23 10, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 23 October 2019

By |2019-10-23T00:34:24+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

This has been the year for celebrating a little red berry. From the perspective of harvest, there have been better years. Celebrating? Never better! Great weather and a wonderful turn out for Cranberry Festival in Bala. The village was hopping, fall colours were peaking, days were sunny and the bogs were glorious. This year's Cranfest [...]

11 09, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 11 September 2019

By |2019-09-11T00:19:32+00:00September 11th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Monday it happened. What? You might ask. We'd rather not say, especially after looking at charts and histories of various organizations. We were early. Not a record, but early.  Muskoka had its first frost. Now don't get me wrong, the District was not covered in ice. It was just a glancing kiss. Some would call it [...]

31 07, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka 31 July 2019

By |2019-07-30T11:17:00+00:00July 31st, 2019|General News|0 Comments

Photo credit: Alec Cooper When asked about what they like about being at the cottage, peoples' answers vary. For some, cottage life is about dock time. There are many who enjoy the water - whether they're looking at it, playing in it, boating on it or the sound of it, water is central to a [...]

24 07, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 24 July 2019

By |2019-07-24T00:50:58+00:00July 24th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

This past week we've been out most days showing property. If you've ever looked at Muskoka cottage property, you know most of it has a compromise or two. The question is which compromise you're willing to accept? Lately we've been working with people who seem to want beach. As far as the larger lakes in [...]

17 07, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 17 July 2019

By |2019-07-17T02:13:48+00:00July 17th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

There's an axiom in cottage country. The bigger the lake, the more expensive the land. It's pretty simple, really. The bigger the lake, the more options you have. Lakes like the chain of Fairy, Vernon and Peninsula, the Big 3 of Muskoka, Rosseau and Joseph and Lake of Bays all offer destinations. On those lakes [...]

3 07, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 3 July 2019

By |2019-07-02T14:20:08+00:00July 3rd, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Ditchburn, Johnson, Duke, Minett-Sheilds, Greavette are all names of Muskoka boat builders. Some of them go back to the 1800's. Greavette was making wooden boats in the 1970's. Wooden boats are something Muskoka is known for, even today. This Saturday, at Gravenhurst wharf, the Annual Antique boat show is underway. If you've never been, it's [...]

19 06, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 19 June 2019

By |2019-06-25T20:45:16+00:00June 19th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Muskoka and summer go together. Cottages, boating and S'mores. It's the time of year when family and friends gather by the lake. A very Canadian tradition! Winter's so long, we celebrate summer in unforgettable ways. Ask anyone who grew up cottaging - whether rented or owned - and summer is a main part of memory [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]