2016 saw Whistler and Pemberton enjoy a very active Real Estate market. The general strong interest in real estate in south western BC, a favourable currency exchange rate, and strong consumer confidence combined to accelerate activity in Whistler and Pemberton to record levels and created a marketplace that was both highly dynamic and challenging for buyers, sellers, and agents. As a result we saw a strong increase in activity and values, and the number of properties listed for sale fell to historically low levels. Read the market reviews for Whistler and Pemberton released by The Whistler Real Estate Company Ltd.
Real estate related announcements
There were some big changes announced in 2016 that would affect the housing market:
February: A 3 per cent property transfer tax on homes over $2 million was introduced. Learn more…
August: A 15 per cent foreign buyer tax was introduced in Vancouver. Learn more…
August: Vail Resorts announced it would buy Whistler Blackcomb. Learn more…
December: The Province of BC announced a new Home Partnership Program to help first-time home-buyers fund their deposit. Learn more…
Making dreams reality
In the last quarter of 2016 we helped 11 clients achieve their real estate dreams:
- 346 Townplaza (Seller & Buyer’s agent)
- 304 Aspens (Seller’s agent)
- 333 Aspens (Seller’s agent)
- 215 Woodrun (Buyer’s agent)
- 53 Four Seasons (Buyer’s agent)
- 228 Aspens (Seller’s Agent)
- 1615 Delta Whistler Village Suites (Buyer’s agent)
- 2302 Delta Whistler Village Suites (Buyer’s agent)
- 1332 Delta Whistler Village Suites (Buyer’s agent)
- 818 Westin (Seller’s agent)
Here’s a few testimonials from those last quarter clients:
“We have been working with Lance for several years. He has helped us sell 2 different condos at the Aspens. Because of his sage advice, both of the sales were very quick and pleasant.
On our last sale in November 2016, we talked to Lance one week, he suggested a price and within a week, we had a sale. It was so easy. Lance handled everything and we had completed the sale in a month.
I have bought and sold homes and condos in many places, but Lance is by far the best realtor with whom I have worked. He is honest, smart and efficient. If you have a chance, choose him for your real estate transactions in Canada.”
333 Aspens Seller
“I was impressed with your service, follow up and friendly assistance. I would be pleased to recommended you should the opportunity arise.”
818 Westin Seller
“Our experience working with Lance was outstanding! Lance was informative, responsive and very knowledgeable. He made time to thoroughly explain the process and steps of the real estate sale process in whistler. We would not hesitate recommending Lance to anyone who may be buying or selling in Whistler. We would definitely use him again if purchasing or selling a property in Whistler!”
228 Aspens Seller
Thinking of buying or selling?
If you are thinking of buying or selling a property in the Whistler area, do give us a call to discuss the real estate market.