Posts Tagged "houses"

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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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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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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More Big Changes in Nanaimo

Ryan Coffey

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or just plain haven’t come to Nanaimo, you will have noticed some big changes around Nanaimo in recent times. The new cruise ship berth which has recently injected huge crowds of people at…

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Maximizing Your Mortgage

Ryan Coffey

  Here is something I found in The Globe and Mail. I thought it was well written and worth sharing. It pretty much echoes much of what I have previously talked about on this blog, but it covers a wide…

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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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