Move To Nanaimo Blog

When you need real information about real estate on Vancouver Island

Nanaimo: a profile

  This blog is about real estate, and as I am a Realtor in Nanaimo, most of the content will have to do with buying and selling real estate in the area but there is also info on what it’s like living...
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Tom Brokaw Explains Canada To Americans

This is from a NBC newscast 2010 during the olympics. It highlights the ongoing relationship between the US and Canada as well as helps explain some of our country’s key points to those south of the 49th parallel. Americans considering...
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Real Estate Terms: Property Disclosure Statement (PDS)

If you’re buying or selling real estate in British Columbia, you’ve most likely encountered a Property Disclosure Statement (PDS). It’s an important document for everyone. It is one of the steps of the property selling process that is designed to keep...
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Listing Tip #2 Look at your home through Fresh Eyes (that aren’t yours)

The colour of the walls and carpet, the texture of the stucco, or the elaborate garden are common examples of things that may be loved by some and put off by others. You may love your pink carpet or your...
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Listing Tip #1 Price it right and make more money (Part 2)

Should You Start Out with a HIGH Listing Price? It’s important to challenge a long-standing “myth” of real estate. “The initial listing price isn’t that important because the price can always be adjusted down later.” Many homeowners believe this. It is a myth. It’s...
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Boldly home, where no home has gone before.

Something on the lighter side of real estate. I once happened upon this odd story from England of renos gone wrong. The story seems to have been taken down on most sites but I find it interesting enough to keep...
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Houses for $5,000; an interesting piece of Nanaimo’s Real Estate past.

I was visiting some clients of mine who had bought their home through me about this time last year. The home in question is an older home, which though not in bad shape was due for some renos to clean...
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Listing Tip #1 Price it right and make more money (Part 1)

We live in a time where you can look up nearly anything on the web, but proper interpretation and application of that information requires an experienced eye, so I’m not real concerned about trying to keep these general tips to myself. Working...
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A Video Tour of Nanaimo

If you’re avidly clicking your way through the madness of the internet while looking for a little information on Nanaimo despite never having been here, then you’ve found a great place to start.  In fact, you could literally spent days reading about...
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Condominium Or House: Which one Is Right For You?

One of the often quoted reason for buying real estate is that “Land is the only thing they’re not making more of.” As the global population continues to rise and spread into ever more corners of the world, the need...
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Nanaimo Real Estate Statistics

Perhaps you’ve googled your way onto this post because you wanted to find the latest Nanaimo real estate statistics. If this is you, you’ve found what you’re looking for. However, I just want to point out that just focusing on those kinds...
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Five things you should not do before you buy a home

nanaimo mortgage So you have decided it is time to buy a home. Congratulations, you have made a wise decision. Planning ahead is crucial to buying a home, particularly if you don’t have extensive financial resources. Since mortgage lenders will...
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Real Estate Terms: Having your listing “on tour”

House hunting happens on tour as well. Around here we call it “tour” and in some other parts of North America I’ve heard it referred to as “caravan”. Regardless of terminology it is practiced widely across North America and for...
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