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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

26 09, 2018

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 26 September 2018

By |2018-09-25T23:18:16+00:00September 26th, 2018|Market Watch|0 Comments

Someone flicked the switch. September 22 summer ended with a thump. True, Muskoka still hasn't had it's first frost (we've been close ), but nights are definitely cooler and the lakes are quickly losing their heat. There's been at least one misty morning where the air is significantly cooler than the lakes. In Haliburton, particularly [...]