SOLD! 19 Whiski Jack

Date Posted: January 29, 2015

A Renovated Whistler Townhome

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Offering wonderful views of Whistler Mountain from the master bedroom and living room, this 2 bedroom townhome has been renovated and refurbished. It is the perfect home for full-time living or for a weekend retreat. The Whiski Jack complex has stairs that provide easy access to the Creekside ski-in/ski-out.

This property was listed for $429,000 and sold for 93% of the asking price!

“Working with Amber has been excellent. Her local knowledge, attention to detail and professional attitude made all the difference! I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone planning to buy in the Whistler region.” – Michael Ross Robinson, Buyer of 19 Whiski Jack.

As of now, there is only 1 active listing in Whiski Jack. There have been 5 sales since January 2014. The market has improved. If you are curious about your home’s value in today’s market, want more information about this sale or similar listings, or would like an update on market conditions, contact me today!

 


 


This Week in Whistler Real Estate: January 19 – 25

Date Posted: January 26, 2015

The last week has been an active one with 17 new listings and 6 completed sales in Whistler and Pemberton.

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New Real Estate Listings – Whistler

In the last 7 days there have been 16 new listings in Whistler:

  • 3 Fitzsimmons Walk – Positioned to take advantage of amazing mountain views, this 4 bedroom townhome sits in an exclusive and central neighbourhood in White Gold.
  • Cypress Place Building Lots – Build your dream home overlooking the fairways of Nicklaus North Golf Course from one of these 3 building lots. These sunny, flat lots are situated perfectly for the ultimate 4-season Whistler home.
  • 1564 Khyber Lane – Situated in the Spring Creek community, this large lot offers an elevated frontage with views towards the Tantalus Range.
  • Wedgewood Building Lots – Wedgewoods is one of Whistler’s newest neighborhoods and these five 1+ acre lot allows for a buildable of up to 4,000 square feet.
  • 1 Snowcap – This small complex of just 9 units is located in Alpine Meadows and rarely comes available. With 3 bedrooms and a great location, this townhouse would be the perfect retreat or first-time home.
  • 1, 2, & 3 – 2125 Lake Placid Road – These 3 triplex properties are located walking distance to Whistler Creekside and offer easy access to the Valley Trail and southwest exposure. This is a very unique offering with re-development potential.
  • 318 Marquis – Located just steps from the Blackcomb ski-in/ski-out trail, this 1 bedroom suite allows for unlimited owner use and nightly or long-term rentals.
  • 12 Holzern Haus – This 2.5 bedroom townhouse in Alpine Meadows is a rare Whistler find. You can walk to the high school, Meadow Park, and Valley Trail from this central Alpine location.

 

New Real Estate Listings – Pemberton

In the last 7 days there has been 1 new listings in Pemberton:

  • 41 Mountain Trails – This 2 bedroom condo would make an excellent starter home or investment opportunity. It is located within walking distance to all of Pemberton’s amenities and offers a private, south facing deck.

 

Real Estate Sales – Whistler & Pemberton

The last 7 days have seen 2 sales complete in Whistler and Pemberton.

  • 9209 Pemberton Meadows Road – A 50+ acre parcel of land in Pemberton Meadows. Listed for $599,000 and sold for 75% of the asking price.
  • 309 Elements – A 1.5 bedroom condo located in downtown Pemberton. Listed for $159,900 and sold for 97% of the asking price.

 


2014 Year In Review

Date Posted: January 23, 2015

Real Estate Market Report – Whistler & Pemberton

Now that we are past the half way point of January 2015, it is time to take a brief look back. There is no doubt that there were some significant highlights in 2014 – locally, professionally and personally. It seems that every year there are great new and returning events and activities to keep us all busy. From the return of the Pemberton Music Festival to the always fantastic Whistler Film Festival and everything in between, it really was a year to remember.

In terms of real estate, the news is all good! Lets first look at Whistler and then we will turn our attention to Pemberton.

