SOLD! 22 Pioneer Junction Townhomes

Date Posted: August 4, 2018

A desirable Pemberton location

 

Wonderful 2 bedroom townhome in one of Pemberton’s most-desired neighborhoods! This bright home has many tasteful updates that include 2 new bathrooms, bamboo flooring, wood blinds, stair railings, and bonus 3rd sleeping area that could be used as an office space. The open living area flows outside to a covered outdoor deck with grassed area below. The master bedroom is quite spacious and features a new ensuite bathroom and an over-sized walk in closet. The guest bedroom is very comfortable and features beautiful views of Mt. Currie! Geothermal central heating and air-conditioning, a “super single” garage and crawlspace area, and amenities that include a playground, gym, and community garden complete the package. Definitely worth a closer look! 

“Amber is a very reliable, understanding and professional realtor. She met all our needs with finding a home for us and our new baby. Amber took the time and broke every home down we looked at with pros and cons to ensure this home was the winner! Our family couldn’t be happier with the neighbourhood, lay out of the home and quality of service delivered from Amber. I recommend her quality of work to anyone who asks who is the best in the business. “ Buyer of 22 Pioneer Junction.

The real estate market in Pemberton is busy. Well-priced properties are generally selling very quickly and prices continue to feel upward pressure. 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!

August 2018


SOLD! 12 Pioneer Junction

Date Posted: August 4, 2018

A convenient Pemberton condo

 

Whether you are looking for views, a convenient location, or a move-in ready home, this beautiful, top floor, corner condo checks all the boxes. This condo has been beautifully updated and offers a bright and airy living area that flows from the kitchen through to the living room with clear sight-lines and mountain views from every window. Two spacious bedrooms and a renovated bathroom offer space for family or guests. Geothermal temperature control will keep you comfortable and your costs low, no matter the weather. Updates include new heated flooring in the kitchen and bathroom, new appliances, restained hardwood flooring, and updated fixtures, just to name a few. Pioneer Junction is a popular Pemberton complex with an on-site playground and amenities building with a gym and full kitchen. It is just a short stroll from your front door to One Mile Like, the community garden, hiking/biking trails, schools, and town. 

Listed for $469,000 and sold for $463,000 (99% of the asking price).

“Amber is a very reliable, understanding and professional realtor. She met all our needs with finding a home for us and our new baby. Amber took the time and broke every home down we looked at with pros and cons to ensure this home was the winner! Our family couldn’t be happier with the neighbourhood, lay out of the home and quality of service delivered from Amber. I recommend her quality of work to anyone who asks who is the best in the business. “ Seller of 12 Pioneer Junction.

The real estate market in Pemberton is busy. Well-priced properties are generally selling very quickly and prices continue to feel upward pressure. 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!

August 2018


Pemberton Market Update: July 2018

Date Posted: July 17, 2018

2018 Quarter 2 Review

Plenty of buyer interest, low listing inventory, and rising prices continued to define the Pemberton real estate market through the first half of 2018.

Overall transaction values in Pemberton have risen by about 14% since the beginning of the year. Meanwhile, a lack of opportunities (rather than a lowering of buyer interest) has resulted in a reduction in the number of transactions so far this year.

Breaking the numbers down a little more:

  • Single-Family Homes: Average sale value sits at $883,000
  • Towhomes: Average sale value sits at $593,000
  • Condos: Average sale value sits at $385,784

A bright point, and something we have not seen a lot of in recent years in Pemberton, is a bustling of construction. Significant investment in Pemberton, both commercially and residentially, has seen several new single-family home developments and townhome/condominium buildings coming to the market – including The Ridge, Sunstone, and Crestline. That has given buyers of Pemberton real estate a lot of new design and living choices. At the same time, a quick drive through the Pemberton Industrial Park will confirm that activity there is abuzz with new commercial and industrial investments, as well as the opening and expansion of several local businesses.

What We Expect Moving Forward

Pemberton is not being seen by many as a viable alternative to both Whistler and Squamish. Despite its current economic boom, we continue to see low supply levels for existing real estate in Pemberton. As a result, well-priced properties are generally selling very quickly and prices continue to feel upward pressure. We do not anticipate that this will be changing any time soon.

