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More Canadians choosing to work from cottages, vacation homes

MONTREAL -- The telecommuting revolution envisioned by futurists, in which vast numbers of workers eschew their daily commute in favour...
08/08/2018
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What to know about owning a cottage with friends or family

The two brothers visited a lawyer to come up with a plan to share the financial responsibility even before the...
06/30/2018
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I want to buy a house that has a tenant but I don’t want to be a landlord: Ask Joe

I’m seriously thinking about buying a house that has a tenant, but I don’t want to become a landlord. What...
06/25/2018
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What you should know when selling your family’s cottage

I recently inherited the family cottage and I want to put it up for sale. Are there special considerations for...
04/30/2018
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Real estate terms you should know before buying a house

Detached … semi-detached … townhouse … link home … what do these mean? And how do I find the right...
04/18/2018
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Buying a Getaway in Ontario’s Cottage Hot Spots

Here are a few interesting insights from the article: Ontario resort areas are feeling the effects of the GTA’s hyper-heated...
05/27/2016
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Kawartha Rivers Also Deliver an Authentic Waterfront Experience

Some cottage buyers are becoming much more value conscious, and looking to rivers and smaller and more affordable lakes. Rivers...
09/16/2015
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Thinking of Buying? What is the Road Access to the Cottage Like in the Winter?

Indeed, the kind and the quality of road access can make or break your plans for the property in the...
01/30/2015
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The Advantages of Cottage-Shopping in the Cold-Weather Months

The cottage market awakens in April when the last of the snow disappears, and the cottage season is all ahead...
12/23/2014
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Buying a Cottage? Think Beyond the Property

The cottage itself hits all the right notes. You’re not looking for a retreat with all the bells and whistles,...
12/19/2014
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Looking for a Cottage? Don’t Forget the “How Long it Takes” Factor

Interestingly, the car trip from Toronto to the Kawarthas – that takes about two hours - is a perk that...
12/12/2014
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And How About the Sun?

“The exposure and the amount of sun a particular recreational property receives can seal or break the deal for a...
12/05/2014
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Which Way Does the Prevailing Wind Blow?

It’s a good idea to consider the direction of the prevailing wind when you are seriously considering a particular cottage...
11/30/2014
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Ten Ways to Fall in Love with Winter in the Kawarthas

1. Strap on a pair of snowshoes and trek across the expanse of Balsam Lake Provincial Park. Although closed for...
11/21/2014
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Finding a Kid-Friendly Cottage in the Kawarthas

You shouldn’t commit to a particular cottage if you are too worried your toddler will wander onto a main thoroughfare...
11/14/2014
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Autumn is the Ideal Season to Shop for a Waterfront Cottage in the Kawarthas

The cottage market starts to stir in the early spring as the last, stubborn vestiges of snow finally give way,...
10/22/2014
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The Language of Closing in the Kawarthas

Closing costs Legal fees, transfer fees, and disbursements payable on closing day that are in addition to the purchase price...
10/17/2014
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Found a Kawartha property for sale? It’s OKAY if you love the waterfront but not the cottage so much

"Crunching the numbers, working out a budget, deciding how far you are willing to drive, and crafting a list of...
10/02/2014
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Buying a Cottage in the Kawarthas? Here are Some Expenses You’ll Need to Consider

Here’s an outline of some of the costs you should anticipate when you buy a cottage in the Kawarthas: Adjustments...
09/26/2014
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Buying a Cottage in the Kawarthas? Buy the Cottage that Suits You Right Now

After all, your needs and wants (and those of each member of your family) will evolve over time. Our shifting...
09/08/2014
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The Nitty-Gritty on Buying a “With Contents” Cottage in the Kawarthas

When people have made the decision to sell, they sometimes roll the contents into the cottage purchase. Indeed, many cottage...
09/03/2014
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