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19 06, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 19 June 2019

By |2019-06-18T15:56:57+00:00June 19th, 2019|General News|0 Comments

Muskoka and summer go together. Cottages, boating and S'mores. It's the time of year when family and friends gather by the lake. A very Canadian tradition! Winter's so long, we celebrate summer in unforgettable ways. Ask anyone who grew up cottaging - whether rented or owned - and summer is a main part of memory [...]

12 06, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 12 June 2019

By |2019-06-11T23:14:48+00:00June 12th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

The River. Long a symbol of passage, a means of transportation, a subject of song. The river flows. At the Hub of the Lakes (Port Carling) the river is the connection between Lake Muskoka and Lakes Rosseau and Joseph. It's called the Indian River because on its banks, when traders, trappers and lumbermen came north, [...]

5 06, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 5 June 2019

By |2019-06-04T21:20:17+00:00June 5th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Sometimes there are hiccups. Things don't go as planned. Oh you get there eventually, but just not in the time or possibly the way you thought. This year, Mother Nature herself, has had a hiccup. The skies are clear and blue, clouds are light, trees and flowers are in bloom. The temperature? Tuesday morning was [...]

29 05, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 29 May 2019

By |2019-05-29T11:45:15+00:00May 29th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Our phones have been ringing, buzzers buzzing and texts pinging. It's been a busy week week for all realtors serving Muskoka, Haliburton and Parry Sound. In our own case we have a made a number of sales and have some new listings. The weather is warmer, the leaves are out, water levels are close to [...]

22 05, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 22 May 2019

By |2019-05-21T15:30:38+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Phew! It's over. The opening long weekend for Summer 2019 is in the history books. THE SEASON has started. Not the most summery of May 2-4 weekends we've had. For cottagers on the main course of the Muskoka Watershed, it was a weekend of work too. Although water levels are approaching normal there is a [...]

15 05, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 15 May 2019

By |2019-05-15T21:50:17+00:00May 15th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Hemlocks are an interesting tree. Found throughout our trading area, they grow in community. Hemlocks are rarely found growing as a single specimen. If one falls, there's a better than even chance another will too. They depend on one another for support. Root systems are shallow and intertwine with other hemlocks. Their canopy, when together, [...]

8 05, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 8 May 2019

By |2019-05-07T22:27:49+00:00May 8th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

"On the level" has a lot of meaning. From a building perspective we all want to know work was done on the level. We want our counters level, our floors level and our windows and doors level so they open and shut easily. In relationships we want to know we're being treated fairly and what [...]

1 05, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 1 May 2019

By |2019-04-30T21:04:07+00:00May 1st, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

It's gone from the Big 3 and after tonight, ice will be gone from most of the other lakes in our trading area. Ice free! But we're not out of the woods yet. The Muskoka watershed is straining at its edges. Rivers are at or over their banks, lakes have pushed the boundaries of high [...]

24 04, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 24 April 2019

By |2019-04-23T20:21:47+00:00April 24th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo credit: John Panikkar MarketWATCH Muskoka: 24 April 2019 Think of the hockey pool, football pool, even 'chase the ace'. Excitement, interest and the stuff that water cooler chat is made of. Here, it's 'ice out'. When's the date? What's the time? Last week we gave you a chart of ice out dates since 1880. That's [...]

17 04, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 04-17-19 Ice Out…

By |2019-04-17T11:12:55+00:00April 17th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

FUN FACTS ABOUT ICE-OUT DATES IN MUSKOKA 2018 tied with 1956 for the second latest ice-out date on record : May 4 Earliest Recorded Ice-Out Date: March 23, 2012 Latest Recorded Ice-Out Date: May 7, 1926 Average Recorded Ice-Out Date: April 19th 89% of Ice-Outs occurred in the month of April Not surprisingly, the long [...]