Chestnut Park is a well known real estate brokerage. But did you know that Chestnut Park is Muskoka's leading firm? CEO Chris Kapches shares the reasons why Muskoka waterfront real estate buyers and sellers should hire the services of a Chesnut Park Sales Representative. You can find the latest copy of Chestnut Park's "Invest in Style" on your dock or in various locations throughout the community to view listings and relevant area information. And, thank you for choosing me to represent your Muskoka waterfront cottage property real estate needs. Contact me directly at 705-646-4693 and enjoy your summer on ...
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2017 Muskoka Market Real Estate Report 1st Quarter
June 16, 2017
Why We Love This Lake Rosseau Muskoka Property
May 19, 2017
Experience Muskoka at it's Finest! Nature at your doorstep Nestled in the forest, this Lake Rosseau cottage retreat enjoys an abundance of Muskokas' wildlife. Some of the “locals” who appreciate its quiet setting include … A buck at the front door A doe crossing the driveway While a wise friend keeps watch from above An inquisitive bear cub comes to call All the Technology of a Home - at the Cottage While inside its walls it offers the best of modern cottage technology, including high speed internet, a thermostat that lets you control the high efficiency multi-stage furnace ...
Spring Cottage Life Show 2017
March 23, 2017
Spring is in the air - and at the Cottage Life Show! Next weekend, Friday March 31st through to Sunday April 2nd The Internation Centre in Mississauga hosts the Spring 2017 Cottage Life Show. Cottaging in Muskoka is a lifestyle all of it's own and the Cottage Life Show features many related exhibits to enhance the cottaging experience. Get excited about the upcoming Muskoka cottage season! The Dock Party - the social hub of the show, proudly serving Muskoka Brewery beer, Muskoka Lakes Cranberry Wine, Georgian Bay Spirit Co., and Walter All-Natural Caesar Mix. Better still proceeds benefit the Cottage Dreams Cancer ...
Spring Flood Potential Muskoka Lakes
March 11, 2017
Muskoka Braces for Another Year of Flooding Although the Muskoka Lakes Association (MLA) has been actively requesting the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) to anticipate and mitigate flooding by lowering the lake levels earlier and to a greater extent than in the past - nothing has changed. The issue of flooding seems to be a constant news topic. With heavy snowfall earlier in the year along with mild temperatures in January and February creating melting conditions there is increased risk of flooding. In fact, only a prolonged period of cold, dry weather will allow lake water to be lowered to target levels. The MLA has ...
Muskoka Lakes Rising Water Warning
March 4, 2017
This just in from Muskoka Lakes Association "RISING WATER ALERT Climate change events which the province in practice apparently fails to fully recognize yet have again put cottagers and other property owners at risk of flooding. The seasonal water level draw down in Lake Muskoka in particular, took a sudden and shocking turn on Feb 24 with the arrival of much warmer weather and rain. While we were pleased to see that the MNRF was drawing down water levels more aggressively during the first 2 months of 2017, as compared to last year, the draw down has largely been ...
2017 Muskoka Cottage Season
February 21, 2017
This is the time of year when many of my clients - buyers and sellers start calling. They are tired of winter weather, shoveling snow and yearn for long, sunny summer days on the Lakes of Muskoka. While summer is still a few months away, this is the time of year to consider your wants and needs in regards to a Muskoka cottage property. Sellers are in touch with me to discuss last years’ market conditions and predictions for the upcoming selling season. We are gathering the details necessary to complete a professional listing with all the information a purchaser ...
Muskoka Market 2016
January 19, 2017
“2016 was a remarkable year for recreational property sales in Muskoka and nearby seasonal markets. It is difficult to pinpoint the reason for this increase in sales activity. 2016 was the second year in a row that saw sales grow fairly dramatically. Some of the factors at play are the following. Firstly, the Muskoka and area market place is in close proximity to the greater Toronto area. Sales of residential resale properties in the greater Toronto area have, in the last two years, exploded. Sales have been strong in all price points, including the high-end properties (properties having a ...
Seasonal Nomad Jack
November 11, 2016
Summer is over along with the real estate selling season and so I’ve made my seasonal exit from Muskoka. Many people have been asking where I will be this year. The past two winter we were based in Fiji and explored various areas of the South Pacific and Indonesia. This year I’m staying closer to home making it easier for friends and family to visit us in sunny St. Thomas, U.S Virgin Islands. From here we plan on visiting many neighbouring islands including St. John, St. Croix, the BVI’s and possibly Puerto Rico. We’ve rented a beautiful ocean front villa, perched ...
September in Muskoka
September 9, 2016
Weekend Warriors That’s what it comes down to now for most cottagers. Children are back to school, adults are back to work having used up all of their vacation time to be here in Muskoka. What a terrific summer we had ... the perfect mix of sunshine, heat and rain to keep the gardens green. Residents of Lakes Muskoka, Rosseau and Joseph have a tradition every year around this time. It is called “Take Back the Lake”. Now this doesn’t mean we don’t welcome cottagers. We thrive on tourism and need the summer traffic. We simply consider this a celebration of ...