To keep you up to date with the Real Estate Listings in Whistler, here are links to all properties listed and sold in the last 7 days.
If you are interested in any of the properties or have any other questions, always feel free to contact us!
To keep you up to date with the Real Estate Listings in Whistler, here are links to all properties listed and sold in the last 7 days.
If you are interested in any of the properties or have any other questions, always feel free to contact us!
In the Whistler market, the benchmark sale price was $1,701,800 with an average days on market of 133 days for detached homes. At the end of the month, there were 9 sales and 67 active listings.
In comparison, the condo market had 24 sales and 81 active listings. The benchmark sale price was $511,500 and the average days on market were 31.
Townhome featured 14 sales, 51 active listings and a $907,200 benchmark sale price with 47 days on market average.
It’s a seller’s market for condos and townhomes.
These stats are based on MLS data.
Residential property sales in the region totalled 2,233 in October 2016, a 38.8 per cent decrease from the 3,646 sales recorded in October 2015 and a 0.9 per cent decrease compared to September 2016 when 2,253 homes sold. Last month’s sales were 15 per cent below the 10-year October sales average.
“Changing market conditions compounded by a series of government interventions this year have put home buyers and sellers in a holding pattern,” Dan Morrison, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) president said. “Potential buyers and sellers are taking a wait-and-see approach to try and better understand what these changes mean for them.”
New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties in Metro Vancouver totalled 3,981 in October 2016. This represents a decrease of 3.5 per cent compared to the 4,126 units listed in October 2015 and a 17 per cent decrease compared to September 2016 when 4,799 properties were listed.
Last month’s new listing count was 9.5 per cent below the region’s 10-year new listing average for the month.
The total number of properties currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 9,143, a 4.5 per cent decrease compared to October 2015 (9,569) and a 2.3 per cent decrease compared to September 2016 (9,354).
The sales-to-active listings ratio for October 2016 is 24.4 per cent. Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below the 12 per cent mark for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 per cent over several months.
“While sales are down across the different property types, it’s the detached market that’s seen the largest reduction in home buyer demand in recent months,” Morrison said. “It’s important to work with your local REALTOR® to help you navigate today’s changing trends.”
The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $919,300. This represents a 24.8 per cent increase compared to October 2015 and a 0.8 per cent decline compared to September 2016.
Sales of detached properties in October 2016 reached 652, a decrease of 54.6 per cent from the 1,437 detached sales recorded in October 2015. The benchmark price for detached properties is $1,545,800. This represents a 28.9 per cent increase compared to October 2015 and a 1.4 per cent decrease compared to September 2016.
Sales of apartment properties reached 1,178 in October 2016, a decrease of 23.7 per cent compared to the 1,543 sales in October 2015.The benchmark price of an apartment property is $512,300. This represents a 20.5 per cent increase compared to October 2015 and a 0.3 per cent increase compared to September 2016.
Attached property sales in October 2016 totalled 403, a decrease of 39.5 per cent compared to the 666 sales in October 2015. The benchmark price of an attached unit is $669,200. This represents a 25.7 per cent increase compared to October 2015 and a 1.1 per cent decrease compared to September 2016.
We have experienced very high temperatures here in Whistler for the last couple of days – maybe surprising, as we actually had a little bit of snow just a week prior! The village has been busy as ever, what once use to be the shoulder season seems to have disappeared with May and June bringing many festivals and events.Last weekend we watched in awe as hundreds of runners completed the Whistler Half Marathon – for some maybe just a warm up for the incredible running events that are coming up later this month. On June 11th Whistler is hosting the Comfortably Numb Trail Running Race, a 23km trail run with over 800m elevation gain, followed only one week later by Tough Mudder Whistler. This military-style obstacle course race will be set up at Whistler’s Olympic Park. Are you tough enough? Or maybe still thinking about it? Spectators are welcome too!
If running is not your thing there is no shortage of more relaxed events to attend. The Whistler Multicultural Festival takes place this Friday, 10 June at Florence Petersen Park. The Festival focuses on showcasing local cultures, food, music, crafts, arts, games, toys and sports to the local community. Every Sunday, the Whistler Farmer’s Market is on as it hosts many local merchants. It is set up at Blackcomb Base and is a must do for the whole family.
