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Useful information & tips for Whistler vacation home owners on how to maximize exposure & reservations for your vacation rentals.

Troy Assaly Whistler Homeowner News

Troy Assaly, Whistler Homeowner News

Troy Assaly has been curating insightful news and tidbits for Whistler vacation rental owners from a variety of sources since the mid-90's. 

  • Whistler vacation rental issues
  • Whistler real estate pricing & trends
  • Travel & tourism trends
  • Whistler property management suggestions & tips
  • Whistler business trends & info

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Recent Home Owner News for Whistler

Bear-Smart

Whistler Bear Smart Vacation Rentals by Owner

June 7, 2016

By Katharine Mills Whistler is Bear Country. And with a standing population of around 50 bears in the local area, it is critical for those visiting Whistler to get clued up on bear awareness and safety. Read on to find out about the types of bear found in Whistler and how to minimize bear-human conflict. […]


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Whistler Blackcomb Reports Record Financial Results

March 20, 2016

Revenue & Earnings Up at Whistler Resort. Third consecutive year of record financial results. WHISTLER, BC, Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. (TSX: WB) (the “Company”) reported financial results for the year and fourth quarter ended September 30, 2015. The Company holds a 75% interest in and manages the entities that operate Whistler Blackcomb. Highlights  Strong growth in the […]


Whistler Cabins

Whistler Cabins

March 11, 2016

Mountainside Cabin in Whistler Revives Retro Design. Gorgeous A frame cabin fits with neighbors’ 1970 chalets. Check out this cabin in Whistler designed by the Canadian studio Scott and Scott to see traditional construction with local sourced building materials. Based in nearby Vancouver, Scott & Scott designed the property as a weekend retreat for a family of snowboarders. […]


Whistler Real Estate Video Tour

Whistler Real Estate Tour Video

March 4, 2016

Dean Linnel’s Super Quick Video Tour. See what $1 million buys these days. The active listing inventory in Whistler & Pemberton has just dipped to a new low of only 360 active listings which down by 52 listings from 2 weeks ago. Whistler’s real estate listing inventory is now at it’s lowest point in over 12 […]


Whistler Property Tax Increase

Whistler Property Tax Hike

March 3, 2016

Preliminary Budget 1.5% Increase to Whistler Property Taxes. According to WhistlerQuestion.com Whistler could be facing a modest tax hike this year. At the Resort Municipality of Whistler’s (RMOW) budget information meeting last Tuesday (Feb. 23), residents were informed that the preliminary budget includes a 1.5 per cent increase to property value taxes, a 1.3 per […]


Whistler Merger Wyndham ResortQuest

ResortQuest Whistler Purchased by Wyndham Vacation Rentals

February 26, 2016

Whistler Vacation Rental Merger. 600 Whistler condos added to Wyndham portfolio in this deal. Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professional manager of vacation rental properties and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), announced that it has acquired ResortQuest Whistler. The acquisition marks the company’s first foray into Canada and adds […]


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Whistler Resort Upgrades Announced for 2016

February 17, 2016

WhistlerBlackcomb Plans $8 Million Future Improvements. Plans to update winter and summer facilities and trails. Plans include enhancements to learning areas on Whistler Mountain, major upgrades to Roundhouse Lodge deck and Garibaldi Lift Company patio and improvements to summer hiking trails. Awesome news for Whistler Resort tourists and locals. Personally, I really respect a company that re-invests profits back […]


Avoid Whistler Vacation Rental Booking Fees

HomeAway.com & VRBO.com Sites Start Charging Guest Booking Fees

February 11, 2016

How Whistler Vacation Rental Owners Can Avoid Fees. Listing site independence is the talk of vacation home owner forums… and for good reason. See my video below… You have likely heard about fees ~ both commissions & guest booking fees ~ but I’d expect that most of you Whistler rental owners are pretty vague on the […]


ResortAc.com Whistler Vacation Rental Marketing Tip on Photos

ResortAc.com Tip: Update Your Photos

February 4, 2016

Increase Your Rental Requests & Reservations. Whistler Vacation Rental Marketing Tip. This is a really simple tip, common sense, but hardly anyone ever does it. Over the years, most of the owners who advertise with us want to increase the number of reservations they get. The easiest way to get more leads and more reservations […]


Whistler Craigslist Scams

2016 Whistler Craigslist Scams

January 19, 2016

Whistler Vacation Rental Scams. Never wire transfer rent deposits or payments for vacation rentals. Be wary of Whistler deals that sound too good to be true. Here’s a sample of one Whistler scam that was exposed yesterday… Luckily, the renter had a feeling the deal was just too good to be real. Even though he […]


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