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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
If You Are Thinking of Buying a Cottage You Need to Ask Yourself How Far You are Prepared to Travel
In deciding how much time you are prepared to spend on a journey to and from your cottage, you also...
It’s a Great Time to Buy a Cottage in the Kawarthas
With the harsh, relentless winter and the cold, delayed spring of 2014, many of those who wanted to sell their...
How to Get to Know the Area Where you Plan to Buy a Cottage
After all, you won’t find out whether the cottage you plan to buy is right next to the lake’s party...