11 08, 2020

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 8-11-20

By |2020-08-11T17:03:35+00:00August 11th, 2020|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo Credit: Ramy Mans Dark sky. When people come to cottage country for the first time, they are awed by a clear night. The heavens fairly glimmer with points of light. The night sky is magnificent. To realize our blue planet is barely visible to the stars we see, is simply awe inspiring as the [...]

6 08, 2020

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 6 August 2020

By |2020-08-06T01:26:58+00:00August 6th, 2020|Market Watch|0 Comments

Last week we were talking about making waves, riding them and even getting air. By coincidence, yesterday we were working with a guy who likes air so much he kite boards. We don't often get big wind here, but we've seen kite boarders in other places take air 30' or more. The adrenaline of watching [...]

28 07, 2020

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 29 July 2020

By |2020-07-28T13:27:09+00:00July 28th, 2020|Market Watch|0 Comments

Making waves. We try to make waves from very early days, splashing the bath or in puddles on the street, cannonballs in swimming pools and jumping off the dock. We graduate to making longer waves by leaving wakes behind paddle boats, row boats and, for the lucky ones, tinnies with 9.9's. Making waves comes naturally. [...]

21 07, 2020

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 21 July 2020

By |2020-07-21T19:37:10+00:00July 21st, 2020|Market Watch|0 Comments

Cottages are infectious. About 15% of first time buyers are immune and sell within 5 years, leaving cottaging for ever. The 85%? 40% keep their first cottage. The others learn 'how they cottage' and find something that suits better or move to be closer to friends. For most people, cottaging becomes a way of life. [...]

15 07, 2020

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 15 July 2020

By |2020-07-14T14:13:32+00:00July 15th, 2020|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo Credit: Alexandre-Gregoire Not quite the Dog Days, but still summery. Our heat wave has broken leaving the lake warm and luxurious. Today, with the cooler morning, mist curled its way skyward. Somewhere beyond the bay two loons laughed and closer to shore, a fish momentarily carved the surface of the lake sending gentle waves [...]

8 07, 2020

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 8 July 2020

By |2020-07-07T20:45:04+00:00July 8th, 2020|Market Watch|0 Comments

Summer! Water's warm, days are long and dock time reigns supreme. We've been blessed with warm, dry days and clear night skies. The peak of the season and, in spite of the pandemic, much to be thankful for. This is indeed a beautiful country and the opportunity of enjoying the 'near north', life shaping. For [...]

26 06, 2020

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 26 June 2020

By |2020-07-28T13:31:12+00:00June 26th, 2020|General News, Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo Credit: Basil Thomas on Unsplash Last week we mentioned the beginning of summer. At least that's what the calendar indicates ...the longest day. However the weather gods this week decided to play a few games. Two days ago we received 100 mm of rain. Yesterday our high was about 15C. It was interesting to note points [...]

18 06, 2020

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 18 June 2020

By |2020-06-26T15:51:36+00:00June 18th, 2020|Market Watch|0 Comments

Summer officially starts this weekend with the longest day of the year. I bet we can all name several songs with summer in the title. Two from the 60's come to mind this week, for different reasons. Summer Wind was a chart topper for Sinatra. This week Muskoka really had a summer wind, accompanied by [...]

9 06, 2020

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 9 June 2020

By |2020-06-08T15:52:18+00:00June 9th, 2020|Market Watch|0 Comments

We are easing into summer after a long spring. The lakes are warming and recreational boating is returning. Even short term rentals are OK. Bed and Breakfasts and AirBNBs are now open. Life, though, is the same here in cottage country as it is elsewhere. Distancing prevails and people are vigilant. Relative to the GTA [...]

12 05, 2020

MarketWATCH Muskoka: Spring Quarantine Edition

By |2020-05-11T16:30:19+00:00May 12th, 2020|Market Watch|0 Comments

Carefully, oh so carefully, we have been working. In the past couple of weeks we've had 5 offers accepted. Two of our listings have sold and we have successfully negotiated deals for 3 buyers. Real estate in the time of COVID is different, but it's still active. We've also had enquiries from people who did [...]