The biggest concern I come across with homeowners in these new homes is the lack of backyard privacy. Functionality of the space is another, as these backyard lots often have odd dimensions – long and narrow, short and wide or pie shaped.
The first long weekend in August is a great time to get some quick home maintenance tasks done. If you’re heading up to the cottage, you can use this post as a to-do list for next weekend or the weekend after.
In Ontario, recreational property prices increased 8% year-over-year. Properties with water access in places like Collingwood and Blue Mountain saw median prices going up as much as 36%. The Haliburton waterfront area saw prices increasing nearly 30%.
The good thing about July is that it’s probably one of the easiest months of the year as far as home maintenance goes, so you still get to spend the majority of your time travelling with your kids and hanging out in the backyard by the pool.
Sure, the cottage is all fun and games during the summer, especially around Canada Day, but keep in mind that there is always maintenance to be done (and we bet you didn’t get to any of it over the long weekend!).