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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With winter coming to a close, now is a great time to start getting your house ready to put up for the spring season, as this is one of the best times of the year to begin listing your home. 

To help you with this process, we’ve come up with a list of six steps you should take to prepare for selling your home in the spring. 

1. Work on any required maintenance jobs

Before you consider selling your home, you’ll want to make sure any of those maintenance tasks you’ve been putting off get done, so now’s the time to start working on them. 

Stained rugs, broken tiles and more should all be put on your to-do list, as well as any major jobs like retiling the roof.

This will help make the home look presentable and desirable, and can also increase…

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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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