The Whistler Real Estate Market has been even hotter than the weather. The inventory remains low and with few properties available, many listings sell within just a few days and often in multiple offer situations.
View New Listings from the past 7 days here.
View Solds from the past 7 days here.
Not surprisingly the Vancouver Real Estate Market is showing no signs of slowing down either, residential property sales on the region’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) totalled 4,769 in May 2016, an increase of 17.6 per cent from sales recorded in May 2015. Last month’s sales were 35.3 per cent above the 10-year sales average for the month and rank as the highest sales total on record for May. See the full stats package here.
Be the first to know that Whistler has been as busy as it has been in my 20 years of selling here! Let’s talk numbers thought so we see the big picture.
Today there are only 13 homes available to purchase between the price of $1.5M and $3M so you better give us a call quickly :-). Since the beginning of this year, a total of 137 homes in this price range sold. To make it easy to look at options today; feel free to click the following links:
GO Fest – Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival – May 20 – 23
May is the month when summer and winter meet, where sliding on snow, golfing, bike riding and water sports can all be enjoyed on a single day. GO Fest falls on the Victoria Day Long Weekend, with four days of events to welcome warmer months and get everyone out and enjoying Whistler’s great outdoors. www.greatoutdoorsfest.com
Tough Mudder Whistler – June 18 & 19
The famous military-style Tough Mudder obstacle course meets the rugged Coast Mountains. Test your limits on the 16 – 19 km course (10 – 12 miles) course with more than 20 obstacles. Experience the true meaning of teamwork then take a well-deserved break in our stunning summer resort. www.toughmudder.com/events/2016-whistler
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra – July 1 – 2
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will once again play in Whistler this summer bringing classical music to Whistler Olympic Plaza, our beautiful outdoor concert space. Bring a chair or blanket and prepare to be amazed at the sound of a full orchestra playing under the stars. More infos here.
Subaru IRONMAN® Canada – July 24
Swim, bike and run through Whistler’s beautiful lakes, roads and trails this summer. New for 2016: Subaru IRONMAN® Canada 70.3 will be held on the same day, offering a different level of challenge over the same incredible terrain. Is it your year to complete an epic triathlon? Ironman Canada
Wanderlust Whistler – July 28 – August 1
Wanderlust Festival is an all-out, ecstatic celebration bringing together the world’s leading yoga teachers, top musical acts, renowned speakers, exquisite chefs, and thrilling performers. Book your accommodation for your mountain retreat, and prepare for an incredible journey with like-minded souls in 2016. www.wanderlust.com/festivals/whistler
Crankworx Freeride Mountain Bike Festival – August 12 – 21
Race, ride or simply watch the spectacle unfold – this world-famous festival celebrates the heart and soul of mountain biking. The best riders and biggest bike fans in the world come out for a week of gravity-fuelled racing, freeride competitions, kids events, gear demos and the chance to shred Whistler’s trails together. www.crankworx.com/festival/whistler
RBC GranFondo Whistler – September 10
Join fellow road cycling enthusiasts in the RBC GranFondo Whistler as they cycle the route from Vancouver to Whistler on the Sea to Sky Highway, over 122 kilometres of winding mountain road. Stay for the fun at the finish line celebrations and family events with great deals on accommodation. www.granfondowhistler.com
Whistler Village Beer Festival – September 16 – 18
The Whistler Village Beer Festival is held in September, a five day festival of craft beer and cider featuring two days of tasting events in Whistler Olympic Plaza plus cask nights, seminars, foodie nights and more. With over 200 beers on tap during the festival from more than 80 breweries, this is an event not to be missed. See details here.
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.
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.
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.
Trade with Down Under looking up
Whistler a major destination for many Australians, and cultural ties also help exchange of goods
By Jim Morris, Special To The Sun November 13, 2013
For Australians seeking adventure, Whistler has become a prime Canadian destination. Whistler’s own Sue Adams, explains why so many Australians make their way to Whistler. Adams, who chairs the Whistler Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors and with her husband Bob operates The Grocery Store in Whistler Village, “Australians are adventurous and adaptable … way more than the Canadian kids…They are risk-takers and entrepreneurial.” Said Adams.
