Rural Sturgeon County- 55509-3 Range Road 225- New Listing

April 7th, 2016 by Linda Holubitsky

Everything you could ask for! Located on this 58.84 acre piece you will find the Sturgeon River, Large Custom Built Bungalow, 2nd residence & Horse Hobby Farm. Bungalow is a “zero boundary home”, providing wider hallways/doorways, elevator & back-up generator. The main floor finished w/italian granite; kitchen, dining rm, great rm, master bdrm w/ beautiful ensuite, walk-in closet & den, 2nd bdrm, full bath & laundry. Fully finished walk-out basement w/family rm, 3rd bdrm, study & full bath. Triple Attached garage. Upgrades; High eff. furnace, central air, “Sure Touch” brick exterior, solid-core doors & large wrap around deck. 2nd Residence is 2000 Manufactured home w/3 bdrms & 2 baths. Older detached garage. Hobby Farm w/ 48×160 metal pole shed, Barn & shop combination building w/18 stalls, small living area, older covered track, shop portion is sheathed w/in-floor heat, extensive outside pens &corrals & separate water well. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to have a River Valley in your backyard!

MLS#: e3425712



Edmonton – Rural – 2708 195 Ave- New Listing

April 7th, 2016 by Linda Holubitsky

Large Custom Built 2-Storey w/ wrap around deck & James Hardie siding located on 5.49 acres within City Limits. Main floor consists of kitchen w/custom cabinets, granite counter tops, industrial range & built in Miele coffee system, along w/great rm, den, sun rm & master bdrm w/5pc. ensuite & walk-in closet. Upstairs has 3 bdrms, full bath & bonus room w/wet bar above garage. Flooring throughout common area is premium vinyl plank w/8″baseboards & custom crown moldings. Outside has extensive landscaping with covered patio area. Shop 40×70 w/18′ ceilings & 2 12’x16; overhead doors, mezzanine w/ bdrms, kitchen cabinets, bathroom & laundry. In-floor & overhead radiant heat, 220V, plumbing & running water. Garages include triple attached(in-floor heat, 220V, floor drain), 34×24 detached(radiant heat, 220V, floor drain) & 24×16 detached. One of a Kind, an Absolutely Stunning Property!


MLS# e3425370




Rural Sturgeon County-55509-2 Range Road 225 – New Listing

April 7th, 2016 by Linda Holubitsky

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Take advantage of 18.53 acres w/Equine Arena/Events Center and so much more! The indoor riding arena/events center (130×255) built in 2000 has 90×215 of riding surface & is constructed w/steel frame&trusses, fire retardent exterior, radiant heat & 3500 gal cistern. West portion of complex feature main entry, 2 offices, 4 pc. & 5 pc. bath, storage/utility area & kitchen/concession area. Developed above office area is 400 person open mezzanine used for spectators, also add’l 245 person spectator area along south perimeter. The 31 stall horse barn built in ’86 is a metal frame w/concrete slab has water throughout (each stall has autowaterer) & ventilation system w/2 pc., laundry, medical rm, vet rm, also featuring 1,050 sq ft residential suite. Two extensive corrals, large add’l horse shelter, 3 pole sheds & Shop 1,200 sq ft w/concrete floor. 6 acre area w/ gravel base to accommodate parking of 817 vehicles. The potential is endless w/year round operation & great proximity to Edmonton & Fort Saskatchewan.

MLS#: e3425717


Edmonton- New Rural Listing- 24750 18 St

April 7th, 2016 by Linda Holubitsky

Hobby Farm with Two Residences on 46 acres within city limits. The Charming bungalow has kitchen w/laminate floors, newer cupboards & 2 newer skylights, living rm also w/laminate, 2 bdrms & newer bathroom w/heated floors & jetted tub. Downstairs is family rm w/newer carpet, bedroom & newer 3 pc. bath. Newer shingles on house. Second Residence is a 2006 Mobile home(20×76) w/3 pressure treated decks; consists of kitchen/dining rm, living rm, family rm, 2 bdrms & bathroom. Detached heated garage 30×26. Each residence has well for water & septic system.Outbuildings include; Machine Shed- partially enclosed, Pole shed 48×57, 32×31 horse shelter & 3 small older storage buildings. Corral system w/ 3 pens, auto waterer, dugout, plank fence & yard light. So much potential on this property w/great proximity to Edmonton & Fort Saskatchewan.

