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Muskoka Real Estate Market Update – January to October 2014

The recreational resale market started relatively slowly in the spring of 2014. Although weather conditions were not as extreme this year as last, they were severe enough that they negatively impacted the early market. However as the year progressed the number of available properties for sale increased and with an increase in inventory, sales also increased. By the end of October, sales of recreational properties had exceeded reported sales for the same period in 2013. This marks the second consecutive year in which sales have exceeded the number of reported sales from the year before.

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A Little Touch of Gotham | Matte Black

Spooky or dramatic? Or a little bit of both. I’ve been noticing a lot of custom paint jobs on cars around the city. Perhaps not inclined to channel the The Dark Knight’s ride but liking a little touch of Gotham? Wet and rainy dark afternoons have us thinking about the matte black trend. Definitely dramatic and certainly cool. Take a look at some of these incarnations – anything but dull. From modern to classic interiors, matte black is everywhere and we like what we see.

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Top Real Estate Headlines: Week of November 3

The fall buying and selling season is well underway as our offices buzz with the details of open houses, client meetings, and real estate transactions. And with the increase of home sales across the country before the winter wind whips, there is an uptick in real estate news and forecasting as 2014 comes to a close. Want to stay up-to-date? Check out the top headlines from the past week.

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Halloween Decor Meets Modern Minimalism

We are just a couple of days away from little tricker treaters descending on your doorstep, and if you are feeling the spooky mood of the season, you may have given some thought to getting your home prepped for the big day. Whether you are greeting ghouls at the front door, or hosting a little pre or post trick-or-treating dinner, there are some quick and easy ways to get your home into the spirit while keeping it ultra-chic. A few ideas include easy painted pumpkins, creepy black bird figurines, and bringing outdoor elements like dried branches indoors. Take a peek below at these fantastic, modern ideas from around the web and run with it. And don’t forget to have a safe and happy Halloween!

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Property Voyeur: A show-stopping red brick townhouse in Yorkville

Become a part of the most exciting neighbourhood in Canada. In the heart of Yorkville, this fully renovated to the brick townhouse is a showstopper. Approximately 3,000 square feet of living space, 3 bedrooms with large master suite and family room. Custom, top of the line chef’s kitchen with fabulous detailing throughout. Dramatic double height windows overlook a tranquil courtyard garden. Parking and steps to the best shops and restaurants the city has to offer.

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Chestnut Park Open Houses: October 25 & 26

House hunting? Here’s a quick list of the open houses we have on the go this weekend. Happy hunting!

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Personal Training | Home Wellness Retreats

There was a time when going to the gym was part of the day, easily worked in to the daily rhythm. Over time, finding time to actually get to the gym can seem like a hurdle itself. How convenient then to have a space right at home to make getting some time to sweat a no-sweat procedure. Home gyms conjur up images of a basement or garage corner stacked with free weights and discarded thigh masters. Perish that thought and have a look at some of these super personal wellness spaces – beautifully lit, airy, and no hairy guy rocking out to White Snake on the elliptical beside you – unless of course it’s your hairy guy (or girl)!

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