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Market Update


 
This year began with a very slow start to sales and listing activity in Squamish. It would seem the big factor was the very tough winter market we all experienced and it was not until well into March that we began to see an uptick in the general market conditions. April moved along then we experienced similar sales activity in May 2017 to what was seen in May 2016 (the second best month of that year after the record sales in June).
 
So with 6 months worth of statistics in the books we can start to get a better picture of what may lay ahead for the balance of 2017.
 
Squamish: Best Place to Work 2017
With its fast-growing population, rising incomes, and outdoor lifestyle, Squamish hit #1 in BCBusiness's 2017 ranking of the Best cities for work.
 


In 2016, Squamish was ranked 4th overall and its rise through the rankings can be attributed to it strong income growth over the last 5 years. The rankings are based on seven factors:
  1. Average Household Income
  2. Average Household Income under 35
  3. Average Household spending on recreation
  4. Average Shelter/Housing Costs
  5. Five-Year Population Growth
  6. 5-Year Average Household Income Growth
  7. Unemployment Rate
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Featured Events
July 27 - 30
Squamish Wind Festival - Now in its fourht year, this event is a community open house showcasing art, music, wind and water sport demos, food, and craft beer.
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August 3 - 7
Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival - This action-packed weekend will be jam-packed with family-friendly activities and loggers sports events.
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August 12 & 13
Squamish Motorcycle Festival - Festival activities will include demonstrations, food trucks, social rides, and much more for riders, non-riders, and families.
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August 18
Squamish 50 - Created by runners, for runners, this 50-mile race follows some of Squamish's best single-track and also includes 50 and 23 kilometer options.
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September 9
RBC GranFondo - Ride from Vancouver to Squamish or Whistler en mass, or stop by to cheer on the riders at the GranFondo Marketplace & Fan Zone.
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For more, up-to-date information about local events visit our events page.
From Our Blog
Top 5 Squamish Patios
Squamish is a great place to be in the summer and what could be better than enjoying it from a beautiful patio with cold drinks and good food? Here are a few patios to get your summer to the next level.. Keep Reading >>
What Makes Squamish a Great Place to Live?
From the beautiful mountains with picture perfect peaks to fine dining, Squamish has so much to offer. Situated half way between Whistler and Vancouver, you are never far from anything. Keep Reading >>

Moving to Squamish from Whistler
What is it like to make the move from Whistler (or anywhere else) to Squamish and why should you do it? There are so many reasons to move to Squamish, including a lifestyle that can't be beat. Keep Reading >>
 
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The Whistler Real Estate Company Limited

The Whistler Real Estate Company Ltd.  •  17 - 4308 Main Street  •  Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

http://www.whistlerrealestate.ca

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