OCTOBER 2020 WHISTLER REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE

View of Blackcomb Mountain from Painted Cliff the reds of fall colours

Below is the monthly real estate market update for Whistler, October 2020. This month I cover the result of the increased number of new listings since May, and the increased demand from Buyers. This has taken the Whistler real estate market from a Balanced Market into a Seller’s Market.

For more information on the Whistler Real Estate Market, check out the Market Update page on this site.

If you are not already working with a Whistler realtor, and you think I can help you, please call me.

It’s a Good Life in Whistler!

Marion

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(604) 938-3885
Marion Anderson PREC*

*Personal Real Estate Corporation
Sutton Group – West Coast Realty
203-1080 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, BC, V8E 0S7 CANADA

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September 2020 Whistler Real Estate Market Update

The September 2020 Whistler market update video examines August’s sales, new listings, inventory and the sales to active listings ratio. These statistics were provided by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, of which Whistler is a member.

Effect of Covid on Whistler Real Estate in September 2020

The graphs below compare each week in 2020 to 2019 for sales and new listings in Whistler. When we compare 2020 to 2019 YTD (September 1st) sales are only 5% below last year. In addition, when we compare the same period of time for new listings, we have only 7% more listings in 2020 to 2019. Therefore, 2020 is on trend to match 2019.

The above graph showing the number of new listings each week in 2020 over the same week in 2019. It looks to me that in August all those sellers who decided not to list when Covid shut us down, have now caught up with the market. In addition, the year to date statistics concur with that reasoning.

For more statistics on real estate sales and listings by segment, that is, houses, townhomes and condominiums, please click through to the Market Update page on this site.

It’s a Good Life in Whistler!

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(604) 938-3885
Marion Anderson PREC*

*Personal Real Estate Corporation
Sutton Group – West Coast Realty
203-1080 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, BC, V8E 0S7 CANADA

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September 2020 Whistler Real Estate 5 Year Sales

The following charts show 5 years of sales and new listing statistics for Whistler Real Estate. These embedded statistics are courtesy of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, of which Whistler is a member. If you have any questions on these, please reach out to me.

SALES

From the sales graphs below, we can see that over the 5 year period there has been a drop in the number of sales which has coincided with a Seller’s market from 2017 to the end of 2018. Since May 2020 we have seen an increase in sales.

TOTAL INVENTORY

NEW LISTINGS

SALES TO ACTIVE LISTING RATIO

For more information on statistics and the real estate market in Whistler, check out the Market Update page on this site.

It’s a Good Life in Whistler!

[email protected]
(604) 938-3885
Marion Anderson PREC*

*Personal Real Estate Corporation
Sutton Group – West Coast Realty
203-1080 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, BC, V8E 0S7 CANADA

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COVID-19 Effect on the Whistler Real Estate

view of Blackcomb Mountain from Summit Lane with view up the mountain

What effect has Covid-19 had on the Whistler Real Estate market? One way to measure this effect is to look at supply and demand. To measure supply we count new listings, and to measure demand we count the number of sales. In addition, we then compare these 2020 statistics to the same week in 2019. The following statistics were taken from the Whistler Listing System.

Effect of Covid-19 on Whistler Real Estate Supply

graph shows the real estate new listings in whistler

Effect of Covid-19 on Whistler Real Estate Demand

Graph compares sales in 2020 to the same week in 2019.

Tracking the Whistler Real Estate Market During Covid-19 Pandemic

For more information on the real estate market in Whistler, please check out the Market Update page on this site. I post the stats on my Twitter account and on my Facebook account, so if you are looking for a regular update please follow me on those. The link is on this home page.

[email protected]
(604) 938-3885
Marion Anderson PREC*

*Personal Real Estate Corporation
Sutton Group – West Coast Realty
203-1080 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, BC, V8E 0S7 CANADA

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August 2020 Whistler Real Estate Market Update

view of Blackcomb Mountain from Summit Lane with view up the mountain

This August 2020 Whistler Real Estate Market Update covers the sales and new listings update for the month of July 2020.

