McLean's market musings for Nov 28

November 28th, 2013

Central banks around the world continue to maintain low interest rates and  most have expressed that rate increases will not occur until their respective economies improve significantly.   Many countries have used quantitative easing, basically increasing the money supply to keep interest rates low, in an effort to stimulate their economies.  The main concern with this tactic is that it ...

Whistler real estate condos townhomes and chalets for sale

November 25th, 2013

This week Whistler hosts the 13th annual Whistler film festival.  It’s been great to watch this event grow from humble beginnings back in 2001 to the 80 films from Canada and around the world that participants will be treated to this year.  Keep an eye out for Oscar winners Richard Dreyfuss and Mellissa Leo who will be in town to promote their respective films “Cas & Dylan” (directed by ...

McLean's market musings for Nov 21

November 21st, 2013

Weak factory numbers from Europe and China show that these major economies continue to plod along with weak prospects for improved growth coming anytime soon.  However, China recently announced a number of financial and social reforms that seem to be aimed at stimulating domestic economic growth.  These reforms range from allowing more private agricultural land sales, reducing differenc ...

Whistler condo for sale now sold; 206 Powderhorn

November 19th, 2013

I just sold this Condo at 206 4821 Spearhead Drive, Whistler, British Columbia Benchlands.  This upgraded Powderhorn one bedroom and den condo offers everything to make you feel right at home in Whistler. The spacious, open floor plan and well equipped kitchen are ready for entertaining, or choose to relax by the fireplace in the bedroom and watch the snow fall. South exposure and lots of win ...

Whistler real estate condos townhomes and chalets for sale

November 18th, 2013

It’s official – the 2014 ski and snowboard season is underway.  Saturday saw Whistler Mountain open 12 days early than expected and riders were greeted to sunshine and great conditions. Access for Whistler is available from both the Village gondola and Creekside gondola. Blackcomb Mountain will open as scheduled on November 28 and with it the Peak 2 Peak Gondola.

The local real estate ma ...

McLean's market musings for Nov 14

November 14th, 2013

Europe continues to show overall positive growth but further improvement seems a long ways away.   Third quarter growth of 0.1% will keep the region out of another technical recession but it is nothing to cheer about.   Inflation remains negligible and unemployment levels remain high.  Interest rates will remain steady in the region for a number of years with the possibility of slight d ...

McLean's market musings for Nov 7

November 7th, 2013

The European Central Bank dropped the benchmark interest rate by 0.25% in an effort to further stimulate economic growth in the region.  This move was also made to combat the growing potential for deflation, as recent numbers showed an inflation rate of only 0.7%, the lowest it has been in 4 years.

In the US, 3rd quarter economic growth came in at 2.8% which was far greater than everyone ...

Whistler real estate condos townhomes and chalets for sale

November 4th, 2013

Hello from Whistler, we were treated to some slushy snow the other morning in Creekside and areas south.  It's great to watch the snow line making it's way down the mountains. 

We currently have 495 active chalet, condo, duplex, townhouse and vacant land listings in Whistler.  In terms of how our current level of inventory has trended over the past few years, I have included a graph below:

whistler homes for sale 

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