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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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A Guide for First-Time Home Sellers

Spring and summer are the prime seasons for people to sell their homes and make a move. And even amid a pandemic, this is holding true. For first-time home sellers, preparing to sell a house can feel overwhelming if they don’t have the right information from the get-go. At Julia Monaghan Real Estate Group, our… Continue reading A Guide for First-Time Home Sellers

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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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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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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!!

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October Portland Metro Market Update

Closed sales increased 6.1% from last year in October as well as 8.9% since last month. As the graph below shows, the trend since 2015 has been a decline in October. I was pleasantly surprised to see the increase! What does this mean to you?   If you're a seller: This shows that the demand… Continue reading October Portland Metro Market Update

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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

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Just Listed – Happy Valley 4 Bedroom/2.5 Bath Detached Home

This beautifully maintained 4 bedroom/2.5 bathroom home located at end of cul-de-sac in the desirable Taralon community can't be missed. Enjoy the quiet balance this home offers being situated near walking trails & parks, but also by shopping (Happy Valley Town Center w/ New Seasons!) & many restaurants. The community also includes pool, exercise room,… Continue reading Just Listed – Happy Valley 4 Bedroom/2.5 Bath Detached Home

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Well, well, well – All About Domestic Well Water

As the Portland Metro area grows and it's population spreads further out the more buyers (and sellers) need to have guidance from their realtor on items like wells and septic systems. If you are considering a move to or selling real property where there is a private well you should understand your rights and responsibilities so you are protecting yourself and your family.