Kawartha Waterfront Blog
News and Articles in the Kawartha Lakes

Real Estate News

We actively monitor sales and property values in our core market - Balsam Lake, Cameron Lake, Head Lake, Four Mile Lake, Shadow Lake, and Sturgeon Lake. We plan to use the data we've collected to identify waterfront real estate trends in the Kawartha Lakes. We also want to examine the relationship between the sizzling market in Toronto and the surrounding area and purchases of four-season waterfront properties in the Kawarthas.

What will happen if the Toronto bubble pops?

There's a housing bubble in Canada right now, especially in Toronto.  The Motley Fool highly doubts the bubble will pop...
02/05/2019
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What you need to know about prefab cottages

It seems like prefab cottages are the hot topic these days, but are they actually a good idea? They are...
01/15/2019
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Home sales increasing in Kawartha Lakes

Home sales are on the rise in Kawartha Lakes! December of 2018 showed 19% more sales than December of 2017....
01/09/2019
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Current status of the markets

Which areas are buyer's markets? Which ones are seller's markets? Toronto Storeys has the numbers. They said, "CREA,the Canadian Real...
12/19/2018
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Navigating time sensitive real estate offers

Can a real estate sales agent really promise to buy your house if it doesn't sell within a certain time...
10/02/2018
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Sold prices to become public

You should soon be able to access the sold prices of homes without having to pick up the phone. The...
09/27/2018
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Real estate in a will

When it comes to real estate in a will, it usually makes the most sense to probate it. MoneySense said,...
09/26/2018
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“The Toronto Migration”

Many people are choosing to live outside Toronto, which is bringing home costs up in the surrounding towns as well....
09/19/2018
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Baby boomers downsizing

A survey reports that baby boomers want to downsize and/or move out of the cities. This could make a huge...
08/15/2018
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Joint cottage ownership can make taxes complicated

Joint ownership might sound like the easiest way to pass your cottage along to family, but it can actually create...
08/08/2018
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Millennials buying cottages

It's common for families to buy a house in the city they work and rent a cottage on some weekends...
07/30/2018
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Cottagers contribute significantly to the local economy

Cottagers have a lot to offer in the local community. The Star reported, "A report from the Federation of Ontario Cottagers’...
07/13/2018
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Short term rental update: Kawartha Lakes

There has been talk for months about making the minimum rental stay 30 days in Kawartha Lakes. This rule would...
07/11/2018
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Ontario home prices will likely go up

It's hard to keep track of the housing market in Ontario these days! The most recent news from Global News...
06/19/2018
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Now is the time to buy!

If you have been thinking about investing in a cottage, now is the time to buy! The Star reported, "Ontario...
06/07/2018
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Reasons to head out of the city

If you're struggling to afford the home of your dreams in the big city, why not start fresh in cottage...
06/06/2018
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Many Canadians are choosing to head out of the city when they retire and focus their money and energy on...
05/28/2018
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City still navigating short term rentals

The City of Kawartha Lakes is still trying to navigate short term rentals. MyKawartha.com reported, "Mayor Letham said it’s a...
05/11/2018
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Have your voice heard – short term rentals

There will be a public forum on Tuesday, May 3 at City Hall on short term rentals. If you are...
04/25/2018
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Toronto real estate heating up

The weather is heating up, and so is the housing market in Toronto. While last year and the year before...
04/23/2018
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New Standard Lease in Ontario

If you own a rental property - pay attention! According to Mondaq, "Starting April 30, 2018, landlords and tenants entering...
02/22/2018
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