According to the 2015 RE/MAX Recreational Property Report, almost 68 per cent of Canadians would rather spend a long weekend at the cottage or cabin over a big city getaway. The survey, conducted by Leger, found that Canadians, of all ages and from all regions, were enthusiastic about spending time at the cottage or cabin.
RE/MAX also examined what Canadians would consider sacrificing in order to afford their dream cottage or cabin. Interestingly, giving up destination vacations is listed as number one on the list. Another notable finding was that 21 per cent of Canadians would downsize their main residence in order to purchase a cottage, cabin or ski chalet demonstrating that Canadians are looking for alternative ways to finance their dream properties.
- 68% of Canadians would rather spend a long weekend at a cottage or cabin than go on a big city getaway
- 21% of Canadians would consider downsizing their home to purchase a recreational property
- In order to afford their dream cottage or cabin, 40.5% of Canadians would likely purchase with family
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