Whistler Luxury Real Estate Market

We are currently seeing a lot of interest in the $7M plus market. By this date, we are not seeing the activity resulting in sales, however, I expect that will show up in the following months. During the first seven months of 2020 there were three sales over $7M. When we compare the first seven months of 2019 and 2018 there were three sales in both 2019 and 2018. This shows that the pandemic has not affected the luxury real estate market as first predicted.

Pricing in August 2020

The owners of Whistler real estate seem to be confidently listing each detached house for sale. These sellers have kept their pricing as high as they can in comparison to the previous comparable sale. Furthermore, we have not seen any dramatic increases in pricing, but neither have we seen dramatic price reductions. The length of time the property sits on the market seems to be in keeping with 2019. However, the number of showings received on each listing really does confirm the price point to both the listing agent and the seller. This measurement of showings, helps the listing agent determine whether the buyer perceives value in the property at the advertised price. No showings equals no interest.

Sales and Listing Activity

The August 2020 activity report on the Whistler real estate market is shown on the Market Update page on this site. I encourage you to look at the statistics and graph provided.

If you have any questions about the August 2020 market news for Whistler real estate, please contact me. I would be happy to help you as long as you are not already working with a realtor.

Marion

[email protected]
(604) 938-3885
Marion Anderson PREC*

*Personal Real Estate Corporation
Sutton Group – West Coast Realty
203-1080 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, BC, V8E 0S7 CANADA

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JULY 2020 Whistler Real Estate Market Update

The July 2020 Whistler Real Estate Market Update is a continuation on the same path as the June 2020 update. This is good news for both Sellers and Buyers, as both parties continue to demonstrate confidence. This should relieve the pressure for those of us who feel that a second wave of the pandemic is imminent.

The Second Half of 2020 and the Effect on Whistler Real Estate

Now that we are in July 2020, only a genius or a fool, of which I am neither, would try to predict what the second half of 2020 will look like. However, because we have seen a resurgence in Buyer confidence, real estate sales have been happening. The Seller confidence in the market, has been shown by the number of new listings. Just a reminder that back in March the number of new listings and the number of sales ground to a halt. At that time we all wondered when and if the real estate market would come back. Well, it seems that despite all the predictions, or lack of them, from the major financial institutions, the people have spoken with their pocket books.

I am here to help you before, during and after the transaction. The rules effective June 15, 2018 have banned dual agency, so it is prudent to contact a Buyer’s Agent like me, for more information. Please contact me if you are not working with a realtor.

Click the following link for more information on the Market Update for Whistler real estate. Statistics courtesy of Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver.

It’s a Good Life in Whistler!

Marion

[email protected]
(604) 938-3885
Marion Anderson PREC*

*Personal Real Estate Corporation
Sutton Group – West Coast Realty
203-1080 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, BC, V8E 0S7 CANADA

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Luxury Condo at 209 First Tracks Lodge Zoned For Nightly Rental

winter view from First Tracks Lodge at Creekside

The luxury condos at First Tracks Lodge were built to offer those buyers and guests the opportunity to enjoy a luxury property in an excellent location. Luxury and excellent location typically go hand in glove, and First Tracks Lodge (FTL) is no exception. Many realtors, would equate the quality of First Tracks Lodge as close to the quality of Four Seasons Resort in the Benchlands, or as close as we have in Whistler. First Tracks Lodge was also built with commercial space for a restaurant. Unfortunately, and despite a couple of attempts the restaurant could not sustain itself during the April to December period. That space is now the children’s snow camp, which is another excellent use of the space, and one which benefits the owners of 209 more than a restaurant.

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Compare 2020 Whistler Real Estate Market To 2019

No sign of life during the pandemic

Weekly, I aim to compare 2020 Whistler real estate market to 2019. Now, 2019 was a big adjustment from 2018, which was a very strong seller’s market which ended abruptly in December 2018. Since January 2019, the overall Whistler market has been fluctuating in and out of a Buyer’s Market. Since March 13th, it is safe to say, that with the drastic reduction in sales, and the number of new listings, Whistler real estate is now in a Buyer’s Market. Please note, the number of listings has also declined, but it has not declined nearly as much as the sales…so far.

