24 11, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 24 November 2022

By |2022-11-23T20:24:57+00:00November 24th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo Credit: Crystal Vienneau, Muskoka Realtor The calendar is pretty precise. We have equinoxes in spring and fall… actually those events are considered to be the beginning of the season. Vernal and Autumnal equinox is how they are known. Likewise, the longest and shortest days are considered to be the beginning of their seasons. We’re [...]

10 11, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 10 November 2022

By |2022-11-09T21:17:21+00:00November 10th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

Traditions change. It used to be there were two seasons for cottagers. 💦Water on and water off❄️. Water on marked the opening of the season, usually early May. While water off often happened at 🦃Thanksgiving or shortly after. I remember childhood Thanksgivings focused as much on closing up for winter as having Turkey. Mornings with [...]

27 10, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 27 October 2022

By |2022-10-26T16:00:26+00:00October 27th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

The last leaf clings to the bough and the forest floor is covered in gold. Time to go leaf kicking! On the water, managed levels are down in preparation for the coming freeze. Boats are still out on the water though. What some people still have to learn, is passage ways are not the same. [...]

20 10, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 20 October 2022

By |2022-10-20T01:33:24+00:00October 20th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

As the seasons change, walking through the woods, kicking up fallen leaves stimulates the senses. The smell of leaves is different this time of year. And scents, as you know, stimulate memory. One memory I have from childhood is wondering why, when it gets cold, do trees take their clothes off? Another was watching goldfinches [...]

6 10, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: Thanksgiving edition

By |2022-10-05T21:15:08+00:00October 6th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

This past week has been true to the season with new listings and reductions. A bit like being a kid in a candy store, there’s a lot to see! Not only a lot to see in real estate, the Pre-Cambrian Shield as aglow. Colour is popping everywhere. A particular tree we’ve been watching started to [...]

29 09, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 29 September 2022

By |2022-09-28T17:07:56+00:00September 29th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

Two interesting components of a typical fall market in cottage country are these: 1. Properties come to market that have not been for sale for a long time and 2. Properties which haven’t sold during the season take significant reductions. Both of these have happened this week. In the first instance, a property on Lawrence [...]

14 09, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 15 September 2022

By |2022-09-14T19:26:31+00:00September 14th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

September is a fine time for walking in the woods. Days are warm, swarming insects few, and the sights and sounds of the forest point towards seasonal change. The forest canopy has thinned, animals are busy gathering and tucking away their winter store and the occasional branch is flamed in bright red, standing proud against [...]

8 09, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 8 September 2022

By |2022-09-08T01:09:09+00:00September 8th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

Labour Day. A milepost. Back to school. This year, although the norm, is different from what we have become accustomed to over the last couple of years. School buses are out in force and students are on the streets. It’s amazing to think that for some students who entered high school during the height of [...]

24 08, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 25 August 2022

By |2022-08-24T23:02:38+00:00August 24th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo Credit: Norm Drolet, "Moose on the Nipissing River" The morning mists have begun in spots, rendering soft the light of dawn on our pre-Cambrian frame. This time of year, with autumn quietly leaving hints, changing leaf tips pulling golden hues to the fore, is rich in abundance. John Keats wrote: Season of mists and [...]

18 08, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 18 August 2022

By |2022-08-17T14:13:23+00:00August 18th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo courtesy of Peter Hermann Wooden boats. There was a time when all pleasurecraft were made of wood: runabouts, sedans (fixed tops), cabin cruisers. Name it and it was in wood. For a small market, Muskoka had a lot of boat builders. Part of the reason was location… it was hard to get to Muskoka. [...]