Cottage Lifestyle in Demand

Fri, 13 May by

“In a poll commissioned by the realtor group commissioned by research firm Leger of 1,538 Canadians between March 8 and April 11, more than one in five Canadians said they would consider downsizing their main residence in order to find the cash to fund a recreational property.
“The cottage and cabin lifestyle is very much in demand and Canadians are looking for alternative ways to finance their dream property,” ReMax spokesman Elton Ash said in a release.
Many are using the cottages themselves to help fund their payments. “There has been a significant increase in buyers who are planning to rent out their recreational properties part- or full-time,” ReMax said.
Across the country, two-thirds of respondents said they would rather spend a long weekend at the cottage or cabin than go on a big city getaway. And more than 40 per cent said they would likely give up going abroad for their summer annual vacation if it would mean they could afford to get into Canada’s recreational property market.”

Wayne’s Comment – Since the beginning of my work year Mid April I must say I’ve talked to more buyers from Edmonton and Calgary that are considering a full time move to the lake to either commute to work or just out right retire. The down turn simply may not come. The trajectory of the baby boomers may just create the demand our local market needs to by pass the slow down in the oil and energy sector.

I invite you to come out and look at our market today!

Lake Front Home in Seba Beach!

Sat, 23 Apr by

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Located here is a beautiful view waiting to be seen from this southern exposure lake front home on the pristine Lake Wabamun shoreline in Seba Beach! You will love its vaulted fir beamed ceilings, cherry hardwood floors and slate tiles in the open living area. It has 2 gas fireplaces to keep the dining area and living room cozy and the gourmet kitchen offers up cherry wood cabinets, granite counters, and sunny skylight to give you a bright cooking area. The 2 bedrooms and den have wood walls and ceilings, while the 3 piece bath is done in ceramic Italian tile. Outside lies a charming screened in porch for dining out, or the 22×27 deck for lounging. This is an ideal location for sailing and golfing enthusiasts with the Edmonton Yacht Club and Golf Course just down the road. Lake living at its best! Want to learn more or view this Seba Beach Lake Front Home for yourself, simply contact Wayne and the Edmonton Lake Property team to chat further about this great buy!

Beautiful Lake Front With 3 Buildings on the Property!

Fri, 22 Apr by

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This property offers a spectacular view and complete privacy with this 4 bedroom, 2 storey, lake front home on the stunning Isle Lake. With neutral and modern décor This house offers you a open living area that faces the lake. Included is a bright kitchen that offers loads of counter space and wood cabinets. The upper level provides you with 4 bedrooms, and the master giving you access to a viewing deck.

This scenic property also includes an oversized 28×24 double garage with an above guest suite which was rented previously for $750.00 a month. A partially finished 1120 sq. ft. shop and garage with above living quarters is both insulated and wired, just waiting for the new owners to finish with their own personal touch. There is lots of potential here with these three buildings, giving you over 4000 sq. ft. of reserved lake front living. As an added bonus, this property is sided by park reserve, quad trails, and boating! Want to learn more or view this Lake Front Haven for yourself, simply contact Wayne and the Edmonton Lake Property team to chat further about this great buy!

Outstanding Panoramic Lake Wabamun View!

Tue, 19 Apr by

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Come check out this amazing panoramic Lake Wabamun view! From this Skyland Gardens deluxe 3 bedroom lake view home you get not only the large eye catching view, but this home has it all with its massive vaulted ceilings and stunning spruce beams throughout the open concept living/dining/kitchen area. As a beautiful bonus, this home includes a wall full of clear reflective glass facing the  shimmering lake. Included in the upper level you get a spacious master bedroom with a 4 piece ensuite and an open loft area to make your own. This large landscaped property offers a double garage with 2 storage sheds, RV parking, big treated deck, vegetable garden, bbq gas hookup and treed privacy. Plus numerous extras with wood finishing, laundry room, and above all an immaculate home and property! Not to mention the short walking distance to Seba Beach and all of its amenities. Want to learn more or view this Lake Wabamun property for yourself, simply contact Wayne and the Edmonton Lake Property team to chat further about this great buy!

