Tag Archives: Buying a cottage

Escape to Paradise: 6 Reasons to Invest in a Muskoka Cottage

  Muskoka is a stunning destination, famous for its natural beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities. This region boasts crystal-clear lakes, towering forests, and Canadian Shield granite outcroppings, offering a picture-perfect setting for those seeking a cottage escape. If you’re considering buying a cottage in Muskoka, you’re in for a treat! I’ve compiled six reasons why […]

Buyer Representation Agreement

    When selling a home, most people know they sign a Listing Agreement with a realtor. There is, however, an agreement that realtors ask their buyer clients to sign when they decide to buy a home or cottage. The first step is finding a realtor who knows the area well to help you with […]

4 tips when buying a cottage

There is no perfect cottage. You always need to give up something. Consider what is a non-negotiable must-have and what would be nice to have as you start your search. With this in mind, here are the first four things to consider when buying a cottage.   1. Location, location, location. Do you want privacy […]

Winning the Bidding Wars

When looking at ways to win the real estate bidding wars and achieve your dream spot, I recommend making your offer as clean as possible. First, see your offer as a Seller does? If you are the Seller would you look favourably at the offer you are submitting?  In a Seller’s Market such as the […]

Buyer Beware Dual Agency

I have noticed a new trend of Multiple Representation – buyers wanting to buy only with the listing agent.  Popular opinion seems to recommend that dealing with the seller’s agent would be advantageous.  The thinking is that if the buyer uses the listing agent, they will get a deal as the commission might be less […]

Top 3 Tips When Buying A Cottage

How exciting. You have made the decision to buy a vacation home in Lake of Bays – North Muskoka! You have been on Realtor.ca for the past several months and you can’t wait any longer – now is the time you say. But, before you pick up the phone and make that call to start […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Make the Move to Cottage Country

Are you thinking of leaving the city and making the move to Muskoka cottage country? Here are five reasons I think you should! Upgrade Your Outdoor Living Space There is no doubt that you can make a condo balcony in Toronto cozy, but wouldn’t it be nice to stretch your legs and have space to […]

Cottage Memories

Ready to find your Muskoka Cottage and begin making cottage memories that will last a lifetime? The waterfront specialists at the Richardson Team are here to help. Let the adventure of a lifetime begin.

Caring for Your Septic System

  Caring for your septic system in our ask the expert series: We recently helped a client find a great Muskoka cottage. Our buyer had no knowledge of septic systems and he was concerned to learn that the septic at this cottage was 15 years old. He asked, “Does this mean that I need a […]

Valentines Day Falling in Love with Lake of Bays Muskoka

Valentines Day is celebrated every year on 14 February. It’s the day when people show their affection for another person by sending cards, flowers, chocolates and other messages of love. We cant think of a better way to spend Valentines Day than falling in love with a beautiful cottage for sale on Lake of Bays, Muskoka. Whether you are […]

Buyers Agency Agreement – Should you sign?

What is a Buyer’s Agency Agreement All About?  You have started your cottage search for the perfect spot in Lake of Bays, Muskoka. You are scouring the MLS through Homes Across Canada/Realtor.ca every day…well let’s be honest, 3 times a day…okay, more like 5. But this is serious business; you have narrowed your search to five […]

Cottage Buying in Muskoka? 3 Important Things to know

Are you Cottage Buying in Muskoka?  When you are looking for a new cottage, you likely have a laundry list of items you want in your future abode. From “must haves” to “nice to have”s, we all have an idea of what we need. But did you know that cottage buying in Muskoka and Lake of […]