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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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