26 10, 2020

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 27 October 2020

By |2020-10-26T20:57:14+00:00October 26th, 2020|Market Watch|0 Comments

In usual years the waterfront recreational marketplace enters hibernation about now. Cold, winds and driving rain are enough to dampen interest and drive, with potential buyers shelving cottage dreams until spring. Unusual years, by definition, don't come around very often. This year is one of those. Fuelled by Coronavirus and the realization 'working from home' [...]

26 08, 2020

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 26 August 2020

By |2020-08-26T02:03:00+00:00August 26th, 2020|Market Watch|0 Comments

This is the time of year attention begins to switch. For realtors and other service professionals, back to school usually gives us a break. Not so with COVID. The pandemic has a vibe of its own. Some kids are going back, others are being home schooled. Some people are going to the city and others [...]

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. [...]

21 08, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 21 August 2019

By |2019-08-21T00:31:56+00:00August 21st, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Balance. Balance is something we seem to need in our lives. There's work/life balance many of us strive to achieve (getting away to the lake helps). As we age, balance becomes an ever-increasing issue. Losing core strength increases chances of falling. Responding to challenging situations takes balance. Get a little off-balance and people can be [...]