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

Your realtor should tell you all the things you need to hear.
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7 Things Your Realtor Should Tell You that You May Not Want to Hear

Are you looking to buy or sell a home? Real estate can be complicated, so it’s best to have an expert agent representing you. Your realtor should tell you everything you need to know, even if it’s not what you want to hear. That’s their job. If you are ready to sell or buy, contact… Continue reading 7 Things Your Realtor Should Tell You that You May Not Want to Hear

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Holidays

The Perfect Holiday Gift Guide: Portland, OR and Beyond

The holidays might look different for a lot of people this year. With the pandemic still in full swing, gatherings may not happen the same way they have in the past. But perhaps now more than ever, we’re ready to embrace the joy of the holiday spirit. Choosing a perfect holiday gift for someone special… Continue reading The Perfect Holiday Gift Guide: Portland, OR and Beyond

Selling a home during the holidays can make for a Merry Christmas!
Holidays, Listing, open houses, selling

5 Reasons It’s Great to Sell Your Home During the Holidays

Most home buying and selling activity occurs in the spring and summer months. But you can successfully sell your home during the holidays with a little help from a dedicated real estate agent. In fact, many people find that it’s an excellent time to sell. ‘Tis the season to get the home of your dreams.… Continue reading 5 Reasons It’s Great to Sell Your Home During the Holidays

Buyer, buying, First-Time Home Buyer, Halloween, Market Conditions, portland, Real Estate Agent

A Scary Portland Real Estate Market??

https://youtu.be/3yvhBjXgzS4 It's not THAT scary!! 👻🖤 Don’t be TRICKED into thinking that this market is too scary for house hunting! It’s not that scary. I’m Julia Monaghan, licensed real estate broker in Oregon and I’m here to tell you, that with strategy and a good broker on your team, things can be a lot less… Continue reading A Scary Portland Real Estate Market??

Buyer, buying, Home Owner, Market Conditions, Real Estate Agent, Sellers, selling, Uncategorized

Understanding Contingent vs Non-Contingent Offers

https://youtu.be/7tETV1rZPeQ What's the difference? Have you heard the term contingent offer before? This video helps explain the difference between contingent offers and non-contingent offers. This one’s fairly simple to understand and is more relevant right now since we’re in such a competitive market for buyers. Buying contingent means, in order to purchase a home, you… Continue reading Understanding Contingent vs Non-Contingent Offers

Inaccurate Zestimates
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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

Buyer, Listing, Real Estate Agent, Sellers, selling

Just Listed! – Stunning Happy Valley Home with Incredible Mountain Views

Incredible Mt Hood and valley views are seen from all THREE decks on this Sunrise Heights gem! The open floor plan with an abundance of windows offers beautiful natural light and space perfect for entertaining. This 5-year-old home has 4 beds/3.5 baths, nearly 2,700 sqft, an added bonus space, and an office nook great for… Continue reading Just Listed! – Stunning Happy Valley Home with Incredible Mountain Views