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Local Companies – Electrician, Plumbing, Cleaning, Painting, Lawn Care, and Handyman Services!

Looking for local preferred companies? Well here you go!

I have been in the Real Estate agent for about 15 years and have gained tons of contacts. Here are my favourite service providers in the industry. If you are looking for other services let me know! Check out below for my favourite electricians, plumbing HVAC, lawn care snow removal, handy man services, cleaning, and painting services! MY SECRET WEAPONS in Fort Saskatchewan, Sherwood Park, Edmonton, and Surrounding Communities!

Electrician

Maintenance Man Electric – No Brainer
Paul and Rick at (587) 985-6264
https://mmelectrical.ca/

Service Areas: Fort Saskatchewan, Sherwood Park, Edmonton, St Albert and Surrounding Communities

Bio: As a local company dedicated to providing premier customer service, it is important to us to deliver unparalleled workmanship on every project.​ We offer expert service and experience to residential, commercial and industrial clients  to meet your project needs and ensure durable and cost effective workmanship. We will work with you to meet deadlines and coordinate with other related projects. We will maintain open communication with you to keep you up to date on the status of your job. We do this to guarantee that the project is completed according to your preferences.

Plumbing and HVAC Services

Pipe Dream Plumbing – Wonderful Guys!
Andrew 780-803-1899
http://pd-plumbing.com/

Service Areas: Fort Saskatchewan, Sherwood Park, Edmonton, St Albert, and Surrounding Communities

Bio: Established in 2012, Pipe Dream Plumbing & Heating Inc. is a family owned mechanical contractor that strives to provide excellent service and quality workmanship.  Although a relatively young business, we have seen rapid growth from service and renovation calls to working with large contractors and homeowners in the new construction field.  We are a small company that operates in an honest and professional manner and are glad to work alongside contractors and homeowners to provide a final product that exceeds expectations.

Thompson Mechanical – Reliable 100%
Mike 780-992-0586
https://www.thompsonmechanical.ca/

Service Areas: Fort Saskatchewan, Sherwood Park, Edmonton, St Albert, and Surrounding Communities

Bio: At Thompson Mechanical Services, we’re a family-owned and locally-operated HVAC and plumbing contractor serving Fort Saskatchewan and the surrounding region. We are committed to providing our services in a professional, courteous and honest manner. With many years of experience in the HVAC industry, we can handle everything from full furnace or central air conditioning installations to repairs and routine maintenance. We’ve garnered a reputation for competitive pricing and exceptional quality of service.

Painting and Cleaning

Lofstrom Services – HIDDEN GEM! Paint and Clean!
Dar ‭(780) 992-8405‬
No Website – Referrals Speak Louder than Words

Service Areas: Fort Saskatchewan, Sherwood Park and Area

Bio: Dar is my secret weapon. When I need a place cleaned, painted, and put back together she is second to none. Trust me. Call her immediately for all cleaning and painting services. Her hard work and quality high standard will impress you.

Holistic Cleans YEG – Just wonderful to deal with! Cleaning
Jen (780) 293-5051‬
https://www.holisticcleans.com/

Service Areas: Edmonton and Area

Bio: Holistic Cleans YEG is known for quality services, exceptional efficiency and the highest level of professionalism. Holistic Cleaning services are the heart of what we do. We are all about making your life Better, Greener, & Cleaner. No matter what service you’re looking for, we guarantee to not only meet, but exceed your expectations and ensure your full satisfaction.

Lawn Care and Snow Removal

Ground Control Maintenance – Amazing!
Nathan and Travis ‭(780) 984-2632‬
https://www.gcmaintenance.ca/

Service Areas: Fort Saskatchewan, Sherwood Park, and Edmonton

Bio: Ground Control Maintenance (GCM) was founded in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, in 2012. GCM is a yard maintenance and snow removal company, specializing in commercial, multi-unit, acreage, and residential properties. Our primary area of focus is in Fort Saskatchewan, Sherwood Park, and Edmonton. GCM is a yard maintenance and snow removal company with a fresh attitude and outlook. With skilled workers, attention to detail, and strong customer relations, we are looking to bring a new standard to this industry.

Handyman Services

Dean D – Honest Handyman!
Dean ‭(587) 784-2603

Service Areas: Fort Saskatchewan, Sherwood Park, and Edmonton

Bio: I have been hiring Dean more and more lately. His quality honest approach is refreshing. You get what you pay for and trust me, GIVE DEAN A CALL. He has yet to leave me wanting more and always feel confident that I am getting a fair price 100% of the time. His work is great!‬

Handyman Solutions – Honest Handyman!
Bill ‭(780) 908-1772‬

Service Areas: Edmonton and Area

Bio: Bill has saved me 1000’s of times. He always takes the call whether the job is big or small. Will jump over mountains to ensure I am happy and satisfied. I have had Bill do pretty much everything anyone could ever call a Handyman for. He has a range of skills and allows me to be flexible on what I want done and what I do not want done. Trust me, Bill is a smart call!

Conclusion

If you wonder how I can sell, buy, rent, manage, and invest in so much real estate. Well I owe all the above gratitude for helping me out so much over the years in making my clients, my self, my friends and family happy with quality honest service. Any questions contact me anytime!

