19 05, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 19 May 2022

By |2022-05-19T11:35:40+00:00May 19th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

Tick all the 5 boxes and we call that A class land. 5 boxes? What are they? Whether we’re speaking with sellers or buyers, it’s important they understand it’s the things that cannot be changed that matter most when selling or buying. The 5 boxes of waterfront property are (in no particular order) view, nature [...]

12 05, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 12 May 2022

By |2022-05-11T22:32:16+00:00May 12th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 12 May 2022 Trillium. Our Provincial flower. Its 3 pointed bloom is easily recognized by graphic representation on official documents of Ontario; Driver’s Licenses and Health Cards. We see the flower almost every day throughout the year. And yet, as it is now, with hardwood bushes being full of them carpeting the forest [...]

13 04, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 13 April 2022

By |2022-04-13T01:50:42+00:00April 13th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

  Snowdrops seem like a ruse. They give a little hope (and joy) before the next dump of snow or bout of freezing rain. Crocuses on the other hand, closely followed by Cilla, are an affirmation. The ground is warming up (finally) and winter has lost its grip. There may yet be a dump (look [...]

25 08, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 25 August 2021

By |2021-08-24T15:00:26+00:00August 25th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Every once in a while a unique property comes to market. In 2007 such a property did. On Lake Rosseau it had smaller frontage (100’) facing west. Gentle land. It’s uniqueness was twofold. First, it had an old two storey boathouse with two bedrooms and a full kitchen. Second, the cottage was new, a rebuild, [...]

28 07, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 28 July 2021

By |2021-07-27T13:49:02+00:00July 28th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo Credit: Jamie Sherman. We’ve recently talked about the watershed and lake levels. Those in Haliburton which feed the Trent-Severn are at spring height, meaning their water level is now several feet above where it would be at the end of July. Throughout Simcoe, Parry Sound, Muskoka and Haliburton, valleys and seasonal creek beds are [...]

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 [...]