Move To Nanaimo Blog

When you need real information about real estate on Vancouver Island

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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The House That Wouldn’t Sell (Part 3).

Here is part three of my series which features a fictional account of a couple who have trouble selling their home. It is based on an amalgamation of some of the most common errors made by people hoping to sell...
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What Draws People to Nanaimo

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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The House That Wouldn’t Sell (Part 1)

  This is a story. It is not a story about any particular real life Realtor or any particular real life client. It is however, a common tale that I as a Realtor see regularly in my line of work....
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Tax Assessments are out and they’re not (really) accurate.

This post was written in 2011 to further an earlier version from 2009. The findings here have held true for the years since then so I am leaving the data and findings from 2011 intact rather than continually updating them....
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The Most Subjective Term in Real Estate?

Nanaimo is a waterfront town with an elongated shape much of which is built upon hills, ridges and a mountain. This means that we have an awful lot of homes with ocean views in Nanaimo. Today, you can find a...
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