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Muskoka Cottage Real Estate | Summer 2016 Review


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Blog by John & Bonnie Fincham, Brokers | September 7th, 2016


Muskoka Cottage

As the summer comes to an end for another year in Muskoka we thought it would be a good time to review the state of the real estate market our beautiful region. Homes sales were strong in almost all areas including Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Huntsville and Magnetawan. Sundridge was somewhat slower as was Dunchurch. The sweet spot for the larger towns seemed to be in the $ 255,000 to $ 350,000 range and slightly lower in the smaller towns. Into the fall demand for houses continued to be very strong. Waterfront on the other hand was a different story.

The Muskoka Cottage Market

We have seen some of the strogest cottage sales on record for many areas. As always, the larger lake systems like the Rosseau / Joseph / Muskoka Lakes and the Mary / Peninsula / Vernon chain were very sought after. There was a lack of listings on all of these waterways for most of 2016 and this reflected on the prices the sellers were able to get. Quality cottages on good lakes demanded a premium without question. Ahmic Lake, which is always in demand, saw very sparse cottage listings in all price ranges. The following is a list of the current state of the market on different lakes in Muskoka from the Lakelands MLS. Looking for Muskoka lakefront? Call us at 705 387 9700, we would be happy to talk to you.

Lake Joseph Real Estate

Lake Rosseau Real Estate

Lake Muskoka Real Estate

  • Currently 178 cottages for sale

  • 171 waterfront properies sold so far in 2016

  • Highest price paid for a Lake Muskoka cottage this year - $5,979,000.00

Mary Lake

  • Currently 9 cottages for sale

  • 14 waterfront properties sold so far this year

  • Highest price paid for a Mary Lake, Huntsville cottage this year -  $ 1,250,000.00

Peninsula Lake

  • Currently about 37 lakefront cottages for sale

  • 26 waterfront properties sold so far in 2016

  • Highest price paid for a Peninsula Lake, Huntsville so far this year - $ 875,000.00

Lake Vernon

Skeleton Lake

  • Currently about 7 cottages for sale

  • 3 waterfront properties sold so far in 2016

  • Highest price paid for a Skeleton Lake cottage this year $ 844,000.00


Doe Lake ( Little Doe & Big Doe )

  • Currently around 27 cottages for sale

  • 10 waterfront properties sold so far in 2016

  • Highest price paid for a Doe Lake, Katrine cottage so far this year $620,000.00


Lake Waseosa

  • Currently 4 cottages for sale

  • 1 waterfront properties sold so far in 2016

  • Highest price paid for a Lake Waseosa cottage so far this year - $ 675,000.00

Lake of Bays

Muskoka cottage real estate chart

If there is another area you would like to learn more about that's not on our list just let us know. We can also keep you updated on the Parry Sound area waterways.