Appraisal gap coverage might be a good fit in some markets.
Buying a Home, Portland OR, Real Estate Agent

Should You Include Appraisal Gap Coverage in Your Offer?

Playing the real estate game sometimes involves a bit of luck and good timing. But the most essential piece of a successful real estate journey is strategy. And depending on the market, appraisal gap coverage may be an important part of your strategy as a buyer. At Julia Monaghan Real Estate, we recognize the leap… Continue reading Should You Include Appraisal Gap Coverage in Your Offer?

For Sale, Listing, Real Estate Agent, Selling a Home

Just Listed: Oregon City Traditional ranch on quiet cul-de-sac

Traditional bright south-facing ranch on large lot tucked at end of a cul-de-sac. This home has it all; convenience, beauty, functionality & affordability. Minutes away from the revitalized downtown Oregon City, shopping at Hilltop, schools and parks. Open kitchen with large island overlooks living and bonus rooms making it perfect for entertaining and cozy nights… Continue reading Just Listed: Oregon City Traditional ranch on quiet cul-de-sac

Yard maintenance is one of the top spring home maintenance jobs.
Home Improvement, Portland OR, Real Estate Agent

9 Spring and Summer Home Maintenance Projects

Your home is one of your largest investments, and it likely also holds immeasurable sentimental value. Keeping a house in tip-top shape requires vigilance and ongoing work, but it pays off by protecting your equity. Tackling these critical spring and summer home maintenance projects will keep you on track. Are you getting ready to buy… Continue reading 9 Spring and Summer Home Maintenance Projects

Buying and selling can be tricky if there is an underground oil tank on the property.
Buying a Home, Portland OR, Real Estate Agent, Selling a Home

How Do Underground Oil Tanks Impact Real Estate Transactions?

Portland is an amazing town with great food, plentiful outdoor activities, and excellent neighborhoods. It’s also a highly green and eco-friendly city, often pushing the envelope when it comes to sustainability. However, that hasn’t always been the case. Many homes in PDX have underground oil tanks that create a significant environmental impact. Navigating home sales… Continue reading How Do Underground Oil Tanks Impact Real Estate Transactions?

Portland OR, Real Estate Agent, Selling a Home

Handling the Emotional Side of Selling a Home

Buying and selling a home can be very exciting and rewarding, but it can also bring up many different feelings. In particular, the emotional side of selling a home can be significant for a lot of sellers. Letting go of a house and moving on to something new can be challenging depending on the circumstances.… Continue reading Handling the Emotional Side of Selling a Home

North Portland in Oregon is a draw for people of all ages and backgrounds.
Buying a Home, Portland OR, Real Estate Agent

Getting to Know North Portland

Portland is a popular destination for many people looking for something out of the ordinary. The quirky spirit of the City of Roses is visible everywhere, neighborhood to neighborhood. Each section of the city brings its own personality to the party, so you have a lot of variety to choose from when deciding where to… Continue reading Getting to Know North Portland

Make a room look bigger with these decorating tips and tricks.
Home Improvement, Portland OR, Real Estate Agent

9 Ways To Make a Room Feel Bigger

Bigger isn’t always better, but nobody wants their home to feel cramped. If you’re feeling too snug as a bug, there are plenty of ways you can make a room feel bigger.  And if you’re considering a move into a bigger space, thinking about downsizing, or just want to see what’s on the market, Julia… Continue reading 9 Ways To Make a Room Feel Bigger

Real Estate Agent, Selling a Home

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

Buying a Home, Real Estate Agent

To Re-Inspect or Not to Re-Inspect? What To Do After a Home Inspection

You did it! You found the home you’ve been looking for. And, of course, you had it professionally inspected. But do you know what to do after a home inspection?  When you’re in the home buying world, be sure that you have expert representation on your side. If you’re considering buying a house in the… Continue reading To Re-Inspect or Not to Re-Inspect? What To Do After a Home Inspection

Buying a home in a seller's market is tricky but not impossible.
Buying a Home, Real Estate Agent, Uncategorized

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