Vancouver Island Real Estate Blog

10th Annual North Nanaimo Pumpkin Patch

Dawn Walton & Associates and Details Painting would like to invite you to the 10th Annual North Nanaimo Pumpkin Patch!
October 21st, 11:00 AM - 3:00PM Dayne's Park, 5957 Cathedral Crescent
Fun for the whole family with games and activities and all proceeds are donated to KidSport Nanaimo and the Erica Murphy Athletic Bursary at VIU.
The park borders Parkwood Drive and Cathedral Crescent between Uplands Road and Turner Road.


4 Apps to Save You Money

It’s hard to believe that we’re in the middle of October already. Before we know it, the holidays will be here and the shopping season will be in full swing. Whether you’re gearing up for holiday shopping or just looking for some ways to cut down on spending, I wanted to share some apps that can help. Two will help you replenish your savings, and the other two help you save when you shop and eat.

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7 Reasons Why Fall IS the Time to Buy or Sell

Silver medal. Runner-up. Fall. These are all considered to be the second choice, but there are so many benefits to buying or selling a home in fall that we can’t help but push back on any thoughts that the season should be dismissed as subpar. After all, vanilla is the top-selling brand of ice cream, but does that make it better than other frozen treats? We think not! Consider these seven reasons to buy or sell this fall.

Reasons to Sell Your Home in the Fall

Spring may have higher demand,...

Why You Should Buy a Cabin or Cottage in the Fall

Sure, property hunting in the fall foliage with a pumpkin-spiced latte in hand sounds heavenly, but there are some hard-and-fast facts to support this strategy, too.

Offseason Options

If you wait until fall to start looking for your dream cabin or cottage, you’re more likely to find it. Families who have been thinking about selling for a while have enjoyed “one last summer” at the cottage before putting it on the market, so chances are there are more options for a buyer at the end of the season. When it comes to cottage hunting, sometimes the early birds do not catch the worm.

Cost Cutters

End-of-season sellers are...

COMING SOON: South Jingle Pot Mobile Home


43 - 2301 Arbot Rd | $269,900

3 Bed,  2 Bath
 Wish-sha Mobile Home Park
 Chef's dream kitchen
 Natural gas forced air furnace

For more information give us a call -  250-751-1223!


COMING SOON - 402 - 1900 Tulsa Rd



402 - 1900 Tulsa Rd | $369900

  • NO GST - 2 Yrs old
  • 2 Bed + den 
  • 1,118 sqft
  • Serene Mountain View
  • Pets and rentals are permitted

For more information give us a call at 250-751-1223!


COMING SOON - Oceanview Equestrian Acreage

2550 Ingram Road E | $1,495,000.00

  • Nearly 6 acres
  • Barn, riding ring & spacious pasture
  • 1st home:  4 Bed  3 Bath
  • Open Plan
  • Country Kitchen
  • 2nd home:  2 Bed 2 Bath
  • Westcoast contemporary
  • Separate access and private

For more information give us a call 250-751-1223!


5 Tips to Turn Your Starter Home into a Luxury Haven

Every homebuyer is looking for their own little slice of heaven, but not everyone has the budget to buy high-end. These quick and cost-effective home improvements will add a touch of luxury on a starter home budget. If you want to add value to your home without breaking the bank, watch this video and read on.

Light It Up!

If your starter home still has the same basic lighting fixtures you had when you first moved in, it's time to remove them. Replace any overhead lights with modern, show-stopping pendant fixtures to instantly update the space and bring it into the current age.

Every nook and cranny should have a pair of matching wall sconces or side lamps, so that no area is...

COMING SOON - Pacifica Waterfront Condo

1603 - 38 Front St  |  $699,900

Nanaimo’s Pacifica Development is right on the gorgeous waterfront of downtown. This unit features astounding views of Newcastle Island, Protection Island, Departure Bay, swinging out to Mt Benson and even as far as the coastal line of Vancouver. A central location and trips to Vancouver made easy with sea planes at your doorstep. Unit 1603 is nearly 1100 square feet, 2 bedroom, 2 bath and floor to ceiling windows in almost every room to take in the incredible views from every angle. This home has a gourmet kitchen featuring designer cabinets, gorgeous granite counter tops, an eating bar, stainless steel appliances and includes a gas stove. The dining area has plenty of sitting area and walks out on a large private, covered deck with natural gas hook up for the barbeque. The master suite is spacious with plenty of room for a king size bed. The ensuite features double sinks, a five foot walk-in shower and a good size walk-in closet. The floor...

3 DIY Projects To Do Before Fall

Home improvement projects can be fun and add value, whether you’re making your home space more usable, more attractive, or more comfortable. Here are three projects to get your creativity flowing based on your skillset.


Painting your front door can increase your curb appeal and give a feeling of newness to your entryway. Choose your colour in a glossy exterior paint – a quart should...