Everyone knows that Muskoka is one of the favorite regions in Ontario’s cottage country, enjoyed by many for generations. But rest, relaxation, and recreation aren’t the only reason why people flock to this region looking for a lakeside home or quiet forest cottage.

Given the enduring popularity of the region, and relative affordability compared to the Greater Toronto Area, it makes sense that many people look to Muskoka for potential investment opportunities. 

So, what makes Muskoka a uniquely promising location for buying investment properties? Read on to find out more.

Flexibility

One of the primary reasons why Muskoka cottages make great investment properties is their flexibility. Very often, people visit or move to Muskoka on a seasonal…

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Waterfront homes tend to have a design sensibility all of their own. There’s a reason why we describe some styles - both in overall structure and interior design - as being “coastal” or “beach house”.

There’s just a certain atmosphere that carries through to the buildings we inhabit on our vacation time near the water, whether it be a sunny beach or a quiet forested lake.

Unfortunately, visiting these homes on a seasonal basis, perhaps renting them or even occupying them part-time if they’re owned, means that sometimes design can be overlooked. 

So, if you’re looking for ideas to keep your waterfront home design fresh and contemporary, you’re in the right place.

1. Keep It Simple

The days of busy waterfront home decor are gone. So take all…

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Haliburton County in central Ontario, also known as the Haliburton Highlands, is one of the most sought-after areas for acquiring luxury cottage country homes.

In many ways, this area is even more prestigious than the better known Muskoka due to its quieter atmosphere, unique towns, and its proximity to the Algonquin Park. 

Homes in Haliburton County run the range from modest cabins to sprawling luxury properties.

Want to learn more about what properties at the high-end of Haliburton’s real estate market have to offer? Then read on to find out more.

Luxury Homes in Haliburton County

Luxury homes in Haliburton County come in a variety of styles, from the more rustic looking chalet-type mansions in raw wood and stone, to modernist displays of…

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couple choosing a real estate agent

When buying or selling a house, having the right agent on your side can be invaluable. A good agent will help you through every step of the process, saving you time and stress, and making the entire process potentially much more profitable and enjoyable.

However, before you get there, you need to choose the right agent first. Here are some steps and things to keep in mind.

The Importance of Finding the Right Agent

First, maybe we should touch on why you need an agent at all. Well, having an agent guide you through the home buying or selling process is recommended for a few reasons:

They will…

  • Help to price your home correctly
  • Recommend the most cost-effective renovations
  • Have access to effective marketing strategies and tools

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Sun filtering through trees onto a Muskoka patio overlooking a lake

Everyone who has visited Muskoka has had the thought: What if I lived here?

Of course many enjoy the Muskoka area on a seasonal basis, coming to visit in the summer high-season, spending days on the lakes, hiking, and walking the many charming towns. But of course, there’s another set of Muskoka residents who stay year-round. Approximately 60,000 people call the Muskoka region “home” through all four seasons, which is around half as many part-timers.

What does it take to live in Muskoka? What are the challenges and opportunities? Keep reading to find out what you should know about moving to Muskoka.

Why you should move to Muskoka

First, let’s do a quick rundown of the positives. Why would you want to move to Muskoka? If you’re considering…

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