With fall beginning this month, winter is just a few months away and that means you’re probably in the process of closing your cottage – if you haven’t already. Unfortunately, leaving your cottage unattended for months at a time comes with a certain element of risk, with criminals seeing some cottages as an easy target.
With the beautiful fall season approaching in Muskoka and Kawartha lakes, there is one thing that many people are trying not to think about – taxes. In Canada, it’s a requirement to have at least seven years of archived documentation regarding your business for tax purposes.
Investing in a cottage property can be rewarding, but the choice can seem like a gamble – at first.Lowering the risk of having a “bad hand” is the best idea when approaching a rental property, especially one in the middle of Muskoka.
It can be very satisfying checking off each to-do on a checklist. When moving into a new home having a checklist is the difference between a smooth move, or a damaged TV. Moving solo, without a professional moving company, can seem overwhelming so having a checked list at the end gives you peace-of-mind, and a reminder that you did it!
April and May are traditionally very hot when it comes to real estate, and not just in city centres like the GTA, but across cottage country.More and more 50-somethings are cashing out of their family home and driving north to retire or telecommute. Purchasing a home in central Ontario is a trend that is expected to continue as boomers reach retirement.
The garage is the proverbial man-cave, and a “two-car” garage in Canada really means somewhere to stash all the seasonal necessities such as lawn mowers and snow blowers. The shed is filled with lawn chairs and old pool toys, and you know that the snow is about to release you from the winter laziness, and you’ll have to spring forward into cleaning.
It’s no surprise to people living in the Muskoka region that the beautiful watershed can become a temporary pain with seasonal snow melt. Sheds and tarping can only provide so much security in times of flooding. To ensure this season doesn’t put a damper on your cottage getaway in the summer, consider a portable storage unit.
Moving from a bigger house into a condo or a smaller house can be a challenge. You are preparing to move, and you realize that your new condo, or the smaller house you bought, will not have enough storage space. You may have larger furniture that you are not yet ready to sell, or other items that might not fit into your new place.
We have been lucky to enjoy such a warm fall this year and as a result, many cottage owners have had the opportunity to put off closing their cottage, enjoying a couple extra weekends of some well-deserved R&R.But as the weather gets cooler and winter edges closer, it will soon be time to start packing up your cottage.
Staging can sometimes get a bad rap. Not because it isn’t effective – it is extremely effective.Staging is one of the best ways to increase the saleability of your property and allows potential buyers to better imagine their furnishings arranged in the rooms.