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    Profile on Pieter Venema, President of Royal Homes

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    What’s a day in the life look like for the president of Royal Homes? “A bit of everything,” says Pieter Venema. One day, you’ll find him working with sales staff at one of the five Royal Homes design centres across Ontario. The next, he’s busy coordinating schedules and making sure deadlines are met. And occasionally […]

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  • The Essential 2018 Cottage Opening Checklist

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    For a while there, it felt like winter would never loosen its icy grasp on us. But now that spring has finally sprung, and it’s time to start writing your 2018 cottage opening checklist. Here are some cottage opening essentials you won’t want to miss! Before You Go Don’t hit the road without a plan. […]

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  • 5 Reasons Why the Kawarthas are the Perfect Place to Build a Cottage

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    Clear waters, inspiring artisans, and mouth-watering treats are just a few reasons why the Kawarthas are the perfect place to build a cottage. Each of the region’s diverse communities has room to build and its own wonders to explore! Discover why the Kawarthas could be the place to build your cottage. 1. A Getaway Close […]

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  • The Advantages of Building a New Home vs. Buying a Resale

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    The idea of building a new home from the ground up can be daunting. If you sell your old house first, it could also mean not having a home during the construction period. Buying a pre-existing house seems like a valuable shortcut: the house is already there, so I just need to make a few […]

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  • The Cost Savings and Other Benefits of Going With a Pre-Fab Cottage

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    Many Canadians dream of owning a cottage at some point in their lives. In fact, two-thirds of Canadian Millennials are keenly interested in having one as an alternative to big city real estate costs. Some prefer to invest in a fixer-upper, as this represents the type of cottage they loved in their youth. Others favour […]

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  • Five Up and Coming Cottage Towns in Ontario

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    If you’re an Ontario cottage country fan, chances are you are familiar with such popular destinations as Muskoka, Southampton, Port Elgin, and Sauble Beach. However, there are also up and coming towns with many charms of their own and often carry a lower purchase price, for both cottages and empty lots.  A growing number of […]

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  • Five Outdoor Activities to Try This Winter at the Cottage

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    Outdoor Activities to try this winter

    When people think of time at the cottage, their mind usually jumps to lounging on the beach or going hiking. However, for those with winterized cottages, there is a whole other world of fun awaiting them during wintertime. Here are five outdoor activities to try this winter at the cottage. Skating Public skating in arenas […]

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  • Top 10 Reasons to Escape to the Cottage this Holiday Season

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    Christmas in the big city has its charms, but have you ever celebrated it at the cottage? Your favourite summertime destination in the country can also be a magical place this chilly time of year. Here are the top 10 reasons why you should consider escaping to the cottage this holiday season. 10. Tranquil Beauty […]

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  • Difference Between Traditional and Modern Homes

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    When it comes to buying or building a house, one of the first decisions you’ll make is what style you want your home to be. The difference between modern and traditional homes goes beyond what meets the eye. Here are some of the key traits defining these two popular styles. Modern or Traditional: What Does […]

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  • 5 Essential Items For Fall Home Maintenance

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    5 Essential Items For Fall Home Maintenance

    As the weather starts to cool, you need to ensure your home is ready for both the autumn and winter months. Fall home maintenance is key to living a comfortable home life through the colder months of the year. Ready to maintain your home? Here are five essential components of your fall home maintenance routine: […]

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  • Most Expensive Cottage Locations in Ontario

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    From Haliburton Highlands to Honey Harbour, Ontario is full of amazing cottage locations. However, no cottage country is more beloved than the infamous Muskoka region. Canadians have long cherished Muskoka for its sparking waters, magnificent forests, and rugged cliffs carved from the Canadian Shield. It has been a favourite summer destination for over a century. Muskoka has also caught the eye of wealthy vacationers from abroad, including famous stars and millionaire entrepreneurs. Today, the Muskoka region is one of […]

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I have a Royal Home which was built in 1993. I love my house and have never had any problems with it.Debbie