In the last 30 days we have seen 94 new listings come to the market in Whistler and a total of 47 sales. Eight of these sales were foreclosures in the Hilton Resort & Spa.
The current inventory in Whistler (total number of active listings) stands at 737.
Here is a link to view all the properties that have sold in Whistler over the last 30 days:
Here is a link to view all the Whistler properties that are newly listed over the last 30 days:
STATISTICS HIGHLIGHTS – JULY 2012
• For the month of July, 2012, we have seen the number of new listings drop by 30% compared to July, 2011.
• The number of new listings for the month of July 2012 has remained relatively steady compared to new listings for the previous month.
• The total number of active listings in Whistler has dropped by 17% since July 2011.
• The number of unit sales for July 2012 has remained relatively steady compared to the previous month.
• The number of unit sales for July 2012 has increase by 17% compared to July 2011.
• Condominiums and townhouses seems to be attracting the most attention from buyers and account for almost 70% of all sales.
• Median sales values in the condo and townhome sectors have increased for the month of July 2012 compared to July 2011 and compared to the previous few months.
• A good selection of properties continues to remain for serious buyers.
• As we enter the second half of the year, the median sales value for a single family home in Whistler is $931,000, for a condominium it is $327,500, and for a townhouse it is $631,250.
• Although market conditions continue to favour buyers, overall increasing levels of interest in Whistler in specific types of properties and subdivisions is creating upward support for values in those areas.
To download our full Statistics package for Q1 and Q1 for 2012 follow this link to my website:-
THE MAIN EVENT!
Crankworx Whistler — Aug 10 to 19
In less than a decade, Crankworx has become the authoritative free ride festival. A supercharged magnet for the world’s best riders and the definitive domestication of dirt in the service of epic endurance, supreme flow, monster air and gravity-fuelled mountain biking. Over ten fearless days in August, the venues at the Whistler Mountain Bike Park serve as a modern day Coliseum to the world’s best mountain bike athletes. For more information, go to the official Crankworx website.
Bull’s-Eye Canadian National BBQ Championships Aug 3 – 5
From local legends to world champions, the BBQ Championships pit the best of the best against each other in heated BBQ competitions at Dusty’s Bar & BBQ in Whistler Creekside. Come see the pros in action, ride the mechanical bull, sample some of the best BBQ you will ever eat and enjoy free performances throughout the weekend by Ruckus Deluxe, Guitar Doug and The Hairfarmers. The BBQ competitions include the 11th Annual Backyard Burger Championship, CASI Canadian International Chili Championship Chili judging, Budweiser King of the Grill judging, Pork Butt judging, Ravenswood Cork & Pork judging, Beef Brisket judging, Chicken judging, Ribs judging and award ceremonies on both Saturday and Sunday. For more information and to purchase tickets for the Hog Roast, The Matinee, Whole Lotta Led and Darren Lee & the Memphis Flash – A Tribute to Elvis please call 604.905.2171 or visit Dusty’s Bar & BBQ.
Canadian National Paragliding Championships (Pemberton) – August 5 – 12
The 2012 Canadian National Paragliding Championships in Pemberton Valley will host national and international pilots of all skill levels. They will come together on a high speed sail race in the air where the best of the best will be ranked top in Canada. For more information, please click here.
Whistler Presents: CTV Olympic Games Broadcast in Whistler Olympic Plaza – July 27 to August 12
Head to Whistler Olympic Plaza to cheer on your favourite London 2012 Olympic athletes. Broadcasts will be aired in the rain or shine on two big screens. For more information, please click here.
A Midnight in Paris – August 1
Score: A Hockey Musical – August 29
Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and head to Whistler Olympic Plaza at 8 PM for these free, outdoor film screenings of A Midnight in Paris. Written and directed by Woody Allen, his 41st movie and biggest commercial hit ever is the perfect summertime flick, a love letter to the charms of visiting a great vacation locale. To watch the trailer, please click here.
And Score: A Hockey Musical. Score: A Hockey Musical is a love letter to Canada that is a wry celebration of all the qualities that define us as a people – kindness, politeness, self-effacement and an ability to poke fun at ourselves. To watch the trailer, please click here.
With a strong history of serving as a cultural catalyst by bringing independent films and artists to the area, the Whistler Film Festival is programming Whistler’s new Celestial Cinema screening series. All ages are welcome and all films are G or PG rated. No smoking or alcohol permitted. The series is weather permitting and will be moved to nearby Millennium Place in the event of rain showers with seating available on a first come first serve basis.
