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

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


SOLD! 232 Town Plaza

Date Posted: December 11, 2017

A Spacious Condo in Whistler Village

This fabulous and fully furnished 1 bedroom condo, with in-suite laundry, is located in the heart of Whistler Village. It is just a short stroll from the gondolas of Whistler Blackcomb to the left and Celebration Plaza to the right- with every amenity you could want between. Park your car and enjoy Village living! The open layout is perfect for gatherings with family and friends. Overlooking the Village Stroll, you will enjoy relaxing and watching the world go by from the balcony off of the living area. With this property, you can take advantage of unlimited owner use or generate revenue through nightly or long-term rentals. GST is not applicable. Strata fees are all inclusive (cable, phone, internet, electricity and natural gas) as well as common facilities such as hot tub, exercise room, a ski locker and underground parking.

Listed for $649,000 and sold $645,000 (99% of the asking price)!

“Amber provides expert advice and clear guidance throughout the selling process and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. As a seller I always felt I was in excellent hands and I was extremely happy with the result. This is the second time I have used Amber’s services and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell.” – Seller of 232 Town Plaza

This is a great time to sell in the Whistler real estate 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: November 2017


This Week in Whistler Real Estate: July 24 – 30

Date Posted: July 31, 2017

It was a busy weekend in Whistler with IRONMAN Canada yesterday. The weather forcast continues to look bright and sunny, which is great news for The National BBQ Championships and Wanderlust which are next up in the event calendar. Looking to real estate, the last 7 days saw 27 new listings come to Whistler and Pemberton. There were also 16 completed sales and only 1 price reduction.

New Whistler Real Estate Listings

There are 25 new listings to review in Whistler this week:

Address Area Type Beds/
Baths
Other List
Price
9237 Lakeshore Drive Emerald Estates Chalet 4 / 5 $3,999,000
3265 Arbutus Drive Brio Chalet 5 / 4 2 Bed Suite $2,949,000
7261 South Fitzsimmons Road White Gold Chalet 4 / 2.5 1 Bed Suite $2,795,500
2938 Heritage Peaks Trail Kadenwood Vacant Land 0.427 Acres $2,280,000
8044 Cypress Place Green Lake Estates Vacant Land 10,699 Sq.Ft. $2,200,000
8613 Fissile Lane Alpine Meadows Chalet 5 / 3 $1,999,000
8730 Wedgeview Place Alpine Meadows Chalet 3 / 2 $1,490,000
8409 Matterhorn Drive Alpine Meadows Chalet 2 / 1 $1,249,000
25 Forest Trails Benchlands Townhouse 2 / 2 Phase I $1,070,000
13 Sunpath Village Townhouse 2 / 2 Phase I $919,000
430 Town Plaza Village Condo 2 / 2 Phase I $899,000
JP1 Tamarisk Whistler Creek Condo 2 / 1 $789,000
4 Whistler Vale Whistler Creek Townhouse 3 / 3 $775,000
128 Glacier Lodge Benchlands Condo 1 / 1 Phase I $675,000
50 Lagoons Village Townhouse 1 / 1 Phase I $600,000
302 Windwhistle Village Condo 1 / 1 Phase I $599,000
202 Windwhistle Village Condo 1 / 1 Phase I $549,000
J201 Tamarisk Whistler Creek Condo 1 / 1 $479,000
C102 Tamarisk Whistler Creek Condo 1 / 1 $429,900
9 Highpointe Whistler Creek Condo 0.5 / 1 Employee $419,000
6612 Pan Pacific Village Centre Village Condo 1 / 1 Phase II $389,000
521 Four Seasons Resort Benchlands Condo 0.5 / 1 Phase II $319,000
637C Legends Whistler Creek Condo 2 / 2 Quartershare $199,000
106A Evolution Whistler Creek Condo 2 / 2 Quartershare $169,000
204 Whistler Peak Lodge Village Condo 0.5 / 1 Phase II $132,000

New Pemberton Real Estate Listings

This week, there are only 2 new listings to look at in Pemberton:

  • 1075 Cedar Grove Road – A 5 bedroom family home (with a 1.5 bedroom carriage home) on 2.5 acres in Pemberton Meadows. Listed at $3,900,000.
  • 48 Creekside Village – An updated 2 bedroom townhouse with a double garage. Listed at $429,000.