At the peak of the winter season, mountain operator Whistler Blackcomb employs about 3,600 people. Of those, up to 500 may be Australians on a temporary visa, according to Joel Chevalier, director of employee experience.
Besides filling a practical need, Australians also bring a special spirit to the resort. “They have a big, fun, friendly personality our guests enjoy working with. We tend to put our Australians in the very front line, guest-facing roles.” Chevalier believes both the staff and the mountain benefit. “Whistler would not be Whistler if we didn’t have a history with Australians coming to work here,” he said. “It adds a huge amount of flair.”
B.C.’s relationship with Australia extends beyond the friendly person serving you a pint at the end of a day on the slopes. British Columbia and Australia have a long history of doing business. When Australian sugar initially started coming into the Canadian market in the late 1880s, Vancouver was the first port of call. In 1895, John Short Larke became the first Canadian trade commissioner in Sydney.
Ask most B.C. residents about Australian goods coming into the province and they will probably think of wine. They may be surprised to learn that companies like COBS Bread and Flight Centre originated Down Under. Other Australian goods sold in B.C. include beef, lamb and even items like Tim Tam chocolate biscuits.
Over the past 30 days we have seen 67 new listings come to the market in Whistler and a total of 45 sales. The current inventory in Whistler (total number of active listings) stands at 668 (excluding time shares and parking stalls).
Here is a link to view all the properties that have sold in Whistler over the past 30 days:
Here is a link to view all the Whistler properties that are newly listed over the past 30 days:
Whistler Blackcomb has been named the No. 1 overall ski resort in North America by the readers of SKI Magazine.
The 26th annual readers’ poll ranks the top 60 North America ski resorts in SKI Magazine’s Resort Guide, hitting newsstands on October 16. The survey of 20,000 SKI readers is the longest running and most comprehensive survey of its kind in the winter sports industry.
Along with being named the #1 overall resort, Whistler Blackcomb ranked highly in many other individual categories, including: #1 overall in Terrain Variety, #2 overall in Service, Lodging, AprÃ¨s, Off Hill Activities, and Digital Presence.
Whistler Blackcomb also placed in the top five resorts for Challenge of Terrain, Lifts, On-Mountain Food, Dining, Scenery, Terrain Parks, and Overall Guest Satisfaction. CLICK HERE for the full scoop.
Whistler has been added to the Ironman roster, winning the bid to host a Canadian event for five years, beginning in 2013. Registration Starts Now!
The World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) announced October 11 that Whistler is the successful bid in the competition to host Ironman Canada, beating out Kelowna, B.C. and Huntsville, Ontario.
“We are thrilled with the announcement by the World Triathlon Corporation,” said Whistler Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden. “Hosting this event will build on our resort community’s reputation as a world class destination for hosting world class events, and present significant economic opportunities for the resort community.”
The bid submission was made last month by the Whistler Organizing Committee, comprised of Tourism Whistler and the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW). In early October, the WTC, owner and organizer of Ironman and Ironman 70.3 branded-events, announced that Whistler had made the shortlist, along with Kelowna, B.C. and Huntsville, Ontario. The winning bid was confirmed yesterday.
“We are delighted by the World Triathlon Corporation’s decision to award the Ironman Canada event to Whistler,” said Barrett Fisher, Tourism Whistler President & CEO. “Whistler has an international reputation for producing high-calibre, world-class events. The resort’s natural assets and our experience hosting the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will allow us to support an exceptional Ironman event.”
The memorandum of understanding sees Whistler hosting the Ironman Canada event for five years, beginning in 2013. The inaugural Whistler event would take place August 21-26 (event day August 25) in 2013, followed by July 23-28 (event day July 27) in 2014, July 22-27 (event day July 26) in 2015, July 20-25 (event day July 24) in 2016 and July 26-31 (event day July 30) in 2017.
