Category Archive for "Nanaimo Profile"

How much does it snow in Nanaimo?

Ryan Coffey

An excerpt from a post I wrote in the last few days of March, 2008: “The craziest thing happened in Nanaimo yesterday. It snowed! This is unheard of at this time of year. Snowing at all is a bit of a…

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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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A Video Tour of Nanaimo

Ryan Coffey

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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What Draws People to Nanaimo

Ryan Coffey

I’m in the process of reviewing, editing and updating my main website. What I have up on my homepage is something that I have revised a few times over the years and I think it is worth re-posting here. Each…

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Nanaimo’s most useful map

Ryan Coffey

  With photos shared of every other meal, selfies of every get other together and a plethora of emoji to show each and every emotion, life online has gotten to the point where there is more info and notifications than…

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Nanaimo: a profile

Ryan Coffey

  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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Nanaimo' neighbourhoods zoning map

Nanaimo’s Neighbourhoods

When you are looking at listings on the MLS system you will see what is referred to ‘sub areas’ in the system. If you’re not from Nanaimo and often even if you are, it may be a little confusing figuring…

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School Catchment areas in Nanaimo

Ryan Coffey

A fairly common question I get from Buyers is about which school catchment area a given property is in. People often assume that the closest school is the one but it’s not quite that simple. This is why  School District…

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horse in field

Rural Properties in Nanaimo

As someone who grew up on a relatively small, 5 acre hobby farm,  I have a certain affinity with rural properties. Unlike most neighbourhoods rural properties generally allow you to make as much noise as you want and indulge in…

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Retiring in Nanaimo…

Ryan Coffey

The west coast, especially Vancouver Island, has long been a favourite place for Canadians to retire. The natural beauty, relaxed lifestyle and the mild winters are a big draw for people across the country who have reached the retirement stage…

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