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 [...]

10 04, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 10 April 2019

By |2019-04-09T21:01:35+00:00April 10th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

We were in the city yesterday. What a change! The day before we were showing property in the northern reaches of our trading area. While the city trees are budding and crocuses blooming, we were wading through hip deep snow in an unplowed driveway. Because it was warmer, snow was soft and no longer held [...]

3 04, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: April 3, 2019

By |2019-04-03T14:47:45+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Spring. We think of daffodils, crocuses and robins. So far in Muskoka we have robins. This past week saw up to 10cm of snow and, with -10C lows at night, more ice. Bracebridge Falls is a trickle and the river is low pending the onslaught of melt we'll see in the next 3 weeks or [...]

27 03, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 27 March 2019

By |2019-03-27T14:31:15+00:00March 27th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: March 27, 2019 Although we're still 'making ice' (it was -14C last night), we're expecting above freezing highs for the last half of the week. Snow and ice are slowly disappearing. We have to be patient. Spring is on its way! Slower is better.... It's kind of like buying a cottage. You have to [...]

20 03, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 20 March 2019

By |2019-03-20T03:45:54+00:00March 20th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: March 20, 2019 The last couple of weeks have cleared snow from sidewalks, driveways and lawns in most of the Golden Horseshoe. We were there on Sunday and heard robins singing. Definitely early spring in the city! Cottage Country is more like late winter. Snowbanks abound. Last week's rain has turned those hills into [...]

12 03, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: In like a lion?

By |2019-03-12T15:33:27+00:00March 12th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 12 March 2019 There's an old saying about March "In like a lion, out like a lamb" the reverse is also true. In essence it's saying March will begin or end with a storm. We've certainly had lots of storms lately, so another won't be a surprise. A couple of weeks ago the [...]

15 02, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 15 February 2019

By |2019-02-15T23:16:38+00:00February 15th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo Credit: @philevis via Muskoka Tourism MarketWATCH Muskoka: 15 February 2019 This week has confirmed winter is here. Even the deer out my window are in the white stuff up past their knees. It's fun to see them leaping through the snow... I'm waiting to see one roll over with its legs in the air. [...]

25 01, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: Annual Report

By |2019-01-25T04:56:27+00:00January 25th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 24 January 2019 Here we are. The last weekend in January! Aside from some desperately cold temperatures earlier this week things are hopping in central Muskoka. Fire and Ice hits downtown Bracebridge on Saturday. The tubing run down Manitoba Street will be on high speed, the ice rink at the square has a [...]

14 12, 2018

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 14 December 2018

By |2018-12-13T19:18:49+00:00December 14th, 2018|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 14 December 2018 'Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful'... goes the song. The part that goes 'let it snow, let it snow, let it snow' has rung true. Muskoka and the rest of cottage country is covered in a blanket of white. Some of it more than [...]

17 10, 2018

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 17 October 2018

By |2018-10-17T00:08:17+00:00October 17th, 2018|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 17 October 2018 They tell me cranberries are an anti-oxidant. If they are, then more than 15,000 attendees of Cranberry Festival in Bala last weekend are a lot healthier today! Apparently Saturday was a record day. There's a question whether the festival surpassed total attendance records, but it is known that all passes [...]