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
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?
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
When you’re looking for your dream home, the thought of unpermitted work might not be front and center for you. But updates that haven’t gone through the permitting process come with significant potential headaches. If you’re thinking about buying or selling your home, reach out to Julia Monaghan Real Estate. Our expert team can help… Continue reading 4 Things to Know About Buying Homes with Unpermitted Work
Portland, Oregon, is home to many incredible homes and neighborhoods. You have plenty of options as you hone in on your favorite Portland architectural home style. In fact, there are so many architectural styles to choose from that we had to write two blogs to cover them! You may already have a style of home… Continue reading What’s Your Favorite Portland Architectural Home Style?
Mt Hood views like this typically don't come at this price & back to green space! This private, custom-built home has over 2,400 square feet and views for days from kitchen, both living rooms, and both decks! Yes, there are TWO decks and TWO living rooms with views! Three beds, 2.5 baths, two living rooms… Continue reading Just Listed: Incredible views in Custom Built Clackamas Home
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
There are many important questions to consider when buying a house. The list can feel daunting, in fact. Where do you want to live? How much can you afford? How much space do you need? What home style do you want? With an expert real estate agent on your side, you’ll be able to narrow… Continue reading Top 5 Questions to Consider When Buying a House
If you're considering buying in a planned development or a condominium complex, there is a good chance the property has a homeowners association (HOA). Knowing the HOA rules before you buy is essential. Real estate agent, Julia Monaghan, has years of experience helping hopeful hunters find their dream homes. She can help you determine if… Continue reading What To Know About HOA Rules When Buying a House
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