2 New Seba Beach Listings

Sun, 17 Apr by

We’ve listed a 80 foot lakefront property in Seba Beach for the incredible price of $769,900. We also listed a beautiful 1800 sq ft open beam 2 story home with a million dollar view of Lake Wabamun for $549,900. We should have more details on our site by Wednesday April 20. If more info is required call Wayne today at 780-991-5107.

Just Listed: Must See Yellowstone Bungalow

Wed, 16 Mar by

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When you think about living at the lake, this is a must see 1190 sq ft, 2 bedroom bungalow. This home, comes complete with a shed for extra storage, space to park your RV, a double car garage and even a guest house above the garage with over 672 sq ft of living space. The main house offers an inviting getaway retreat, including a gorgeous lake view directly from the expansive windows located in the main house’s living room with vaulted ceilings, a large kitchen and a master bedroom with a private ensuite and his/her walk-in closets.By day, enjoy the natural sunlight cascading into the home and by night cozy up to the gas fireplace in the extended living room. Invite your friends and family to stay in the private guest house featuring 2 bedrooms, a 2 piece bathroom and their own personal living room and kitchen.

From the front of the house a large green space and park awaits perfect for children and dogs alike.Best of all though, experience the true benefits that Yellowstone and the great outdoors has to offer. Relax on the expansive front porch, experience a bonfire in the backyard, take up gardening or take a 2 minute walk via the large green belt at the back of property leading you directly to the pristine lake of Lac St. Anne. This is where you’ll discover a fantastic well-kept semi-private boat launch where you can access your boats and seadoos. Contact Wayne Heine to learn more and view more details regarding this great lake property in Yellowstone, Lac St. Anne.

Build the Perfect Lake Home with these Two Great Lots!

Fri, 11 Mar by


Bring your swing sets and barbecues because you have room to play in these fantastic lots located in Seba Beach and Lake Isle. Just IMAGINE what you can do. Experience the lake front opportunity that Lake Isle offers for only $94, 500 while Seba Beach offers a great community vibe with a lake view for only $104, 900. Now is your chance to BUILD your dream home or invest in great future opportunities. Act fast, they may be gone tomorrow so contact Wayne Heine today to learn more about these great lake buys!

March Issue Cottage Life

Mon, 29 Feb by

Excerpt From March Issue Cottage Life

For many, renting is the obvious path. “We’re seeing a lot
more people buying with rental in mind,” says Wayne William
Heine, a real estate agent with
who specializes in vacation homes. Lakefront property is
harder to come by in Alberta than elsewhere in Canada, he
says, which is part of the reason why prices have held fairly
steady despite a lagging local economy. “Many buyers today
plan to rent it out now,” says Heine, “and then to use it more
for themselves as the years go on.”

This year we will be implementing a new system called Investor assist, where we provide services for lake property owners who want to invest in their future. This services is only available to our personal clients. For more info call Wayne today.

Understanding Well Systems: Bored Wells vs Drilled Wells

Mon, 28 Sep by


If you’re planning to buy a piece of Edmonton real estate that isn’t connected to a municipal water system – or if you want a dedicated water supply for recreational or agricultural purposes – you’ll need to plan for the installation of a well on your property. There are multiple kinds of well systems, and you’ll want to ensure you choose the right kind of system for your property, as choosing the wrong kind of well system could jeopardize the quality of your water. So how can you know if you’re installing the right kind of well? Here’s what you need to know.

Bored Wells: Large-Diameter Wells for Shallow Aquifers

A bored well is a kind of well that is created using a large-diameter bore. Bored wells are typically built in areas where aquifers (naturally forming areas in the soil where water is found) are quite shallow and offer low yields. If your aquifer only produces 1,400 gallons per day, for instance, you’ll want to use a bored well, as a bored well doubles as a storage reservoir to keep the water supply constant during peak demand hours.

Bored wells can typically be built using a buried slab or a concrete collar. Buried slab construction is the most common method. It involves extending the upper well casing to 10 feet below the ground and embedding a tapered hole into the well. This method also involves a 12-inch thick bentonite seal that spans the diameter of the borehole. The upper well casing is then filled with compacted earth, which will cause surface water to drain away from the well.

