Not all superheroes wear capes: REALTORS® to the rescue after real estate nightmares

Retrieved from: https://www.creacafe.ca/not-all-superheroes-wear-capes-realtors-to-the-rescue-after-real-estate-nightmares/ In 2017, Heather Spidell and her husband, Danny, were looking to downsize. The plan was to sell their home in the suburbs of Halifax and build their dream home on the ocean. After talking with some friends who had sold homes without the aid of a professional,…

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Bare Minimum: The Secrets Behind Nude Interior Design

Jules Torti Jules Torti is the Editor-in-Chief of Harrowsmith magazine. She has been published in The Vancouver Sun, Globe & Mail, the Matador Network and is a columnist for Massage ... View All Contributors There's no need to blush when discussing nude interior design. It seemed appropriate to shine a…

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Experts predict an excellent year for dragonflies

Retrieved from https://cottagelife.com/outdoors/experts-predict-an-excellent-year-for-dragonflies/ written by Ray Ford Ontario cottagers who love dragonflies (and hate mosquitoes) have good news. Thanks to a late spring and a large supply of winged prey, veteran dragonfly watcher Bob Bowles is predicting an “excellent year” for lovers of the voracious, jewel-like predators. Dragonflies were slow to…

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Fire safety tips for your Muskoka cottage from Gravenhurst fire chief Larry Brassard

(retrieved from MuskokaRegion.com) GRAVENHURST — Here are some safety tips from Gravenhurst Fire Chief Larry Brassard to help protect your cottage from fire: • Test smoke alarms at least monthly or each time you return to the cottage. Pack a new smoke alarm and extra smoke alarm batteries in case…

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Check out this video of Joanne Hoskins & Jim Pattinson’s new listing in Baysville, ON!  

This spectacular property could be your home, cottage & hunt camp all in one! Offered at $829,000

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How to prepare your cottage for short-term rentals

By Marlisse Silver Sweeney - CottageLife.com Short-term rental insurance? Check. A welcome gift? Check. A clear way to communicate rules to guests that are in their best interest? Hmm… “Our hot tub cover has several bite marks in it,” says Danny Effron, the owner of Whitewater Chalet near Nelson, B.C.…

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10 easy gift ideas to bring to the cottage

Heading to someone’s cottage this summer? Don’t show up empty-handed. These gifts are simple yet classic. Retrieved from: Cottagelife.com

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The right way to fly the flag at your cottage

Cottage season has already begun and it’s time to unroll those flags. Flying the maple is the traditional way of starting cottage weekends for many. But are you doing it right? Apparently, flying the Canadian flag has certain protocol that needs to be followed every time. And there are some…

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Porter Airlines will fly to Muskoka this summer

Porter Airlines made what could be a game-changing announcement for all your long weekend plans. This summer, the airline will offer a direct seasonal service to the Muskoka region. From June 27 until September 3, you’ll be able to depart from Toronto’s downtown Billy Bishop Airport and be delivered to…

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CREA hikes forecast as Canadian home sales post biggest annual increase since 2016

The Canadian Real Estate Association is upgrading its forecast for 2019 home sales, which are now expected to show a slight improvement compared with last year. The association said home sales are projected to edge up 1.2 per cent from last year to 463,000 units in 2019 compared with its…

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How to nab a last-minute cottage rental

So the second long weekend of the summer season is upon us, and you still haven't rented a place for your cottage getaway. Nice work, slacker. While it's too late to land one for a Canada Day bash, rest easy, there's still time to find a place on the lake. You…

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3 Things you need in a Shifting Real Estate Market

Whether you are thinking of selling your house or buying a home, today’s real estate headlines can be confusing – perhaps even concerning. What is actually happening with mortgage rates? Are home values dropping or are they just rising at a slower pace? What impact will the economy have on…

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How to buy a vacant lot for a cottage

Buy land, build cottage, save money: simple, right? Hold that thought. There’s so much more to this real estate strategy. Building from scratch on a vacant lot can be an affordable route to owning a cottage, but sometimes it isn’t. Here’s what you need to know. Carolyn and Chris McIntyre…

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8 expert tips for renting out your beloved cottage

If your cottage is like most, it’s a place for relaxation, traditions, and family memories. Which means “income property” might not be the first phrase that comes to mind when you think about summers at the lake. But there might be no better time than now to change that. The…

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