Choosing the right neighborhood is simple with a great realtor on your side.
buying, Buying a Home, Portland OR

6 Steps to Choosing the Right Neighborhood

Buying a new home is a fun and exciting process. One of the first steps in that process is deciding where you want to live. Location is so important, but how do you determine where you want to land? Let's walk through the steps to choosing the right neighborhood for your new home.  At Julia… Continue reading 6 Steps to Choosing the Right Neighborhood

House hunting can be tiring and emotional but also fun when you're prepared.
Buying a Home, Open House, Portland OR

7 Ways To Prepare for a Day of House Hunting

Dreaming about owning a home is fun as you imagine your family living there and making it your own. But actually finding a house that is a good fit can feel time-consuming and stressful. But the good news is that it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. By taking time to prepare for a day of… Continue reading 7 Ways To Prepare for a Day of House Hunting

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, Portland OR, Selling a Home, Uncategorized

Just Listed: South Burlingame Updated Traditional Home

Tucked away on a quiet street but still close to nearly everything in SWPDX including schools, shopping, parks & more. Bright kitchen w/ quartz countertops & SS appliances flows to dining area that opens to private fenced yard with newer deck; perfect for entertaining & play! Large primary suite + walk-in closet plus 3 additional… Continue reading Just Listed: South Burlingame Updated Traditional Home

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

buying, Buying a Home, Family Activities, First-Time Home Buyer, Home Owner, Selling a Home, Uncategorized

Moving with Kids: Getting Settled – A Parenting Coaches Opinion

Moving can be stressful. As parents, we know that it’s a big deal for our kids as well, but it can be hard to predict how it will actually impact them. As with any other facet of parenting, what we can do is be intentional and hold the space for our children to move through… Continue reading Moving with Kids: Getting Settled – A Parenting Coaches Opinion

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?