Category Archives: Muskoka Cottage Sales Stats

Strong Cottage Sales in Muskoka

The total number of cottages sold on Lake Muskoka, Lake Rosseau, and Lake Joseph in 2016 was up 23% from 2015 making it the best year overall since we started tracking cottage sales in 2000.

The growth was spread across all three of the “Big Lakes” with Lake Muskoka unit sales up 6.5%, but the big winners in 2016 were Lake Rosseau where unit sales increased by 57.9% and Lake Joseph where the number of sales grew by 51.4%. All three lakes set an all-time record for unit sales.

Dollar sales were up 36%, making 2016 the highest year on record for sales revenue on the big three lakes in Muskoka. This smashes the previous record, which was just set last year, by over $100 million. Lake Rosseau was the largest source of Dollar sales growth, posting an impressive 110% increase over the prior year. Lake Joseph also grew sales significantly, with a 37% increase, while Lake Muskoka sales grew at a more moderate rate of 7.4% on the heels of a 17.5% increase in 2015.

To get a full copy of our 5 page statistical overview of the 2016 cottage sales on Lake Muskoka, Lake Rosseau and Lake Jospeh, email or We research and compile statistics for a real estate market report every month,in season, and would be happy to email these to you.

Good News For Muskoka Cottagers



Good News for Muskoka Cottagers

The good news, assuming you already own waterfront property here on a big lake in Muskoka, is that despite the financial market gyrations, the average selling price of a cottage on one of the big 3 lakes in Muskoka has increased by more than 50% since 2004.

Specifically, cottages on Lake Muskoka are up 55%, Lake Rosseau is up 49% and Lake Joseph is up 72%.

This information is taken from the stats we collect on the average cottage price sales each year. We now have 12 years of comprehensive statistics.

If you are interested in statistics about cottage sales in Muskoka, email us to receive a monthly update.

Muskoka Real Estate Sales

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Highest Number of Muskoka Sales

July was a banner month in terms of cottage sales on the three big lakes in Muskoka. On Lake Muskoka there were 25 sales, which is more than in July 2008, 2007 or 2006. On Lake Rosseau there were 6 sales, which is 3 more than in 2008 and the same as in 2006. OnContinue Reading

Muskoka Real Estate Statistics to August 1st 2008

The number of listings on the three big lakes has increased each month, as the numbers of sales is down from previous years. Price reductions are up. Number of Current Listings May June July Lake Muskoka 73 125 135 Lake Rosseau 16 29 35 Lake Joseph 20 34 42 Number of Sales May June JulyContinue Reading

Muskoka Real Estate Statistics- July 31st 2008

There have been 39 cottages sold between January 1st and July 31st 2008 on Lake Muskoka. During the same period in 2006 there were 66 cottages sold. There have been 12 cottages sold between January 1st and July 31st 2008 on Lake Rosseau. During the same time period in 2006 there were 24 cottages sold.Continue Reading

Real Estate Stats Update

In the month of July to date ( July 20th) there have been 7 sales on the three big lakes. 5 sales on Lake Muskoka, 1 sale on Lake Rosseau, and 1 sale on Lake Joseph There have been 32 price reductions on the three big lakes. 22 on Lake Muksoka, 3 on lake Rosseau,Continue Reading

Muskoka Real Estate Update for July 6th 2008

This little tugboat was quite a hit at the boatshow on the weekend. Price Reductions The number of price reductions on big lake waterfront has continued to grow. In April there was 1 price reduction, in May 27 price reductions and in June 41 price reductions across Lakes Muskoka, Rosseau and Joseph. Current Active ListingsContinue Reading