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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. 

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Whistler Employee Housing Shortage

Whistler Short Term Rental Regulations

October 1, 2015

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 Lift Ticket Deals

Cheapest Whistler Lift Tickets for 2015-16 Season

September 26, 2015

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. […]

Vacation Rental Welcome Book Tips

Whistler Vacation Rental Welcome Book Tips

September 17, 2015

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 […]

Garibaldi at Squamish GAS Resort Proposal

Garibaldi at Squamish Resort Proposal Near Whistler :: GAS

September 11, 2015

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

Whistler Blackcomb Dividends

August 18, 2015

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, […]

Whistler Sewer Project at Alta Lake

Whistler Alta Lake Multi-million Dollar Sewer Project

August 13, 2015

$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 […]

Increases for Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler Blackcomb Reports Increased Destination Visits & Revenue

August 7, 2015

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 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 […]

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