We are working around the clock to find you a property regardless if it is listed for sale or not.
Sellers, there has never been more demand than there is today. Here’s what that means in terms of numbers; historically a strong market in Whistler meant that there were between 700 and 800 properties for sale. When the global crisis hit and our market slowed we had 1200 homes for sale. Today, there are only 261 properties in all of Whistler on the market!
We are seeing a lot of pressure for chalets under the price of $2.2 million. There have been no sales between $2.2 and $4 million so far this year. This price range is surprisingly slow as buyers seem to be jumping up in their budget and paying more for larger homes, properties that may be newer and offer 5,000 plus square feet. When you look at performance in our Luxury Market for homes priced over $4 million; we have had some historical high sales. Recently we had a record sale of $22 million dollars for a single-family home located in Stonebridge and a lot sale of $10 million. There have been many sales over $5 million which is an indication of the confidence that Whistler offers as an investment and also a result of our weak Canadian dollar.
Please work closely with us so we can make sure we’re on top of our game and working hard for you.
Whistler – February Hot Sheet
Macdonald Realty Recognized for Excellence in Service and Marketing at Global Real Estate Conference
Macdonald Realty received the prestigious Global Alliance Award from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), a global network of more than 500 high quality independent real estate firms. The award was presented at the network’s Annual Awards Gala February 25 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The event was part of LeadingRE’s Conference Week, which has attracted a distinguished audience of nearly 2,500 real estate professionals from 25 countries.
Winner Global Alliance Award
For the fourth consecutive year, Macdonald Realty was presented the Global Alliance Award. This award is presented to the international firm that closes the most cross-border referrals, utilizing the strength of the LeadingRE network to assist their local clients with global real estate investment and relocation services.
Read more here.
What’s happening in Whistler
The Audain Art Museum – now open
Whistler’s newest attraction opened last weekend, the Audain Art Museum. It is an iconic 55,230-square-foot museum that houses a unique collection of British Columbia art in Whistler Village. The Audain Art Museum has one of the world’s finest collections of old First Nations masks, an exceptional collection of Emily Carr paintings, works by some of Canada’s post war artists—including Jack Shadbolt, E.J. Hughes and Gordon Smith—and also works by other internationally famous contemporary artists. Visit the museum’s website here.
17 March – St. Patrick’s Day at the Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub
Kick up yer heels as you celebrate the luckiest day of the year with The Splinters in the afternoon, and keep the jig going with Ruckus Deluxe in the evening. A cover charge of $2.00 will be in affect at the door with the proceeds going directly to Whistler Community Services.
17 – 20 March – The GoPro Junior Freeski Event
This IFSA event challenges competitors 12-18 years old to shred big mountain terrain, while judges score them based on style, speed, and line choice. For more information on entry fee and registration, please call the Whistler Blackcomb Reservation Centre at 1.800.766.0449.
19 March – 14th Annual Balding For Dollars
Location: Garibaldi Lift Company (GLC) | Time: 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Join in the fun at 14th Annual Whistler Balding for Dollars featuring plenty o’ head shaving in support of kids with cancer at the oncology wards of BC Children’s Hospital. Over the years hundreds of Whistler locals have shaved their heads to raise money for the kids. To date more than $246,764 has been raised in Whistler at this event.
22 – 12 March – Sport Chek Canadian Championships 2016
Location: Whistler Mountain
Once again, the Sport Chek Alpine Canadian Championships return to Whistler featuring the Sport Chek National Championships March 22 to 29 and the Sport Chek Para-Alpine Canadian Championship GS and Slalom on March 28 and 29. The competition will be held at the Dave Murray National Training Centre located on Whistler’s Raven/Ptarmigan runs. This is the perfect opportunity to see downhill ski racing at it’s finest – fast, furious and precise. The national alpine and para-alpine teams take on up-and-coming athletes from the provincial and club level as well as international competitors.
8 – 17 April – Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival
The WSSF is Whistler’s unique mountain culture festival with ten days of awesome events – free outdoor concerts, photography, film, skiing competitions and non-stop nightlife PLUS sweet spring skiing and sunny après sessions.
The latest edition of Macdonald Realty Luxury Homes is now available! This publication showcases unique and luxurious homes listed with Macdonald Realty from across the province.
Highlights of this issue include an exceptional “Timeless Whistler” winter haven, new additions of the International Market Pulse and a revamped LuxeTrends: What We Fancy content courtesy of Luxury Portfolio International, as well as a feature of local British Columbian Spirits.
Simply click the cover image below to see the digital version and to download the full PDF!