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

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

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Just Listed! – Stunning Happy Valley Home with Incredible Mountain Views

Incredible Mt Hood and valley views are seen from all THREE decks on this Sunrise Heights gem! The open floor plan with an abundance of windows offers beautiful natural light and space perfect for entertaining. This 5-year-old home has 4 beds/3.5 baths, nearly 2,700 sqft, an added bonus space, and an office nook great for… Continue reading Just Listed! – Stunning Happy Valley Home with Incredible Mountain Views

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”?

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.

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Buyer, buying, First-Time Home Buyer, Home Owner, Open House, Real Estate Agent

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

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

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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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Open House – New Construction in Lake Oswego

I have the pleasure of holding an open house at this beautiful newly constructed modern home in Lake Oswego this Saturday, January 11th. The locally renowned Street of Dreams builder TA Liesy completed this home late last year and you can tell they put a lot of heart and soul into it. The location is… Continue reading Open House – New Construction in Lake Oswego