Whistler

In 2014, the real estate market in Whistler experienced its highest levels of activity since 2009. In fact, there was so much activity that we witness significant drops in both the number of properties that are available for sale and the time it takes for listings to sell in most, but not all, market segments.

When compared to 2013, there was a 15% increase in total number of real estate sales reported by the Whistler Listing System. With a total value of $535 Million, we have hit a record high since 2007.

Overall, the Whistler real estate market continued to be dominated by the townhouse and condominium sectors which accounted for about 70% of the transactions that occurred in 2014 and both experienced dramatic increases in activity when compared to 2013.

Here is a breakdown of some stats by market segment:

Condominiums – The average sale price for condominiums experienced a 20% increase over 2013 and finished the year at $390,165.

Townhouses – In 2014, the average sale price for a townhome was $697,073. This is a 20% increase over 2013.

Chalets – Due to the lack of available inventory in lower price ranges, the average sales price for chalets rose almost 12% in 2014 and came in at $1,612,412. Although the number of sales in this market segment remains fairly stead from year to year, the average sales price a the end of 2014 reached the highest level since 2008.

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Overall, purchasers of real estate in Whistler continue to focus on finding properties that meet both their lifestyle and budget requirements and the majority of sales (over 78%) occur at a price point below $1,000,000.

Moving forward in 2015, I expect that we will see continuing interest in the Whistler real estate market. However, we will probably experience a slowing in the number of sales due to the lack of available inventory. This may also result in an increase in prices in some market segments where demand is high.

If you have considered selling this may just be the right time.

Pemberton

In 2014, the Pemberton real estate market experienced a strong resurgence with lots of interest in Village properties, acreages, and rural opportunities. As a result, the market experienced the highest number of sales we have seen since 2008. In turn, this means that the market is currently seeing a significant reduction in the number of properties available for sale and, if properties are priced correctly, a reduction in the amount of time it takes to sell.

When compared to 2013, the total number of transactions in Pemberton for 2014 increased by 50% and reached the highest number of sales since 2008. Although a lot of this can be attributed to the new development in the Village, all segments of the market still demonstrate strong improvements in activity when we remove the new development from the equation.

Average values in Pemberton also experienced an increase of 3.5% when compared to 2013.

Here is a breakdown of some stats by market segment:

Condominiums – This market segment remained largely unchanged in 2014. The average sale price ended the year at $187,814.

Townhomes – With an increase of 13% over 2013, the average sales price for a townhome in 2014 was $312,080.

Detached Homes – Averaging out at $504,000, detached homes actually experienced a drop in average sales price by about 4% when compared to 2013.

There are currently no plans for new developments, buyers of Pemberotn real estate will need to focus their attention on existing property. With lower inventory levels currently available on the market, this should force some upward movement in prices in 2015.

 My Year in 2014

In 2014 I am so happy to have completed a total of 46 ends. I helped 24 different buyers and 22 sellers with their real estate transactions. Here is a summary of my successes so far this year:

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If you have been thinking of buying or selling in Whistler or Pemberton, it is important to make sure that you have the most up-to-date information about your particular area of interest. Please don’t hesitate to contact me.

All statistics based on reported sales in the Whistler Listing System – January 2015


 


This Week in Whistler Real Estate

Date Posted: January 19, 2015

The last week (January 12 – January 18) has been an active one with 14 new listings and 6 completed sales in Whistler and Pemberton.

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New Real Estate Listings – Whistler

In the last 7 days there have been 12 new listings in Whistler:

