Here is The Whistler Real Estate Company’s most recent publication. This mini-guide provides an overview of some of the properties available for sale in Whistler and Pemberton.
Imagine waking up and looking out your window to lush green fields and picturesque mountain views. There is no place like the Pemberton Valley if you are looking for your own piece of paradise framed by rolling hills, towering mountains, rushing rivers, and pristine nature.
To view current Pemberton listings, click here.
Follow a leafy country lane to this idyllic 10 acre horse farm.
Every room in this home offers stunning mountain views.
And outside, what could be better than lush green grass and Mount Currie on a warm blue-sky summer day? More >>
Enjoy your morning coffee as you look out over the water or gaze up to imposing views of Mount Currie and the surrounding mountains. This property combines the best of everything. More >>
Nestled amidst towering cedars, this property offers views of rolling hills and distant mountain ranges, river frontage, and waterfalls. More >>
Sitting on 55 acres of stunning Pemberton farmland, this home looks out to green fields stretching to the tree line where mountain meets earth. More >>
Sit by your pool in this sun-drenched Pemberton location and look up to the peaks of Mount Currie or across the perfectly manicured lawns complete with putting green. More >>
This 8,100 square foot lot has east to west panoramic views stretching from Mount Currie to Black Tusk. Featuring all day sun exposure like no other neighbourhood in Whistler, Baxter Creek offers a Residents’ Club with a private owner’s pool, a hot tub, and a fire pit – you can swim, relax, and barbeque with your neighbours.
This property was listed for $849,000 and sold for 99% of the asking price.
“This is the second time we have closed a Whistler transaction with Amber as our Realtor and we couldn’t be more pleased with the service she provides – above and beyond professionalism, responsiveness and attention to detail!.” – Debbie Lloyd, Seller of 8601 Lauren Woolstencroft Way.
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!
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
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 >>
Here is The Whistler Real Estate Company’s most recent publication. This full edition of our winter 2015 magazine provides an overview of some of the properties available for sale in Whistler and Pemberton. As well as neighbourhood information, recent sales, a market report, and more!
If you have any questions about this publication, or a specific property you see that interestes you, don’t hesitate to contact me.
October was a very busy month for real estate in Whistler. There were a total of 101 reported transactions in Whistler and Pemberton. This is on par with what we saw in September 2014 but is an increase of about 48% over October 2013. The overall number of sales in Whistler is up 18.5% when compared to 2013.
October saw only 63 new listings in Whistler and 82 sales – this continues a three month trend where the number of sales has outpaced the number of new listings coming to market in Whistler. There are now less than 400 listings of traditional real estate available in the Whistler market.
In Pemberton there were 19 sales in October and only 10 new listings. So, the number of sales is outpacing the number of new listings in that community as well and the number of transactions so far in 2014 has increased by 64% when compared to 2013.
It the present time, 39% of all current listings available in Whistler are priced above $1,000,000. However, only 22% of our transactions in 2014 have been over the $1 Million price point. The majority of the action is happening on properties priced below $1,000,000.
As I look into my crystal ball and try to see what the future holds, here is what we expect to happen:
In this changing market, it is more important than ever to get the advice of a local expert who has direct experience in the local markets and knows them inside and out. The market is changing – if you have been thinking of selling, this may be the right time.
If you have any questions or would like more information on the local real estate markets, please contact me! I am committed to helping you make the best real estate decisions.
The rain has come to the Village and this means that snow is falling in the Alpine. I have started to think about pulling out my winter jacket, I have found my winter sweaters and mittens. My winter boots are by the door ready to go. Old man winter is nipping at our heels and the countdown is on to opening day.
What does all this mean? It is time to prepare your home for the winter months ahead before we get to deep in snow.
If you have yet to get started on your fall check-list, here are my top 10 tips for getting your home ready for winter:
The most important step in getting ready for winter is to make sure that you are ready for the ski/board season ahead. Here are 5 things you should be doing:
Spring has sprung in Whistler and as the snow and ice melt away, it is time to turn your attention to your home and get ready for spring. For your convenience, I have compiled a list of small tasks that have big impact to give your home a mini-facelift for spring.
If you want to make your home look like it is worth every penny, putting your home’s best foot forward is a must. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
Take some inspiration from the seller of my listing at #3 Landings. Ashlie really knows how to go the extra mile and made some fresh baked cookies for a showing this afternoon!
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