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Ontario?s Regional Cottage Country

By Andrew John Cocks | Muskokas Ontario

Ontario?s Regional Cottage Country

I have travelled to many other countries in the world, but Ontario will always be home to me because of one reason:  my cottage.  It defines me in a way that no other home or residence ever has.  This province, among many others, has so much to offer for “cottage country and lake country”.  This article provides some regional options for cottage living and cottage rentals that residents and tourists will find very helpful in selecting a spot for their vacation, reunion or special event.  And with almost 4 000 lakes in Ontario (at least 3 square km. in diameter or greater), you are destined to find one that will meet your expectations for a rewarding and relaxing cottage rental.

The Muskokas

The more popular location for cottage country, and home to some of the most luxurious and famous cottages in the province (“Millionaire’s Row”, boat cruise tour from Bracebridge, Ontario), the Muskokas are situated about 1.5 hours north of the GTA from the 400 highway.  Towns in this area are:  Bracebridge, Lake of Bays, Bala, Port Carling, Dorset, Huntsville and the Georgian Bay Township.  Parry Sound is on its borders and is often included in regional consideration.  This area boasts over 1600 lakes/bodies of water, huge granite cliffs, gorgeous waterfalls, and clean pristine waters that in some areas are over 1300 feet above sea level.  Lake Muskoka is probably the most famous and has named the region.  There is also Lake Simcoe, Georgian Bay, Lake Vernon, Bell Lake, Harris Lake, Lake Manitouwabing, Lake Rosseau, to name a few other very popular lakes for fishing, boating, and tubing and cottage rental options. 

The further north you travel the higher in altitude you go.  (psst…it might be the reason why napping in the afternoon is so much easier up north:  clean air.)  Algonquin Park is situated on the west part of the region, untouched wilderness, and one of the most popular forests in the world with pines and maple trees galore.  Beachfront is possible to find, but rare, and extremely expensive for cottage rentals.  Real estate in general in this area comes with a very high price tag.  It’s all about location.  However, you are guaranteed a very event filled lifestyle with your cottage rental in Muskoka, where every town in this region and every lake will have its own unique story to tell.

The Kawarthas

Named after the aboriginal words “bright waters and happy lands”, the Kawarthas were originally labelled by the “Curve Lake” of the First Nations to inspire more interest to artists and locals as a “land of reflections” for inspiration and to increase its popularity.  Located about 90 minutes north east of the GTA, and situated amongst many rivers and lakes connected to the Trent-Severn Waterways which are connected to Georgian Bay and Lake Ontario, the Kawarthas offer family oriented cottage rental appeal.  Their fish rich waters are a special favourite to anglers.  And you can often see yachts and boats galore through these waters, lapping up the sun.  These waterways have inspired many local artists.  The closest town, Peterborough is home to many cultural events and venues, such as Lang Pioneer Village and Petroglyphs Provincial Park.  Breathe deeply and you will smell the fresh pines that populate the region.  Great family camping and cottage rentals for all can be had in this quaint and historical area.

Ontario’s Cottage Country and Popular Lakes, there is so much to see and do in Ontario.

We touch upon the tip of the iceberg for cottage rental options, with some of the more popular spots, and their offerings for lakes.  With so many in the province, I am positive we will be back with more spots next month!

Articles writer for vacation rental site CottageMe.com that advertises vacation rental properties – cottages, condos, vacation rental homes, villas, cabins and B&B from Owners and Management companies. They offers the ultimate variety in cottage rental and vacation home rentals from Canada, USA, Mexico and Caribbean. These areas include the popular Collingwood, Muskoka, Haliburton, Kawartha, Northern Ontario, Laurentides, Mont Tremblant, Florida, Orlando regions. This site is not a broker – for inquiries on rent cottage or homes travelers need to contact directly the individual owners or managers either by phone or by email. Web site’s goal is to help you find the best vacation place to meet your demanding needs completely free.

Ontario Regional Cottage Country Collingwood

By Andrew John Cocks | Cottages Ontario

Ontario Regional Cottage Country Collingwood

Article by Alexis Gibson

Legendary for its Blue Mountain and the winter wonderland epicentre of Ontario, Collingwood has some lovely chalets that attract all walks of life into its northern channels. Located about two hours north of the General Toronto Area, Collingwood rests its shores on the horseshoe of Georgian Bay. It is nestled in one of Ontario’s most mountainous regions and famous for its natural spring water. It has created a small village within the town’s borders that offer every kind of cuisine and cultural past time you will need. And for families travelling through the mountainous regions, you have your absolute pick from a resort type of condo rental for both summer and winter getaways, to the privately owned luxury model chalet, complete with saunas, hot tubs, gaming rooms and the price tags to match. I visited a chalet rental in the area to get an idea of what luxury is for my own knowledge. Wow, I was blown over. The view of the Georgian Bay was spectacular in some of these places. The kitchen was right out of a magazine. And magazines??? Galore, complete with a bathroom for every bedroom and the list goes on and on. These are no 40 year old Viceroy structures. These are custom built luxury models, constructed to attract the well-to-do traveller and family.

I had the opportunity to visit Collingwood recently on business. I was attending a trade show in the area. Everything was booked solid, so I ended up staying in Village 1 in a deluxe suite, complete with a kitchen. The room was very clean, and had an okay view of the parking lot. It did have a “kitchenette”, with a microwave, small little college fridge, sink, and coffee maker. But there is no way a family of 3 or 4 people could survive on this style of rental for a week’s vacation. The kitchenette was designed to reheat leftovers shopped at the local pubs and restaurants. Now if you shopped for home meal replacements at the local market, you could reheat them in the condo. It certainly does make it easier. And it’s really nice to have access to a swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and gym, without having to pay the luxury price tag. I just couldn’t shake the feeling I was in a hotel room. It was small with one bed and a pull out sofa bed; everything was in one room, with one window. It is an option if you are on a budget and only have a few days.Collingwood is the perfect escape for those in search of grand surroundings. It certainly appeals to the luxury seeker. Both a winter paradise and summer beach community, Collingwood can definitely keep your family happy and entertained. Always book cottage for rent ahead to avoid disappointment, as this winter paradise and summer retreat is a very popular tourist spot for travellers coming from all over.

