Appraisal gap coverage might be a good fit in some markets.
Buying a Home, Portland OR, Real Estate Agent

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?

Enjoy a day on the links with your friends and family.
buying, Buying a Home

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

Be sure you have the tools, know-how, and time needed to DIY your home projects.
Home Improvement, Portland OR

When Shouldn’t You DIY Your Home Projects?

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?

Listing, Uncategorized

Just Listed: Rare, Single-level Mountain Park, Lake Oswego Home

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

Yard maintenance is one of the top spring home maintenance jobs.
Home Improvement, Portland OR, Real Estate Agent

9 Spring and Summer Home Maintenance Projects

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

Activities and Events, Portland OR

Top Portland Metro Farmers’ Markets

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

Southwest Portland has a tremendous variety in homes and neighborhoods.
Activities and Events, 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

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.
buying, Buying a Home, For Sale, Home Owner, Selling a Home

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

Home Owner, portland, Real Estate Agent, Selling a Home

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