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Kenora Cottage Country Real Estate

Recreational real estate sales volumes in 2013 surpassed 2012 levels by about 10%. Sale prices in 2013 were similar to 2012, the increase in volume pushed the average sale price up in 2013 to $375,100. The range for water access vacant land sales was $58,000 to $275,000. The range for road access waterfront vacant land sales was $78,000 to $450,000. The range for water access cottage sales ...

Merry Christmas!

Just want to wish everyone a Mery Christmas, Holiday season, and Happy New Year! With 2014 just around the corner, we can set are plans for the year, and think about all the good things from the past too. Have fun with family and friends.  

Winter definitly here

We have far more snow than we typically for this time of year and the temps have been in the minus 20's for the past week.  Took some time on the weekend to shovel the Flying Club plane out of the snowbank, now all we need is a little warmer weather and we can get airborne.  

What Holiday Hosts Want

The Perfect Gift A gift-giving guide for when you're invited to dinner. Tis' the season for celebrations and soirees. Whether it's a dinner party or a cocktail party, it's proper etiquette (and a good idea) to bring a gift for your hosts. The challenge is that most people don't know what to bring or what is appropriate. Style (and thoughtfulness) over substance is the key to a successful party ...

December 2013

Experiencing some late season activity as Buyers continue the search for the right property and potential Sellers explore options to sell their property. Permanent snow arrived in Minaki, Kenora and Sioux Narrows on November 15-16.  Many bays have iced over as temps remain well below 0C.  About 6" of snow on the ground around Kenora as of Nov. 27. FOR SALE - 2013 Yamaha RS90 ...

Christmas Season in Full Swing!

The big Christmas Tree is up on Main St. and local businesses have begun decorating their storefronts. A lot of great community events happening this weekend and you can see how much our community really comes together at Christmas time. The 23rd annual CJRL Miracle Marathon for the Salvation Army, Festival of Trees, and the Santa Claus parade are all happening this weekend. The Miracle Marathon is ...

"Good Things" Reno

Kudos to the wonderful renovation job the owners of Good Things are doing on the old Parker building. It looks fabulousand really is attracting a lot of attention. We can hardly wait for it to open and we get to see the inside and sample all the goodies you will be oferring. In the interim we will go over to your other location on the waterfront over by the Blue Heron. Good work folks!!

Supporting a Comminity Group!

If you don't know me, I am the hugest dog lover in the universe!  I always do what I can to help out the local group here in town called "It's a Dog's Life Fostering Network".  They are completely run on 100% volunteer efforts and have no other funding sources from city or government agencies.  This is why I am happy to present them with a unique and fun fundraising initiative for the ...

What Makes the Canadian Dream Home?

What makes the Canadian dream home? The adage "location, location, location" may need a rephrase according to the results of our recent survey! Canadians rank buying a home in which sellers have already done the renovations, and is thus move-in ready, as their number one home buying priority (25%), while location (23%) and having funds left over for personal expenses (23%) are also top ...

November - Remembrance Day and Cottage stuff

At the beginning of November, migrant songbirds such as grackles, crows and robins leave the Canadian Shield Sunday, November 3rd - Daylight Saving Time Ends November 5, 1901 - Henry Ford received a patent for the "motor carriage."  Thank goodness or we'd be walking to the cottage! In November, white-tailed deer bucks get aggressive during the fall rut November 11 - LEST WE FORGET - Remembrance ...