31 08, 2023

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 31 August 2023

By |2023-08-30T19:09:35+00:00August 31st, 2023|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 31 August 2023   Hard to realize the cool nights are not an aberration. Autumn is definitely creeping over the transom. Sunset cruises require an extra layer - especially if it’s a star gazing trip too. Even with all the lakeside activity and cottages lit up, stars in these parts outshine anything that [...]

24 08, 2023

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 24 August 2023

By |2023-08-23T21:40:57+00:00August 24th, 2023|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 24 August 2023 At this stage of the season gears change. People are thinking about 'back to school' and for a short while, there's a respite in our cottage market. Another move is afoot too. This is the time of year where some leave cottaging for good. It's their last summer at the [...]

10 08, 2023

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 10 August 2023

By |2023-08-10T22:55:38+00:00August 10th, 2023|Market Watch|0 Comments

On our property we have two fruit trees. Deer are indiscriminate. They eat whatever has fallen or they can reach. The red berries that gleam like cherries in the sun, are crabs. The others an old Ontario variety long forgotten. They’re on a tree planted when the original home was built here in the 1870’s [...]

27 07, 2023

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 27 July 2023

By |2023-07-27T17:18:11+00:00July 27th, 2023|Market Watch|0 Comments

Unlike usual summers of years gone by, cottage sales in the area we work have continued to 'tick over'. Yes the volume is down from the spring rush and yes, the number of price reductions seems higher than previous summers at this time. The however is, expectations of the spring market were higher than the [...]

20 07, 2023

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 20 JULY 2023

By |2023-07-20T15:44:28+00:00July 20th, 2023|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 20 JULY 2023 Ribs. Did someone say ribs? This weekend, Gravenhurst’s Ribfest is on deck. Definitely a fun time - especially if ‘party’ is an important part of your vocabulary. With half a dozen rib vendors or more, the choice of flavours is varied, tasty and interesting. Doneness, too, whether your preference is [...]

29 06, 2023

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 🍁Canada Day edition🍁

By |2023-06-29T03:06:44+00:00June 29th, 2023|Market Watch|0 Comments

🍁Canada Day!🍁 The first long weekend of the summer. Even though the last few days have inundated the region with heavy rain, concern still exists for wild fires raging north and east of us. A number of fireworks displays have been canceled and bans are in effect in many Townships. What’s Canada Day🍁 without fireworks🧨? [...]

22 06, 2023

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 22 June 2023

By |2023-06-23T14:02:53+00:00June 22nd, 2023|Market Watch|0 Comments

It’s happened. The longest day. In these parts evening lasts until about 10pm before nightfall. Dusk lingers and amazingly, birds continue their conversation until dark. No sleeping in though, at 0430 they are back at it. Hard to tell whether it’s joy they’re sharing in the morning, or comments about lack of sleep. Regardless, for [...]

8 06, 2023

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 8 June 2023

By |2023-06-08T13:19:36+00:00June 8th, 2023|Market Watch|0 Comments

We’ve slid into June accompanied by haze from forest fires and warnings that open fires, fireworks and cigarette butts are problematic. As far as fires and fireworks go, they are banned throughout Muskoka. Earlier in the week we were just east of Baysville showing a remarkable property with arguably the finest views we’ve seen in [...]

11 05, 2023

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 11 May 2023

By |2023-05-11T02:34:13+00:00May 11th, 2023|Market Watch|0 Comments

Trillium are blooming. In places the forest floor is a carpet of deep red and brilliant white. This week will be the highlight of Ontario’s flower in these parts. It’s likely, too, as it usually is, that black flies will have their heyday as well. For about 10 days the beauty of the forest is [...]

27 04, 2023

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 27 April 2023

By |2023-04-26T19:36:37+00:00April 27th, 2023|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo by Jeremy Hynes on Unsplash   💦Water flowing over the Bracebridge Falls has crested. The last 4 days has seen water levels in Bracebridge Bay dropping about an inch per day. Today it was more. That doesn’t mean levels have dropped any on Lake Muskoka, though. There seems to be a delay in reaction. [...]