MATT WARNER

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Email: matt@mattwarner.ca

I have sold a property at 204-A 2036 LONDON LANE in Whistler.
This west facing 1 bdrm, 1 bath QUARTER-SHARE condominium is perfect for couples/families who enjoy the ultimate location and convenience to Whistler Mountain & all the wonderful shops/restaurants in Whistler Creek. Enjoy 12 weeks of usage per year. Development has the best amenities such as outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness centre & media rooms. As well the Whistler gondola is right outside your door.
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I have listed a new property at 204-A 2036 LONDON LANE in Whistler.
This west facing 1 bdrm, 1 bath QUARTER-SHARE condominium is perfect for couples/families who enjoy the ultimate location and convenience to Whistler Mountain & all the wonderful shops/restaurants in Whistler Creek. Enjoy 12 weeks of usage per year. Development has the best amenities such as outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness centre & media rooms. As well the Whistler gondola is right outside your door.
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I have sold a property at 6 RIDGE DR in Whistler.
"Charming cabin in the woods" you have to see this beautifully maintained, three bedroom & loft cabin in Pinecrest Estates with a very idyllic Private woodsy setting. This home has been lovingly decorated to a very high level and is being sold fully furnished and equipped with QUALITY FURNISHINGS. Move right in! Pinecrest Estates is the ultimate gated get away just one hour from Vancouver with two tennis courts and Pinecrest Lake to enjoy in the summer and ice skating in the winter. A short 5 minute drive to Whistler Olympic Park and just a 15 minute drive to Whistler's Creekside. Looking for peace and tranquility...look no further.
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I have listed a new property at 6 RIDGE DR in Whistler.
"Charming cabin in the woods" you have to see this beautifully maintained, three bedroom & loft cabin in Pinecrest Estates with a very idyllic Private woodsy setting. This home has been lovingly decorated to a very high level and is being sold fully furnished and equipped with QUALITY FURNISHINGS. Move right in! Pinecrest Estates is the ultimate gated get away just one hour from Vancouver with two tennis courts and Pinecrest Lake to enjoy in the summer and ice skating in the winter. A short 5 minute drive to Whistler Olympic Park and just a 15 minute drive to Whistler's Creekside. Looking for peace and tranquility...look no further.
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I have listed a new property at 6 RIDGE DR in Whistler.
"Charming cabin in the woods" you have to see this beautifully maintained, three bedroom & loft cabin in Pinecrest Estates with a very idyllic Private woodsy setting. This home has been lovingly decorated to a very high level and is being sold fully furnished and equipped with QUALITY FURNISHINGS. Move right in! Pinecrest Estates is the ultimate gated get away just one hour from Vancouver with two tennis courts and Pinecrest Lake to enjoy in the summer and ice skating in the winter. A short 5 minute drive to Whistler Olympic Park and just a 15 minute drive to Whistler's Creekside. Looking for peace and tranquility...look no further.
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I have listed a new property at 6 RIDGE DR in Whistler.
"Charming cabin in the woods" you have to see this beautifully maintained, three bedroom & loft cabin in Pinecrest Estates with a very idyllic Private woodsy setting. This home has been lovingly decorated to a very high level and is being sold fully furnished and equipped with QUALITY FURNISHINGS. Move right in! Pinecrest Estates is the ultimate gated get away just one hour from Vancouver with two tennis courts and Pinecrest Lake to enjoy in the summer and ice skating in the winter. A short 5 minute drive to Whistler Olympic Park and just a 15 minute drive to Whistler's Creekside. Looking for peace and tranquility...look no further.
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I have listed a new property at 6 RIDGE DR in Whistler.
"Charming cabin in the woods" you have to see this beautifully maintained, three bedroom & loft cabin in Pinecrest Estates with a very idyllic Private woodsy setting. This home has been lovingly decorated to a very high level and is being sold fully furnished and equipped with QUALITY FURNISHINGS. Move right in! Pinecrest Estates is the ultimate gated get away just one hour from Vancouver with two tennis courts and Pinecrest Lake to enjoy in the summer and ice skating in the winter. A short 5 minute drive to Whistler Olympic Park and just a 15 minute drive to Whistler's Creekside. Looking for peace and tranquility...look no further. Call Matt Warner 604-928-9107 to view.
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I have listed a new property at 11 2561 TRICOUNI PL in Whistler.
Whistlers best priced 3 bedroom townhouse. Very flexible floor plan with large bedrooms, 3 piece bathroom which could be rented separately on lowest level. Mid level of home has a cozy living room, dining room and complete kitchen. Beautiful private view to the forested backyard. Upstairs features 2 large bedrooms with 4 piece bathroom. Full tie or nightly rentals allowed. No GST.
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Welcome to your Whistler market update and happy new year!