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Effect of Covid-19 pandemic on Pricing of 2 Bedroom in the Aspens

Extra large patio is a bonus

I have been looking at the new listings to find the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on pricing real estate in Whistler. Speaking with a colleague the other day, she excitedly asked if I had seen the new 2 bedroom listing in the Aspens, “…it is $230k lower than the last 2 bed listing, which was only listed 17 days ago.” Under the Covid-19 pandemic situation, I know you will agree that 17 days seems like an awfully long time ago. The decision by the seller and the experienced RE/MAX agent as of the 30th of March to list at $1,280,000 was probably sound. However, a lot has happened since then.

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April 2020 Whistler Market Update and Covid-19 Pandemic Effect

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a detrimental effect on Whistler Real Estate. There have been zero sales to date in the month of April. Compare that to April 1-13, 2019 when we had 22 Sales. The video below reviews the Sales to Active Listings Ratio for the March 2020 statistics. In addition, the video covers what this current real estate situation means to Buyers. All statistics were provided by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver taken from the Multiple Listing System (MLS) as of April 13th..

 

 

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MARCH 2020 WHISTLER REAL ESTATE NEWS

There has been little change in the March 2020 Whistler real estate news compared to last month. Please watch my Whistler Market update video below for an explanation in under 99 seconds.

Real estate prices are determined by supply and demand. By comparing the number of listings for sale against the number of sales in a given month, we arrive at the sales to active listings ratio. This ratio determines whether the Whistler market is in a seller’s market, a balanced market, or a buyer’s market.

 

 

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Ground Floor Condo at 229 Greystone Lodge at 4905 Spearhead Place

view looking down Merlin's Run on Blackcomb Mountain

If you are looking for a condo which is on the ground floor at street level, and has no stairs, 229 Greystone Lodge should be worth considering. No waiting for the elevator, there is one elevator in the Greystone Lodge. In addition, no need to take the stairs rather than waiting for the elevator to arrive.

The location of the Greystone Lodge is considered ski-in ski-out. It is not as ski-in ski-out as the Aspens, or the Woodrun, but then, those condo buildings are basically on the slope. However, the short schuss to and from the Greystone Lodge is an easy schuss and perfect for all abilities.

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Residential Zoning for Ski-in Ski-out Townhome at 37-2544 Snowridge Circle

The look of recycled wood, adds a texture to the interior design

The owners at 2544 Snowridge Circle appreciate the ski-in ski-out access of this location, and they also appreciate the lack of tourists. With a residential zoning it means that nightly rentals are not permitted in this development. Snowridge Townhomes are the only properties in Whistler which are ski-in ski-out and residential. However, I feel they don’t get much credit for this accolade. If this location were zoned for nightly rentals, there is no doubt that the properties would sell for more and would sell quicker.

Paying More For Rental Income Properties

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Land for Sale at 3818 Sunridge Place

image showing the boundaries of this lot

The photograph above tells the story of land for sale at Sunridge Place, Whistler. However, it doesn’t tell that real estate for sale, walking distance to Whistler Village is rare. Due to the gradient of the land, there is potential for a larger build than one would expect on a 12,000 sq. ft. lot. The listing realtor has quoted a 5,000 sq. ft. build. From the photo gallery below, you can tell that the neighbourhood of Sunridge is something quite special. For more information on this location, please click through to the Sunridge Plateau page on this site.

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Mountain House with Lap Pool At 3824 Sunridge Drive

Few houses in Whistler have the space for a 54 ft. indoor pool, the length of which can actually give you a good workout. 3824 Sunridge Drive offers you that option. There are several other houses for sale in Sunridge right now, but none with a lap pool. 3827 Sunridge Drive has an oversized dip pool, more for family fun than doing laps.

