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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
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Whistler June Room Nights Record 2015

Whistler Room Night Record for June 2015

July 30, 2015

Whistler Conference & Group Business Doubles. One in every 3 room nights, adding to 61% average occupancy for June. Whistler has been laying down the gauntlet of late with some record-breaking months, but nothing comes close to the 26 per cent increase in room nights for June 2015, eclipsing last year as the busiest June […]


Vacation Rental Photography Tips for Whistler VRBO

6 Vacation Rental Photo Tips for Whistler Vacation Rentals

July 28, 2015

Easy Tricks that Improve Your Vacation Rental Websites. Vacation rental photos can make or break your bookings. Yet most of us get pretty complacent with what we’ve got. Thanks to Matt Landau for providing these easy-to-impliment tips. Have a spin through these 6 paragraphs and learn how to transform your vacation rental website photos to […]


Whistler Real Estate Prices

Whistler Real Estate Prices :: 2015 vs 2014

July 17, 2015

Whistler Property Comparisons. Strong, steady and consistent for 2015. Here’s the latest Whistler real estate update from Dean Linnel at The Whistler Real Estate Co, comparing the trends from 2104 with 2105. Whistler vacation rental owners should be interested to know that current inventory in Whistler is 642 active listings, way down from the recent […]


Heather Bayer Podcast - Week in the life of a vacation rental manager

A Week in the Life of a Vacation Rental Manager

July 1, 2015

Heather Bayer from CottageBlogger.com Shares All. From last minute bookings to over-occupancy requests, myriad questions and check-in issues to post rental claims and maintenance problems… In her podcast, Heather  shares with you: why our rental demographic makes screening essential the most common check-in complaint the importance of keeping the neighbours happy the reasons we speak […]


Love it or List it Whistler Vacation Homes

Reality Show Seeks Whistler Homeowners :: Love it or List it

June 26, 2015

Are You a Whistler Homeowner Looking for Change? Love It or List It: Vacation Homes recruiting Whistler locals for new season. If you own real estate in Whistler, this story may be of interest to you today. It’s news to me, but apparently there’s a reality TV show about vacation rental renovations. A quick Google […]


Squamish LNG vs Garibaldi Ski Resort Projects

Comparing Proposed Squamish Megaprojects :: Impact on Whistler Resort

June 25, 2015

Industrial Gas Plant vs. Garibaldi Ski Resort. Both projects would have significant economic and environmental impacts. It’s hard to imagine another ski resort between Vancouver and Whistler Blackcomb Resort, but the Garibaldi proposal has been in the works for many, many years. With that amount of effort and investment, there is a chance that the […]


Whistler Zoning Airbnb Syndrome

Whistler Centre for Sustainability Report About Airbnb Syndrome

June 11, 2015

Tourist Accommodation (TA) Zoning in Whistler Resort. Airbnb Syndrome: a new opportunity to get residential nightly rentals right. Whistler vacation rental owners are generally aware of the Municipality’s TA zoning bylaws and the debate that started with the invention of the Internet. In the early years of web tourism, I felt like the bureaucrats were […]


Homeaway Driving Profits with  BIN

Some Vacation Rental Owners Don’t Want Online Bookings

June 3, 2015

Whistler Vacation Rental Owners are a Unique Bunch. Many of you VRBO’ers started before anyone in the world even knew what VRBO meant. Some Whistler owners & managers could write a book about the wild ride of renting vacation rentals in a relatively young resort town in British Columbia. Chapters on seasonal rentals, municipal regulations, […]


What's Happening at HomeAway

What’s Happening at HomeAway?

May 12, 2015

Management Changes & Stock Price Drop. Vacation rental giant sees challenges with book it now. Quick highlights from the past couple weeks in HomeAway land. Here’s what’s happening at Homeaway… It’s interesting looking from afar at the global giant as it hits rocky financial waters for the first time in its history. Specifically the share price and […]


Whistler Blackcomb Holdings

Whistler Blackcomb 2015 Second Quarter Results

May 10, 2015

Skier Visits Down 9%, but Revenue Up 1.5%. Second lowest snowfall in the past 36 years turns out OK. WHISTLER, BC, May 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. (TSX: WB) (the “Company”) today reported financial results for the three and six months ended March 31, 2015. The Company holds a 75% interest in […]


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