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April 17, 2024

Coming Soon! Unique Muskoka Bungalow

Exclusive Listing ~ Large spacious family home! Nestled on a 2.55 acres parcel with ample trees for privacy, this is the ultimate spacious family home. Located in the quaint town of Port Sydney and close to the public beach on Mary Lake. This home features 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, an open concept kitchen, living room, breakfast nook and a separate dining room. Relax in the screened Muskoka Room and overlook nature! Minutes from LCBO, grocery store, hardware, gas station, golf, churches and 20 minutes from Huntsville or Bracebridge. Offered at $1,100,000.00 Potential for retirement home, B&B or multi generational home […]
July 20, 2023

Home Prices Across Canada

What is going on with housing prices across Canada Canada’s real estate market has been experiencing unprecedented changes in recent years, partly driven by the surging population. The country is now home to 40 million people, after hitting the milestone this year, and the federal government’s plan to welcome an additional 1.5 million immigrants by 2025 has set the stage for a significant demographic shift. Historically, population growth has played a role in home prices, as more people require housing. Home prices are influenced by a myriad of factors, including economic cycles, demand, demographic shifts, government policies, and interest rates, […]
March 11, 2023

What Buyers Want to See when They Walk into a Room

What Buyers Want to See When They Walk into a Room When buyers view your property, they’re likely to visit each room and look around. Their imagination is turned on high. Often, within just a few moments in a space, they’ll form an impression — ideally, a positive one! So, how do you ensure each room shows well? Here’s what buyers want to see: 1. Space. Buyers will often mentally fit their furniture into a room when they see it. So, make sure each room is uncluttered and staged in a way that showcases its spaciousness. 2. Functionality. Buyers want to see […]
March 4, 2023

How do REALTORS® assess a home’s value?

How do REALTORS® assess a home’s value? 1) Location, location, location: neighbourhoods and streets vary in value, so understanding these pros and cons is vital to accurately assessing value. 2) Size of the home: homes with more livable square footage are generally worth more. 3) Age and condition of the home: a well-kept and maintained home is typically more desirable for buyers. 4) Recent updates or upgrades to the home: do buyers have to worry about an old roof, windows and heating, ventilation and air conditioning? If not, and in general, the fewer major items that require replacement or repair, […]
February 24, 2023

Welcome to Dwight, Lake of Bays Muskoka

Welcome to Dwight, Lake of Bays Muskoka Known as the “Gateway to Algonquin Park,” this small village with a big heart is definitely a must-see destination. Dwight is a popular tourist and cottager destination at the very north end of Lake of Bays. This quaint village was established in 1875 by settler Edmund James Gouldie. Dwight is surrounded by Muskoka’s rugged and raw landscape with close proximity to Ontario’s famous Algonquin Provincial Park (20k). Each season presents a new reason to discover, explore and love Dwight! In summer you can enjoy maintained hiking/biking trails, nearby world-class golf courses and the […]
February 15, 2023

The Best Home Renovations for the Biggest ROI

Prepping your house for sale can often require an investment to bring it up to current standards and help it compete in the current real estate market. Especially if you’ve lived in the house for several decades, you may be blind to your home’s shortcomings. See the top home renovations to ensure your return on investment. Paint Painting is probably the most under-appreciated home improvement and was chosen as one of the top three renovations for return on investment in 18 of the 31 housing markets in a RE/MAX study, including in Toronto. It provides a high return for a […]
January 30, 2023

Buyer’s Most asked Questions

Buyer’s Most asked Questions Buying a home/cottage is no easy task. It’s likely the biggest investment you’ll ever make in your lifetime and there are so many things you need to take into consideration, like where you should live, how much you can afford to spend, and when the right time to move is. What do I need to qualify for a mortgage? “In order to qualify for a mortgage, you’ll need to have the necessary down payment, show proof of employment, and proof of income along with your credit score. Above all, you’ll need to be able to prove […]
January 30, 2023

A bit about Lake of Bays, Muskoka

The Township of Lake of Bays is located in northeastern Muskoka, beside world-renowned Algonquin Park. Known for its natural beauty, charming hamlets and recreational opportunities, Lake of Bays is a vibrant four-season community. With picturesque landscapes, outdoor activities, speciality shops and restaurants, Lake of Bays is the ideal place to live and work. It is also a premier destination for cottagers and travellers seeking a summer playground or a winter wonderland. Location: Lake of Bays is situated just east of Huntsville, Muskoka and is 2 hours north of Toronto, Ontario, 1 hour south of North Bay, and 3.5 hours west […]
January 6, 2023

Location + Custom Vacation Home + Income Potential + Big Lake

Location + Custom Vacation Home + Income Potential + Big Lake Incredible offering nestled amidst perfect privacy within minutes to Dwight and 20km to Downtown Huntsville. Situated minutes from shops, restaurants, amenities, hiking trails, golf, Hidden Valley Ski Hill and many more recreation opportunities! 6 Bedroom, 5 Bathroom Home with lower level walkout to the sandy beach area Woodsy interior with gorgeous granite fireplace, multiple decks and a Muskoka Room off the kitchen for summer dining. Sprawl out in this large home with a separate family room and media room Privacy assured – Well-treed large property with 510ft of shoreline, […]
January 5, 2023

Seller’s Biggest Questions

How do I prepare my home before I sell it? When preparing to sell your home or cottage, the first thing to do is make it presentable. This means giving the entire house a thorough cleaning and making small repairs. Mop the floors, scrub the bathrooms, and get rid of all the grime in the kitchen. Little things like patching holes in the wall, changing burned-out lightbulbs, and repairing broken appliances can make your place stand out in a crowded market. And don’t forget about paint — returning the walls to a neutral colour can help your house sell quicker. […]