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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6 Steps to Choosing the Right Neighborhood
Buying a new home is a fun and exciting process. One of the first steps in that process is deciding where you want to live. Location is so important, but how do you determine where you want to land? Let's walk through the steps to choosing the right neighborhood for your new home. At Julia… Continue reading 6 Steps to Choosing the Right Neighborhood
7 Ways To Prepare for a Day of House Hunting
Dreaming about owning a home is fun as you imagine your family living there and making it your own. But actually finding a house that is a good fit can feel time-consuming and stressful. But the good news is that it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. By taking time to prepare for a day of… Continue reading 7 Ways To Prepare for a Day of House Hunting
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?
Top 7 Public Golf Courses Around Portland, OR
Portland is a fabulous part of the country for people who love to golf. With our lush, green landscapes, beautiful streams, and stunning forests, a round of golf delivers more than just exercise. If you’re new to this neck of the woods, we’ve got you covered. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best… Continue reading Top 7 Public Golf Courses Around Portland, OR
Getting To Know Southwest Portland
If you are someone who likes variety, you will love getting to know Southwest Portland. Of the six main areas of the city, none of them offer a broader spectrum of homes and neighborhoods. Southwest Portland has the city’s most urban and suburban environments. It also sports one of Portland's most popular neighborhoods to live… Continue reading Getting To Know Southwest Portland
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?
Getting To Know South Portland
Portland, OR, has been an official city since 1851. It boasts stately old homes in long-established neighborhoods throughout town. However, it also has a relatively new section. South Portland, the narrow strip of land between the Willamette River and I-5, is barely 20 years old. So in a sense, we are all getting to know… Continue reading Getting To Know South Portland
Getting To Know Southeast Portland
Southeast Portland stands out in PDX as one of the most popular sections of town. The hip, quirky, eclectic area draws many first-time buyers and is iconically Portland. Are you ready to buy or sell in SE Portland or another neighborhood around town? Julia Monaghan Real Estate is here to help. Our expert team ensures… Continue reading Getting To Know Southeast Portland
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