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 [...]

30 03, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 30 March 2021

By |2021-03-29T21:50:28+00:00March 30th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Spring is here. Two days of rain have pretty much put paid to snow in cottage country. Even though snow fell on Monday, it was gone by afternoon. Remnants of winter hide in the shade. Only where snow banks were created or snow fell in hollows or on the north slope does it still have [...]

24 03, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 24 March 2021

By |2021-03-23T21:12:09+00:00March 24th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 24 March 2021 This past Monday, cottage country was flowing. Whether you were in the woods, walking down a country road or on a lakeshore, the trickling sound of spring run off was everywhere. Ice and snow are leaving. Maybe that’s why the trickle sound seems such a happy noise. At the same [...]

17 03, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: ☘️St Paddy’s Day☘️ edition

By |2021-03-16T23:01:04+00:00March 17th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

The lakes may look firm but the ice is rotting. Stay off the lakes! In winter 🧊ice roads are made for builders to drive to island destinations. For 8 weeks, sometimes more, islands are reachable by truck🚚, a bit longer by sled. But when you hear the ‘song of the ice’ which sounds a lot [...]

11 03, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 11 March 2021

By |2021-03-11T03:53:52+00:00March 11th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

A foggy morning and the temperature is just above 0. Muskoka’s first indication of spring! It will be more than a month before Ice out. There’s still lots of snow to melt too. One of our clients came up to see how her cottage wintered last week. She was shocked walking in to the property. [...]

3 03, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 3 March 2021

By |2021-03-02T17:49:27+00:00March 3rd, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo by Terry Matthews   This past week sent a warning: Winter in cottage country is not over! At the time of writing, the morning is bright and cloudless. Beautiful! The temp, though, is minus 18. We’re making ice! Bring your skates... Winter has not slowed us nor cold dulled our senses. Our market has [...]

17 02, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 17 February 2021

By |2021-02-17T00:30:40+00:00February 17th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo Credit: Aaron Huber MarketWATCH Muskoka: 17 February 2021 Hump day.. we all know what that is. Half way to the weekend. Today is hump day of a sort. We’re half way between the beginning of the year and April. Not exactly, but close enough. Winter is on the wane. That said, we had a [...]

4 02, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: February edition

By |2021-02-04T22:59:55+00:00February 4th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: February 2021 edition Most years, for us in cottage country, winter is a time to catch your.breath. It’s a time to plan for the coming year. This year is not the same. Last year’s busyness has continued. People have learned that working from home means home can be just about anywhere. Why not [...]

26 10, 2020

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 27 October 2020

By |2020-10-26T20:57:14+00:00October 26th, 2020|Market Watch|0 Comments

In usual years the waterfront recreational marketplace enters hibernation about now. Cold, winds and driving rain are enough to dampen interest and drive, with potential buyers shelving cottage dreams until spring. Unusual years, by definition, don't come around very often. This year is one of those. Fuelled by Coronavirus and the realization 'working from home' [...]