JUST LISTED! 5-2227 Gondola Village

Date Posted: October 30, 2018

A convenient townhome in a popular Whistler complex

 $559,000

1 Bedroom   |   1 Bathroom   |   423 Sq.Ft.   |    Townhouse

Conveniently located within walking distance to the Creekside Gondola and amenities, this rare top-floor townhome is ready for your personal touch. Make it your own and enjoy cozy winter days by the wood-burning fireplace and long summer evenings with family and friends on the large deck. Phase I zoning gives you the flexibility to enjoy unlimited use options.

See the photos & find out more here.

Listed: October 2018


SOLD! 4875 Casabella Crescent

Date Posted: October 3, 2018

A luxurious townhome in a fantastic year-round location

Situated in a fantastic year-round location walking distance to the Village amenities and Lost Lake, this end unit three bedroom, three bathroom townhome with garage offers a luxurious escape just minutes from everything Whistler has to offer. Whether you are gathering with friends and family in the open concept living area with vaulted ceilings, cozy gas fireplace, and grand wood beams, relaxing after a day of adventure in the brand new, private hot tub in your private backyard, or taking in the mountain views and afternoon sun from the master bedroom deck – you can’t beat this location. You will find everything you could need for full-time living, Whistler getaways, or rentals in this fully-furnished, turn-key property in Montebello, one of Whistler’s most sought-after neighbourhoods.

Listed for $2,090,000 and sold for $2,190,000, in 47 days (that is 97% of the list price)!

“I used Amber for the second time this summer to sell my place and once again had a great experience with her.  She’s knowledgeable, professional, and makes the overall experience great whether you are buying or selling your property!” – Seller of 4875 Casabella Crescent

The real estate market in Whistler has remained steady so far through 2018. Buyer interest remains strong while listing inventory continues to be low. As a result, prices are still feeling some upward pressure and despite a slowing in transaction rate, it continues to be a Seller’s Market.

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! 6 Mountain Edge

Date Posted: September 14, 2018

Exclusive 3 bedroom townhouse in secluded Mountain Edge

Coveted and rarely available, this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom townhome in Mountain Edge is tucked away in a quiet location in the village and is one of only seven townhomes in this exclusive complex. Just steps to the ski lifts and the heart of all the action, my clients will be able to just park the car and walk to everything! Beautifully renovated, this four season home features a gourmet kitchen, open concept living area with walk out decks on either side of the living space, vaulted ceilings, floor to ceiling windows and beautiful views of Rainbow Mountain. Perfect for family gatherings and entertaining, this home is great for full time living or as a weekend home. After a day on the slopes or golf course, they will cozy up by the fireplace or relax in the private hot tub overlooking the Whistler Golf Course driving range.

Listed for $2,499,000 and sold for $2,190,000, $309,000 under asking price!

“Amber’s broad experience as a realtor in Whistler was a true asset in our search for the right property for our family. Her guidance regarding neighbourhoods and developments suitable for our needs, along with her organized manner and quick response to any questions, made the buying process a pleasure for us!” – Buyer of 6 Mountain Edge

The real estate market in Whistler has remained steady so far through 2018. Buyer interest remains strong while listing inventory continues to be low. As a result, prices are still feeling some upward pressure and despite a slowing in transaction rate, it continues to be a Seller’s Market.

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!


JUST LISTED! 110 Granite Court

Date Posted: September 10, 2018

A fully renovated, turn-key Whistler townhome

 

 $1,349,000

2 Bedroom   |   2 Bathroom   |   862 Sq.Ft.   |    Townhouse

Situated in an unbeatable location, you can enjoy the best of everything Whistler Village has to offer with this fully renovated townhome. Easily walk to the shops, restaurants and trails, or enjoy a quiet day relaxing in the comfort of your own private deck looking out at a treed setting with peak-a-boo views of Whistler and Blackcomb. From the open concept living area to the restful bedrooms, no detail has been overlooked.

Gently used and never rented, you can take advantage of unlimited personal use or your choice of rental options with this Phase I property. Units like this don’t come up often, so don’t miss out!

See the photos & find out more here.

Listed: September 2018


JUST LISTED! 64 Glaciers Reach – Now Sold

Date Posted: August 28, 2018

A Quiet Whistler Village Townhouse

 

 $1,029,000

2 Bedroom   |   2 Bathroom   |   899 Sq.Ft.   |    Townhouse

Glaciers Reach, a popular townhome complex in the Village, is situated in a quiet setting adjacent to the Marketplace and an easy walk or ride on the free shuttle to all the shops, restaruants and ski lifts. This upper level 2 bedroom townhome is fully furnished and ready for you to enjoy for your unlimited personal use and/or rentals.

