Fire

Is your cottage covered against fires?

By Ray Ford January 20, 2014

When Alice Ogden’s Manitoulin Island cottage burned down in 2005, “We knew the cottage was insured, but we didn’t know by...

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6 family considerations for planning your estate

By Cottage Life December 3, 2013

Planning your estate can be a delicate subject for adults of all ages, financial states and family situations—especially if they...

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Cottage-ownership challenges: estate planning and wealth transfer

By Cottage Life November 12, 2013

When most Canadians think of the ideal cottage experience, they imagine pristine sunsets on the lake, tranquil mornings spent...

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Solar panel installation

On grid or off?

By Peter A. Robson March 11, 2013

Thinking of buying a rural property? Trying to figure out whether it makes more sense to go “on grid” or “off grid”? Is it...

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New lease proposal for Algonquin cottagers

By Jenna Wootton November 22, 2012

What would you do if your summer getaway was taken away from you? In five years, that could be the case for a number of cottagers...

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What is MPAC and how does it work?

By Christine Langlois October 4, 2012

MPAC, established by the provincial government in 1998, is a non-profit corporation charged with putting a value on each of more...

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Dealing with an updated property assessment

By Cottage Life

Unhappy with your recent assessment? Now is the time to do something about it. While it can be tough to know how to properly...

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Cottage

6 cottage tax Q&As

By Cottage Life January 18, 2012

Owning a cottage adds another layer of complexity to an already confusing subject: taxes. Our Q&A experts have done the...

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Paul Hamilton's cottage

What you need to know about cottage insurance

By Philip Preville October 12, 2011

You could say that Paul Horne and his family rent out their cottage on the black market. It’s a place that would be coveted by...

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Cottage agreement checklist

By Peter Lillico November 23, 2010

List all tasks and responsibilities Create a master list of all that’s involved in taking care of the cottage, no matter how...

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