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September 18, 2018 in Blog

Why You Should Sell Your Home in the Fall

As the warm-weather housing market comes to a close and our thoughts turn to colder weather and heavy snowfall, many homeowners consider waiting to sell their properties until next spring. However, while spring and summer are traditionally considered prime real estate selling months, fall is a great time of the year to sell a home. With more time for you to prepare, less competition, and a more... Read more
August 17, 2018 in Blog

Build Your Retirement Home Before You Retire

It’s easy to get caught up with life and all of its demands, and it’s even easier to see retirement as far off in the distant future. That is until we get there. Choosing your perfect home for retirement is a huge, and often difficult, decision to make. With so much to consider, it’s important to give yourself plenty of time. If you’re planning to leave work and retreat to the location of... Read more
July 18, 2018 in Blog

Tips for Buying a Home for Retirement

With ample free time suddenly on your hands, and your children having long flown the nest, retirement is an exciting time of significant change. As your needs and priorities shift over time, you many want to buy a home specifically for retirement. However, in order to secure the house of your dreams, it’s important to pay attention during the house hunting process. With the help of a real... Read more
June 4, 2018 in Blog

Why we Should all Retire to Whistler

At a first impression, Whistler can seem like a wild haven for young people who live to ski and board. While this is true, it also offers a fantastic full-time lifestyle for those looking to retire. In 2011, there were 1,370 individuals ages 55-85 plus living in this fantastic location, and since then this figure has certainly risen. In fact, it's likely the only reason some assume there are less... Read more
May 12, 2018 in Blog

When is the Best Time to Buy a Vacation Home?

Whistler draws people in from all over the world. Unable to shake the ski bug, many eventually succumb to the mountain’s appeal and purchase a vacation home so they can enjoy Whistler all year round. According to this recent Whistler Real Estate Market Report, property sales in Whistler are continuing at a steady pace at the start of 2018, and buyer interest is staying strong. So when should... Read more
April 23, 2018 in Blog

How will the Speculation Tax affect you?

The BC NDP government publicised plans in February’s budget to introduce the Speculation Tax, and this has been met with opposition and uncertainty amongst vacation homeowners in the BC area. In an attempt to reign in the runaway prices of housing for locals, vacation homes in certain areas that are uninhabited for less than six months of every year will be taxed. With changes due to be... Read more
March 22, 2018 in Blog

The Introduction Of New Real Estate Rules In 2018

The B.C. government has announced new rules that will aim to regulate real estate transactions and protect consumers. This is in accordance with the recommendations made in June of last year by an independent advisory panel ordered by the former BC Liberal government. The Superintendent of Real Estate has set March 15th as the date the changes are to take effect. These rules will require new... Read more
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February 28, 2018 in Blog

Steps To Buying A Vacation Home

"Oh, I wish I could live here." Does this phrase look familiar to you? For many, this is uttered quite frequently when on a vacation in a beautiful place. But what if living part-time or even vacationing more often could become part of your own reality. If you dream of owning a vacation home but find the idea of buying one too intimidating, you may be surprised to find out that the process can... Read more
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December 13, 2017 in Blog

Events That Will Shape Whistler Real Estate in 2018

As we send off 2017 and look forward to a new year to come, it’s insightful to ponder on some of the big trends and changes that will likely impact the Whistler real estate market next year. Some of these changes are on a macro level, effecting the entire nation, while some are more localized to the Whistler region. If you’ve been wondering what we’ll likely see in the way of real estate... Read more