18 08, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 18 August 2021

By |2021-08-17T22:49:50+00:00August 18th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 18 August 2021 In ‘normal’ years there’s a rhythm. Summer flows to a beat. At the beginning there’s a huge ‘Ahhh’. The release of tension and anticipation of dock time, new tricks to learn on the board, summer friends (the lifelong kind you only see in summer), fire pits and s’mores. The rituals [...]

11 08, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 11 August 2021

By |2021-08-10T23:54:55+00:00August 11th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo by Murat Onder on Unsplash August’s Perseids is our all-time favorite meteor shower. What nighttime event can surpass a heavenly light show when many families are on vacation? The thought of taking a siesta from the heat of the day and then watching this summertime classic in the cool of night is delicious! No [...]

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 [...]

14 07, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: Come on in, the water’s fine!

By |2021-07-13T16:44:28+00:00July 14th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo by Blake Wheeler on Unsplash MarketWATCH Muskoka: Come on in, the water’s fine! “Come on in, the water’s fine!” Is a call of summer, along with “Last one in!” Cooling off is a ritual we enjoy at any age. Splash contests … can openers, Canadaball’s (as our kids called them), jumping from the boathouse [...]

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. [...]

16 06, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: Summer Solstice Edition

By |2021-06-15T16:11:43+00:00June 16th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo by Kristopher Roller on Unsplash   Before our next MarketWatch we will have marked our longest day of the year and formal entry into summer. The solstice. It’s a time steeped in the mists of time and the minds of humans. Structures like Stonehenge and megaliths like Abu Simbel are probably fairly recent in [...]

29 04, 2021

MarketWatch Muskoka: 28 April 2021

By |2021-04-29T01:49:25+00:00April 29th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 28 April 2021 We’ve been working the cottage marketplace for almost 20 years. Most of those years have followed a similar pattern. From the end of March through May, roughly 50% of the year’s business is transacted. 25-30% of the business comes after Labour Day until end of October. Summer accounts for maybe [...]

23 10, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 23 October 2019

By |2019-10-23T00:34:24+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

This has been the year for celebrating a little red berry. From the perspective of harvest, there have been better years. Celebrating? Never better! Great weather and a wonderful turn out for Cranberry Festival in Bala. The village was hopping, fall colours were peaking, days were sunny and the bogs were glorious. This year's Cranfest [...]

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 [...]