  • 6247 Eagle Drive – This beautiful 4.5 bedroom home is walking distance to Whistler Village and offers views of Whistler and Sproatt Mountains. It is situated on a large, sunny lot.
  • 25 The Heights – Ski-in/ski-out from this newly renovated duplex in Nordic. Located at the top of Taluswood, it offers 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a 2-car garage as well as a private hot tub and 2 private sundecks.
  • 226 The Aspens – Sitting on the slopes of Blackcomb, this 2 bedroom ski-in/ski-out condo allows for unlimited owner use and/or nightly rentals.
  • 7/7A Glaciers Reach – Located just across the street from the Village Marketplace, this 2 bedroom ground floor townhome is a lock-off unit that allows for unlimited owner use and/or nightly rentals.
  • 111 Evolution – This is an amazing opportunity to purchase all 4 shares of this quarter ownership condo in Creekside. Located poolside, this 2 bedroom suite offers a full kitchen, an open living area, and easy access to the Creekside Gondola.
  • 223 The Aspens – This 1 bedroom, ski-in/ski-out condo on Blackcomb is fully furnished and ready for you to move in and enjoy.
  • 407 The Marquise – Completely refurbished, this 1 bedroom condo offers beautiful views towards Rainbow Glacier and across the road from the ski-out trail to Blackcomb.
  • 5 Gondola Village – Located in Creekside, this is a renovated penthouse with 1.5 bedrooms, a large private deck, and mountain views. Flexible zoning allows for full-time living or nightly rentals.
  • 910 The Westin Resort & Spa – Sitting on the 9th floor, this studio suite offers vaulted ceilings, views over the courtyard, and a fully equipped kitchen overlooking the gondola.
  • 1222 Delta Whistler Village Suites – This studio suite is located right in the heart of Whistler Village. The Delta offers fully renovated rooms and the perfect central location.
  • 211B Evolution – Evolution is a quartershare ownership property in Whistler Creekside. This spacious 2 bedroom suite offers 1,008 square feet of living space.
  • 327 Cascade Lodge – This large studio suite is an end unit with lots of windows. It is just across the street from the Village Stroll.

 

New Real Estate Listings – Pemberton

In the last 7 days there have been 2 new listings in Pemberton:

  • 1468 Laburnum Street – Ideally located on a quiet cul-de-sac, this 3 bedroom family home is within walking distance to all of Pemberton’s amenities.
  • DL 4806 Portage Road – This 37 acre property is located minutes away from 4 beautiful lakes and the Birkenhead Provincial Park.

 

Real Estate Sales – Whistler & Pemberton

The last 7 days have seen 6 sales complete in Whistler and Pemberton.

  • 2265 Brandywine Way – A 4 bedroom home with magnificent mountain views in Bayshores. Listed for $1,599,500 and sold for 99% of the asking price.
  • 4 Falcon’s Nest – A 3.5 bedroom luxury, end-unit townhome in Blueberry Hill. Listed for $1,549,000 and sold for 98% of the asking price.
  • 6302 Lorimer Road – A renovated 4 bedroom family home in Whistler Cay. Listed for $1,329,000 and sold for 98% of the asking price.
  • 9149 Summer Lane – An 8,200 square foot building lot just steps from Green Lake. Listed for $539,000 and sold for 98% of the asking price.
  • 11 – 2030 Squaw Valley Crescent – An original Whistler character townhome in Creekside with 3.5 bedrooms. Listed for $499,900 and sold for 90% of the asking price.
  • 335D Legends – A 3 bedroom quartershare suite located right at the Creekside Gondola. Listed for $149,000 and sold for 91% of the asking price.

 


SOLD! 4 Eaglecrest

Date Posted: January 17, 2015

A Gorgeous Upgraded Whistler Townhome

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This gorgeous, upgraded townhouse features a spacious open living area and a covered deck for outdoor living all year-round. In addition to 2 large bedrooms, this home also features a small den that could be used as an office or extra guest/living space. A finished crawl space rounds out the package with plenty of extra storage. Located in Bayshores, Eaglecrest is a newer complex with a park, tennis courts, bus stop, and Valley Trail nearby.

This property was listed for $369,000 and sold for 93% of the asking price!

“We were very lucky to have chosen Amber as our real estate agent. She always went above and beyond in every interaction we had with her. Amber was always giving 110 percent.” – Chris & Sarah Wark, Seller of 4 Eaglecrest.

If you are curious about your home’s value in today’s market, want more information about this sale or similar listings, or would like an update on market conditions, contact me today!