Araxi Longtable Dining Series – Aug 18
Whistler’s acclaimed Araxi Restaurant presents Araxi Longtable, an annual series of outdoor dining experiences taking place on Saturday, July 21 and Saturday, August 18 at the picturesque Rainbow Park in Whistler Valley. Each event begins with a reception followed by a 4-course menu designed by Chef James Walt and featuring Pemberton Valley’s freshest local produce, beef from its pastures, day-boat catches from our coast fisheries and wines from leading producers. For more details, including prices and ticket purchase, please visit here.
Slow Food Cycle Sunday (Pemberton) – August 19
Sea to Sky’s signature agritourism event, Slow Food Cycle Sunday, in Pemberton, BC, blows the fast-food drive-through away. A pedal-powered trip through the natural buffet that is Pemberton Meadows farmland, allows you to meet local growers and sample produce fresh from the field. For more information please visit here.
Wanderlust Whistler — Aug 23 to 26
Wanderlust is a one-of-a-kind festival bringing together the world’s leading yoga teachers, top musical acts and DJs, renowned speakers, top chefs and winemakers, and much more — all in a setting of breathtaking natural beauty. Have fun in the sun and dance under the stars; hike on peaceful trails and get your down dog on at the top of the mountain. Sip poolside cocktails with your friends, and then enjoy a tasty farm-to-table dinner with views of the surrounding mountain peaks. Early morning meditations and all-night chakra spinning musical performances – it’s an all-out ecstatic celebration in the most awe-inspiring location in the world.
For tickets and complete details please visit whistler.wanderlustfestival.com.
Valley of Dreams Walking Tours – June 1 to Aug 31
Departing from the Visitor Information Centre at 1 PM, these guided tours of Whistler Village are led by long-time locals who are keen to share their knowledge of Whistler’s unique history. Experience first-hand this valley’s many transformations from a pioneer logging camp, to a remote fishing retreat, fledgling ski area, squatter’s paradise, world-renowned destination resort, Olympic Games host, and beyond! The tours are by donation ($5 recommended), and all walking tour guests receive discounted admission to the Whistler Museum. For more information, please click here.
Feast in the Mountains – Aug 24 – 25
Feast in the Mountains showcases BC’s culinary bounty by transforming Whistler’s Rebagliati Park into a roaming gourmet sampling of local and regional foods. Spend a summer afternoon amidst the beauty of the Coast Mountains, wander the park and savour the creations and samples from B.C.’s award-winning chefs, farmers, food artisans, vintners and brewers. For details, please click here.
Whistler Farmer’s Market – Aug 5, 12, 19, 26
A feast for your senses, the Whistler Farmer’s Market features local produce, tasty food, local artisans, live entertainment and family activities along the beautiful Upper Village Stroll. Open Sundays between 11 AM and 4 PM. The Wednesday afternoon market operates from July 4 to August 29, 2012 from 3 to 7 PM.
Plus Summer Artist Demonstrations at the Farmers Market
Mountain Galleries will be hosting live painting demonstrations at the Sunday Farmers Market outside the gallery from 10 AM to 4 PM. Featuring a different artist each week, demonstrations will include sculpture, painting, wood carving and jewelry design.
Phat DH Wednesdays – Aug 1 & 29
Brought to you by WORCA, Kokanee, the GLC, the Bike Park, and WORCA sponsors, Phat DH Wednesdays will put your skills to the test. The event is complete with après at the Garibaldi Lift Company and prizing. Events are capped at 200 racers so arrive early. All riders must be WORCA members. Memberships are available for purchase onsite by cash only. All riders must also have a bike park pass or ticket. Discounted tickets are available for $15 at Guest Relations. Registration and race plate must be presented in order to receive the discounted rate.
Saturdays At The Point – August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2012
Join Whistler’s arts community from 11 AM to 5 PM at The Point Artist-Run Centre at the Alta Lake for a weekly gathering to entertain, enrich, and engage the artistic spirit. The day will include live music, an art show, and lunch at the Book Shop Cafe. For more information, please click here.
Art and Heritage Tours – Aug 3 – 5, Aug 10 – 12, Aug 17 – 19, Aug 24 -26, Aug 31 – Sept 2
Presented by the Whistler Arts Council and Whistler Museum, the one hour walking tour showcases a selection of ArtWalk venues, public art displays and Whistler’s history at the Whistler Museum. The guided tours are facilitated by experienced Whistler locals and take place from Friday to Sunday at 11 AM and 1 PM, starting at the Whistler Visitor Information Centre. The morning tours are free and the afternoon tours are by donation.