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18 09, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 18 September 2019

By |2019-09-18T14:01:48+00:00September 18th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Summer is back! This week is a classic September weather pattern for these parts. Earlier in the week we were showing property on some smaller lakes. Bright, cloudless day and absolutely calm. The only things moving were frogs, butterflies, fish jumping, deer and birds (including a large flock of turkeys). We were the loudest noise [...]

11 09, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 11 September 2019

By |2019-09-11T00:19:32+00:00September 11th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Monday it happened. What? You might ask. We'd rather not say, especially after looking at charts and histories of various organizations. We were early. Not a record, but early.  Muskoka had its first frost. Now don't get me wrong, the District was not covered in ice. It was just a glancing kiss. Some would call it [...]

4 09, 2019

By |2019-09-03T12:16:36+00:00September 4th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 4 September 2019 September, to our way of thinking, is one of the nicest months in Muskoka. The days are warm, nights cool (very nice for an evening by the fire pit) and the lakes are quiet. Along the shore, the number of lights twinkling across the lake has diminished. An evening cruise [...]

28 08, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 28 August 2019

By |2019-08-27T18:34:30+00:00August 28th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

  Arts and crafts. The term relates to a design period of the late 19th and early 20th century. The 'old Muskoka' style is an offshoot - especially the shingle style cottages of that period. For some, that classic genre represents the Muskoka ideal: large porches or verandas, deep fireplaces and (if you're a purist) [...]

21 08, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 21 August 2019

By |2019-08-21T00:31:56+00:00August 21st, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Balance. Balance is something we seem to need in our lives. There's work/life balance many of us strive to achieve (getting away to the lake helps). As we age, balance becomes an ever-increasing issue. Losing core strength increases chances of falling. Responding to challenging situations takes balance. Get a little off-balance and people can be [...]

14 08, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 14 August 2019

By |2019-08-13T19:02:19+00:00August 14th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

This is a week for shows in Muskoka. Shows of all kinds. Heavenly shows, shows of muscle, art, iron, music and Muskoka shoreline. There's something for every eye to see. Of the heavenly kind the Perseus Meteor Shower begins this week. We think of it as August Fireworks. There have been times when we've seen [...]

7 08, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 7 August 2019

By |2019-08-07T11:36:25+00:00August 7th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

We're over the hump. The high point of summer has passed sliding into the dog days, named for the Dog Star, Sirius. Found in the constellation Canis Major, it's the brightest star in the night sky. You can see it close to Orion's Belt. We're moving into the time of year when the bugs are [...]

31 07, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka 31 July 2019

By |2019-07-30T11:17:00+00:00July 31st, 2019|General News|0 Comments

Photo credit: Alec Cooper When asked about what they like about being at the cottage, peoples' answers vary. For some, cottage life is about dock time. There are many who enjoy the water - whether they're looking at it, playing in it, boating on it or the sound of it, water is central to a [...]

24 07, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 24 July 2019

By |2019-07-24T00:50:58+00:00July 24th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

This past week we've been out most days showing property. If you've ever looked at Muskoka cottage property, you know most of it has a compromise or two. The question is which compromise you're willing to accept? Lately we've been working with people who seem to want beach. As far as the larger lakes in [...]

17 07, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 17 July 2019

By |2019-07-17T02:13:48+00:00July 17th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

There's an axiom in cottage country. The bigger the lake, the more expensive the land. It's pretty simple, really. The bigger the lake, the more options you have. Lakes like the chain of Fairy, Vernon and Peninsula, the Big 3 of Muskoka, Rosseau and Joseph and Lake of Bays all offer destinations. On those lakes [...]