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SIMCOE COUNTY, MUSKOKA & HALIBURTON

HOME & LIFESTYLE GUIDE VOLUME 17, ISSUE 1

Discover this century home in the Quaint Town of Kearney.

Major price reduction $749,000.

Tom Harsanyi Sales Rep Cell: 705-783-6600 harsanyi@vianet.ca www.MuskokaRealEstateInfo.com For Advertising Opportunities Please Contact: Miranda Rocca-Circelli - info@trebsouth.ca • 705.561.4152


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Tom Harsanyi Sales Rep Cell: 705-783-6600 harsanyi@vianet.ca www.MuskokaRealEstateInfo.com

5 Brunel Road, Huntsville, ON P1H 2A8

Text RBHDLVM to 844-928-0132 COMPLETELY REBUILT CENTURY HOME IN THE QUAINT TOWN OF KEARNEY, AND A SHORT 20 MINUTES DRIVE FROM HUNTSVILLE. This home been completely rebuilt and is practically a brand new home. Property located in town right across the public boat slips and water access for swimming, as well a short 300 foot walk to a fabulous sandy beach. This home consist of huge, bright rooms. With 3 large bedrooms, 3 baths, and a gorgeous private backyard. This home would make a great family home or investment. Great potential for an incredible income potential on short term rental bases. Just listed at $749,000

Text RBHDLVK to 844-928-0132 THIS PROPERTY FEATURES 142 ACRES OF PARADISE AND A 45 MINUTE DRIVE NORTH OF HUNTSVILLE. Approximately 15-20 acres of cleared land with the rest being a mixed matured forest. Old homestead with original farm house of little or no value. 33 foot mobile home in good shape to provide shelter while you build your dream home here. This property also includes over a 1000 feet frontage on Hamilton lake. Short drive away from other larger lakes and the town of South River. Just listed at $539,000

Text RBGZCQF to 844-928-0132 WORLD CLASS DEERHURST RESORT IN MAGICAL MUSKOKA SETTING. Spacious 3 bedroom, 3 bath condo in this fabulous resort with all the amenities any resort could offer. This top floor unit currently is on the rental program, providing great income. New owner can choose to keep it on this program or remove it for personal use. The condo is selling fully furnished and equipped. Just listed at $599,900


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KAYLEY SPALDING SALES

R E P R E S E N TAT I V E

PENINSULA LAKE $4,749,900 Truly exceptional offering of this executive waterfront estate on pristine Peninsula Lake in Huntsville, resting on a private 4.9-acre wooded property in an exclusive location offering excellent year-round amenities.

FAIRY LAKE $1,395,000 This immaculate unit boasts 1,879 sq ft of living space showcasing high end features and finishes throughout, including top of the line kitchen featuring large island with waterfall quartz countertop, and tasteful herringbone backsplash.

EXECUTIVE HOME $1,249,900 Open concept layout showcasing high end features, finishes and quality craftsmanship, beautiful hickory engineered hardwood flooring throughout, and gourmet kitchen, modern backsplash, and quartz countertops.

CRAFTSMAN STYLE $1,545,000 This immaculate bungalow boasts 2,695 sq ft of living space with high end features and finishes throughout. Open concept kitchen and dining area, impressive great room with warm wood accented cathedral ceiling and ambient gas fireplace.

DOE LAKE $1,895,000 Boasting 3 spacious bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and open concept principal rooms showcasing vaulted ceiling and gas fireplace. Gourmet kitchen including large island with breakfast bar, granite countertops and sink looking out to the rolling field.

PENINSULA LAKE $3,595,000 Incredible 2.1-acre waterfront property offering 595 ft of shoreline on Peninsula Lake. This 2,510 sq ft cottage welcomes fabulous opportunities to renovate or rebuild on this large footprint located close to the water with panoramic views.

BAY LAKE $999,900 Enjoy panoramic lake views with both Northern and Eastern exposure, your own private beach area that doubles as your own private boat launch, plus natural walking trail along your shoreline over to the log sleeping Bunkie or past to the natural spring.

EXECUTIVE HOME $1,349,900 Incredible offering of this stunning executive bungalow with finished walkout basement and 45' inground pool in the backyard, situated on a beautiful 2.35-acre property on desirable Skyhills Road in Huntsville.

BEAVER LAKE $1,695,000 Currently under construction, this luxurious executive home or cottage showcases gorgeous features and finishes throughout a lovely 1,766 sq ft floor plan. Boasting a bright, open concept layout highlighting the natural waterfront views.

