Monthly Archive for: ‘April, 2013’

Muskoka Flood 2013 – What happened?

Huntsville Flood

Weather in cottage country has been acting strange the last few years. We have been having extremely hot, long summers with short bursts of winter. Waterfront cottages on and around Georgian Bay are experiencing alarmingly low water levels. And now, parts of Muskoka are trying its best to dry out after a catastrophic act of nature caused seven communities, from …

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Closing Costs For Your Recreational Home

Closing Costs At The Cottage

It is important to have a budget when you are looking for a cottage or recreational home. Most people do have a number in mind when they begin their search for the perfect property. But what many people do not include in their budget, especially first time home buyers – are their closing costs. Closing costs generally range from 1.5% …

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Cottage Real Estate Terms You Should Know

Cottagecountry Real Estate Terms

Buying a home for the first time can be a stressful experience. Purchasing a cottage or country home for the first time is no exception. Learning the real estate lingo for cottage country is a great first step at making the process of buying or selling your country home a little easier. Below I have compiled a list of terms …

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What Does Exposure at the Cottage Mean?

Exposure Cottage Country

  When you are in the market for a cottage or a country property, most descriptions of the property will indicate that it receives northern, southern, western or eastern exposure. What does this mean? In real estate, exposure refers to the direction the front of a home is facing. Exposure can be very important depending on how the owner wants …

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Find the Perfect Hot Tub for the Cottage

Cottage Image 10

  Submerging yourself in a bubbling hot tub and watching the sun set over the lake after an exhausting day of enjoying the outdoors sounds divine. Hot tubs can definitely add to the therapeutic nature of the cottage. They can be relaxing and rejuvenating while remaining a popular social activity. Finding the perfect hot tub for your recreational home can …

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