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I have listed a new property at 2045 RIVERSIDE Drive in Britt.
Newer 2 bedroom home set on a quiet road with a view of Byng Inlet of Georgian Bay. Built in 2018 this 980 sq.ft home would be a great little retirement place or an off-water cottage with marinas and a boat launch just a couple minutes down the road. This Cape Cod style build features a spacious covered front porch to watch the world go by and a very private rear deck with walkouts off the kitchen and main bedroom. Key features include a custom tiled bathroom with jetted tub & separate shower; Low maintenance porcelain tile floor and quality wood doors throughout. The kitchen is set with granite countertops, quality stainless appliances, and an island that overlooks the living room. Built to be highly efficient with Ross/Heritage windows, propane furnace, HVAC system, insulated dry crawl space and A/C for those hot summer nights. The property gives plenty of privacy & backs on to Crown Land giving near endless solitude or exploring opportunities. Britt is a friendly hamlet located 40 minutes north of Parry Sound known for its access to some of the best boating & fishing in the area and provides pretty much all necessities needed. (id:2493)
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I have listed a new property at 50 LAKE FOREST Drive in Nobel.
IMMACULATE SQUARE TIMBER HOME on a very private 2.6 acre lot on PORTAGE LAKE. Located just outside of Parry Sound this 2400 sq.ft. meticulously maintained home with 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms has a sense of historic elegance. Between the exposed timbers throughout the main floor, the hand crafted wood burning fireplace in the family room and a hearth in the kitchen, this home has incredible country charm. Large eat-in kitchen, separate livingroom / diningroom and main floor bath. The upper level features the master bedroom plus 2 more bedrooms plus bathroom with tiled shower. The full size, full height basement provides for a workshop & workout room as well as plenty of storage and potential to develop further. The oversized 2 bay garage features a full 1 bedroom suite with a spacious living area. Both the home and garage are adorned with a near zero maintenance solid steel shake roof. The well treed property has a relatively gentle slope with a walkway leading towards shore where you will find a nice sized dock with deep water access as well as a ramp with gentle entry for canoes, kayaks & snow machines in winter. (id:2493)
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I have listed a new property at 97 NORTH SHORE Road in Pointe au Baril.
Year round 3 bedroom Condo on Georgian Bay. This year-round 840 sq.ft unit sits on a 1/8 acre plot giving it the possibility for expansion (A larger deck, a Sunroom, Extra living space, all are options). Not planning on using the unit full time, let the resort know & they will work to rent it out and offset your costs. PLEASANT COVE RESORT is a cottage resort, comprised of 16 cottage units, with access to some of the best boating & fishing available on The Bay. This is a great opportunity to have your own Georgian Bay cottage with all the +++ Dock Slip, Beach, Tennis Courts & a Swimming Pool overlooking Georgian Bay. Pointe au Baril is an entry point into an Archipelago of stunning islands in a Unesco World Heritage Site giving access to unlimited fishing spots and great swimming holes throughout the 30,000 Islands. Nearby attractions include the renowned Ojibway Club, Pointe au Baril Lighthouse and some of the best sunsets around. (id:2493)
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I have listed a new property at 371 ROCKY REEF Road in Magnetawan.
Exceptional Year-Round Cottage offering on a great lake system. Right from the moment you turn onto Rocky Reef Rd you will start to feel all of life's stresses fall away. This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage offers over 2000sqft of comfortable space overlooking Neighick/Beaver Lake. Vaulted ceilings w. skylights in the principal rooms and a walkout to a large deck present a great space for entertaining at the end of an exciting (or relaxing) day. The lower level features the second bathroom, sleeping area and plenty of open space. The main room was designed as a family room, currently used as a games room, with a walkout to a covered patio overlooking the lake. Designed to be carefree, the cottage is well insulated, has a steel roof and hardboard wood siding (consistent on the main cottage and storage shed). The property is terraced towards shore with a firepit leading to a spacious waterside dock system suitable for all the toys. Neighick Lake is part of a five lake system including Ahmic & Cecebe and offers excellent swimming, fishing and boating all summer long. Enjoy excellent winter activities with cross country trails and OFSC snowmobile trails close by. Book your visit & see why this is the cottage you have been waiting for! Offers to be presented on June 28th. (id:2493)
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I have listed a new property at 26 CASCADE Street in Parry Sound.
3 BEDROOM 2 BATHROOM FAMILY HOME WITH A LARGE, PRIVATE BACKYARD. This 2+1 bedroom home has great outdoor space complete with horseshoe pits, fire pit, large deer proof vegetable garden, and shed. With a welcoming entry flowing into the living room you can feel the relaxed comfort of this home. Move around the corner and socialize in the open concept kitchen & dining area. Upstairs houses the 2 principal bedrooms with the family room and the 3rd bedroom (perfect for a teenager) set on the lower level. Step outside and enjoy the comforts of the private, level lot on the large back deck overlooking the forest and exposed Shield rock. Property backs onto vacant land and wildlife sightings are common. The single car garage is currently used for storage though spacious enough for any midsized car. Note that the custom tiled shower on the lower level is nearing completion with the glass door and trim work to be installed shortly. The sellers are not holding offers so get in to see this one quickly! (id:2493)
