Move To Nanaimo Blog

When you need real information about real estate on Vancouver Island

Listing Tip #3

This one like so many others is simple, yet often overlooked. It’s about SPACE and CLUTTER. Usually, when I enter a home that is for sale, the owners have done a good job of keeping it clean and moving everything...
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buying real estate

The Basics on Buying Real Estate in B.C.

Being someone whose profession keeps them continually immersed in the world of real estate, it’s sometimes easy for me to forget that it’s a world shrouded in esoteric mystery. No, not “The Lord of the Rings” kind of esoteric mystery...
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Attention readers from the U.S. (and other internationals considering buying property in Canada) PART 2

To continue the series on how non-Canadians (particularly Americans) can purchase real estate in Canada, an Immigration Lawyer associate of mine has been kind enough to share his insights on the matter from the perspective of immigration. Joshua Sohn is...
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Earthships eco housing in Nanaimo?

I have a confession to make… I’m an environmentalist. Yes, that’s right, I give one percent of my revenues to environmental charities, (via www.onepercentfortheplanet.org) I drive a hybrid car, I mostly only eat natural foods and use natural soaps and...
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How much does it snow here in Nanaimo?

The CRAZIEST thing happened in Nanaimo yesterday. It snowed! This is unheard of. Snowing at all is a bit of a special event around here, even in the middle of winter, but in the beginning of spring is unheard of....
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City vacancies dwindle

Availability of rental housing is down to just 1.1%, with no plan to boost stock   Derek Spalding Daily News Saturday, March 22, 2008 City councillors will not spend taxpayers’ money on a “redundant” housing needs assessment for Nanaimo, which...
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A very naughty Realtor…

Enough of all this seriousness, let’s have a laugh for a bit. I think this is hilarious. My apologies if you don’t share my sense of humour.     Ryan Coffey
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Attention readers from the U.S. (and other internationals) considering buying property in Canada

Every couple of years there is a lot of talk from people in the U.S. about moving to Canada as an escape from something unsavoury that is going on in their country. For most of them, it is just talk....
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A Green Roof I Experienced in Tokyo.

I was visiting an architect friend’s house in Tokyo, by the name of Eri Doi, who had designed her own house. Being a Realtor, I had already noticed how effectively she had designed the house in such a way as...
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Some special visitors

A pod of Orcas (aka “killer whales”) payed Nanaimo a visit last month. Such whales aren’t so unusual to see on and near the Island, but it was nice to have this pod of 13 come to Nanaimo all the...
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Here’s a realty good laugh!

This isn’t my story, nor did it happen in Nanaimo but I think it’s so nuts I just have to post it. I call it “The Texas Fish House.” but the actual title is “A Fishy Abandoned House Tale”. I...
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