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Buying A Home as An Investment

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...

Homeownership is a dream we all strive for, but for millennials, making this a reality can seem far out of reach. With financial factors like student loan debt and the rising cost of rent, it can be difficult to save money towards a down payment on a home.

Today, the average millennial is...

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?

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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.

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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...

    Many Nanaimo realtors advise that buying a lot to build on can be a good investment - if it’s done right. But it’s important to make sure your transaction goes as smoothly as possible. Here are 12 things to do and look for when buying a lot to build on in Nanaimo BC.

    #1 Clear of liens:...

    You’ve saved enough money for retirement to take care of your family. You’ve worked hard over the years, and the time is right to buy your dream vacation or second home.

    According to real estate agents in Nanaimo who work with second home buyers, there are five important things to know...

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