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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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OPENING THE COTTAGE – THE BARE BASICS

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After the winter that we had this year, many people are a bit nervous as to what to expect when they finally make their way to cottage country to open their cottages for the season. Although the May long weekend has come and gone, I have noticed that not very many cottages have been opened this year. I will chalk …

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MPAC Assessments In Cottage Country

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The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for the assessed values of all the properties in the province of Ontario. The assessed value of our recreational homes and cottages is located on our tax bill. This value is supposed to be the current market value of the home – why then does this value often differ so much from …

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Keeping Your Cottage Safe

How To Keep Your Cottage Safe

It is definitely the season for winterizing summer cottages and recreational homes in cottage country. Ensuring your cottage deters crooks in the off season is an important, and often ignored part of winterizing any home.  There are several universal tips for making your cottage as safe from break ins as possible. Here they are: 1. Lock Everything It sounds straight forward …

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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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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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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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Muskoka Flood 2013 – What happened?

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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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Cottage Real Estate Terms You Should Know

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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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