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
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
Home projects can be so satisfying. Starting with a lackluster or nonfunctional space and making it fabulous is what drives the DIY enthusiast. Yours truly has been neck-deep in home projects lately! But there are times when you should refrain from picking up the hammer and call a professional. So when shouldn’t you DIY your… Continue reading When Shouldn’t You DIY Your Home Projects?
Do not miss this gorgeous, (and quite rare!) single-level Mountain Park, Lake Oswego-living home. Its large, open-concept floor plan with custom backyard oasis is perfect for year round entertaining! Secluded lot backs to green space/pedestrian trail. Features include 50-year presidential roof (approx.12 yr old), hardwood floors, full living space remodel in 2018 with beautiful vaulted… Continue reading Just Listed: Rare, Single-level Mountain Park, Lake Oswego Home
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
The Portland Metro area loves its farmers’ markets, and for good reason. With the bounty of the Pacific Northwest all around us, there is a dizzying array of produce, plants, seafood, and more. I am a complete sucker for any farmers’ market anywhere, but I do have a few favorites around town. Our Julia Monaghan… Continue reading Top Portland Metro Farmers’ Markets
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
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?
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