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Whistler Market Update: August 2018 

Market activity continues to be slower both as compared to a year ago and to the month of July. If this seems repetitive, I apologize but I think it is safe to say it is not a market  pause : but a new market reality. Individual categories differ greatly with single family being the hardest hit and shared ownership showing the most resilience in terms of number of transactions.

Despite the drop in sales activity, average transaction values are still holding up with a 6% increase. I suspect most of this occurred in the first quarter of the year. I expect we will see some downward pressure on this as the drop in activity starts to impact decision making. I want to emphasize as I did last month that the market is not “crashing” or “falling”, it is simply moderating/consolidating to a historically normal framework. 

If you would like to know how the current market trends will affect your ability to buy or sell please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Whistler Market Update: July 2018 

Market activity continues to be slower both as compared to a year ago and with the month of June. For the first time in a number of years we seem to be paralleling the market trends in the lower mainland. This suggests that uncertainty over government policy and future interest rate movement are impacting buyer confidence.  Certainly, buyers are taking a wait and see approach to things right now and need to be convinced that they are making the ‘right deal” so a sound well researched list price is more important than ever.

Despite the drop in sales activity prices are still holding up with a 7% increase from a year ago at this time. Some have asked if our market is crashing? To them I say there is no factual basis to suggest that our market is “crashing” it is simply moderating/consolidating to a historically normal framework.

If you would like to know how the current market trends will affect your ability to buy or sell please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Whistler Market Update: 2018 First Quarter

Real estate sales in Whistler continued at a steady pace during the first quarter of 2018. Sales activity improved significantly over the previous quarter as buyer interest stayed strong. This resulted in continued increases in average sales values in all categories.

Compared to the final quarter of 2017, overall sales activity through the first quarter of 2018 was up 23%. However, it was down slightly (10%) as compared to the same quarter one year ago. Overall average and median values on the other hand, have continued to increase since year-end 2017. The average transaction value in Whistler has increased 13% (to $1,309,300) and the median value has increased 15.6% (to $995,000).

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As always, please contact me for more information on any properties you see listed in Whistler or if you would like information on the market in general.
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Whistler Market Update: Year in Review 2017

I wanted to start off by thanking all of you, my family, friends and clients who helped to make this our most successful year ever. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! These are interesting times in our market as upward price pressure remains with strong demand and extremely limited supply. I hope that you will find this market up-date informative. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to know how the current market conditions affect your ability to buy or sell in Whistler. FYI I have a couple of tickets available for The View From Here event we have organized for this Saturday, if you are interested in attending please give me a call.

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As always, please contact me for more information on any properties you see listed in Whistler or if you would like information on the market in general.
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2016 Year End Report:

Whistler Stats 2016

The Whistler real estate market experienced one of its most active years in 2016 resulting in significant price appreciation in most sub markets and over one billion dollars of value being transacted throughout the year. Overall the totally number of transactions increased by 22% as compared to 2015 and the average price of a transaction increased by 12.6% to $901,765 (from 801,894). If you would like information on how the current market conditions affect your ability to buy or sell in Whistler, please contact us today at 604.905.8464 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Whistler Real Estate Market 2015 year in review



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Since its launch in 2002 the American Friends of Whistler (AFOW) has contributed $1.2 million dollars to organizations in Whistler and the surrounding communities in areas such as health and human services, culture and the arts, environmental protection and outdoor recreation.

In 2015 some of our contributions included:

  • Audain Art Museum Foundation grant helping to ensure the long-term financial success of the museum.
  • Whistler Health Care Centre Nursing staff for training in rural emergency medicine.
  • Whistler Food Bank and financial counseling services.
  • Whistler Off-Road Cycling Association for an alpine trail construction.

The American Friends of Whistler was formed as a U.S. registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. As a US charity your contribution is U.S. tax deductible - just like one in your local community and 97.5% of contributions go toward making our adopted Whistler community a better place for everyone.

With your assistance we can continue to make a difference. Please give serious thought to advancing the good work of AFOW.  The website www.afow.org covers the necessary gifting details or feel free to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will assist you.


If you find yourself in Whistler for the upcoming holiday season please join us at our Annual Inside Scoop reception on Monday, December 28th at 5pm at Millennium Place in Whistler.  The event will feature Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden and Whistler Blackcomb’s Senior Marketing VP Stuart Rempel, who will give a first hand perspective on the most important issues facing our community. A representative from the Audain Art Museum will also present an update on their amazing project.

Thank you again for considering a contribution to the American Friends of Whistler, with your help we will continue to improve Whistler and the surrounding communities.

Tickets are available at $20 per person please call me at 604.905.8464 for more information or RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please visitwww.afow.org to learn more.

Ray Longmuir was recently interviewed By CTV news non traditional Real Estate in Whistler BC.

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