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Muskoka Market Insights December 2023

As you prepare to navigate the Muskoka real estate market, whether buying a dream waterfront property or selling your cottage or home, it is important to decipher the market trends. For Buyers: The Muskoka real estate market in December 2023 for residential non-waterfront properties has seen a downturn, with sales numbers falling significantly from the […]

2024 Market Trends

New Year, New Horizons: The 2024 Market Trends for North Muskoka and Lake of Bays Waterfront Properties As we welcome 2024, the allure of North Muskoka and Lake of Bays as a premier destination for luxury waterfront properties is stronger than ever. This prestigious region, known for its pristine natural beauty and exclusive amenities, stands […]

Dock Dreams to Reality: Navigating Construction & Repairs on Lake of Bays

A question I receive often is concerning the rules for building a new dock or repairing an existing dock.  To build a new dock or repair an existing dock on Lake of Bays, you must comply with both the requirements of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) and the Township of Lake of […]

Embracing Winter’s Magic in Muskoka

Embracing Winter’s Magic in North Muskoka and Lake of Bays Amidst the crisp, fresh air and the quiet whisper of snowflakes settling on the landscape, my home – North Muskoka/Lake of Bays transforms into a serene winter paradise. Winter here is not just a season; it’s a canvas that beckons adventure-seekers and peace-lovers alike. Let’s […]

Muskoka Market Update – October 2023

October saw a strange split in trends. While the sales of non-waterfront residential properties are steadily declining, there’s a contrasting increase in the sales of waterfront homes. This period has also seen a remarkable rise in new listings, which has caused overall property inventories to slightly exceed the usual averages. This is particularly notable in […]

Preparing Your Muskoka Cottage for Winter

Preparing Your Muskoka Cottage for the Winter: Top Tips for a Stress-Free Off-Season As the vibrant fall colours start to fade in North Muskoka and Lake of Bays, the chilling breeze of winter quietly whispers in the air. It’s the inevitable sign that it’s time to say goodbye to your cherished waterfront retreat and get […]

The Ultimate Cottage Ownership Destination

    If you’ve been considering investing in a vacation property, you may have found yourself overwhelmed by the countless options available in Ontario. While popular destinations like Haliburton, Parry Sound or the Thousand Islands offer their fair share of charm, there is something truly special about Muskoka/Lake of Bays. As a real estate broker […]

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 […]

2023 Hot Decor Trends

This year’s hot home trends are fun and exciting – all about self-expression, encouraging you to go bold with colour. The colour of the year, Viva Magenta, allows you to experiment and free your self-expression. Other trending 2023 colours are green, blue, paprika, and raspberry blush. There are lots of ways you can incorporate these […]

Home Stigmas: Dare To Buy?

Stigma definition Properties with a stigma are frequently a source of confusion for both sellers and purchasers. There are grey areas in the categorization of stigmatized property. “A property that a buyer or the general public thinks is less desirable because they think or believe that there are fewer people who want it, which lowers […]

Stress Free Home Buying Secrets

Groundwork Gather all your financial paperwork – bank statements, credit card statements, pay stubs, and loan documents. Your mortgage professional will want to see all your financial documents when making your loan application. Choose Your Realtor  Sign a Buyer Agency agreement with your realtor. Make sure you choose an experienced local realtor that you are […]

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 […]