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 [...]

22 08, 2018

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 22 August 2018

By |2018-08-21T15:00:57+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Market Watch|0 Comments

As we approach fall in Muskoka, the pace of play changes. Think languid. Think reflective. Think art. For 40 years the Fall studio tour has been a highlight for those who live here and those who want to. The Artistic community in cottage country has grown over the years. Although we think of The Group [...]

15 08, 2018

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 15 August 2018

By |2018-08-14T19:22:57+00:00August 15th, 2018|Market Watch|0 Comments

Last Saturday the boys and their boats put on their show in Port Carling with the Muskoka Lakes Association biennial Antique Boat Show. The sight was one to behold. Ditchburn, Duke, Minett Shields, SeaBird, Greavette were all there as well as many others. Fine craftsmanship, beautiful lines, wonderful finishes with sounds to match. The burble [...]