Drilled Wells: A Smaller Diameter for a Deeper Well

In contrast, a drilled well is a kind of well that works best with deep aquifers. Drilled wells are the ideal option for overburden wells and bedrock aquifers – aquifers where water fills the space between the soil and particulate or aquifers located in gaps between bedrock. Most drilled wells involve a screen filter that allows groundwater to fill the well while keeping particulate out. Drilled wells typically require something called surging before they can be used. During surging, the contractor will operate the well pump for an extended period in order to disturb the water enough to remove sediment. Given the fact that they are easier to grout and the casing joints are more secure, drilled wells are less vulnerable to contaminants than bored wells.

Choosing a well system can be challenging, especially if you’re not someone who is well versed in water and soil processes. But if you’re planning to buy a property that isn’t connected to a municipal water supply, you’ll need to understand the key differences in well types. As a general rule, drilled wells are the preferred option when possible, but bored wells work best in areas with shallow, low-yield aquifers. Buying a home is a complicated enough process when wells aren’t involved. If you’re looking for an Edmonton property with well water, you’ll want an experienced real estate agent on your side. Call me today at 780.991.5107 to find your new Edmonton recreational property and have peace of mind knowing your property’s well is up to code.

Let’s Talk Septic: Everything You Need to Know About Septic Holding Tanks

Fri, 28 Aug by

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If you’re planning to buy a rural property in the Edmonton area, you may find that most of the options available use a septic tank system. In rural areas it’s often more convenient and less expensive to install a septic tank than it is to connect the house to the municipal wastewater system. And although septic systems do require some maintenance, the presence of a septic tank shouldn’t cause you to instantly rule out a potential property. So what does it take to keep a septic system running? Here’s what you need to know.

What Is a Septic System?

A septic system is a self-contained tank held underground that serves as a storage tank and treatment system for household wastewater. Septic systems consist of two main components: the septic tank itself and the drain field. The septic tank is a concrete or fiberglass box designed to be watertight. It has an inlet and outlet pipe. Water flows into the tank from your home through a sewer pipe. The septic tank stores the wastewater for an extended period of time, allowing liquids and solids to separate. Over time, the liquid is gradually clarified and is channeled into a drain field – a group of trenches lined with gravel or sand and buried several feet under the surface of the ground.

Septic Tank Maintenance: Keeping Your Septic Tank in Working Order

Septic tanks can be highly effective wastewater management systems, but they do require regular maintenance in order to work properly. If you own a piece of property with a septic system on it, you’ll need to regularly have the tank pumped to empty it of solid waste. The frequency with which you’ll need to do this depends on the number of people living in your home, the amount of wastewater you create, and the amount of solid material in the wastewater. For instance, using a garburator will increase the amount of solid material in the septic tank and increase the frequency of septic pumping you’ll need to do.

Common Causes of Septic Tank Failure and How to Avoid Them

Septic tanks are generally quite reliable, however, there are certain factors that can cause them to fail. One of the most common causes of septic tank failure is damage to the absorption field. You may see reduced absorption if you plant shrubs in or drive over the absorption field, or if you cover the field with asphalt or concrete. You’ll also want to ensure that you avoid flushing certain items in order to keep your septic tank in good condition. If you own a septic system, you’ll never be able to flush items like coffee grounds, disposable diapers, kitty litter, dental floss, oil, paper towels, fat, grease, gauze bandages, cigarette butts, feminine hygiene products, or chemical products.

Owning a recreational property in Edmonton typically requires knowing a thing or two about septic tanks. But you shouldn’t let the fact that a property has a septic tank stop you from considering it as a potential home. With the right know-how, maintaining a septic tank can be very easy. Are you ready to view recreational properties in Edmonton? We can help. Call me today at 780.991.5107 to find your new country retreat in the Edmonton area.

Wayne William Heine

Edmonton Lake Properties

RE/MAX Excellence
Excellence Professional Centre #201 5607 - 199 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T6M OM8

Tel: 780.991.5107
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