It became obvious as 2018 wound down that the recreational market place was not immune to what was happening on the broader economic front. Throughout 2018 borrowers in the Toronto and area market place were reluctantly pulling in their horns, forced to do so by rising interest rates and borrowing costs, mortgage stress testing, and a 15 percent foreign buyers tax. By the end of the year Toronto and area sales had (on a year-over-year basis) declined by approximately 15 percent and average sale prices were off by more than 4 percent. It is anticipated that 2019 will be a ...
Muskoka Real Estate Market Report 2018
January 28, 2019
NEW Property Locator App
May 8, 2018Buying Tips Cottages Market News Muskoka Properties My Services Real Estate News Waterfront What's Going On
FROM MUSKOKA JACK - NEW PROPERTY LOCATOR APP Whether you are looking to purchase a Muskoka waterfront property or simply keep track of what is for sale in your neck of the woods this NEW Property Locator App is for you! Real Estate moves fast and in this competitive cottage market, it’s faster than ever. This is why I’m always on the lookout for your perfect property. And, I know you are looking too. Now, searching at your end just got easier and more convenient. I’ve already emailed this link to all my active buyers. In case I missed you ...
Listing Your Muskoka Cottage Property for Sale
April 13, 2018
Important Factors to Consider When Listing Your Muskoka Cottage Property for Sale Selling your lake front vacation home is a major life event. Whether you are upsizing, downsizing or leaving the area, there are many variables to consider when listing your property. Who Best to Represent Your Waterfront Property? What to Look for in a Realtor: Length of Service - When a Realtor states they have “years” of experience. How many years is that exactly? The more time a Realtor has worked in the business, the more knowledge they should possess. It’s equally vital that this “seasoned” agent be ...
2017 MLS Waterfront Real Estate
February 1, 2018
Help Prevent Resort Over-Development in Muskoka
November 21, 2017
During peak cottage season, our Muskoka lakes are bustling. On weekends from May 24 through till Thanksgiving and week long in July and August. Paddle boarders, kayakers and canoe enthusiasts share the pristine waters with wakeboarders, water-skiers and wake surfers. Muskoka residents, cottage owners, renters and holiday goers at resorts such as Sherwood Inn, Clevelands House and Red Leaves are all enjoying Muskoka cottage life. We know why! Our clean lakes and stunning views are a magnet for visitors from around the globe. Over the years we’ve seen an increase in traffic on the roads and on the lakes. We ...
Muskoka Light Pollution Solutions
August 10, 2017
Light Pollution. We have all heard the term many times before, partially because in recent months a plethora of information has been published on topics surrounding this issue. But what really is the problem? Simply put, light pollution is the wasteful by-product of our society’s seemingly obsessive desire to light up every place and every thing we encounter at night. Light pollution is insidious, even in Muskoka. It creeps slowly into our communities, rural areas and even lakefront retreats with almost every renovation or new building project. It isn’t necessarily the result of people’s negligence but rather their lack of ...
Muskoka's North Lake Joseph
July 20, 2017
Cottaging in Muskoka can take on different forms. Some are drawn to Muskoka for its many amenties and activities. Others are lured and lulled by the peace, tranquility and true escape from city life. If you fall into the latter category, you'll find yourself looking for a larger parcel of land with wider frontage. Larger waterfront properties usually translate into greater privacy. If you really want a peaceful retreat, far away from boat traffic, road noise and the eyes of neighbours you can find this in the northern half of Lake Joseph. When discussing cottage property with my clients the most ...
Chestnut Park ~ Muskoka's Leading Brokerage
June 27, 2017Buying Tips Cottages Market News Muskoka Properties My Services Real Estate News Selling Tips Waterfront
Chestnut Park is a well known and respected 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 rely on the services of a Chestnut 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 ...
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 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 ...