Here in Whistler, we love our little corner of the world! Many of the full-time residents came here for a vacation and wound up moving here fulltime.
When the Christmas season delivers great weather and snow conditions as 2018 did, many guests consider buying their own piece of paradise. With technology, today, buying and selling remotely has never been so simple and straightforward. I've provided a link for an article by a local mortgage broker for out of country buyers. In Canada, we do choose our mortgage terms based on our plans for the future and what we expect interest rates to do. There's a comprehensive list of the documents you will need to provide for a Canadian bank to approve your purchase.
When you are in Whistler, open a bank account. This can no longer be done remotely. If you have time to meet with a lawyer for the identification requirements that is helpful but not mandatory. Let your agent take copies of your government id for the file. If you are planning on using your property for Christmas 2019 you need to complete your purchase by June to ensure your owner booking. In the Hilton, you need to complete your purchase 10 months before the next holiday period.
Documents can be done electronically, paperwork emailed back and forth rather than couriering. Properties can be videoed or have a Facetime walkthrough. Let's get in touch and I'll make it easy for you to become an owner in Whistler or Pemberton.