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 ...
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 ...
2017 Muskoka Market Real Estate Report 1st Quarter
June 16, 2017
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 ...
What is a Boathouse Lease Agreement?
July 22, 2016
Cottage owners are required to have a lease agreement with the Government for having their boathouse over Crown Land. There is a fee that is billed yearly which varies for each property owner. Basically, if you have a boathouse with a second story or with living quarters over Crown Land then occupational authority and the payment of an annual rent is required. One factor which should be acknowledged when purchasing waterfront recreational property is whether the land and water under the boathouse is privately owned or retained by the Government. Most of the properties in our cottage country of Muskoka ...
Lake Rosseau Ice Out Winner 2016
April 22, 2016
Lake Rosseau Ice Out Winner 2016 The ice is gone and spring is here! Although this winter was much milder than 2015 the ice still took its time thawing. It disappered from the area between Ouno Island and the mainland of the J.W. Marriot, Red Leaves and Clevelands House on April 14th. This was earlier than last years ice out date of April 21st. Many thanks to all who participated in this years ice out contest. As always the transition from winter to spring was greatly anticpated and your participation and enthusiasm was delightful. The closest guess was April 14th ...
Skeleton Lake ~ Muskoka's Best Kept Secret
August 8, 2015
Skeleton Lake ~ Muskoka's Best Kept Secret I just came back from kayaking by and walking a property for sale on Skeleton Lake with a friend/client of mine. Have I mentioned I love my job? This makes two offers from two different clients on Skeleton Lake properties for sale within a week. Trendspotting? Quite possibly! Many cottagers love the outer lakes of Muskoka and Skeleton is one of my favorites. With its crystal clear waters, sandy beach coves, granite rock and pine what’s not to love? The topography of Skeleton Lake epitomizes everything synonymous with Muskoka. A wide large open ...