MLS#: e3425733


Never buy or sell without a Realtor

July 29th, 2011 by Linda Holubitsky

Thinking of tackling the complex, time-consuming and emotional world of real estate on your own? Think again.

The sale of your home is one of the biggest financial transactions you’ll ever make in your life. No one would ever try to manage a major tax, or legal problem on their own – they bring in the professionals. The same goes for real estate – when you’re buying or selling your home, the only choice to minimize risk and maximize your financial potential is to bring in the experts.

Your expert is a REALTOR®, who is a member of the Canadian Real Estate Association. Your realtor is subject to a high degree of professionalism, ongoing education and Subject to a Code of Ethics and Best Business Practice. Realtors treat all members of the transaction fairly and come to you with the highest level of knowledge of the market you’re buying or selling in.

In the last ten years, using a commission-free service to buy and sell property became available in Alberta. The premise appears easy and profitable – you list your home without the aid of a realtor and get to keep the entire sale price of your home to yourself!

The truth is, selling your home is a full-time job and when buyers see a Com-Free sign on your lawn they think – ‘cheap and fast deal’. Without the knowledge of an expert, buyers believe the home is, or should be, listed below market value. And, when you list your home on your own, your ability to market to the widest market of potential buyers is limited. When it comes to negotiating the sale without a mediator who is trained to navigate contracts, commission-free buyers and sellers are often involved in a financial transaction they cannot handle. The end result usually ends with bringing in a realtor anyways. Or, the worst-case scenario – you lose more money than you would of spent hiring a professional.

Leave the buying and selling of your home to a property specialist who cares. More reasons you should never bear the burden of the housing market alone:


  • Realtors provide you with a CMA – a competitive market analysis. Your CMA provides up-to-date information on market trends and recent sale prices in your area. With this knowledge, you and your realtor can price your home competitively to attract the most buyers at the best price.
  • Realtors provide a detailed marketing plan for how they plan to sell your home. The marketing plan could include listing your home online and in newspapers, buying ads, distributing brochures and hosting an open house.
  • For buyers, realtors have key inside knowledge about potential neighborhoods. They know about noise levels, zoning, schools, taxes and resale value. Realtors possess information to ensure you buy in your ideal location.


  • Realtors recommend the necessary repairs and cosmetic changes to present your house in the best condition. Realtors are experts in the staging of a home to ensure a quick sale at the best price.
  • A realtor has a network. They advertise your property not only to the public but through their network of brokers and buyers. Their established network of contacts ensures your property is maximized to its potential ensuring a quick sale at the top price. A common misconception is that properties sell solely through advertising. Properties sell through an agent’s past clients, fellow realtors, family, friends, referrals, and personal contacts. Realtors don’t allow strangers into your home, they pre screen clients before arranging a viewing
  • More than 50% of the time homes sell cooperatively. This means, another realtor brings in the buyer. Having a realtor represent you, means they abide by a code of ethics that ensures you are protected and your agent always acts in your benefit.
  • Realtors have full access to the Multiple Listing Service, Canada’s most powerful real estate listing service which ensures your home is marketed to the right buyer.


