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Let’s Get WETT!!!

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After months of searching, you’ve finally found the escape you have been looking for. You are gearing up to enjoy long hot summer days by the water with a nice cool cocktail or maybe you are getting ready to cozy up to your wood stove with some mulled wine and a good book. BUT WAIT! Did you have your stove …

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Who Finds Value In Unorganized Townships?  

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  When you are actively looking to purchase a property in cottage country you will probably be perusing listings that your Realtor sent you or just on your own on MLS. You may come across this statement: “ask me about the benefits of living and building in an unorganized township”. What are the benefits? Who is looking for this classification? …

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FOR SALE – 40 DOE LAKE ROAD, BURKS FALLS

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40 Doe Lake Road is a beautiful waterfront property on the Magnetawan River. There is a freshly renovated main house with two additional fully winterized houses on the property. Perfect for extended family or as a rental income. The property is located just 165 miles from Toronto and is located between Huntsville and North Bay on the Magnetawan River. It …

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MAGNETAWAN RIVER – LAND FOR SALE

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A Beautiful Private Retreat On The Magnetawan River – This Property Is A Nature Lover’s Dream! Build Your Home And Enjoy The Great Outdoors Right At Your Doorstep. Just Three Parcels Available: Parcel 1: A Very Private 3.66 Acre Lot With Just Less Than 300Ft Of Frontage On The Magnetawan River. Just 3 Hours From Toronto.  Offered For Sale At …

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Renovating the Cottage

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Renovating any home can be an onerous task. Renovating a cottage is no different. People will choose to renovate for many different reasons, whatever your reason is for renovating your cottage – whether it is for your own long term enjoyment or to increase the value in preparation to sell, here are a couple of renovations that you can never …

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OPENING THE COTTAGE – THE BARE BASICS

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After the winter that we had this year, many people are a bit nervous as to what to expect when they finally make their way to cottage country to open their cottages for the season. Although the May long weekend has come and gone, I have noticed that not very many cottages have been opened this year. I will chalk …

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MPAC Assessments In Cottage Country

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The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for the assessed values of all the properties in the province of Ontario. The assessed value of our recreational homes and cottages is located on our tax bill. This value is supposed to be the current market value of the home – why then does this value often differ so much from …

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Winter Visits – Do they harm your cottage?

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The snow is now on the ground throughout cottage country and it will undoubtedly stay here until the spring. Many cottagers venture up to their un-insulated or lightly insulated summer cottages to enjoy the beauty of nature during the winter months. What you do not realize is that these sporadic winter visits can actually cause quite a bit of damage …

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Keeping Your Cottage Safe

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It is definitely the season for winterizing summer cottages and recreational homes in cottage country. Ensuring your cottage deters crooks in the off season is an important, and often ignored part of winterizing any home.  There are several universal tips for making your cottage as safe from break ins as possible. Here they are: 1. Lock Everything It sounds straight forward …

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Closing the Cottage – Indoor Edition

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Closing you cottage for the winter is always an ordeal. It is a weekend process that requires the whole family. But if it is not done properly, opening the cottage in the spring will be a nightmare. Thanksgiving is normally the time people will close their cottage. But this year, since the fall has been so beautiful in the Near …

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