 


 


Living Fireside in Whistler

Date Posted: January 14, 2015

Eight Homes for Sale in Whistler & the Fireplaces that Set them Apart

Winter has set in and Whistler has become a beautiful winter wonderland but baby, it’s cold out there! The best way to relax in Whistler on a cold winter evening after a day outside in the snow is in front of a toasty warm fireplace. These sample listings have some of the most beautiful fireplaces available in Whistler today.

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1.  3807 Sunridge Place – A Thoughtfully Designed Whistler Home

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Take a moment to sit back and relax in front of one of the many fireplaces in this home. The grand floor-to-ceiling, wood-burning fireplace in the living room sets the perfect stage for entertaining while the window-framed, gas fireplace in the family room is perfect for enjoying amazing mountain views and a great book. In the evening, the master bedroom will be cozy and warm thanks to the cozy fireplace. More >>

 

2.  8745 Idylwood Place – A Custom Built Chalet in Alpine Meadows

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This stunning floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, framed by peaceful forested views is the perfect compliment to a large, open-concept living area. Light a fire and host a family game night or a gourmet dinner party as the winter snow falls. More >>

 

3.  8373 Rainbow Drive – A Completely Updated Executive Home

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Sitting in a quiet, sunny location, this river rock fireplace with large wood beam mantel makes this living area a comfortable and cozy room. More >>

 

4.  4 – 6125 Eagle Drive – A Conveniently Located Whistler Townhouse

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This stone fireplace offers the perfect focal point for this living room, dining room combination. With an extra long ledge, you can dress this fireplace up or let it stand on its own. More >>

 

5.  3 – 8032 Timber Lane – A Fully Renovated Alpine Meadows Townhome

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This fully renovated townhome offers a gorgeous fireplace for those looking for a sleek modern look. Step away from the traditional idea of Whistler decor with sleek lines and cool ambiance of this gas fireplace. More >>

 

6.  2 – 2728 Cheakamus Way – A Whistler Local’s Favorite

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Light a fire in this traditional-style, air-tight wood stove and fill up your kettle to enjoy a warm cocoa with water boiled on the heat from your fireplace. This is the ultimate experience for a truly cozy winter day by the fire. More >>

 

7. 2832 Clifftop Lane – A Fantastic View Property in Bayshores

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For a true Whistler experience, take it outside. Sit back and enjoy panoramic mountain views while you roast marshmallows over the fire and gaze up to the night sky. More >>

 

8.  2202 Brandywine Way – A Private Home Overlooking a Waterfall

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If a traditional fire pit is more up your alley, this flat and grassy backyard is the perfect setting to sit around the fire and share stories in summer and winter. More >>

 

BONUS: 7370 Harrow Road – A beautiful Pemberton Acreage

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Imagine waking and sipping your morning coffee in this gorgeous country-style kitchen/dining area complete with fireplace, while you gaze out our window to the rolling fields and mountain vistas of the Pemberton Valley – Paradise! More >>

 

No matter what your style – from grand fireplaces that stretch from floor to ceiling, to traditional wood stoves, to modern gas inserts – there is a home in Whistler with the perfect fireplace for your personal taste.

 


 


This Week in Whistler Real Estate

Date Posted: January 12, 2015

The last week (January 5 – January 11) has been an active one with 8 new listings and 7 completed sales in Whistler and Pemberton.

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New Listings – Whistler

In the last 7 days there have been 6 new listings in Whistler:

  • 14 The Ridge – This ski-in/ski-out chalet sits high above Whistler Creekside and offers 6 bedrooms and beautiful accents throughout including exposed log beams, a wood-burning fireplace, and a gourmet kitchen.
  • 4642 Montebello Place – Located within walking distance to Whistler Village, this 3 bedroom townhome is is situated perfectly for weekend getaways or full time living.
  • 132 The Aspens – A 2 bedroom townhome in the Benchlands that offers true ski-in/ski/out access to Blackcomb Mountain.
  • 113 Glaciers Reach – An upper level, 2 bedroom townhouse in Whistler Village and walking distance to Lost Lake.
  • 355 The Westin Resort & Spa – This is a 1 bedroom corner unit overlooking the Village. The Westin is one of the finest hotels in Whistler and is located just steps from the Village gondola base.
  • 1262 Delta Whistler Village Suites – This 1 bedroom condo has just been fully renovated and is located right in the heart of Whistler Village.

