Here is a property that offers more than just the average house in Pemberton.
With over 1/3 of an acre the home has plenty of yard space, which is all surrounded with large cedars and mature trees. Entering off of Pemberton Meadows Road, the paved driveway provides access to a large parking area and a 2 car garage. One side of the garage offers a convenient pull-through feature.
The home is in immaculate condition and the unique outdoor space a true find!
Check out the online slide show for a full tour of the interior and more features of the exterior.
This home and it’s land are good value!
Lonne is thrilled to be marketing this spectacular home in Alpine Meadows in Whistler BC. This well built and immaculate home boasts views and style throughout. At every turn within the home the details in finishing can be appreciated. The quartz counters in the kitchen, along with the porcelain flooring are just the tip of the iceberg on the all of the fine features.
Check out the link here for a quick virtual tour:
Offered at $1,389,000
3.5 bedrooms; 3 bathrooms; 2734 square feet; 2 bedroom revenue suite; extra large 2 car garage; home office; and much much more!
Please contact the office of Custom Choice Realty for further information.
A great article on all of this…… see below
MLS and the Competition Bureau
The process of selling in Canada is effectively controlled by Multiple Listing Service. Over 80% of sales transactions take place though this medium. The CREA, Canadian Real Estate Association, owns the MLS ® trademark, has proprietary ownership of the REALTOR trademark. CREA sets up the rules for using their trade mark and only the members of Canadian Real Estate Association, primarily Real Estate Sales persons, brokers and other professional affiliates can use the trade mark. Under MLS, the members of the service, share the information among each other to expedite the process of selling. The access to the important data is not open to the public.
The process of selling a property through the services of MLS can be divided in 5 different stages.
Processing a MLS Listing:
This includes things like, collecting the pertinent information about the property, such as measurements, legal description, zoning, liens if any, Title, Insurance, property taxes and converting this to the format that the board accepts and then processing it through the MLS system. The important information about the property is then made available to the consumers by CREA™s on its website however, it does not carry the names of the owner, his contact information or any thing that would help the consumer to contact the seller directly. He must contact the broker representing the seller to get more information and to see the property.
Marketing the property:
This includes all those steps the broker takes to expose the property to the prospective buyers to bring in the sale. This includes, but is not limited to, activities like, advertising, in papers, sign on the property, holding open houses, face to face meetings with prospective buyers, sending flyers, advertising on the net, canvassing, etc. etc.
Servicing the Listing:
Encompasses answering questions and queries of consumers, brokers, lawyers, mortgage broker, building inspectors, appraisers, providing answering desk, making appointment and keeping a log of the activities to facilitate the sale and seeing it through the closing.
Representation and Negotiations:
This is the most important phase for the sale of the property. This is where the knowledge, expertise and experience of the agent shines and can have a huge impact on the final outcome. It includes representing the Seller in negotiations with the buyer / buyer™s agent. The goal here is to promote and protect the interests™ of the seller and maximize his returns from the sale of the property.
During any of the stages stated here above, there may be situation where the seller needs the advice concerning any issue effecting the sale of the property.
So if one wants to use the services of MLS, he has to contact a member of the CREA and hire him to process the listing of their house/property through CREA™s MLS system. The standard agreement does not allow, except few basic amendments, any changes to the listing agreement. CREA™s approach is take the MLS agreement as it is or leave it, no exceptions.
Under the current MLS rules and regulations, the consumer must keep the services of the broker through all stages of selling and the broker must stay involved. There is no provision for the consumer to hire the broker just for posting the property on MLS, servicing the listing, marketing or have the broker represent him in negotiations. Currently it is all or none for the consumer.
This is where the government feels that CREA has a monopoly. Government wants that the consumer should be able to hire only those services that the consumer needs rather than being forced to take the full bundle. Government wants to see more competition for the benefit of the consumer. Competition should help to bring the cost of selling down for the consumer as he will be able to choose only the services that he needs.
In the long run, it should be a win-win scenario for the consumer and the people in the real estate brokerage industry. Brokers will get more freedom and will be able to custom tailor the services according to the needs of the consumer. It will bring down the selling costs for the consumer and will also lower the costs of doing business for the brokerages. Currently to comply with CREA™s rules and regulations, brokerages must have the infrastructure to see the sale through all the stages of the selling process. The restrictions imposed by MLS are unproductive and ultimately the consumer pays.
Only time will tell who will benefit more, the consumer or the brokerages.
Did your property assessment go up or down ?
I’m doing a survey on this question –
Do you think assessed value impacts the selling price of a property ? yes or no ?
Chalet sales history — with special grouping by age of home — so that you know it is at least a close to “apples to apples” comparison !
