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More than 1 in 4 Canadians plan to purchase an investment property in the next five years: Royal LePage Report

51% of current investors and 23% of non-investors are considering buying an investment property before 2028 

Survey highlights: 

  • Approximately 4.4 million Canadians currently own an investment property
  • 26% of all Canadians say they are likely to buy an investment property within the next five years
  • One-third of Canadian real estate investors (32%) own two or more properties
  • Younger investors, those aged 18 to 34, are more likely to own more than one investment property compared to their older counterparts (aged 35+)
  • 15% of Canadian residential investors do not own their primary residence; the majority of whom are aged
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The magnificent Taboo Muskoka Resort Boathouse was the perfect setting for Summer Spark 2023, which brought together REALTORS® from Royal LePage Lakes of Muskoka Realty and Johnston & Daniel Rushbrooke Realty Brokerages on June 1st. This event offered a unique opportunity to connect with fellow professionals in the field. The guest speakers were none other than Phil Soper, President & CEO of Royal LePage, and Rebecca Mountain - an internationally renowned keynote speaker and author who is also certified as a high-performance coach.

Phil shared his invaluable insights into current trends and challenges facing Canadian real estate markets, along with predictions about where interest rates are headed, both near-term and long-term. He also highlighted some…
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Muskoka is home to several noteworthy parks, and the northern region enjoys some of Ontario's most fantastic natural landscapes. Just west of South River sits a small yet beautiful provincial park you will want to take advantage of. Spanning 1.3 square kilometers, Mikisew Provincial Park is an ideal location to relax with family and friends, play sports, go boating or hike the area trails. 

Visitors to Mikisew Park are sure to enjoy a relaxing afternoon on one of the three shallow beaches, where you’ll be treated to a refreshing view out over Eagle Lake as you enjoy a picnic by the shore. And when the sun's rays become too warm, it’s time for a dip. Feel free to bring your pets as well; the lake has a leash-free pet beach at the park's south end.

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The Muskoka area is known for some of Ontario's most beautiful natural landscapes. Visitors come from all areas to immerse themselves in the wilds of cottage country as they enjoy great hiking trails, breathtaking nature and an abundance of wildlife. And while Muskoka is home to several unique provincial parks just waiting to be explored, areas such as the Torrance Barrens Dark-Sky Reserve also warrant a mention.

The Barrens is a very special place within the Muskoka community. On a clear night, it is like stepping into another world. With its picturesque views and rare wildlife sightings, it's no wonder the Ministry of Natural Resources has named it Canada's very first "Dark Sky Reserve." To preserve the area's nature, neighbouring towns have

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One of the best things about living in and visiting Muskoka is enjoying some of Ontario's most breathtaking natural landscapes. Explore your adventurous side by hiking, biking or skiing through the captivating wilderness within our provincial parks. Rampant with various wildlife, there is no place better to experience all that is Muskoka. Let’s look at Hardy Lake Provincial Park.

Though small in size, covering an area of only 8.08 kilometers squared, just east of Torrance, Ontario, Hardy Lake Provincial Park is a true gem among local parks. While it is a non-operating park, which means there is no biking or camping, and it has neither facilities nor staff, it remains one of the most popular parks in the area.

Hardy Lake Park is home to, you

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 Muskoka has some of Ontario's most beautiful natural landscapes. Locals and visitors alike enjoy exploring our little piece of cottage country. Here, outdoor enthusiasts partake in fun outdoor activities on snow-covered trails while taking in breathtaking nature and abundant wildlife.

Cottage country boasts several unique provincial parks just waiting to be visited. Let’s take a look at Arrowhead Park.

Arrowhead Park is one of the most delightful outdoor attractions in the Huntsville area. Covering an area of over 12 square km and full of exciting outdoor activities all year round, this destination is a must-see. You might even come back a day or so later to check out all you missed on your first visit.

Arrowhead is a great place to unplug

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One of the best things about living in and visiting the Muskoka area is enjoying some of Ontario's most beautiful natural landscapes. Immerse yourself in the wilds of cottage country and unleash your adventurous side as you explore some of Ontario’s best parks.

Cottage country boasts several unique provincial parks just waiting to be explored. Let’s take a look at Ragged Falls Provincial Park.

Ragged Falls Park is a small, day-use park on the outskirts of Algonquin Park that operates from mid-May to mid-October. It features a hiking trail only one kilometre long but ends with a breathtaking glimpse of Ragged Falls. The falls are especially beautiful “in the winter when some parts are frozen, and other parts are still flowing,” as discovered

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One of the best things about living in and visiting the Muskoka area is enjoying some of Ontario's most beautiful natural landscapes. What better way to unleash your adventurous side than to explore a selection of Ontario’s best parks? While Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve isn’t technically a park, it is a wildlife marvel that should top anyone’s must-see list. 

The Limberlost Wildlife Reserve is a year-round wilderness reserve encompassing twenty private lakes and spanning 10,000+ acres of mixed forest. Located just outside Huntsville, Ontario, the reserve’s trails are ideally suited for hiking, biking, skiing and snowshoeing –– all free of charge. It is truly “one of the most pristine wildernesses out Algonquin Park,” says Broker Jay

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One of the best things about living in and visiting the Muskoka area is enjoying some of Ontario's most beautiful natural landscapes. What better way to unleash your adventurous side than to explore a selection of Ontario’s best parks? Immerse yourself in the wilds of cottage country as you partake in great hiking trails, cycling, swimming, and the breathtaking nature and wildlife around you.

Cottage country boasts several unique provincial parks just waiting to be explored. Let’s take a look at Algonquin Park.

As one of the largest provincial parks in Ontario, measuring over 7,600 square kilometers, (or 2.946 square miles), Algonquin Park is a wonderful place that offers enjoyment for everyone, no matter the season. From canoeing, swimming and

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You hear, “Coldest Night of the Year,” and you immediately think about turning your thermostat up for the night. This Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) is a national fundraising event coming to our local communities on February 25, 2023.

The Coldest Night of the Year walk supports local charities across Canada, including food banks and shelters. The Table Soup Kitchen Foundation in Huntsville and Gravenhurst Against Poverty have been a part of the fundraiser for several years, and they are gearing up for another year. By participating each year, both foundations are doing their part to raise awareness of meaningful causes.

Helping our communities wherever possible is necessary, as homelessness and hunger often go unnoticed in smaller towns. This

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