Real Estate Sales & Price Changes

Over the past 7 days there have been 16 completed sales and 1 price change in Whistler and Pemberton.

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This Week in Whistler Real Estate: July 17 – 23

Date Posted: July 24, 2017

As we enter the last week of July, the summer is just flying by! Over the past 7 days we have seen a total of ? new listings, 9 completed sales, and 9 price changes in Whistler and Pemberton.

New Whistler Real Estate Listings

Here are the 21 new listings from the past 7 days in Whistler:

Address Area Type Beds/
Baths
Other List
Price
8406 Golden Bear Place Green Lake Estates Chalet 5 / 5 $3,690,000
8313 Chalet Drive Alpine Meadows Chalet 3 / 3 3 Bed Suite $2,498,000
20 & 23 Lagoons Village Townhouse 5 / 4.5 Phase I $2,480,000
8052 Cypress Place Green Lake Estates Vacant Land 10,253 Sq. Ft. $2,100,000
6 Falcon Crescent Blueberry Townhouse 4 / 2.5 Phase I $1,899,000
2 Baseline Whistler Creek Townhouse 3 / 3 $1,895,000
8 Forest Trails Benchlands Townhouse 3 / 2.5 Phase I $1,599,000
60 Rock Ridge Drive Black Tusk Chalet 5 / 4 $1,399,000
108 Northstar Village Townhouse 2 / 2 Phase I $1,025,000
226/227 Glacier Lodge Benchlands Condo 1 / 2 Phase I $729,000
10 Cedar Springs Lodge Alpine Meadows Townhouse 2 / 1 $699,000
216 Lost Lake Lodge Benchlands Condo 1 / 1 Phase I $600,000
614 Marquise Benchlands Condo 1 / 1 Phase I $599,000
643 Four Seasons Resort Benchlands Condo 1 / 2 Phase II $499,000
1524 Delta Whistler Village Suites Village Condo 1 / 1 Phase II $310,000
436 Four Seasons Resort Benchlands Condo 0.5 / 1 Phase II $289,000
413C Evolution Whistler Creek Condo 2 / 2 Quartershare $179,000
325 Cascade Lodge Village Condo 0.5 / 1 Phase II $135,000
404G3 Horstman House Benchlands Condo 1 / 1 Quartershare $119,000
317D Legends Whistler Creek Condo 1 / 1 Quartershare $109,000
4403 Whistler Peak Lodge Village Condo 0.5 / 1 Phase II $109,000

New Pemberton Real Estate Listings

Here are the 5 new listings in Pemberton:

Real Estate Sales & Price Changes

Over the past 7 days there have been 9 completed sales and 9 price changes in Whistler and Pemberton.

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Whistler Market Update: July 2017

Date Posted: July 18, 2017

With nothing but blue skies and warm weather in the forecast, Whistler has been a hub of activity. From the beaches to the trails to the Village Stroll, one word can describe our summer so far and that is busy. The same word could also be used to describe the real estate market so far this year. With so many people in town, it is no surprise that buyer interest is strong. Our main hurdle right now is a lack of options for all the interested buyers. This combination is creating a strong seller’s market.

Despite the fact that low inventory levels have capped the number and rate of sales through the first 6 months of 2017, sales activity has remained strong and we expect that 2017 will close out as another above average year in terms of both sales and values.

Where are we now?

Overall, we have seen a dramatic increase (f almost 35%) in the total value of all transactions completed through the first two quarters of 2017 when compared to the previous six month period. This is partially due to an increase in the overall transaction value of properties in Whistler which is now sitting at $1,144,309 (a 26% increase compared to one year ago when the average transaction value was $904,360).

