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. [...]

26 10, 2020

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 27 October 2020

By |2020-10-26T20:57:14+00:00October 26th, 2020|Market Watch|0 Comments

In usual years the waterfront recreational marketplace enters hibernation about now. Cold, winds and driving rain are enough to dampen interest and drive, with potential buyers shelving cottage dreams until spring. Unusual years, by definition, don't come around very often. This year is one of those. Fuelled by Coronavirus and the realization 'working from home' [...]

13 10, 2020

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 14 October 2020

By |2020-10-13T13:18:17+00:00October 13th, 2020|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo Credit: Scott Webb MarketWATCH Muskoka: 14 October 2020 Colour has passed its peak. Leaves, now turning from gold to brown, are soft upon the forest floor. Their scent evoking a time of hiding in piles of them, playing in forts of them, throwing armfuls of them at one another. Fall smells good in the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]