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By Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®, Greater Metro Phoenix Arizona
(DPR Realty LLC)
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Photos from our Family Vacation to Seattle and British ColumbiaHere are some recent photos from our Family Vacation to Seattle and beautiful British Columbia.Chihuly Glass Museum, Seattle, WA The Gum Wall, Seattle WA The Space Needle, Seattle, WA  Chihuly  Glass Museum, Seattle WA  Holy Cannoli, Seattle, WA  Lost Lake, British Columbia Lost Lake, Whistler, British Columbia Lost Lake, British Columbia   Nairn Falls  Provincial Park, British Columbia  Joffre Lake Provincial Park, BC Joffre LakePhotos from our Family Vacation to Seattle and British Columbia
By Dean Linnell
(The Linnell Group at The Whistler Real Estate Company Ltd.)
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Good Morning! Well we finally got a good dump of fresh snow up here about 9 days ago and the resort has been reaping the benefits of that ever since. Unfortunately, for the time being it's looking like we're in another dry spell at least for the next week but at least the rocks are covered and both mountains have sufficient coverage to get you around to anywhere you want to ski. As is typical in the real estate market cycles for Whistler, we're in our slightly slower post-Christmas period at the moment with less property typically being sold in the time between Christmas and about the 3rd week of January. Personally, I'm just starting to see my sales activity pick back up with both buyers and sellers starting to pick up the phone and set appointments with me to go on property tours or c...
By Dean Linnell
(The Linnell Group at The Whistler Real Estate Company Ltd.)
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Good Morning and Happy New Year! I had the chance to take some solid time off with family over the past 2 weeks and it was wonderful. I worked a little bit but mostly hung out with my wife, my boys and the dog and we went up the mountain skiing quite a bit. Despite the media's doom and gloom regarding the ski conditions, the snow is actually pretty good up there and the 27 cms we received last Thursday/Friday was a big help. There's more on the way this week too and with temperatures nice and cold at the moment, Whistler Blackcomb is doing a great job of pumping out the man-made stuff as well. I'm not worried too much about the conditions, it's great skiing on the groomers and the snow's coming. It always does eventually. Before we go to the property updates, I thought I would share an ...
By Dean Linnell
(The Linnell Group at The Whistler Real Estate Company Ltd.)
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Search current inventory of condos for sale at The Delta Whistler Village Suites in Whistler Village A Long Awaited Hotel Renovation The Delta Whistler Village Suites is a Phase 2 restricted condo in Whistler Village that's been in dire need of room upgrades for several years now and it's on it's way in 2014. By no means is it currently shabby but all hotels need a good freshening up as time goes by and it seems in Whistler this can be expected to happen every 5 to 10 years at least. With the Delta Whistler Village Suites having been constructed in 1996 it's long past due for this building. The renovations are quite extensive but will take place over the course of the next year in stages so as to minimize the impact on the daily operations of the hotel. Have a look below at the extent o...
By Dean Linnell
(The Linnell Group at The Whistler Real Estate Company Ltd.)
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Just a quick note to say Happy Holidays to all of my friends, colleagues and of course my clients and best wishes for the coming year. Click on the video above for a very brief holiday greeting from me. Have a great week, a wonderful Christmas and we'll talk again soon. Sincerely, Dean
By Dean Linnell
(The Linnell Group at The Whistler Real Estate Company Ltd.)
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Real Estate Prices in Whistler BC for November 2013 Real estate market data for Whistler, BC provided by Dean Linnell of The Whistler Real Estate Company Ltd.   Whistler Real Estate Prices   It's not news that real estate prices in Whistler have been on the decline since the highs of 2007. However, that slide has been quietly arrested as of last year around this time in the general real estate market (see chart below). The market now is much improved with listing inventory down to levels we've not seen since 2006/2007 (see chart below). This doesn't seem to be pressuring prices higher quite yet but this lack of listing inventory has definitely arrested the slide.   What we're now seeing in the market is a point where the lack of inventory coupled with continued strong buyer demand is pu...
By Dean Linnell
(The Linnell Group at The Whistler Real Estate Company Ltd.)
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Good Morning! This past weekend, Blackcomb opened up giving us two full mountains to choose from. Conditions remain a bit on the sketchy side as it's still early season but it looks like we've got some colder weather in the alpine forecast for Whistler. I haven't been up the mountain yet but will likely head up with my boys next weekend if we get any snow this week at all. I usually don't dust off the boards until the first or second week of December unless it's exceptional early season conditions. Here's the latest Whistler & Pemberton property action: Notable New Listings I just listed a 3 bedroom/2 bath condo at #26 The Gables right at the base of Whistler & Blackcomb. This is one of the best locations in all of Whistler since it's just a 5 minute walk to either the base of Blackcomb...
By Dean Linnell
(The Linnell Group at The Whistler Real Estate Company Ltd.)