L U X U R Y

MUSKOKA

T HOM PS ON R EA L ES TAT E B R OK ER A GE

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KAYLEYSPALDING.COM

705.788.2959

INFO@KAYLEYSPALDING.COM


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The Real Estate Book

Muskoka, Simcoe County & Haliburton What is the Fall going to bring for Real Estate? Last year during the pandemic we saw a surge in houses on the market. Some speculated this was due to the awareness many people acquired in appreciating the value and importance in making their Home a place they can live, work and play in. People got excited about the idea of moving to a space that could grow with their needs and wants. Parts of Ontario became a popular spot for many to relocate to. I would say this is due to the beauty and serenity that surrounds our community. Now we are seeing a trend where the market is slowing down. However, the market is still a sellers market, where sellers are able to sell their home without delay to find their dream home! One thing that I feel has become noticeable is the effort, relentlessness and perseverance of many of the Agents and Brokers working around the clock to get you the home of your dreams, and to get you the top value for your home when selling. You can be reassured that the Agents and Brokers in The Real Estate Book work with you and for you to help you get all your wants and needs met.

Looking to advertise and expand your brand, contact us to learn more. Next deadline is Thursday November 11th, 2021 Miranda Rocca-Circelli, MDDE, BSC., BSC. Owner & Distributor The Real Estate Book North info@trebsouth.ca www.trebsouth.ca www.trebnorth.ca


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On The Cover - Major price reduction $749,000

Calling on Investors and Private users! This Century home has been completely renovated & updated and is located in the quaint village of Kearney, the Gateway to Algonquin Park. Fantastic Airbnb or private use potential. Lakeview from most of the rooms of this home. The ambiance of this Century home combined with all the modern , luxurious finishes and conveniences. This is a very spacious, bright home, all the rooms are large, comfortable and bright with 9 foot ceilings throughout. Essentially this home is a brand new home as it was stripped down to the frame and rebuilt from there on. New wiring, plumbing, drywall, floors, bathrooms, kitchen, trim and doors. Original staircase to second floor was kept with a few other features to preserve the Century home feeling. Full basement, would make great workshop/ storage with separate entrance to the outside. Spacious fenced in backyard, beautiful landscape all around. New roof, windows, furnace and HRV. This home is ready to move in with nothing to do but enjoy. Conveniently located across the road from public beach and docking and all conveniences of a small town, just a short 20 minutes drive to Huntsville.

Tom Harsanyi Sales Rep Cell: 705-783-6600 harsanyi@vianet.ca www.MuskokaRealEstateInfo.com

5 Brunel Road, Huntsville, ON P1H 2A8


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Stella & John Hutchinson

First Contact Realty BROKERAGE

INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

REALTORS®

Stella Cell: 705.721.3421 | John Cell: 705.791.9414 | Direct: 705.790.3593

ContactUs@BarrieAndAreaHomes.com

60 HILLVIEW Crescent, Midhurst This warm and inviting home is perfectly situated on a privately treed one acre lot backing onto parkland. The foyer opens to a wing with to a bright spacious great room featuring a gas fireplace, 2 bedrooms & bath. The main house offers 3 bedrms, den, 2 baths, and an open kitchen, dining area and sunken living room plus a huge laundry room. If you are looking for space and privacy you must see this beautifully updated home today. $1,199,000

www.BarrieAndAreaHomes.com


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Armin Annemarie Grigaitis Broker of Record

Sales Representative

Georgian Bay...Where the West Winds shape the pine trees. Serving Honey Harbour, Cognashene, Port Severn, Six Mile & Go Home Lake, Trent Severn, South Muskoka, Georgian Bay & North Simcoe

PrivAte escAPe on LittLe LAke

Year round home/cottage on private road, 10 mins from Hwy 400. 4 bdrms, open concept kitchen & dining room, beautiful living room w/ vaulted ceilings & stone fireplace. Lower level w/ guest bdrm & fully finished rec room, walk out to landscaped yard w/ deck, gazebo & water views. Detached garage/workshop & 200 ft of shoreline w/ dock, covered boat port & boat hoist. Adventure awaits!

room to roAm!

One of a kind acreage! Amazing opportunity to move to your country homestead in Port Severn with 43.15 acres and 900 feet of road frontage! Only minutes to Highway 400 and a short drive to Georgian Bay. A solid 836 sq ft bungaloft awaits either a young family or a couple wishing to retire near the lake in Beautiful Georgian Bay Township.

$1,590,000 DiD You sAY BeAch?

Sunsets and year round living at its finest on Georgian Bay. Rare gems like this drive to door 4 season lakefront home are hard to find. Built in 2010, this 3 bdrm ranch home with level lot has 154 feet of frontage, beachfront swimming, & western exposure on the shores of Honey Harbour. Walking distance to local school and hamlet. 10 mins from Hwy 400, 40 min. commute to Barrie, Midland, Orillia & Skiing.

