After all, you won’t find out whether the cottage you plan to buy is right next to the lake’s party house by visiting on a Tuesday morning off season. You’re more likely to make this discovery on a weekend or better yet on a Saturday evening in the summer.
You may also learn your would-be neighbour’s frequent weekend trips by float plane compromise the quiet tranquility you expect at a cottage.
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1. It’s a haven for boaters
Balsam Lake appeals to serious boaters since it is part of the Trent-Severn Waterway, a canal route that extends 386 kilometres (240 miles) across Ontario. The Trent-Severn Waterway is a chain of lakes and rivers linked by more than 40 locks and about 50 kilometres (33 miles) of excavated channels.
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We checked in with brokers and real estate agents within our brokerage to find out where they advise would-be sellers to concentrate their renovation efforts at their cottage in the Kawarthas. They gave us the following suggestions about projects that provide the highest return when you decide to put your cottage up for sale:
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The location of a property is fundamental to its value - and that’s especially true in Ontario’s cottage country. In a cottage purchase, the location of the property determines the distance you will travel from your primary residence, which is likely in Toronto. Rather than straight mileage, what really matters is how much time it will take you to travel back and forth from your house in the city or the suburbs to your new cottage. Hence, a secondary question you need to ask yourself is:
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