January 2023 marked the seventh consecutive month of price declines in the U.S., according to the latest RE/MAX National Housing Report.

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Data from the latest RE/MAX National Housing Report continues to show that the U.S. housing market is experiencing a healthy rebalance. The January 2023 Median Sale Price of $385,000 was down 1.0% from December 2022, marking the seventh consecutive month of price declines. At the same time, New Listings, the total number of properties listed for sale during the month, surged nearly 40 percent, compared to December 2022. January’s gain in new listings was higher than any month last year.

While the number of homes for sale is…

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Getting organized and planning ahead can help prospective homebuyers achieve their real estate goals.

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The year ahead is full of opportunity to achieve goals. And for some, a major goal in 2023 is to buy a home.

To help the process go as smoothly as possible, prospective homebuyers can start to prepare long before it’s time to search for a house. From organizing finances to finding a compatible real estate agent, it’s best to get a head start. 

Looking to buy a home in 2023? Consider these four ways to prepare now.

1. Get your finances in order

For starters, check in on your credit score. When it comes time to apply for a mortgage loan,…

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Because most buyers start their home search online, it's vital that sellers' listing photos can drum up interest, even in the colder months.

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Never judge a book by its cover, says the old adage. But when it comes to homebuying – especially with 96% of all buyers searching online for properties, according to the National Association of REALTORS® – the "cover" can actually make all the difference.

Sellers: In the wintertime, when snowy yards and salted driveways replace eye-catching greenery, it’s smart to take extra measures to ensure your listing photos showcase the best features of your home.

Is your home hitting the market this winter? Consider these tips for…

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The economy in Muskoka is vibrant and bursting with opportunity, as cottage country is still one of the nation's most beloved areas to settle in for a relaxing weekend or a few weeks away, or even as a permanent cottage home surrounded by beautiful scenery. 

Muskoka doesn't just have its amazing outdoor and nature fueled activities to enjoy however, as the surrounding areas such as Huntsville, Gravenhurst, and Bracebridge all offer other amazing amenities such as plenty of delicious eateries, shops, boutiques, and much more. 

With all of the incredible spots all around the Muskoka District, and its largest industries driven by visitors who keep coming back year after year, it continues to be only upwards from here for the economy in this area. 

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Smart home features aren’t just in movies anymore. Home sellers may consider upgrading aspects of their property’s tech before hitting the market.

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Remember the Jetsons? They were a futuristic cartoon family with their own popular 1960s TV show who introduced us to some high-tech trends like flying cars, robot maids and “push-button Space Age-envisioned conveniences.” While we’re not quite there yet, plenty of “push-button” smart home conveniences have bound onto the market in recent years, helping make homes more comfortable, safe and convenient.

Using smart home technology isn't a far-fetched goal for homeowners – and there are some good details to know about how different…

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There are endless unbelievable lakes which dot the beautiful expanse that is Haliburton County, and amongst these incredible getaway retreats, it can be difficult choosing the right waterfront cottage location for you.

While this can be a tricky question due to the fact that there are countless gorgeous lakefronts in the area, there is one lake that undoubtedly stands out as an underrated gem, and that is stunning Kashagawigamog Lake. 

Kashagawigamog Lake cottages are absolutely beautiful, with a classic waterfront cottage yet family home look that makes you feel as cozy and settled in as possible, all while maintaining modern and sleek finishes. 

There is a reason those who visit Kashagawigamog Lake simply can't get enough. This is a one of a…

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Listing a home for sale this winter? Check out these tips for creating a comfortable, safe experience for buyers.

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If you live in a colder climate, you know that winter presents some challenging weather conditions, like snow and ice. And if you’re selling a home in the winter, prospective buyers won’t be ogling a freshly mowed lawn or vibrant flowers – they’ll likely be eager to get inside and out of the elements.

Have a home hitting the market this winter? Consider these tips to prepare your place for showings.

Clear walkways

Remember Harry and Marv slipping down the McCallisters' exterior stairs in Home Alone? Don’t let that be your…

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You may be asking yourself, among the countless beautiful lakes in Haliburton County, how can you possibly choose where to buy your next dream cottage, or where to spend your summer or winter months, or even weekends. 

We know how difficult it can be choosing from hundreds of different lakes, big or small, so we've come up with a great list of reasons as to why you should look into purchasing a cottage in Kawagama Lake, Haliburton County's largest lake and all of Ontario's fifth largest lake.

Sitting in the northwestern corner of Haliburton County, Kawagama Lake cottages are an absolute dream for anyone looking for the ultimate paradise of islands and inlets to explore. 

Unique Waterfront Properties

One of the many reasons that makes Kawagama…

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With New Year's right around the corner, many are on vacation to tropical resorts, beachfront paradises, anywhere that's warm, sunny, and their own personal escape from the Canadian winter. 

However, there are those who want to fully immerse and embrace themselves in the winter wonderland beauty that is cottage country. With gorgeous cottage homes resting on blankets of white snow, surrounded by snow-white forestry and brimming with opportunity for endless winter activities, Muskoka Lakes is home to several beautiful areas to spend your New Year's weekend with friends and family. 

From incredible dining to spectacular winter resorts, cozy accommodations, and amazing opportunities for entertainment, we've put together just a few of the many places…

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With the hundreds of beautiful lakes in Haliburton County, it's no wonder the area is called the cottage country of the province, and all of Canada. With so many options to choose from for a trip filled with spectacular views, or a permanent or vacation cottage home resting right on the waters, there's even more to choose from once you finally choose a lake to explore. 

Kennisis Lake is the second largest lake in all of Haliburton County, with homes generally for the homebuyers looking for a more secluded lakefront experience or lifestyle, as the nearest roads or towns can be quite a distance away. 

Despite this, many locals have their favourite restaurants around the area, perfect for when you want a break from all of the hiking and outdoor…

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