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New property listed in Rural Parkland County, Rural Parkland County

I have listed a new property at 6117 TWP RD 530 in Rural Parkland County. See details here

Presenting an Exquisite Custom Designed Executive Home with a Million Dollar View, nestled on Nearly 40 Acres, next to a vast Grazing Reserve & Just Minutes from Two Stunning Lakes! This luxurious residence boasts 5000+ sq ft of exquisitely developed living space. The heart of the home is the Chef's kitchen, where culinary masterpieces are inspired, adorned with Cherry Wood Cabinets & Granite Countertops throughout. A Solid Cherry-Wood Custom Built Staircase graces the living area, leading to the upper level, where a magnificent 6' Crystal Chandelier awaits. Step outside, & immerse yourself in a paradise of outdoor living, with captivating patio areas, a flourishing Orchard, & secluded Hot-Tub area. For the discerning hobbyist, a 4064sq ft In-Floor Heated Shop, ideal for pursuing projects & passions. Don't let this opportunity slip away to make this dream residence your very own! Embrace the luxury, tranquility & beauty this property offers, allowing you to indulge in the ultimate executive lifestyle!

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New property listed in Rural Parkland County, Rural Parkland County

I have listed a new property at 22 53113 RGE RD 44 in Rural Parkland County. See details here

Step into the serene ambiance of Lake Wabamun. This bungalow beckons you to immerse yourself in the tranquil lakefront lifestyle. Wake up to the gentle embrace of the sun streaming through the expansive south-facing windows, offering uninterrupted views of the serene surroundings. Designed for family gatherings, the central kitchen with an island seamlessly connects to a spacious dining area and sprawling living space, adorned with a cozy fireplace and captivating panoramas. On an impeccably maintained half-acre lot, this residence has a 24x28 double garage, ensuring ample space for vehicles and outdoor gear. A maintenance-free exterior, frees you up to revel in the joys of lakeside living without the hassle of upkeep. Featuring 65 ft of prime lakefront, plus an additional 120 ft with a private drive leased from the county, this property promises boundless opportunities for relaxation. Buyers can also purchase a back lot spanning .28 acres with a 28x60 shop, adding versatility to this property.

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Recent Article in Business in Edmonton Magazine April 2024 featuring Edmonton Lake Property!

Recent stats show that the close-to-Edmonton recreational property market – from west of Stony Plain to the Pembina River and from Lake Wabamun to Isle Lake and Lac Ste Anne – is somewhere between stable, strong and hot. 

Some reasons are pandemic and post-pandemic bumps of interest in being outdoors, the power of Wi-Fi and working from remote locations, inflation, the economy, benchmark prices and spiked mortgage rates, high demand and low supply. 

According to national trends and numbers in the late-2023 Royal LePage (RLP) Winter Recreational Property Report, 24 per cent of RLP experts reported a decline in buyer demand, mostly due to climate factors or environmental disasters after an unprecedented wildfire season. However, more than 40 per cent reported an increase in inventory, as a direct result of rising interest rates. 

Close to home, Edmonton recreational property specialists Charlene Anderson and Kelvin VanDasselaar at ReMax Edmonton Lake Property point out that, while hiked mortgage rates haven’t noticeably impacted Edmonton area recreational properties, some increasing prices, particularly for lakefront properties, can be attributed to the availability of modern, updated and new homes now on the market. 

The always-popular lake properties close to Edmonton include Alberta Beach, Wizard Lake, Buck Lake, Jackfish Lake, Lake Isle, Pigeon Lake, Skeleton Lake and Lake Wabamun. 

“It’s really not so much about mortgage rates and spiking prices when it comes to recreational properties,” Anderson explains. “In the Edmonton vicinity, we have been more affected by regional local weather. Last year we were especially impacted by the fires. While most of our areas were not directly burnt, we were affected by smoke, road closures and the general uncertainty of what would burn next. We were also affected by the fact that we did not have a lot of rain/snowfall and saw some of our lake levels drop significantly. Despite the challenges, the market tends to rebound quickly once uncertainties clear.” 

VanDasselaar notes that, while the recreational market is not dramatically changing either up or down, it may be shifting.  

“We aren’t seeing a huge increase in buyers coming to Lake Country,” he says, “but we’re noticing that it may no longer be as much of a seasonal business. Sales have definitely been brisk through the non-traditional recreational property market months, like November to April.” 