$679,000 BreAthtAkinG views!

Wow what a view! Unbelievable 200 degree views of rock, BIG sky & expansive Georgian Bay waters, over 8.5 acres of bedrock trails & 871 Feet of beachcomber type shoreline. Cozy two bedroom open concept cottage plus one bedroom Bunkie. Stellar swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding and all day sun.

$849,000

$1,499,000 DiAmonD in the rouGh

historY is Yours to own!

Stunning property tucked in a boreal forest on the rocky banks of the Severn River Shore Just below Big Chute Marine Railway. Almost 300 feet of natural rocky shoreline & 1.7 acres of well treed landscape. Over 20 feet of pristine water off the dock, small marine railway for winter storage. Easy private road access from Upper Big Chute Road to this cozy 3 bedroom traditional cottage.

Cottage sits on 3.5 acres w/ over 1900 feet of Georgian Bay shoreline. Private, expansive view of the bay from lovely, east facing screened in porch. Inside is well maintained. Vaulted ceilings, a beautiful, stone fireplace, open concept living room/dining room & bright kitchen. A ‘must visit’ kind of property. 20 minutes by boat from several full service marinas and approx. 90 minutes from Toronto!

$1,099,000

$699,000

Office at: 2587 Honey Harbour Road, Honey Harbour, ON P0E 1E0 www.MrCottage.ca | info@MrCottage.ca

P 705-756-7629 | TF 866-540-5900 | F 705-756-3296


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PREPARING YOUR HOME

FOR THE

MARKET Whether you’re ready to move into a larger house to fit your growing family, downsize to a smaller place, or simply need to relocate, the process of selling a house is one that requires work. The more work you do to prepare, the higher the chances will be of attracting serious buyers for your house.


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To help you prepare for the big sale, follow these tips: CHOOSE AN AGENT. Sure, you can try and go at it alone to save on commission. But a real estate agent who understands your home, your community and your expectations is well worth it. An agent can help with everything from advertising your home to setting a fair price and managing the paperwork.

SET A PRICE. Once you’ve settled on an agent, they will help set a price for your home and conduct a market analysis of current listings and recent sales of comparable homes in your area. Your agent may also request that you have your home appraised. Factors such as your timeframe to sell, and repairs and upgrades you’re willing to make, will also play a role in determining your asking price.

GET A PRE-LISTING INSPECTION. Many sellers choose to have their home inspected prior to putting it on the market. A pre-listing inspection can help uncover surprises and allow you to get estimates for repair work ahead of time before you reach the final stages of the home sale. Even if you’ re unable or unwilling to make the recommended repairs, knowing how much it will cost to fix or replace faulty items can help during negotiations.

GET TOGETHER IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS. Get together appliance manuals, warranty info, past utilities bills and other paperwork to answer questions from prospective buyers and provide to them after the deal has closed.

BOOST YOUR CURB APPEAL. Your home’s exterior is the first thing potential buyers will notice, so make sure it makes a good and lasting first impression. Touch up paint or repaint entirely and fix cracks in or repave the driveway. Put down new mulch, pull weeds, plant flowers and shrubbery – whatever you can do to make the exterior of your home as appealing as possible.

CLEAN, DECLUTTER AND DEPERSONALIZE. A prospective buyer wants to envision themselves living in your home – not see you living in there currently. Clean the place, take down family photos and personal items. And if you have a dog or cat, remove signs of them as well. Not everyone is an animal person.

By following these tips, your house will move quickly – even in a non-peak selling season!


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Agent Spotlight GET FEATURED Looking to get more leads? Advertise with The Real Estate Book and get noticed with our Agent Spotlight! Interested? Next Ad Deadline is info@trebsouth.ca www.trebsouth.ca

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3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom completely renovated year Situated on beautiful Three Mile Lake in Katrine this property round home. Huge front and back yard close to has 2 rustic structures, with 175 ft of frontage, western downtown Huntsville. $225,000 MLS 40177904 exposure and just over an acre. $449,900 MLS 4016754

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REMARKABLE HOME. 3 bedrm, 2 bathrm custom built home on 9 Give wyatt a call/ text or email to find out what acres of land and located close to many lakes, resorts, golf courses, your property is worth or to have a look at some ski hills and within minutes from town. $1,598,888 MLS 40148416 available listings. $249,900 MLS 40175144

Two 6 acre private building lots, just minutes north of Give wyatt a call/ text or email to find out what Huntsville. Close to all amenities in both Huntsville and your property is worth or to have a look at some Novar. MLS#40175144. $175,000 per lot MLS 40175139 available listings. $425,000 MLS 40155116 Call, text or email Wyatt to see what your property is worth in today’s market OR for more info on these or any other listing.