 

If you are curious about what your home is worth in today’s market, or if you are wondering how to be successful as a buyer in this market, or even if you are just looking to stay up-to-date on the current market trends, contact me and I will be happy to discuss the current market with you and how you can accomplish your real estate goals.

*All stats deemed to be accurate and taken from the Whistler Listing System, July 2018


Whistler Market Update: July 2018

Date Posted: July 17, 2018

2018 Quarter 2 Review

Warm sunny, summer days have arrived in Whistler! Is there a more beautiful time of year in our resort?

As we move into the second half of 2018, it is time to take a moment to reflect on how the Whistler real estate market has been performing so far in 2018. The good news is that buyer interest is still strong and the market has therefore maintained a fairly steady pace.

With a 23% decrease in the overall number of transactions compared to the same period last year, it is true that the rapid pace of sales we were experiencing has moderated from the peaks we saw in 2016 and early 2017. However, our current levels are consistent with those of the second half of 2017 as well as our long-run historical levels. So, rather than being an outright slowing of the market, the decrease in transactions is more a return to normal.

Average sales prices are another story entirely. As we continue to face low inventory levels and high buyer interest in local real estate, sales prices have continued to feel upward pressure across all market segments, albeit at a slower rate than we were seeing a few months ago. As of the end of the second quarter, the overall average sale price in Whistler was $1,211,482 (up by about 5% since the beginning of the year).

Single-family homes have accounted for over 33% of the value exchanged so far this year, yet they only account for 13% of the total transactions. This is because they are the highest priced market segment, while townhomes and condominiums are the bread and butter of the local market, accounting for almost 70% of all the activity.

Breaking the numbers down a little more:

  • Single-Family Homes: Average sale value sits at $3,168,000 (a 16% increase since the beginning of the year)
  • Towhomes: Average sale value sits at $1,449,000 (a 26% increase since the beginning of the year)
  • Condos: Average sale value sits at $623,937 (a 4% increase since the beginning of the year)

What We Expect Moving Forward

The supply of real estate listings in Whistler remains low and this, combined with continuing high demand, is driving price appreciation. We do not expect this to change through the duration of 2018.

That said, many outside factors including government policy changes, interest rates, economic cycles, and exchange rates can have a significant impact on the decision making process for both buyers and sellers in Whistler. That said, the resort marketplace in Whistler is very unique and can often react to these changes differently than you would expect or see in typical urban marketplaces so it is important to stay up-to-date with an experienced, local realtor.

If you are curious about what your home is worth in today’s market, or if you are wondering how to be successful as a buyer in this market, or even if you are just looking to stay up-to-date on the current market trends, contact me and I will be happy to discuss the current market with you and how you can accomplish your real estate goals.

*All stats deemed to be accurate and taken from the Whistler Listing System, July 2018


FEATURED LISTING: 7604 Pemberton Meadows Road

Date Posted: July 16, 2018

A Custom Estate Home in Beautiful Pemberton

 $2,099,000

4.5 Bedroom   |   2.5 Bathroom   |   3,750 Sq.Ft.   |    Chalet

Experience everything that Pemberton has to offer from this custom estate home sitting on almost three quarters of an acre with a view of Mount Currie. Inside, cathedral ceilings and expansive windows open up the living spaces and embrace you with natural light. Distressed alder hardwood flooring underfoot provides the perfect touch of Pemberton charm. Framed on either side by windows showcasing unobstructed views, the stone floor-to-ceiling, wood-burning fireplace is the centrepiece of the open concept living area and Mt. Currie views are a dominating feature of the dining room. Meanwhile, the bright and airy kitchen is a delight with shaker-style cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and a large island with built-in antique maple butcher’s block.

The grand master bedroom has soaring ceilings, a walk-through closet and a luxurious ensuite. Two additional bedrooms, an office, a laundry room, and a half bath complete the ‘one level living’ on the main floor. A large basement provides plenty of additional space that includes another bedroom, a kids play room/golf room, a generous mud room, and an amazing amount of heated/cold storage.

