16 06, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: Summer Solstice Edition

By |2021-06-15T16:11:43+00:00June 16th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo by Kristopher Roller on Unsplash   Before our next MarketWatch we will have marked our longest day of the year and formal entry into summer. The solstice. It’s a time steeped in the mists of time and the minds of humans. Structures like Stonehenge and megaliths like Abu Simbel are probably fairly recent in [...]

9 06, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 9 June 2021

By |2021-06-08T18:38:40+00:00June 9th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo Credit: © Pictureguy66 The oldest cottage standing on the Big 3 lakes of Muskoka was built in 1868. It’s on an island in Lake Joseph and is truly a summer cottage. Verandah on 3 sides. A summer kitchen off the back. No insulation. High ceilings on the main floor, large windows of glass imported [...]

2 06, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 2 June 2021

By |2021-06-01T22:11:53+00:00June 2nd, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Cottage country. What comes to mind first? That old cottage smell? The slamming screen door? S’mores? Loons laughing? For each of us there’s a trigger. Running off the dock is one. Jumping from the boathouse roof is another. Just messing about in boats, whether canoes or tinnies. There’s something about summers at the lake that [...]

26 05, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 25 May 2021

By |2021-05-26T00:11:40+00:00May 26th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo 200091254 © John Twynam MarketWATCH Muskoka: 25 May 2021 Out on the water in an evening is the test. Test for what? You ask. Test for summer is the answer. During the off season, lakes are darker. Yes, some land lights are visible but navigation is a land form thing. Getting to where you [...]

19 05, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 19 May 2021

By |2021-05-18T20:16:12+00:00May 19th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo by Jonas Denil For many of us, May 24 means the beginning of summer. For older generations it was Victoria Day, Firecracker Day, a time of celebrating a long dead Queen’s birthday. But still it marked something special. Warm weather, rounding the clubhouse turn of the school year and racing to the finish line [...]

12 05, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 12 May 2021

By |2021-05-11T21:12:54+00:00May 12th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Trillium. In these parts, Trilliums blooming means spring is truly arrived. Yes, there are other spring flowers, some delicate, some brash in their display. But none seem to be so welcome as Trillium. A forest hillside can turn into a cloud of white basking in springtime sun, when only two short weeks later, leaves have [...]

4 05, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 4 May 2021

By |2021-05-04T12:56:40+00:00May 4th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

After a warmer than usual April, the near north is beginning May with a cool down. At least for the first week of the month we’re into ‘long spring’ mode. Cool and damp. Several days of fairly continuous precipitation bodes well for the forest, wetlands and ecosystem in general. Here, in cottage country, we seem [...]

29 04, 2021

MarketWatch Muskoka: 28 April 2021

By |2021-04-29T01:49:25+00:00April 29th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 28 April 2021 We’ve been working the cottage marketplace for almost 20 years. Most of those years have followed a similar pattern. From the end of March through May, roughly 50% of the year’s business is transacted. 25-30% of the business comes after Labour Day until end of October. Summer accounts for maybe [...]

14 04, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 14 April 2021

By |2021-04-13T15:53:57+00:00April 14th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 14 April 2021 The Muskoka Watershed is managed. There are dams and cataracts running from its source in Algonquin Park all the way to Georgian Bay. It’s a large area. In fact, it’s bigger than Canada’s smallest Province. Elevation changes in the watershed are significant. The Highlands receive much more snowfall than lower [...]

7 04, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 7 April 2021

By |2021-04-07T00:24:41+00:00April 7th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Ice out! Boat in! On Monday we were visiting property on 3 different Muskoka Lakes, one large, one medium and the other ‘just right’. They all had ice in one form or another. The previous night had been well below 0. Protected waters had a thin sheen of clear ice, gently undulating as the lake [...]