Category Archives: Cottages

Happy New Year From Cottage Country!

Wishing you all a Very Happy New Year in 2018! There aren’t too many cottages on the market right now, but once we get to the end of January and February you will see new listings for lakefront and riverfront cottages come on,  getting ready for the Spring Market.  Keep […]

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Fall in Muskoka’s Cottage Country

This year the weather in cottage country has been the summer we missed this season.  Thanksgiving weekend was shirt sleeve weather overlooking the lake at midnight and this coming weekend in late October another summer like weekend.  Cottage owners are still enjoying the warmth and beauty of Fall in Muskoka.  […]

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Selling Your Cottage

Well the market has started off very brisk this spring and cottage properties are in demand.  If you are considering selling this year, may I suggest you put your cottage on the market sooner than later.  Cottage prices have been on the rise, being fueled by low inventory and the […]

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Waterfront & Residential Stats for February – The Lakelands

Muskoka Haliburton Orillia – The Lakelands Association of REALTORS® Non-waterfront sales climb to new February record Residential non-waterfront sales activity recorded through the MLS® system of Muskoka Haliburton Orillia – The Lakelands Association of REALTORS® numbered 155 units in February 2017, up 18.3% from February 2016. This was a new […]

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Selling Your Cottage This Spring?

Well winter is almost over and we have had over the average amount of snow as of early February.  This warm weather and rain has taken a lot of the snow down, but there is still a fair bit to go yet.  I have already had a number of inquiries from […]

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Muskoka Haliburton Orillia Waterfront Sales Activity

Muskoka Haliburton Orillia – The Lakelands Association of REALTORS® Non-waterfront and waterfront activity rise to new annual records Residential non-waterfront sales activity recorded through the MLS® system of Muskoka Haliburton Orillia – The Lakelands Association of REALTORS® numbered 91 units in December 2016, down 10.8 per cent from December 2015. […]

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Waterfront Sales Smash September Record

Muskoka Haliburton Orillia – The Lakelands Association of REALTORS® Waterfront sales smash September record Residential non-waterfront sales activity recorded through the MLS® system of Muskoka Haliburton Orillia – The Lakelands Association of REALTORS® numbered 209 units in September 2016, rising 20.8 per cent from September 2015. This was just the […]

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Cottage Life in the Fall

Well it was a gorgeous summer and you couldn’t have asked for better weather to enjoy vacation time at a lakefront cottage in Muskoka.  We are always sad to see another great summer come and go but fall and winter are also spectacular seasons to enjoy. The towns enjoyed a busy […]

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Summer at the Cottage

The fabulous summer weather has arrived in Muskoka Cottage Country.  In this heat what better place than to spend your days at the cottage on the lake.  With interest rates at an all time low, now is a great time to buy that family cottage in Muskoka.  There are many […]

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Spring in Cottage Country

Spring has finally sprung but it is still cool at night in Muskoka. This ice has finally gone out of all the lakes in the Muskoka District and on the Big Three Lakes (Joseph, Rosseau & Muskoka) there was a lot of flood and ice damage.  This is being addressed […]

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Ice Is Out on Lake of Bays

It took a while but the ice is finally out on Lake of Bays.  Boaters be careful as there is a lot of debris and the water levels are still quite high.  Summer at the cottage is on it’s way, if we can just get mother nature to warm things […]

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Lake Levels

MUSKOKA LAKE LEVELS STARTING TO RECEDE The lake levels are slowly beginning to recede from the damaging high water levels we have seen in previous days.  There has still been a lot of damage to docks and boathouses.  There is also a few docks adrift as well as tin boats […]

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Spring Cottage Buying & Selling

It’s Spring and the time to Buy or Sell a Cottage property is here! Spring is here with many Buyers looking at cottages for sale in the Muskoka area and there have already been a number of waterfront sales.  It doesn’t seem to matter if there is still snow on the ground […]

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Tips On Buying Rental Cottage In Muskoka

 Buying Rental Cottage In Muskoka Buying a cottage in today’s market it is often a stretch for many buyers. So how do you buy a cottage and afford to keep it in these economic times? Many of today’s Buyers are purchasing a cottage property, using it for their holidays and renting it out […]

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Buying or Selling a Muskoka Cottage Property

The Cottage Market in Muskoka has been very hot for a number of months now and continues to be coming into Spring 2016.  Inventory is low and desirable, well priced properties are selling quickly.  If you are considering selling, now is the time to get your Muskoka cottage listed.  If […]

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REPAIRING OR INSTALLING A DOCK OR BOATHOUSE AT THE COTTAGE?

MNRF Work Permit Required for Over-Water Structures Posted on February 23, 2016   MNRF Work Permit Required for ALL Structures Over the Water Greater than 161 sq.ft. Due to a recent court decision the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) now requires the submission of an application and issuance […]

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WATERFRONT SALES SET A NEW RECORD IN JANUARY 2016

Residential non-waterfront sales activity recorded through the MLS® system of Muskoka Haliburton Orillia – The Lakelands Association of REALTORS® numbered 89 units in January 2016, dipping 5.3 per cent from January 2015. However this was still the second best January since 2004. Sales of waterfront properties increased by 12.5 per […]

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Waterfront sales set September record – The Lakelands

Muskoka Haliburton Orillia – The Lakelands Association of REALTORS® – Statistics Residential non-waterfront sales activity recorded through the MLS® system of Muskoka Haliburton Orillia – The Lakelands Association of REALTORS® numbered 173 units in September 2015, down 9.4 per cent from September 2014. This was still above the five and […]

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Are You Looking for Your First Waterfront Cottage?

Buying Your First Cottage! The first time I meet with first time cottage buyers, they usually have a list of things that want, expect and must have, as well as a dollar amount that they are willing to spend. Cottage property in Muskoka and Lake of Bays are all different […]

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