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.

If a real estate salesperson offers to buy your home, it’s an offer you can refuse

I spoke to a real estate salesperson who offered to buy my house if he can’t sell it after a...
10/02/2018
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Realtors allowed to post sold prices — finally

The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) has turned on the sold data tap, officially allowing brokers to post the selling...
09/27/2018
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Should you probate a will that includes real estate?

Our father just passed away and my sister and I are co-executors and the only beneficiaries to his will. Do...
09/26/2018
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Toronto home search moves to smaller Ontario cities

Three years ago, you could buy a house in London, Ont., for $234,000. Today, it will cost you $364,000. “I...
09/19/2018
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Ontario baby boomers are planning to downsize or move out of big cities: survey

More than half of Ontario baby boomers consider big cities unaffordable for retirement, according to a new survey from Royal...
08/15/2018
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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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