BOB CLARKE Real Estate Listing Profile
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Last Activity Date: May 31, 2011
Bob Clarke and his wife Marnie have been cottaging in the Muskokas for over 30 years. Marnie's parents' cottage was on Mary Lake and while they were dating they went to the cottage every possible summer weekend. In 1987, at the age of 24, Bob bought 2000 feet of shoreline and 50 acres on Big Island on Lake Vernon for $35,000.00 (which was borrowed!)
A year later, the property was subdivided into 7 lots and all sold the following summer. With the proceeds, the Clarkes purchased a vacant lot on Lake Joseph on the Joe River. In the first year, they built a 40 x 60 foot single slip dock by hand - without power! The following year they built a 1400 sq ft Normerica post and beam and completed most of the work themselves with the help of family and friends. That was the northern home until 1998 when they sold and started purchasing vacant lots and older cottages for renovation around the Big Three lakes.
The Clarke's have had properties on:
- Carlingford Road - Joe River
- Lake Joseph - Still's Bay
- School House Bay - Little Lake Joseph
- Wiley's Bay - Lake Rosseau
- Innisfree Rd - Lake Muskoka
- Fenn's Point - Lake Muskoka
- Appian Way - Lake Joseph
- Morgan Bay - Lake Rosseau
- Brackenrig Bay - Lake Rosseau
The above have given our family the rare opportunity to experience what the advantages are on the Big Three and on many of the Lakes of Muskoka. With this, we can bring a "real life" perspective of buying, selling, living and building in the Muskokas.
Bob and Marnie are celebrating their silver anniversary this year. They have two daughters Kelcie and Darby - the silverstream team! Bob has had his real estate license since 1987, Marnie has had hers since 2003. Marnie decorates their cottages herself and has connections with multiple suppliers and staging experience.
Prior to real estate, Bob was with a public electronics firm for almost 20 years. He was involved in marketing, sales, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions. He is an avid single digit golfer and a member at the Lake Joseph club.
Visit Me At: www.mymuskokahome.comBrokerage address: 118 Medora Street, Port Carling, On, P0B1J0