Trouble Finding The Perfect Muskoka Retreat? … Then Create It!

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Muskoka Real Estate Matters – By Maggie Tomlinson

While available Muskoka cottage inventory remains at an all time low, one of the things I continue to hear from buyers is: “We simply can’t find what we’re looking for” … “How can you help?” …

Well, I have some great suggestions to help buyers get exactly what they want:

Refresh – In many cases a property can be totally transformed with some very simple cosmetic work. If you aren’t up to the task, your Realtor can recommend the right professionals to assist.

Renovate– Perhaps you’ve found the right property, but the cottage isn’t updated or it’s not quite big enough for your family. Options of an addition or a guest bunkie can solve most space problems, but be sure to consult with your local planning department regarding by-laws for allowable size and setbacks.

R & R – If you are lucky enough to find your dream location, especially if it already has some buildings on it, then you could be ready to embark on a redevelopment adventure. In this scenario R&R means ‘Remove & Rebuild’ … the ‘Rest & Relaxation’ part will follow soon enough!

Have high expectations of your Realtor, ask questions & keep all of these options in mind when searching for your perfect Muskoka retreat.

Call me today for more details and to arrange for your private, COVID-safe viewing. Until next time – stay safe on the water & on our roads – and happy buying and selling!


Maggie Tomlinson is a professional Real Estate Broker with Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage, serving her clients from the heart of Muskoka. Maggie has successfully been actively marketing and selling cottages, homes, vacant land and commercial properties for years.
If you have any questions about buying or selling, your answers are always just a phone call or email away.
705.644.9283[email protected]

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