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Re/Max Sea to Sky Real Estate Newsletter: June

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Blog by Doug Treleaven | June 21st, 2017



The month of May saw an increase of property sales in the Whistler market, with a total of 85 transactions (63 of which were detached homes). The dollar volume for Whistler in May is the highest we have seen yet this year, sitting just over $92 Million. The average sales price decreased a little bit, but stays consistent with previous months: $1,090,327. For a complete breakdown of Whistler Sales by Dollar Volume, Number of Transactions and Property Types, as well as annual quarterly trends for the past few years, please check out our blog here.

Property sales in Pemberton saw a decrease in the number of transactions done in May (10), but the dollar volume for condos and chalets both saw a significant increase. The average overall sales price in Pemberton transactions was $552,850. For a complete breakdown of Pemberton Sales by Dollar Volume, Number of Transactions and Property Types, as well as annual quarterly trends for the past few years, please check out our blog here.

Squamish real estate is still going strong, with the number of transactions steadily rising this year and sitting at 86 for the month of May. The dollar volume for the month was just over $58 Million – only a slight decline from what it was in April, and still significantly higher than the trends of the first quarter. The average sale price for all sold properties was $675,344, but the average for detached houses alone is the highest it’s been this year: $1,036,804. For a complete breakdown of Squamish Sales by Dollar Volume, Number of Transactions and Property Types, as well as annual quarterly trends for the past few years, please check out our blog here.

If you would like to know what your Whistler home could sell for in today's market, contact me for a professional evaluation. Did you know that RE/MAX Sea to Sky Real Estate gives your home the MOST exposure to potential buyers? Call me to find out how we do it!


Wedgewoods Whistler: - For more information about Wedgewoods, please feel free to contact me. 

Canada’s First Pod Hotel to Open in Whistler:
The building that will house the Pangea Pod Hotel used to be a timeshare complex that fell into serious disrepair. It took the developer a year-and-a-half to track down each of the 1,200 timeshare investors and buy them out. All told, the project is expected to cost around $10 million. Read more here.

Public hearing for Phase 2 bylaw draws a crowd: Phase 2 property owners — the majority from the Alpenglow strata in Whistler Village — were out in full force to speak against a proposed Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) bylaw at a public hearing on Tues. June 6. Read about the outcome here.

10 Steps to Buying a Home:Buying a home is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. So it’s always best to get all the help you can. Here are some steps to consider. See all 10 Steps here.

BC and Canadian real estate websites to know - Before you jump into the real estate market, be sure to educate yourself on all of the real estate information and services available to you. Read more here.

Have you seen RE/MAX Sea to Sky Real Estate Whistler Facebook Page? For Whistler & Pemberton Market Stats, upcoming local events, as well as much more from RE/MAX Sea to Sky Real Estate, Like Us on Facebook here!

Open Houses: Want to know where the weekly open houses will be? You can find them here.


What’s On in June and July:

June 2-26 – Chili Thom's Experience: Welcome to Arts Whistler presents The Chili Thom Experience – a celebration of Chili, his life, and his art, for the community that loved him and the visitors about to discover him. Get the details here.

June 20– Garden Games: Whistler Public Library and Whistler Museum will host old-fashioned, Rainbow Lodge-style lawn games for adults, along with era-appropriate snacks and mocktails! Get the details here.

July 1 & 2 – Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: Enjoy the festivities of Canada Day in Whistler, including this free concert from the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra celebrating the national day. Get the details here.

Now until October - Whistler Farmers Market: The open air Whistler Farmers' Market features local produce from the Sea to Sky Corridor. Featuring tasty artisan foods, local artists, refreshing beverages and live entertainment, the markets are a great day out for the family. Open twice a week throughout the summer, the markets are the perfect place to find food for a picnic or a unique present for someone special. See 2017 schedule here.

Don't forget to pick up a copy of our latest issue of the RE/MAX Sea to Sky Real Estate Portfolio of Properties to see some fabulous home listings and read about upcoming events in Whistler & Pemberton.