Locals in Ontario’s cottage country prepare for battle with big-city home buyers.

Original article via Globe and Mail. Click here to read.

Finding the perfect home is a challenge that many Torontonians know all too well. But as lack of affordability and scarcity of properties drive buyers out of city bounds, those native to cottage country are feeling the effects.

Maureen Taylor owned a three-acre property in Irondale, in south Haliburton County, for 12 years. After getting in a car accident with her mother, they both decided to move closer to the city centre in Minden for ease of mobility. When it came to selling Ms. Taylor’s property, six weeks was all it took. Finding another home in the area, however, took four times as long.

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