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 [...]

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 [...]

15 01, 2015

Muskoka waterfront real estate report for 2014

By | 2015-01-15T09:39:50+00:00 January 15th, 2015|General News|0 Comments

The Muskoka marketplace in 2014 was ahead of 2013 performance by almost every measure. The number of waterfront properties sold was higher across Muskoka-Haliburton Orillia Board (The Lakelands) by almost 40%, District of Muskoka increased by more than 60% and, the Big 3 lakes by roughly 12%. There was significant movement to smaller lakes by [...]

6 07, 2014

Muskoka's got talent

By | 2018-03-06T20:59:27+00:00 July 6th, 2014|General News|0 Comments

Everyone wins! Each Saturday through July and August the deck of Remax Hallmark's Port Carling office is made over to exhibiting the work of Muskoka artists, artisans and crafts people. This effort is in aide of the Brock and Willa Napier Wellness Centre that will house a Nursing Station, Hospice and Senior's Residence. [...]

26 06, 2014

Muskoka's Got Talent

By | 2018-03-06T20:59:23+00:00 June 26th, 2014|General News|0 Comments

In the last year Port Carling has been very fortunate.  Brock and Willa Napier donated 13 acres along the Indian River to the Town for a Wellness Centre that includes a Nursing Station, Hospice and Retirement Home. Since then, they have made two further gifts totalling one million dollars to the project. Wonderfully kind and [...]

22 06, 2014

Summer's in Muskoka

By | 2018-03-06T20:59:21+00:00 June 22nd, 2014|General News|0 Comments

  On deck! Bridge at Bala Bay We were invited to a Summer Soltice party on Bala Bay. The cottage was a true summer cottage built in 1912 with a magnificent covered porch. Our host had recently completed a 1000 hour restoration of a 1970 Greavette. He took us for a [...]

10 06, 2014

Old Muskoka

By | 2018-03-06T20:59:17+00:00 June 10th, 2014|General News|0 Comments

Unmistakable Old Muskoka On weekends Muskoka is a busy place. Weekdays it settles back to a languid pace. Gone are the big boats with hemis. In their place the puttputt of one bangers, burbles from 4's and sixes and the occasional roar of a lycoming are the mechanical backdrop to scenes of Old [...]

7 02, 2014

Muskoka Marketplace – Annual Report 2013

By | 2018-03-15T19:21:51+00:00 February 7th, 2014|Market Watch|0 Comments

The Snapshot The Muskoka marketplace in 2013 was close to 2012 performance. Dollar volume was higher across Muskoka- Haliburton by almost 4%, District of Muskoka was up by 6% and, the Big 3 lakes by 8%. The number of sales over $3 million was up as the high end of the market performed strongly. Entry [...]

9 07, 2013

Muskoka quiet

By | 2018-03-06T20:58:55+00:00 July 9th, 2013|General News|0 Comments

This year's Annual Antique Boat Show in Gravenhurst was all about speed. Raceboats, muscle boats (as opposed to cars) and sleek machines turned up to show their stuff. A demonstration course was set up and the adventuresome went out in the waters of Muskoka Bay for a little thrill. Not real racing, but it certainly [...]