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8 factors influencing the cottage real estate market in 2015
This article was originally published in the Spring 2015 issue of Cottage Life magazine.
While everyone has an opinion about what’s going on with Canada’s housing market—bubble, no bubble, overheated in some regions and...
5 steps to start hunting for a cottage
1. Get your financing
in order well in advance. Then you won’t have
to take the first lender who comes along, says Invis mortgage agent Bryan Slaney.
2. Nail down your wish list—and know what you’ll compromise on.
5 ways to a better cottage bargain
1. Choose a cottage on an island
Greyhound Island retreat1980s 2-bedroom, 800 sq. ft. cabin on Rainy Lake. Finished in local pine, 3-piece bath, solar system, woodstove, deck, dock, and storage shed....
How to make the most of your money
Hazard land. It’s the kind of designation that scares off many buyers—and some mortgagers and insurers. But when Sarah Poole and her husband, Chris Bradley, found their dream cottage on Long Point on Lake Erie, they knew they...
Cottage regions to watch in 2013
1) Sault Ste. Marie—Lake Huron
Price: Around $140,000 for waterfront properties with road access.Get a better bargain: Consider an island property: Water-access
cottages can be had for $100,000.
5 cottage regions to watch in 2012
Tired of the lumpy pullout at your BFF’s cottage? Do you dream of putting your name on a title instead of renting? If you’re ready to leap into ownership, check out these five Ontario cottaging areas: We reviewed...