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, 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.
Mon, 29 Feb
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.
Mon, 28 Sep
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.
Sun, 12 Apr
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!
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
People of all ages come together for our August long-weekend festivals. Photo Credit: Canada.com
Mon, 06 Apr
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.
Fri, 20 Mar
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.
Thu, 06 Mar
At the time of this writing it is Minus 17 and I’m glad I’m still in California where it will be 32 Today or 90 degrees F. However today is a work day because as Important as selling property is, I believe I have a moral commitment to promote and sell our area to the rest of Alberta.
Growth can be a good thing, it will mean higher real estate prices and I know my clientele all want that, but it also means better services, more priority on water quality and of course wonderful new neighbours.
2013 proved to be a successful year for me as I was told by many you couldn’t make a living just selling lake property, well with over 60 Lake transactions in 2013 (not bad considering I have 6.5 month work year) and finishing in the TOP 5% of all Edmonton REALTORS® in sales we could say we proved everyone wrong.
The most important award I’ve ever received was The Inaugural Marketing Excellence award from the Realtor® Association of Edmonton where I was nominated by my peers and graded by marketing experts based on how I promoted my lake business.
Here I am looking forward to 2014 and my first day of work April 6, weather permitting. We are introducing new promotions with a broader reach and many new gadgets to start our year. One we can’t wait to try is our new helicopter drone and our new virtual tour program where we can pan those magnificent shots that a single photo couldn’t capture.
Promotion wise we will be back in the Community Voice Lac Ste Anne and Lake Wabamun Editions plus we will be advertising in Business in Edmonton and Calgary magazines as well as the July issue of Alberta Venture. This will open our area to many more buyers that could benefit by what we can offer here in lake country.
I only ask you let me compete for your business and we know you will see our dedication to quality and excellence is second to none. Now taking appointments for April 2014.
Mon, 10 Jun
In terms of people trying to sell and properties on the market the last 2 years have not been kind to Lake Isle. Sometimes no can say why a area just slows down. In lake country many areas just for a time over load with listings mostly because of coincidence. Well I’m happy to announce I just sold my 3rd lake Isle property in the last month and 3 other MLS sales have taken place, that is 6 in a month or about 20% of the inventory. In some markets and maybe now in this one it can send the market into a frenzy as the fence sitters start to move into the market. Yes, we’ve seen market conditions change that fast. My advice to anyone waiting for something to happen on lake isle, it just did. The lake has many summer and winter lifestyle benefits and at 60% the price of Wabamun I think prices are about to adjust.
Call me, Wayne William Heine, today on the many benefits of Lake Isle living. 780-991-5107.
Fri, 17 May
Wow, Here we are on the first summer long weekend of the year and let’s face it summer starts this weekend and it goes until the end of September and in a good year Mid October. Summers in Canada are wonderful I know out at the lake here we have summer dances, outdoor fire singalongs, farmers markets and that is on top of the lake festivities. What do I like to do? My favorite things are walking Seba Beach’s 2 mile beach with my dog SISU, I also love cruising around in my mobile office servicing my real estate area. Number 3 would be nights on the patio.
Consider this an invitation to anyone finding themselves out Seba Beach way, look us up. I also wanted to take a minute to say thank you to 2 great city Realtors, Scott Macmillan and Bernie Thauvette for sending referrals my way last week. These are good men and please send them referrals you can’t go wrong.