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Buying Spring Real Estate in Cottage Country

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People who are buying cottages often wonder when the best time to buy is. Cottage hunting in each season can come with both problems and benefits. Since we are heading into the spring market, I thought I would focus my attention on the benefits of beginning your search for the perfect Ontario cottage now. Spring in cottage country usually marks …

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Solar Energy for the Cottage

Solar Energy

With the cost of hydroelectricity consistently on the rise, people are looking for alternative energy sources to help cut down on costs. A type of alternative energy that makes economic sense in Ontario cottage country is solar panels. They are eco-friendly electric generators, have no moving parts, zero emissions, require very little maintenance and convert sunlight into electrical energy. Living …

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SPRING CLEANING AT THE COTTAGE

Spring Cleaning Cottage

With the snow on the ground finally melting and winter giving way to spring there is no shortage of home maintenance to be done in cottage country. If you are looking for chores to do around your country home – start with the fireplace or wood stove. At the end of a long winter filled with roaring fires, it is …

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Your Water Source at the Cottage

Water Source

Buying a cottage or rural property can definitely be challenging. You need to be aware of so many things you would never even think to consider when buying real estate in the city.  When you are thinking of purchasing rural real estate in Ontario, you may just want to think twice about the water. Many cottage properties and country homes …

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Dropping Water Levels in Ontario Cottage Country

Dried Up Lake Cottage

With spring right around the corner, many cottage owners are day dreaming about opening their cottages and spending long lazy days down by the dock or boating with the family on a glorious summer day. What might await you could be something completely different with the water levels of lakes and water systems throughout cottage country dropping the past few …

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Quick Tips For Buying Vacant Land In Cottage Country

How To Buy Vacant Land Ontario

  Buying a parcel of vacant land and building your own dream cottage or country home on it seems like an economic way to acquire the dream of owning your piece of Ontario cottage country. This seems like a fantastic idea because you can design your cottage to your own tastes and preferences while at the same time saving money …

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Access to Quality Education in the Near North

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Relocating to cottage country is a huge step – especially when children are involved. If you are thinking of moving up north with your kids, check out: http://nearnorthliving.com/sellers/moving-with-children/ for some extra tips and guidelines. In rural residential areas, choice can sometimes be limited. Whether you are dealing with: real estate, grocery stores, restaurants, places of worship, doctors, toy stores – the …

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