Outside, a spacious patio with outdoor fireplace, BBQ area and hot tub, gives way to perennial/veggie gardens, manicured lawns, and a salt water swimming pool. Backing onto acres of farmland, you will enjoy ultimate privacy with all day sun while still having the amenities of Pemberton nearby. This home, complete with oversize 2-car garage is designed for executive living or a family.

See the photos & find out more here.

Listed: July 2018


SOLD! 852 The Westin Resort & Spa

Date Posted: July 4, 2018

An investment condo at the base of Whistler Mountain

This beautiful Westin Resort & Spa studio suite is situated at the foot of Whistler Mountain, just steps from the gondola! The 8th floor unit has great view of The Village, and both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. The Phase II property proves to be one of the best revenue generators in world famous Whistler Resort and the hotel is in good hands to make this investment as simple as a bank deposit with high returns. 

Listed for $279,000 and sold for $301,000

The real estate market in Whistler is changing and we do expect to see some moderation in the rate of price appreciation as we continue through the year. 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!

July 2018


SOLD! 201G3 Horstman House

Date Posted: June 27, 2018

A quarter ownership condo at the base of Blackcomb

Situated at the base of Blackcomb, Horstman House offers one week of use per month. When you are not using your weeks, they are rented out through the professional, on-site rental management program to help offset the costs of ownership. This fully furnished and equipped condo offers many recent updates. When not out enjoying Whistler, you can take advantage of the many complex amenities including a beautiful outdoor pool, hot tub, BBQ area, gym, games room, and more. Horstman House is a popular Benchlands complex for its convenient location within easy walking distance of all the amenities. The free shuttle passes right by the complex to get you to the slopes and the ski-home trail brings you right back home. The monthly strata fees cover all expenses except a cleaning fee.

Listed for $129,000 and sold for $124,500 – 97% of the asking price

“We have been impressed with Amber’s knowledge and professionalism from the time we bought our condo to when we sold it. She always kept us well apprised of the market and provides excellent use of technology to minimize paperwork. Would highly recommend her service.” – Seller of 201G3 Horstman House

The real estate market in Whistler is changing and we do expect to see some moderation in the rate of price appreciation as we continue through the year. 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!

June 2018


JUST LISTED! 4875 Casabella Crescent

Date Posted: June 19, 2018

A Luxurious Location, Steps from Whistler Village

 

 $2,090,000

3 Bedroom   |   3 Bathroom   |   1,379 Sq.Ft.   |    Townhouse

Montebello, one of Whistler’s most luxurious neighbourhoods, puts the Whistler lifestyle at your doorstep. Lost Lake, the Valley Trail, and all the amenities of the Village are just a short, easy stroll away. With 3 bedrooms and a functional, open concept living space, this beautiful townhome has space for the entire family. A private garage and backyard with brand new hot tub are an added, rare bonus. Whether you are enjoying the sun and mountain views from the master bedroom deck, or entertaining after a day of adventure, you will feel right at home here.

See the photos & find out more here.

Listed: June 2018


SOLD! 332C Legends

Date Posted: June 18, 2018

A 3 Bedroom Condo at the Base of Whistler Mountain

 

This fabulous 3 bedroom quartershare condo sits in a quiet location in The Legends. One of the best ski-in/ski out locations in Whistler, it is just steps to Dusty’s and the Creekside Gondola.

The real estate market in Whistler is changing and we do expect to see some moderation in the rate of price appreciation as we continue through the year. 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!

June 2018


JUST LISTED: 2-2138 Gondola Village – NOW SOLD!

Date Posted: June 14, 2018

A Furnished Whistler Creekside Townhome

 $499,000

1 Bedroom   |   1 Bathroom   |   396 Sq.Ft.   |    Condo

This Whistler Creekside location, just a short walk from the gondolas, shops, and Alpha Lake, is ideal for a full-time home, weekend getaway or rental investment. With vaulted ceilings and plenty of windows, the open concept living space is bright and airy. A wood-burning fireplace will keep you warm and cozy all winter long. Several recent updates round out the package.

See the photos & find out more here.

Listed: June 2018


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