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The "unofficial" start of summer is here! The Victoria Day long weekend (May 2-4) is widely known to be the weekend that kicks off summer. The weather is (usually) great, spring cleaning is done, the winter jackets are away, and the patios are set... So what are some ideas for this weekend you ask? We're going to cover a little of everything - we're sure you will find something to do depending on the location you're looking! 

So, why not celebrate the Victoria Day Long Weekend the way it was meant to be.... Outdoors, at the lake, on the dock, by the fire, in the boat, under the stars, with great music, in an amazing environment, on a patio sipping drinks, and surrounded by amazing friends and family. Whether you're planning a day trip or a weekend

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Who doesn't love a little Trivia? Try your hand at these Real Estate Trivia game and see how many you know! 

1. Which Restaurant could actually be considered one of the best Real Estate Portfolios in the world? 

2. Which Canadian Company owns the most Real Estate across our great country? 

3. In Scotland, homeowners paint their door this colour to signify when they've paid off their mortgage

4. Think your home is small? The average home in most developing countries is ___ Square Feet

5. Which season is the busiest time for home sellers and buyers? 

6. Which famous home is worth more? - The Home Alone House? or The Friends Apartment? 

7. Listings with these two 'descriptive words' have been found to sell 15% faster, and for 5% more

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There are Two Ways Realtors Work: 

1. Transactional

To many Realtors it's purely business, and purely transactional. The realtors that work purely on numbers, identifying clients, closing the deal and then moving on to the next one. 

2. Referral 

Taking time to nurture your relationship with your clients, get to know them, really care for them and have their best interests at heart. Maintain a relationship with them after the deal has closed. And because they took the time to care and make their clients a priority, those clients are happy to refer them to their friends and family because of the outstanding service and care. 

Why We Choose to Work by Referrals: 

Since our primary source of new business is referrals from people who know

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Invest in Ontario’s most popular four-season resort with activities for all ages, all interests, and all skill levels. Relax and let your stresses melt away, or take part in a high-adrenaline outdoor activity! With more than 2 million visitors per year, you can bet your investment will be a smart one at Blue Mountain.

Review some of Blue Mountain’s existing resort condos here to become more informed with the choice that’s right for you. Purchase primarily as an investment and allow the team at Blue to do the work for you, or block out some dates for yourself too!

Sierra Lane Condos

Situated directly across from the Village Conference Centre, Sierra Lane Condos is just on the other side of the first fairway of Monterra. One of the original

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Spring and Summer at Blue Mountain

Are you looking to get out this summer, explore, adventure, hike, bike, kayak or do just about ANYTHING outdoors? Look no further than right here at The Blue Mountains and area! Just 2 hours from Toronto, 1 Hour from Barrie, and 50 minutes from Owen Sound, The Blue Mountains is accessible for all be it a day trip, weekend getaway, or your next vacation home!

Whether you prefer to keep your feet on the ground or soar through the skies, there’s something for everyone in and around Blue.

Here are just some of the adventures you can experience this spring and summer at Blue Mountain:

Apex Bag Jump (On Resort)

Take a leap of faith on the Apex Bagjump. Work your way up to the maximum height of 6.5 meters (21

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It’s now spring, the water is warming up (so we hope!) and the Real Estate Market is waking up from it’s winter slumber! What are the trends and the expectations we are seeing for this Spring Market?

What We’re Expecting:

We expect real estate in our area, Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Meaford and Clearview to remain strong in 2018 despite the cooling of sales and home prices. The past couple years have been rigours and challenging to navigate for both buyers and sellers.

In 2018 we are looking forward to working together from the perspective of ‘right sizing’, ‘investing’ and ‘building our communities’. We are expected to see balance in our marketplace.

According to CMHA the market may cool in certain price points or

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When considering a specific Realtor, you want to be comfortable knowing they are going to make your needs a priority, and they have your best interests at heart. Today we will discuss 10 questions you should ask any Realtor, and how The Jen Scholte Team responds to these questions. 

1. Can I see your References? 

Our references come in the form of our fantastic testimonials. We are happy to share any feedback received from past clients with our current and prospective clients. We are a 100% transparent team, and customer service is at the forefront of our values and mission. We want you to be comfortable you are making the right choice with us! 

2. Can I have a CMA? 

Absolutely! We provide CMA's (Comparative Market Analysis) to all prospective

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You’ve been saving for your down payment, you’ve been looking online, and you’ve been thinking of your ‘must have’ list. The budget is set, and you’ve determined your prime location(s). Perhaps you’ve even begun looking at potential new homes! But there are a few questions still to consider when getting ready to buy your first home, or your second, third, or final home.

Have you thought about which type of purchase you’d like to make? Do you want a freehold property, a land lease, or a condo? Do you know the difference between the three? Here, we will break these down to help you determine which decision is right for you! The Jen Scholte Team is here to assist you in determining the best strategy for your move. 

What is a Freehold?

 

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Though ice hummocks are beautiful, appealing and can portray a wonderful shade of blue, we would like to remind you that while beautiful yes, there are dangers surrounding walking, exploring or playing on the hummocks themselves. 

What are Ice Hummocks?

Ice Hummocks are large chunks of ice that get pushed into shore. They can build up and create quite an intriguing and beautiful shoreline made purely by mother nature.

While the temperatures are fluctuating between winter and spring the waves shift and push the ice shelf around sometimes pulling it out into the lake and other times pushing it back to shore. These 'piles' of ice are not as stable as they may appear however. As tempting as they may be, please don't wander out onto them for a

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Posting Notice Received! You've received notification that you're being posted to CFB Borden or CFB Meaford, now what? 

The Jen Scholte Team is proud to be your knowledgeable and experienced 'go to' team in solving your housing needs and leaving you with a seamless and easy transition. Below is a checklist to ensure we have all details covered in preparation for your house hunting trip. 

  1. If you have noted properties of interest, need more information about the area, have questions about schools, and need to plan for your transition - we'd like to make this easy by having a preliminary phone consultation and introduction. 
  2. If you have a wish list, feel free to share and we can get started searching for you.
  3. Let's discuss any special
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