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
Listing Your Muskoka Cottage Property - Part 2
May 31, 2018
Make an Impact with Your Muskoka Cottage Property Listing Listing your cottage property for sale is one thing, selling it is an entirely different story. There are many key factors that determine the successful sale of your waterfront property and how quickly we can accomplish this goal. Price – ultimately the most important factor when listing a recreational waterfront property is to price it correctly, the first time, for today’s market. Two of the biggest mistakes sellers make when choosing a listing agent are based on which agent suggests the highest list price and who will represent you for the ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...