15 03, 2018

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 15 March 2018

By | 2018-03-15T20:38:36+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Market Watch|0 Comments

March break is upon us in Ontario. A surprising number of people have decided to take their break in cottage country. Ice conditions are as good as they have been for years. Snow cover is light and it's easy to get around. Snow machiners aren't so happy and cross-country skiing certainly is not a Muskoka [...]

22 02, 2018

Muskoka MarketWATCH: 22 February 2018

By | 2018-03-15T19:19:04+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Market Watch|0 Comments

Muskoka MarketWATCH: 22 February 2018 Gravenhurst, Port Carling and Bracebridge have all enjoyed celebrating winter in Muskoka since our last Marketwatch. Bracebridge closes the main drag, trucks in snow and creates a huge toboggan run right down through the centre of town. Fun! In their own ways other Muskoka communities aren't outdone either. Winter in [...]

17 01, 2018

Muskoka MarketWATCH: Cottage Country Annual Market Report

By | 2018-03-15T19:19:14+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Market Watch|0 Comments

Cottage Country Marketplace The basic message? 2017 was a very strong year. For all segments of our marketplace record average prices were achieved. Most, but not every geography had record numbers of sales. All properties sold faster than in the last 3 years on average and at stronger percentages of ask. We have chosen to take a [...]

20 12, 2017

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 20 December 2017

By | 2018-03-15T19:19:40+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Market Watch|0 Comments

The new listing service, Matrix, is up and running. The change has had a few minor bumps. Largely though, the change has gone smoothly. Some of our subscribers have yet to log on to their new portals. That will create the biggest challenge because the links provided expire in about 10 days unless activated by [...]

15 11, 2017

Muskoka MarketWATCH: 15 November 2017

By | 2018-03-15T19:19:58+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 15 November 2017 Santa came to Bala last week and he's coming to Port Carling this weekend, heading to Bracebridge on December 3rd, with Gravenhurst and Huntsville yet to be visited. Bala's famed Trek to Bethlehem is in another couple of weeks. If you've never experienced it, take your children and grandchildren...it's a [...]

18 10, 2017

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 18 October 2017

By | 2018-03-15T19:20:11+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 18 October 2017 Last week we talked about the Cranberry Festival. Saturday was a gift. The day was dry and warm. Sunday, on the other hand suited ducks and worms better. The festival is a marker that cottage season has changed. Today the sky is clear, the colours (what is left of the [...]

11 10, 2017

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 11 October 2017

By | 2018-03-15T19:20:26+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 11 October 2017   Thanksgiving in midsummer? No, but it certainly felt that way! One of the best weekends Muskoka had to offer all year! Afternoons were glorious. Kids played outside, some of them in the water. Boats were out, some just drifting while the occupants soaked up the rays. Sunsets? Magnificent! Some [...]

4 10, 2017

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 4 October 2017

By | 2018-03-15T19:20:41+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 4 October 2017 Here we are! Thanksgiving is upon us. Turkey time. Some cottagers are using this weekend as the time to get ready for winter, clearing the water lines, installing anti-freeze in reservoirs, putting bubblers in the water and weights on dock decks. Others we know are putting sand and salt barrels [...]

27 09, 2017

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 27 September 2017

By | 2018-03-15T19:20:56+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Market Watch|0 Comments

This past week has been a gift. We spent more time on the water than we have all summer. Weather has been very cooperative. Balmy breezes, gentle waves and rising temperature of the lake has made being waterbound truly enjoyable. Very few boats too, although Monday evening found the lake to be busier than it [...]

20 09, 2017

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 20 September 2017

By | 2018-03-15T19:50:49+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 20 September 2017 Summer and September this year are synonymous. Who would've thought? The lake is warm, as are the evenings. The days? Summer like. Many of us think September is THE BEST month in Muskoka. This year it's even better! The Fall Studio Tour begins this weekend. Maybe this year it will [...]