Unprecedented High End Activity Hits Lake Wabamun

Fri, 04 May by wayneh@edmontonlakeproperty.com

Despite winter lasting longer than usual Wayne William Heine at Edmonton Lake Property reports high-end activity has been brisk the last few months. Even though lake season doesn’t really begin until May,  already 5 sales over $680, 000 dollars has happened with two being over a million dollars which has already matched all of 2017.

Wayne says the known buyers looking for high-end homes is unmatched. In the last 7yrs, he has sold lake property in which Wayne has personally been involved in all MLS sales over $800,000 in those years at Lake Wabamun. He says the known list of buyers actively looking for lake-front includes surgeons, ceos and even a few NHL hockey players.  This demand is high despite inventory going into May is almost non-existent.

This secret is out of the bag, lake country that gives you a wonderful year-round recreational experience is less than 40 minutes from Edmonton. It is taking off for many reasons including the fact that all new lakefront in Alberta has to be 150 feet from the lake making established subdivisions offering the only true Lakefront available. In 2012 there were 2 sales over $500,000, the most expensive being $525,000. This year we have 5 sales over $680,000.

This creates a wonderful opportunity for our off lake buyers as well as other lakes. Wayne says we’ve already had a sale at Isle lake for $495,000 this year, more expensive than any sale in 2017 on the lake.

Lake communities around the lakes are turning into investment opportunities with the price differences with lakefront being so wide. Wayne states that all lake community owners have wonderful access to the lake as far as boating and beach privileges that are not offered to the general public. Yes, Wayne says membership has its privileges.

I guess while out enjoying lake country in 2018, take a minute to look over our wonderful investment opportunities. You could be adding a whole lot of summer fun to your life and securing your future at the same time.

Your Lake Property Home

Sun, 01 Apr by wayneh@edmontonlakeproperty.com

A lake property is not a static place. It is always changing, it changes with the season, it changes with every new item you bring into the home and every improvement you make. A lake property is truly an investment but not only in financial terms.

I found in selling lake property over the last 7 seasons, owning a lake property improves the way we think of ourselves, it makes the family more functional. Owning a lake house is really a celebration of life. Your lake house can be a place of personal expression by creating an environment that is alive, helping you find the true you.

Sometimes when starting to think about a lake property there are many levels to enter the market. Myself and my staff at Edmonton Lake Property are enriched with knowledge and love for the area and you will find we are all ready to share.

Look for our new information Bulletin Boards on location at the following locations:

  • Seba Beach – Derby General Store
  • Wabamun – Rays Market
  • Fallis – General Store
  • Darwell – Trading Post

I ask you while you are there take a minute to meet and support our local merchants. I wish you a wonderful Easter and a warm spring market.

Wayne William Heine

After the Last Long Weekend

Tue, 05 Sep by wayneh@edmontonlakeproperty.com

Ahh. Everyone has vacated the best beach in Alberta after the long weekend, now the best season of the year begins and only select few get to enjoy it. My wife and I are blessed souls, Oh ya, the best time of year to get your best real estate buy is Sept and October, get out to lake country.

Now Initiating Operations For 2017

Tue, 28 Feb by wayneh@edmontonlakeproperty.com

Last day of February 2017, we are now initiating operations for what we feel will be our best year. We have now serviced Lake Country West of Edmonton for 5 years now and have sold over 300 properties.

In 2017 we have more tools, better marketing and we are adding my youngest daughter to our sales team. You will now have 3 Heine’s serving your lake needs.

I personally will be back in Lake Country around April 5, 2017. We look forward to selling a record number of homes this year as the market has stabilized and by all indicators it is going to be a great year.

We are also happy to have Ted Keller back with us in 2017. We will be looking to hire someone in Lake Country to help with administration. So if you know a student or someone local let us know and they can learn a lot.

In Facebook and our blog you can look forward to a lot of great information in 2017. See you soon.

Cottage Lifestyle in Demand

Fri, 13 May by wayneh@edmontonlakeproperty.com

“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!

March Issue Cottage Life

Mon, 29 Feb by wayneh@edmontonlakeproperty.com

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 EdmontonLakeProperty.com
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.

With a new Season Amongst Us Here Is my Favorite lake Activities

Sun, 12 Apr by wayneh@edmontonlakeproperty.com

Here is 6 summer fun activities as to why you should visit the TRI-Lakes recreational area or what I like to call FUNLAND just west of Edmonton. The TRI-Lakes consists of Lake Wabamun, Lac Ste Anne and Isle lake. These 3 unique lakes and their individual activities offer something for everyone and the best part is it is only an hours drive from our city. This makes it the ideal place for a day visit.

Enjoy classic attractions from a walk on the beach, a bike ride, fishing or boating in many places. There is an endless list of summer activities but here is 6 pack to get you started!

