SOLD! 251 Marketplace Lodge

Date Posted: October 31, 2017

A Central Whistler Village Condo

This bright and spacious 1 bedroom plus den condo with a view sits in an excellent Village location nestled between Marketplace and Olympic Plaza. From fine dining, to grocery shopping and everything in between, all the Village amenities are within a short stroll from your door. In the winter, you can hop on the free shuttle at your doorstep to get to the lifts and then come home to enjoy a quiet night in front of the fire. Entertaining is a breeze in the open concept living area. The in-suite storage and laundry makes this an ideal vacation getaway. Fully furnished and turn-key, the Phase I zoning means that you can enjoy unlimited personal use and earn revenues from nightly or long-term rentals. GST applicable.

Listed for $699,000 and sold over asking price (for $705,000) in just 3 days!

The Whistler real estate market is an ideal Seller’s Market. If you have been thinking of selling, this could be the right time.

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


SOLD! 210 Greyhawk

Date Posted: October 23, 2017

A beautifully renovated townhome in Blueberry, Whistler

This spacious condo in Blueberry has been beautifully renovated. From the custom wrought iron railings to the Brazilian cherry engineered hardwood and slate flooring, not a detail has been missed. You will love spending time with family and friends in the bright, open concept living area that is complete with a stone-tiled gas fireplace to keep you warm and cozy no matter the weather. The updated kitchen offers an abundance of storage and is ideal for those who love to cook. With 2 bedrooms plus a den and a loft, there is plenty of room for everyone in this condo which makes it a great weekend getaway or full-time residence. Located just minutes to both the Village and Creekside, Greyhawk offers convenience in a quiet Whistler neighbourhood. There is secure underground parking, an outdoor hot tub, a steam room, and an additional storage locker downstairs.

Listed for $1,089,000 and sold $1,055,000 (97% of the asking price).

“Amber is very approachable and practical, knows the market conditions in Whistler very well and was a great help in the process of selling our property. She managed the process in an easy calm way that was very reassuring and guided us as sellers through the process of getting the deal done. I would be more than happy to recommend Amber to help you with selling your property.” Bianca Matheson, Seller of 210 Greyhawk

The Whistler real estate market is an ideal Seller’s Market. If you have been thinking of selling, this could be the right time.

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


Pemberton Market Update: October 2017

Date Posted: October 18, 2017

Fall is a beautiful time to be in Pemberton, there is just something about the fall colours that add a little something extra to the stunning views.

Much like the real estate market in Whistler, Pemberton (and the surrounding area) continues to face a market constrained by a lack of available supply, despite the high demand. As a result, well priced properties are selling very quickly. This, in turn, has continued to place upward pressure on prices throughout the region and across all market segments.

Where are we now?

The imbalance between supply and demand has resulted in steadily increasing sales prices throughout Pemberton. Here is a closer look at the numbers by market segment:

  • Single-Family Homes: Median transaction value is now $760,000 (an increase of 16.9% since the end of 2016)
  • Townhomes: Median transaction value is now $479,000 (an increase of 17.1% since the end of 2016)
  • Condos: Median transaction value is now $345,000 (an increase of 32% since the end of 2016)

The Pemberton real estate market is a small one, therefore it is important to keep in mind that individual transactions can vary widely from the statistical averages.

What is to come?

Going forward through the remaineder of 207 we expect that market conditions will continue to be strong with continued upward pressure on prices.

With the successful sales of single-family lots at Tiyata, Sunstone Pemberton, the Benchlands, and The Pemberton Ridge, residents in Pemberton should expect to see a wave of construction as purchasers begin to build their dream homes. We can, nevertheless, expect that although many of these homes will be occupied by full-time, local families, some of them will certainly come to the market for resale (either as lots or once homes have been built).

It looks like Pemberton is sure to be a busy place for the foreseeable future. If you have been thinking of buying or selling, contact me any time to find out how the current real estate market will impact you.

*All stats deemed to be accurate and taken from the Whistler Listing System, October 2017


Whistler Market Update: October 2017

Date Posted: October 18, 2017

Well, fall has officially arrived. The leaves are changing colour, the snow line is creeping down the mountain, and we have even had our first dusting of snow in Whistler Village. Despite what you may think, this is a great time to be in Whistler with plenty of events and activities still on offer, without the summer or winter crowds.

With the coming of October we are not over a third of the way through 2017 so it is time to take a step back and look at how the real estate market in Whistler has been performing.

Overall the third quarter continued similar trends to what we saw earlier in the year – a brisk pace of sales, lots of buyer interest, and a limited supply of listings for sale. As a result, we have seen a 13% drop in the total number of sales compared to one year ago and a 16% drop when compared to the previous quarter (April – June 2017). These decreases can primarily be attributed to the low number of properties being offers for sale, rather than to a drop in buyer interest. Despite these drops, it is also important to note that the market continues to move at an above average pace.

Where are we now?

Buyers continues to be interested in purchasing real estate in Whistler. This high demand, coupled with low supply levels, has continued to push prices upwards.

Breaking the numbers down, here is what we are seeing:

  • Single-Family Homes: Median transaction value is now $2.04 Million (an increase of 19% since the end of 2016)
  • Townhomes: Median transaction value is now $899,000 (an increase of 11% since the end of 2016)
  • Condos: Median transaction value is now $487,000 (an increase of 24% since the end of 2016)
  • Single-Family Lots: Median transaction value is now $1,295,000

As overall values rise, many buyers are shifting their focus towards higher priced properties. As a result, the luxury market (comprised of listings over $2 Million) currently makes up 13.5% of the total transactions occurring in Whistler (up from 13% last quarter).

Listings that are priced correctly continue to sell quickly and often with multiple offers. However, it must be noted that individual situations may vary widely from the statistical average due to the ‘micro’ nature of the various market segments in Whistler, as well as a range of other factors including building age, location, zoning, etc.

What is to come?

As with last quarter, the market conditions remain steady and we do not expect there to be any dramatic shifts in the months ahead. As we continue to deal with a low supply, high demand market, transaction numbers will continue to be restricted while prices rise.

The heightened interest in the resort as a result of the Vail purchase, as well as a predictable economic outlook and expectations for a great snow year, will continue to increase Whistler’s profile and, therefore, buyer interest in the resort.

If you have been thinking of buying or selling, contact me any time to find out how the current real estate market will impact you.

*All stats deemed to be accurate and taken from the Whistler Listing System, October 2017


SOLD! 614 Spearhead Drive

Date Posted: October 2, 2017

A renovated condo in the Whistler Benchlands

Spacious renovated 1 bedroom top floor Marquise apartment with largest floor plan. Features include granite kitchen countertops, stainless steel appliances and stone fireplace. The Marquise is a concrete building with great amenities including pool, hot tub, sauna, exercise room and meeting rooms. Ski in/ski out trail across the street to Whistler/ Blackcomb and walking distance to Whistler Village shops and restaurants. Full time owner use permitted with nightly rental option. Call today to arrange a viewing!

Listed for $599,000 and sold $580,000 (97% of the asking price).

The Whistler real estate market is an ideal Seller’s Market. If you have been thinking of selling, this could be the right time.

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