Buying a home in a seller's market is tricky but not impossible.
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Yes, You Can Buy a House in a Seller’s Market

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

Learn how to search for a home by working with an expert agent.
Buyer, buying, First-Time Home Buyer, Home Owner, Market Conditions, Open House, portland

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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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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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

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

Buyer, Home Owner, Listing, Market Conditions, Real Estate Agent, Sellers, selling

Can you trust a “zestimate”?

The Zestimate!! You know, that little number Zillow puts next to your house online that they think your home is worth. Can you trust it?? 🤥 With home values climbing and inventory continuing to be historically low, it’s more important now than ever to understand the value of your largest asset! Zillow makes it easy… Continue reading Can you trust a “zestimate”?

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November Portland Metro Market Update

This month I am simplifying this and breaking it down two different ways for you. Year over year (YOY) and since last month (LM). Year over year (YOY) New listings down 8.3%Pending sales up 19.4%Closed sales up 2.2% Last month (LM) New listings down 30.9%Pending sales down 11.7%Closed sales down 15.3% What does this mean… Continue reading November Portland Metro Market Update

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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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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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September Portland Metro Market Update

While pending and closed sales as well as average price all rose year over year, they fell slightly from August. This is very typical of the Portland Metro market as we head later into the fall and winter. Check out the Active Residential Listings graph pulled from the RMLS Market Action September 2019 Reporting Period.… Continue reading September Portland Metro Market Update