At some point in your search, I expect you will consider ski-in ski-out luxury townhomes close to Whistler Village. This is a natural part of searching for a slopeside property in Whistler. However, it can be a disappointing process. The top developments have built the townhouses with no neighbour above or below, plus a garage to store equipment. In essence, these two factors significantly narrow the search. When you add in the third criteria of walk to Whistler Village, we are down to three developments.
Having sold real estate in Whistler since 2005, I understand that three developments are good odds of finding you a property. However, you may need to view other developments just to be sure of your options. That too, can be part of the buying process.
My role is to help you understand your options. Then, we can hone in, on the development that suits you best. I can help you become less disillusioned with your options, because you will fully understand that you cannot own what is not for sale.
Map of Ski-in Ski-out Luxury Townhomes Close Whistler Village
This is a sought after development by anyone wanting ski-in ski-out. However, because the first phase was built in 1988, some of the townhouses do not have a lot of light as these developments are surrounded by tall fir trees. In addition, sunlight was not a recognized need back then. I have shown PR to several buyers, and sunlight, lack of a view and the cost/sq. ft. are of concern, unless they have ski-in ski-out at the top of their list.
These are typically the least expensive of the three developments. One of the owners in Cedar Ridge purchased two townhouses side by side. Then they knocked the end unit down and rebuilt it from the foundation. The exterior strata design was maintained but the interior had a new floor plan. Needless to say that after that experience they were not interested in selling.
There are a lot of owners in this development who have renovated their properties. Some buyers get put off by the closeness of each of the neighbours, instead of considering the location and the ability to walk to and from the village. The walk is on flat pavement too, which has to be considered another bonus. The sales below do not recognise the private sales which happened in SC, and the prices in 2018 were closer to $5M.
Click on the link to view a Map of ski-in ski-out detached houses in Whistler. Like this post, I created a map which automatically shows you your options. Happy to interpret these maps for you.
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.
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