Category Archive for "When to Buy and Sell"

The market has changed. A wake up call for Sellers.

I originally wrote the following in June of 2008. Some of my earlier posts are dated so I am removing them but the longer I am in real estate the more I believe that market trends are cyclical. The precise…

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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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The #1 Question!

“How’s the market?” or some similar variation comes from a friend, acquaintance, or someone I just met after my being introduced as a Realtor. It might just be an ice breaker or maybe they really want to know. If it’s…

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Up Markets and Down Markets, When to Buy and Sell. (Part 1)

Here’s a question that I’m sure is on the minds of many people in any market: Q: “When should I buy a home?” A: “When you can afford to make the payments. No sooner, no later.” But a lot of…

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When Should I Buy My First Home?

Ryan Coffey

I don’t hear a lot of people asking me this question. It’s obviously an important question, but I think it’s because they realize that it is an invitation for a Realtor to use their magic mind control techniques to trick…

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Why You Should Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

Ryan Coffey

Buyer: “Hi Ryan, I’m thinking of buying a home in Nanaimo…” Me: “Are you pre-approved?” I’m actually not quite that direct, but this is one of, if not the first question I ask every Buyer I work with. Being pre-approved…

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The Media is Always Talking About Real Estate Markets Going Up and Down. Why?

  Short answer: I would say that  it”s because they need something “new” to talk about to make it “news” and because it creates a sense of drama. Painting a picture of the real estate market that makes it seem…

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If I could go back in time and teach myself about real estate…

Do you ever wish you could talk to the younger version of yourself and tell them something that would change their (your) life to make it better? Maybe I’ve been watching too much science fiction but the thought has occurred…

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Flipping houses in Nanaimo

I haven’t seen the trend start just yet, but I’m sure it’s coming. When the market goes through a strong upswing in value, as it has started doing this year, a situation is created where flipping houses starts to become…

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Real Estate Investors: Real Estate Market Tides Have Changed Again

Rather than again go through an explanation of my belief of why timing the market right isn’t as important as timing your own finances and other personal factors I will give you a couple of links to posts where I…

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