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?

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

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

portland, Real Estate Agent, Selling a Home

A Seller’s Guide To Preparing for a Home Inspection

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

buying, Buying a Home, For Sale, Home Owner, portland, Selling a Home

What’s Your Favorite Portland Architectural Home Style?

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?

buying, Buying a Home, portland, Real Estate Agent

To Re-Inspect or Not to Re-Inspect? What To Do After a Home Inspection

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

buying, Buying a Home, Uncategorized

Top 5 Questions to Consider When Buying a House

There are many important questions to consider when buying a house. The list can feel daunting, in fact. Where do you want to live? How much can you afford? How much space do you need? What home style do you want? With an expert real estate agent on your side, you’ll be able to narrow… Continue reading Top 5 Questions to Consider When Buying a House

Don't hesitate to ask questions when interviewing mortgage lenders.
buying, Buying a Home, First-Time Home Buyer, Real Estate Agent, Uncategorized

5 Questions To Ask When Choosing a Mortgage Lender

Unless you plan to pay cash, you’ll need to shop for a mortgage before you hunt for your new home. With so many lenders out there, it can be intimidating to make this decision. There are several questions to ask when choosing a mortgage lender so that you can feel confident in the process.  To… Continue reading 5 Questions To Ask When Choosing a Mortgage Lender