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I have sold a property at 15 DANCY Lane in McKellar.
ABSOLUTELY STUNNING north-west facing building lot in one of LAKE MANITOUWABING's most sought after neighbourhoods. Set with 522 feet of captivating shoreline, granite outcroppings and an ideal level lot primed for your dream cottage. Design a beautiful platform dock to deep water off the exposed cap rock that frames the bay. Hydro is available and preliminary driveway is in -- set to one of the property's optimal building sites. Easy boat ride to The Ridge at Manitou golf course, into the town of McKellar for supplies or take a cruise for ice cream down to the Outpost. Please confirm your appointment prior to heading to any site visits. Be sure to check out the drone video highlighting the property. Offers to be reviewed on MAY 17th. (id:2493)
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I have listed a new property at 130 SOUTH SHORE Road in Pointe au Baril.
YEAR-ROUND 4 BEDROOM COTTAGE IN THE HEART OF POINTE AU BARIL. Lovingly cared for since the 1960's, this cottage is set right at the shoreline with easy access to Georgian Bay. The main living areas, including the westward facing sunroom, allow for plenty of natural light and the sounds of waterfront living. Walk out from the spacious living room to a private waterfront deck, or on the chilly nights sit back and enjoy the crackle of the wood burning fireplace. Cook up a storm in the quality custom kitchen with stone-tiled backsplash while you gaze out the picture window. With 4 spacious bedrooms this year round home or cottage has plenty of space for family and guests. In addition to housing one of the bedrooms, the lower level with walkout also has a quaint family room with propane stove. The property features 237 feet of waterfront, offering a blend of deep water for docking and easy sand entry. Great little nooks sit around the 1.75 acre property, including a nicely treed picnic area at the shore and a fire pit 'grotto' tucked up in the trees, give way to the joys of The Bay. Get acquainted with the Pointe-au-Baril area by way of The Ojibway Club or spend endless time fishing and exploring around the many islands and through the endless channels. Come see what you've been missing! (id:2493)
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I have listed a new property at 15 DANCY Lane in McKellar.
ABSOLUTELY STUNNING north-west facing building lot in one of LAKE MANITOUWABING's most sought after neighbourhoods. Set with 522 feet of captivating shoreline, granite outcroppings and an ideal level lot primed for your dream cottage. Design a beautiful platform dock to deep water off the exposed cap rock that frames the bay. Hydro is available and preliminary driveway is in -- set to one of the property's optimal building sites. Easy boat ride to The Ridge at Manitou golf course, into the town of McKellar for supplies or take a cruise for ice cream down to the Outpost. Please confirm your appointment prior to heading to any site visits. Be sure to check out the drone video highlighting the property. Offers to be reviewed on MAY 17th. (id:2493)
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I have listed a new property at 1465 RIVERSIDE Drive in Britt.
Looking for that great getaway with room for plenty of guests, look no further! Set in the village of Britt, 40 minutes north of Parry Sound on the shores of Georgian Bay, sits this well cared for property with TWO separate cottages. The first, a 1350sq.ft cottage with 4 bedrooms, is set for entertaining with a waterside deck and great entertainment area with a bar to be proud of. The second cottage, at 800sq.ft. with 2 bedrooms, is set on the cap rock overlooking the primary cottage. The property has a gentle slope towards the water and features a nice fire pit area to enjoy the outdoors and grassy area to play out front. Rounding out this package is a 12'x24' garage and an 8'x12' garden shed. The hamlet of Britt is part of an unorganized township with thousands of acres of Crown Land for unlimited exploring. (id:2493)
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I have listed a new property at 97 NORTH SHORE Road in Pointe au Baril.
Year round 3 bedroom Condo on Georgian Bay. This year-round 840 sq.ft unit sits on a 1/8 acre plot giving it the possibility for expansion (A larger deck, a Sunroom, Extra living space, all are options). Not planning on using the unit full time, let the resort know & they will work to rent it out and offset your costs. PLEASANT COVE RESORT is a cottage resort, comprised of 16 cottage units, with access to some of the best boating & fishing available on The Bay. This is a great opportunity to have your own Georgian Bay cottage with all the +++ Dock Slip, Beach, Tennis Courts & a Swimming Pool overlooking Georgian Bay. Pointe au Baril is an entry point into an Archipelago of stunning islands in a Unesco World Heritage Site giving access to unlimited fishing spots and great swimming holes throughout the 30,000 Islands. Nearby attractions include the renowned Ojibway Club, Pointe au Baril Lighthouse and some of the best sunsets around. (id:2493)
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Records Broken Yet Again in Muskoka’s February Real Estate Scene

