The sounds of Fitzsimmons Creek and crisp mountain air surround you. The suns rays stream through the trees. There are few places as serene, and yet as central, as Fitzsimmons Walk. Each residence captures the exquisite beauty of your surroundings, blending rich architectural detail with alpine elements of timber and stone. Inside, vaulted ceilings and expansive windows create an open, airy environment, which brings the beauty of the mountains to the comfort of your living room. This intimate community offers unique view corridors and a stunning valley location that puts the ski runs of both Whistler and Blackcomb right in front of your eyes. With four-season recreation at your doorstep and the amenities of the Village an easy stroll away on the Valley Trail, live here year-round or realize the potential of your investment through nightly rentals.
SOLD NOVEMBER 2011 $1,950,000
And more throughout today… winter has arrived in full force – its going to be a great season!
Momentum is building for Blackcomb Mountain’s opening day on Thursday, November 24. Come and celebrate the start of the winter season with a Winter Kick-off Concert at the Olympic Plaza and much more.
September saw an increase in sales activity when compared to the same period in 2010. There was an increase of 48% from 39 sales last year to 59 reported for 2011. Now one month does not make a trend but, when we look at the last 60 days, the sales volume has increased at a slightly slower rate of about 9% over the same period a year ago while the last 90 days of volume has increased about 16%.
Although total unit sales volume has not reached our peak historical levels, where we have seen as significant change is in the median sale price of townhomes, which is our most active area of sales. They have increased over this period from $459,000 in 2009 to $543,000 most recently, so we’re going in the right direction.
It would seem the market is showing all the signals of coming out of low spot, prices are firming, activity is steady and improving slowly. Troubling situations which weigh on the market are getting cleaned up (there are lots more foreclosures than a year ago) and we are anticipating a new floor level has been created on which we can build.
Buyers will continue to hold a strategic advantage but increasingly they will find that a delay could mean a missed opportunity the closer we get to ski season. Traditionally, Sellers become more entrenched in their pricing positions as the snow starts to fly so they can ski another season or rent out the property.
Great opportunity still exists, and the bottom of the market could be now?
If you’ve got an appetite for gourmet fare, inspired wines and chilled soirees, Whistler’s Cornucopia is simply a “must-attend” event.
Now in its 15th year, Cornucopia is the world-famous resort’s annual festival celebrating exemplary wine and food.
Featuring stunning and sumptuous winemaker dinners, interactive seminars, gala wine tastings and sizzling after parties, this extravagant epicurean feast is four days and nights of the best from local and regional restaurants, producers, breweries and wineries.
Cornucopia runs November 10 to 13, 2011 and tickets are available now at whistlercornucopia.com
This year, for the first, time non-resident property owners in Whistler will be able to cast their ballot by mail if they can’t get to Whistler to vote in person.
Now that the Olympics are fully behind us, it is time for Whistler to look forward to new challenges. Increasing scrutiny of municipal spending insures that our next leader will need to be experienced and competent.
To download the instructions to cast your ballot by mail in vote go to www.whistler.ca or email us and we will send you the form. Additionally we will have a complete application package available at our front desk if you would like to stop by.
Real Estate sales activity during the third quarter of 2011 was highlighted by strong activity in the townhome segment of the marketplace.
Overall, sales activity improved by approximately 7% over that reported for the same period last year. Strong interest continues in the marketplace for life-style oriented, ready to move into opportunities which should insure that sales activity for the year will exceed that achieved in 2010.
The average sales price for a single family home was $1,248,000; for a condominium was $265,240; and for a townhome $605,113, during the most recent quarter.
Current high levels of interest in Whistler real estate opportunities should continually support the improving sales activity which will begin to be reflected in sales values. Increasingly, we find that the best valued properties are attracting offers quickly as purchasers are following the market closely looking for the best opportunities.