Whistler BC Canada – Real Estate Update – Happy Thanksgiving!
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Canadian Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it’s a favourite long weekend for locals and visitors alike. Don’t miss one-stop shopping deals on winter gear at the Turkey Sale and Ski & Snowboard Swap, two final farmers’ markets of the season, special art exhibits and events, plus wholesome outdoor fun in the mountains.
Let us know if you are in town to join us for the two final farmers markets of the season or to one of our special art exhibits!
Sea to Sky Real Estate Update
The real estate market in WHISTLER reports a total dollar volume of $59 Million in August, which is a 14% decrease from July and a 26% decrease from this time last year. In a total of 44 transactions in August, there were 20 condo sales, 11 townhome sales and 10 chalet sales. Chalet sales carried the highest dollar volume out of all types of property sales, a total of $32 Million.
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.
The SQUAMISH real estate market in August brought in a total dollar volume of $27 Million, which is a 18% decrease from July and a 34% decrease from August 2017. There were a total of 12 single-family home sales, 14 condo sales, and 24 townhome sales. Single-family home sales carried the highest dollar volume for the month, a total of $13.7 Million.
Property sales in PEMBERTON brought in just under $4 Million in dollar volume this July. Out of 5 total property sales for the month, 3 were chalet sales which totalled a dollar volume of $3.4 Million. There were no condo sales reported at all in the month of August.
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Let us decide on speculation tax, local leaders tell province
“Delegates to the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler have overwhelmingly supported a resolution put forward by Oak Bay calling on the province to replace the proposed speculation tax by giving local governments authority to collect a levy on vacant residential properties if they choose.” Read more in this article by the Squamish Chief.
Postal code changes an ‘inconvenience’ for Whistlerites
“The new postal codes, which will begin with V8E, go into effect on Sept. 17, but Canada Post said it would provide “customers free mail redirection service for one year so they have enough time to manage this change effectively.” Read more in this article by the Pique Newsmagazine.
Upcoming Local Events
Quest for Excellence Bursary
Now until March 2019: The annual RE/MAX Quest for Excellence Scholarship is now accepting applications for 2019! If you know someone graduating from Grade 12 this year, let them know to apply for this $1,000 bursary. There are 16 bursaries up for grabs, and one lucky grad will also get a hot air balloon ride for two! Click here for the details.
Whistler Farmer’s Market
Sundays until Thanksgiving: Local produce, tasty food, local artisans, live entertainment and family activities along the beautiful Upper Village Stroll between the Fairmont Chateau Whistler and the Blackcomb Daylodge. Get the full schedule here.
Sea to Sky All British Rally
Sept 22: The rally will consist of a scenic drive from North Vancouver, along the Sea to Sky Highway, to the final destination of Whistler. They will be displaying their vehicles in the Olympic Plaza for the day. More details here!
Whistler Writers Festival
Oct 11-14: The Whistler Writers Festival is an annual fall event celebrating the written word. It’s a chance to meet renowned authors, listen to lively speakers panels and attend workshops on publishing and word craft before gathering for evenings of music and great conversation with other readers and writers. Check out the details here.
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