If you've been following the headlines, you already know that the numbers for 2015 are in, and it was a monumental year in the Whistler real estate market:

Below, I will provide additional analysis on what happened in the Whistler real estate market in 2015. Scroll down to see the usual new listings and recent sales. As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me!

2015: A Glory Year for Whistler

The 2014/2015 snow season left much to be desired (luckily, the 2015/2016 season has more than made up for it) -- but despite the lackluster snow, Whistler had a booming year in 2015.

We had our busiest summer on record. Whistler Blackcomb's stock soared ($20.13 on January 2, 2015 and 
$24.95 on December 31, 2015 -- though down to $22.50 as of yesterday). Events and festivals saw record numbers of attendees. The weak Canadian dollar meant a revival of American visitors. The list goes on.

With the spotlight on Whistler, much attention was drawn to the local real estate market, causing increasing interest and increasing sales.

High Sales Activity, Low Inventory

The total number of sales in 2015 mimicked the 2014 market pretty closely throughout the entire year -- but the cumulative annual sales in dollars in 2015 exceeded 2014 figures by more than $100M. In other words, there's no denying that prices increased in 2015.

 

 


What didn't increase, however, was inventory. The number of active listings in 2015 was low, low, low -- and that's a trend I expect will continue into 2016. The low number of listings on the market will likely result in a decrease in activity, not for a lack of interest, but for a lack of product to buy.
 


Of note: of the sales that took place in December 2015 (see the link below), nearly 65% were of properties that had been on the market for more than 3 months. In fact, several were listings that had been sitting on the market for more than a year. This means that properties that may have previously been overlooked at now getting attention -- probably due to a lack of other options. Worth noting is that many of these "stale" properties experienced a listing price reduction, which likely also helped stimulate interest.

Squamish and Pemberton

Don't forget about our neighbours to the north (Pemberton) and to the south (Squamish). They're experiencing some serious action, too.

Squamish homeowners may have been in a little shock when they received their BC Assessment property assessments earlier this month. With an average increase of 17.33%, Squamish experienced the 
second largest increase in the province. Squamish is seeing phenomenal growth, with several developments in the works over the next few years.

Like Whistler, Pemberton's inventory of active listings is at an all time low. There's no doubt that the increasing prices in Whistler are driving some people to look in the more affordable -- yet still rising -- prices in Pemberton and Squamish.

 

 

For additional graphs summarizing market activity in 2015, click here.

Here's a snapshot of the market today:

  • 50 properties are presently listed for sale in Whistler and Pemberton. Of note: there are only 10 listings in Whistler under the $1M mark that offer un-restricted occupancy.
  • 50 properties sold in the month of December. I find it noteworthy that of these sales, 12% sold at the list price, 58% sold within 95% of the list price, and 30% sold at less than 95% of the list price. For those keeping track, none sold over ask.

With more snow in the forecast and Martin Luther King day just around the corner, this will surely be a busy weekend in Whistler. If you're around and are interesting in purchasing or selling a Whistler property -- or even if you just want to chat about the market -- please contact me!

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As you read this, hundreds of excited skiers and snowboarders are uploading the Whistler Village gondola to take in the first turns of the season. That's right -- Opening Day is upon us! Whistler Mountain is opening today, a week ahead of schedule, and Blackcomb Mountain is not far behind, with a scheduled opening date of November 26

Down in the valley, the Whistler real estate market continues to charge ahead at full speed. Inventory remains a challenge -- listings are selling at an incredibly fast pace. If you're thinking of listing your Whistler, Pemberton, or Squamish property for sale -- or know someone who is -- I'd love to chat!

Now, to get you up to speed: here's what's happened in the market over the past two weeks.