Jarett Johnson
780-777-9703

Book It! Fort Saskatchewan Trade Show May 3-5!

Fort Saskatchewan Trade Show 17 Days Away

Fort Saskatchewan Trade Show

This is one of my favourite community events. I am a local Real Estate Agent and truly love my community that extends from Fort Saskatchewan into Sherwood Park, Edmonton, Bruderhiem, Lamont, Gibbons, Strathcona County, Sturgeon County, Redwater, and Surrounding Communities. Everyone comes to check out the Fort Saskatchewan Trade Show and it shows. I will have my entire office there again this year (like we do every year) to show case how we help families buy sell and rent real estate.

Trade Show Social Media Links!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fortsaskchamber/

Twitter: @ftsaskchamber, #fortsaskchamber or #fortsasktradeshow

Instagram: #fortsaskchamber or #fortsasktradeshow

We are located at the same booth as usual, and we promise you will not miss us! Our FREE GIVE AWAY is always a hit. Last year we gave away an iPad, year before a T.V., this year who knows! You will have to come and check it out.

Fort Saskatchewan Trade Show 2018

When you stop by to say hi to our amazing agents you will have an opportunity to ask all your real estate questions and discover all the quality homes we have for sale and rent in the area. This is a great chance to find out why Realty Executives Focus and our Family First approach should be your first call when it comes to choosing your real estate agent.

Let our family show your family the way home!

Realty Executives Focus Fort Sask

Check out Windsor Pointe Fort Saskatchewan!

Check out Windsor Pointe Fort Saskatchewan!

Windsor Pointe Fort Saskatchewan Super Homes

Welcome home. Come check out all the new home options available in Windsor Pointe Fort Saskatchewan. This great new subdivision is seconds away from the river valley. Developed by Landrex Communities there are tons of great spots to build in quiet cul de sacs backing onto parks and green spaces. Just moments away from the the off leash dog park and Andy’s playground which are both surrounded by river valley walking trails and so much more!

If you are looking for lot information check out the interactive lot map. Click here for stage 1. Click here for stage 2. Lots available with back detached garages and front garages. Also has a variety of duplex and higher density building sites. Just around the corner there is zoning for a brand new school as well! Super quick access to HWY 21, restaurants, shopping, grocery stores and so much more!

Build options available as well. Check out the Super Homes show home at 5 Wallace Pointe in Stage 1. Quality builder with spec homes and custom built options!

If you are looking to putting some roots down in Fort Saskatchewan, Windsor Pointe is a great option! Welcome home!

Contact me for any more details or questions.

Fort Saskatchewan Park Dock

 

Bruderheim Real Estate

Affordable Duplex in Bruderheim! WOW!

Affordable Duplex in Bruderheim! WOW!

Looking for something move in ready, corner lot, build equity with affordable living in private setting. Problem Solved! Move or Invest in Bruderheim. Wonderful 3 + 1 Bedroom Home. 10 Minutes North of Fort Saskatchewan. 20 Minutes from Edmonton city Limits. Bang on close to Industrial Heartland and just what the doctor ordered! Treed private corner lot. Renovated and comfortable. Literally come pick up the keys and move on in. Great property for first timers or someone looking for an ideal rental property with affordable price tag.

bruderheim real estate

4702 56 Ave, Bruderheim  – CLICK HERE
$169,900

Call 780-777-9703!

Looking for an Investment Property?

Since prices are low, is it time to consider buying and investing in a rental?

You came to the right place. I have been in the investment rental market for nearly 13 years helping hundreds including myself buy, sell, rent, manage, and invest in real estate. Not to mention over a thousand lease agreement. I would be lying to say there is no risk involved when buying property to rent. The reason why you need to contact me is I virtually eliminate 95% of the risk and help you make the smart decision while managing your investment.

I recently sat down with a client to discuss which type of property we should buy. We are talking here about average rentals not full apartment buildings and commercial projects. We boiled it down to the 5 basic options: The affordable Newer 3 bedroom 2.5 bath duplex, The 2 bedroom condo apartment building, The 3 bedroom condo townhome, The old mature neighbourhood home with basement suite potential, The new home with basement suite potential. Here is a quick glance at how I think of each option. Keep in mind if you have questions about other properties contact me anytime.

If you are someone that has multiple real estate investments are need to diversify this is a great article to check out. It is very beneficial to not have all condo apartment rentals and to throw in some more liquid investments like duplex and single family home rentals. However the same goes the other way. It is smart to have some longer term low maintenance and low cost condo equity building properties that can last 10 – 20 years without shingles, giant renovations, etc. This allows you to buy and sell the liquid rental properties as markets flux, but hold on to the condo apartments till markets make significant change and appreciation over time.