  1. Take the kids swimming in Lake Wabamun at either end of the lake, on the east side you have Kapasiwin provincial park where you can enjoy the golden sand and or on the Seba Beach side where you can pick a spot on our 2 mile beach. The water is crisp and clean as more mountain water is added all the time directly from the North Saskatchewan river. Now rated Alberta’s cleanest lake!
  1. If swimming off the shore is a little to tame, enjoy water rafting down the Pembina River where you can rent tubes and many other floating devices.
  1. Visit the Derby General Store in downtown Seba Beach, here you will find hundreds of unique souvenirs, Dan and Andrea shop the world to keep their store in the know.
  1. Round of Golf anyone? Enjoy our many golf courses for a relaxing non rushed round of golf and take time to enjoy the local cuisine after the game.
  1. Need fresh vegetables, this weekend look at our calendar for a list of local area farmers markets you can enjoy Alberta Beach, Darwell and Seba beach all in one day!
  1. Have kids, check out our local libraries, where you can enroll the kids in one of the many activities they offer throughout the summer, you may even find time for a quiet lunch or maybe 9 holes of golf.

Of course there are many other activates, museums, historic sites and other things to do. The whole point is to check it out. While you are here check out the local real estate, you may just make the investment of a lifetime! We should have our events calendar up and running soon. If you have any questions call us anytime at 780-991-5107.

Edmonton Lakefront Property Festivals

People of all ages come together for our August long-weekend festivals. Photo Credit: Canada.com

Packing Day

Mon, 06 Apr by wayneh@edmontonlakeproperty.com
MY Desert Desk

MY Desert Desk

As I will look outside for the second last morning this spring it is another beautiful day going into the mid eighties (F) by afternoon. When I turn around I will be starting to pack the new mobile office for it’s trip to lake country. I see the temperature is -2 (c) in Edmonton this morning. I have to keep an eye on the weather as -10 overnight means I have to provide heat to the office so my water lines don’t freeze. We are looking forward to another successful season in 2015. Last year the support and help from the community was over whelming. We have made improvements this year but I’ll discuss those more in the following days.

A New ERA Begins. . .

Fri, 20 Mar by wayneh@edmontonlakeproperty.com

As of today I’m now a proud member of RE/MAX Excellence, a place where I worked for 13 years previously.I would like to thank the management Ayaz and Sam the broker owners for welcoming me back into the fold. I believe my new affiliation with RE/MAX will allow our business at Edmonton Lake Property to expand and prosper. We are adding a second mobile office into our flow this year. We will also be advertising in the city with Business in Edmonton. Like the previous 3 years we will be adding to the back page of the Community Voice for local marketing.

August Long Weekend Lakefront Festivals

Mon, 28 Jul by wayneh@edmontonlakeproperty.com
Edmonton Lakefront Property Festivals

People of all ages come together for our August long-weekend festivals. Photo Credit: Canada.com

For Lac Ste. Anne, Lake Wabamun, Isle Lake and the entire West Edmonton Lake community, late July is the dream month for sun, warmth, and easy afternoons.

But on the August long weekend, these lakeside properties transform into bustling hubs of festivities, each with their own special sense of how to celebrate the long weekend.

From August 2-4, the Village of Seba Beach fills up with families, watercraft and excitement for the Seba Beach Regatta. Here, locals from the nearby lakefront property homes gather to enjoy the races and watersports, made easy by the shallower waters of Lake Wabamun’s western shores. There are also land-based activities for families of all ages which include performances, an assortment of food and fireworks at dusk. It’s an event that is a summer highlight for both residents and visitors to Lake Wabamun.

It can come as a surprise for first-time visitors that the lakeside communities along Lake Wabamun and Lac Ste. Anne have the amenities that they do when it comes to hosting festivals. Although “summer village” is technically in the name of Seba Beach, people are delighted to see restaurants, general stores, sports amenities (like the driving range and golf resort) and even cultural facilities, like the museum. The Saturday Farmer’s Market is smaller-scale version for Edmonton’s established markets, but it brings welcome nourishment throughout the spring and summer.

You can find the Seba Beach Regatta only 45 minutes west of Edmonton on the Yellowhead Highway and south on Highway 31.

Polydays Festival, Alberta Beach

Polynesian Days: Polydays!

Another long-weekend event takes places on the southeast shores of Lac Ste. Anne on Alberta Beach. Polynesian Days, also know as ‘Polydays’ by locals, brings people from all over the Edmonton Lake Region. From August 1-4, Polydays brings scavenger hunters, parade-goers, beef lovers and tug-o-war fiends to surround the usual busyness that is Alberta Beach in the summer. Sponsored in part by the Alberta Beach and District Agricultural Society, Polydays offers activities (on land and water) that will appeal to all ages, whether you live on Lac Ste. Anne or you came for a visit.

Both of these communities host the two larger events over the long weekend, but throughout summer villages that surround Lac Ste. Anne, Lake Wabamun and Isle Lake, you can find other festivities happening, even out at the camping grounds. Keep your eyes out for me and the Edmonton Lake Property team at the Seba Beach and Alberta Beach parades and events. We’ll be handing out candy, so make sure you find us early enough so we don’t run out!

And if any of the Edmonton Lake communities you visit look like the right community for your or your family, I am happy to have a conversation with you about the benefits of buying an Edmonton Lake Property.


Wayne William Heine

Edmonton Lake Properties

RE/MAX Real Estate
10805 120 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5H-3P9

Tel: 780.991.5107
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