PUBLISHED: 5:03 PM MAR 15, 2021
UPDATED: 9:39 AM MAR 16, 2021
 

While February was frigid in northern Ontario, the Muskoka region real estate market was — yet again — on fire. According to the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), residential non-waterfront sales activity recorded through the MLS system totalled 242 units last month in Muskoka.

READ: Muskoka Sees “Tightest Market Conditions in History:” CREA

This marks a 30.8% increase from the same month last year, and sets a new sales record for February. Meanwhile, there were 102 waterfront property sales recorded through February 2021… a marked increase of 88.9% year-over-year, and — you guessed it — this total sets a new sales record for the month.



Where year-to-date data is concerned, residential waterfront sales are up 12.8% so far this year over last year, with a total of 388 units changing hands in the first two months of 2021. Waterfront sales have increased even more — 95.7% — with 180 units sold to date this year.



“Sales of non-waterfront residential and waterfront properties both set new records for the month of February as the breakneck pace of demand continues into 2021,” said Chuck Murney, President of the Lakelands Association of Realtors.

“It’s the same story as the past several months only more so – inventories are down to record lows, homes are spending the least amount of time on market before selling in history, and competition among buyers is driving prices to fresh record levels.”



According to the MLS Home Price Index — which tracks price trends far more accurately than is possible using average or median price measures — the overall MLS HPI single-family benchmark price was $505,300. This marks an uptick of 38.2% from last February’s amount.



Median prices for non-waterfront and waterfront property sales last month were $590,500 and $837,500 respectively. The former shows a significant gain of 50.3% year-over-year, while the latter boasts a 67.5% increase.


Another record is set when total dollar values are considered: residential non-waterfront sales saw $154.6 million come in through February 2021, marking an 87.8% jump from February 2020.

Waterfront sales, meanwhile, amounted to $107.2 million, more than doubling the levels from a year prior (read: that’s an increase of 199.4%).

According to CREA, the dollar volume of waterfront homes sold hasn’t been this high during February in more than 20 years.

But really, when cottage country property-owners have got what literally everybody wants, how could we possibly be surprised that the records keep on rolling in? Muskoka region has been seeing its “tightest market conditions in history,” after all.



Written By Kayla Gladysz  |  STOREYS Publishing Inc. 

Outside of writing about real estate news and bathtubs she wishes she could call her own, Kayla loves taking leisurely strolls, baking (and eating) sourdough bread, and reading Mary Oliver by candlelight. She also believes the Twilight: New Moon soundtrack is "genuinely great."

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Muskoka Sees “Tightest Market Conditions in History”: CREA

PUBLISHED: 1:39 AM FEB 18, 2021
UPDATED: 9:50 AM MAR 1, 2021
 

Continuing its streak of breaking records and taking names (okay, perhaps not the latter), Muskoka region is seeing its tightest market conditions ever with soaring January sales.

(We hate to say we told you so.)

This lack of inventory is being particularly felt in the waterfront category, according to new data from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA).

This is true, even as residential non-waterfront sales activity recorded through the MLS System for the Lakelands region was down 9.5% (15 sales) from January 2020. Indeed, even so, the month remained the second-highest for overall sales on record, totalling 143.

Meanwhile, waterfront property sales numbered 76 units in January 2021 — this count more than doubles that of the same month in 2020, surpassing the year earlier by 117.1% and setting a new sales record for the month of January.



“Sales of both non-waterfront and waterfront properties remained very strong to start the year, with waterfront activity taking centre stage,” said Chuck Murney, President of the Lakelands Association of Realtors.


