10 11, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 10 November 2022

By |2022-11-09T21:17:21+00:00November 10th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

Traditions change. It used to be there were two seasons for cottagers. 💦Water on and water off❄️. Water on marked the opening of the season, usually early May. While water off often happened at 🦃Thanksgiving or shortly after. I remember childhood Thanksgivings focused as much on closing up for winter as having Turkey. Mornings with [...]

27 10, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 27 October 2022

By |2022-10-26T16:00:26+00:00October 27th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

The last leaf clings to the bough and the forest floor is covered in gold. Time to go leaf kicking! On the water, managed levels are down in preparation for the coming freeze. Boats are still out on the water though. What some people still have to learn, is passage ways are not the same. [...]

6 10, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: Thanksgiving edition

By |2022-10-05T21:15:08+00:00October 6th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

This past week has been true to the season with new listings and reductions. A bit like being a kid in a candy store, there’s a lot to see! Not only a lot to see in real estate, the Pre-Cambrian Shield as aglow. Colour is popping everywhere. A particular tree we’ve been watching started to [...]

29 09, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 29 September 2022

By |2022-09-28T17:07:56+00:00September 29th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

Two interesting components of a typical fall market in cottage country are these: 1. Properties come to market that have not been for sale for a long time and 2. Properties which haven’t sold during the season take significant reductions. Both of these have happened this week. In the first instance, a property on Lawrence [...]

14 09, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 15 September 2022

By |2022-09-14T19:26:31+00:00September 14th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

September is a fine time for walking in the woods. Days are warm, swarming insects few, and the sights and sounds of the forest point towards seasonal change. The forest canopy has thinned, animals are busy gathering and tucking away their winter store and the occasional branch is flamed in bright red, standing proud against [...]

18 08, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 18 August 2022

By |2022-08-17T14:13:23+00:00August 18th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo courtesy of Peter Hermann Wooden boats. There was a time when all pleasurecraft were made of wood: runabouts, sedans (fixed tops), cabin cruisers. Name it and it was in wood. For a small market, Muskoka had a lot of boat builders. Part of the reason was location… it was hard to get to Muskoka. [...]

11 08, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 11 August 2022

By |2022-08-10T17:44:37+00:00August 11th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

There was a time when culture here reflected how well you could fish, play cards or paddle a canoe. From time to time for extreme culture, a boat trip to Bala and Dunn’s Pavilion (today The Kee) or an evening in the Opera House in Gravenhurst put icing on the cake. Of course there were [...]

21 07, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 21 July 2022

By |2022-07-21T03:16:06+00:00July 21st, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

Come on in! The water’s fine💦, they said. Up until a week ago the waters in these parts were definitely on the refreshing side. Some might say cold. With heat of the last few days there’s been a definite closing of the tolerance gap. Super heated bodies need to cool down and, for the more [...]

7 07, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 7 July 2022

By |2022-07-06T15:04:23+00:00July 7th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

Segwun by Gordon Harrison MarketWATCH Muskoka: 7 July 2022 At the height of the steam era, Gravenhurst Wharf was a hive of activity. Passengers disembarked from the train🚂 onto the wharf and from there directly onto one of several steamships. For those going north to Royal Muskoka, Windermere, Pinelands or Elgin House (to name only [...]

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 [...]