Fri, 04 May
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.
Sun, 01 Apr
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
Tue, 05 Sep
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.
Tue, 28 Feb
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.
Fri, 13 May
“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!
Wed, 16 Mar
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.