The numbers are in: September was the busiest month for Whistler’s real estate market since the global recession of 2008.
In all, there were 90 real estate transactions over the course of the month, accounting for over $64 million in sales.
Townhouses and chalets made up the bulk of September’s sales, at approximately $26 million and $21 million, respectively, while condos accounted for over $10 million.
Sales figures for 2015’s third quarter were also strong, and indicate “continuing growth” for the resort’s real estate market, wrote Re/Max realtor Dave Halliwell in an email. There were 219 sales amounting to $163 million over that span, roughly seven-per-cent higher than the same period last year, and 18-per-cent over 2014’s second quarter.
The positive trends weren’t relegated to Whistler, either, with both Pemberton and Squamish posting a busy month.
A total of 18 sales were recorded in Pemberton, amounting to nearly $7 million in sales. Activity was slightly up over last quarter, and increased significantly over the same period last year, with a 34-per-cent hike in sales.
Squamish’s red-hot real estate market saw 73 sales in September worth approximately $40 million. Third-quarter numbers, meanwhile, were down slightly from the previous quarter, which Halliwell said is likely due to “dwindling inventory.”
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