Whistler Homeowners News & Blog
Useful information & tips for Whistler vacation home owners on how to maximize exposure & reservations for your vacation rentals.
Troy Assaly has been curating insightful news and tidbits for Whistler vacation rental owners from a variety of sources since the mid-90's.
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Recent Home Owner News for Whistler
Housing Shortage in Whistler and the Sharing Economy. Illegal short-term rentals, Airbnb, and a shortage of employee housing. My years of observing Whistler’s rental market have me scratching my head in wonder. Back in the early 90’s when I moved to Whistler, there was an employee housing crunch. An OK 1 bedroom basement suite was $850 […]
Whistler Discount Lift Tickets 2015-2016. Best Deal for Vacation Rental Owners & Guests. Most ResortAc.com clients know where to buy Whistler Blackcomb discounted tickets, but… Every year Whistler home owners contact me to ask where to get the best lift ticket deals to go with their VRBO rentals. Where to buy cheap online lift passes … 2015-2016 Whistler Blackcomb Lift Ticket Deals. […]
Fix Your Welcome Book. Avoid late night phone calls & unhappy guests. One of the most important (but overlooked) items in your Whistler rental home, the welcome book. So, you’ve got everything at your Whistler rental home perfected… linens, towels, kitchen gadgets, TV, PVR, iPod dock, private parking, hot tub, etc. What more could a […]
BC Provincial Report Says GAS Numbers Overstated. Cuts projected skier visits, skating visits & summer visits in half. WhistlerBlackcomb fans, critics & management are watching closely as Garibaldi proponents push for BC Environmental approval. Here are the highlights from Pique Newsmagazine story… Garibaldi at Squamish (GAS) has its numbers all wrong when it comes to how […]
Whistler Blackcomb Holdings (TSE:WB) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 19th, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Investors of record on Friday, August 28th will be paid a dividend of 0.2437 per share on Friday, August 28th. This represents a $0.97 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.44%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, […]
$12,000 Plus for Each Home Owner. Municipality moving ahead without senior government funding. West Side Road owners in similar situation to Emerald Estates. The Pique reported on the Alta Lake sewer proposal this week, below… The municipality’s $3.5-million sewer project on Alta Lake Road to hook up the last 32 homes to the sewer system […]
WB Reports 1.6% Year-to-Date Revenue Increase. Increased destination visits, strong start to summer resort business. Summer visits are surging after a lacklustre winter season. In case you didn’t hear, June was a record-breaker for Whistler room nights booked. Here’s the follow-up story from Whistler Blackcomb press release data, reported by The Pique… While skier visits declined nine per […]
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 […]
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 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 […]