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.

Hold The Legalese! Ontario Has A New Standard Residential Lease

Starting April 30, 2018, landlords and tenants entering into private residential leases must use Ontario's new standard form of lease. The...
02/22/2018
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Canadian real estate market outlook 2018

There’s never a dull day in real estate. Last year started off with a big nervous question: Will the Canadian...
02/05/2018
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Ontario real estate agents seek increased transparency in home sales

The group representing Ontario's real estate agents is considering urging the provincial government to allow a transparent bidding process for...
02/05/2018
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5 Things You Need To Know About Canadian Real Estate In 2018

This year will bring some new challenges and opportunities for housing. Here are five things you need to know about...
01/22/2018
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5 charts that put Canada’s 2017 real estate ups and downs in perspective

Between red hot first quarter prices and major policy bombshells like Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan, 2017 was one to remember...
01/08/2018
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How to Sell a House to a Family Member: Tax Implications and Experts You Should Hire

If you're wondering how to sell a house to a family member, first, a bit of congratulations are in order....
12/18/2017
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Even Real Estate Developers Can’t Afford Toronto’s Housing Market

The hottest housing market in the world is facing a reckoning. Toronto-area land prices have gotten so high that developers are struggling...
11/28/2017
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Reasons why the Canadian property market refuses to fall: Don Pittis

It isn't just Canadians waiting to see tomorrow's latest real estate numbers. On Wednesday when the Canadian Real Estate Association...
11/19/2017
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Why you should sell your home in the fall

Why you should sell your home in the fall It is a common idea amongst homeowners that spring is the...
10/31/2017
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Toronto And Vancouver Housing Is Going To Get Even Pricier

Housing in Toronto and Vancouver is very expensive, and it is going to get worse. The respective provincial governments took...
10/04/2017
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Why real estate agents want customers’ ID: Ask Joe

My real estate agent wants to verify my identification using my driver’s licence. Why is this necessary? I sometimes refer...
10/04/2017
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7 Curb Appeal Tips for Fall

Make sure your house catches homebuyers' eyes this fall with these stylish updates and landscaping ideas. Making your front door...
10/04/2017
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Toronto’s falling house prices signal a return to sanity

House prices have been falling in Toronto. Yes, falling. To many people, that comes as a rude shock. Prices rose...
08/10/2017
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Is using an electronic signature in real estate allowed?: Ask Joe

I’m planning to buy a home after being out of the market nearly 25 years. My real estate broker suggested...
08/02/2017
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How To Make Sure Buying A Second Home Is The Right Decision For You

Buying a second home can be risky if you’re not prepared financially to support such a large purchase. Many consumers...
07/30/2017
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Forget buying a house in Toronto: Cottages are the new ownership dream for young people, says report

With the high cost of real estate in Toronto pricing many first-time homebuyers out of the market, millennials are starting...
07/24/2017
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What to Consider Before You Buy a Vacation Home

It’s that time of year, when legions of vacationers decide they want to take the plunge and buy a second...
07/18/2017
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In cottage country, sellers see a rising tide

Potential buyers may be hesitant about investing in the Toronto area real estate market but those jitters have not spread...
07/13/2017
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City of Peterborough seeks artists and designers for two more public art projects

The City of Peterborough’s Public Art Program is continuing its efforts to make Peterborough the public art capital of Ontario...
06/13/2017
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Strong evidence of problematic conditions persists in Canadian real estate market: CMHC – Vancouver

TORONTO — Strong evidence of problematic conditions continues to exist in the national housing market, as accelerating prices spill out...
06/13/2017
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Canadian real estate market outlook 2017

For homeowners the great, big, unanswered question is whether or not the Canadian real estate market will finally crash in...
06/09/2017
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