Southwest Portland has a tremendous variety in homes and neighborhoods.
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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

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?

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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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

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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

buying, Buying a Home, First-Time Home Buyer, Uncategorized

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

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

Don't hesitate to ask questions when interviewing mortgage lenders.
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5 Questions To Ask When Choosing a Mortgage Lender

Unless you plan to pay cash, you’ll need to shop for a mortgage before you hunt for your new home. With so many lenders out there, it can be intimidating to make this decision. There are several questions to ask when choosing a mortgage lender so that you can feel confident in the process.  To… Continue reading 5 Questions To Ask When Choosing a Mortgage Lender