John L. Scott

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Posted on 04/07/2021
Quick Tips for Paying off Your Mortgage
Photo by ESB Professional via Shutterstock If the thought of getting a mortgage and being in that much debt is stopping you from buying a home, plan to pay it off. Here’s how you can do it in just five to 10 years. Live well below your means. If you can keep your mortgage payment to below twenty...
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Posted on 03/31/2021
Get the Best Price for Your House
No two houses are exactly the same. Much in the same vein, there is no one-size-fits-all solution to ensure a home seller can get the best price for his or her residence. However, there are several things that a seller can do to boost the likelihood of enjoying a profitable house selling experience, such as: 1. Improve Your Home's...
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Posted on 03/24/2021
Security Options for Your Luxury Home: Protecting Your New Investment
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay When it comes to protecting your high-value home in your absence, few things beat an actual living, breathing caretaker who lives on the grounds. And you'll score bonus points for hiring someone who's trained in fighting fires or apprehending invaders. Your second line of defense should be a local monitoring service that...
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Posted on 03/17/2021
Luxurious Outdoor Living Spaces
Photo by Randy Fath on Unsplash Outdoor living areas give you opportunities to spend more time outside during the year. Instead of a traditional patio or deck, consider adding an elaborate outdoor living room, kitchen and dining area. These are a just a few ideas to think about including in your high-end outdoor living area, so you’ll have...
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Posted on 03/10/2021
Flipping vs. Renting: Where Does the Money Sit?
Photo by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay To an upstart house flipper, the difference between renting a property or selling it quickly may seem inconsequential. After all, entrepreneurs get into the real estate game to make money. Why should it matter? Truth be told, owning rental properties and fix-and-flip business models are like comparing apples and oranges. Although apples and...
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Posted on 03/03/2021
Why Is a House Listing Important?
If you intend to sell a home, it helps to allocate time and resources to produce an effective property listing. Ultimately, a house listing can help a property seller make a positive first impression on potential buyers. And if a listing is informative and engaging, it may lead a buyer to set up a house showing. Now, let's take...
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Posted on 02/24/2021
Tips for Updating an Old Painting
Image by Juraj Varga from Pixabay If you're looking to get creative but to do so on a budget, then one fun activity to look at is upcycling an old painting and making it more personal to your style. By old paintings we mean those $2 thrift store oil paintings and popular prints you nabbed for cheap at...
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Posted on 02/17/2021
Accessible Home Designs for Active Aging
Photo by Victor Rodriguez on Unsplash It's no secret that people are living longer and maintaining more active lifestyles as they age. While the ultimate goal is to stay agile and able, we all know that at some point, we may not be able to do what we once could. Accessible home can help us continue to live...
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Posted on 02/10/2021
Putting Finance First: Saving Tips For a New Home Purchase
Image by Nattanan Kanchanaprat from Pixabay Preparing to purchase a home? It’s time to get your finances in order. Although this is an exciting time, you’d be surprised to learn how much a new home purchase can leave you strapped for cash. Saving for your home can get you prepared to have money for your down payment and...
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Posted on 02/03/2021
California: Central Coast Destinations
Photo by DomCarver via PixabayThe central coast of California doesn't always get the credit it deserves, especially when it's sandwiched between the likes of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. But while the beach communities may not have the same amenities as their more famous counterparts, they are every bit as destination-worthy. Here are just three picks...
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Posted on 01/27/2021
How Long Does It Take to Craft a House Listing?
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to craft an effective property listing. Instead, a seller needs to allocate the necessary time and resources to ensure a house listing hits the mark with buyers. In fact, failure to do so may make it tough for a seller to generate interest in his or her home. Perhaps even worse, an ineffective home...
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Posted on 01/22/2021
Another Property Sold - 13286 SW Maplecrest CT, Tigard, OR 97223
A spacious, custom built home with owner suite & 2 bedrooms on the main. Office with built-ins. Quartz counters in kitchen, SS Bosch appliances, pantry, Plygem windows, heated floors in 2 full bthrms on main. 4th bdrm w/full bthrm & bonus space on 2nd level. Situated next to 5 acre green space AND on a cul-de-sac. Plumbed for central vacuum system & wired for speakers in some...
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