24 08, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 25 August 2022

By |2022-08-24T23:02:38+00:00August 24th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo Credit: Norm Drolet, "Moose on the Nipissing River" The morning mists have begun in spots, rendering soft the light of dawn on our pre-Cambrian frame. This time of year, with autumn quietly leaving hints, changing leaf tips pulling golden hues to the fore, is rich in abundance. John Keats wrote: Season of mists and [...]

7 07, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 7 July 2022

By |2022-07-06T15:04:23+00:00July 7th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

Segwun by Gordon Harrison MarketWATCH Muskoka: 7 July 2022 At the height of the steam era, Gravenhurst Wharf was a hive of activity. Passengers disembarked from the train🚂 onto the wharf and from there directly onto one of several steamships. For those going north to Royal Muskoka, Windermere, Pinelands or Elgin House (to name only [...]

23 06, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 23 June 2022

By |2022-06-23T00:49:41+00:00June 23rd, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 23 June 2022 Summer steamed in and made itself comfortable, breaking a few records as it did so. Along the way, it effectively diminished the mosquito population. Unexpectedly, summer’s first weekend may be without the ‘Muskoka wave’, a by product of swatting the pesky critters away. Once again, people are congregating, enjoying sights [...]

26 05, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 26 May 2022

By |2022-05-25T16:14:54+00:00May 26th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 26 May 2022 Last week we talked about ticking boxes… making sure the property is right and the compromises it represents are acceptable. In some ways it’s easy dealing with the intellectual exercise of choosing. More and more we’re finding people doing their research online and making their choices without actually seeing the [...]

29 09, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 29 September 2021

By |2021-09-29T00:03:58+00:00September 29th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo by James Wheeler on Unsplash September’s done. No frost yet and none in the forecast. It won’t be long, though. At the time of writing we’re in single digits and the sky is clear. Autumn glory is just around the corner. It looks like the peak of colour and Thanksgiving stand a good chance [...]

15 09, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 15 September 2021

By |2021-09-14T16:21:30+00:00September 15th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

It’s started. Tips are turning.🍁 In some places whole branches are 🔥flaming red. Down our road there’s one 🌳tree which decided to strut its stuff early. Never thought of 🌳trees as being exhibitionists before. But this one will have done it’s full act🤸‍♀️ and be standing there in the altogether before any of its neighbours👨‍👩‍👦‍👦have [...]

4 08, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 4 August 2021

By |2021-08-04T00:15:20+00:00August 4th, 2021|General News|0 Comments

Photo credit: Photo by Anna Samoylova on Unsplash August Civic Holiday. The hump day of summer. This year towns and villages of cottage country were fairly humming compared to last year. Parking spaces were hard to find and some businesses had appropriately distanced line ups outside. After more than a year of quiet, the return [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]