According to 2023 stats, Lake Wabamun had 12 lakefront sales at a median sales price of $954,000 and 13 off-lake sales with a median sales price of $325,000. Since the pandemic, the Lake Wabamun market has been consistent and steady. 

Last year, Lake Isle had 10 lakefront sales at a median sales price of $447,500 and 40 off-lake sales (seven raw land) with a median sales price of $209,000. Lac Ste. Anne had 13 lakefront sales at a median sale price of $545,000 and 47 off-lake (11 land sales) with a median sales price of $270,000. 

Tom Shearer, broker/owner of Edmonton’s Royal LePage Noralta Real Estate notes that waterfront property has particularly increased in value since 2019.  

“Pigeon Lake, for example, went from $603,963 to $620,099, likely due to brisk activity with a fair amount of turnover of more properties and some owners coming from places further away, like Calgary. 

“The trending shows that last year, two things may have slowed Edmonton’s recreational market. First, as COVID travel fears subsided, people felt more comfortable traveling overseas or further away. Also, increased values and higher mortgage rates pulled some buying power away from second homeowners.”  

From much experience, he adds that one of the biggest things holding recreational property sales back is the lack of overall supply.  

“There just isn’t that much that comes to the market or what gets turned over. In many popular recreational property areas, it could take years for the right property to come along.” 

The sales and listing stats and trends are testimonials to the continued popularity of recreational properties, for lifestyle as well as investment, although there seems to be a generational shift about how the trends may be shifting. 

Statistics Canada highlighted the fact that the Canadian population is changing, due to Baby Boomers getting older and immigration boosting numbers in the younger generations. The changes are translating into shifts in the labour market, services to seniors, the consumption of goods and services, as well as housing and investing in recreational properties.  

For the first time since the end of the Baby Boom, Baby Boomers—who were born between 1946 and 1965 – now make up less than a quarter of Canada’s population. In most aspects of Canadian life, it’s Gen X’s turn. 

Last year’s ReMax Cottage Trends Report showed that Gen X’s (43-58) are driving demand in 91 per cent of surveyed recreational property markets. More than 51 per cent of Canadians who owned recreational property were motivated by the chance to pass their real estate assets down to children or other family members. 

Some things never change. Seasoned Realtors and financial planners caution that a recreational property is a big responsibility, about mortgages, maintenance and extra taxes. They also emphasize that a recreational property is almost always an emotional purchase for family enjoyment, not investment value. 

Unlike primary properties and other investments, recreational properties should be considered as long-term investments. 

Realtors and financial advisors urge defining goals about recreational property investing. Will it be for personal and family relaxation? Or for rental revenue to cover costs?  

Overall, the recreational property market is known for its potential to appreciate in value over time. Anderson emphasizes that recreational properties usually offer solid returns for sellers and the market has shown steady growth since 2012, making it a reliable long-term investment option. 

As spring 2024 begins, what’s ahead for close-to-Edmonton recreational properties? Shearer foresees a strong market that will hold its value and cautions that the market may not see the same kind of activity as with Edmonton’s multi-family real estate. 

Anderson is optimistic that, “So far this year we have been busier than normal in comparison to years past, partially due to the mild winter and because lake sales are directly impacted by weather. It’s early but 2024 looks to be great, if not better than last year; although there is a possibility that we could be impacted by the low snow and rainfall causing more local fires.”  

Source: https://businessinedmonton.com/featured/the-2024-close-to-edmonton-market/

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New property listed in Rural Parkland County, Rural Parkland County

I have listed a new property at 12 52518 RGE RD 52 in Rural Parkland County. See details here

Discover your move-in-ready lakefront retreat on Lake Wabamun, nestled in Rosewood Beach. This serene property offers idyllic views from above the waters, adjacent to an environmental reserve, enveloping you in nature. Recent upgrades include a new roof (house & garage), eavestrough, and a modernized interior. Enjoy unique features like a stunning stairwell with a drawbridge lift and a picturesque sitting platform leading to the lake and the included dock. With 2 bedrooms, vaulted ceilings, panoramic windows, and outdoor amenities like a wrap-around deck, hot tub with an outdoor shower, and firepit area, there's ample space for relaxation and entertainment. Surrounded by lush, fully developed trees, this property invites you to create unforgettable memories. Seize the opportunity to claim this slice of paradise as your own!

