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**NOW SOLD Upscale Muskoka Home. Palmer Estates, Gravenhurst

A wonderful, upscale Muskoka Home for sale for empty nesters, or young families alike, this property is recently listed in a wonderful neighbourhood in Gravenhurst. Close to Lake Muskoka in the Palmer Estates subdivision, with walking trails and beaches, this is the perfect place to call both home and getaway. Oversized lot with large back yard overlooks an environmentally protected greenbelt…

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**NOW SOLD Upscale Muskoka Home for sale. Gravenhurst

458 Alexander St
Gravenhurst, ST

  • 4Beds
  • 3Baths
  • 2150/4720Square Feet

Muskoka Parry Sound Flood Watch

For clients and cottage owners that get our updates : we have a Rainfall Warning for today & into Friday morning for Parry Sound/Muskoka.

Also a flood watch advisory from the Ministry of Natural Resources. Here passed along by the Muskoka Lakes Association.

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Flood Watch – Parry Sound District/ Muskoka

BULLETIN: Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Flood Watch
Parry Sound District/ Muskoka
Thursday, April 09, 2015

The Ministry of Natural Resources – Parry Sound District is advising area residents that a Flood Watch is in effect for all watersheds within the District which includes the District Municipality of Muskoka, the Territorial District of Parry Sound and a north-west portion in the County of Haliburton.

Water levels and flows in lakes and rivers will increase as a result of rainfall and continued melting of the snow pack. The rate of rise in water levels and flows will increase over the next several days due to warmer air temperatures and forecasted rainfall.

It is expected that lower-lying portions of known flood-prone roads along river courses will be impacted to various degrees as river levels continue to rise. It is anticipated that vulnerable, low-lying roads and properties along the Big East River within the Town of Huntsville may begin to be impacted over the weekend as river flows increase.

Residents affected by high water conditions in the past should take necessary action in advance of rising water levels to secure any vulnerable property in close proximity to rivers and lakes and closely monitor developing conditions.

Residents and those visiting the area are advised to be aware of current watershed conditions, exercise caution while around waterbodies and maintain close supervision of children and pets.

MNR is closely monitoring the weather and developing watershed conditions. Further updates will be issued as appropriate.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Description of Weather System

Rainfall amounts up to 45mm with possible thunderstorms are forecasted for today and tomorrow with daytime highs reaching 13 degrees Celsius over the weekend will advance the melting of the snow pack and cause a significant increase in water levels and flows over the next few days.

Description of Current Conditions

The remaining snow pack in the area continues to average a depth of 50 centimetres with an average water content of 150 millimetres. This is approximately 50% higher than normal for this time of year. Levels and flows have been slowly increasing over the past few days but warmer temperatures with rain will cause flows and levels to increase more rapidly.
During this time of year we can expect higher and faster flowing water in most watercourses. Slippery and unstable banks and extremely cold water temperatures can lead to very hazardous conditions around any water body.

Expiry Date: This message will expire on Monday, April 13 2015, 05:00 PM

Terminology: Notification Levels

WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY: indicates that high flows, melting ice or other factors could be dangerous for such users as boaters, anglers and swimmers but flooding is not expected.

WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – FLOOD OUTLOOK: gives early notice of the potential for flooding based on weather forecasts calling for heavy rain, snow melt, high winds or other conditions

FLOOD WATCH: potential for flooding exists within specific watercourses and municipalities

FLOOD WARNING: flooding is imminent or occurring within specific watercourses and municipalities.

Contact Information

For more information please contact:
705-646-5531
705-646-5509
705-773-4226

A close watch on local conditions and weather forecasts from Environment Canada is recommended.

Environment Canada bulletins can be found at http://weather.gc.ca/

The Surface Water Monitoring Centre public webpage can be found here: http://www.ontario.ca/flooding

** Now Sold!** Muskoka Cottage, Walker’s Point, Lake Muskoka

Here’s an opportunity to have your own Muskoka cottage on such a  large level, Lake Muskoka waterfront property, and for much less than you would expect.

Sought after Walker’s Point locale with over 600 feet of frontage, ready for your …

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Cottage$825,000

Muskoka Cottage, Walker’s Point, Lake Muskoka

1264 WALKERS POINT RD
Muskoka Lakes, ST

  • 3Beds
  • 1Baths
  • 1290Square Feet

Muskoka Condo For Sale

Great waterfront view from this Muskoka Wharf condo.

Beautiful upscale Muskoka condo on the shore of Lake Muskoka, with granite counter tops, black appliances, two full bathrooms, (ensuite with soaker tub), two large bedrooms, laundry room, natural gas fireplace and air conditioning. Located at the Muskoka Wharf, this upscale Muskoka condo is located on the lake…

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Muskoka Condo 110 STEAMSHIP BAY RD # 306

110 STEAMSHIP BAY RD # 306
Gravenhurst, ST

  • 2Beds
  • 2Baths
  • 1278Square Feet

 

** Now Sold!** Muskoka Cottage for sale, Walker’s Point 625’ frontage!

Here’s an opportunity to have your own Muskoka cottage on such a  large level, Lake Muskoka waterfront property, and for much less than you would expect.

Sought after Walker’s Point locale with over 600 feet of frontage, ready for your designer’s dream. Over 2 acres of level land with a south exposure  and views straight out on quiet Shanty Bay. A Muskoka cottage with a property this large and level can take on many appearances, subject only to your imagination; from a quiet private sanctuary to a sprawling family compound with lots of activities and guests.