  • 34 new properties have been listed for sale, representing a huge range of property types. We've got everything from Phase II one-bedroom condos to a 5,000 SF home up in Kadenwood (pictured below), an exclusive neighbourhood with its own private gondola!
  • 44 properties sold, which is quite high for Whistler -- things are definitely NOT slowing down! 40% of these sales were listed for sale in October or November of this year, a sign that listings aren't sticking around for very long.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me about recent sales, new listings, or anything else pertaining to your Whistler real estate needs!

Best regards,

Matt

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November has a reputation for being a quieter month in Whistler, but there's actually a lot going on this month. Cornucopia, Whistler's food and wine (and so much more) festival, kicks offtomorrow and continues through to next weekend. Whistler Blackcomb's Opening Day is scheduled for November 26, but who knows -- with all the snow we've been getting on the mountains, they could surprise us with an early opening. 

As our famous snow season approaches, a lot of people start contemplating a Whistler property purchase -- maybe in time to have a home base for the upcoming holidays. If you've got Whistler on the mind, let's talk. Meanwhile, here's what's happened in the market over the past two weeks.

  • 39 new properties have been listed for sale -- up considerably from the 27 we saw in my last newsletter. All but seven of these new listings clock in under $1 million, including a relatively inexpensive chalet in Emerald Estates, listed at only $789,000.
  • 39 properties sold, which is actually the exact same figure we saw two weeks ago. Two major trends continue: properties are selling faster and faster, and the gap between the list price and sales price is becoming increasingly narrow.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me about recent sales, new listings, or anything else pertaining to your Whistler real estate needs!

Best regards,

Matt

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I have listed a new property at 21 RIDGE DR in Whistler.
A charming cottage in the prestigious gated community of Pinecrest Estates. Located a short 12 minute drive to Whistler, enjoy skiing, golf, hiking, biking and fishing. One bedroom on the main PLUS a large Bedroom/Sitting area upstairs. Numerous sleeping options while snuggling up to two fireplaces to keep family and friends warm and cozy. This home has been meticulously maintained and has had numerous recent upgrades including new carpet, stainless steel appliances, new counter tops, en suite bathroom with great soaker tub, new shower and in floor heat. Very private lot with massive rear sun deck & private carport. With only steps to Pinecrest Lake and 2 tennis courts, recreation is abound; this is your home away from home!
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Here's what else has taken place over the past 2 weeks:

  • 27 new properties have been listed for sale, including several 1 and 2 bedroom condominiums close to the slopes. These properties are always a popular bet, particularly those that allow for rental income.
  • 39 properties sold, and if there is one major trend that stands out, it's that properties are selling QUICKLY and for very close to the listing price. The bulk of the sold properties were listed in the last month or two, which represents quick turnover for the Whistler market.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me about recent sales, new listings, or anything else pertaining to your Whistler real estate needs!

Best regards,

Matt

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Whistler Real Estate Third Quarter in Review

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are all gearing up for a weekend full of turkey (and perhaps a visit to Whistler Blackcomb's big Turkey Sale -- this is the time to get any gear you might need for the upcoming season!)

It's hard to believe that we are already a few weeks into fall and just over a month away from skiing. Time flies! It was a very busy summer here in Whistler, both in terms of activities around the village and activity in the real estate market. Here's a review of what happened in the third quarter of 2015.

 

Inventory: The New Whistler Real Estate Buzzword

Inventory has been a hot topic in 2015. Inventory refers to the number of listings on the market -- in other words, the houses that are presently for sale.

Consider the following figures. They represent the average number of listings for sale at any given point throughout the indicated year.
  • In 2013, the average number of listings was 611
  • In 2014, it was 507
  • In 2015 (to date), it is 482
Notice a trend?

In Q3, we actually saw inventory rise just a bit -- July saw an average of 521 listings, up from the mid- to high- 400s we'd experienced earlier in the year. It ended up being just a blip: by September, we were back down to 477 listings.

Low inventory often means it's a seller's market. But is this the case in Whistler?


Sales Prices Are Up - Sometimes

While it's true that buyers need to move quickly if they see something they like, buyers are still looking for properties that represent good value. In other words, they aren't overpaying.

Average sale prices for single family homes (chalets) was $1,630,000 in Q3 -- not far off from the average sales price for 2014, which was $1,624,000.

