Blog by Michael Constable

THE NATIONAL POST

May 2nd, 2014

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   COTTAGE & CABIN

 FOR SALE: A POOL WITH A VIEW

 Read this recently published article featuring my luxury waterfront listing at 3349 Ridge Road: 


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THE SPRING MARKET HEATS UP!

May 2nd, 2014
As the days get warmer and the snow and ice begin to melt, thoughts turn to the coming season to be enjoyed on our beautiful lakes.  The change in season also brings buyers to our area seeking waterfront property. Current historically low interest rates have made the purchase of luxury and recreational properties more affordable, creating demand by buyers and an excellent opportunity for ...

The Big-Money Crowd

April 23rd, 2013

Please read my latest market update page regarding a recent Toronto Star article on how Sotheby’s finds more wealthy foreign buyers looking to Canada as a safe and stable place to live and invest.

Market Update

MUSKOKA OPENING!

February 20th, 2013
We are excited to announce the opening of Sotheby's International Realty Canada's newest location in Port Carling Muskoka.  Our office will open in April to serve all the real estate needs for buyers and sellers in the heart of cottage country.  Come and visit us at the spring Cottage Life Show at the International Centre in Toronto April 5th - 7th, 2013.

Big boom for the Waterfront Property Market

November 21st, 2012
Lake Simcoe Waterfront Homes

Tony Spears of Ottawa Sun speaks about the sizzling waterfront property market which has been seeing a lot of sales last June. A real estate report claimed that this has been true for waterfront properties across the country and in Eastern Ontario.

Watefront living has been made affordable and easy thanks to the amply supply and low interest range and in fact in Eastern Ontario, recreational p ...

Best Recreational Property Market

July 5th, 2011

BARRIE: Top 10 Cities to Invest In Canada

August 9th, 2010

Where to buy: Top 10 cities

Jesse Kinos-Goodin, Financial Post · Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010

When investing in real estate, sometimes it’s necessary to look beyond your own backyard. The Real Estate Investment Network (REIN), a national organization of investors, has compiled what it says are the top 10 Canadian cities in which to invest. Few are major cities and some are surprising. Don Campbell, ...

'Waterfront living' land rush trend threatens to shatter

May 2nd, 2010

'Waterfront living' land rush trend threatens to shatter
the 'Great Canadian Dream' as supply dwindles, prices rise


BY GARY MAY
The “Great Canadian Dream” of a waterfront home is being pushed beyond the reach of many as working professionals join the 55-plus generation in the rush for prime property near Ontario’s best lakes and rivers.  

The increasing demand for recreational and retir ...

Luxury Homes Sales Soar in First Quarter!

April 26th, 2010

Dramatic Rebound Characterizes Canada’s Luxury Home Segment in 2010

69 per cent of markets set records for best-ever first quarter sales

Luxury home sales soared in the first quarter of 2010 as affluent purchasers moved to take advantage of favourable market conditions across the country, according to a report released by RE/MAX.

The RE/MAX Upper End 2010 Report, highlighting sales and t ...

Before You Invest In Waterfront Property

March 3rd, 2010
To me, knowledge of the lake is imperative when making a substantial investment in lakefront property.  You should have all the facts about important items such as shoreline rights and restrictions, dock construction, ice flow, water depths, marina facilities, boating destinations and service companies that will look after your needs long after your purchase.  I also believe that you should s ...