  • Realtors are experts you can maximize your buying power by evaluating your savings versus your borrowing capacity. Realtors put you in touch with the financial professionals and lenders who maximize your potential to get the best property for you at the best price.
  • Realtors objectively price and evaluate buyer proposals. Realtors don’t have the emotional stake you do in your home, which can get in the way of closing with the best deal. Realtors price your home to attract the best, and right kind of buyers. Realtors also evaluate buyer’s proposals without compromising your market position. Proposals get complicated, they involve appraisals, financing, inspections and closing costs – all details you’d never want to manage on your own.
  • The closing of a real estate transaction is intricate. Realtors negotiate possession date, repairs, furnishing and appliances. Realtors put you in touch with the best professionals to ensure the inspection and final financing and legal details are taken care of right, the first time. Realtors also provide due diligence on the title of your property. Title belongs to the owner of the property but can get confusing with past owners and rights of access. Your realtor, along with attorney, helps to make sure you are protected every step of the sale process.

Overall, when you hire a realtor, you are PROTECTED. Realtors adhere to a code of ethics and professionalism. Realtors possess insurance to protect you from errors and omissions or the rare occurrence of fraud or breach of trust. The business conduct of all realtors is supervised to ensure compliance with Alberta law.

When you are buying or selling – a REALTOR® is the only choice.

Tips on purchasing vacant land

July 7th, 2011 by Linda Holubitsky

Country Property for sale Edmonton. Acreages for sale Edmonton. Farms for sale Edmonton Area. Country Property for sale Edmonton. Acreages for sale Edmonton. Farms for sale Edmonton AreaAs with any real estate purchased, it is important to inspect the land before purchasing. Check it for important issues such as suitability for building, any trees that may have to be removed or cut, and hills that may need to be graded. You should also check for a well and see if there is a septic system in place. If planning a future build,  you will need an  inspection to see if hookups for power and phone need to be installed.


Every county has different rules and regulations for land use. By visiting you planning and development they will be able to inform purchasers about zoning restrictions and by speaking to the Assessors office, obtain tax information for the property.


A purchaser can make money through the purchasing of vacant land. To do this the purchaser should study the area’s present and future development to detect the desirability of the area. This is where the relationship with a Real Estate agent will be beneficial. Also, with vacant land, GST may be applicable. Important to contact your accountant to look at different options available to you with this type of transaction.


Banks or lenders will view raw land as a risky investment, and often require a larger down payment. The terms of the loan may be shorter than what it would be with a conventional home loan. Also, the investment rate can be higher than it is on a regular purchase. Even though vacant land can be costly and more may be involved with the purchase than with the house, vacant land is still seen as a real opportunity for investment, personal growth, and enjoyment.Country Property for sale Edmonton. Acreages for sale Edmonton. Farms for sale Edmonton Area. Country Property for sale Edmonton. Acreages for sale Edmonton. Farms for sale Edmonton Area

Buying an unfinished home may be the answer

July 7th, 2011 by Linda Holubitsky

Country Property for sale Edmonton. Acreages for sale Edmonton. Farms for sale Edmonton Area. Country Property for sale Edmonton. Acreages for sale Edmonton. Farms for sale Edmonton Area.Country Property for sale Edmonton. Acreages for sale Edmonton. Farms for sale Edmonton Area. Country Property for sale Edmonton. Acreages for sale Edmonton. Farms for sale Edmonton Area.For the first-time homeowner, purchasing an unfinished new home may be just the answer. With mortgage interest rates still at record lows, there has not been a better time to purchase a home in decades.

Purchasing an unfinished home can save tens of thousands of dollars, allowing perspective homeowners the opportunity to buy a house that they may not have otherwise afforded. Unfinished homes are particularly attractive to young couples just starting out who are afraid to sweat equity.

The unfurnished home has a completed kitchen, bath, and one bedroom. This is pretty much required by mortgage lenders and building inspectors as the home would otherwise be considered unacceptable for living standards.

When purchasing an unfinished home there are a few items to consider, such as: what is the expected time-line for finishing the house? what is the expected completed floor plan and who will complete it? All these questions should be answered prior to signing a Purchase Agreement. Second, ask the builder/prior owner for a copy of the floor plan to the completed house. Usually a builder/owner has these and it will help when the time comes to complete the unfinished space. In the case of new construction, you may want to negotiate with the builder to complete a portion of the unfinished area such as the rough framing, electric or plumbing. Finally, you need to determine who will complete the work.

