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


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: 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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How to upgrade your cottage AND increase its value

Rustic Model Bathroom

Unless the cottage you purchased was completely renovated from top to bottom, there are probably some personal touches you want to add. The question is: how do you increase your property value at the same time? Well, there are certain areas that are notorious for holding value. They are: kitchens, bathrooms and flooring. The first thing you want to do …

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Basic Upgrades Selling The Cottage

When you decide it is time to sell your cottage, many people will renovate or remodel in order to increase the value of their country property. The problem is that many people invest too much money in the wrong places and end up losing money when they sell. I have outlined several easy areas to concentrate on when you are …

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Winter Cottage Maintenance

Cabin Renovation

Having you cottage inspected on a regular basis and by keeping up with maintenance are the best ways to protect your investment. And yet, regular upkeep and maintenance are almost always dreaded because it is seen as such an overwhelming task. I would like to compile a list of maintenance that you might find helpful for each season in cottage …

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Buying Country Real Estate

Buying real estate in any situation can be overwhelming. Buying cottage real estate can be downright frustrating –not only do you have to ask the right questions, but you have to know what the answers mean. I have tried my best to compile what I deem to be important issues future buyers should be aware of. Accessibility Is it accessible …

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The spring real estate market is right around the corner. That means many people will be beginning their hunt for the perfect cottage. Being able to escape the hustle and bustle of city life for cottage country is something that many people dream of being able to do. If you are thinking of buying your own oasis in the woods …

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