My neighbourhood, which is a mix of older and cottage-style homes, has taken both a beating and a beautifying throughout the years. Some of the homes in the area sell very quickly, while others don’t. The main difference... Read More

A lot of preparations go into selling a home or cottage. In order to get the best value before it’s listed on an MLS real estate site, you’ll probably apply some makeovers. Before contacting your agent, you’ll want to be... Read More

Sleep is a major part of a vacation. When guests are polled on what is going to best about their vacation they often tell us that a ‘good night’s sleep’ is an integral part of it. Of course the waterfront, the ski conditi... Read More

So many listings proudly proclaim the property has a ‘gourmet kitchen’ when in fact there may be nothing more that stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Of course the look of a kitchen goes a long way to give an... Read More

Cottage rental used to be considered the poor relation of vacation accommodation. It was a step up from camping with a hard roof instead of canvas, and the luxury of an inside washroom. It was much cheaper than most other... Read More

Simply stated, we are losing the war on bed bugs. Pest control companies all over the place are converting their business to a bed bug specific company, and with great success. The stigma that bed bugs are a low income is... Read More

The holidays are fast approaching. Everyone's gearing up for celebrations, and many of us are looking forward to cozy cottage time by the woodstove or fireplace. This can also be a precarious time, however, if the proper pre... Read More

We bought our cottage just last winter. To us it's been a winter wonderland- a welcome escape from the slushy, grey urban landscape. So we never expected spring to be this good. While we've been warned about the black flie... Read More

It's cottage rental high season, so we thought we'd help you make your guests feel at home before they arrive. Here's a list of simple tips and ideas that can make a huge difference to your guests' stay - so they'll be s... Read More

Summer is over and whether you're ready or not, Fall is here. But don't fret! Here are ten simple things you can do to get your cottage and your listing ready for Fall renters. Update Your Photos: Your pictures are... Read More