Lake of Bays Real Estate Blog

6 Quick Tips When Opening the Cottage

Spring is here and it's time to Open the Cottage. Let's pack up the car and head north to the cottage. Now that the snow has finally melted and the road into the cottage is open, I can hardly wait to get to the cottage and get it open and…

5 Tips to Help kickstart your spring cleaning

5 tips to help kickstart your spring clean These 5 tips will help you kickstart your cottage spring cleaning because after a long winter, spring is in the air. It's time to get that spring cleaning out of the way so we can be outside and enjoy those lovely summer…

North Muskoka Market Update February 2022

Sale prices of both waterfront and non-waterfront remain at record levels. February inventory levels are at record lows with continuing strong demand from buyers.  Overall sales activity throughout the region recorded the second-best February on record.                    

5 Things Sellers Don’t Want to Hear

The time has come to sell your home. The decision is made, and now the work begins because selling a home is stressful and lots of work. If only it was as simple as a sign on your lawn – but it's not. Things you don't like to hear from…

North Muskoka Market Update January 2022

A lack of available waterfront properties continues to have a large impact on the Muskoka and North Muskoka real estate markets. Buyer demand is robust but without an increase in available listings, the current Seller’s market will continue with prices expected to rise again in 2022.   

Muskoka Market Update – December 2021

Muskoka’s real estate market continues to be hot as 2021 draws to a close. December stats show Muskoka ended the year with a median price increase of 27% year over year for waterfront properties and a 42% increase year over year for residential non-waterfront properties.  The strong Seller’s market doesn’t…

Waterfront Market Update – November 2021

November  2021 waterfront sales in Lake of Bays were on track with 2020 registering one sale less than November prior year. Huntsville waterfront sales activity increased 18%, recording 200 sales versus 169 in November 2020. Active waterfront listings in both Huntsville and Lake of Bays decreased from the prior year. …

10 Awesome New Homeowner Gift Ideas

You’ve been invited to friends to see their new digs.  You want to bring a new homeowner gift to let your friends know you care and share their happiness.  Here are 10 new homeowner gift ideas.     1. From a French tradition comes Charcuterie The art of preparing and…

5 Tips for Selling Your Home without Breaking the Bank

You are thinking of selling your home or cottage – and what a perfect time it is to sell!  Inventory levels are low, and there are more buyers than sellers in this current market. You could just list your home, making no improvements and waiting … and waiting….and waiting for…

Selling Your Muskoka Property in Winter

Selling Your Home or Cottage in the Winter? In the past, popular opinion was that the ideal time to sell your home or cottage was spring or early summer, but buying a home happens throughout the year. Many buyers enjoy the many wonderful winter activities in Muskoka. Also, with limited…

Waterfront Market Update – October 2021

Waterfront and non-waterfront property sales in Huntsville/Lake of Bays, Muskoka saw levels more in line with a typical October. Although we did see a levelling of activity, inventory levels are again heading down after increasing in the past summer months. This trend of stabilization is seen across markets in all…

Waterfront Market Update – July 2021

Sales of waterfront properties in Muskoka, Huntsville and Lake of Bays showed an easing from the frenzy of the first and second quarters. Although the market heat is slowing somewhat, prices remain strong and we are still very much in a Seller's market.          

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