5 Steps to Generating Multiple Offers on your Home

Home sales (and values) have been on a strong uptick nationwide thanks to low interest rates, freer lending standards and a drop in the foreclosure rate. Sellers everywhere are breathing a giant, collective sigh of relief! But for all of the buyer activity, it seems like most houses sit on one end of two extremes: […]

5 Sources of Down Payment Money you Already Have

Wheher you are planning to put down a full 20 percent or pulling together the cash for a 3.5 percent down payment for an FHA loan, your down payment might be the biggest single cash expenditure you ever make. Some scrimp and save for years, while others can ready the cash with less difficulty, but […]

Lake Muskoka Cottagers: Take action today!

As I mentioned in the evening news brief last night everyone needs to CHANNEL their disbelief and anger of the Lake Muskoka 2019 flood collectively and quickly.  The PC Government of Ontario MUST UPDATE the current watershed management plan they are working from so its in sync with climate change and the new normal. Mega […]

Muskoka Flood Facts 2019

If you follow my RS Muskoka building feed on Instagram or Facebook our predictions about flooding on Lake Muskoka for Spring 2019 are now a reality.   Here are the facts as at April 23, 2019 (11 am) Coles Notes: Water in Muskoka =  connected. For months I’ve been talking about the insane amount of […]

Can You See The Potential in this Muskoka Cottage For Sale?

Fact: no matter what cottage you buy it’s highly likely that you’ll renovate at least some part of it to make it suit your lifestyle. My value-add as a Muskoka realtor is my background in design, building, numbers and logistics. Not only can I spot potential from the minute I see the first picture from […]

Details of Expected Costs for Southern Muskoka

Recall me saying never did I know someone buying a new cottage that thought it was 100% perfect! So renovation or rebuild ahead it likely is. And, whether you are new or old to Muskoka the education of options, requirements and providers is half the battle! Navigating how building permit fees goes in these parts […]

Entrepreneurs & Business Owners: Are You Considering Calling Gravenhurst Home?

If you are considering calling Gravenhurst home, bringing your business to town and/or hiring employees who are new to town listen up. The economic development arm of the town just launched the Gravenhurst Workforce Program to help that is super useful. Why?  Because anyone that’s made the move from the big smoke or other doesn’t just […]

Tri Island Love – Lake Muskoka

There is no question being an islander is a whole different game of cards – you know, that triple lug factor into the car, into the boat and into the cottage!  However, there is no better feeling than leaving the shore and, rain or shine, be forced to inhale a dose of fresh clean Muskoka […]

Muskoka Real Estate Trend: Lifestyle

During the third quarter of 2018, Ontario continued to see noticeable differences between appreciation rates in the Greater Toronto Area and surrounding Golden Horseshoe cities and beyond. Despite some price relief in the GTA, buyers – particularly young families – from the region are venturing out to other Southern Ontario cities in search of more […]

Want to Renovate or Build in Muskoka?

Buying a property in Muskoka isn’t like buying a property almost anywhere else in the world.  Between the swing in temperatures from winter to summer to building on a rock shelf we’re tired of meeting clients at their new property after they’ve purchased only to be the bearer of bad news. It goes with out […]