21 07, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: Dog Days of Summer

By |2021-07-20T10:56:37+00:00July 21st, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo by Nima Sarram on Unsplash We’re in the middle. Middle of what? you ask. Dog days, comes the reply. From about July 3 until August 10 this year, are the dog days of summer. The Romans referred to this time as ‘diès canicularès’’ because the sun was nearest to Sirius, the brightest star visible [...]

7 07, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 6 July 2021

By |2021-07-06T21:17:26+00:00July 7th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash The first full week of July. Almost normal. Renters are in place, lakes are busy, shops are open and patios are appropriately distanced. What’s different? Camps are closed and remain quiet. Caterpillars aren’t noisy either, but they are certainly eating their way through the canopy. Underfoot they are slippery. [...]

30 06, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 30 June 2021

By |2021-06-29T22:55:35+00:00June 30th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Definitely summer! This time last year, COVID ruled. People were striving to isolate, learning to work from home and some were determining where home would be. There was an influx of new residents throughout cottage country. This year as we begin to open up and feel more confident, masking and distancing feel less of an [...]

9 06, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 9 June 2021

By |2021-06-08T18:38:40+00:00June 9th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo Credit: © Pictureguy66 The oldest cottage standing on the Big 3 lakes of Muskoka was built in 1868. It’s on an island in Lake Joseph and is truly a summer cottage. Verandah on 3 sides. A summer kitchen off the back. No insulation. High ceilings on the main floor, large windows of glass imported [...]

26 05, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 25 May 2021

By |2021-05-26T00:11:40+00:00May 26th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo 200091254 © John Twynam MarketWATCH Muskoka: 25 May 2021 Out on the water in an evening is the test. Test for what? You ask. Test for summer is the answer. During the off season, lakes are darker. Yes, some land lights are visible but navigation is a land form thing. Getting to where you [...]

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 [...]