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22 05, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 22 May 2019

By |2019-05-21T15:30:38+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Phew! It's over. The opening long weekend for Summer 2019 is in the history books. THE SEASON has started. Not the most summery of May 2-4 weekends we've had. For cottagers on the main course of the Muskoka Watershed, it was a weekend of work too. Although water levels are approaching normal there is a [...]

15 05, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 15 May 2019

By |2019-05-15T21:50:17+00:00May 15th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Hemlocks are an interesting tree. Found throughout our trading area, they grow in community. Hemlocks are rarely found growing as a single specimen. If one falls, there's a better than even chance another will too. They depend on one another for support. Root systems are shallow and intertwine with other hemlocks. Their canopy, when together, [...]

8 05, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 8 May 2019

By |2019-05-07T22:27:49+00:00May 8th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

"On the level" has a lot of meaning. From a building perspective we all want to know work was done on the level. We want our counters level, our floors level and our windows and doors level so they open and shut easily. In relationships we want to know we're being treated fairly and what [...]

1 05, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 1 May 2019

By |2019-04-30T21:04:07+00:00May 1st, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

It's gone from the Big 3 and after tonight, ice will be gone from most of the other lakes in our trading area. Ice free! But we're not out of the woods yet. The Muskoka watershed is straining at its edges. Rivers are at or over their banks, lakes have pushed the boundaries of high [...]

24 04, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 24 April 2019

By |2019-04-23T20:21:47+00:00April 24th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo credit: John Panikkar MarketWATCH Muskoka: 24 April 2019 Think of the hockey pool, football pool, even 'chase the ace'. Excitement, interest and the stuff that water cooler chat is made of. Here, it's 'ice out'. When's the date? What's the time? Last week we gave you a chart of ice out dates since 1880. That's [...]

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 [...]