When you own a mountain home like 3824 Sunridge Drive you get to enjoy the ski resort lifestyle that Whistler offers. Off Lower Olympic Run on Whistler Mountain there is a traverse that leads to the north end of Sunridge. From there, a ski-in trail to Sunridge Drive. This house is two houses over from that ski-home access. More on the ski access below.

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FEBRUARY 2020 WHISTLER REAL ESTATE NEWS

If you are following the Whistler real estate market, the February 2020 news will be of no surprise to you. In summary, not much of a change from the last 12 months. Sellers are still pricing too high for the current market conditions. In fact when I look at all segments of the Whistler real estate market, it is staggering how many overpriced properties there are in Whistler.

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Ski-in To Estate Home At 3827 Sunridge Drive

3827 Sunridge Drive Front exterior

The ski-in trail off Whistler Mountain stops next door to this estate home at 3827 Sunridge Drive. Although the listing realtor has used the term “estate home”, I want to be clear, the house is not on an estate lot. Sunridge Plateau has large lots, but nothing near an acre. Should you be looking for a magnificent home in the mountains, then this one is calling your name. If you are looking for an estate lot, there are some, but none which are ski-in ski-out.

Looking at the photo gallery below, it is easy to see that this house was built in a style which one would call traditional. Back in 2002 when this was built, this architectural style was very much in vogue. The use of heavy stone masonry, huge cedar timbers and lots and lots of wood work. Even the kitchen was built to last a lifetime. If you drive around Sunridge you can spot the houses from that era, when quality was king. In summary, Sunridge is a development of very expensive, high quality houses, and as such is an area worth considering.

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Close to the Kadenwood Gondola 2952 High Point Drive

One of Two Outdoor Fireplaces 2952 High Point Drive, Kadenwood

The location to the Kadenwood Gondola becomes a priority when deciding on 2952 High Point Drive over a brand new house on, for example, Heritage Peaks Trail. I encourage my clients to consider the mobility and ability of each family member both on and off the slopes when contemplating the purchase of any real estate in Whistler. This is especially true for ski-in ski-out property. One house in from the intersection of High Point Drive and Kadenwood Drive, it is a very short walk to the Kadenwood Gondola station. This bodes very well with your guests, as they can easily make their own way to the gondola without you having to drive them anywhere. It is a very convenient, year-round location.

Video 2952 High Point Drive In Winter

This video is on YouTube and is courtesy of Real Tours Vancouver. it shows the property in the depths of winter. There is a summer video further down this blog post.

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Does The Strata Have Influence Over A Bare Land Strata Lot?

First of all, let’s answer the question, what is a bare land strata? On the registered bare land strata plan, there will be no buildings shown within the lot lines. In addition, the strata plan, will have the words bare land strata on the plan. Sounds simple, and it is, but remember that to find out you always check the registered strata plan. For example, Kadenwood, Sunridge, Horstman Estates and houses in the Snowridge Crescent development are all bare land stratas. The houses in the Ridge and the Heights at Taluswood, are not. Below is Phase 1 of the Kadenwood strata plan. No buildings shown on this registered bare land strata plan.

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Luxury Townhouse At The Lookout For Sale On Whistler Mountain

Exterior show showing double car garage

More specifically, the Lookout on Whistler Mountain is the location of a luxury townhouse for sale. There are two listed for sale right now, and I am writing about Unit 6. I love to show property up in Taluswood, which is the location of the Lookout, the Heights and the Ridge. Buyers typically decide very quickly whether this location is perfectly remote, or too remote. It rarely takes a second trip for them to decide. For me any decision is progress.

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For Sale 406 Le Chamois Condo With Full Kitchen

This should be a very short blog. One message to get across is that 406 Le Chamois condo with a full kitchen, is listed for sale. That kitchen includes a four burner stove top with an oven. Unless you are familiar with Le Chamois, you may not appreciate my enthusiasm. Allow me to explain. Le Chamois was developed without kitchen facilities in the studio and one bedroom condos. Over the years, some owners in Le Chamois decided that they would like to have a modest kitchen, and some requested a stove and oven be added. The request had to be submitted by the owner and approved by the strata council.

