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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Spring is widely known as the unprecedented best time to buy a waterfront Mukoka property - but why? Well, as incredible as cottage country properties may be year-round with all of the endless activities and excitement there is to take part in - no one can deny the feeling of the sun across your skin in warm spring to start of summer weather. 

Experience the Warmth of Muskoka Homes 

The amazing part about buying waterfront property in Muskoka and what makes it so unique from everywhere else is the fact that before you even look at the cottages themselves, you can take a look at all of the surrounding lakes to choose from and base your real estate decision making off of. 

Few places give you that experience and range. 

With the countless lakes…

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So you already own one Haliburton home, and you’re wondering - why should I get another? This may seem like a steep decision to make, going all-in on a second home. 

Yet you would be more inclined to purchase another Haliburton vacation home if you knew the benefits it brought along with it. 

Investing in Cottage Country

Halliburton is right in the heart of Ontario’s famed cottage country - garnering more popularity in recent years and seen as the “next Muskoka”, Halliburton is truly a gem of a location to be in. 

Keep in mind the similarly beautiful cottage-style homes to nearby acclaimed Muskoka, yet with more affordable housing. 

The cottage market is truly high in demand year-round. Although it may seem like the obvious hot spot is…

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If you're considering buying a property in the ever popular lake districts of Haliburton or Muskoka County in Ontario, you've probably looked at real estate in popular lakes such as Lake Muskoka, Lake of Bays, and others. However, before looking at these larger lakes, consider the benefits of living on a smaller, more tucked away lake. 

Perfect for those looking for a quieter, more secluded retreat, these lakes still keep residents close to larger cities such as Ottawa and the Greater Toronto Area. 

For those looking for peaceful, serene cottage getaways or even year round living in the heart of nature, we've come up with a list of five hidden gem lakes in the Haliburton and Muskoka areas. 

Three Mile Lake

Located just east of Lake Rosseau,…

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As fall eases into winter, you might feel you have no other choice but to wait until spring to put your property up for sale.

And, you’re not alone – many others recognize and understand the benefits of selling during warmer months. 

But as the seasons continue to change, so too do the real estate opportunities.

If you’d like to discover some of the perks that come with selling during fall & winter months, keep reading to learn more!

Changes of Seasons Brings Changes of Scenery 

It’s no surprise that every season brings something new. For buyers visiting your property during fall, they get the pleasure of experiencing the most colourful season of the year.

What once was green transforms into a sea of crimson, russet, and amber to create…

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If you’re looking for ways to enjoy your Muskoka & Haliburton County cottage year-round, look no further!

Afterall, Ontario’s premier cottage country is pretty incredible, so why not extend your stay?

While the task of making your cozy cabin into an all-season retreat may be daunting, the following tips & tricks can help make it easier. 

1. Add All-Season Insulation 

Canadian winters can be cold, like really cold.

That’s why it’s important to make sure you have proper insulation in your Haliburton County cottage!

While you can heat up your cottage, keeping it warm is another thing altogether – and the right insulation will help with that.

Whether you need to install new insulation or update your existing insulation, it will cut down…

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What usually happens when you make a mistake?

You adjust what you’re doing and you move on.

Afterall, failure precedes success. 

While this is a rather straightforward approach, we don’t always have the luxury to make an error – sometimes we simply can’t afford to take that risk. 

This rings especially true when it comes to investment properties, as there’s often a hefty price tag that comes with righting your wrongs.

To help you make the best decision possible, we’ve outlined some do’s and don’ts to consider on your journey for the perfect investment property in the ever popular Muskoka and Haliburton County region. 

What Is An Investment Property

First, let’s start off by defining what an investment property is.

Essentially, it…

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When it comes to buying or selling your home, there’s no denying that it can be a complicated process. But it doesn’t have to be – especially when you trust the experts at RE/MAX Professionals North! We’re here to help you, and that starts with simplifying the approach.

To make that happen, let’s explore some important terms.

Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARMs): as the name aptly suggests, this type of mortgage rate does not remain unchanging. Instead, both the interest rate and mortgage payment change depending on market conditions. 

Amortization: refers to repaying your mortgage in full over a period of time.

Appraisal: offers the current value of your home.

Assessed Value: reveals a property's worth and is determined by a governing authority…

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