Articles writer for vacation rental site Cottageme that advertises vacation rental properties – cottages, condos, vacation rental homes, villas, cabins and B&B from Owners and Management companies. They offers the ultimate variety in cottage rental and vacation home rentals from Canada, USA, Mexico and Caribbean. These areas include the popular Collingwood, Muskoka, Haliburton, Kawartha, Northern Ontario, Laurentides, Mont Tremblant, Florida, Orlando regions. This site is not a broker – for inquiries on rent cottageor homes travelers need to contact directly the individual owners or managers either by phone or by email. Web site’s goal is to help you find the best vacation place to meet your demanding needs completely free.










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Investment Clubs San Diego: Benefits of Joining Regional Real Estate Groups

By Andrew John Cocks | Region Real Estate

Investment Clubs San Diego: Benefits of Joining Regional Real Estate Groups

Article by Simon Volkov

Investment clubs San Diego is a popular online search phrase. Thousands of people seek out investment clubs in this coastal region because San Diego, California is a great place to call home. This logic applies to investment properties, as well as primary residential homes.

Another reason investment clubs San Diego has become so popular is because home investing is on the rise. There is a lot of money to be made by purchasing houses wholesale and selling them quickly; also known as house flipping. Additionally, San Diego has taken a hard hit in foreclosures, leaving thousands of homes vacant.

Real estate investment clubs can provide novice investors with a wealth of information, as well as offering specialized resources. Savvy property investors go to meetings to network with other investors, real estate agents, mortgage lenders and contractors.

Guest speakers range from professional realtors to real estate gurus. Most will offer additional educational opportunities such as seminars or recorded training sessions for an additional price.

When investors join a specialized club like investment clubs San Diego, they will be able to focus on specific information. Networking endeavors are focused on one specific area. By zoning in on one city, investors can concentrate their education until they become experts in that specific area.

The city of San Diego is nestled in Southern California and considered a major tourist attraction. Visitors can catch a wave on one of the beautiful beaches, embark on a day trip into Mexico for souvenir shopping, or take the family to an amusement park such as Sea World.

San Diego is such a great place to visit, many decide to stay permanently. These future home buyers are a target market that successful investors consider when they rehab old houses.

Investment clubs can provide investors with important information about the city and the demographics within the area. They can supply comparable sales analysis for target markets and indicate features other homes on the market have. Knowing this information allows investors to make smart decisions regarding potential investment properties.

Connecting with an investment mentor is another networking opportunity that shouldn’t be passed up. Mentors can provide investors with practical advice for local real estate markets.

Sometimes it can be challenging to locate mentors; even through real estate investment clubs. Start by talking to the investment group leader and respected members. Through networking, investors can usually locate someone willing to take them under their wing and share their knowledge, tips and insider-secrets.

Simon Volkov offers free real estate investment articles to novice and seasoned investors. Simon specializes in foreclosure, short sale and probate real estate. He participates as a member and guest speaker at various investment clubs San Diego.










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Understanding Regional Real Estate

By Andrew John Cocks | Region Real Estate

Understanding Regional Real Estate

Article by Andrew Holm

Are you interested in real estate in the area around Mesa, AZ? If so, it will interest you to know that the city is not terribly old. In fact, it has only been established since the late 1800s when it was settled by a group of Mormons and simultaneously by the First Mesa Company. The residents re-established the fascinating canal system left behind by the Hohokam peoples, and the area’s history of agriculture began. Today, those interested in Mesa Arizona real estate will tend to hear more about the corporate influence of the Phoenix metropolitan area rather than the agricultural industries. This is because it is part of the massive region that plays home to these corporations, and includes other cities such as Scottsdale and Gilbert too.

What sorts of properties are available in Mesa AZ real estate? The city is known as a “bedroom community”, and will be similar in pricing and variety to nearby cities as well. For example, the median pricing for Mesa will be around $ 218k for a larger family home. Because the city serves as a base for those working in the aerospace, computer, and other Fortune 1000 corporations that settled in the area, there is likely to be a nice assortment of both affluent and affordable properties.

The great thing about the vast majority of real estate for sale in Mesa, AZ is the fact that prices are still holding at lower than normal levels. This is going to be of tremendous benefit to the buyers flooding the area. Consider that lenders are able to provide a Mesa, Arizona home loan mortgage at a rate that is close to levels available more than 30 years ago. This means that a buyer can get a lot more “house” for a lot less money.

This is great for second home buyers and retirees as well because there are so many wonderful things to do in Mesa, Arizona. Not only is the region full of world-class golf courses, but the area is also well above state average where recreation, culture, shopping, and education is concerned.

For example, in the city there is the Mesa Community College Arizona, but there are also facilities within easy reach for roughly two thousand college-level students as well. There are also incredible museums, massive libraries, and wonderful outdoor areas. All of this accounts for the many incredible restaurants, entertainment venues, resorts, and Mesa, Arizona hotels and motels too.

Are you interested in real estate in the area around Mesa, AZ? If so, it will interest you to know that the city is not terribly old. In fact, it has only been established since the late 1800s when it was settled by a group of Mormons and simultaneously by the First Mesa Company. The residents re-established the fascinating canal system left behind by the Hohokam peoples, and the area’s history of agriculture began.










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