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New property listed in Rural Parkland County, Rural Parkland County

I have listed a new property at 136 53509 RGE RD 60 in Rural Parkland County. See details here

Discover paradise at #30 Sunset Shores RV Resort! Boasting gorgeous lake views and comes with upgrades, including a fully fenced area and grade work. Whether you park your trailer or install a park model, your lakeside retreat awaits. Enjoy resort amenities like a gated entrance, outdoor heated pool, basketball & pickleball courts, ATV trails and more, there's no shortage of activities. The clubhouse, just steps away from this lot, offers a workout area, games/entertainment room, dining space, a candy shop and of course a shower & locker area from coming in off the lake or in from the pool. Family-friendly community with year-round access, as this resort comes with deep services. Sunset Shores offers the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. Make every day a vacation at Sunset Shores!

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Open House. Open House on Saturday, March 9, 2024 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Please visit our Open House at 611 MCLEOD AVE in Spruce Grove. See details here

Open House on Saturday, March 9, 2024 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Explore Spruce Grove! Discover in Broxton Park, opposite a playground, a revamped 2-story dwelling boasting 4 bedrooms (a rarity) on the upper level, set on a corner lot with rear alley access. This snug abode spans 3 levels, featuring on the top floor, 4 sizable bedrooms and a fully modernized 5-piece bathroom boasting twin sinks. The main level offers a roomy kitchen with recent stainless steel appliances (2022), a pleasant dining area leading to a covered rear deck, and a generously lit living space. Additionally, this level presents a fully revamped 3-piece bathroom with a spa-style shower. Downstairs, a family area and a versatile hobby/craft room await, with potential to transform into a 5th bedroom upon installation of a proper egress window. Numerous upgrades adorn this residence, encompassing plumbing and electrical systems, a fresh coat of paint, and a new fence. Completing the picture, a single attached garage and a driveway for 3 vehicles. Seize this move-in-ready gem beckoning a new family!

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New property listed in Spruce Grove, Spruce Grove

I have listed a new property at 611 MCLEOD AVE in Spruce Grove. See details here

Explore Spruce Grove! Discover in Broxton Park, opposite a playground, a revamped 2-story dwelling boasting 4 bedrooms (a rarity) on the upper level, set on a corner lot with rear alley access. This snug abode spans 3 levels, featuring on the top floor, 4 sizable bedrooms and a fully modernized 5-piece bathroom boasting twin sinks. The main level offers a roomy kitchen with recent stainless steel appliances (2022), a pleasant dining area leading to a covered rear deck, and a generously lit living space. Additionally, this level presents a fully revamped 3-piece bathroom with a spa-style shower. Downstairs, a family area and a versatile hobby/craft room await, with potential to transform into a 5th bedroom upon installation of a proper egress window. Numerous upgrades adorn this residence, encompassing plumbing and electrical systems, a fresh coat of paint, and a new fence. Completing the picture, a single attached garage and a driveway for 3 vehicles. Seize this move-in-ready gem beckoning a new family!

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Relaunch of ‘edmontonlakeproperty.com’

We're excited to announce the relaunch of the Edmonton Lake Property website. Since 2012, Edmonton Lake Property has led the industry in Lake Country, focusing on recreational properties west of Edmonton. This site is one of the only sites focussed exclusively on Recreational Properties west of Edmonton. With over 12 million hits its obvious that this market has the interest of buyers and sellers!

Fast forward to 2024! We've revamped our site to build on past success and to become the premier platform for promoting Lake Country listings and showcasing the unique lifestyle that exists just 60 minutes west of Edmonton.

Our new website is fully integrated with social media platforms and optimized for all devices, prioritizing user-friendliness. You can easily sign up from multiple platforms.

Key features of the site include:

  • Seller Quick Tips: A comprehensive online guide to help you prepare and sell your home in Lake Country. From mindset and pricing to handling offers and do's and don'ts, we've got you covered.

  • Buyer Quick Tips: Prepare for purchasing your dream property in Lake Country with our comprehensive online guide. From deposit considerations, to mortgage tips, and preparing offers, we provide essential insights.

  • Community Pages: Dive into life in Lake Country with in-depth looks at each area's unique features and local amenities.

  • Targeted Searches: Narrow down your search with targeted options by lake or property style.

