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?

For Sale, Listing, Real Estate Agent, Selling a Home

Just Listed: Oregon City Traditional ranch on quiet cul-de-sac

Traditional bright south-facing ranch on large lot tucked at end of a cul-de-sac. This home has it all; convenience, beauty, functionality & affordability. Minutes away from the revitalized downtown Oregon City, shopping at Hilltop, schools and parks. Open kitchen with large island overlooks living and bonus rooms making it perfect for entertaining and cozy nights… Continue reading Just Listed: Oregon City Traditional ranch on quiet cul-de-sac

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?

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?

South Portland offers easy access to water sports on the Willamette River.
Activities and Events, Portland OR, Uncategorized

Getting To Know South Portland

Portland, OR, has been an official city since 1851. It boasts stately old homes in long-established neighborhoods throughout town. However, it also has a relatively new section. South Portland, the narrow strip of land between the Willamette River and I-5, is barely 20 years old. So in a sense, we are all getting to know… Continue reading Getting To Know South Portland

Northwest Portland is one of the most beloved parts of town.
Portland OR

Getting To Know Northwest Portland

If there is an area of Portland that is most responsible for the city’s ascension as a great place to live, it is NW Portland. This area was once mainly an industrial district serving the needs of a growing city. Now, Northwest Portland has blossomed into a world-renowned center of the elusive live-work balance.  Full… Continue reading Getting To Know Northwest Portland