THOMPSON REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE Independently Owned & Operated

Downtown Huntsville Office Number: (705) 789-4957 x111

Call/Text 705-783-1061 wyattw@vianet.ca

View all my listings at

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The Value of Branding Yourself

Miranda Rocca-Circelli, MDDE, BSc., BSc. www.creativeelearningdesign.ca Whether or not you may have consciously thought about personal branding, if you have a social media account, and have been even remotely active, you have contributed to creating your personal brand. In our current society, everyone and anyone is known by their brand, which represents how the world may choose to see them. It's the idea of who you are, or who you want to be, projected into the world for the world to interpret. Now that is my personal spin on branding, and what is important to keep in mind is that from your grandma making pasta videos on YouTube, to you being a professional, all the way to our children looking to explore the digital world, we all create a brand for ourselves whether we realize it or not.

What does branding mean to me? What can I achieve with branding? How will it benefit me? What is my intention with branding myself? In my opinion, branding is a way to connect with people. How you connect with people can help to share your story, product, and or service.

B) Identify Challenges in Branding Everyone's challenges will always be unique in their journey to learning how to brand themselves. There is sometimes a trial and error process, where you get to learn what you like and what you do not like. You can change your brand whenever you want, aside from costly investments in doing so, branding is in your control and If you are interested in learning about how should always feel good as a reflection of to create your personal brand, or even how you want to show up. looking to acquire some insight into how you can control how you choose to show Some challenges to consider that you may up in the world for others to experience, have to face, can include: here are some tips to help you navigate. Acquiring visibility Knowing how to brand yourself A) Define What Branding Means to You. Communications, how and what to We all associate different connotations communicate with different words, and while there may Target reach, who to target and why be a general definition for branding, it is important for you to define it for yourself. Ask yourself....


C) List the Benefits and Opportunities with Branding Yourself There are always pros and cons to any argument, and it is important to identify where you want to focus your energy in the end. Taking a good look at where you can see the benefits and opportunites with creating a brand for yourself, or assessing your current brand is as important as any check up is. You want to make sure that your brand is still aligned with how you want to show up. Some benefits and opportunities to branding can include: Gaining visibility Increase sales and revenues Communicate your products and services with people Widen your reach to new clients Become known for what you offer (product or service). Let people know when they see your brand that you are an expert in a field Now that you've gotten to a place where you can potentially identify the value in creating a personal brand, the next big question is; how do you go about creating your brand? It's important to ensure you dig deep to best identify how you want to communicate with the world. Here are 5 steps to help guide you in creating your personal brand.

It's important for you to take some time to identify what you are good at. What do you do well? What are you passionate about? Knowing what you are good at, allows you to be in control of your path by choosing to hone in on your talents and skills and communicate them to the world. Letting the world know what you are an expert in, is branding. Step Three: Name Your Fears with Branding When we do not name our fears we allow them to control us. By naming your fears and bringing them to the surface, you become in control of whether or not you want to continue to allow your fears to control you, or decide that you are now in control. List your fears when it comes to putting yourself out there and creating a brand for yourself. What scares you? What are you afraid of? What is the worst case scenario for you? Step Four: Create an Action Plan Do it! Just Do It! Go out there and give it your best! One Day at a Time. Taking action is the piece that brings it all together to create your reality. So ask yourself honestly: What can you do to put this in motion? What can you do in this moment to start taking action towards possibilities? Name one thing you can do to start the momentum? What will you do tomorrow that is consistent with your brand?

Step One: Identify Your Values You want to ensure that you have done some personal work on identifying your personal and professional values. Values are what is important to you, what are your priorities, and mostly how do you want to live your life. An example would be treating people the way you want to be Branding can be fun and exciting, and treated. remember, you are always in control of your brand. You can change it and make Step Two: Identify Your Talent and or it what you want it to be. Have fun with Skill the process. Everyone has a talent and is skilled at something.


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PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR AUTUMN: MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR THE END OF SUMMER BY ANITA ALVAREZ

It’s almost time. Sigh. Summer is drawing to a close, like it or not. Before the leaves fall and the wind turns chilly, it’s a good idea to do some seasonal maintenance on your home. Here are some things to add to your fall “honey-do” list.

