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Oliver Reprich

Oliver Reprich Muskoka REALTOR

Muskoka Property Blog

Winterize your cottage washing machine

Winterize your cottage washing machine

For vacation homes with a washing machine, the unit cannot just be turned off and left for months without use. Water remaining in the pipes of the machine may freeze during ...more




8 Ways to ruin your chances of selling your home

8 Ways to ruin your chances of selling your home

Selling a home quickly and for the best possible price is what any property owner wants. However, there are many sellers that unintentionally make mistakes that sabotage their ...more




8 Reasons to sell your investment property

8 Reasons to sell your investment property

Knowing when to sell or hold an asset is a crucial part of investing. With investment property, a number of factors will influence your decision. Here’s what you should ...more




Unpleasant rate surprises with mortgage renewals in 2018

Unpleasant rate surprises with mortgage renewals in 2018

Years of falling interest rates in the aftermath of the 2008-09 financial crisis taught a generation of home buyers that renewing a mortgage is a chance to reduce your payments. ...more




How couples can avoid conflict buying property together

How couples can avoid conflict buying property together

Conflict can arise when partners have different ideas about what they want in a home. Here’s how to find common ground.Buying a house is usually a fairly stressful exercise, ...more




What to do if your house or cottage doesn't sell?

What to do if your house or cottage doesn't sell?

If your home has been on the market for a while without selling, it’s best to put emotional issues aside and understand why it isn’t appealing to buyers.You can’t ...more




Controlling your home from your phone

Controlling your home from your phone

Your home is your castle, and a castle must be protected at all times. Of course, you’re not always at home. You’ve got to go to work and you need vacations to ...more




House prices are up around the World in 2017

House prices are up around the World in 2017

People are paying more for homes around the world, with average house prices up 6.5% across 55 countries, according to the Global House Price Index from Knight Frank.Price ...more




Resons to buy property in Winter

Resons to buy property in Winter

Move over summer real estate market: An increasing number of buyers are turning to winter house hunting. Here are five reasons why the off-season may be the most magical time ...more




Waterfront and residential non-waterfront sales running at average levels in October 2017

Waterfront and residential non-waterfront sales running at average levels in October 2017

Residential non-waterfront sales activity recorded through the MLS® system of Muskoka Haliburton Orillia – The Lakelands Association of REALTORS® numbered 160 ...more




New mortgage stress test regulations

New mortgage stress test regulations

Starting January 2018, all uninsured mortgage borrowers will need to qualify at either the Bank of Canada’s five-year benchmark rate (currently 4.89 percent), or at ...more




City of Toronto restricts AirBnB hosts

City of Toronto restricts AirBnB hosts

Toronto City Council has passed new rules to crack down on short-term rental services such as Airbnb that will restrict listings to principal residences and ban homeowners ...more




Successfully Letting Your Property

Successfully Letting Your Property

Investing in property to let could prove to be a safe and profitable investment, if managed correctly. It is not a 'get rich quick' type of investment, and should ...more




Make your open home a success

Make your open home a success

Open homes are an important way to catch the eye of potential buyers and invite them to fall in love with your property. Here are 10 top tips to ensure your home makes the ...more




Bank of Canada holds rates steady at 1%

Bank of Canada holds rates steady at 1%

On October 25, 2017, the Bank of Canada announced it was keeping its trend-setting overnight lending rate on hold at 1%. The rate rose by 0.25% in July and again in September. ...more




The effects of moving on Children

The effects of moving on Children

While there are many exciting aspects about moving to a new home, the move itself can be a very stressful process, particularly for the children. A change in routine and possible ...more




Creating a Cozy Home for Winter

Creating a Cozy Home for Winter

Home maintenance might be the last thing on your list of fun weekend activities when the weather turns colder. But tackling these tasks before you go into homeowner hibernation ...more




7 Things that put off buyers

7 Things that put off buyers

1 Bad smellsSetting up your place for sale can involve creating a set of inviting smells. But it should also involve getting rid of the unappealing ones.Top of buyers turn ...more




9 Qualities tenants look for in a landlord

9 Qualities tenants look for in a landlord

Being a landlord is not easy. It can come with all sorts of stresses and responsibilities but a lot of the stress can be alleviated by building a mutually beneficial landlord/tenant ...more




Ways Mice Enter Your Cottage

Ways Mice Enter Your Cottage

As the weather cools weekends at the cottage are growing less frequent. As much as we hate to admit it, the time for closing the cottage is on the horizon. It’s best ...more





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