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Ski-in To A Renovated 3 Bedroom Townhouse In Mountain Star

This fully renovated 3 bedroom townhouse should make you re-examine your wants versus needs list. For non-residents, this is especially relevant. It can be a challenge to undergo a renovation from afar. I expect you were wanting a ski-in ski-out townhome, however owning in Mountain Star means that you can ski or ride home, and it is only a very short stroll to the access path which leads to Merlin’s Run on Blackcomb Mountain. Please see my video below. The listing realtor has described the property as ski-in ski-out, that is how close the access trail is to Mountain Star.

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Sunridge House For Sale Walking Distance to Whistler Village

Slightly separated dining room with amazing mountain views

One way to describe 3855 Sunridge Court is as a timeless, luxury house for sale which is walking distance to Whistler Village. It may not sound it, but this is a rare property indeed. There is a handful of real estate in Whistler which can be described as a luxury, detached home within easy walking distance to the village. All this without crossing the highway. Actually, most of the properties which fit that description are in Sunridge. I chose that description rather than raving on about the magnificent mountain views from every room in the house. When buyers are considering the purchase of a luxury home in Whistler, they are typically expecting a mountain view, although this mountain view is remarkable. In addition, there is an expectation that the property looks as though it is worth the $8.9M price tag. There is no one who would look at these photos and not see what a stunning house this is. My job is to tell you what you don’t see. So let’s talk about location to the village.

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Under $1000/sq. ft. House Is Priced For A Renovation At 3807 Sunridge Place

Walls of windows allow an abundance of light

Are you ready to renovate in order to get what you want? Still looking for a detached house at a really good price? Then please call me about 3807 Sunridge Place. This is an opportunity for someone looking for a house which is within 15 minutes walking distance to Whistler village. This 6,000 sq. ft. home has lots of potential. Ski-in off Lower Olympic run on Whistler Mountain and end up in Sunridge Place. There are several benefits to this property.

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Ski-in To Contemporary and Luxury Living Close To Whistler Village

3800 Sunridge Place floor to ceiling windows which open on to the deck giving a greater space to entertain

Ski-in to 3800 Sunridge Place, a perfect example of the best of Whistler real estate’s contemporary and luxury mountain living. It is also close to Whistler Village. Located at the end of the ski-in trail off Lower Olympic run on Whistler Mountain. 3800 Sunridge Place offers an enviable location which is a private, yet convenient.

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Street View Of Sunridge, Whistler

View of mountains from sunridge whistler

I decided it was time to make a street view of Sunridge video as Google has not flown over Whistler since 2002. The Google Map makes it look like there is still a lot of land available for development. I assure you that Sunridge is almost fully developed. Hopefully, by watching this video you will get a sense of the development. It is a long video, so put the kettle on and get comfy!

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2915 Heritage Peaks Trail Land for Sale in Kadenwood

Kadenwood map showing ski-in ski-out locations

When you are browsing the listings of Whistler real estate, looking for land for sale, Kadenwood should jump out at you. Whether or not you want ski-in ski-out access to Whistler Mountain, you are probably looking for privacy. In addition, peace and quiet maybe on the list. Kadenwood is less than 15 minutes from Whistler Village, which is the hub of everything Whistler. From the hustle of the village to the serenity of the mountains all within a short drive.

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Mountain Views From 2919 Heritage Peaks Trail, Kadenwood

2919 Heritage Peaks Place view from living room deck with gas firepit

If you are looking for a house with an amazing view then consider 2919 Heritage Peaks Trail in Kadenwood. This brand new house has been built at a high point of the Heritage Peaks area and as such it is above the neighbours. I have shown several houses in this location within Kadenwood to buyers, and this one stands out because of the panoramic view. The view is expansive from the decks and you can see the Tantalus Range to the south and Sproatt and Rainbow Mountains over to the west. Not every home in Kadenwood has this panoramic view.

