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Toronto Spring Cottage Life Show


We are all set and ready to go for this year’s spring Cottage Life Show! Please stop by our booth Hall 2, Aisle 1100 , Booth 1137 and say hello.


March 28, 2014 at 2:47 pm Leave a comment

To rent or own?

To rent or own?  This is a question that many people ponder.  Your primary consideration should be finding a suitable place for you and your family where you will be comfortable for many years.  Assuming you are planning on staying in the same community for a while, most people would prefer to own rather than rent.  This is due to the fact that your home provides a long-term investment as opposed to paying rent which is gone at the end of the day.

Sitting down with a mortgage broker or your bank would be a good first step in reviewing your financials and acquiring your options for mortgages.  These experts also would be able to help you find out an appropriate price range for you to consider.  If you meet certain requirements, they can pre-approve you for a mortgage.  This is a great starting point for your search, but remember that even if you are pre-approved, there may be other conditions that need to be satisfied in order to be approved for a mortgage on a specific property.  An example of this would be having a bank appraisal that is consistent with your offered value of the home.

I would be happy to answer any additional questions you have regarding renting versus owning.

 Andrew Hodgson, Broker of Record/Owner Century 21 Granite Realty Group Ltd. 705-854-0130 or

January 6, 2014 at 7:35 pm Leave a comment

Mid-Fall Market Update

Our County’s market started slowly, down 16 % year to year for cottage sales as of June 1st.  This was followed by steady improvement over the summer (down 12%).  With a good late summer/fall push – we are now ahead of last year for sales.  Prices are stable compared to last year. 

With respect to the residential (off-water) market, house sales are even, but prices down 5% from last year, which has improved as well this fall. 

For more information or for assistance with your real estate needs, contact Andrew Hodgson, Broker of Record/Owner Century 21 Granite Realty Group Ltd. 705-854-0130 or

October 29, 2013 at 3:16 pm Leave a comment

Cottage Life Show this weekend!


In two more days we leave to set up for the Cottage Life Show in Toronto. We are excited with 16 Sales Representatives and Brokers who will be in attendance in this year’s show. Century 21 Granite Realty Group has numerous great properties on display to suit a variety of tastes and budgets. We are a locally owned and operated company and our knowledgeable representatives can help you to find your dream cottage.

If you are attending the show, please drop by our booth to say hi and see our displays.

April 2, 2013 at 7:41 pm Leave a comment

New Listing – Percy Lake Cottage for Sale

Percy Lake

Percy Lake

Slide show tour –

Enjoy spectacular views of Percy Lake in this large, four season cottage.  It is a great place to use year round as a vacation home or it would also be suitable as a full-time residence.  This is an ideal location to enjoy both summer and winter activities.

This cottage has five bedrooms and two bathrooms – a great place to accommodate your family and friends.

The cottage is located on a level lot that is 128’ wide and 266’ deep.  This property features a nice shoreline that is deep off the dock.  You can enjoy amazing southern full lake views from the large decks on the cottage.  This is a tranquil, private lot.

This cottage has a high efficiency oil furnace and a propane fireplace.  It has a finished basement with walkout.  It also has a drilled well and newer septic system.

Percy Lake is known for its clean and clear water.  It is a great lake for fishing and boating.

Easy access from a municipally-maintained road.  Just 15 minutes from Fort Irwin.

January 28, 2013 at 8:42 pm Leave a comment

New Listing – Haliburton Lake Cottage for Sale

Just a stunning double lot on beautiful Haliburton Lake! this private cottage property could be a great family compound boasting a clean & tidy main cottage, 2 lovely bunkies and a garage with updated loft living area. At least a dozen can sleep comfortably. the waterfront has 183 feet of sand beach and a big lake view! Other features include 2 garages, including an attached garage/shop, southern exposure, huge deck, boat house, stone fireplace, many upgrades including flooring. Haliburton lake is one of the premier lakes in haliburton county providing miles of boating and great for water sports and fishing. Easy year round access.

November 13, 2011 at 4:16 pm Leave a comment

Market Statistics

As of May 7th our market (Haliburton County), is experiencing significant increase in sales compared to the same time frame last year.  There has been an increase of 48% for single family residences, an increase of 163% in cottage sales, and a 67% in lot/acreage sales. Last year as of May 7th, there had been 84 sales in the county versus 160 sales this year.

The average price in 2010 for single county residences in Haliburton County increased by 10.83% over last year.  The average price for recreational/waterfront properties has also increased by 8.6% compared to 2009.

May 12, 2010 at 11:18 pm Leave a comment

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