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Found 4 blog entries for April 2021.

Shocking news this week as the Town of Collingwood council officially paused new construction for a year over concerns the water treatment plant is running out of capacity.  There has been a lot of discussion over this decision and of course, opinions on how this will impact the community.  Here are some highlights from the Town of Collingwood's website (Town of Collingwood Council pauses development with interim control by-law - April 26, 2021)

  • An Interim Control By-law (ICBL) is a tool available to Ontario municipalities as part of the Planning Act that places a temporary “freeze” on specified types or locations of development while a municipality is studying or reviewing its land-use policies.
  • Collingwood’s ICBL generally restricts development…
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Does Your Home Have the ‘JOY’ Factor?

When it comes to the enjoyment homeowners gain from renovation projects, a fire feature and irrigation system tied for first place for a perfect JOY Score of 10! JOY Scores range between 1 and 10 and higher figures indicate greater joy from the project. 83% of homeowners who installed a fire feature said they have a greater desire to be home since completing the project, and 69% of homeowners who installed an irrigation system in their garden said they feel a major sense of accomplishment when they think of the project.  There is no shortage of opportunities to enhance your landscape and to reap the benefits these upgrades provide.  However, if your budget is limited, but you still want to offer the JOY factor to…

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Welcome to the SCHOLTE PROspective. 

Mike Scholte holds a 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 your…

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Living an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

As you may or may not know, this is Earth Week. If each of us took small steps towards a more eco-conscious community, we would go a long way to making our world a better place. We are fortunate to live in Canada. Our country offers so much natural beauty and healthy resources. Being eco-wise celebrates what we have been gifted and as good stewards, we pass along healthy values to our next generation. We are visitors of this planet and we need to practice “low impact camping.” Help us to leave our planet better than how we found it.   Here are seven ideas to put in place around your home:
  1. Plant a simple backyard garden - This is the perfect time to consider planting a simple garden…
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