Video of 2919 Heritage Peaks Trail House and Location

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View Lot For Sale Whistler 2928 Big Timber Court

Standing on Big Timber court and looking out over the lot to the Tantalus Range

Video of location of 2928 Big Timber Court, Kadenwood. The artist’s impression demonstrates the positioning of the property to maximize the incredible mountain views. This lot is listed with Engel & Volkers Whistler.

Before I tell you the features and benefits of 2928 Big Timber Court, Kadenwood, let me give you some background. Over the summer I hiked the trails of Kadenwood again to see if anything had changed that I should be aware of. That effort always makes me appreciate the Kadenwood houses and their unique ski-in ski-out locations. Have a look at the video entitled Kadenwood Ski Trails. In the video I speak about the ski access trails which run in, through and out of Kadenwood. Some houses have a better ski-in ski-out access than others. Which leads me to this post on a lot for sale in Kadenwood. Finding land for sale in Whistler which is ski-in ski-out is rare as it has all been sold. Most of the lots you see for sale are being resold, that means they are not being sold by a developer.

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Buying Whistler Real Estate as a Non-Resident of Canada

view of the streets of kadenwood showing the parking lot and lots of trees

Every year or so I receive the latest news for non-residents buying in Whistler. It also covers selling a Whistler property. This information is supplied by Don Nisho, of Manning Elliott, Vancouver. It is a must read for any non-resident as the information is valuable to set the tone of what to expect. There is not much to this post, as the information is all linked to the Manning Elliott documents. I have taken the liberty to cross of what does not apply in Whistler. Wait ’til you see the taxes that non-residents pay to buy in Vancouver versus Whistler, yikes!

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Sunridge Plateau Ski-in Ski-out Access

This video about Whistler’s Sunridge Plateau ski-in ski-out access is essential for anyone considering this neighbourhood. Google has not sent a satellite over Whistler for almost 20 years. Therefore, when you look at my Google Map of Sunridge, it looks underdeveloped. I assure you it is almost fully developed. Keep reading this page for information on a ski-in ski-out lot for sale in Sunridge as of the time of writing this post.

Which Areas in Sunridge Plateau have Ski-in Ski-out Access to Whistler Mountain?

If you are reading this blog prior to watching the video, I will get straight to the point. The only area in Sunridge or Sunridge Plateau as it is also called, is at the very top of the development. On the last stretch just before the road comes to an end there are a few private driveways which veer off Sunridge Drive. These properties are above the traverse that comes off the Olympic Run on Whistler Mountain. This means that those fortunate residents are high enough up to be able to ski or board down toward that traverse. By schussing along they can make their way from their house, back on to Whistler Mountain’s Olympic Run. From there, it is a short schuss down to the Whistler Village Gondola, the Blackcomb Gondola and the Fitzsimmons Chair.

Google Map of Ski Access Trails of Sunridge

In the above video I refer to the Google Map of Sunridge which show the ski-in trails off Whistler Mountain. These trails end at the north end of Sunridge and also at the south end of Sunridge. There are no ski-out trails for those houses on Sunridge Drive or in Sunridge Place because they are too low down to catch the traverse off Whistler Mountain, I mention in my video. Here is a link to the Google Map Ski Access trails into Sunridge, or click on the full screen icon at the right hand side of the grey bar.

Ski-in Ski-Out Vacant Land For Sale in Sunridge

Are looking for a ski-in ski-out, brand new, detached house, which is walking distance to Whistler Village? This may be an opportunity for you. There is a vacant lot at the top of Sunridge. Although it is not listed, I understand that the owner may still be interested in selling. The vacant land was previously listed for $6.9M. Please call me if you are not working with a realtor.

I am here to help you before, during and after the transaction. The rules effective June 15, 2018 have banned dual agency, so it is prudent to contact a Buyer’s Agent like me, for more information. Please contact me if you are not working with a realtor.

Click the following link for more information on the Market Update for Whistler real estate. Statistics courtesy of Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver.

It’s a Good Life in Whistler!

