Buying a Cottage,
It’s always fun to take a stroll down memory lane and reminisce about those hot lazy summer days spent at the cottage. Who doesn’t remember gathering around the campfire, roasting marshmallows and singing your favourite songs or spending the day finding hidden treasures on the beach? For many of us, jumping in the car and heading away to the cottage was a cherished time each year making memories with friends and family that will forever be held near and dear to our hearts.
Life can get so crazy with work, kids activities and the everyday hustle and bustle of running a household. There is no better way to escape from everyday stress, even for a few days, than zipping away to your cottage.
Are you are considering investing in a getaway property where you can start making life-long memories?
You certainly don’t have to look very far as Ontario has numerous hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered.
First thing is first, make sure you get your finances in order, so you know exactly what your budget is and how much of a deposit you will be able to put down.
Once you have got that sorted out, you will need to make a list of what your wants and needs are. What type of cottage are you looking for? Are you looking for something a little more rustic brings back memories of the good old days, or do you want your home away from home to be just that; a second home with the creature comforts you’re used to? For some of us a cottage is a time to turn off the technology to recharge our own batteries, but for others, it’s more about getting away from the city while still enjoying our modern way of living.
Once you’ve established your list, consider how far away from home base you would like to be. How far are you willing to drive for solitude? There are some great properties within an hour or so from Toronto or Barrie, but if you’re willing to venture out a little further, you can find some hidden gems at a more reasonable price.
If you have narrowed down your optimal location, now is the time to find a local professional to join in your search. Working with a local agent who has had experience buying and selling cottages can give you a lot of advantages. They will know the area well, in addition to all the ins and outs that are associated with owning a cottage.
When the time is right and your dream cottage has been found, now is when the fun will begin. It’s time to start making those lasting memories and traditions. We’d love to hear what your favourite memory or tradition is from the cottage!
Luc Trahan is one of Barrie’s leading sales agents with Century 21 BJ Roth Realty. Today’s real estate industry is constantly evolving. Luc is committed to staying ahead of the trends so his clients can acquire top dollar on the sale of their homes. If you’re thinking about selling, call Luc Trahan, the Real Estate Man. (705) 818 1888