’t found the perfect home? You have another option. Build the perfect home! This undertaking is exciting, but understanding the new construction home buying process is crucial to having a successful purchase. If you’re thinking about a move, give Julia Monaghan Real Estate a call. We… Continue reading 5 Tips for Navigating the New Construction Home Buying Process

Home architectural styles are fun to study and explore.
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A Guide To Home Architectural Styles

When looking at houses, you probably know what you like, but do you know what it’s called? House hunting often introduces people to home architectural styles they love but might not be able to name. Learning about the different options can help you narrow and define your home search. Portland, OR, and the surrounding area… Continue reading A Guide To Home Architectural Styles