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Haliburton Highlands: The Destination of Choice

With quality lakes in abundance, Algonquin landscapes around every corner, improved WIFI and many ways to get to Haliburton County from the GTA, Haliburton is the 'NEW' destination of choice! Buyers are attracted to the Haliburton Highlands. It is less developed and crowded, and offers a more relaxed pace of life than Muskoka. A 3-bedroom winterized cottage on a motorized lake in Haliburton, average is $500,000. The privacy, clean lakes, quality communities, hospitals, schools, firehalls, shopping and addition of upscale eateries and dining facilities, check off the boxes for Buyers. With a strong arts community and year-round recreational opportunities, Haliburton has become a popular year-round destination. More buyers are seeking recreational and investment properties, whether for family time, personal relaxation or cottage rental opportunities, especially Millennials. They are making money and looking to get into the real estate market. Recreational cottages...

Getting Ready to Sell Your House?

Getting ready to sell your house? Then it's time to roll up your sleeves and get to work! A small effort will bring a greater reward. Let's get started! 1. Welcome Buyers For better or worse, buyers do tend to judge a book by its cover. Cheer it up! Paint the door, add flower pots and a new doormat. Mow the lawn, clean up the yard & walkway debris. Constantly pick up after your pets so buyers feel comfortable touring the property. Repair broken screens, door handles, locks, and clean the eavestrough! Make your front door visible and accessible. 2. 3R's - Repair, Replace, Redo Start small. Do the repairs! Loose or broken handles, faucets, missing light bulbs and trim, doors that don't close properly. Change out the handles on kitchen and bathroom cabinetry. Re-caulk the tub. They may seem to be small things, but you'd be surprised by the negative effect it can have on a buyer 'It makes them stop and think, "What else is broken here"?'...
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Getting Started

Oh, the Cottage search… let the fun times begin! This is an exciting journey you are beginning, exploring the different pockets of the area, the lakes, the cottage differences and the communities. We love working with cottage buyers, and it is ALWAYS a great day to look at cottages in the Haliburton Highlands. We always say, if this property looks good on a rainy day, just wait till the sun shines! It’s so true! There is nothing better than the sun glistening on the crystal blue waters, breathing in this fresh Haliburton air, as you pursue a lifestyle change. We encourage you to ask questions, walk the land, explore the buildings and test the swimming. Be prepared…we love to share our knowledge of the lakes and area. Let’s get started. Many buyers have their ‘cottage Buyer’s checklist’, courtesy of the internet, friends and family, which is a great starting point. Typically, as you explore properties, this list is edited and...
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