“Whistler is recognized worldwide as a sought-after travel and outdoor recreation destination. As the new host community of Ironman Canada, Whistler will immediately earn a reputation as a triathlon destination,” said Steve Meckfessel, Managing Director of Global Race Operations for WTC, in their media release issued yesterday. “With its accessibility to major west coast markets, stunning beauty and tourism infrastructure, Whistler will resonate with our athletes, their families and fans of Ironman.”
The successful bid was the result of a collaborative effort between Tourism Whistler and the RMOW, as the Whistler Organizing Committee, along with resort partners and neighbouring communities.
“Sport tourism is becoming an increasingly important industry for the resort and by attracting such renowned events as Ironman, we are cementing Whistler’s reputation as the ultimate sport event destination,” added Fisher.
“Hosting the Ironman Canada will showcase our community’s assets and present new opportunities for our community,” said Wilhelm-Morden. “We are committed to working closely with the World Triathlon Corporation both to maximize participants’ experience in the event, and to minimize the impact on the day-to-day operation of the resort. We hope that our community will fully embrace this event to add to its success.”
The Whistler Organizing Committee, in its submission to the WTC, outlined six significant advantages of a Whistler location including:
• unrivalled natural beauty and iconic landmarks with a unique Western Canadian route
• brand alignment, with two world-class brands (Whistler and Ironman) working together to provide an unprecedented opportunity to leverage the local, regional, national and international profiles of both
• partnership experience in delivering major sporting events
• appeal for new and returning Ironman competitors, as the number one year-round mountain resort in North America
• an enhanced athlete experience in a community renowned for its safe, friendly and welcoming atmosphere
• proximity to an international airport in a major urban setting
As the host city for Ironman Canada, Whistler stands to benefit significantly in terms of economic impact. In order to secure the event, the initial race will be held in August, moving to July, a period of greater need, from 2014-2017.
The Whistler Organizing Committee works in collaboration with resort partners including Whistler Sport Legacies, Whistler Blackcomb, Whistler Arts Council, the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre and the Whistler Chamber of Commerce, as well as the neighbouring stakeholders of the Village of Pemberton and the Squamish Lillooet Regional District.
Over the coming weeks and months, there will be a series of site visits from the WTC and planning meetings with the local organizing committee.
An Ironman triathlon consists of a 2.4-mile (3.86 kilometre) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 kilometre) bicycle ride and a full marathon (26.2 miles or 42.3 kilometres). WTC currently owns, operates or produces more than 90 Ironman and Ironman 70.3 events worldwide each year. Each year, more than 90,000 athletes compete in Ironman events worldwide for positions in the Ironman and 70.3 championships. Most Ironman events sell out in minutes. Ironman Canada, formerly hosted in Penticton, B.C., has been part of the Ironman global calendar for the past 30 years. Event organizers anticipate that the Ironman Canada Whistler event will draw more than 2,000 endurance athletes plus thousands of spectators for multiple days each year.
From November 28 to December 2, 2012, the Whistler Film Festival will celebrate its 12th edition as one of Canada’s leading festivals, attracting up to 10,000 attendees including 500 industry insiders. Featuring innovative and original films from around the world and opportunities to connect with the people who made them, this year’s Festival will be filled with more premieres than ever before, star-studded guests and lively celebrations. Prepare to be inspired. For details and tickets go to this website whistlerfilmfestival.com
INDULGE will be held in the Emerald Ballroom at The Westin Resort & Spa starting at 5:30 PM. The evening will include a red carpet welcome, cocktail reception, silent auction and a four-course gourmet dinner created by The Westin’s Executive Chef. The evening’s entertainment is presented by ABRA Cadabra. Come Indulge and dance the night away in support of the Whistler Health Care Foundation. To purchase tickets and for more information, please click here.
The Whistler Sliding Center welcomes international athletes for the FIBT Bobsleigh & Skeleton World Cup this November. Watch athletes performing amazing feats at high speed at the 2010 Olympic Sliding venue. Remember the pride you felt when Jon Montgomery took the gold medal for Canada? Relive that experience as the Olympic medalists defend their titles at this year’s World Cup. Tickets $10.
