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TOP TIPS TO KEEP YOU WARM WITH WOOD THIS WINTER

Aug
24
2017
The nights and days will soon offer a noticeable chill to the air. For many, this means it’s time to turn to the trusty wood stove or fireplace to warm things up. As someone who has been burning firewood, both inside the cottage and outside at the fire pit since before I can remember, here are my top tips for inside wood burning.

5 STEPS TO STAGING YOUR HOME ON A BUDGET

Aug
8
2017
Home staging has become an important piece of the home-selling puzzle. Canadian home sales are at an all time high and if you want your house to look like it's worth every penny of the price you're asking, you will have to put your home's best foot forward.

THE HIDDEN COSTS OF VACANT LAND

Jul
25
2017
Vacant land seems like the light at the end of the tunnel for many people who are looking for a way into cottage country on a limited budget. While there are still affordable waterfront lots available in area, many buyers don’t understand the additional costs and potential barriers that building from scratch can present. Buying land with an existing structure will almost always be less expensive than developing a vacant lot.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, YOU CAN AFFORD THE COTTAGE LIFESTYLE

Jul
17
2017
“I didn't realize I could actually afford a cottage”. I have spent the last few weeks attending local festivals and speaking with people and my biggest takeaway from these conversations is the misnomer that a cottage property is out of reach. Yes, this theory holds true where the million dollar properties on big lake chains are concerned, but with a little compromise and some creative thinking, anyone who is serious about living a cottage lifestyle can find a way to realize the dream.

SHOP LOCAL

Jul
5
2017
I don’t know many people who would trust an obstetrician to treat a heart attack. Rather than risk their health, most (if not all) would turn to a cardiologist for the job. The example may seem extreme, but many people continue to take similar risks when buying or selling property with an out-of-area Realtor®.

COTTAGE COUNTRY MARKET REPORT - MAY 2017

Jun
29
2017
Despite continued cooling market trends in the GTA, interest in cottage country recreational property continues to grow, with strong demand creating a shortage of inventory. This is in part due to GTA homeowners leveraging the high level of equity in their city homes, and bringing that money north to the Kawartha and Halliburton regions, in search of the cottage lifestyle.

WHAT'S YOUR COTTAGE LIFESTYLE?

Jun
22
2017
Lifestyle matters. It’s a statement I believe wholeheartedly. It is my business model and the reason I relocated my entire family to the cottage to enjoy a more rural lifestyle.

COTTAGE COUNTRY SPRING MARKET REPORT

Jun
15
2017
Despite cooling market trends in the GTA, interest in cottage country recreational property continues to grow, with strong demand creating a shortage of inventory

BUT WHOSE SHORELINE IS IT ANYWAY?

Jun
15
2017
Of course you have deep waterfront, sandy shorelines, weedy bottoms, big lake views and western exposures, but when it comes to cottage ownership, you may encounter just as many variables with waterfront access.

SO YOU WANT TO BUY A COTTAGE?

Jun
2
2017
Before you turn to the internet and google to search for your dream property, ask yourself three very big, very important questions:
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