  • Area Schools: Access links to school districts and schools serving Lake Country students conveniently.

  • Events Calendar: Stay informed about local festivals and events.

  • Community Directory: Explore a comprehensive list of local businesses operating in Lake Country.

  • Fishing Maps: Get the latest fishing information, including links to fishing license details and up-to-date regulations.

  • Rural Property Inspections: Gain insight and tips on purchasing rural property in Lake Country, covering various services and systems you'll encounter.

  • Social Media Updates: Stay connected with Edmonton Lake Property through our social media posts.

Experience the best of Lake Country living with Edmonton Lake Property's revamped website. What are you waiting for? Check us out at www.edmontonlakeproperty.com

 

 

 

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New property listed in Rural Parkland County, Rural Parkland County

I have listed a new property at 50 53424 RGE RD 60 in Rural Parkland County. See details here

Absolutely incredible, completely renovated, Lakefront Home now available on Lake Isle in the coveted area of Fry's Beach. Step into the expansive family area with panoramic lake views, flowing seamlessly into the kitchen and out onto the exposed aggregate covered patio for breathtaking sunsets. With ample bedrooms, including a lakeside-facing primary suite with a beautiful ensuite, plus 3 additional rooms both upstairs & downstairs, there's space for everyone. The lower level offers a spacious room with double opening doors to the lake & an extra wood stove, perfect for a man cave or workshop or whatever you may desire. Outside, a new garage awaits, ideal for your lake toys or could easily be converted into a bunkhouse for guests. Ample parking & a lakeside driveway add convenience to this gem. With endless recreational opportunities, stunning natural beauty & a lifestyle that's second to none, lakefront living offers the perfect blend of luxury & relaxation. Dive into the lakefront lifestyle today!

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New property listed in Rural Parkland County, Rural Parkland County

I have listed a new property at 35 53213 HWY 31 in Rural Parkland County. See details here

Welcome to The Summit, situated within the picturesque landscape of Pineridge Golf & RV Resort, Alberta's premier 12-hole golf course. This exclusive property boasts a generous lot size of 4,230 square feet, seamlessly integrated into a tranquil wooded setting, ensuring your desired level of seclusion. The array of amenities at your disposal is truly exceptional, featuring, among others: Tennis and basketball courts, a 3,000 square foot recreation and fitness center, spacious recreational field, Loft suite rentals for guests, Common gathering areas and children's play centers. Additionally, a breathtaking clubhouse awaits you, complete with both indoor and outdoor dining spaces. Situated just an hour's drive from the city and conveniently close to Lake Wabamun, you'll no longer need to search for weekend camping destinations once you secure this remarkable property. Welcome to The Summit – where comfort, convenience, and natural beauty converge.

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Open House. Open House on Saturday, February 17, 2024 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Please visit our Open House at 516 5 Street in Rural Lac Ste. Anne County. See details here

Open House on Saturday, February 17, 2024 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Welcome to this extensively renovated Lakefront Home in Yellowstone, on Lac Ste. Anne Lake. Offering over 1750 sq ft of living space, the main floor features a beautifully finished granite kitchen and living room with expansive lake views, a versatile bedroom/office/den, a 3 pc bathroom, and a private sunroom with a hot tub overlooking the lake. Upstairs, discover the primary bedroom with its own private sunroom balcony, another bedroom and a 4 pc bathroom. Outside, enjoy a double attached heated garage, a single detached garage/workshop, and a large rock retaining wall along the lakefront for added property protection. Lakefront living offers a serene and picturesque lifestyle, where every day is filled with the tranquil beauty of shimmering waters and breathtaking sunsets. Lake life calling you yet?

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New property listed in Rural Lac Ste. Anne County, Rural Lac Ste. Anne County

I have listed a new property at 308 308 Topaz LANE in Rural Lac Ste. Anne County. See details here

Discover the serenity of Lessard Landing with this stunning Lakefront lot! Spanning 1.31 acres, it beckons with boundless potential. Partial clearing reveals versatile build sites, or simply revel in the tranquility of your private lakeside retreat. A driveway is already in place for convenience. Lessard's pristine beauty, with its lush foliage and abundant wildlife, is a haven for photographers and nature enthusiasts. Conveniently located just minutes from Hwy 43, it offers easy access to urban amenities. Embrace the allure of lakeside living today!

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