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When Is The Best Time To Buy A Cottage?

Fall Real Estate

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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Price Your Cottage Correctly

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When you are getting ready to sell your recreational home, you will need to come up with a listing price. Most people who are selling their cottage have a difficult time coming up with an accurate price even with the help of a Realtor. If you have had your cottage for an extended period of time, it is a place …

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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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Is Your Septic System Failing?

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Out of sight, out of mind; this describes most people’s relationship with maintaining their recreational home. If you are like most cottage owners, you probably do not give much thought to what goes down the drain (unless you have had septic issues in the past). That is, until the sewage backs up into the house or terrible odors start coming …

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How Important is Cottage Landscaping?

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Landscaping your house in the city is a no brainer – it adds curb appeal and value. Landscaping cottage real estate is no different. First impressions happen quickly so improving the appearance of the property is definitely something to think about – especially if you want to sell your cottage. In a city house where you have a private backyard, …

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Grilling A Great Steak – Trade Secrets

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Because it is finally summer in Ontario cottage country and because I love a good steak, I thought I would pass along some helpful tips to preparing and (most importantly) enjoying a great steak up North at the cottage. The most important part of eating a delicious steak is buying the right cut of beef. If you end up buying …

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Who is Responsible for the Flood in Cottage Country?

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With the water from the flood in Muskoka finally gone, devastation remains. It is safe to say that damage from the flood caused millions of dollars of damage. Personal cottages and small businesses were destroyed. While it is clear that the melted snow and rain that caused the flood was a natural occurrence, some residents are saying the the flood …

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Getting A Handle On A Mouldy Cottage

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Most cottages can smell a little musty, especially when they have been closed up for the winter. Combining a cottage that has been shut all winter, the Muskoka flood and the rainy season that cottage country has seen this year, it is safe to say that many Ontario cottagers are going to be dealing with water damage and mould this …

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