HAVE YOUR FURNACE INSPECTED. It’s smart to have your heating system serviced before you actually need to use it. Experts say that as much as 75 percent of the calls they receive about homeowners without heat are a result of not having the furnace serviced and cleaned. It will also keep your heating costs down and help keep the air in your home healthy. INSPECT YOUR ROOF. You’ll want to check for shin-

gles that are cracked, buckling, or missing. Check for caulking that needs to be replaced, or moss or lichen, which could indicate deterioration underneath. If you don’t trust your own assessment, work with a certified inspector.

CHECK THE AIRFLOW. Focus on areas like vents, the

hood over your stove, dryer vents, baseboard heaters and room fans. Not only is a buildup of dust a fire hazard, but you also want to keep the air flowing and the allergens at bay.

INSPECT YOUR INSULATION. The most important

area to check is your attic. You should have the highest concentration of insulation here. See if there are any gaps that need to be filled. You don’t need to check the insulation in your walls unless you notice heating issues.

CHECK FOR MOLD. The humidity of summer can cause mold to flourish. Check locations such as around leaky pipes, basements, or areas that don’t get good ventilation. You will want to remove the mold as soon as possible. It’s wise to have this done by a professional. LOOK OVER YOUR SIDING. You’ll want to look for any areas on vinyl siding that are buckled or warped. If you have wood siding, look for curling, splitting or cracking. Should you find an issue, you’ll definitely want it taken care of before the weather gets cold!

GET CONTROL OF GUTTERS AND DOWNSPOUTS. Clogs

MAKE SURE YOUR DETECTORS ARE WORKING. Ensure both smoke and carbon monoxide detectors have fresh batteries. It’s smart to test them, also. Both are especially important once your furnace is in use.

REPLACE WEATHERSTRIPPING ON DOORS. There could be gaps that you can’t see and that can jack up your energy costs.It’s a simple fix that can be done with items found at your local hardware store.

Each season brings its own challenges and wearand-tear on your home. With summer ending and autumn on the way, you can go into the new season secure that your home is in tip-top shape!

in gutters and downspouts can cause the roof to leak, which can lead to a host of other problems. It’s a slippery slope from clogged gutters to water damage in your home!

APPLY A FRESH COAT OF PAINT. Interior painting requires good ventilation, so the best time to tackle a paint spruce-up is the time of year when you can open up your windows.

This post was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. Check the blog daily for top real estate news and trends. Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. ©2018. All rights reserved.


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Professional Realtors of Muskoka

Frank van der Staay

Dan Pinckard

Direct: (705)783-9066

Direct: (705)787-5300

Sales Representative

frank@frankvanderstaay.com www.frankvanderstaay.com

Broker

sold@danpinckard.com www.danpinckard.com Text RBHFFSF to 844-928-0132

Have it all: over 100 acres with river, ATV trails, easily winterized seasonal cottage, large double garage and adjacent to 100's of acres of Crown Land all on a year round road! $599,000

Newly severed 16 + acre parcel on highly desirable Harp Lake Road. Varied topography with primarily deciduous trees and several stands of conifers around the property. Public access to Harp Lake less than 2km away to enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, canoeing and winter sports. This stunning and rare property is also located just a short drive to downtown Huntsville with world class dining, shopping, golf, medical care, trails, parks and more. Come take a look for the day, and you will soon want to stay for a lifetime: you won't be sorry you did! HST in addition to purchase price. (id:12244) $349,900

Text RBHCGLW to 844-928-0132

Absolute Privacy!! 16 acres and 1960 feet of waterfront on beautiful Beaver Lake with 6 miles of boating through the Town of Kearney. Large Bunkie, trails and solid STR income. $1,899,000

S OL D Charming 2 bedroom + den home on a beautiful, treed, private lot on a dead-end road. This tastefully decorated home exudes comfort and warmth, with many improvements over recent years. There is a propane fireplace on the upper level, and a wood stove on the walk-out lower level to keep you toasty on those cold winter nights. A large screened-in porch looking over the spacious rear yard and forest is a wonderful place to kick back and relax, or stroll over to the newly completed fire pit. This property is sure to impress! $599,900

Text RBHDLVG to 844-928-0132

Rustic and well-loved seasonal A Frame cottage nestled in the trees with southern exposure on the South River and on a year round road. $359,900

FREE TRAILER

available for buyers and sellers.

CALL FOR DETAILS

Pulling into the driveway of 2268 Midlothian Road, you immediately know that you have arrived at someplace special; a lovingly and meticulously renovated country home set upon 194 spectacular acres the likes of which are beyond rare. This 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom 2-storey home features a huge main floor living room with soaring ceilings, double sided wood-burning fire place, large country kitchen and dining area. A huge main floor primary bedroom, main floor bath, and laundry. Come for the day, stay for a lifetime. $1,975,000