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Home Owner, Listing, Open House, open houses, portland, Sellers, selling

3 Benefits of Staging a Home for Sale

Selling a home inevitably brings some stress and anxiety to the sellers. It’s normal to ponder and worry about all kinds of things. How long will it take? Will we get a good offer? Fortunately, the benefits of staging a home for sale can bring a lot of peace to the sale process. No matter… Continue reading 3 Benefits of Staging a Home for Sale

open houses, portland, Real Estate Agent, Sellers, selling

How to Have Home Showings that Sell

Deciding to sell your home can feel like a monumental undertaking for some sellers. One of the pieces that can create some stress for owners is the idea of home showings. But with a few tips and tricks, you will be ready to show your house with confidence.

Home Owner, portland, Real Estate Agent, Sellers, selling

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

Buyer, Home Owner, portland, Real Estate Agent, Sellers

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?

Buyer, Market Conditions, portland, Real Estate Agent, Sellers, Uncategorized

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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Holiday Happenings In and Around PDX

Our holiday schedules are always packed and sometimes the thought of fitting in one more thing can seem impossible...BUT we always manage to add in more! For the longterm Portlanders, these events likely won't be a surprise but I encourage you to go again, support local events and performers to keep the Portland and Christmas… Continue reading Holiday Happenings In and Around PDX

Buyer, buying, Home Owner, Market Conditions, portland, Real Estate Agent, Sellers, selling

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

Buyer, buying, First-Time Home Buyer, Home Owner, portland, Real Estate Agent

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