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Whistler Village: Where the Adventure Begins

Whistler Village is your doorway to the mountains and the starting point of all your adventures. Head into the alpine for sightseeing and exploration, grab a bite with friends on a sunny patio and soak up local art and culture along the stroll. Plus, there are plenty of places to kick back and enjoy the relaxed Village vibe.

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Above photo: Mel and Dre during one of their training sessions in Silverstar, BC. Photograph by the talented Jacques Morel.
Come and watch The Subaru IRONMAN Canada® on Sunday July 29, 2018 in beautiful Whistler, BC. Our very own Melissa, and her partner Dre will be competing in this years race!  Come support and cheer our RE/MAX Sea to Sky team on! After a long year of training the biggest race of the Summer is now here for them! Covering 226.3km (3.86km Swim, 180.25km Bike and a 42.2km run) with a limited time of 17 hours to complete, the Ironman is widely considered one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world! Please see our celebration agenda below:

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11am: Cinnamon Bear Patio, Hilton Hotel: Lets meet for Bubbles, Beats & Brunch with the talented Nat Morel providing amazing music to get the festivities started! We will be there to start off the Ironman celebrations, and bring a folding chair to set up camp to cheer for Mel and Dre!

CLICK HERE  for our local tips for how to get around on the day plus the best spots to catch all the action for the biggest race in the summer calendar.

 

SEA TO SKY REAL ESTATE UPDATE

WHISTLER’s real estate market brought in a total dollar volume of $63 Million in June, a 13% increase from that of the previous month. There were a total of 51 transactions, of which there were 18 condo sales, 21 townhome sales and 7 chalet sales. Chalet sales carried the highest dollar volume for the month, a total of $23.6 Million. Reported numbers for the second quarter of 2018 show a total dollar volume of $176 Million and a total of 209 property sales.

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 brought in just over $4 Million in dollar volume this June, a relatively slow month when compared with the same time last year. There were a total of 7 property sales, the majority of which were townhome sales (with a dollar volume of $2.38 Million). Looking at the recorded sales for the second quarter of 2018, we can see there were 37 transactions (the same number reported as the first quarter) and a 21% increase in dollar volume totalling approximately $23 Million.


Want more Pemberton stats? Check out our blog here.


The SQUAMISH real estate market brought in a total dollar volume of $27 Million in June, which is 37% decrease from the same month last year. There were a total of 9 single-family home sales, 11 condo sales, and 25 townhome sales. Townhome sales carried the highest dollar volume for the month, a total of $15.5 Million. The numbers are in for the second quarter of 2018, with a reported 53% increase in dollar volume over the first quarter: approximately $135 Million in 195 transactions.


Want more Squamish Stats? Check out our blog here.

LISTINGS AND SALES

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#16 7360 Pemberton Farm Road

PEMBERTON, BC

2100+ sq. ft of spacious living in this unique 3 bedroom + den in the Pemberton Plateau. Open concept living area with walk around fireplace, 9 ft. ceilings and oversized windows showcasing beautiful mountain views, and inviting an abundance of natural light into the property.

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Real Estate News

Province to set up registry to crack down on ‘hidden buyers’ “Under the new legislation, corporations, trustees and partners will be required to identify the individuals that have a “beneficial interest” in the purchase of real estate.” Our own Ann Chiasson weighs in on the pros and cons of this new registry. Read the article by the Pique Newsmagazine.
Sea to Sky farmers turn to leasing land to live the dream 
“Leasing land rather than owning it has both positives and negatives. Agricultural land in the Pemberton area has seen a sharp rise in value in the last several years and Budgell and McCann both feel that buying is now out of reach. (A home on a five-acre lot in Pemberton Meadows can cost upwards of $1 million depending on location.)” Read more in this article by the Pique Newsmagazine.

Upcoming Local Events

Subaru IRONMAN® Canada

July 29: Registration for the 2018 Subaru IRONMAN® Canada triathlon in Whistler is now open! Take up the challenge to swim, bike and run through the beautiful lakes, roads and trails of British Columbia. Register now, lock in your training plan and book your accommodation for race week and training trips early. Click here for details!

Wanderlust Whistler

Aug 2-5: This annual yoga festival has one-of-a-kind instructors, musicians, speakers, chefs and fellow celebrants for a festival of blissful exploring. Step up into a space bright with new ideas, new friends, new foods and new moves this summer. Click for more info.

Canadian BBQ Championships

Aug 3-5: From local legends to world champions, the BBQ Championships pit the best of the best against each other at Dusty’s in Whistler Creekside. Come see the pros in action, enjoy family entertainment, sample some of the best BBQ you will ever eat, and enjoy free music throughout the weekend. Details here!