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Are you house hunting in the Southern Georgian Bay area or considering a move in the near future? 

We have a beautiful selection of homes in our Open House line up this upcoming weekend; we would love to see you there!

Here is where you will find the Jen Scholte Team this weekend:

 

103 George McRae Rd, The Blue Mountains
Saturday November 9th from 2pm - 4pm


103 George McRae Rd, The Blue Mountains  
$1,985,000

This property is nestled right in between Thornbury and Collingwood with stunning views of Georgian Bay and easy access to highway 26.

- Over 3,000 sqft of living space.
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2.5 Baths
- Open concept floor plan
- Master suite with fireplace, walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom
- 3 Car Garage

This is a dream house in

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How to Wear A Poppy

Source: https://www.legion.ca/remembrance/the-poppy/how-to-wear-a-poppy

How to wear a Poppy

The Poppy should be worn with respect on the left side, over the heart. The Legion’s lapel Poppy is a sacred symbol of Remembrance and should not be affixed with any pin that obstructs the Poppy. Also available through some Branches is the Legion's reusable black centre Poppy pin to affix your lapel Poppy.

 When to wear a Poppy

The lapel Poppy should be worn during the Remembrance period, from the last Friday in October until November 11. The Legion encourages the wearing of Poppies at funerals of Veterans, and for any commemorative event such as a memorial service, or the anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. As well, it is not inappropriate to

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We are so fortunate to have amazing support and the trust of our very loyal clients. It is our pleasure to be part of your lives, to make great things happen, create memorable moves and to assist you in moving to the next stages of your lives. We are blessed that you chose to confide in us with some of the biggest decisions you'll ever make. Our team couldn't do this without you! Thank you. 

From the Jen Scholte Team 

Jen Scholte, Broker & Team Leader

Mike Scholte, Broker & Team Operations 

Jill Jeffery, Sales Representative 

Melissa Barrett, Executive Administrator & Client Care Coordinator 

 

#2 Team In Century 21 Millennium Inc. Northern Operations 

Centurion Award Recipient 

#10 Brokerage in Canada

 

Photographed

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More than just Real Estate!

Team Leader and Brokers Jen and Mike are advocates within our community in part by being involved with the Rotary Club of Collingwood South Georgian Bay. With February 14th upon us, that means so too is the annual Rotary4Kids Radiothon in association with The Peak 95.1 FM and Napoleon Home Comfort with all proceeds going to local youth programs. Watch below, interviews with both Jen and Mike as they get ready for the big day! 

This year, a new element also added is the ONLINE AUCTION. Click here to see the items up for bid. 

Tune in Thursday February 14th, from 6:00am - 6:00pm as the radiothon ensues! Check out how you can contribute by visiting the site here! 

 

Jen Scholte, President of The Rotary Club of

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The Homebuyers’ Road Map

Presented by CREA

The Canadian Real Estate Association

 

The following is for information purposes only, and is not legal advice or substitute for legal counsel.

 

Navigating with a Realtor.

 

Your Realtor Can Help You…

  • Navigate the home buying process and paperwork from start to finish, ensuring everything flows smoothly without any surprises.
  • Find the right home, in the neighbrourhood you want, at a price you can afford
  • Compare your property with similar properties that have sold over the past year
  • Get a feel for the neighbourhood including schools, parks and other amenities
  •  Find out if you are eligible for government home ownership incentive programs
  •  Assess mortgage products and
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This weekend downtown Collingwood will be transformed into a sea of Blue Suede Shoes and Heartbreak Hotels as The Elvis Festival takes over! Celebrate all things Elvis with 3 days of Street Festivals, Tribute Showcases, Dance, Sights, Signature Shows,Competitions and More! 

The Jen Scholte Team has everything you need to know in one location! 

Accommodations: 

Haven't booked your Hotel yet? As of Wednesday July 25th, the following locations still have availability - but act quick! Rooms are selling out! 

Note: We do not guarantee availability of these locations at your time of booking. Availability was researched at approx. 2pm Wed. Jul 25

- Comfort Inn & Suites Collingwood

- Georgian Bay Hotel & Conference Centre

- The Westin

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If you’re renting, you’ve likely become frustrated at some point during the process with the fact that you’re “paying your landlord’s mortgage” or simply “not getting ahead”. We’re here to do some of the math for you and help you realize that in some cases, home ownership could actually be more affordable than paying your rent!

The average rental price in Simcoe County for a 2-3 bedroom apartment on starts at $1,300/$1,400 per month and goes up from there, sometimes upwards of $1,800-$2,000 based on where you are located! Older apartment buildings are likely on the lower end, while full house rentals can reach that upper price range.Take a moment to think about the fact that you are likely spending $15,600 - $24,000 per year on RENT ALONE! This is not

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When homeowners are preparing to put their properties on the market, MONEY is often at the forefront of their minds. And everyone has an idea of what their home is worth. Setting a list price accurately could mean the difference between getting an offer quickly, or having your home sit on the market for months with little interest. There are plenty of myths surrounding the science behind pricing strategy, and here we will debunk these myths so you can move forward and allow your Realtor to suggest a list price accurately. 

1. "If we keep waiting, a better offer will come along" 

When sellers receive an offer within the first couple days of their home being on the market, they may be skeptical or hesitant to

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Our country is full of beauty and wonder, and we are lucky enough to live in such a beautiful area of Ontario. So with that, let's Celebrate and welcome others from all over to join us as well! Here is a breakdown of Canada Day Festivities in our Region: 

COLLINGWOOD: 

Celebrate the country and community we call home at the Collingwood Festival for Canada, June 30 - July 1. This glowing family festival in the historic, harbour front community of Collingwood is a traditional tribute to this glorious country.  Enjoy a full line-up of activities for the entire family including strolling entertainment, live music and on-the-water events. In the heart of historic Downtown Collingwood you will find unique shops, restaurants, including more than 25 outdoor

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The entire process of buying your first home can be overwhelming for some. As the biggest purchase of your life, there are many details involved, many processes, and lots of legalities. The Jen Scholte Team has compiled this comprehensive list of tips from various sources bringing them all into one place for your ultimate guide to your First Home Purchase.

Know your Credit Score

Many things can affect your credit score, and if your score is on the lower end you may wish to take some extra time to re-build. Old issues from the past can still affect your credit rating today. The most common, and reputable site that the general public can use to gain access to their Credit Report is Equifax. You will see things like current open credits, payment

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