Mini market report for the Huntsville/Lake of Bays area ~ by Susan Brown of Chestnut Park


It’s a great time to list! Here’s why …

Residential NOT on water (not including condos or fractional ownerships):
Active listings: 54 – ranging in price from $250,000 to $1,249,900
Conditional Sold: 12 sold listings
Sold firm past 180 days: 147 listings (ranging in sale price from $100,000 to $935,000)

Residential ON waterfront (not including condos or fractional ownerships):
Active listings: 32 – ranging in price from $469,900 to $7,995,000
Conditional Sold: 2 listings
Sold firm past 180 days: 77 sold listings (ranging in price from $115,000 to $3,900,000)

All statistics are taken from The Lakelands Association of REALTORS® MLS® as of February 21, 2019.

Contact Susan directly at [email protected] or 705-788-4176 to discuss specific market trends and/or to arrange an Opinion of Value for your property.

Just listed ~
Susan Brown Long Lake

Watch for this exciting new listing coming very soon. Long Line Lake, between Baysville & Dorset,  $689,000, charming year round waterfront home, 3 bedrooms + loft studio, fabulous curb appeal, gentle slope to the lake. Keep watching for my new listings at

Don’t miss your chance to have your property promoted at the Spring Cottage Life Show, which runs from March 21 – 24, 2019.

Crown Island on Lake of Bays is now being offered for sale and has been listed on an exclusive basis with Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited

The package offered for sale consists of 2.25 acre Crown Island (1,220 feet of water frontage) with three rustic cabins as well as a mainland private access point located at 4014 South Portage Road.

Being in the central part of the lake, Crown Island offers magnificent views and the ultimate in privacy. The mainland parcel of land is being sold with the island and consists of a waterfront lot with a boathouse as well as a lot across the road which is an existing lot of record. According to the Town of Huntsville planning department the mainland portion across the road is separately conveyable and could be built on. The Original Shore Road Allowance (OSRA) on the waterfront parcel is not yet closed (owned) but according to the Town’s planning department it could be purchased.

Frontage on the lakeside portion for the mainland parcel is about 200 feet. The lot across the road measures about 200’ x 167’. If the shore road allowance on the lakeside were closed it would add to the lot area and increase it to a total of about one acre. The property is being sold on an ‘as is, where is’ basis.

There are three rustic and very charming cabins on the island with two docks for easy boat landing and a walking trail around the perimeter of the island. At present two of the cabins are serviced with propane. The main cabin is about 20’ x 16’ and has a wood cookstove, a propane stove and refrigerator, a bedsitting area, and propane lights. The lower sleeping cabin next to the water is about 12’ x 12’ in size and is set up as a comfortable bunkie. The upper sleeping cabin is about 14’ x 14’ and is open concept.

There are several places for swimming including swimming docks. The north-east side of the island has a magnificent sheer rock face.

Be sure to contact your REALTOR® to help with buying or selling a property. We have a wealth of information at our fingertips through the MLS® System.

Susan Brown HS

Susan Brown, B.A., MVA, SRES/Broker, Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited

Susan has been a full time REALTOR® and real estate Broker in the Huntsville/Lake of Bays area since 1990. Her experience and knowledge have proven invaluable to her clients. To see how other Buyers and Sellers have found working with Susan as their REALTOR® view her testimonials.
Susan brings a high degree of integrity and professionalism to her career in Real Estate. She has pride in her reputation and is dedicated to hard work, honesty and providing quality service and total client satisfaction. Susan has been a consistent Award winner at Chestnut Park for high volume sales in her profession.
Susan has also earned the professional designation of SRES® (Senior’s Real Estate Specialist) and enjoys working with seniors in all price brackets for all types of property. Although Chestnut Park and Susan Brown are probably best known for selling luxury waterfront properties in the Huntsville/Lake of Bays area, Susan likes working with Buyers & Sellers in all price ranges and with all types of real estate: condos, residential homes not on water, and rustic cottages, as well as high-end luxury waterfront properties in the Huntsville/Lake of Bays area.
As an experienced REALTOR®, Susan has been interviewed by Global TV, The National Post, The Globe & Mail and CTV News regarding real estate trends in the Muskoka area. Watch Susan’s bio video here.
When not selling real estate Susan enjoys being at her cottage on Lake Waseosa, kayaking, hiking, and spending time with her polydactyl cat Hemingway.  She also volunteers at Muskoka Heritage Place in Huntsville and the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary.

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