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 the weight of those trying to walk on it.
Ever had a freezer before? That’s like a soaker only instead of water, your boots fill with corn snow. You can only laugh!
Here in central/south Muskoka, much of the snow has retreated. Remnants are snow banks, forest floor and shady areas. Showing property is more civilized. Boots are still needed, but freezers rarely happen, of course the lakes ARE still frozen. In many places ice is still a foot thick. Forecasted rains are making a dent. Local waterfalls are turning up the volume, not yet a roar and hungry animals are looking for exposed plant life. It’s been a long winter and finding food is work.
5 deer, with their heads down and ears back, were trudging in the rain across ice to find open ground on the island opposite. No umbrellas and no boots. Cold and wet. Hunger trumps comfort. Fresh sprouts are beginning. They’ll be happy soon!
Happy, too, are some early birds. We bought our first cottage one March day years ago. It was a good buy. There’s something about getting a jump on things. That said it’s getting busier each day as people are beginning to come up to see property midweek. The next few weeks are intense. New listings and buyers wanting a cottage for the summer. If you’re coming up, plan ahead. It’s important to book showings in advance, otherwise, for some properties it’s difficult to get in to see them. No time left!
Take a look at what’s happened this week. Questions? Call us! Want to see something? We’ll book it for you.
36 Winchester Drive, Seguin
$3,275,000 – MLS# 186430
First Time Offered! Spectacular Turn-Key Address on Lk Rosseau capturing multi exposures, desired privacy, 210’ shoreline (SRA owned), & showcasing a 3,500 Sq. Ft. 4 bed+bunkie, 3 bath home w/ full walkout & direct access to the boathouse w/ rooftop patio, outdoor kitchen & dream entertainment space while capturing panoramic waterfront views all within minutes of the Village of Rosseau! (Home to Famous Rosseau Market, Fine dining, & Boutique Shopping Experiences.) The main floor features open concept living w/ principal rooms capturing waterfront views, multiple walkouts to the wrap around deck, screened Muskoka room, guest 2PC bath & laundry combo, Master suite 3PC ensuite plus direct walkout to private side deck. The lower level hosts the perfect space for family fun, 3 beds, 4PC bath, & direct walkout to the boathouse – all designed to effortlessly host your private catering & summer functions! Truly a must view! This is the place to have Fun w/ Family & Friends! (Sq Ft Approx). Click here for property listing details.
1027 Sagamo Blvd, Muskoka Lakes
$1,195,000 – MLS# 184126
Opportunity on Royal Muskoka Island. Accessed by a municipally maintained road. Four season enjoyment. Newer two slip boathouse. Gorgeous, long lake views. Use as is or redevelop to fit your own taste. Don’t miss this one! Click here for property listing details.
5780 Kahshe Lake, Kilworthy
$379,000 – MLS# 185062
Water wonderland gem priced to sell on Kahshe Lake. South/West setting, 105 feet of shoreline with deep, weed free swimming. Paddle or ski water wishes fulfilled. Country Muskoka escape setting hidden in the pines for the feeling of privacy when entertaining on the ample decking. Cedar exterior with warm pine interior accents and floors for that sought after cottage charm. 3 bedrooms, open concept walk out to deck lake view. Fully furnished and ready for fun. 1.75 hours to Toronto, under 10 minute boat ride. Click here for property listing details.
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