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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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When Is The Best Time To Buy A Cottage?

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Now is. With Labour Day weekend behind us, the summer real estate market in cottage country is officially over. The leaves are changing colours and the temperatures are dropping, but for potential buyers of cottage real estate who love a good bargain, fall is a great time to buy country property. Buying a cottage in any of Ontario’s four seasons …

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The Truth About Multiple Representation

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When you are preparing to sell your home, you will probably hire an agent to market your property to potential buyers. Often, successful marketing will draw potential buyers who wish to be represented by the same Realtor. This is referred to as Multiple Representation and the Agent must act in the best interests of both the buyer and the seller.  …

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What You Don’t Know About Buying Vacant Land

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Vacant land. It seems like an affordable way to get your foot into cottage country real estate. But what many potential buyers of vacant lots in Ontario’s Near North do not understand is that buying vacant land and building a cottage from scratch will require more money than buying land with an existing structure. If you are absolutely set on …

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Don`t Let Ants Destroy Your Investment

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For those that own recreational real estate in Ontario, every summer can be an intense battle against Carpenter Ants at the cottage. Carpenter ants are the big black ones that nest in moist, rotting wood. They can cause a lot of damage if they move into your cottage. These ants will hit their peak in late June and early July. …

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The Inspections You Need On Your Cottage

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Home inspections are one of the most important things a buyer can do to protect them-selves from making a bad investment. What an inspection will do is provide an examination and evaluation of a residential structure. The inspection report will highlight problems or potential problems the house or cottage has. The inspection will provide you with information so you can …

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The Benefits of Owning a Cottage in an Unorganized Township

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In the Near North, unorganized townships are prevalent. Populations are small and territory is large. The area where these townships can be found is between Georgian Bay and Lake Nipissing in the District of Parry Sound. These unorganized townships have no governing bodies and are not incorporated as municipalities. The territory consists of two areas located south of the French …

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