The Performance Series Presents David Myles & Ali Milner. Already known for his versatility and ability to fuse styles, David takes us further afield with rhythms and instrumentation most often reserved for world music audiences. The result is a sound that is uniquely David Myles. Whistler native singer-songwriter Ali Milner has quickly become a familiar face in Canada’s indie music scene. The velvet-voiced songstress already has two albums under her belt with her timeless sound blending R&B pop with old- soul jazz and a dose of hard-hitting rock’n’roll. Show starts at 8 PM at Millennium Place. Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for students and seniors and $21 for WAC members and can be purchased at Millennium Place or online. For more information, please click here.
Whistler’s original artisan market has built a reputation of presenting unique, quality, hand-made art and crafts for Whistler residents and visitors looking for one-of-a-kind treasures. Featuring over 100 artisans from the Sea to Sky Corridor, Lower Mainland and beyond, the 24th annual holiday craft fair will feature a wide array of ceramics, clothing, fine art, wood, glass, metal, jewelry, leather, candles and aromatherapy products as well as Christmas decorations. Bizarre Bazaar is a vibrant community event that includes live music, a silent auction, dance and food. Held at the Whistler Conference Centre.
The Whistler Presents Concert Series
The Concert Series kicks off on Friday, August 5 with free entertainment and live shows in Whistler Olympic Plaza featuring some of the biggest names in music. Book your stay with Whistler.com and receive exclusive access to the Whistler Presents Zone!
Aug 05 – Concert Series
Jason Mraz, 7:30 PM
Aug 06 – Concert Series
Papa Josh, 7:00 PM
Bif Naked, 8:15 PM
Aug 12 – Concert Series
Hairfarmers, 7:00 PM
Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, 8:15 PM
Aug 13 – Concert Series
Gonch Messiah, 7:00 PM
Colin James, 8:15 PM
Aug 20 – Concert Series
Northern Pikes, 8:15 PM
Aug 21 – Concert Series
Brother Twang, 7:00 PM
Barenaked Ladies, 8:15 PM
Aug 27 – Grand Opening Weekend Celebration
Whistler Olympic Plaza offical opening!
Sept 2-4 Jazz on the Mountain at Whistler
Free and ticketed indoor and outdoor shows, come interact personally with jazz greats such as Kevin Eubanks.
Sept 10 RBC GranFondo Whistler
Celebrate at the finish line with live music.
Saturday marks the one year anniversary of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler Village. The Resort Municipality of Whistler has a weekend packed with great fun for the whole family. Take a look at the details for the weekend and some of the events on the agenda.
Photograph by Eric Berger
The bobsleigh & skeleton 2010 FIBT World Cup is happening at the Whistler Sliding Centre Nov. 25, 26 & 27 – and we have tickets! Available on a first come first serve basis as tickets are limited. If you would like to relive the Olympic excitement during this amazing event and receive these complimentary tickets, contact Shauna O’Callaghan.
• Access for the entire three-day 2010 Viessmann FIBT World Cup Bobsleigh and Skeleton Whistler
• Reserved complimentary parking close to the Whistler Sliding Centre
• Access to the Whistler Sliding Centre 90 minutes prior to the competitions and use of a priority access line at all times to the venue
• Thunderbird corner and finish line viewing
• Multiple screens televisions providing complete coverage of the competitions
• One bottle of Moët & Chandon champagne per table per day
• Opportunity to meet Olympians and World Cup champions
• 5% of all Food and Beverage sales donated to the Whistler Sports Legacies Society.
The long wait is finally over, and Whistler Blackcomb opens for another great season. Last November was our snowiest ever (560 cms!), so chances are we’re in for some phenomenal early season conditions, too!
Cornucopia is Whistler’s premier wine and food extravaganza. The annual event is a unique opportunity to mingle, mix and learn from acclaimed chefs, sommeliers, vintners and restaurateurs’ visiting Whistler just for this special celebration. Featuring a sumptuous variety of hands-on seminars, fascinating winemaker dinners, gala tasting events and sizzling after-parties, Cornucopia offers something for both the experienced gourmet and those seeking to better appreciate the epicurean delights of wine and food.