Cottage Q&A: With the recent interest rate cut, is now a good time to buy a cottage?

Last week’s Bank of Canada interest rate cut caught the attention of potential cottage buyers. Ottawa-based mortgage broker Andrew Thake will tell you that his inbox was flooded with client messages after the announcement. But is the 25-basis-point drop enough to throw in a cottage bid, or should you wait to see how the market […]

House of the Week

House of the Week: $5 million for a woodsy cottage on Lake Muskoka TORONTO LIFE REAL ESTATE BY ALI AMAD | PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANDRE CARRIERE |  NOVEMBER 8, 2021 Address: 1067 Marina RoadRegion: MuskokaAgent: Kelly Fallis, Sales Representative, Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd., BrokeragePrice: $4,995,000 The place A bungalow on Lake Muskoka, located a 20-minute drive north […]

Muskoka’s new cottagers: Pandemic has 
supercharged our real estate market

City dwellers from southern Ontario have fled north to become first-time Muskoka home and cottage owners, setting new records for property prices and sales By Patti Vipond MuskokaRegion.com Thursday, May 13, 2021 6 min to read Muskoka’s real estate market from spring 2020 to the present could best be summarized in two words: unprecedented demand. […]

Details of Expected Costs for Southern Muskoka – Blog

Building in Southern Muskoka

Building in Southern Muskoka Recall me saying I never knew 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 […]

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 which is super useful. Why?  Because anyone that’s made the move from the big smoke or other doesn’t […]

Tri Island Love – Lake Muskoka

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 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 air for at […]

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

Buying a property 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 […]