The June 2021 Whistler real estate market update did not see much change from the previous months, which is no surprise. However, the interesting statistic for May was the 18% increase in new listings, yet only 4% increase in sales. The lack of pace with sales keeping up with new listings is of interest, and if you want to explore these statistics further, please click through to the Market Update page on this site.
June 2021 Forecast
In the June 2021 video, I commented on the decrease in townhome sales, and speculated as to the reason. For the last 12 months the frenzied market, and low interest rates have resulted in multiple offer situations. However, that situation is not showing any signs of easing. Unfortunately, even if there is only one other competing bid, the buyer is forced to increase their budget if they want to own a piece of Whistler.
There are three segments in the type of market: 1) detached houses; 2) townhomes; and 3) condominiums. Although there is a a far greater breakdown of statistics on the Market Update page, the following image gives us a snapshot of the market. For more details check out the Market Update page on this site.
This video on the ski-in/ski-out trail to and from Big Timber Court is the last in this series of Kadenwood videos. No particular reason that it is last, as Big Timber Court was in the first phase of the Kadenwood development. To understand all that this neighbourhood offers, please visit the Kadenwood page on this site.
The Small Enclave Called Big Timber Court
Big Timber Court is a favourite of mine for the following reasons:
Only five strata lots;
Three strata lots are completely out of sight from anyone travelling up Kadenwood Drive;
Unobstructed views as Big Timber Court is on the southern edge of Kadenwood;
Three homes are already built, and the other two are lots, yet to be developed;
Easy walk to the ski-in trail leading to the Lower Peak to Creek run on Whistler Mountain.
Kadenwood is a wonderful location in Whistler. I spent a lot of time up there last year, and got to appreciate again what a stunning location it is. Anyone who is seeking privacy, solitude or a ski-in/ski-out access to a world class mountain, surely must be considering this area.
Please have a look at the Kadenwood page on this site to understand the area, and if you have time, check out the Ski-in/Ski-out Luxury House Locations page. This page provides a comparison chart to compare the areas where detached houses are available for those looking to easily access Blackcomb Mountain and Whistler Mountain.
If you are not already working with a Whistler realtor, please contact me. I know I can help you find your Whistler home, whether it is listed or not.
Due to the length and the winding nature of Kadenwood Drive, there are a few options for ski-in ski-out trails. Kadenwood Drive in the neighbourhood of Kadenwood is a continuation of the road which leads up from Bayshores. At the entrance to Kadenwood, the neighbourhood, or bareland strata development begins. That is where our Kadenwood Drive starts. If you are looking for a wealth of information on Kadenwood, please check out the Kadenwood page on this site.
If you have watched any of my videos you will have heard me say that listing agents tout all houses in Kadenwood as being ski-in ski-out. My response to this has been, yes, but some are more ski-in ski-out than others, and the houses on Kadenwood Drive are a perfect example of this.
The video, one in a series that covers all the locations in Kadenwood, showcases the houses which look north over Alta Lake. These homes are fortunate to also view the lights of Whistler. This is a wonderful and interesting view. In addition, these homes have a trail that runs along the back of the houses. This trail is featured in the video.
History of Kadenwood
Kadenwood Drive was one of the first phases of Kadenwood to be developed and as such, a lot of these homes were built by developers. Beautiful homes built to the size allocated by the council of the day in the Resort Municipality of Whistler. Twenty years, and several municipal councils later, much has changed, and not only in the size of the allowable build.
If you are interested in Kadenwood, please give me a call. In the meantime, make sure to check out the Kadenwood page on this site.
The houses on High Point Drive have a couple of options for ski-in ski-out trails. One of these trails is featured in my video below. In other words, I feature the trail that better serves the houses which are closer to the Kadenwood Gondola. This is not because of an easy download on colder mornings, but due to the quality of the trails leading to and from High Point Drive. In essence, this location is ideal for all levels of skiers or boarders, especially beginners.
From the video you will see that the trails leading into and out of High Point Drive are of a nice gradient and are wide. In summary, a house on High Point Drive has an excellent ski-in ski-out access.
Luxury Houses on High Point Drive
There are no more vacant lots on High Point Drive. In other words, if you are loved the ski-in ski-out trail for this location, then we need to discuss your options. That is to say, we may need to find you a house which is not listed for sale. Consequently, we would need to talk.
Your Ski-in Ski-out Options within Kadenwood
By understanding your options within Kadenwood, you will come to appreciate that there are many choices for ski-in ski-out access. However, all the ski trails have a different gradient and width, and certainly should be a component when you are deciding upon a house in this location. Have a look at the Kadenwood page on this site.
Another area which may suit your needs is the ski-in ski-out location of Summit Lane which is on the slopes of Blackcomb Mountain. Summit Lane is in the Benchlands of Whistler and as such is within walking distance to Whistler Village. Please call me if you are interested in exploring Summit Lane, and you are not working with a Whistler realtor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.