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  Tyndall Stone Lodge Condos, Whistler BC Find similar condos for sale to the Tyndall Stone Lodge, Whistler, BC. Stop your search! If you're looking for an amazing condo complex in Whistler Village you've just found it. The Tyndall Stone Lodge couldn't be more centrally located. Sitting right in the heart of Village North, this building is located overlooking Olympic Celebration Plaza on one side and Main Street on the other. Plenty of restaurants,ski shops and coffee shops are in the retails spaces on the ground floor with the condo suites above on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Tyndall Stone Lodge Condos are Spacious & Some Lofted There are a variety of suites in the Tyndall Stone Lodge ranging from one bedroom to one bedroom plus loft and also two bedrooms. The layouts feature spacious livi...
By Dean Linnell
(The Linnell Group at The Whistler Real Estate Company Ltd.)
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Good Morning! This past weekend, Whistler Blackcomb opened two weeks early to some spectacular early season conditions. Take a look below for Whistler Blackcomb's early opening video edit.   Here's the latest Whistler & Pemberton property action: Notable New Listings I just listed a very nice 2 bedroom condo #302 at the Winchester building in Pemberton. This 821 sq. ft. condo has updated flooring and a nice sunny morning exposure facing east. Best of all, it's right above the famous Mount Currie Coffee! Offered at $225,000 Also new to the listings is #309 Holiday Inn which is a deluxe studio unit with full kitchen, washer/dryer and sleeps four. This suite is on the quiet side of the building facing north toward the Fire Hall and is offered at $63,000. Click here for all the newest Whist...
By Dean Linnell
(The Linnell Group at The Whistler Real Estate Company Ltd.)
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Good Morning! Just last week I flew out to Chicago to speak at a realtor conference of several hundred agents from across the U.S. and Canada. The main topic of my particular session was to discuss some of the unique marketing strategies that I employ in the Whistler resort real estate market. It was also a really fun opportunity to meet a wide spectrum of agents who work everywhere from Washington DC to Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee, Colorado and even L.A.. I have to say that my most eye-opening discussions were with a father & son realtor team from Detroit. That market was the canary in the coal mine and was hit first in the economic meltdown back in 2005.  It has finally started to recover though. Single family home prices in Detroit went down as low as $30,000 but those same homes have ...
By Dean Linnell
(The Linnell Group at The Whistler Real Estate Company Ltd.)
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I had the good fortune last week to be able to go for a helicopter ride up to the Ipsoot Glacier high above Pemberton. Pretty awesome ride and one of my main reasons was to be able to get a good look from above to see the land where the new Tiyata Village neighbourhood will be located. You can see that at the end of the video and it's a pretty cool view of the Pemberton Valley from the air. Take a look at the quick video below.     Here's the latest Whistler & Pemberton property action:   Notable New Listing We just listed a great new court ordered sale at 9588 Emerald Drive. It hasn't quite hit the listing system yet (should be later today) so let me know if you're interested and I'll get you some more info. This home is situated on a flat rock bluff overlooking the mountains to the ea...
By Dean Linnell
(The Linnell Group at The Whistler Real Estate Company Ltd.)
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Good Morning! Here's your Whistler real estate market update for this week. There's been a big push of sales in the Whistler & Pemberton markets over the past couple of weeks and that's fairly typical for this time of year. Buyers are usually grabbing those deals and get a propery so they're ready for the upcoming ski season. I've also just come across an interesting article regarding the Whistler real estate market in The Globe & Mail this morning. Take a look here. If you're getting closer to making a purchase certainly give me a call and I can get you out for a look around and as always, if you're thinking of selling your Whistler place it would be my pleasure to get together with you for that as well.  Here's the latest Whistler & Pemberton property action: Notable New Listings #34 ...
By Dean Linnell
(The Linnell Group at The Whistler Real Estate Company Ltd.)
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  Offered At $269,000   Fantastic one bedroom, one bath 3rd floor suite in the popular Marquise on Blackcomb. Located literally right across the street from the ski-in/ski-out walking path leading right to the slopes of Blackcomb. The Marquise offers concrete construction, outdoor swimming pool, indoor hot tub, underground parking and more. Unlimited owner use or rent nightly. Always a popular Phase 1 building - call today to view. For more information regarding this property, including a full photo gallery, as well as other fabulous Whistler real estate visit the Whistler Real Estate listing page here.
By Dean Linnell
(The Linnell Group at The Whistler Real Estate Company Ltd.)
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Good Morning! Just a quick update on the Whistler real estate market for you this week.  Here's the latest Whistler & Pemberton property action: Notable New Listings 6385 Corral Place down in Whistler Cay off Easy Street is a really beautiful little reno that just came to market last week. 4 bedrooms/3.5 bath with a gourmet kitchen and a great landscaped back yard. Offered at $1,849,000 5436 Stonebridge Drive just came on the market and it's one of the largest lots in all of Stonebridge at just under 20 acres. A very rare and exclusive building lot in a very special neighbourhood. Offered at $5,000,000 8517 Ashleigh McIvor Drive is not a new listing but I think it's one of the most well priced homes in Whistler at the moment and certainly my current favourite new home. The views and the...
