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!
The last week has been an active one with 17 new listings and 6 completed sales in Whistler and Pemberton.
In the last 7 days there have been 16 new listings in Whistler:
In the last 7 days there has been 1 new listings in Pemberton:
The last 7 days have seen 2 sales complete in Whistler and 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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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
The last week (January 12 – January 18) has been an active one with 14 new listings and 6 completed sales in Whistler and Pemberton.
In the last 7 days there have been 12 new listings in Whistler:
In the last 7 days there have been 2 new listings in Pemberton:
The last 7 days have seen 6 sales complete in Whistler and Pemberton.
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!
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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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The last week (January 5 – January 11) has been an active one with 8 new listings and 7 completed sales in Whistler and Pemberton.
In the last 7 days there have been 6 new listings in Whistler:
In the last 7 days there has been 1 new listings in 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please note that the dates for this event have changed. Pemberton Winterfest will now run from January 23 to January 24.