Marion

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KADENWOOD SKI TRAILS

I have written a lot of posts about Kadenwood. However, this effort to show you the Kadenwood Ski Trails which run in, through and out of the development have been a challenge. I have now solved that challenge by creating a Google map of Kadenwood ski trails. It is important to notice the directional arrows on the map. Have a view of this short video that explains why understanding the ski-in ski-out trails of Kadenwood is important. However, it is only the first step in understanding Kadenwood. That is when it is time to call Marion Anderson, (604) 938-3885 to help you find your Kadenwood home.

I have walked these trails and taken photos so I am confident in the direction of the blue runs. It really is important to understand your options, before you get too focused in your search. For a better view click on the link above or on the icon with the four corners, it is in the top right of the gray bar.

Everyone has a different tolerance to the meaning of ski-in/ski-out. There is no doubt that I can tell you the best locations to suit your tolerance to walking instead of schussing. The marketing efforts of each listing agent, promotes the ski-in/ski-out access for every listing in Kadenwood. In essence, some lot locations are more ski-in/ski-out than others. However, you would be best to call me at (604) 938-3885, as soon as you start your search. I can tell you the benefits of each location on the map of Kadenwood trails.

Kadenwood Information

The Kadenwood page on this site, has received lots of views. Information is added to this page so that you can continue to learn about the area instead of relying on your realtor.

Vacant Land For Sale in Kadenwood

At the time of writing this post, there are two lots listed for sale in Kadenwood. One is in Big Timber Court. After doing all the research on ski-in/ski-out access trails, I am amazed that this property is still available. If you are interested in building in Kadenwood, please call me to discuss your options.

Tourist Accommodation Zoning

All of Kadenwood is zoned as tourist accommodation. This means that you legally have the option for nightly rentals. Right now, there is no vacancy tax in Whistler, so if you buy the house and it sits empty all year, there is no penalty. If the time ever comes where the federal or provincial government puts that tax into effect in Whistler, you are covered. Renting out nightly might be a good option to avoid paying extra taxes.

I am here to help you before, during and after the transaction. The rules effective June 15, 2018 have banned dual agency, so it is prudent to contact a Buyer’s Agent like me, for more information. Please contact me if you are not working with a realtor.

Click the following link for more information on the Market Update for Whistler real estate. Statistics courtesy of Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver.

It’s a Good Life in Whistler!

Marion

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November 2019 Whistler Real Estate Market News

The following video will give you an overview of the Whistler Real Estate Market News as of November 2019. This means that the statistics are for October 2019, as the November statistics cannot be released until December 1st. The real estate statistics are provided by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV). To see the full, five page statistical report, go to the Market Update page.

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INVESTMENT IN WHISTLER

Ski trail from the Lookout

Now, just to be clear, when I mention investment in Whistler, I mean Whistler real estate. Whenever I get an email from someone wanting to invest in Whistler, I always lift the phone and ask them,”…what does investment mean to you?” Investment can mean something different to each buyer. The answer to this question will save both the buyer and myself lots of time. It usually minimizes the pain for the buyer, as he will soon know what he is dealing with so he can make his decision, either way.

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Street View of Kadenwood Neighbourhood

image showing the view from Kadenwood Drive overlooking Whistler and Alta Lake

This is a long video, 15 minutes of a driving tour showing the street view of Kadenwood neighbourhood. For those considering Kadenwood, then this is a must watch. I have taken the time to narrate and point out the ski-in/ski-out access trails around the neighbourhood. The reason I did this video, is because that is the kind of realtor that I am. I go the extra mile…which is quite literal in this situation.

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October 2019 Whistler Houses Sold Over $3M

Snowridge Crescent and Snowridge townhomes

When you have a look at the following chart it is simple to see that there has been decline in the number of houses sold over $3M, YTD in 2019 over 2018. Year to date (YTD) is from January 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019.

The sales stats were compiled to help those who were considering a detached house, which was ski-in/ski-out on Whistler Mountain or Blackcomb Mountain. Those detached houses used to be sold around $3M back in 2014 when I started this website. Now, those houses start at $5M, but the statistics are committed to a $3M starting price.

