Buying Real Estate in Whistler
You won’t find a place like Whistler anywhere else in the world. A true mountain resort, Whistler is a thriving community in both winter and summer, with luxurious ski-in ski-out properties, family homes, lush golf courses, an endless selection of running, biking and hiking trails, and glacial mountain peaks. The homes for sale in Whistler, B.C. come in all styles. But buying a home is a big decision; choosing a Whistler real estate agent who is knowledgeable in the area will certainly help you find the home of your dreams.
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Here are a few things to think about after deciding to buy property in Whistler:
Be sure to talk with a top Whistler realtor who can help you understand the specifics of the Whistler real estate market, resort zoning and current market conditions in order to guide you through the process of choosing and purchasing a property in Whistler. As many purchasers do not live in Whistler, having a professional agent working in-resort, keeping his eyes open for new Whistler property listings/deals and working for you will make all the difference in your search. And once you do buy your Whistler home, this breathtaking and vibrant resort will not disappoint.
Ready to get organized? Let’s outline the buying process that your Whistler real estate agent will go through with you:
- Selecting a home in Whistler
What kind of house are you looking for? Do you plan to rent it out when you are not using it? Are you looking for a ski-in, ski-out mountain chalet? A chalet in one of Whistler’s luxury developments? A quiet retreat in a rural setting? Will you be living there year round, or are you planning on buying a vacation property in Whistler? As low inventory is often a challenge in Whistler, having Dave in-resort actively seeking out new Whistler homes for sale and opportunities on your behalf is invaluable.
- Scheduling viewings
Once you decide what kind of property you are looking for, rely on Dave’s local knowledge of the area and market conditions to help you plan visits to Whistler property listings that meet your criteria.
- Negotiating and making offers
Once you have found an exciting Whistler home for sale that fits your needs, as an exceptional negotiator, Dave will work with the sellers and/or the sellers’ agent to establish a buying price that is within your budget while also staying competitive with current market conditions.
- Conditions of sale, housing inspections
As your Whistler real estate agent, Dave will help protect you during the offer process, by including subjects and conditions in the contract, solely for your benefit. Together, you will do the due diligence required to satisfy the removal of these subjects and firm up the contract and your purchase. Subjects may involve a building inspection, reviewing of the property title, reviewing strata documents and minutes (where applicable), etc.
- Completing the deal and moving in
Once all of your subjects are removed and the accepted offer is firm, it is time to start planning the details of your move. Dave and his team are here to help you along the way. Time to enjoy your new Whistler home or property!
There are some costs unique to buying property in Whistler. Some of the costs involved include property transfer taxes, the Canadian Goods and Services tax (5%), the Whistler Tourism Assessment Fee, insurance, and strata fees (if your new home is in a complex).
Be sure to discuss these unique costs with your Whistler real estate agent representative. With their experience, they may be able to guide you on ways to save on some of these costs.