Posts Tagged "home"

Are Strata Fees Worth It?

Ryan Coffey

First off, you may be wondering what a strata fee actually is. This is one of those points where I could give a very long an technical, jargon filled answer on but I won’t. The short of it is that the monthly fee you pay when you live in a townhome or condo for example. The money is generally used for maintenance of the shared parts of the complex (called “common property”) and management.

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Listing Tip #3

Ryan Coffey

This tip, like so many others, is simple yet frequently 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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Thinking of living in a rural location?

Ryan Coffey

Beyond the common dichotomy of condos versus houses, there is rural property. They’re  typically more quiet, spacious and more out of the way.  Depending on the person these may be appealing details or unappealing details. Beyond that, it is still…

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Listing Tip #1 Price it right and make more money (Part 2)

Ryan Coffey

Should You Start Out with a HIGH Listing Price? It’s important to challenge a long-standing “myth” of real estate. “The initial listing price isn’t that important because the price can always be adjusted down later.” Many homeowners believe this. It is a myth. It’s…

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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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The Harewood Home and Nature Show

Ryan Coffey

Harewood is an area that does not show up by that name on our MLS maps but all locals know it regardless.  By reference to the current MLS map, Harewood is partly the area referred to as ‘South Nanaimo” and…

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Nanaimo from an Investor’s Perspective

Ryan Coffey

Below is a brief video of Nanaimo’s highlights for investors. There is a lot more there than is covered. Particularly since the downtown core is going through a series of steps that are giving it new life. So many new…

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Real Estate Terms: Title Search

Ryan Coffey

Just about every contract of purchase and sale I’ve ever seen has included a subject clause that says that the offer is subject to the Buyer’s review and approval of a title search. A title search is a government issued…

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The Basics on Buying Real Estate in B.C.

Ryan Coffey

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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