30 03, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 30 March 2022

By |2022-03-30T02:42:22+00:00March 30th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo Credit: Marcophotos on Canva MarketWATCH Muskoka: 30 March 2022 The calendar says it’s spring. At the time of writing, the thermometer has a different tale to tell. At -18C you might think it’s mid winter. However, days are longer, robins are here and snow drops can be seen in sheltered spots. Still, making ice, [...]

16 03, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: March edition

By |2022-03-15T17:11:13+00:00March 16th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

March Break. For Cottage Country, this week is often quiet. It’s an opportunity to prepare and think about the coming season. Usually realtors are working to get listings together for the Cottage Life Show and the unofficial beginning of The Season. This year seems to be running on two tracks. Mother Nature gave us a [...]

8 09, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 8 September 2021

By |2021-09-07T21:53:27+00:00September 8th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Gears have changed. School is in session. The summer folk have left. The place seems a little empty. Yes, they’ll be back, but it’s not the same. Our summer vibe is on hold. Not for a year, but certainly through the week. Come the weekend, and the weather’s fine, the vibe will be felt throughout [...]

1 09, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: Labour Day Edition

By |2021-08-31T23:19:20+00:00September 1st, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Water's warm! Come on in... With nights beginning to cool, lake temps are dropping. Another couple of weeks and those of us who have become fans of 80+ degree lakewater may find the cooling effects of starry nights on our water of choice to be a bit brisker than we're accustomed to. This summer's heat [...]

23 06, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: Summer is Here!

By |2021-06-22T21:33:46+00:00June 23rd, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo by Ian Wagg on Unsplash Summer. It’s here! The lakes are warming up, sunsets are glorious and for the first time in a long while it’s difficult to find a parking space on the main drag. Cottagers are back and there’s a general note of happiness in the air. Something we’ve missed for quite [...]

19 05, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 19 May 2021

By |2021-05-18T20:16:12+00:00May 19th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo by Jonas Denil For many of us, May 24 means the beginning of summer. For older generations it was Victoria Day, Firecracker Day, a time of celebrating a long dead Queen’s birthday. But still it marked something special. Warm weather, rounding the clubhouse turn of the school year and racing to the finish line [...]

4 05, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 4 May 2021

By |2021-05-04T12:56:40+00:00May 4th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

After a warmer than usual April, the near north is beginning May with a cool down. At least for the first week of the month we’re into ‘long spring’ mode. Cool and damp. Several days of fairly continuous precipitation bodes well for the forest, wetlands and ecosystem in general. Here, in cottage country, we seem [...]

14 04, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 14 April 2021

By |2021-04-13T15:53:57+00:00April 14th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 14 April 2021 The Muskoka Watershed is managed. There are dams and cataracts running from its source in Algonquin Park all the way to Georgian Bay. It’s a large area. In fact, it’s bigger than Canada’s smallest Province. Elevation changes in the watershed are significant. The Highlands receive much more snowfall than lower [...]

7 04, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 7 April 2021

By |2021-04-07T00:24:41+00:00April 7th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Ice out! Boat in! On Monday we were visiting property on 3 different Muskoka Lakes, one large, one medium and the other ‘just right’. They all had ice in one form or another. The previous night had been well below 0. Protected waters had a thin sheen of clear ice, gently undulating as the lake [...]

11 03, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 11 March 2021

By |2021-03-11T03:53:52+00:00March 11th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

A foggy morning and the temperature is just above 0. Muskoka’s first indication of spring! It will be more than a month before Ice out. There’s still lots of snow to melt too. One of our clients came up to see how her cottage wintered last week. She was shocked walking in to the property. [...]