Cottage Buyer Resources

Buying a Getaway in Ontario’s Cottage Hot Spots

Gail McCormack, the owner of Kawartha Waterfront Realty, recently shared her observations about this year’s cottage market in the Kawartha Lakes with Tess Kalinowski, a real estate reporter for the Toronto Star.

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Kawartha Rivers Also Deliver an Authentic Waterfront Experience

When people are ready to start looking for a waterfront cottage, they often focus their search on lakes and overlook rivers. “If you don’t have to own on a lake, you can find a riverside cottage that offers an experience to rival any lake,” says Gail McCormack of Kawartha Waterfront Realty. “Indeed, rivers are the perfect option for those who are buying their first cottage as you can find a waterfront property with a lower price tag,” she adds. In fact, riverfront property is often significantly less expensive than lakefront.

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Thinking of Buying? What is the Road Access to the Cottage Like in the Winter?

If you’re ready to buy a cottage, you should think about whether winter sojourns are part of your plans. Although it may be a four-season weekend retreat, don’t overlook how accessible the cottage is during the cold-weather months or the condition of the roads that lead there.

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The Advantages of Cottage-Shopping in the Cold-Weather Months

With a fresh year on the horizon, you may find yourself yearning for a cottage to call your own by next spring. 

As we’ve discussed in previous blog posts, the market cycle for recreational properties in cottage country has a distinct rhythm, inspired by the inevitable seasonal shifts. 

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Buying a Cottage? Think Beyond the Property

It’s a wonderful feeling when you’ve been cottage shopping for a while, and you finally come face to face with the cottage that jingles your jangle. You already have an emotional connection with the property and the waterfront. And you can imagine yourself – and your family – spending warm, languorous summer days there.

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