Purchasing an unfinished home can be the means of fulfilling a buyer’s dream. For many it is also a way to buy a larger home. For others it enables them to not sacrifice quality in the initial home purchase. Whatever the reason, the purchase of an unfinished home has traditionally been an excellent investment.Country Property for sale Edmonton. Acreages for sale Edmonton. Farms for sale Edmonton Area. Country Property for sale Edmonton. Acreages for sale Edmonton. Farms for sale Edmonton Area.Country Property for sale Edmonton. Acreages for sale Edmonton. Farms for sale Edmonton Area. Country Property for sale Edmonton. Acreages for sale Edmonton. Farms for sale Edmonton Area.

Overview of the Buying Process for your Rural Property

May 19th, 2011 by Linda Holubitsky

Country Homes for SaleA buyer considers purchasing a rural property and finds a Realtor to represent him/her. The Realtor determines his/her needs and will want to discuss finances. Once a relationship has been formed, the Realtor finds the right property for the buyer. An offer is written and presented to the seller’s agent and seller. When an offer is accepted and all terms agreed upon, there may be several conditions with specific time-lines and dates that need to be met before the property becomes sold.

Condition dates are dates required for the buyer to perform his/her due diligence for the property. These conditions can take between 7-10 days and gives the buyer an opportunity to honour any agreements in an allotted time frame.

A typical example of conditions could be financing the property with a bank, pending inspection, or water testing. Part of the financing conditions will usually include an appraisal.

The role of an appraiser is to provide objective, impartial, and unbiased opinion about the value of the property, analyze data and develop an opinion of value. Once the report is complete, it is sent to the lending institution for final approval.

For the property inspection, the buyer will hire a certified inspector who will come out and examine all facets of the property. Upon completion the buyer will receive a detailed report which offers the buyer a glimpse as to the general condition of the property.

Acreages for Sale EdmontonIf something should arise from the report, the buyer will contact his agent to relay the information to the selling Realtor. This way both parties will be able to resolve any issue and come to a mutual understanding to proceed forward with the sale.

A water test is performed at the seller’s cost. Samples are retrieved from different sites on teh property and taken to provincial labs for testing. They will perform both clinical and bacterial analysis to ensure the water is fit for human consumption.

When a buyer is happy with the results of all conditions, he then has to serve notice to the seller that conditions have been satisfied and is now ready to proceed with the purchase of the property. It is at this point the property is SOLD. The buying process does not have to be a stressful one if all parties involved are able to work together to make the transaction happen. The result is often pleasant for everyone. Country Property for sale Edmonton. Acreages for sale Edmonton. Farms for sale Edmonton Area.Country Property for sale Edmonton. Acreages for sale Edmonton. Farms for sale Edmonton Area. Country Property for sale Edmonton. Acreages for sale Edmonton. Farms for sale Edmonton Area.

How to Prepare Your Rural Property for Sale

May 19th, 2011 by Linda Holubitsky

When you put your property on the market, you want to receive the best sale price in the shortest period of time.  Nothing is more important to buyers than your home’s first impression. A house that “shines” will sell faster than one that doesn’t.

When getting your property ready for sale, your first concern is the home’s exterior.

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A bright front door makes a great first impression

Rule of thumb: if the outside of your home looks great, buyers will be excited to see the inside. Keep lawns manicured, trim bushes, and depending on the season, plant flowers.

Be sure your front door door gives a welcoming feeling. A fresh coat of paint with a splash of colour will do just the trick.

Make sure your driveway access and everything around it (this includes fences, driveway, lane, gate and landscaping) gives you a favourable impression. Repair, clean up, and paint where needed.

If it is winter time, when you sell your property keep the driveway cleared and walkways shoveled for easy access. Any garbage or debris, try to get removed off your property. Ensure you have good lighting, and yard lights are operational.

On the inside of your home make sure your kitchen and bathroom is appealing. Declutter if you have to. Get rid of any excess items on the counters and above cupboards. There areas should look bright, spacious, and clean.

