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

Home staging for a quick sale.
Home Owner, Listing, Open House, open houses, portland, Sellers, selling

3 Benefits of Staging a Home for Sale

Selling a home inevitably brings some stress and anxiety to the sellers. It’s normal to ponder and worry about all kinds of things. How long will it take? Will we get a good offer? Fortunately, the benefits of staging a home for sale can bring a lot of peace to the sale process. No matter… Continue reading 3 Benefits of Staging a Home for Sale

buying, selling

How to Buy and Sell a House at the Same Time

When you need to buy and sell a house at the same time, it can feel overwhelming. There are a lot of moving pieces when two transactions are on the line. But there are ways to accomplish this with minimal stress. It takes strategy, planning, a little luck, and an excellent realtor. Whether you are… Continue reading How to Buy and Sell a House at the Same Time

Buyer, Home Owner, portland, Real Estate Agent, Sellers

Should I Consider School District Rankings When Buying a House?

When you set out to buy a home, you likely have a robust wish list for your ideal house. You’ve probably narrowed down your needs for bedrooms, bathrooms, and square footage. And you may have an acceptable limit for commute times. But many people also consider school district rankings when buying a home. Whether you… Continue reading Should I Consider School District Rankings When Buying a House?