Let’s break the numbers down:

  • Single-Family Homes: The average sale price is now $2,729,000
  • Townhomes: The average sale price is now $1,060,419
  • Condos: The average sale price is now $611,081

These increases can be partially attributed to a shift in focus towards higher priced properties due to lack of options in lower price ranges, as well as to upward pressure on prices across the board. The luxury market (listings over $2 Million) currently makes up about 13% of all transactions occurring in Whistler.

Listings that are priced correctly continue to sell quickly and often with multiple offers.

What is to come?

We do not expect there to be any dramatic shifts in the coming months. The market will likely continue to deal with a low supply, high demand dynamic that will limit the number of transactions and drive sales prices.

Looking at general and local economic conditions, we are confident that buyer/investor confidence in the area will remain strong and that changes to interest rates will have a limited impact (if any) on our marketplace. We also doubt that the change in the provincial government will result in any changes that would compromise Whistler’s contribution to the tourism brand of BC.

With amazing an summer still ahead and exciting changes coming for Vail’s first full winter season, there should be no drop in buyer interest in our area.

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, July 2017


This Week in Whistler Real Estate: July 3 – 9

Date Posted: July 10, 2017

Over the past 7 days 23 new listings have come to the market in Whistler and Pemberton while there have been 17 completed sales.

New Whistler Real Estate Listings

There are 16 new listings in Whistler to review this week:

Address Area Type Beds/
Baths
Other List
Price
6 Red Sky Rainbow Townhouse 3.5 / 3.5 $2,198,000
2235 Olive Terrace Whistler Creek Duplex 4 / 2 $1,599,000
16 Snowridge Nordic Townhouse 3 / 2 $1,289,000
7 Villa Sol Nesters Townhouse 4 / 2 $1,090,000
4 Wayside Condos Nordic Townhouse 4 / 2 $999,000
15 Alpine House Alpine Meadows Townhouse 2 / 1 $729,000
206 The Aspens Benchlands Condo 1 / 1 Phase I $679,000
104 North Star Village Townhouse 1 / 1 Phase I $629,000
401 Nordic Vista Nordic Townhouse 2 / 1 $609,000
208 Wildwood Benchlands Condo 1 / 1 Phase I $599,000
325 Alpenglow Village Condo 1 / 1 Phase II $456,000
214 Alpenglow Village Condo 0.5 / 1 Phase II $275,000
529B Legends Whistler Creek Condo 2 / 2 Quartershare $185,000
405G3 Horstman House Benchlands Condo 1 / 1 Quartershare $119,000
202 Snowbird (Week 10) Benchlands Townhouse 4 / 3 Tenthshare $99,000
4308 Main Street Village Parking Stall $15,000

New Pemberton Real Estate Listings

Here is a look at the 7 new listings in Pemberton:

  • 7549 Pemberton Meadows Road – A 7.77 acre property with a renovated 5 bedroom heritage home. Listed at $1,889,000.
  • 7543 Beechwood Drive – A 3 bedroom family home with lovely views. Listed at $1,089,000.
  • 1430 Alder Street – A 5 bedroom plus den home within close proximity to schools and amenities. Listed at $899,000.
  • 1427 Willow Drive – A 4 bedroom home sitting on a large lot with views of Mount Currie. Listed at $739,000.
  • 1855 Reid Road – A brand new 2 bedroom home in Ivy Lake Estates. Listed at $650,000.
  • 1 – 1890 Highway 99 – A 2 bedroom manufactured home 10 minutes outside Pemberton. Listed at $120,000.
  • Lot 115 Lillooet Lake Estates – A 0.6 Acre property with shared private beach access to Lillooet Lake. Listed at $60,000.

Whistler & Pemberton Real Estate Sales

Over the past 7 days there have been 16 completed sales. You can see them all here.

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