Existing 2 bedroom year round cottage to enjoy, update or expand while you envision your dream build. Build onto the existing structure or start from scratch using this large footprint. Possible 2 storey boathouse subject to development approval. This property has excellent potential, with easy year round access, to be a great 4 season home or cottage.

 

 

For more information follow this link. For a private tour, please use the contact form to the left. We would be delighted to show you this really nice Lake Muskoka property.

 

 

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Muskoka cottage sales outperform in February

We have had a record cold winter here. Indeed the coldest Muskoka has been since 1934. It may be hard to imagine buying a cottage in Muskoka in the dead of February, but it is not at all uncommon. This remarkable performance may indicate a strong season for Muskoka cottage sales.

Residential non-waterfront sales activity recorded through the MLS® system of Muskoka Haliburton Orillia – The Lakelands Association of REALTORS® numbered 92 units in February 2015. This was an increase of 17.9 per cent from February 2014 and marked an above average month of February.
Sales of waterfront properties, meanwhile, jumped 46.7 per cent from a year ago to 44 units in February 2015. This was a record for the month.
“While cottage sales don’t really get going until April or May, February’s record tally suggests this may be a very busy spring,” said Mike Stahls, President of Muskoka Haliburton Orillia – The Lakelands Association of REALTORS®. “Non-waterfront activity was also still doing quite well in February, just not quite as strong as it was in January. The bottom line is that the local housing market has had a record start to the year.”
The median price for residential non-waterfront property sales was $223,500 in February 2015, edging up 0.7 per cent from February 2014.
The median price for waterfront sales was $360,000 in February 2015, an increase of 19.8 per cent from February 2014.
The dollar value of all residential non-waterfront sales in February 2015 totalled $21.1 million, rising 15.0 per cent on a year-over-year basis.
The total value of waterfront sales was $24.3 million, rising 71.7 per cent from levels in February 2014. This was a record for the month of February.

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Cottage in Muskoka Blog, gallery of header images

For those who have more critical things to do than refresh our Blog Page just to see different header images, I have had a request to add a gallery page.  After all time is better spent looking at Muskoka cottages for sale.

Hey, thanks for the request, we like them too … and, here it is:

As we go about looking at Muskoka cottages for sale for our buyers, and listing cottages for sellers, we get some great comments about our images, design and videos. They are fun to share and with Muskoka as our backdrop, it’s pretty easy to look good.

Some are images taken throughout a lifetime of cottaging here in Muskoka. I am told I started at two weeks old, and at some point later the first sentence I put together was an excited and agitated “boy go boat!!!” when others were headed out while I was to be left in the care of my Grandmother.

Other pictures are taken of friends and clients’ cottage activities and, as mentioned above, as we go about searching for Muskoka cottages for sale (actually and potentially for sale), that fit both our ideals for value and the various specifics of our current group of buyers.

There are quite a few images, more or less suitable to headline the blog, and we have lots more in the archive. One that I had mostly forgotten was a photo of the ritual where I had convinced tried to convince our kids, that kissing fish you caught and were releasing was good luck. Somehow it would encourage the released fish to spread fairly positive communication about the entire event. I took the picture when I noticed with delight, that our daughter Lenore carried on the same tradition with her cousin Jordan. This turns out perhaps, to be something of an accepted practice of anglers around the globe. However, a Wikipedia search for kissing a fish, only brings up Kissing Gouramis .

Here’s a list of commercial fishing superstitions:

• Don’t leave a hatch cover upside down.
• Don’t whistle on board.
• Don’t bring a suitcase or a black bag on board.
• Don’t bring a banana on board.
• Don’t even wear yellow.
• Don’t allow women on board.
• Don’t leave port on a Friday.
• Don’t mention four-hooved animals (pigs, horses, etc.).
• Hang coffee mugs with the opening facing inboard.
• Don’t comment on good luck, or the possibility of bad luck.
• Dolphins are a good omen. Sharks are a bad omen.
• Don’t kill an albatross or a gull.
• Don’t change the name of a vessel.
• Leaving on Sunday is good luck.
• Don’t wear green. (It makes the boat seek land.)
• Don’t say “rabbit.” (No clue.)
• If you meet a minister before sailing, turn around and go home.
• Hang garlic over the galley port hole.
• Don’t use blue paint (particularly on a lobster boat).
• Don’t wear a hat in the galley.
• Don’t step onto a boat with your left foot.
• Don’t coil a rope or stir a pot counter-clockwise.
• Don’t bring an umbrella on board.
• Don’t make pea soup.
• Toss the first fish back. (Or kiss it.)
• Don’t use the number 13.
• Turn starboard first after backing away from the dock.
• Don’t bring honeybears on board.
• Having a virgin pee on a new net is good luck.

(Courtesy of Matthew Hutson,  article here.)

** Now Sold!** Muskoka Golf Villa For Sale

Listed for sale in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada is the jewel of the Muskoka Bay Club Villas. Stunning villa and property; great entertaining, gorgeous views down and across the 12th fairway including toward a large pond. Total privacy and those great views in second floor balcony hot tub. Beautifully appointed three bedroom, four bathroom villa, with many inclusions. Gorgeous landscaping, quintessential Muskoka lifestyle in a clubhouse environment overlooking the award winning, Carrick designed golf course. Fully finished lower level. Muskoka golf, and living, at its finest!

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Jewel of The Muskoka Bay Club$775,000

**Now Sold!**Muskoka Golf Villa For Sale, Muskoka Bay Club

86 CARRICK TRAIL
Gravenhurst, ST

  • 3Beds
  • 3Baths
  • 3200Square Feet