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Thinking of Selling? Preparation Pays.

Muskoka Real Estate Matters - By Maggie Tomlinson This week let’s talk a bit about the start of the buying process, and try to help buyers answer that question. When working with cottage buyers, the process usually begins with reviewing a detailed list of wants & needs - everything from size to style, the number of bedrooms & baths, and other specific features about the cottage. The more detail...

Where Should I Buy? – Big Lake, Small Lake, River, or Island?

Muskoka Real Estate Matters - By Maggie Tomlinson This week let’s talk a bit about the start of the buying process, and try to help buyers answer that question. When working with cottage buyers, the process usually begins with reviewing a detailed list of wants & needs - everything from size to style, the number of bedrooms & baths, and other specific features about the cottage. The more detail...

How to Enjoy Luxury Waterfront Cottaging at a Fraction of the Price

Muskoka Real Estate Matters - By Maggie Tomlinson As we celebrate the Canada Day long weekend with family and friends, is my pleasure to share with the Muskokan readership the latest in a series of informative editorials with tips for buying and selling Muskoka real estate in 2021. We’ve explored some great topics in the past, but one thing buyers keep asking about is affordable options for year round...

Sunrise to Sunset … How to Maximize Your Sun Time

Muskoka Real Estate Matters - By Maggie Tomlinson As we enjoy the first lazy days of summer here in Muskoka, I wanted to highlight one of those things that is often at the very top of my buyers wish lists ... you guessed it ... sunsets! But did you know that facing ‘due west’ might not be what you need?  Muskoka summer sunsets are actually enjoyed with a north-westerly exposure. And don’t forget...

Selling or Buying in Muskoka? – Why ‘LOCAL’ Makes a Difference

Muskoka Real Estate Matters - By Maggie Tomlinson I hope this finds everyone keeping well despite the restraints that Covid-19 have placed on the world for over a year now. The June sunshine, boats on the lake & summertime activities sure are welcome sights! This week let’s talk about the merits of sellers & buyers using the services of LOCAL professionals.  There are many complexities...

Top 5 Tips To Help You Buy & Sell Safely During Covid-19

Muskoka Real Estate Matters - By Maggie Tomlinson This year we are celebrating the arrival of the Victoria Day long weekend during unprecedented times and under a provincial stay-at-home order. Consequently, buying an selling real estate is certainly not ‘business as usual’. For over a year now we have been conducting business as virtually as possible - from initial client meetings, to the listing and...

Thinking About Making a Move?

Muskoka Real Estate Matters - By Maggie Tomlinson Inventory is low. Buyers are motivated. Prices are high. There has never been a better time to sell! Whether you are buying or selling - downsizing or making the move to a senior living community - start by enlisting the help of a LOCAL professional. In a tight market this will be the key to your success. An Accredited Senior Agent can help to guide you...

Top 3 Common Differences – City Life vs Muskoka Living

Muskoka Real Estate Matters - By Maggie Tomlinson When searching for cottages or rural homes in Muskoka, it’s important to understand some of the common differences between city life and Muskoka living. Here are the top three: Access - Private roads are found throughout Muskoka, and you’ll need to know if access is seasonal or year round. Find out who is responsible for road maintenance and snow...

Island vs Mainland Cottaging – How to Get More Value for Your Dollar

Muskoka Real Estate Matters - By Maggie Tomlinson With fewer mainland listings available in the Muskoka cottage market, many buyers have been asking me to expand their cottage search to include water access retreats - so this week I thought we’d take a closer look at the perks of island vs mainland cottaging. When weighing an island cottage lifestyle vs a mainland (drive-to) cottage here are a few...

The Great ‘Moon River’ Debate – Is It a River or a Lake?

Muskoka Real Estate Matters - By Maggie Tomlinson As we enjoy the heart of July, is my pleasure to share with the Muskokan readership a series of informative editorials with tips for buying and selling Muskoka real estate.  This week let’s explore the start of the buying process, and talk a bit about a popular river that’s really more like a lake. When working with cottage buyers, the process...

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