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?
With its motto “Keep Portland Weird” proudly displayed all over the place, the City of Roses has more than its fair share of odd, quirky, and off-beat people and places. And its residents gleefully embrace all of it. Whether you live in PDX or are planning a visit, it’s good to have an insider’s guide… Continue reading Is Portland Really That Weird? An Insider’s Guide
You prepared your home for sale, and now you have an offer. Congratulations! But you haven’t crossed the finish line yet. Preparing for a home inspection is probably next on your to-do list after accepting an offer. Julia Monaghan Real Estate is here to help you on your homeownership journey. Whether you’re buying, selling, or… Continue reading A Seller’s Guide To Preparing for a Home Inspection
Portland, Oregon, is home to many incredible homes and neighborhoods. You have plenty of options as you hone in on your favorite Portland architectural home style. In fact, there are so many architectural styles to choose from that we had to write two blogs to cover them! You may already have a style of home… Continue reading What’s Your Favorite Portland Architectural Home Style?
You did it! You found the home you’ve been looking for. And, of course, you had it professionally inspected. But do you know what to do after a home inspection? When you’re in the home buying world, be sure that you have expert representation on your side. If you’re considering buying a house in the… Continue reading To Re-Inspect or Not to Re-Inspect? What To Do After a Home Inspection
It’s so exciting to move into a new home, but it’s also a lot of work. Whether you’re heading across town or across the country, packing for a move can be a daunting task. Like all big jobs, having a plan at the outset can make the packing process go more smoothly. This article will… Continue reading 7 Tips When Packing For A Move
If you're considering buying in a planned development or a condominium complex, there is a good chance the property has a homeowners association (HOA). Knowing the HOA rules before you buy is essential. Real estate agent, Julia Monaghan, has years of experience helping hopeful hunters find their dream homes. She can help you determine if… Continue reading What To Know About HOA Rules When Buying a House
You may have heard the real estate horror stories of the hoops a buyer jumps through in a seller's market. There are urban legends of high bidding wars or unexpected discoveries from an eager buyer who skipped the home inspection contingency. Are you nervous yet? Don't be! There are reliable methods for buying in a… Continue reading Yes, You Can Buy a House in a Seller’s Market
Have you been watching the housing market, but you haven’t found the perfect home? You have another option. Build the perfect home! This undertaking is exciting, but understanding the new construction home buying process is crucial to having a successful purchase. If you’re thinking about a move, give Julia Monaghan Real Estate a call. We… Continue reading 5 Tips for Navigating the New Construction Home Buying Process
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