JUST LISTED – 12 Pioneer Junction – NOW SOLD

Date Posted: April 27, 2018

A 2 Bedroom Condo in Pemberton

$469,000

2 Bedroom   |   1 Bathroom   |   784 Sq.Ft.   |    Condo

Pioneer Junction is a popular complex just a short stroll from One Mile Lake, trails, schools, and town. With geothermal temperature control, this updated top floor, corner condo is move-in ready. From the bright and airy living spaces to the spacious bedrooms to the mountain views, you will feel right at home here. Call today for your personal tour.

See the photos & find out more here.

Listed: April 2018


Pemberton Market Update: April 2018

Date Posted: April 19, 2018

2018 Quarter 1 Review

Through the first quarter of 2018, Pemberton continues to attract increasing attention, especially as prices continue to rise throughout the southern end of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Many ex-Whistlerites, young families, retierees, and outdoor enthusiasts continue to discover and turn to Pemberton to fulfill their real estate goals. As a result, the Pemberton real estate market has experienced a strong start to the year.

 

The Pemberton market saw an increase in the number of transactions throughout the first 3 months of the year compared to the same period in 2017. This was paired with a 6.1% increase in overall average transaction value which now sits at $517,244. There is strong demand for all property types, but the single-family home segment has been particular active so far this year.

Breaking the numbers down a little more:

  • Single-Family Homes: Average value now sits at $816,900
  • Towhomes: Average value now sits at $609,375
  • Condos: Average value now sits at $385,429

What We Expect Moving Forward

The great news for Pemberton is that it is currently in the midst of an economic boom. There has been lots of investment throughout the residential and commercial sectors – partially evidenced by the hub of activity in the Pemberton Industrial Park and the several new residential developments underway.

All that said, we continue to feel the impact of low supply levels and high buyer interest. As a result, well-priced properties are generally selling very quickly and we don’t expect this to change too much in the short-term.

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, April 2018


2017 Whistler Real Estate Company Awards

Date Posted: February 6, 2018

I am so honoured and thankful to have received several performance awards for 2017. I would like to take this time to extend my most heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has helped me achieve such great success.

2017 was a busy year for me professionally and for my family personally, and it is due to the support of my clients, family, friends and co-workers that I have been honoured with these awards.

The Whistler Real Estate Company Peak Performers Award

Every January, The Whistler Real Estate Company acknowledges the achievements and performance of its top agents. The company grants 4 award levels (Diamond, Platinum, Gold, and Silver) that are determined based on an agent’s total dollar volume of sales and/or the total number of sales for the previous year. For 2017, I was granted a Platinum level award – the second highest available.

My previous awards include: Silver (2011), Gold (2013), Platinum (2014 & 2016)

The MLS Medallion Club Awards

Every year, the Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board recognizes the top 10% of its member agents based on their combined number of listings, sales, and dollar volume. For the 4th year in a row, I am so proud to be a Medallion Club Award winner.

 

Thank you so much to everyone for your ongoing support and encouragement. I look forward to assisting you with all of your real estate needs in 2018 and beyond!

Amber


Pemberton Market Update: January 2018

Date Posted: January 20, 2018

2017 Year In Review

Throughout 2017, Pemberton continued to attract first-time home buyers, recreational enthusiasts, investors, and those looking for price points no longer available in Whistler. Increased awareness, good values compared to other Sea to Sky markets, affordability, and a relaxed lifestyle continue to be the main attractants for purchasers in Pemberton.

As a result of increasing demand combined with low numbers of available listings resulted in an overall 8% increase in average transaction value and significant price appreciation in almost all market segments.

In Pemberton, the more affordable properties (condos and towhomes) continues to draw the highest levels of interest as these properties appeal to young families and first-time buyers, and are rarely available in Whistler and Squamish right now.

Breaking down the numbers by market segment:

  • Single-Family Homes: Average price increased by 27.5% to $816,907.
  • Townhouses: Average price increased by 21% to $478,987
  • Condos: Average price increased by 32% to $334,911

It is important to note that for the first time, 2017 saw a number of individual transactions exceeding $1 Million for a single-family home. Acreage properties, continue to be of interest to to high net worth individuals, a new generation of agricultural enthusiasts, and families capitalizing on the real estate markets in Vancouver and Whistler although the number of sales remains too small to draw reliable statistical information.

New Developments

With new subdivisions at Sunstone selling our, and most of the remaining lots at the Benchlands now sold, the new residential developments in Pemberton attracted strong buyer interest throughout 2017. Given the strong sales activity for these single-family building lots, we can expect 2018 to be a busy year for builders in Pemberton.

2017 also brought increased commercial investment to the community. The Pemberton Industrial Park is now a hive of activity and construction and there are several new rental buildings getting ready for occupants.

In 2018, we expect to see a number of announcements for new projects as Sunstone and the start of construction at Crestline.

2018: What We Expect

As is the case in Whistler and Squamish, the number of properties available for purchase is at historically low levels while buyer interest remains high. Therefore, we expect that 2018 will continue to support upward pressure of prices.

