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 ...
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Springtime in Muskoka
May 2, 2018
Spring has finally sprung in Muskoka cottage country. Buds are popping, contractors and landscapers are hopping as they ready cottage properties for the season. Muskoka lakes ice is almost gone and while flooding is always a concern this time of year the current levels appear to have been lowered enough to support the melting. Blackflies will be out soon, and they will be hungry. Jack’s rule of thumb - when the trilliums are in full bloom the blackflies are in feeding mode! What’s Going on Muskoka Saturday, May 19th is the official kick-off of MLA summer member events. A Water ...
Muskoka Jack - Seasonal Nomad 2017/18
November 29, 2017
Many of you may be wondering where this seasonal nomad is hanging his hat this winter. Believe me, that hat is not a toque! Last year we stayed close to home, spending the winter in the Caribbean. This year we are back in the South Pacific. Based in Fiji for the first three months, then Queenstown, (much akin to Muskoka) New Zealand from January until April. A new addition to my Evolving Bucket List, we are looking forward to exploring this part of the world. We return to Muskoka early April in time to prepare for the 2018 cottage real ...
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 ...
Internet at Your Muskoka Cottage
July 27, 2017
Is Internet at your Muskoka cottage frustrating you? Join the club! I can't tell you how often I hear my Lake Joseph neighbours complain about the speed (or lack thereof) of their internet service. Keep in mind, we are in cottage country paradise, not a bustling high tech metropolitan area. Unless you are on a working vacation I recommend unplugging and unwinding. That being said, I have the privilege of working in Muskoka which comes with the disadvantage of relying on the internet. So, I feel your pain. There are times when we need internet and times when we crave it. Especially ...
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 ...