If you need to freshen up the area, a fresh coat of paint in a neutral colour and even changing the handles on the cupboards will give it a fresh look. Since you want your home to look as spacious as possible, remove any excessively large furniture. Make sure table tops, dressers and closets are clutter free.

Walls and doors should be free of marks or damage, and look for anything that might indicate a maintenance problem, such as cracked windows, stained ceilings, holes in the walls, sticky doors, torn screens, cracked tiles, caulking, and dripping faucets.

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Think Like a Buyer. Wouldn't you want this garage?

Getting rid of these minor repairs won’t create a bad impression to the buy, but one of a well-maintained home.

Make sure your basement doesn’t show any sign of dampness or leakage. If it does, get a professional in to fix problem areas. Check your furnace filter, make sure it’s clean, and if you have a humidifier make sure it’s operational. If it isn’t, get rid of it.

Other sample tips: replace burned out light bulbs, open all drapes and blinds, have clean windows, clean carpets, make sure your front and back entry are clutter-free

Just remember that your property will be on the market for a short period of time. Always look at your home from the buyer’s point of view. You want to create a favourable impression and make your property stand out from the competition.Country Property for sale Edmonton. Acreages for sale Edmonton. Farms for sale Edmonton Area. Country Property for sale Edmonton. Acreages for sale Edmonton. Farms for sale Edmonton Area.Country Property for sale Edmonton. Acreages for sale Edmonton. Farms for sale Edmonton Area. Country Property for sale Edmonton. Acreages for sale Edmonton. Farms for sale Edmonton Area.

What you need to consider about selling your Land, Acreage or Farm

May 19th, 2011 by Linda Holubitsky

Country Property for sale EdmontonSelling rural property may seem like a simple task. Place a sign on your lawn, run a few classified ads, wait for the right buyer to call, collect the money and sign over the property. However, there are many situations that could arise placing an unsuspecting seller at risk. Here are a few considerations to go through as you are thinking of selling your property.

Do you know what classification of your property is? Is it farm, country residential, or commercial? If you have over 20, 40, 160 acres can it be subdivided? If it can, would you make more money doing this or selling the whole parcel? Contacting your local municipality will validate if this resource is available to your property, and how long the process would take. Just beware of the costs associated with this proces.

Are there any improvements you can do to the property that will help increase the value? Sometimes if there are older buildings such as barns, sheds, and graneries that are ready to fall over, it is better to tear them down to enhance the property’s appearance.

Do you need a new RPR report? It is the seller’s responsibility to provide this to the buyer’s lawyer prior to closing. Sometimes, depending on the age of the report, you may be able to use the one you have as long as there have been no changes to it. Have your Lawyer or Realtor review the report for you.

Are you aware of any restriction applying to the property? Any oil and gas easements, pipelines or right of ways? Who owns the mineral and water rights? These are all questions you have to be ready to answer. Think about the condition of your water or if you have a well or cistern. I recommend to clients to have their well water tested every two years for both chemical and bacterial analysis, that way you are aware of any potential problems that could affect your drinking water for you and the future of any buyers.

What condition is your septic system in? Has it been maintained on a regular basis? Be aware that issues you may be having with septic systems can hamper a sale. You will have to disclose any issues you may be having to all potential buyers. Ensure your system is in working order, take the time to have a qualified inspector look at it. By doing this you are doing your due diligence and helping get more dollars for a good, working system.

These are only a few points to get you started for the preparation of your property for sale. In our next article we will go into more details of other areas of improvements for your rural property. Country Property for sale Edmonton. Acreages for sale Edmonton. Farms for sale Edmonton Area. Country Property for sale Edmonton. Acreages for sale Edmonton. Farms for sale Edmonton Area.Country Property for sale Edmonton. Acreages for sale Edmonton. Farms for sale Edmonton Area. Country Property for sale Edmonton. Acreages for sale Edmonton. Farms for sale Edmonton Area.

Linda Holubitsky (The Acreage Lady)

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