22 05, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 22 May 2019

By |2019-05-21T15:30:38+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Phew! It's over. The opening long weekend for Summer 2019 is in the history books. THE SEASON has started. Not the most summery of May 2-4 weekends we've had. For cottagers on the main course of the Muskoka Watershed, it was a weekend of work too. Although water levels are approaching normal there is a [...]

15 05, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 15 May 2019

By |2019-05-15T21:50:17+00:00May 15th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Hemlocks are an interesting tree. Found throughout our trading area, they grow in community. Hemlocks are rarely found growing as a single specimen. If one falls, there's a better than even chance another will too. They depend on one another for support. Root systems are shallow and intertwine with other hemlocks. Their canopy, when together, [...]

8 05, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 8 May 2019

By |2019-05-07T22:27:49+00:00May 8th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

"On the level" has a lot of meaning. From a building perspective we all want to know work was done on the level. We want our counters level, our floors level and our windows and doors level so they open and shut easily. In relationships we want to know we're being treated fairly and what [...]

24 04, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 24 April 2019

By |2019-04-23T20:21:47+00:00April 24th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo credit: John Panikkar MarketWATCH Muskoka: 24 April 2019 Think of the hockey pool, football pool, even 'chase the ace'. Excitement, interest and the stuff that water cooler chat is made of. Here, it's 'ice out'. When's the date? What's the time? Last week we gave you a chart of ice out dates since 1880. That's [...]

10 04, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 10 April 2019

By |2019-04-09T21:01:35+00:00April 10th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

We were in the city yesterday. What a change! The day before we were showing property in the northern reaches of our trading area. While the city trees are budding and crocuses blooming, we were wading through hip deep snow in an unplowed driveway. Because it was warmer, snow was soft and no longer held [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

22 08, 2018

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 22 August 2018

By |2018-08-21T15:00:57+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Market Watch|0 Comments

As we approach fall in Muskoka, the pace of play changes. Think languid. Think reflective. Think art. For 40 years the Fall studio tour has been a highlight for those who live here and those who want to. The Artistic community in cottage country has grown over the years. Although we think of The Group [...]

15 08, 2018

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 15 August 2018

By |2018-08-14T19:22:57+00:00August 15th, 2018|Market Watch|0 Comments

Last Saturday the boys and their boats put on their show in Port Carling with the Muskoka Lakes Association biennial Antique Boat Show. The sight was one to behold. Ditchburn, Duke, Minett Shields, SeaBird, Greavette were all there as well as many others. Fine craftsmanship, beautiful lines, wonderful finishes with sounds to match. The burble [...]

8 08, 2018

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 8 August 2018

By |2018-08-07T15:58:49+00:00August 8th, 2018|Market Watch|0 Comments

We know the forest is dry. A fire ban is in effect. One day last week we could smell the smoke from Parry Sound 33 an 11,000 hectare burn north and west of Parry Sound more than 150 kms away. On the upside, smoke haze leads to great sunsets. We understand, too, that forest fires [...]