Ask The Expert

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We are shifting into a new 'normal' as we see the work from home model being adopted by many businesses. This allows people to come north and live further from their workplace, saving commute time and increasing the need for a home office and sufficient Internet.  

Some things to consider if your new remote work schedule allows you to work from home and relocate is - does your next home need to meet the 'work from home' requirements?
If you will be working from home let your REALTOR® know, there are many things that should be considered when house hunting to allow you to conduct business from home.  

The Jen Scholte Team has an abundance of relocation experience and is prepared to check off your work from home requirements for your next move! 

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Having a great first impression, giving your home a friendly facelift and adding an element of interest can really pay off. Consider clean lines, colourful touches an element's that will make everyone smile.

As Realtors we look at projects that will increase the happiness of our homeowners, consider how much these projects will appeal to future buyers and recover 100% of the cost of your investment. A resounding yes to all of these questions is a sure-fire way to improve the value of your home by enhancing the curb appeal and outdoor features.

Here are the top five recommendations according to the National Association of Realtors Outdoor Features Impact Report.

  1. Landscape Maintenance 

  2. Consider a landscape upgrade 

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 COVID KEY CHANGES IN REAL ETSATE

The real estate industry is a prime example of an industry that has had to shift from conducting essential business in person to online. While real estate agents have been deemed an “Essential Service” by the Ontario government, there have been some key changes operationally, and systematically to provide a fluid real estate transaction with minimal contact.

What can buyers and sellers expect from The Jen Scholte Team during these uncertain times? Listen to the clip below where Expert Jen Scholte gives a brief of the key short- and long-term changes that will need to be implemented and maintained to meet clients where they are.

Clip from The Peak 95.1 FM's Ask The Expert with Jen Scholte:

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 real estate as an essential service jen scholte

This week, real estate was deemed an essential service in Ontario. With local and federal governments implementing stay-at-home orders, real estate agents are having to redefine how they do business and find innovative ways to meet with clients while maintaining the health and safety of all parties involved. 
Many are left wondering what the current state of the real estate market is, how real estate agents are adapting and if now is a good time to enter into the market.

This morning on the Peak 95.1FM's Ask The Expert series, Jen Scholte provided concise answers to the questions floating around in many people's minds.

If you have found yourself wondering any of these questions, listen to the full interview below to get expert real estate advice

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9 Things to Consider When You're Moving

Considering moving into a new home? Amidst a move, you may feel the excitement of a new home wear off and the panic of packing up boxes and getting your finances in order set in. With a whirlwind of things to accomplish, some of the important to-do's may fall to the wayside. We've rounded up 9 expert-approved tips from the Peak 95.1's Real Estate Expert Jen Scholte, Broker to keep you sane and in control during your move.

1. A moving budget removes the financial stress. Budget for movers and cleaners to dinners out and extra supplies.

2. Block your move into your family calendar. Consider family, work and holiday plans so you aren’t having to sacrifice the important things.

3. Collect all important documents. Place them in one box and pick a

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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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