YTD Ski-in/out
House Sales
YTD
House Sales
YTD TOTAL
House Sales
YTD TOTAL
Sales
YTD 201951015$109,513,000
YTD 201852429$146,433,000
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September 2019 Whistler Real Estate Market News

The following video will give you an overview of the Whistler Real Estate Market News for September 2019. The real estate statistics are provided by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV). To see the full, five page statistical report, go to the Market Update page. The statistics are linked to the REBGV and they are automatically updated, usually by the 5th of the month at the latest.

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Buying Whistler Phase 1 Condo

Swimming pool at the Aspens

Are you considering the purchase of a Whistler Phase 1 condo? Perhaps in the Aspens? Phase 1 means that the property is zoned for nightly rentals. Can statistics help you determine when to buy real estate? Let’s take an example of a client looking for a one bedroom, Whistler Phase 1 condo. They have narrowed the search down to the Aspens on Blackcomb Mountain. The clients don’t want to buy at the top of a down market, and of course they want to feel as though they are getting value for their money. So, can statistics help them with their decision. Let’s have a look at the video.

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KADENWOOD GONDOLA

image of the two cabins of the kadenwood gondola

There is something about the Kadenwood Gondola which sets the tone for the Kadenwood neighbourhood. It is pretty obvious that when a development has its own gondola, those properties are owned by highly successful individuals. Owners who expect privacy, ski-in ski-out access, mountain vistas, and huge, brand new homes. In addition, because time is precious, they want quick access to all Creekside has to offer…and why not!

Riding the Kadenwood Gondola

This video will take you on a the Kadenwood Gondola so that you can see for yourself that it is a 5 minute journey. In addition, notice the proximity to the Creekside Gondola. Traveling by gondola is a great way to stay warm on a winter’s day, until you get to the Red Chair and then it is time to get going!

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STREET VIEW OF KADENWOOD DRIVE, WHISTLER

view from the top of kadenwood drive over to the mountains

Since Google has not passed by to provide a Google Maps street view of Kadenwood Drive, Whistler, I decided to take this on myself. The reason I wanted to do this, was to help those who are considering the purchase of a brand new house which is ski-in ski-out. Now, that may sound simple: let’s find a brand new home , which is 5,000 sq. ft. plus and it has to be ski-in ski-out. In essence, it is simple, it is Kadenwood and nowhere else in Whistler.

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KADENWOOD STRATA

image showing the view from Kadenwood Drive overlooking Whistler and Alta Lake

This is the first in a series of videos about Kadenwood. My first video is focused on two points. Firstly, what do the Kadenwood strata fees cover? Secondly, how effective is the strata council? Kadenwood is a 60 strata lot development, 1000 ft up on Whistler Mountain and it is accessible by its own gondola. There is also a scenic road which is a five minute drive up to the Kadenwood Development. I will feature that road on an upcoming Kadenwood video. In the meantime, let me tell you how the strata council manage the monthly fees.

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2934 HERITAGE PEAKS TRAIL, KADENWOOD

Look at the floor to ceiling windows of 2934 Heritage Peaks Trails in Kadenwood

The location of 2934 Heritage Peaks Trail in Kadenwood makes it a true ski-in ski-out property. From this property, the access trail to and from Whistler Mountain starts and ends at the back door of the house. Watch my video as I explain, and show you the actual location of this brand new build, and the ease of accessing the trails. There are not many homes in Kadenwood, or Whistler with this ease of trail access.

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4914 HORSTMAN LANE

4914 Horstman Lane is located in Horstman Estates on Blackcomb Mountain. Buyers call me when searching for a ski-in ski-out, detached house walking distance to Whistler Village. Unfortunately, I am the one who crushes their dreams. I have to tell them that Horstman Estates is not ski-in ski-out, it is only ski-in. There is a wide ski-home trail off Blackcomb Mountain which means that in order to get to the slopes you would either walk, drive or take the bus. Considering the bus ride is a direct 3 minute ride away, you should always consider the privacy of Horstman Estates. This lovely property is at the entrance to Horstman Estates, and to me that is a benefit. Please watch the video and see it you agree.

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