Nanaimo Real Estate Blog

Move to Departure Bay
Move to Departure Bay

Are you considering a move to the Departure Bay area?  Departure Bay is a lovely ocean side community showcasing a fabulous beach and stunning views.  The area is very hilly which allow for homes to enjoy spectacular views.  There are pros and cons to the hilly geography. ...

New homes for sale in Nanaimo

There are many new homes for sale in Nanaimo including single family homes, townhouses and condos.  However, buying a new home is a bit different than purchasing a resale home.  For one thing HST is charged on new construction.  The HST can be a very confusing thing...

Nanaimo neighbourhoods

When people relocate to Nanaimo or just make a move within the city they often want to know which Nanaimo neighbourhoods are best for their needs.  To determine the best Nanaimo neighbourhood for your family it is important to determine your requirements.

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Preparing your home for the spring real estate market 

Now is the time to prepare your home for the spring real estate market.  Every year spring brings out a surge of  buyers looking for the elusive perfect home. The normal surge in the spring market usually begins in March in Nanaimo.   ...

Home Renovations that pay off when you sell your house

 

Are you wondering what type of home renovations pay off when you go to sell your house?  In some instances renovating your home can make your home more valuable.   In yesterday's blog post we talked about whether you should renovate...

Should I renovate before I sell my home?

I often get asked" Should I renovate before I sell my home?"  This is a tricky question because often updated homes will be easier to sell and command a higher price.  However, it is a bit of a catch 22 because according to the Appraisal Institute of...

Nanaimo homes for sale with pools

There are currently several Nanaimo homes for sale with pools on the market.  I thought it would be helpful to Nanaimo home buyers to review what is available for sale.  I have had a look at homes that are currently listed with a pool and decided to do a review...

Real Estate in Nanaimo -  Spring 2011 outlook

The question I hear most often these days is "What is the real estate market in Nanaimo going to be like this spring?"   I wish I could accurately forecast that.  However, based on stats from VIREB and information from BCREA I would propose that the...

Why would I want to relocate to Nanaimo?

 

"Why would I want to relocate to Nanaimo?" you ask?    I love being asked that question.  In fact talking about living in Nanaimo is one of my favourite topics!  Of course, I am a Nanaimo REALTOR and talking about the Nanaimo real...

New Canadian Mortgage rules - Pros and Cons

The new Canadian mortgage rules, beginning March 18th, force homeowners, or those looking to purchase a home, to focus on the future and long-term stability.  What does this mean to you as a Nanaimo area homeowner?

Canada has been...