New mortgage / financing rules, interest rate changes, and the outcome of future housing development in Whistler may all impact the market, but, until these issues have become more defined, the future looks bright for Pemberton.

The Pemberton real estate market truly is a micro market so individual sales and valuations may vary widely from the ‘norm’ so it is important to evaluate each property  individually. If you are interested in selling and wondering what your property might be worth, or if you are looking to buy and wondering how the market will impact you, contact me and I would be happy to discuss the current market situation with you.


SOLD! 1368 Greenwood Street

Date Posted: November 21, 2017

A Family Home with Stunning Pemberton Views

Sitting in a quiet and private setting at the top of Greenwood Street, this family home captures dramatic Mount Currie views and plenty of sun. The bright, open living area with slate flooring throughout provides clear sight lines – whether you are entertaining friends or watching the kids play as you prepare dinner, you won’t miss a thing. Wood accents and a cozy fireplace provide a warm ambiance in the winter while the large walk-out deck will be a favourite place to spend warm summer days. With 4 bedrooms, 2 with ensuites and walk-in closets, there is room for everyone and enough left over for an office, den, or media room. Additional features include maintenance free landscaping, newer carpeting, and a single car garage. An additional 2 bedroom suite on its own meter provides an excellent mortgage helper.

Listed for $899,000 and sold for 97% of the asking price.

“We were fortunate to work with Amber on both the purchase of our property in 2008 and the sale of our home this fall. We would highly recommend Amber – she is prompt, efficient, friendly and fair. Amber knows Whistler and Pemberton like the back of her hand and is very involved in the activities and the communities of both. I only wish we could take her with us to the island !!” – Tracy Poole, Seller of 1368 Greenwood Street

With high demand, low inventory, and rising prices, the Pemberton real estate market is facing conditions that make it an excellent time to sell.

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! 204 Portage Station

Date Posted: November 15, 2017

An Ideal Pemberton Location

With an ideal location within walking distance to schools, amenities, One Mile Lake, and the community center this freshly painted condo is perfect for full-time living or as an investment property. The main floor offers a spacious open floor plan with new flooring, a sunny balcony off the living room, and a kitchen with stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar. Upstairs you will find 2 large bedrooms with all new carpeting. Other features include views of Mount Currie, in-suite laundry, and secure underground parking.

Listed for $329,000 and sold for 98% of the asking price.

“When looking to buy and, in the end, sell my first property, I wanted someone to help guide me through the process, make me aware of all the steps, potential pit falls and provide me with sound honest advise in all aspects to do with buying and selling. I couldn’t be happier having had Amber to do this for me and will be seeking her help in the future.” – Ross Dunlop, Seller of 204 Portage Station

With high demand, low inventory, and rising prices, the Pemberton real estate market is facing conditions that make it an excellent time to sell.

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


The Benchlands Pemberton

Date Posted: September 7, 2017

Overlooking the Pemberton Valley and set among the evergreens, The Benchlands Pemberton is a residential development comprised of single-family home building lots with stunning views of Mount Currie. The lots benefit from a semi-private natural environment, while at the same time enjoying a location within close proximity to the downtown amenities.

Phase II of this development is now available. The lots are serviced and ready for building! If you are interested in finding out more, contact me today. All offers are being reviewed on September 14th.


Whistler & Pemberton Real Estate Market: August 2017

Date Posted: September 1, 2017

Summer has flown by! With a ton of events happening and amazing weather throughout July and August, the summer has been very busy. To wrap it all up, the long weekend could not have been better and both Pemberton and Whistler were abuzz with people out enjoying their last weekend before the kids went back to school.

Just like the corridor as a whole, the real estate markets in Whistler and Pemberton have been busy. The overall number of reported sales through August has remained steady and matched what we saw and July. However, the pace of sales continues to be slower than we saw at this time last year. The primary reason for this is the low number of properties available to sell. That said, as a result of low inventory levels we are continuing to see increasing sales values in many segments of the market. So, the drop in activity levels has been offset by appreciation in terms of the total value of the property changing hands.

Year-to-date for 2017, a total of 731 properties have changed hands (compared to 905 at the same time last year) in Whistler and Pemberton. In August alone, there were 81 transactions. Three were 78 in July and 108 in August 2016.

Whistler

The average value of a transaction in Whistler is currently sitting at $1,147,814 compared to $884,424 at the same time last year. The median value has increased from $594,000 to $738,000 as a result of a greater number of sales happening in the higher-end of the market.

Pemberton

In Pemberton, the average value of a transaction is currently sitting at $511,866 compared to $453,471 at the same time last year. The median value has increased from $362,500 to $435,000.

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


Introducing The Whistler Real Estate Company

Date Posted: August 31, 2017

The Whistler Real Estate Company Ltd. has been serving the real estate needs of Whistler and Pemberton since 1978.

Whistler is a special place, and that is why we are all here. We live and work in the community. We are volunteers. We are outdoor enthusiasts. We are community sponsors. We are business people. We are a proud independent brokerage that is locally owned and operated. We know Whistler inside, and out.


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