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Counter Offers in Home buy

Many first time buyers looking at houses for sale in Nanaimo BC are surprised to learn that a mortgage payment is usually cheaper than paying rent. If that’s true, why doesn’t everybody in Nanaimo buy a home instead of rent? The fact is that there’s more to owning a home than just paying the...

It can take a lot of time, energy, and emotion when you’re trying to find the perfect home for you and your family. That’s why when you’re looking at houses for sale in Nanaimo it makes sense to know if you can afford what you’re looking at before you start looking.

Here are 3 ways to...

After looking at dozens of Nanaimo homes for sale you’ve finally found the perfect one. After successfully negotiating the sales contract you schedule the home inspection.

Conducting an inspection is the most important step of the home buying process, so it’s important to have the right...

Homes for sale in Nanaimo BC fall into two general categories: homes that people buy to live in, and homes that will be used by investors. In this article we’ll cover the most important things you need to know about buying a home as an investment.

What to expect when buying an investment...

Many buyers looking at  houses for sale in Nanaimo are surprised to learn that closing costs can add almost 5% to the home’s selling price. On a $200,000 home, that’s almost $10,000! When that much money is at stake, it makes sense to look at ways to keep fees low.

Here are 6 easy ways to...

Buyers looking at Nanaimo real estate for sale have the choice between already built resale homes and buying a new construction home. In this article we’ll cover the 10 most important questions to ask when buying a new construction home in Nanaimo.

1. Is the cost of the lot included?

New...

Buyers and sellers of homes for sale in Nanaimo frequently are in a situation where counter offers are made by one party or the other, and sometimes both. Three things can happen when a real estate purchase offer is made:

  • Seller accepts the offer as is without making changes
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  • Buying a home on one side of the country when you live on the opposite side is difficult, but it can be done with the right planning. Here are the 7 best ways to handle long-distance house hunting.

    1. Choose the right real estate agent

    Start by interviewing several Nanaimo real estate...

    The mortgage payment for a home listed on the Nanaimo real estate MLS is the most predictable cost of owning a home. But there’s much more to think about than just the monthly payment. Here are some of the hidden costs to consider when buying your first home in Nanaimo.

    Home inspections

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    Buyers looking for homes for sale in Nanaimo BC have the choice of buying a new house or buying an older home. Here are some of the pros and cons to think about when deciding whether to buy new or purchase an older home in Nanaimo.

    Pros to buying an older home

    Genuine craftsmanship: Older...

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