NANAIMO HOME BUYING GUIDE
Buying a home in Nanaimo can be a whirlwind experience, from the excitement of finding the perfect property to the anticipation of closing the deal, especially if you're a first time home buyer. Identifying your needs and understanding the home buying process ahead of time will help to make you feel better prepared throughout your experience. Working with our team of Nanaimo real estate experts, we simplify the process to make it simple, stress-free, and enjoyable for you! With our help, you will not only gain unlimited access to all the latest listings, but we'll help you identify the potential resale of each home you're considering.
Nanaimo is known for being the hub of Vancouver Island a thriving economy, welcoming community, and offers residents an extraordinary quality of life. When you buy a home in Nanaimo, you're buying into a community that cares. As your Nanaimo real estate agents, we'll use our extensive network of professional business partners will simplify the process every step of the way, making your journey to home ownership an enjoyable experience.
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Resources & Tools For Nanaimo Home Buyers
- Estimate how much you can afford with our mortgage calculator.
- Is this your first home? Find out what you need to know in our First-Time Buying Guide.
- Learn more about our guarantee for buyers.
- Get pre-approved for a mortgage now!
Buying A Home In Nanaimo, BC
Get Your Finances In Order: Pre-Qualification & Pre-Approval
When you make the decision to buy a home, most people are so eager to begin the fun of searching and go straight to viewing home listings without knowing exactly what their budget is. Sure window shopping is fun, but if you're putting in serious time and effort to find your new home, it's important to know what you can truly afford and shop within it.
Once you have your budget in hand, you can start to consider the neighbourhood that best suits your needs and the style of home you want to buy. The area you decide to live has a lot to do with how far your dollar will go and how much home you can expect to find. For instance, if you're interested in the Lantzville area, you'll find spacious single-family homes sitting on large lots with stunning ocean views, while downtown Nanaimo is where you will find the bulk of townhomes and condos for sale.
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Find Your Ideal Neighbourhood
When you start to consider what your next home will look like, you'll have to consider all you needs. How many bedrooms and bathrooms? What size of outdoor space will you use? Do you need to be nearby schools or playgrounds? What length of commute are willing to make to work? It's important to be realistic with your expectations as well as the "wish list" you bring to the table.
Whether you're a born and raised Nanaimoite or moving here from afar, your Island Homes Group real estate agent will help you find the perfect neighbourhood. We'll work with you to find out what's most important to you, from schools, entertainment, recreational activities, and help you find the neighbourhood and home that best compliments your desired lifestyle.
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Buying Homes With Dawn Walton & Associates
Once you have your finances in order, a budget in place, and have found the home that makes your dreams come true, it's up to your Dawn Walton & Associates agent to negotiate with the seller to seal the deal. As Nanaimo real estate experts, we can help you choose the home that not only suits your needs right now, but for the years to come. It's important to us that you're set up for long-term success and happiness.