Best of Whistler 2014: Time to Vote

Date Posted: November 24, 2014

Pique Best of Whistler Amber Mann Real Estate Agent

Who has the best burgers? What DJ gets you dancing? Where do you apres? It is time for you to get your vote on and help decide who is truly the ‘Best of Whistler 2014’.

I was honoured to be voted Best REALTOR in Whistler for 2011 and 2012 and I would love to regain that honour in 2014! If you agree, please take a moment to fill out the Pique survey HERE. Vote for me and then let me know that you did. For every vote I get, I will donate $2 to WAG as a show of appreciation for your time and support. Voting closes on December 7th.

Thanks for all of your continued support!

 


Real Estate Market Update: Whistler & Pemberton

Date Posted: November 18, 2014

October Real Estate Market Review

October was a very busy month for real estate in Whistler. There were a total of 101 reported transactions in Whistler and Pemberton. This is on par with what we saw in September 2014 but is an increase of about 48% over October 2013. The overall number of sales in Whistler is up 18.5% when compared to 2013.

October saw only 63 new listings in Whistler and 82 sales – this continues a three month trend where the number of sales has outpaced the number of new listings coming to market in Whistler. There are now less than 400 listings of traditional real estate available in the Whistler market.

In Pemberton there were 19 sales in October and only 10 new listings. So, the number of sales is outpacing the number of new listings in that community as well and the number of transactions so far in 2014 has increased by 64% when compared to 2013.

It the present time, 39% of all current listings available in Whistler are priced above $1,000,000. However, only 22% of our transactions in 2014 have been over the $1 Million price point. The majority of the action is happening on properties priced below $1,000,000.

Year-to-Date Average Values: Whistler

  • Chalet: $1,625,596 (14% higher than 2013)
  • Townhome: $687,844 (1% higher than 2013)
  • Condominium: $366,462 (17% higher than 2013)

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Predictions for September & Beyond

As I look into my crystal ball and try to see what the future holds, here is what we expect to happen:

  • As inventory drops, sales velocity (the number of transactions) should also decrease due a lack of opportunities and available inventory.
  • Buyers should be prepared for potential upward movement in pricing as inventory decreases
  • A falling Canadian dollar should re-invigorate interest from our international clientele – although the Sea-to-Sky and Lower Mainland continue to be our primary market for purchasers of Whistler and Pemberton real estate.
  • Well priced properties will continue to sell quickly and sometimes with multiple offers
  • Buyers will continue to look for good purchase value – their primary concern is finding properties that meet their lifestyle and budget requirements. Although we may see upward movement in pricing, overpriced properties will sit on the market longer.
  • Delays in buying decisions on well priced properties could result in missed opportunities.

In this changing market, it is more important than ever to get the advice of a local expert who has direct experience in the local markets and knows them inside and out. The market is changing – if you have been thinking of selling, this may be the right time.

If you have any questions or would like more information on the local real estate markets, please contact me! I am committed to helping you make the best real estate decisions.

 


Just Listed! 2 Landings – NOW SOLD!

Date Posted: November 13, 2014

Whistler Townhome

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$425,000

Bedrooms: 2     |     Bathrooms: 1     |     Size: 850 Sq. Ft.

Wish you could fine a townhouse with a backyard in Whistler? This upgraded 2 bedroom home has an open living area, airtight wood stone, and in-suite laundry. The best part of the townhouse is the extended deck that looks out onto your flat, sunny backyard – a rare bonus in Whistler! More >>

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Luxurious Whistler Bathrooms

Date Posted: November 10, 2014

Six Homes for Sale & the Spa-Like Bathrooms that Set them Apart

No matter if you are looking for a serene retreat or a bathroom with all the amenities and comforts of a local spa, there is a home in Whistler that will fit your needs. Ranging from luxury chalets to central townhomes, these six homes have some of beautiful bathrooms.

To view current listings, click here.

1.  3807 Sunridge Place – A Thoughtfully Designed Whistler Home

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Take a moment to sit back and relax in this extra large soaker tub while you take in amazing mountain views. Watch snow fall, listen to birds sing – all from the comfort of this enourmous master en-suite that comes complete with huge shower, double vanities, and storage galore! More >>

 

2.  8745 Idylwood Place – An Idyllic, Custom Built Whistler Chalet

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This gorgeous master en-suite features a huge shower to beat all others as well as a double vanity and beautiful cabinetry. More >>

 

4. 8373 Rainbow Drive – A Executive Home in Whistler’s Alpine Meadows

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Dark woods complement a pristine soaker tub. Sit back, relax, and enjoy beautiful views all year-round! A double vanity rounds out the package in this beautiful master en-suite. More >>

 

4. 8323 Glen Abbey Lane – An Exquisite Whistler Townhome

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A huge jetted shower with rainfall feature, a double vanity with modern sinks and fixtures, sleek storage, ample counter space – and that is just the master en-suite. This renovated townhome also features a fabulous spa-like powder room with unique, round mirror. More >>

 

5.  308 – 3212 Blueberry Drive – A Central Whistler Townhome

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After a day of skiing, biking, or adventure, what better way to relax than to step into your own private steam room? More >>

 

6.  2265 Brandywine Way – A Craftsman Home in Whistler

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Stretch out and take a refreshing dip in this fabulous soaker tub. For a true spa feel, light some candles and play some soft music. I feel relaxed just thinking about it! More >>

 

Which Whistler bathroom are you adding to your wish list?

 


Just Listed! 205 Nordic Court – NOW SOLD!

Date Posted: November 3, 2014

Whistler Condominium

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$229,000

Bedrooms: 1     |     Bathrooms: 1     |     Size: 600 Sq. Ft.

This large 1 bedroom townhouse is a ground floor unit with a functional floor plan and a walk-out patio. The large storage closet could easily be converted into an office or a den. Located mid way between the Village and Creekside, you can walk to Alta Lake on the Valley Trail or hop on the bus at the near by bus stop. More >>