Buying a Home

Winter Means Opportunity For Buyers and Sellers

Yes! We’re in the midst of November, and there’s plenty of snow and ice, but there’s also an opportunity for buyers and sellers. I know - you think I’m nuts, but it’s true. Here are a few reasons selling this winter might be a better choice than you think.

Yes, I’ll admit people aren’t exactly swarming to a property during winter. However, people need to move when they need to move, no matter the time of the year....

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...

COMING SOON: South Jingle Pot Mobile Home

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!

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COMING SOON - 402 - 1900 Tulsa Rd

COMING SOON 

CENTRAL NANAIMO TOP FLOOR CONDO

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!

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COMING SOON - Oceanview Equestrian Acreage

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!

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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....

COMING SOON - Ocean View Condo

COMING SOON | Ocean View Condo | 202-6181 Washington Way

  •  2 Bedroom plus den
  • $349,900
  • Upper Unit
  • Modern Open Plan
  • In suite laundry
  • Low strata fees
  • Pets and rentals allowed

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What Emotions Do You Have When Buying a Home?

Buying a home brings on a rollercoaster of emotions. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for your very first home or downsizing to your retirement home, it’s always an emotional journey. Here are few common emotions buyers experience during the process.

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EXCITEMENT

You’ll feel excited to take this next step in life! You’re looking for your next dream home online. You’re building your list of wants and needs in a home.

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4 Ways to Break the Ice With Your New Neighbours

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It seems the days of Welcome Wagons – new neighbours knocking on your door to offer cookies, pies, and friendship - may be long gone. So how do you meet the new neighbours? Or, how do you reconnect with neighbours you haven't seen in awhile or neighbours you never took the time to meet truly? Sometimes bad neighbours are a reason people decide to move, so in this email, we wanted to provide a few creative ideas for both introverts and extroverts to get to know neighbours.

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Looking for new neighbours? Give us...

Your Home Inspection Checklist

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Unless it’s a glaring flaw or you’re a trained professional, you probably can’t tell if your home needs repairs. The home inspection is one of the most critical pieces of the buying and selling process. It’s good to know what to look for before any inspection. If you’re buying, you’ll have a better idea of what the inspector is looking for and if he or she misses anything. If you’re selling, you can have an idea of what to fix before your home goes on the market. It will take away the chance of surprises. 

Here are a few things to look for: 
Are there visible cracks? ...