“With sales and new listings moving in different directions the balance between supply and demand has tilted heavily in favour of sellers, with the Lakelands region seeing the tightest market conditions in history. With inventories already at record lows and little room to fall further it’s very likely that price growth will either continue to strengthen or remain at its current double-digit pace as buyers face increasing competition for a rapidly fading selection of listings.


READ: 2021 Could See the Tightest Muskoka Real Estate Market in Years



According to the MLS Home Price Index (HPI) — which tracks price trends far more accurately than is possible using average or median price measures — the overall MLS HPI single-family benchmark price was $483,300 in January 2021, up 35.5% year-over-year.



Where residential non-waterfront property sales were specifically concerned, the median price was a significant y-o-y gain of 39.2%, reaching a record $550,000. The waterfront property median price, meanwhile, reached $795,000 — this amount is also a record, jumping 60.6% over January 2020.



Last month, all residential non-waterfront sales combined to a total dollar value of $84.7 million. This sum stands 32.1% over that of January 2020, and the height of an all-home total dollar value hasn’t been this tall in more than 20 years, CREA reports.

Waterfront sales, meanwhile, reached a total dollar value of $77.2 million. This amount is an astounding 265.2% from the same month in 2020 and also sets a new January record.



It was still January when our cottage country intel predicted the region could see its tightest market in years through 2021. Already, the data looks to be catching up to this premonition. Meanwhile, the rental market continues to be nearly as competitive as resale, as eager city-dwellers clamour for a taste of nature during these uncertain times.

At this rate, Muskoka’s wild ride won’t be slowing down anytime soon. For anyone already on board, or who’s been planning to hop in, our advice is as follows: drink lots of water, keep your energy up, and — if you’re lucky enough to have one — hold on to your Hot property.


(Unless, of course, someone makes you an offer you can’t refuse.)



Written By Kayla Gladysz |  STOREYS Publishing Inc. 


Outside of writing about real estate news and bathtubs she wishes she could call her own, Kayla loves taking leisurely strolls, baking (and eating) sourdough bread, and reading Mary Oliver by candlelight. She also believes the Twilight: New Moon soundtrack is "genuinely great."


