Whistler Real Estate Blog

It's no secret that once the season changes from summer to fall, every inch of Whistler hums the new autumn tune- the temperature drops, the rain becomes more prevalent and best of all, the mountainside comes alive with new colors. Red, orange and yellow hues start to weave their way through the mountainside, gradually taking over the familiar green of summer. With nature surrounding you all over town, it’s not hard to see the transition but there are a few places that provide a stunning show of Whistler’s fall colors.

Village North

Visit David's Tea then sit back on one of the many lounge chairs surrounding Olympic Plaza. Your view will include all the colors of fall intertwined with the beauty of the village.

Lakeside Park

Take in the

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Winter is just around the corner and according to the long-term forecast, Whistler is in for a cold, snowy one! With the drop in temperatures comes a whole list of things to do to get your home winter ready. Preparing your home for winter can help alleviate large hydro bills, an unwanted draft and damage that can be costly in the long run. So get your home cold weather-ready with these cost effective tips to winterize your home.

Seal The Windows

Window seals can break down over time or become damaged, resulting in the outside air coming in that can force you to turn up the thermostat. Fill cracks with caulking or install weather stripping where needed to prevent this from being a problem. If this is something out of your realm, hire a handyman to

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Selling your home today looks a lot different than it did 25 years ago, 10 years ago, or even 5 years ago. What worked back then doesn’t necessarily apply to today’s market — and just think of all the new tools that have evolved in the not-so-distant past!

Then why are so many agents still using marketing techniques of the past to try to sell properties?

Though I have been selling properties in Whistler for more than 15 years, I don’t rely on the tactics I learned when I first entered the field to sell my clients’ properties. In fact, I pride myself on staying on top of marketing opportunities and technological trends. I continually seek to further my education and to stay on top of new marketing tech. Why? It’s simple: because my clients deserve to

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It's not hard to never leave this mountain town with all the amazing things to do right outside your door step. From skiing to biking, and everything in-between, there are endless activities in Whistler to keep you busy. That being said, it is always nice to break things up with day trip to a neighbouring city! Whistler lies conveniently in the middle of the Sea to Sky Corridor, making it an easy location to travel to and from. We have gathered up a few of the day trips from Whistler for when you feel like exploring what the nearby areas have to offer!

Squamish

Just 30 minutes south from Whistler, Squamish is another mountain town waiting to be explored. Also home to some more world class mountain biking, Squamish is known as the outdoor activity

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BC Real Estate Association

2016 First Quarter Housing Quarter Update

“Housing demand in the province is being supported by a relatively robust economy, leading to strong employment growth and rising wages. In addition, net interprovincial migration is on an upswing as many Albertans look to BC for job opportunities. BC home sales are forecast to remain well above the ten-year average of 83,200 units over the next two years” states the BC Real Estate Association.

Whistler housing demand is also driven by a robust economy and strong USD. Limited availability with only 407 listings available this week to browse through. Predictions for this year continue to be along the same vein as Whistler homes are selling quicker than we have seen in 7 years.

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Having sold Real Estate in the resort town of Whistler BC for 15 years (and having lived in Whistler for 25), I have become familiar with the market, and what sets it apart from other real estate markets in British Columbia (and across the world for that matter). Aspects of Whistler’s resort-town-living, demographics, property regulations and seasonality make it a distinctly dynamic real estate market- requiring additional considerations and information for buyers and sellers. Here I will attempt to lay out the key aspects that make Whistler’s Real Estate Market unique.

Resort Living

Even though the population of Whistler hovers around the 10,000 mark- the year-round tourists exceed 2 million visitors per year. An influx that once concentrated

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Having sold Real Estate in the resort town of Whistler BC for 15 years (and having lived in Whistler for 25), I have become familiar with the market, and what sets it apart from other real estate markets in British Columbia (and across the world for that matter). Aspects of Whistler’s resort-town-living, demographics, property regulations and seasonality make it a distinctly dynamic real estate market- requiring additional considerations and information for buyers and sellers. Here I will attempt to lay out the key aspects that make Whistler’s Real Estate Market unique.

Resort Living

Even though the population of Whistler hovers around the 10,000 mark- the year-round tourists exceed 2 million visitors per year. An influx that once concentrated

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CREA Homebuyers’ Road Map

The CREA Homebuyers’ Road Map was written by your Realtor and the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada is a checklist of items to go through when purchasing a Whistler property including:

  1. Assess Your Financial Readiness: What do lenders require? Have you been pre-approved for a mortgage? Do you know your credit rating? And other tips.
  2. Consider Your Mortgage Options: What type of mortgage is best for you? What mortgage features are best for you? How often can you make your payments? What types of mortgages charges might you have to pay? How much do you need for your down payment?
  3. Do you need Mortgage Default Insurance? (eg CMHC mortgages?)
  4. Research Government Programs: First-Time Home Buyers’ Tax Credit? Home
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Where are Whistler Buyers From?


Every day I hear the question.

With the US dollar being so strong, the buyers from the United States must be snapping up our properties?

Actually, no.

Vancouver and the Lower Mainland area have always been the main area that our buyers come from. And then Whistler and the rest of Canada. NO – you say. Yes!

The strong US dollar has made Canadians more wealthy as our US cousins are spending their 132% dollar in our country, which means Canadians have more money to spend on real estate in Canada. And Canadians are keeping their money in Canada. Make sense! Take a look at the stats!

  1. Greater Vancouver buyers purchased 45% of Whistler real estate in 2015.
  2. Whistler buyers purchased 27% of Whistler real
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The market is hot and you’ve decided to sell- now what do you need to consider before putting your home on the market? Selling your home in a HOT seller’s market has obvious benefits. Chances are your home will sell quickly and for close to or over asking price (if priced correctly); when inventory levels are low, and there are plenty of buyers around (such as the case for Whistler at the moment), sellers can expect a high volume of interest in their property. This heightened activity does not mean sellers can be unrealistic or complacent when putting their home on the market. Here are 6 Tips for Selling Your Home in a HOT Seller’s Market.

  1. Have your exit strategy in place

Don’t be surprised if you list your home for sale and it receives

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