Welcome to the February 2020 RE/MAX Monthly News! We hope you're enjoying the new year!
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WHISTLER's real estate market saw a total dollar volume of approximately $39 Million in January in over 38 transactions. Of those, 6 transactions were for condominium sales, 9 were townhomes and 1 chalet was sold in Whistler. Townhome sales lead the Whistler market for dollar volume in January, with a total of over $14 Million.
Property sales in PEMBERTON brought in just over $8 Million in dollar volume in January 2020, with a total of 10 property sales. Of those,3 were condo sales. There were 2 Vacant Land properties sold during January in Pemberton.
Strata property owners - and those who rent from them - are looking at unprecedented costs, while some strata buildings risk losing their insurance entirely...A lack of competition in the market across North America, combined with massive payouts that insurance firms have had to shell out due to increasing severe weather events damaging buildings, have led to the premium increase and in some cases refusal of building insurance. Without insurance there are no sales, no mortgages and if there's a loss in the building, everybody loses everything." Read More In The Squamish Chief Here
RE/MAX Western Canada - Quest for Excellence Bursary Fund Program
RE/MAX of Western Canada is committed to helping future community leaders by offering $16,000 in bursary funds through its annual Quest for Excellence Program. One recipient—in addition to his/her bursary—will receive a hot air balloon ride for two.
The Quest for Excellence Program recognizes the pursuits in leadership and community contributions of Western Canadian students. High school students graduating in 2020 from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon and Northwest Territories are encouraged to write an essay to convey the contributions they have made to enrich the lives of others and their communities through leadership, motivation, volunteering and participation in charitable events or fundraising. Any Student in Western Canada may apply.
“It’s truly amazing learning about our applicants for the Quest for Excellence Bursary Program each year,” says Marie Sheppy, Manager, Corporate Affairs, RE/MAX of Western Canada. “Their admirable attitudes and selfless actions allow them to impact their communities in a positive away.”
“All of the students we recognize each year through Quest for Excellence have made positive impacts on their communities,” says Elton Ash, Regional Executive Vice President, RE/MAX of Western Canada. “This is a program we’re incredibly proud of, because it helps empower these young leaders on their journey.”
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Forecast Coffee, Function Junction's New Hangout Monday, Feb. 17, the former Olives Community Market space opened it's doors as a boutique espresso bar and grocery store called Forecast Coffee. Along with an expanded coffee menu—including bags of Forecast-branded coffee beans made in conjunction with East Van’s Agro Roasters—the shop will feature a greater emphasis on ready-made items. That means breakfast buns and pastries for breakfast, and a selection of curries, rice bowls and noodle dishes for lunch to go along with the homemade soups, sandwiches and salads that Olives was known for. Read the full Pique Article Here
Emerald Residents Mixed Response to RMOW Land Purchase While many Emerald Estates residents are happy with the Resort Municipality of Whistler's (RMOW) purchase of a residential lot to restore recreation access behind the neighbourhood, the deal isn't striking everyone the same way. Access to the Crown land surrounding the neighbourhood—which includes One Duck Lake and trails for hiking and mountain biking, as well as a wiffle golf course—has effectively been cut off in recent years due to private development, leaving residents frustrated. By purchasing the $1.7 million lot, the RMOW plans to restore access—though planning for how exactly that will work is still in the very early stages, according to a municipal spokesperson. The lot currently holds a four-bedroom house that the RMOW intends to eventually use for employee housing. Many residents will no doubt have questions concerning signage, parking, garbage, fire risk and more. Read the Full Pique News Article Here.
We have a grand goal this year. We want to double the number of people we help. We’re calling it:
DoubleDouble2020 In addition to our own donations with every sale, if you, a friend or colleague would like to help us exceed this goal but aren’t thinking real estate this year, we have set up an independent donation page. Share the link: Bit.ly/CMNKids 100% of all donations go direct to the Children’s Miracle Network & BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Thank you!