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.

Joint ownership of a cottage can pose a host of unexpected problems

At our cottage north of Toronto, we have a neighbour – Ruth. We can all learn from her story. Ruth...
08/08/2018
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Skip the house: millennials are buying cottages, renting in the city

“Want to buy an island, hahaha?” That’s what Shantel Clark recalls her father-in- law saying when he texted her and...
07/30/2018
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Can cottagers keep Ontario’s lake regions afloat?

It wasn’t enough for Chris Van Lierop and Tim Wisener to move their home design business from Toronto to cottage...
07/13/2018
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‘Status quo’ recommendation for contentious short-term rental situation in Kawartha Lakes

The contentious issue of how to handle short-term rentals in Kawartha Lakes could remain unchanged if council moves to accept...
07/11/2018
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Home prices in Ontario expected to increase moderately: CMHC

The recent easing of home prices in Ontario isn’t expected to last long, thanks to solid economic growth projections and...
06/19/2018
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Boomers bump Ontario cottage values

Ontario cottage prices are heading north this year according to a report from Royal LePage that forecasts a 10.4 per...
06/07/2018
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Why priced-out city-dwellers are eyeing cottage country instead

Stephen Hertel and husband Daniel Rawlins were in the market for a house but couldn’t come close to affording what...
06/06/2018
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Retirees focus on buying recreational properties

The line is becoming increasingly blurred between residential and recreational properties, says a 2018 recreation property report released by RE/MAX...
05/28/2018
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Short-term rental solution will be a challenge: Kawartha Lakes mayor

Trying to find a compromise between those who rent and those not happy with the rental industry in Kawartha Lakes...
05/11/2018
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City of Kawartha Lakes wants public input on short term rentals

The City’s municipal law enforcement and licensing division will be hosting a ‘short term rentals’ public forum and are inviting...
04/25/2018
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GTA housing market poised for spring thaw

“Sizzling” might be overstating the warming property market. But the real estate industry is finally predicting a return to a...
04/23/2018
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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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