Chalet sales history — grouped by area — so you can see what is happening in certain “neighborhoods”
Standard Residential Properties — condos and townhomes that do NOT have either the Phase 1 or Phase 2 rental covenant in place (so not legally allowed to be rented out nightly or weekly)
Phase 1 Properties — can be rented nightly or weekly and also have unlimited / unrestricted owner use
Phase 1 Properties — can be rented nightly or weekly and but DO have limited owner use — restriction is 28 days per winter and 28 days per summer
And lastly, the SHARED OWNERSHIP opportunities — Quarter Share as well as Tenth Share properties
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Well our 2008 Chance For Kids Charity Golf tournament is now complete. The weather this year was definitely not as good as last year. In fact – toques were being worn by some for the last few holes. But regardless, all 97 golfers finished the round, and all came in with smiles on their faces.
Congratulations to the Ben McLean team. His 4some won the SHAMBLE format event — which is just great as Ben is also one our Chance for Kids athletes. He is obviously a golfer as well as a skiier !
The group came in and the skill prizes were pretty much awarded right away. Annie Sanderson cleaned up on the ladies side winning the Ladies KP as well as the Ladies Drive closest to the line. Nice new golf bag for the drive Annie !
The mens prizes were distributed amongst more golfers, but a new golf bag went out to one of the lucky men as well. the draw prizes ran throughout the entire evening and everyone walked away with something.
The Heads or tails event was won by a very lucky young Alex Mckay — who is now the proud owner of 2 VIP passes to the Pemberton festival which will be held this July.
The final tally is not yet complete, but I do believe that we will have grossed more then $30,000 in fund raising this year. A feat to be very proud of. And I’m sure once our tournament committee gets caught up on some sleep and our lives get back to normal – we’ll be proud and smiling with this result.
This of course would never be achieved with out the unbelievable support of our 2 key corporate sponsors – the Pemberton Valley Supermarket and the Scotia Bank here in Pemberton. So many thanks to the teams within these 2 phenomenal organizations.
And also – a huge support to all of our Hole Sponsors, who show their commitment by providing financial support by way of sponsoring a hole. Each year we have had an amazing degree of support through this opportunity – and this year was no exception.
And finally, a huge chunk of our proceeds is raised through our silent auction. Again this year, we made over $11,000 from our auction table. So a huge thanks to all of the local businesses and individuals who contributed prizes and auction items to our event. We absolutely could not do this without you.
So in summary, a huge thanks to — all of those who came out, faced the cold, and golfed in our 2008 Charity event, to our corporate event sponsors (Scotia Bank, & Pemberton Valley Supermarket), to our Hole Sponsors, and to our donors.
We put in the hours of work to make this event come together — but the event could NOT exist with out all of your support.
Many Many Thanks from A CHANCE FOR KIDS Directors and Tournament Committee
Once again I am pleased to announce that A CHANCE FOR KIDS Non Profit Society is accepting applications for funding grants to young athletes from within the Sea to Sky Corridor – for 2008.
Criteria for applicants includes the following:
- the athlete must be under the age of 18
- the sport must be an Olympic sanctioned sport
- the athlete must reside within the Sea to Sky Corridor
- all funding sources will be considered, and so athletes already receiving sponsor funding or government funding will have that considered as part of their application review
If you are interested in receiving an application, please email lonne clark at firstname.lastname@example.org and mention that you saw this on this website.
Cut off is Dec 31 2007
Hello All, well it is that time of year again and Arlo the rare Pemberton Reindeer dog, will be joining me to ring the Bells for the Salvation Army.
We will be at Nesters, in the village, and other locations.
If you see us, be sure to come by and say Hello !
The Salvation Army is a wonderful organization and Arlo & I look forward to the opportunity to volunteer each Christmas.
Happy Holidays to All of you !
Building on the last BLOG post — do you think that it is convenience and/or coincidence that while the recent press has had an article about airport expansion and 70 seater jets landing in Pemberton that we are also facing a closing of the doors of the Pemberton Valley Golf & Country Club.
And oh by the way, runway expansion likely means required land use that would come from the Golf Course.
And so the question — convenience or coincidence !
Let your opinions be known and your voices be heard !
It is hard to believe that in just a short time the doors to the Pemberton Valley Golf & Country Club can be closing.
This is such an incredible asset — not just for golfers from Whistler, Pemberton and afar, but for all the locals of the beautiful Pemberton Valley.
The golf course is a tremendous asset for the entire Valley and all of those of us that live here.
I truly hope that our local and provincial government will not simply sit back and let the doors close.
If you share my feelings – please call or write to the Pemberton Mayor and Council and to our local MLA Joan McIntyre — and let your feelings be known.
This is NOT the time to take a passive “back seat” !