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I have listed a new property at 171 124 Highway in McDougall.
Well renovated 4 bedroom / 3 bathroom home on the shores of Bell Lake. Completely renovated and featuring vaulted ceilings and oversized sliding glass doors to take in the the natural privacy from all primary rooms. Features main floor primary (master) suite with walk-through closet and ensuite bath, as well as laundry and easy access to the attached double garage. Upstairs you will find plenty of 3 good sized bedroom allowing space for that home office. To the lake side you will find a good sized entertaining deck overlooking the 460 feet of private shoreline on Bell Lake... and yes, there is hard packed sand and good deep water docking. On the 3.7 acre property, filled with mature trees, there there is an old road-bed for parking all the toys and an overgrown trail that was once used as a cart path down to the waterfront. Book your showing soon, in this hot market this property will not last long. (id:2493)
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I have listed a new property at 0 LORIMER LAKE Road in Whitestone.
Are you looking for a little privacy, looking to escape the city? This could be what you are looking for.. 3 acres of high and dry vacant land with many suitable building locations. Set at the end of a year-round road, tucked between Lorimer Lake and Shawanaga Lake, this property is ready for your personal touch. Currently there is a rough little shack on the property in as-is condition not to be accessed. (id:2493)
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I have sold a property at 3 MARGARET Street in Parry Sound.
NICE FAMILY HOME IN PREFERRED NEIGHBORHOOD. Set on a flat lot with decent curb appeal sits this 3 bedroom / 3 bathroom home with good sized back yard with large deck perfect for relaxing and entertaining. Features a custom kitchen with stainless appliances open to the main dining area and bright rear yard. Nice sized living room with gas fireplace and sitting area off the kitchen. Efficient radiant in floor heating throughout the main floor. Second floor features a large primary bedroom with 3pc ensuite plus 2 more good sized bedrooms and main bath. The lower level is fairly raw but currently used for recreation & storage. This home has been well maintained by current owner and their tenants. Located 2 blocks from town beaches, walking trails and easy access to downtown and Georgian Bay waterfront. (id:2493)
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I have listed a new property at 3 MARGARET Street in Parry Sound.
NICE FAMILY HOME IN PREFERRED NEIGHBORHOOD. Set on a flat lot with decent curb appeal sits this 3 bedroom / 3 bathroom home with good sized back yard with large deck perfect for relaxing and entertaining. Features a custom kitchen with stainless appliances open to the main dining area and bright rear yard. Nice sized living room with gas fireplace and sitting area off the kitchen. Efficient radiant in floor heating throughout the main floor. Second floor features a large primary bedroom with 3pc ensuite plus 2 more good sized bedrooms and main bath. The lower level is fairly raw but currently used for recreation & storage. This home has been well maintained by current owner and their tenants. Located 2 blocks from town beaches, walking trails and easy access to downtown and Georgian Bay waterfront. As per sellers request, offers will be reviewed on the evening of Monday February 8th. (id:2493)
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I have sold a property at 20 WAUBEEK Street in Parry Sound.
CLASSIC 4 BEDROOM BRICK HOME IN PARRY SOUND WITH GARAGE /SHOP AND ALL THE RIGHT UPDATES! Known as 'Rosewood Cottage', this Charming 2,400 sq. ft. 4 Bedroom, 3 bath home sits on a premium 99' X 236' lot in one of Parry Sound's best communities. Boasting Custom Kitchen w/Quartz Counters, Stainless appliances, Original wood trim & doors and Warm hardwood floors. Generous dining and living rooms with natural gas fireplace & updated picture windows as well as Convenient main floor bedroom or office equipped with Fibre-Optic. 2nd Floor features a Master Suite with Sitting / Dressing room overlooking nature as well as 3 more well appointed bedrooms and 4 piece bath. Professionally Finished family room on lower level with unique chilled Wine Cellar as well as Workshop & Laundry. Natural gas boiler heating system, Enviroshake lifetime warranty roofing system and an Extra Deep, Insulated / Drywalled Double Garage with storage loft. Set in a Rare Country Setting With Georgian Bay Beaches, Fitness Trail & Downtown just minutes away! (id:2493)
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I have sold a property at 173 124 Highway in McDougall.
Set on Bell Lake, just 10 minutes to Parry Sound, sits this Year Round Home or Cottage. With 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms on 2 levels, this home on just over 3 acres is well suited for extra guests. True hardwood floors and vaulted pine-lined ceilings throughout the main floor lend to that comfort feeling. Cozy by the wood burning fireplace on the chillier nights or relax with friends & family on the spacious front deck that spans the entire front side of the cottage. The walkout lower level features a spacious family room, a guest suite, a bonus room plus laundry with loads of storage space. Rounding out this package is a 20' x 32' insulated garage suitable for plenty of the toys. The 295' of shoreline has been partially developed with approximately six feet off the end of the current dock. Bell Lake is approximately 2km long with minimal development on the opposite shoreline. (id:2493)
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I have listed a new property at 20 WAUBEEK Street in Parry Sound.
CLASSIC 4 BEDROOM BRICK HOME IN PARRY SOUND WITH GARAGE /SHOP AND ALL THE RIGHT UPDATES! Known as 'Rosewood Cottage', this Charming 2,400 sq. ft. 4 Bedroom, 3 bath home sits on a premium 99' X 236' lot in one of Parry Sound's best communities. Boasting Custom Kitchen w/Quartz Counters, Stainless appliances, Original wood trim & doors and Warm hardwood floors. Generous dining and living rooms with natural gas fireplace & updated picture windows as well as Convenient main floor bedroom or office equipped with Fibre-Optic. 2nd Floor features a Master Suite with Sitting / Dressing room overlooking nature as well as 3 more well appointed bedrooms and 4 piece bath. Professionally Finished family room on lower level with unique chilled Wine Cellar as well as Workshop & Laundry. Natural gas boiler heating system, Enviroshake lifetime warranty roofing system and an Extra Deep, Insulated / Drywalled Double Garage with storage loft. Set in a Rare Country Setting With Georgian Bay Beaches, Fitness Trail & Downtown just minutes away! (id:2493)
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I have listed a new property at 173 HWY 124 Highway in McDougall.
Set on Bell Lake, just 10 minutes to Parry Sound, sits this Year Round Home or Cottage. With 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms on 2 levels, this home on just over 3 acres is well suited for extra guests. True hardwood floors and vaulted pine-lined ceilings throughout the main floor lend to that comfort feeling. Cozy by the wood burning fireplace on the chillier nights or relax with friends & family on the spacious front deck that spans the entire front side of the cottage. The walkout lower level features a spacious family room, a guest suite, a bonus room plus laundry with loads of storage space. Rounding out this package is a 20' x 32' insulated garage suitable for plenty of the toys. The 295' of shoreline has been partially developed with approximately six feet off the end of the current dock. Bell Lake is approximately 2km long with minimal development on the opposite shoreline. (id:2493)
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