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. [...]

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 [...]