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Welcome to the SCHOLTE PROspective

Mike Scholte holds an Honours Commerce degree in Economics and Finance. Throughout his career, he has worked as a Real Estate Broker and Manager, Commercial Lender, Financial Planner, Residential Mortgage Lender, and Business Coach. Mike has helped people and businesses grow since 1995. Mike represented the real estate industry as President of the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® in 2020.

Winter has finally arrived in the Southern Georgian Bay region of Ontario, and to many, it's a time to enjoy the pleasures of winter activity. This year has been shrouded in the Covid 19 pandemic and our region like all of Ontario has been in lockdown. This has significantly reduced the number of out-of-area visitors…

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Real Estate Jargon, and What it Means to YOU!

Whether you’re new to the real estate world, or an ‘old hat’ you will no doubt come across unfamiliar ‘jargon’ during the process that will puzzle you, or prompt questions to your Realtor®.  Here are some of the most frequent terms we get asked about.
This piece was written by Debbie Bullock, Sales Representative with the Jen Scholte Team.

Appraisal
An appraisal of your home is an unbiased estimate of how much a home is worth. When purchasing a home, a lender will require an appraisal by a third party, (appraiser), to make sure the loan amount requested is sufficient to cover the amount a buyer wishes to borrow on it. If a home’s appraised value is below what a buyer has offered, the lender may request the…

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Family Day in lockdown is a bit of a curveball, but we have ideas to share! We've come up with 5 funways to spend Family Day this year. Each involves some creativity but they will guarantee a memorable day!

1. Plan an Arts & Crafts Day
Set up stations around your house for a fun day of getting creative, you could have a paint section, a paper planes section, a building blocks section. Whatever you can think up, create a designated section and share all that you made with each other at the end.



2. Go Skating
Bundle up for a beautiful afternoon or evening of skating at Woodview Mountain Top Skating at Blue Mountain. It is a stunning loop and will keep you busy for a few hours taking in the scenery. Woodview Mountain Top Skating


3. Plan an Outdoor…

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NEW LISTINGS 

Our goal is to make navigating our website and home searching as seamless as possible for our clients. For your convenience, we will keep all of our most recent listings in this post. Feel free to bookmark it or refer to it as needed, we will be keeping it refreshed and up to date! If you have any questions regarding any of our listings you can contact us directly at 705-444-4949 or jen@scholtehomes.com. 

63 Betty Blvd, Wasaga Beach

63 Betty Blvd


10138 HWY 26, Collingwood
Commercial Lease

10138 HWY 26 



58 Natures Trail, Wasaga Beach

58 Natures Trail



 

If you have any questions or would like to book a virtual consultation for any of our new listings contact Jen Scholte, Broker at…

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Here we are celebrating Valentine's Day in a pandemic, but you know what, we are determined to still enjoy a nice evening! 
Don't let a lockdown put a damper on your night in, we have come up with 5 ways to celebrate Valentine's Day this year solo or with a partner, we hope you enjoy! 


1. Order Takeout 
If there is one thing that Southern Georgian Bay is not short on, it's amazing restaurants. We have a plethora of restaurants that have adapted to continue serving us the delicious food we know and love. If you're feeling like you want a night away from the kitchen, try something new and order takeout for the occasion.



2. Have a Self-Care Night
You don't need a partner to celebrate Valentine's Day. Show yourself some love and plan a night of self-care!…

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FEBRUARY Book Club - January Review (Rich Dad Poor Dad) February Introduction (The Monk Who Sold His Farrari)


Hello and welcome to our February edition of Virtual Book Club with Andrew Little, Sales Representative with the Jen Scholte Team. I hope everyone had an excellent start to 2021 and found some time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine as well as time to cuddle up by the fire with a good book. Thank you to everyone who has joined or is following along with us. 


For the month of January we read Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki which explores the topic of Personal Finance. Originally published in 1997 this book has been on the top sellers list and sold over 40 Million copies. This book has stood the test of time and is a…

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This piece was written by Melissa Barrett, Sales Representative with the Jen Scholte Team. Melissa is enthusiastic about staying active and is always sure to keep The Jen Scholte Team accountable for their daily steps and inspired by her can-do attitude! Here, Melissa shares how she keeps positive and motivated during our most recent lockdown and hopes that you will join in on the 'get outside' movement.

We’re here. We’re all in this together, but separately. Something we’ve been hearing and saying for nearly a year now. But what does that mean?... 


It means we’re all experiencing the same shifts in our lives. We’re all staying home more, and we’re all missing the ability to hug a friend or a loved one. 


But what if I told you that you…

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This piece was written by Debbie Bullock, Sales Representative with the Jen Scholte Team. Debbie moved from England to Canada in August 2012 with her family. Debbie has travelled extensively throughout Europe, Australia and the US - and after a month of local travel in Ontario settled in Collingwood and hasn't looked back. Debbie has a keen interest in home styles and shares key styles noted in her travels in this blog. 


If you’re anything like me, you find home styles fascinating. The size, layout, exterior, colour, textures, type of building materials, windows all ‘talk’ about the home. On a trip to Australia some years ago, we visited friends who lived in a “Queenslander” and that’s when I first fell in love with this style of home!

Queenslander Home

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Welcome to the SCHOLTE PROspective. 

Mike Scholte holds an Honours Commerce degree in Economics and Finance. Throughout his career, he has worked as a Real Estate Broker and Manager, Commercial Lender, Financial Planner, Residential Mortgage Lender, and Business Coach. Mike has helped people and businesses grow since 1995. Mike represented the real estate industry as President of the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® in 2020.


Statistics are often difficult to interpret and can be somewhat misleading when trying to apply to a practical decision such as a home purchase or sale. It is our intention to be your guide when reading housing statistics so you are able to navigate news and opinions and ultimately filter what is important in…

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JANUARY Book Club - Rich Dad Poor Dad 

Happy New Year everyone! For those of you who I have not had the chance to meet, my name is Andrew Little, Sales Representative for the Jen Scholte Team. 


A new year brings new goals and one of my personal goals for 2021 is to read one book a month related to Finance, Business, Personal Development or Investing. In the past, I have always favoured audiobooks and podcasts over reading hard copies of books due to the fact that I can listen on the go while driving between appointments. This year I have decided to make reading a habit and incorporate 15-30 minutes of reading into my Morning and Evening Routines. 

To start us off for the month of JANUARY I am going to be reading Rich Dad Poor Dad by…

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