See the photos & find out more here.

Listed: August 2018


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


JUST LISTED! 4875 Casabella Crescent – NOW SOLD!

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


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


SOLD! 9 Alta Lake Resort

Date Posted: March 13, 2018

A rare, fully renovated, lakeside townhouse

This rarely available, FULLY renovated, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom corner townhouse in Alta Lake Resorts is simply stunning. Located in close proximity to Whistler Village with private access to Alta Lake and the tennis courts. This home has been substantially updated with a new electrical system that can be controlled remotely via wifi, new plumbing, high end appliances, heated floors, new lighting, furniture, bathrooms and more. All windows were replaced to the high end energy efficient windows. New blinds and blackout curtains also were added to make this home extremely comfortable for full time use or as a weekend retreat. 2 parking stalls included and all updates done with approval.

Listed for $729,000 and sold in 10 days!

“Working with Amber was fantastic. We had a short window of time between our offer being accepted and taking possession of our home and Amber was very organized, always available and efficient at making sure all the steps were taken care of. She is professional, personable and it was a pleasure working with her as our realtor. We will be sure to recommend her.” – Buyer, 9 Alta Lake Resort

The Whistler real estate market continues to struggle with enough inventory to meet buyer demand. 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!

March 2018


Whistler Market Update: January 2018

Date Posted: January 21, 2018

2017 Year in Review

In terms of real estate in Whistler (not to mention visitor numbers, changes within the resort, and a multitude of other areas), 2017 was another active year. In the real estate market specifically, the year saw a total of over $1.1 billion being transacted between January 1st and December 31st and almost all market segments felt significant price appreciation. Nevertheless, we did see a drop in the number of reported sales as compared to 2016 as a result of the low number of opportunities available for sale.

Overall, there was

  • A 16.2% decrease in the number of sales in 2017 compared to 2016.
  • A 26% increase to $1,163,392 in the average sale price of a transaction (up from $901,451 at the end of 2016)

Throughout the course of the year, the first half of 2017 was particularly strong as a result of  a combination of a record number of visitors coming to Whistler combined with favorable exchange rates, strong regional economics, and low interest rates. As we progressed through the year, the number of properties available for sale continued to drop which resulted in a slowing of market activity. The final quarter of the year was the slowest on record since 2014.

Number of Active Listings
(Whistler Jan 2015 – Dec 2017)

In 2017, larger family-oriented properties experienced the highest level of interest (including both single-family homes and townhomes). As a result, the number of these properties being offered for sales has dropped significantly and this has continued to put upward pressure on prices.

As usual, the condo market showed the highest level of activity with over 300 reported transactions (35% of the market share). Towether the condo and townhome market comprise 65% of the market share in Whistler.

As far a the luxury market goes (listings priced at over $2 million), increased valuations continued to grow this market segment and resulted in 122 properties changing hands (about 14% of the total market share). In total, the luxury market comprised over 40% of the total market value. It is important, however, to note that condos and townhomes still comprise the bulk for the Whistler real estate market meaning that 60% of all sales that occurred in 2017 we priced it at under $1 million.

Breaking the numbers down a little more:

  • Single-Family Homes: Average value rose 26% from $2,248,000 in 2016 to $2,835,000 by the end of 2017.
  • Towhomes: 28% increase in average values from $947,000 to $1,163,000.
  • Condos: 21% increase in average values to $187,087,000
  • Luxury Properties: 12% increase in average price to $3,634,000

 

2018: What We Expect

As of this writing, we now have the lowest number of properties being offered for sale in Whistler in modern memory. As a result, activity will continue to drop. Since buyer interest remains strong (with no indicators that it will lessen), prices will continue to feel upward pressure. That said, we do expect price increases to moderate. Another year of double-digit price appreciation is very likely be unrealistic.

We do. however, have to keep in mind the unpredicatable potential influences of a number of factors outside our local market, including interest rares, slowing regional real estate markets in the surrounding areas, new/changing government and financing regulations, and investor perceptions.

Nevertheless, Whistler continues to be a world-class, year-round resort. As it continues to evolve and adapt we don’t expect to see any lessening of interested in Whistler. Not to mention that Vail is expected to introduce thousands of new potential investors to the area and North American economies are predicted to remain strong.

In conclusion, through 2018 supply and demand will dictate prices more than anything else. We expect supply to be limited and demand to remain high.

With the significant market increases over the past few year you may be wondering what your home is worth in today’s market. Or, if you are a buyer, you may be wondering how to be successful in securing a property in this fast-paced market. Or, maybe you are just looking to stay up-to-date on the current market situation. Whistler is a small and uniquely nuanced marketplace, so no matter what your looking for, 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, January 2018


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