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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

17 10, 2018

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 17 October 2018

By |2018-10-17T00:08:17+00:00October 17th, 2018|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 17 October 2018 They tell me cranberries are an anti-oxidant. If they are, then more than 15,000 attendees of Cranberry Festival in Bala last weekend are a lot healthier today! Apparently Saturday was a record day. There's a question whether the festival surpassed total attendance records, but it is known that all passes [...]

3 10, 2018

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 3 October 2018

By |2018-10-03T02:28:23+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Market Watch|0 Comments

Change is definitely in the air and on the horizon. There's something about fall air that's different. It seems crisper, cleaner. It's almost as if it's been put though a filter. Good thing, too! This is the time of year when the forest transitions from being a backdrop to becoming the main event. Almost daily [...]

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 [...]

19 09, 2018

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 19 September 2018

By |2018-09-25T23:21:48+00:00September 19th, 2018|Market Watch|0 Comments

Last week we talked about the fall market and mentioned that properties being listed at this time of year represent good value as sellers want to sell their properties this year. This week there's a property coming to market on Kahshe Lake, one of the shortest commutes from the GTA, with great privacy, SW exposure, [...]

5 09, 2018

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 5 September 2018

By |2018-09-04T17:44:10+00:00September 5th, 2018|Market Watch|0 Comments

With temps in the high 20's and humidity taking the 'feel' of the day even higher, this Labour Day's experience in Muskoka was more like mid-summer. In some parts even the lake wasn't all that refreshing. Swimming from the boat in the deep was the way to go if you wanted to cool off. Off [...]