Make your home buying process easier with a pre-approval letter.
Buyer, buying, First-Time Home Buyer, Home Owner

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?

Don't hesitate to ask questions when interviewing mortgage lenders.
Buyer, buying, First-Time Home Buyer, Real Estate Agent, Uncategorized

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

Negotiating repairs after a home inspection doesn't have to be scary.
Buyer, buying, Home Owner, Sellers, selling

Your Guide to Successfully Negotiating Repairs After a Home Inspection

Searching for the perfect home can be a challenging process, especially in a competitive market. So finding THE ONE is cause for celebration. But before you seal the deal on your new home, you face the critical home inspection and repair negotiation period. As the buyer or seller, negotiating repairs after a home inspection can… Continue reading Your Guide to Successfully Negotiating Repairs After a Home Inspection

Buying new construction requires expert representation.
Buyer, buying, Home Owner, portland

5 Tips for Navigating the New Construction Home Buying Process

Have you been watching the housing market, but you haven’t found the perfect home? You have another option. Build the perfect home! This undertaking is exciting, but understanding the new construction home buying process is crucial to having a successful purchase. If you’re thinking about a move, give Julia Monaghan Real Estate a call. We… Continue reading 5 Tips for Navigating the New Construction Home Buying Process

Home architectural styles are fun to study and explore.
Buyer, Home Owner, Listing, open houses, portland, Real Estate Agent

A Guide To Home Architectural Styles

When looking at houses, you probably know what you like, but do you know what it’s called? House hunting often introduces people to home architectural styles they love but might not be able to name. Learning about the different options can help you narrow and define your home search. Portland, OR, and the surrounding area… Continue reading A Guide To Home Architectural Styles

Learn how to search for a home by working with an expert agent.
Buyer, buying, First-Time Home Buyer, Home Owner, Market Conditions, Open House, portland

How To Search for a Home You Will Love

House hunting can be one of the most exciting and most intimidating processes. Do you search online or drive through your favorite neighborhoods looking for signs? Do you hire a realtor, or can you handle this task on your own? Learning how to search for a home successfully takes a little know-how. We live in… Continue reading How To Search for a Home You Will Love

Neutral interior painting is one of the most profitable home features.
Home Owner, portland, selling

7 Most Profitable Home Features

Are you thinking about making improvements to your home? Deciding which projects to tackle can be intimidating. But knowing the most profitable home features can help you add value to your property for a great return on your investment.  If you’re ready to buy or sell a home, the team at Julia Monaghan Real Estate… Continue reading 7 Most Profitable Home Features

Interview a realtor to find the perfect fit.
Buyer, First-Time Home Buyer, Listing, Real Estate Agent, Sellers

How to Interview a Realtor and Why You Should Do It

Buying a home is most likely the largest financial commitment you will make in your lifetime. This process, especially for first-time homebuyers or sellers, can be very intimidating. That is why it is essential to have an expert real estate agent in your corner. Whether you are buying or selling, knowing how to interview a… Continue reading How to Interview a Realtor and Why You Should Do It

Find the best housewarming gifts for your friends and family.
Activities and Events, portland

Top 6 Perfect Housewarming Gifts

Buying a home is one of those significant life milestones that people love to celebrate. It’s not necessarily quite at the ‘getting married’ or ‘having a baby’ level, but it’s a big one. And shopping for perfect housewarming gifts for friends and relatives can be a lot of fun. Here in Portland, OR, and surrounding… Continue reading Top 6 Perfect Housewarming Gifts

Inaccurate Zestimates
buying, Listing, Market Conditions, Real Estate Agent, selling

The Trouble with Zestimates: A Guide to Third-Party Home Estimates

Are you someone who enjoys daydreaming about buying a new home or selling your current house to start fresh elsewhere? Many people like to scroll through Zillow listings and ponder the possibilities. But for serious home buyers or sellers, Zestimates and other third-party valuation tools can be problematic. If you are wondering about your home’s… Continue reading The Trouble with Zestimates: A Guide to Third-Party Home Estimates