Nanaimo Real Estate Blog

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Are Baby Boomers Getting Smaller As They Get Older?

 

It's true that as we get older we start to shrink, but what really seems to be shrinking in the Nanaimo real estate market is the home size that baby boomers are buying.

During the 1970s boomers definitely did drive the housing...

February Fun In Nanaimo

 

Winter sailing in Nanaimo? Who would have thought!  But that's exactly what the Nanaimo Yacht Club is up to as they head into their Winter Racing Series.  Even if you're not a member of the Club and don't have a rating, if you have a sailboat you can still join...

The state of the Nanaimo real estate market is always of interest to homeowners, sellers and buyers alike.

Now that we are in January 2015, I thought it would be a good idea to see just how active the market was last year.  After reviewing 2014 real estate stats, supplied by the Vancouver...

Carriage homes in Nanaimo: What do I need to know?

 

In Nanaimo, the City Council adopted a Bylaw Amendment in 2008 which permits secondary suites referred to as “ Carriage Homes”.  

A Carriage home is intended for rental purposes or as independent living space for family members...

The best month to sell your Nanaimo home

Last year I prepared a graph showing which months were the best home selling months in Nanaimo. 

Now that we are in January I thought it would be a great time to prepare a new graph using the 2014 sales figures.

The chart below shows a month...

Nanaimo Real Estate market for the year 2014

It is now early January in Nanaimo.  It’s the perfect time to have a look back at what happened in the real estate market here in Nanaimo, over the past twelve months.
VIREB has calculated the Nanaimo real estate sales numbers for the year 2014...

Nanaimo Neighbourhoods House Prices for 2014

 

The Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) divides the City into 18 different Nanaimo neighbourhoods.
If you are contemplating a move into a specific Nanaimo neighbourhood it is important to understand the local real estate market....

The Nanaimo real estate market as of November 30, 2014

Nanaimo single family home sales were down in November 2014.  There were 8% fewer single family homes sold this November as compared to November 2013.  However, year-to-date there were 7% more homes sold in 2014 than in 2013.  

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12 Professional Moving And Packing Tips

Moving day can be stressful enough, even if you have professional help, so here are a few tips on how to make your move from your old house into your new home go as smoothly and stress-free as possible:

1.  Be ready for the moving truck when it...

How To Pick The Right Moving Company

Moving is stressful enough without having to deal with a bad moving company. Here are a few ways to help avoid the less reputable movers and make sure that you are picking the right moving company:

1.  Have the moving company representative come to...