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