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Orillia Real Estate: How The Weather Affects Waterfront Real Estate

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When it comes to Orillia real estate, one factor that you need to consider has to do with the weather. The weather is important whether you're buying or selling as it can affect the real estate market in a number of different ways. Understanding these ways can help you make decisions with regards to how you should proceed should Mother Nature decide to rear her ugly head.
In the Orillia area and in many areas all over the world, the real estate market tends to really kick into high gear as we move from spring into summer. Everyone who is trying to sell their home is trying to do so before the weather gets too nice. Likewise, people who are trying to buy a new home are trying to do so before summer for essentially the same reason. Everyone wants to be fully completed with the transaction at hand so that they can enjoy the nice, warm weather on their own terms.

Generally speaking, cold weather tends to slow down real estate, especially when it comes to waterfront property. If you're looking to buy a home and try to browse waterfront property while the water is still iced over, you can't really get a good idea of the true quality of the property. If you're looking to buy a home and the property is under four feet of snow, you aren't really thinking about waterfront at that point. You're thinking about the pain of snow disposal and removal, which can really cloud the decision making process. The converse is also true: if the weather suddenly gets very warm early in the rear, the real estate market kicks into high gear a few weeks early. It all depends on the type of weather we're having in any given year.

If the weather stays cold for too long, everything with regards to buying and selling homes is essentially set back until the proper weather finally comes around.

The picture-perfect city of Orillia and the shores of Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching is a wonderful place to live or invest in. With me as your guide, you’ll have a lifelong resident and well-educated agent who will focus on you 100%. Contact me at 705-238-6001 or at and I’ll give you a tour of cottage country. 

About Bill Jackson

 has been a realtor® for nearly a decade in the charming city of Orillia in Ontario, where he was born and still resides. Of his two post-secondary degrees and two post-graduate certificates, his degree in Natural Science makes him a valuable resource for home buyers and investors interested in waterfront, farm and rural properties, which abound in Orillia. A real gentleman with a strong work ethic, his full focus is working full-time with clients; and he’s happiest when he has helped them find the best solution to their real estate needs and at the best price.   
Published Monday, May 12, 2014 12:54 PM by Bill Jackson

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