By Dean Linnell
(The Linnell Group at The Whistler Real Estate Company Ltd.)
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I thought I would put together a new weekly blog piece with some of my personal insights about interesting or noteworthy properties I see each week on our Whistler Tuesday Realtor Tour. Like in many towns and cities across North America, realtors on a weekly basis go out on a "caravan" tour to see all the newest listings in the market. It's a great way for all of us as professionals to have a closer look at what's new on the market. That way we can be the eyes and ears for our clients and really get a good feel for what's new out there in the Whistler real estate marketplace.     In Whistler we have this tour every Tuesday morning and typically 30 or so Whistler realtors attend. There are over 100 active agents in the Whistler market but of course, the 80/20 rules applies so really it's...
By Dean Linnell
(The Linnell Group at The Whistler Real Estate Company Ltd.)
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  Price Reduced! $799,000   This cozy 3 bedroom plus loft / 3 bath chalet in Emerald Estates has been renovated inside and out! Offering plenty of south-facing sun exposure, mountain views, vaulted ceilings, an airtight wood-burning fireplace, an open kitchen with bar seating, a two bedroom revenue suite, 2 car garage, a separate storage shed, and has been freshly painted this spring on the entire exterior including deck rails, shed and more. A large lofted area provides extra room for family and friends! This is an ideal location in a quiet cul-de-sac, just a few minutes drive to Whistler Village. Enjoy a great local neighborhood and easy access to summertime fun on Green Lake!  For more information regarding this property, including a full photo gallery, as well as other fabulous Whi...
By Nick Swinburne, Whistler Real Estate Agent
(Thornhill Real Estate Group Whistler)
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We awoke to a good amount of fresh snow here in Whistler valley, and with the American Thanksgiving long weekend upon us, both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains are open.The past 2 weeks brought 29 new listings, 24 Price changes and 26 completed sales in the Whistler real estate market. To view on nickswinburne.com please click here.Overall our numbers are down from the past two week period which had given us 32 new listings, 37 price changes and 27 completed transactions.Sales from the beginning of the month still remain strong, with 25 to date. Active condo, townhouse and Chalet listings currently sit at 519, continuing the trend of decreasing inventory that we have been experiencing since August of 2011 when there were 723 active chalet, townhome and condo listings.I had the pleasure ...
By Nick Swinburne, Whistler Real Estate Agent
(Thornhill Real Estate Group Whistler)
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I hope this finds everyone well and looking forward to the weekend. It is going to be a busy one here in Whistler as the Resort hosts Cornucopia - Whistlers celebration of wine and food. This year’s festival is bigger and better than even and offers wine tasting, cocktail events, wine maker seminars and wonderful dinners throughout the weekend. If you have never been (and can still get tickets), I would encourage you to partake in the event.The past 2 weeks brought 32 new listings, 37 Price changes and 27 completed sales in the Whistler real estate market. To view on nickswinburne.com please click here.With the exception of price changes (which increased from 29 from the previous 2 week’s numbers), the amount of new listings and sales has remained unchanged. We did see a large number of...
By Nick Swinburne, Whistler Real Estate Agent
(Thornhill Real Estate Group Whistler)
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Here’s a quick pre-weekend recap of the Whistler real estate market and some properties worth having a second look.The past 2 weeks brought 35 new listings, 31 Price changes and 27 completed sales in the Whistler real estate market. To view on nickswinburne.com please click here. When there don't forget to check out my picks of the week page.These numbers show an overall increase from the previous 2 week’s numbers of 27 new listings, 16 price changes and 23 completed sales.Current Active chalet, townhome and condo listings have declined further to 562 and with it overall sales. So far 27 sales in Oct., compared to Sept.: 39, and Aug.: 43. With an average absorption rate of 7.2% for August and September we are still well within the realms of a Buyer’s market. Inventory continues to be th...
By Nick Swinburne, Whistler Real Estate Agent
(Thornhill Real Estate Group Whistler)
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Hello from Whistler,For those of us in this neck of the woods, this weekend brings with it two joyous occasions; Thanksgiving and the Turkey Sale. For those who are wondering, the Turkey Sale is a weekend sale here in Whistler of all things equipment related to skiing and snowboarding. There are always some great buys to be had, and both the sale and Thanksgiving mark the start of the snow season countdown. All in all it will be another great long weekend to be here.Overall Whistler real estate activity has been steady and September 30 marked the end of Quarter 3 of the year. 2012 Total sales Chalet Condo Townhome Shared Duplex Vacant Q1 140 25 44 50 15 2 3 Q2 157 21 57 56 16 3 3 Q3 120 17 23 57 9 7 4 Total 417 63 124 163 40 12 10 We had 754 Active listings in the above categories for t...

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