Having said that, average sale prices for condos and town homes crept up in Q3. These properties are often in high demand, as they tend to be well located with options for renting them out when they aren't being used by the owners. Sellers, this could be a good time to cash in on your Whistler condo or town home.


Takeaways

To sum it all up, the Whistler real estate market is hot right now. With low inventory but lots of interest from buyers, properties are selling faster and faster.

Sellers -- particularly condo and town home owners -- you might be thinking about cashing in on your property while demand is high. Give me a call if you'd like to talk about your options.

Buyers, if you dream of owning a Whistler property, you need to get organized. Properties are in high demand and are moving quickly. I can help you work out an action plan to get you started.

 

Regular Updates

  • 50 new properties were listed for sale in Whistler and Pemberton over the past two weeks.
  • 50 properties sold in Whistler and Pemberton over the past few weeks. NONE sold over the listing price (though a few were close), indicating that buyers won't pay just anything to get their hands on a property.
If you have any questions about anything discussed above -- or anything else pertaining to Whistler -- please touch base. Enjoy your holiday weekend!

Best regards,
Matt
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I have listed a new property at 9446 GEESE RD in Pemberton.
Your opportunity to own a beautifully maintained Post and Beam home well set back from roadway allowing for the ultimate peace and quiet and privacy on 4.8 acres. This quality built 3.5 bedroom home is nestled among plentiful mature cedar, fir, hemlock, birch and alder trees. A gardeners delight with large vegetable garden grown with organic growing practices, dual paddocks, fenced and cross fenced and a serene pond with is frequented by a variety of birds. This picturesque home enjoys breath taking views of Camel Back and Mount Paulina. The ground level has an ample amount of storage and also an opportunity to have a 430 sq.ft revenue suite. The main level has 2 large bedrooms, a 4 piece bathroom, large vaulted open plan kitchen with s/s appliances, dining and living room with floor to ceiling windows, upstairs you will find the lovely large master bedroom with a 4 piece bathroom and also an expansive 12 x 20 foot loft. Single car garage, separate out buildings and ample open parking space.
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I have listed a new property at 605 4591 BLACKCOMB WAY in Whistler.
4 Season Whistler Resort is the pinnacle of luxury living. 1,489 square feet of 5 star opulence. This lock off convertible suite features 2 massive bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Enjoy the incredible amenities, health club, spa, outdoor pool,restaurant with room service, ski concierge. Owners may use up to 56 days of personal use and take advantage of the pooled rental income when not using their suite.
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I have listed a new property at 14 4857 PAINTED CLIFF RD in Whistler.
Foxglove. 1 bedroom and den fully furnished and equipped townhouse on Blackbomb Benchlands. Property has been beautifully updated including stainless steel appliances and hardwood flooring. Meticulously maintained andzoning allows for nightly rentals or unrestricted usage. Easy access to Blackcomb mountain, Chateau Whistler golf course, Whistler Village and Lost Lake. Call Matt Warner 604-928-9107 to view.
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I have listed a new property at 21 RIDGE DR in Whistler.
Charming Pinecrest home. A gated community and a short 12 minute drive to Whistler. Home has been meticulously maintained and has had numerous recent upgrades including new carpet, stainless steel appliances, new counter tops, en suitebathroom with great soaker tub, new shower and in floor heat. Very private lot with massive rear sun deck. Home has private carport and steps to Pinecrest Lake. Also 2 tennis courts to enjoy.
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I have listed a new property at 8722 WEDGEVIEW PL in Whistler.
Great opportunity to redevelop this astounding view lot property, on a very quiet street in Alpine Meadows. Close proximity to Meadow Park Sports Centre, High School, and Nicklaus North Golf Course. Current revenue for house is $1,650 amonth.
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I have listed a new property at 319 4200 WHISTLER WAY in Whistler.
#319 Tantalus Lodge, 887 sq.ft. 2 bdrm, 2 full baths with additional bunk beds allowing for 8 people to sleep. Fully furnished & equipped with updated kitchen & bathrooms. Complex has swimming pool, 2 hot tubs, 2 tennis courts, sauna andan easy 5 minute walk to Whistler Village and around Palmer Golf Course. The ideal property for personal use & short term rentals stays. At a very affordable price.
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