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July 2020 Muskoka Covid-Craziness update

Posted on Jul 23, 2020

The first half of cottage real estate season is now over, many recreational and waterfront properties sold in Muskoka. This is an unprecedented spring/early summer with virtually all of the lower-priced cottages selling quickly, many with multiple offers, over-list price. Even 'tear-down' cottages and mediocre lots/locations have sold quickly in th...

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Spring/Summer 2020 Muskoka Real Estate

Posted on Jun 18, 2020

All of Ontario, even all the world has been rocked by the effects of Covid-19, and the real estate markets are no exception! There are a historic low amount of listings in Ontario, and in Muskoka it is true too! Early in spring 2020 the 'cottage' properties that came on the market sold very quickly --especially in the $400K$650K price range. Some s...

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Where is the Muskoka real estate market headed for 2020 with Coronavirus?

Posted on Mar 25, 2020

It's early in this Corona-crisis in Ontario(late March) and kids are still enjoying an extended March Break while parents are scrambling to work at home, file for Employment Insurance and adapt to a new world of 'social distancing'. Snowbirds are returning to Ontario, met by the message to 'go straight home and don't come out for at least 14 days...

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Coronavirus and Ontario Real Estate

Posted on Mar 23, 2020

As I write this post Ontario and much of North America is in lockdown-mode battling COVID-19's aggresive spread. There has never been a similar world-wide pandemic of this scale in modern times. Our priorites are being reassessed, our habits, our families, our schools.
Real Estate services were designated as part of Ontario's 'essential services' li...

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How does a 'bidding war' work when buying a property in Ontario?

Posted on Sep 17, 2019

In a Seller's market (more buyers than properties available to purchase) there can come a time when more than one offer is given for a property, and there becomes competition between buyers. This can result in what is called a 'bidding war' for the property. Don't confuse this with a real estate auction (which are rare in Ontario) 
A Bidding War does...

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How do I go see a property I am interested in?

Posted on Dec 26, 2018

If you’re interested in a property that you’ve seen advertised online, on a real estate sign, in the newspaper or magazine you could call the agent that has that property listed. The listing agent should know lots about the property, and should be able to set-up a visit for you to see it.Also, you could call an agent like me to be your buyers agent...

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