Nanaimo Real Estate Blog

Whether you are selling your home, in the market for a new home, or just getting started with your home search, attending open houses in Nanaimo can be fun, interesting and educational. To get the most out of going to open houses, here are a few things you should know:

1.  If you're...

You've finally found the home of your dreams! After days, weeks or maybe even months of searching you're ready to make an offer on the perfect home in Nanaimo for you. You want this home, but you also want to make an offer that's fair to both sides, and one that you hope will be accepted. Here...

Most people planning on selling their home in Nanaimo know that a coat of fresh paint can make a world of difference when selling a house . . . but did you know that there is a right way and a wrong way to paint your home when you are selling it?

Here are a few general rules to follow to...

Depending on what part of the Nanaimo home selling market that you are in, you may find that there are more people trying to sell their home at the same time as you are. If you're in a competitive selling market, upgrading your home can make it more attractive to prospective buyers, separate...

Do you have a 'cozy' home that you are trying to sell? The fact is that for most baby boomers looking to downsize, a smaller home is going to be quite attractive to them. However, the challenge is that for many buyers who are looking to move from a larger home to a smaller home, there is a...

The Pirates Of Penzance, the operatta that many consider to be Gilbert & Sullivan's best, has its final performance Sunday, March 1st at the Port Theatre on Front Street in Nanaimo. Frederic, a 21-year old ship's pilot apprentice is instead mistakenly apprenticed to a pirate!  You will find...

Buying a condo in Nanaimo can make a lot of sense if you are part of today's down sizing baby boom generation, or if you're a first-time home buyer. Condos are typically easier to care for than single-family homes, they usually cost less than a traditional house, and condominiums come with more...

Are you accidentally discouraging qualified buyers from buying your home in Nanaimo? This might sound like a silly question.  After all, you and your realtor have put a lot of time and effort into pre-listing work, getting your house on the market, and putting together a proven, effective sales...

If you're part of the current Nanaimo baby boom generation that's close to retiring, the chances are that you're also considering downsizing to a smaller, more centrally located home. Saying that you are going to downsize is one thing, but actually getting smaller is something completely...

Real Estate in Nanaimo - Absorption rates for January 2015 

The latest real estate stats were released today, by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board, for January 2015.  With help from my calculator I calculated the real estate in Nanaimo absorption rates as of the end of January 2015.  

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