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Minden White Water Preserve hosts Pan Am Kayak/Canoe Events in 2015

The Minden White Water Preserve will be hosting the Pan Am Kayak/Canoe races from July 10-26, 2015. Will this impact cottage rentals in Haliburton for 2015?

The Minden White Water Preserve hosts a number of weekend events throughout the summer but in 2015 it will be part of the Pan Am Games as the site for the Whitewater Canoe/Kayak Slalom event.  These events haven't been included…

Generate income by renting your cottage

Generate income by renting your cottageHaliburton cottage owners are facing challenges if they need to sell.  It can take time to find the right buyer for your property, sometimes years.  Many cottage owners in Haliburton are turning to rentals as an alternative.  If you have tried selling your cottage without success, or are not prepared to lower your asking price and want…

Opening Your Haliburton Cottage For The Season

Opening Your Haliburton Cottage For The SeasonSpring is fast approaching. Can you smell the cedar? Yes, it's almost time to open your Haliburton cottage for the season. We hope you'll find this list of Top 10 "to dos" when opening your Haliburton cottage useful - whether you're new at opening or a seasoned pro:

1. Stake out the scene. Find a long weekend - usually…

Invasive Species are invading Haliburton

Invasive species are invading Haliburton.  This is causing property owners in the Haliburton and Minden areas a great deal of concern.  Invasive species disrupt our local ecosystems causing a great deal of harm.

Most invasive species are introduced by human activities. That's why each of us has a part to play in preventing and controlling them.  It is up to each and every one of us to be aware of invasive species and report them to the proper authorities when we see them around our Haliburton…

Haliburton Cottage Security Systems

Haliburton Cottage Security SystemsHaliburton cottages are vulnerable to extreme weather, power loss, faulty heating and leaky pipes. I did a little research to what alternatives were available to save you the expense of hiring someone to check your cottage on a regular basis. I discovered some interesting information that I'd like to share with you about Haliburton…

Is your cottage insured? (written by Ross Robertson)

Does your insurer acknowledge rental coverage is included? Renting the Haliburton family cottage is an effective way to help defray the increasing costs of cottage ownership but renting the cottage does not come without risk.  The renter and his or her guest might be injured.  Water, smoke or fire losses may result in damage to the cottage.  Accidents do happen, be protected, be insured.

The traditional cottage policy provides protection for the personal use and occupancy of your cottage.…

Facts about Mold

Does your cottage basement have problems with condensation during summer hot spells? If so, chances are you have mold.  You are not alone with this problem.  Let me tell you a few facts about mold.

Renter complaints about damp, musty basements have increased the past couple of years. I suspect this is due to the warm, humid weather we've had. My concern is that these conditions are ideal for the growth of black mold- so beware! The presence of black mold can cause serious health issues…

The Importance of Cottage BBQ's

The Importance of Cottage BBQ'sThe importance of cottage BBQ's can not be under estimated!

Renters arrive at your cottage with a vision of how their week is going to unfold. Waterfront activities are at the top of their list. They have studied the pictures of your waterfront, anticipating what they need to bring to maximize their pleasure. Their waterfront…

Why Should I Rent Through All-Season Cottage Rentals?

Why Should I Rent Through All-Season Cottage Rentals?You have a lot of options when you choose to put your Haliburton area cottage on the rental market.  You can rent it on your own, or you can use one of a number of available rental management services.  So why should you rent  through All-Season Cottage Rentals?

The options may be…

Own A Cottage In Ontario?

Make Your Investment Work For YouOver the course of the last decade, millions of Canadians rode the real estate wave and now own a cottage in Ontario.  In fact, nearly 40% of all single-family home purchases in the year 2005 were second homes or cottages as opposed to primary residences.  Though many of the homes represented in this…

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