 

New Listings – Pemberton

In the last 7 days there has been 1 new listings in Pemberton:

  • 1480 Lupin Street – A beautiful family home in The Glen with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a large backyard, and views of Mt. Currie.

 

Sales – Whistler & Pemberton

There has been plenty of sales activity in Whistler and Pemberton during the first weeks of 2015. Here is a list of the properties that completed in the last 7 days.

  • 8115 Muirfield Crescent – A 5 bedroom home located on the 14th fairway of the Nicklaus North Golf Course. Listed for $2,160,000 and sold for 91% of the asking price.
  • 2825 Clifftop Lane – A traditional log home with views of Whistler Mountain and 3.5 bedrooms. Listed for $1,379,000 and sold for 95% of the asking price.
  • 8 Alpine Greens – A beautifully upgraded 3 bedroom townhome on the 1st hole of the Chateau Whistler Golf Course. Listed for $1,19,000 and sold for 98% of the asking price.
  • 52 Snowridge – A 2.5 bedroom townhouse in a family-friendly, ski-in/ski-out complex. Listed for $759,000 and sold for 96% of the asking price.
  • 205 Tyndall Stone Lodge – A bright 2 bedroom condo located on the Village Stroll. Listed for $439,000 and sold for 96% of the asking price.
  • 325 Marketplace Lodge – This 1 bedroom penthouse condo overlooks Celebration Plaza to views of Blackcomb Mountain. Listed for $275,000 and sold for 96% of the asking price.
  • 211 Holiday Inn – A studio suite  that sleeps 4 located in the centre of the Village. Listed for $50,000 and sold for 70% of the asking price.

 


Pemberton Winterfest Returns

Date Posted: January 8, 2015

Pemberton Winterfest Community Event

Celebrate the spirit of winter and community in Pemberton, BC

This year Pemberton Winterfest returns to One Mile Lake from January 16 – 18. This 3-day annual event is a true celebration of what makes Pemberton so special – a spectacular setting and a vibrant community. This is a chance to kick up your heels and embrace winter in a family-friendly festival with events and entertainment not to miss. Some of this year’s events include pick-up hockey, ice skating, ice fishing, curling, snow painting, and more. In addition, there will be a daily bon fire, music, and food concession, including ‘You Roast’ Hot Dogs & S’Mores.

The Polar Bear Swim

Are you ready to take the plunge? Slip into your best bathing suite or costume and be ready for a dip in the icy waters of One Mile Like at 12 Noon on Sunday January 18th. Be there or be….warm? Don’t worry, there will be hot chocolate for all those who brave the waters – don’t forget a nice warm towel and dry clothes.

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Outdoor Movies

There will be a free screening of an outdoor movie every day of the festival at 6:00 PM. For extra enjoyment, pack a thermos of hot chocolate and throw some popcorn in a bag to enjoy throughout the show. On Friday the movie will be followed by fireworks at 8:00 PM and on Saturday it will be followed by the lighting of the Pemberton Wish Lanterns at 700 PM.

Pemberton Winterfest Community Event

Getting There

Free shuttles will run  every 15 minutes on January 16 & 17 between 4:00 PM and 8:30 PM. The pick-up location for the shuttle is at the Pemberton Valley Lodge and the Pemberton Community Centre.

Parking will be available at the Old Highway Yard behind the Visitor Centre and at the Pemberton Community Centre. The parking lots at One Mile Lake will be closed.

For a full schedule of events please visit the Pemberton Winterfest website.

UPDATE

Please note that the dates for this event have changed. Pemberton Winterfest will now run from January 23 to January 24.