29 09, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 29 September 2022

By |2022-09-28T17:07:56+00:00September 29th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

Two interesting components of a typical fall market in cottage country are these: 1. Properties come to market that have not been for sale for a long time and 2. Properties which haven’t sold during the season take significant reductions. Both of these have happened this week. In the first instance, a property on Lawrence [...]

18 08, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 18 August 2022

By |2022-08-17T14:13:23+00:00August 18th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo courtesy of Peter Hermann Wooden boats. There was a time when all pleasurecraft were made of wood: runabouts, sedans (fixed tops), cabin cruisers. Name it and it was in wood. For a small market, Muskoka had a lot of boat builders. Part of the reason was location… it was hard to get to Muskoka. [...]

21 07, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 21 July 2022

By |2022-07-21T03:16:06+00:00July 21st, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

Come on in! The water’s fine💦, they said. Up until a week ago the waters in these parts were definitely on the refreshing side. Some might say cold. With heat of the last few days there’s been a definite closing of the tolerance gap. Super heated bodies need to cool down and, for the more [...]

14 07, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 14 July 2022

By |2022-07-14T03:52:43+00:00July 14th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

Dog days of summer. Named for the brightest star in the summer sky, Sirius. It’s found in Canis Major, the dog constellation. The star has little to do with dogs lazing around in the sun... Although when it comes to dock time, lazing around in the sun is pretty nice - especially with an ice [...]

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 [...]

16 06, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 16 June 2022

By |2022-06-16T03:06:37+00:00June 16th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 16 June 2022 Summer’s languid pace has already come to cottage country. Dock time is approaching full swing. As we head towards the official beginning of summer and the longest day of the year, sunset is firmly in the northwest. Water temps are not yet risen to spending much more than a quick [...]

9 06, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 09 June 2022

By |2022-06-16T03:05:59+00:00June 9th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 9 June 2022 Turn, turn, turn… to everything there is a season. This is our 20th year selling Muskoka. We’ve mapped cycles of waterfront sales, watched waterfront intently and made prognostications over the years. Analysis is part of who we are. We have to know the market. We started relating cottage activity to [...]

2 06, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 2 June 2022

By |2022-06-01T17:30:08+00:00June 2nd, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

June strolls in and kicks back. Days are long and dock time is upon us. For some, early morning is best. Calm waters. Birds doing their bird things. If you’re lucky, a loon will be laughing or a merganser will glide by with its fleet of little ones paddling like mad to keep up. Shore [...]

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 [...]