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WHAT DOES YOUR REALTOR KNOW?

Mar
29
2018
Lake levels, bait shops and contractors. Three separate subject matters but all tied together when considering a cottage purchase and the advantages of using a local realtor.

LET YOUR COTTAGE MAKE YOU MONEY

Mar
19
2018
Looking to rent your cottage this summer as a way to offset carrying costs? You may be surprised to know what renters are looking for in a cottage rental property.

THE ADVANTAGES OF LISTING IN THE WINTER

Dec
5
2017
Winter is here and your focus has turned to kids’ sports, holiday plans and perhaps that vacation south you’ve been dreaming about. Selling your cottage may not be top of mind - conventional wisdom says it is best to plant the for sale sign when the flowers are blooming and the weather has warmed up. Not necessarily so. The cottage real estate market has become an active 12-month cycle with compelling reasons why listing in the winter, rather than waiting for spring, can actually work to your advanta

THE BENEFITS OF BUYING IN THE OFF-SEASON

Dec
1
2017
While at one time buyers could find a “great deal” in the off-season, current trends in the market show no sign of a slowdown on cottage real estate over the winter months. As the demand for cottages has increased, what was once a relatively low cost alternative for a family getaway has now become a significant financial investment.

2017 WATERFRONT COTTAGE MARKET -- FALL REPORT

Nov
2
2017
Fall cottage market report
Tagged as: Market Report

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.
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