Qartershare Ownership

Date Posted: May 25, 2014

Are you someone who visits Whistler a lot on a fairly regular basis? Have you been thinking about getting into the real estate market in the resort but looking for a cost-effective option?

If the answer to these questions is yes, then Quartershare Ownership may be the choice for you. Through this shared ownership option, you are able to enjoy all the benefits of owning in Whistler for a fraction of the price. There are several complexes in Whistler that offer potential purchasers this opportunity. These include Horstman House in the Benchlands, the Legends in Whistler Creekside, and Montebello on the outskirts of the Village.

All quartershares in Whistler are freehold properties that will give you title to your property. After purchase, you are entitled to one week of use per month (for a total of 13 weeks per year) based on a set rotational calender. Every four years, you will have use of the property over the Christmas period.

A few benefits of the quartershare option are:

  • If you do not use your property during one of your designated weeks, the rental management company may rent it out on your behalf
  • If more shares for your unit become available, you can always purchase more than one quarter or have friends/family join you in ownership of the other quarter(s)
  • All the properties are cleaned and maintained through excellent management systems so you never have to worry about anything at the end of your stay

Interested in learning more about the Quartershare options in Whistler? Contact me for more information or check out some of the current quartershare listings.


JUST LISTED! #316 Lake Placid Lodge – NOW SOLD!

Date Posted: May 22, 2014

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This lofted, 2 bedroom condo is perfect for those who want to walk to the ski hill and who enjoy the quieter neighbourhood of Whistler Creekside. This property features an open living area and a cozy gas fireplace. More >>

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JUST LISTED – #35 Creekside Village – NOW SOLD!

Date Posted: May 16, 2014

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Enjoy amazing Mount Currie views from this large 3 bedroom townhome in Pemberton’s Creekside Village. Located right across from One Mile Lake and just a short walk to town, the location can’t get any better. More>>


Spring has Sprung

Date Posted: May 14, 2014

April showers bring May flowers – This old saying is certainly true in Whistler this year where the recent run of warm weather and sunshine has everyone in the mood for summer.

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The transition from winter wear to summer t-shirts is relatively fast in Whistler and it is not just the people who clean out their closets and pack away the winter gear to bring on summer. As you walk to Village Stroll around this time of year, you will also notice that stores who used to sell/rent skies and boards are getting ready to pack them away and are now putting out their bikes. Where the local newspapers used to list advertisements for snow clearing, you now find those same companies offering gardening, landscaping, and excavation. This town really is a tale of two seasons where everyone has something to offer all year round.

Most notably, Whistler Mountain has closed down its ski runs, packed away its winter gear, and is ready to open for Mountain Biking tomorrow! Where we used to wake up to the sounds of avalanche bombing in the alpine, we now hear the lawn mowers buzzing as everyone starts to prepare their yards, gardens, and planting boxes for summer.

As locals, we can all point to something that signals spring for us – it could be a festival (like the World Ski & Snowboard Festival), it could be the skunk cabbage blossoming, or it could be that annual clean-out that has us putting away the winter boots and pulling out the flip-flops. What is it that signals spring to you? Follow me on Facebook, Google+, or twitter and share your spring thing.


Whistler’s Great Outdoor Festival: GO Fest

Date Posted: May 12, 2014

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Next weekend, the May Long Weekend will come to Whistler with a bang thanks to an awesome new festival that celebrates everything that is amazing about the great outdoors and Whistler in the spring. With 4 days packed full of events and activities, the weekend is like a Choose Your Own Adventure book come to life. No matter if you prefer to spend a relaxing day at Nita Lake Lodge ‘Painting in the Peaks’ or put their skills to the test with ‘The Great Cheakamus Ricer Extream Kayak Race’ there will be something for everyone¬† – from Sports to Arts & Culture. Plus, what is a Whistler Festival without free concerts and entertainment?!

Each year, Whistler looks to add to their year-round offerings and this new festival will extend the already exciting line-up of events in Whistler right through from the World Ski & Snowboard Festival to the RBC GranFondo Whistler in September. Whistler locals have always known that spring in Whistler is the perfect time of year where you can ski in the morning and bike or golf in the afternoon. The GO Fest will celebrate and share this with everyone.

Here are some highlights of a few of the events / activities that will be happening:

Friday May 16

  • Go Enduro – A mountain bike race to challenge riders’ technical skills and endurance. It features 3 downhill stages in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park and 2 uphill/cross-country stages.
  • Painting the Peaks – Artists gather their tools and head out to some of Whistler’s most stunning vistas as they take you along an interactive adventure through the process of art creation.
  • The Sheepdogs – Free concert on the Main Stage in the Village Square

Saturday May 17

  • Alpenglow Fun Run – Light up the night with bright clothing, face paint, and anything glow in the dark for an animated 6.7k run/walk. Strollers, kids, and pets are all welcome!
  • The Great Green River Challenge – Crews of 6 run the Green River while completing fun challenges that include flat water slaloms, sumo wrestling, and a a raft flip.
  • Go Ski to Sail Regatta – Enjoy a sail on beautiful Alta Lake
  • The Boom Booms & DJ Foxy Moron – Free concerts on the Main Stage in the Village Square

Sunday May 18

  • The Great Snow-Earth-Water Race – The legendary event is back! This multi-sport team relay features 6 timed stages including skiing/boarding, mountain biking, canoeing, and cross-country skiing.
  • Whistler Film Festival Adventure Film Series – Experience adventure on film through a selection of the world’s best independent outdoor adventure films.
  • She Stone My Beer – Free concert on the Main Stage at the Village Square

Monday May 19

  • The Great Slush Cup – Competitors are encouraged to dress to impress and use all the style and skill they have as they attempt to clear a massive slush pit.
  • Go Yoga Jam – Take some time to relax and refocus with this yoga jam at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre.
  • Coloured Sky & Blame the Weekend – Free concert on the Main Stage in the Village Square

You can find the full schedule of events here.

If you are looking for a team to join or need a final member of a team, you can find the Orphan Postings here.

It is time to take back the May Long Weekend and have some fun! Follow me on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter and tell me what events you are most looking forward to and share your “Choose Your Own Adventure” story of the weekend.


Happy Mother’s Day!

Date Posted: May 11, 2014

Here is a shout out to the best mom in the world – MINE! Here we are enjoying the patio at The Westin Resort & Spa Whistler.

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Visit my Facebook Page and let me know how you are spoiling your mom today.


JUST LISTED! #4 Eaglecrest – NOW SOLD!

Date Posted: May 1, 2014

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This gorgeous, upgraded townhouse features a spacious open living area and covered deck for outdoor living all summer long. Listed at $399,000, this is a perfect starter home or investment property for a Whistler resident. More>>