Posts Tagged "coast realty"

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Tom Brokaw Explains Canada To Americans

Ryan Coffey

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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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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Five things you should not do before you buy a home

Ryan Coffey

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 be sizing…

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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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Tax Assessments are out and they’re not (really) accurate.

Before we dig in, let me point out that this blog has just reached four years of age and is going strong. I had over 32,000 unique visitors to this blog in 2011. My posts have been sparse of late…

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The Most Subjective Term in Real Estate?

Ryan Coffey

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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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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What Creates Value in a Home?

Ryan Coffey

Not “Location, location, location.” Or, not just that at least. Regardless of what I write on this topic, it will only be a summary of general principles. You see, in some ways houses are like people. They are all unique,…

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Retiring in Nanaimo

Ryan Coffey

  Vancouver Island has long been a destination for retirees from across Canada who are looking to find a relaxing setting with mild winters where they can find a more comfortable pace of life for their later years. Nanaimo’s size…

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Downsizing? Retiring? Plan it right!

As the Baby Boomers retire and as some of the Gen Xers approach empty nesthood, the reality of downsizing is something more and more people are having to deal with. For some, the yard and house are simply too big…

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