30 06, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 30 June 2022

By |2022-06-29T21:41:07+00:00June 30th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

The summer smiles, the summer knows… so goes the song. In these parts we might say, Muskoka smiles, Muskoka knows. The mystique of loon calls, exposed granite shores and whispering pines are special enough. But when the burble of a woody sliding by breaks the soundscape, Muskoka smiles. For more than 120 years inboard motors [...]

2 06, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 2 June 2022

By |2022-06-01T17:30:08+00:00June 2nd, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

June strolls in and kicks back. Days are long and dock time is upon us. For some, early morning is best. Calm waters. Birds doing their bird things. If you’re lucky, a loon will be laughing or a merganser will glide by with its fleet of little ones paddling like mad to keep up. Shore [...]

19 05, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 19 May 2022

By |2022-05-19T11:35:40+00:00May 19th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

Tick all the 5 boxes and we call that A class land. 5 boxes? What are they? Whether we’re speaking with sellers or buyers, it’s important they understand it’s the things that cannot be changed that matter most when selling or buying. The 5 boxes of waterfront property are (in no particular order) view, nature [...]

8 04, 2022

MarketWATCH from Muddy Muskoka: 8 April 2022

By |2022-04-07T22:27:04+00:00April 8th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

The last two days have cut through the vestiges of winter, reducing accumulated snow piles to small mounds of ice. In the woods and on trails, where snow remains, sun does not shine. Even the forest floor is delicately greening. Rivers and creeks are brimming. Cataracts and falls of the watershed are in full voice, [...]

21 07, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: Dog Days of Summer

By |2021-07-20T10:56:37+00:00July 21st, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo by Nima Sarram on Unsplash We’re in the middle. Middle of what? you ask. Dog days, comes the reply. From about July 3 until August 10 this year, are the dog days of summer. The Romans referred to this time as ‘diès canicularès’’ because the sun was nearest to Sirius, the brightest star visible [...]

26 05, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 25 May 2021

By |2021-05-26T00:11:40+00:00May 26th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo 200091254 © John Twynam MarketWATCH Muskoka: 25 May 2021 Out on the water in an evening is the test. Test for what? You ask. Test for summer is the answer. During the off season, lakes are darker. Yes, some land lights are visible but navigation is a land form thing. Getting to where you [...]

29 04, 2021

MarketWatch Muskoka: 28 April 2021

By |2021-04-29T01:49:25+00:00April 29th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 28 April 2021 We’ve been working the cottage marketplace for almost 20 years. Most of those years have followed a similar pattern. From the end of March through May, roughly 50% of the year’s business is transacted. 25-30% of the business comes after Labour Day until end of October. Summer accounts for maybe [...]

24 03, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 24 March 2021

By |2021-03-23T21:12:09+00:00March 24th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 24 March 2021 This past Monday, cottage country was flowing. Whether you were in the woods, walking down a country road or on a lakeshore, the trickling sound of spring run off was everywhere. Ice and snow are leaving. Maybe that’s why the trickle sound seems such a happy noise. At the same [...]

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 [...]

29 08, 2018

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 29 August 2018

By |2018-08-28T15:18:01+00:00August 29th, 2018|Market Watch|0 Comments

It's here! The last long weekend of the summer. We have a warm week leading up to it too! In fact, records are being set as we speak. Night time temperatures in Muskoka are staying warm. The lakes are not cooling yet. They might even be getting warmer. Some years, nights have had their cooling [...]