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Lake Rosseau listing allows you to build and enjoy in your own time

Over their combined 50 years of real estate experience in the Muskoka region, the Richard Scully & Associates team has met countless buyers. While each transaction is unique, buyers often fall into one of two categories: they either want a turnkey ready-to-enjoy cottage experience, or a blank canvas to build their dream cottage upon.

“It’s rare to find a listing that satisfies both types of buyers,” says Rick Scully, which is why he, along with his associates, Dustin Cleveland and Tom Cross, consider their latest listing to be such a prime opportunity.

Located in Port Sandfield, on the south end of Lake Rosseau, this property boasts 400 feet of deep-water frontage, a brand new three-slip, two-storey boathouse, and a three-season 1930s cottage.

Ready to build
While the 1,163 square foot cottage could be used as-is, the listing has everything that a buyer could need to rebuild their dream cottage on the same grandfathered setbacks.

Tom highlights a unique advantage of this property amidst municipal building regulations: while codes typically demand new builds to retreat from the shoreline, this parcel offers an enticing exception. Here, you have the opportunity to construct at a grandfathered setback, thanks to the existing cottage, allowing you to maximize your waterfront experience.

While navigating building codes, paperwork and permit approvals can be lengthy, this listing also comes with a preapproved site plan and drawings for a new cottage and garage, with over 5,000 sq. ft. of finished living space between two levels (the main floor and lower-level walkout.)

“The drawings are designed to match the newly completed boathouse, but can be tailored to any style or taste,” says Tom.

The listing also has newly completed landscaping and extensive site prep, including a permit in place for a new septic system.

“These permits can often delay the building process for months, setting back building projects. This type of listing takes the waiting game out of cottage building,” says Dustin, noting that the boathouse is completely self-contained with a living space, kitchen and laundry. “This listing offers a rare chance to buy right now, enjoy the boathouse and waterfront immediately, and get exactly what you want in your dream cottage by building as soon as you want.”

Ready for the market
Whether you are looking to buy or sell this summer, it’s important to work with a team that can help you navigate the market with a level head.

“Unlike a few years ago, we’re not seeing a seller’s market or buyer’s market right now,” says Rick. “Buyers are cautious because of the interest rates. They’re doing their research and know good value when they see it.”

For sellers, the trick is to work with a realtor who won’t overprice your property.

“Every property in Muskoka is so different: you can’t lean on comparables. Instead, it comes down to experience and being well-versed in this region.”

If you have questions about the market or the value of your property, the Richard Scully & Associates team is here to help.

“Our objective is to create lasting relationships and assist buyers in their constantly changing needs as we find properties that grow with them,” says Rick. “Sellers also expect and deserve personalized service. They need to know they have listed their property with an agent who respects not only the monetary value of the property but also the emotional attachment they have with their Muskoka retreat.”

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