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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

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Moving with Kids: Getting Settled – A Parenting Coaches Opinion

Moving can be stressful. As parents, we know that it’s a big deal for our kids as well, but it can be hard to predict how it will actually impact them. As with any other facet of parenting, what we can do is be intentional and hold the space for our children to move through… Continue reading Moving with Kids: Getting Settled – A Parenting Coaches Opinion

Be cautious when buying a home with unpermitted work.
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4 Things to Know About Buying Homes with Unpermitted Work

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

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What’s Your Favorite Portland Architectural Home Style?

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?

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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

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Top 5 Questions to Consider When Buying a House

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

Home updates and upgrades don't have to be significant to make a big impact.
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7 Home Upgrades That Make a Difference

There is no end to the list of home upgrades you could do to your house. It seems there is always room for improvement somewhere, right? But which updates and projects are worth your time and money? If you’re contemplating selling a home, reach out to Julia Monaghan Real Estate. Our team of experts can… Continue reading 7 Home Upgrades That Make a Difference

HOA rules can vary significantly, so be sure to learn as much as you can.
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What To Know About HOA Rules 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

Make your home buying process easier with a pre-approval letter.
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Do I Need a Mortgage Pre-Approval Before Making an Offer on a House?

Househunting in any market requires you to know what you can afford before making an offer on a house. A pre-approval letter from your bank or lender will make your home search and purchase much more straightforward. In a seller’s market, properties move quickly. You’ll have a better chance of submitting a winning offer on… Continue reading Do I Need a Mortgage Pre-Approval Before Making an Offer on a House?

Buying a home in a seller's market is tricky but not impossible.
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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