The Affordable Newer 3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath Duplex

This in the past, present, and probably future has always been my favourite. It is a super popular option amongst most of my investors as well. This investment on average rents for $1400 – $1600 per month on a $290,000 – $320,000 investment which is honest cash flow (roughly $1100 mortgage with 20% down). These single family properties are priced perfectly in the largest sector of home ownership as well. This makes the investment more liquid than others. It is important to look for new as possible options unless price is extremely attractive with good location for older properties. Do not kid yourself. 3 bedrooms and 2+ bathrooms is a must. We need to be able to market to the largest group of tenants possible in order to get the best tenant at the right price. These properties rent like single family stand alone homes but require less maintenance, they are more affordable, more liquid, and just as easy to rent for very similar prices for less money.

The 2 Bedroom Condo Apartment

Welcome to the jungle. I could talk about this for days. However for this purpose I am focussing on the massive amounts of newer and older 4 story walk ups low rise apartment condos that took over our real estate space. Ok so the old stuff, basically old apartment conversions into condos, not bad, prices are as low as they have every been and some are in great mature desirable areas. Right now you can buy a 2 bedroom 1+ bathroom unit for $100,000 – $150,000. Condo fees on these units range from $250 – $450. They cash flow all depends on equity ratio and condo fees. The most important aspect of purchasing these rentals is quality building management, quality location, and quality price. Those will all add up to quality tenants and quality experience. The newer option. Well we can shop for weeks to see them all. In fact I have 10 guys that will sell to you right now if the price is right. The issue with the condo 2 bedroom apartments is that there are way too many, and when the market increases way too many more will be built. This makes them a very non liquid investment but a solid long term affordable cash flow. They fill an extremely important sector of our real estate market for affordable living in dense areas allowing for more amenities and economic prosperity. The issue is they are just a sluggish long term rental in the eyes of a normal real estate rental investor. Prices are as low as I have seen in 13 years. You can get a quality location, quality 2 bed 2 bath for $175,000 – $200,000 in and around the city that rents for $1100 – $1300 per month. In the best it is normal to rent for more as well. Also those numbers can easily change depending on location. There is just not enough time in the day for me to type out all the things we would need to discuss with regards to a 2 bedroom condo apartment. Simple answer is, YES it is a great time to buy one for a long term gain. I would buy a semi newer, 2 bed 2 bath 2 parking unit. Reasonably average location. Rock and roll. Get it for $185,000 is my guess with a potential of $230,000 would be my hope. Easy rent. Set it and forget it with reasonable cash flow.

The 3 Bedroom Condo Townhome

Looking to rent amongst mature homes, expensive properties, quality schools, busy locations? This is the answer. The mature 3 bedroom townhome was extremely popular in the 1970 – 1990’s and still being built today. Granted, they are quite different now but both are meant to serve a purpose. Family home in high density areas. Families have a hard time cramming into apartments and the townhome answers the call. They are affordable (roughly $190,000 – $220,000) which is similar to the 2 bedroom condo apartment but with more space and highly quality of living. I really like this market right now as they rent for $1200 – $1400 per month quite easily and have slightly better resale than the apartment condos. Sometime more space does have more maintenance but if managed correctly still works out ahead. Prices are low! Find a good complex and good location and its a winner. I would recommend older mature area with complex that has the exterior envelope work already done.

The Old Mature Neighbourhood Home with Basement Suite Potential

Another option that everyone seems to love. Back in the old days we would buy houses put a sink and stove and some sort of entrance separate form above. Call it a suite, and it was sweet. Now a days with the city and industry cracking down, it is important to get a legal suite. If you shop on MLS for properties right now you will find lots of places that have suite potential, basement kitchen, or potential separate entrance. It is much harder to find legal suites. And if you do, you need to check when it was legal as if it was legal 20 years ago, you change a furnace, bingo your suite is not legal anymore. Now here are two options. Buy an older house with suite potential, get the top floor rented and set up on its own. While making cash flow there renovate or finish the basement to today’s standard and code and get it legal before renting it out. Not only will this make it possible to rent it out with 2 doors it will drastically improve the property value and resale value of your home! Here is the typical numbers on a $350,000 old home suite project. Rent top for $1500, bottom for $1200, include utilities pay a $1200 mortgage, $250 tax, $400 utility bill and make $850 per month. Lots of sunk costs and yearly maintenance is normal but will pay off in the future. These are also fun work project that are not for everyone. I stay away as I am too busy but always love to buy the project when it is done and have the two doors! I just do not benefit form the sweat equity someone else put into the property.

The New Home with Basement Suite Potential

This is my favourite right now. Tons of homes are being built today with basement suites. Now that the city and most other municipalities have settled on a modern secondary suite bylaws and permit process these properties should maintain their value for years to come. I also like the aspect of new home warranty, less maintenance, newer areas, and quality location these new homes have to offer. I love negotiating with a builder to get the best price and walk into equity. Also have the entire property done new, form top to bottom, built for investment is huge. One project I am working on has a $400,000 house with 1 bedroom suite in basement and triple car garage for parking. This home is going to rent for $3000 per month and cost me $2000 in mortgage, taxes, utilities, lawn care, etc per month. Not to mention the future equity and quality home. This is a winner every time. Takes high initial investment and patience. Will pay off!

If you are looking to buy sell and invest in real estate contact me anytime 780-777-9703. I service Edmonton and area focusing on the Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Sherwood Park, St. Albert and surrounding communities.

Have a great weekend!