Lake of Bays Real Estate Blog

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.          

Waterfront Market Update – June 2021

June saw waterfront sales activity moderate as the buying frenzy for cottages and waterfront properties seen in the first quarter of 2021 softened. Buyer fatigue, diminishing urgency for space with the gradual reopening of the economy as vaccination numbers increase, and prices that have reached unseen levels making even those…

Cottage Buyers Considerations

  Cottage buyers urged to consider internet service, water supply and lake entry The call of the loon is strong in Ontario where competition among cottage buyers has been especially fierce while the pandemic curtailed other vacation options. Some features of rural ownership should be deal-breakers, starting with inadequate cell…

May 2021 Muskoka Waterfront Real Estate

May 2021 Market Update Sales of residential waterfront and non-waterfront properties posted one of the best May levels on record according to data from the Lakelands Association of Realtors with demand still outpacing supply. While more inventory is coming onto the market, inventory levels remain low. The month of May…

April 2021 Muskoka Waterfront Market

April 2021 The Lakelands Real Estate board reported 124 non-waterfront residential sales and 129 active listings in Muskoka. April saw buyers continue their strong demand for waterfront properties in Muskoka/Huntsville/Lake of Bays while the inventory of waterfront listings remained low continuing the seller’s market of the past months. As we…

Beautiful Bella Lake

Beautiful Bella Lake Located in the northern portion of  Lake of Bays Township in Muskoka, Bella Lake is a jewel in the crown of Muskoka Lakes. Clean, clear deep water, towering hardwood and softwood trees, hard-packed sand and gentle rock outcroppings are all part of this beautiful and highly sought-after…

Lake of Bays Glenmount Road

Step Back in Time Lake of Bays, Glenmount Road. Visiting Glenmount Road on Lake of Bays in Muskoka,  you step back in history to a time when cottages were the summer spots that families gathered to play board games on covered porches, screen doors banged as the kids headed down to…

3 Tips on Selling in a Sellers Market

In a Seller’s market, inventory is low, and homes generally move quickly. Here are 3 things you can pass on when selling your home in a Sellers Market. 1. Your kitchen is really outdated. The cupboards are whitewashed oak, the countertop is a butcher block laminate and the appliances looked…