Many people equate homeownership with living the American Dream. But when you’ve never bought a house before, it can feel intimidating and overwhelming. Having a guide for first-time homebuyers makes the process much less daunting. The friendly team at Julia Monaghan Real Estate is here to calm your worries and help you find the perfect… Continue reading How Does This Work? A Guide for First-Time Homebuyers
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
I have the pleasure of listing one of the sweetest split-levels I've seen in SW Portland! The price on this incredibly convenient home is unbelievable; a recent appraisal (about 1 month ago) came in at $435,000. This West Portland Park neighborhood home sits higher above the street and is surrounded by trees giving a very… Continue reading Just Listed! – Convenient and Adorable Split Level in SW Portland
I am beyond excited to share my new listing in SE Portland! This impeccably maintained Tudor with 3 beds, 2 full baths is just one block from Laurelhurst Park! It has original hardwoods, an updated kitchen, and an upstairs master suite. The home sits higher up on SE Stark for added privacy with a gorgeous,… Continue reading Just Listed – Beautiful Laurelhurst English Tudor!
For adults, moving to a new house usually brings feelings of excitement and eagerness. Even though it’s a lot of work, moving often means a fresh start. For children, however, it can feel very different. Parents often reach out when they need tips for moving with kids because it can be a challenging time. Whether… Continue reading 7 Tips for Moving With Kids
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
This month I am simplifying this and breaking it down two different ways for you. Year over year (YOY) and since last month (LM). Year over year (YOY) New listings down 8.3%Pending sales up 19.4%Closed sales up 2.2% Last month (LM) New listings down 30.9%Pending sales down 11.7%Closed sales down 15.3% What does this mean… Continue reading November Portland Metro Market Update
I get asked this question ALL. THE. TIME. I hate to answer with a question but I always do because it always depends. I tend to start with; When do you NEED to move? What are your goals? How much time and energy do you have now? What's next in your journey? What is your… Continue reading When is the best time to buy and sell?
While pending and closed sales as well as average price all rose year over year, they fell slightly from August. This is very typical of the Portland Metro market as we head later into the fall and winter. Check out the Active Residential Listings graph pulled from the RMLS Market Action September 2019 Reporting Period.… Continue reading September Portland Metro Market Update
The decision to go from renter to homeowner is a big one and can be intimidating if tackling alone. It can feel daunting for a good reason too; it’s the single largest purchase most people may ever make. To help ease your fears and ensure you make the best choices, there are some things and… Continue reading 3 Tips for the First-Time Home Buyer