21 07, 2020

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 21 July 2020

By |2020-07-21T19:37:10+00:00July 21st, 2020|Market Watch|0 Comments

Cottages are infectious. About 15% of first time buyers are immune and sell within 5 years, leaving cottaging for ever. The 85%? 40% keep their first cottage. The others learn 'how they cottage' and find something that suits better or move to be closer to friends. For most people, cottaging becomes a way of life. [...]

12 05, 2020

MarketWATCH Muskoka: Spring Quarantine Edition

By |2020-05-11T16:30:19+00:00May 12th, 2020|Market Watch|0 Comments

Carefully, oh so carefully, we have been working. In the past couple of weeks we've had 5 offers accepted. Two of our listings have sold and we have successfully negotiated deals for 3 buyers. Real estate in the time of COVID is different, but it's still active. We've also had enquiries from people who did [...]

2 10, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 2 October 2019

By |2019-10-01T17:13:22+00:00October 2nd, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Cranberries. Tis the season of colour. There's a lot going on in Muskoka right now. Artists have opened their doors for their Studio Tour (part deux), the forest is flashing red and gold and cranberries are punctuating it all with their tart brilliance. Tart? That depends. Cranberry butter tarts are tarts but not tart. Cranberry [...]

4 09, 2019

By |2019-09-03T12:16:36+00:00September 4th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 4 September 2019 September, to our way of thinking, is one of the nicest months in Muskoka. The days are warm, nights cool (very nice for an evening by the fire pit) and the lakes are quiet. Along the shore, the number of lights twinkling across the lake has diminished. An evening cruise [...]

7 08, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 7 August 2019

By |2019-08-07T11:36:25+00:00August 7th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

We're over the hump. The high point of summer has passed sliding into the dog days, named for the Dog Star, Sirius. Found in the constellation Canis Major, it's the brightest star in the night sky. You can see it close to Orion's Belt. We're moving into the time of year when the bugs are [...]

31 07, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka 31 July 2019

By |2020-07-28T13:31:12+00:00July 31st, 2019|General News, Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo credit: Alec Cooper When asked about what they like about being at the cottage, peoples' answers vary. For some, cottage life is about dock time. There are many who enjoy the water - whether they're looking at it, playing in it, boating on it or the sound of it, water is central to a [...]

24 07, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 24 July 2019

By |2019-07-24T00:50:58+00:00July 24th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

This past week we've been out most days showing property. If you've ever looked at Muskoka cottage property, you know most of it has a compromise or two. The question is which compromise you're willing to accept? Lately we've been working with people who seem to want beach. As far as the larger lakes in [...]

17 07, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 17 July 2019

By |2019-07-17T02:13:48+00:00July 17th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

There's an axiom in cottage country. The bigger the lake, the more expensive the land. It's pretty simple, really. The bigger the lake, the more options you have. Lakes like the chain of Fairy, Vernon and Peninsula, the Big 3 of Muskoka, Rosseau and Joseph and Lake of Bays all offer destinations. On those lakes [...]

10 07, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 10 July 2019

By |2019-07-10T02:12:54+00:00July 10th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Canadians apparently eat more donuts per person than any other nationality. I'm pretty sure that's true for at least one other food. Butter tarts. In fact, I'm guessing that if we thought about it, butter tarts in Canada are likely more representative of the National palate than apple pie, beaver tails or even poutine. Canada [...]

3 07, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 3 July 2019

By |2019-07-02T14:20:08+00:00July 3rd, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Ditchburn, Johnson, Duke, Minett-Sheilds, Greavette are all names of Muskoka boat builders. Some of them go back to the 1800's. Greavette was making wooden boats in the 1970's. Wooden boats are something Muskoka is known for, even today. This Saturday, at Gravenhurst wharf, the Annual Antique boat show is underway. If you've never been, it's [...]