Posts Tagged "move to Nanaimo"

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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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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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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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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10 Tips on Renovating Your Home Without Breaking The Bank

Ryan Coffey

Here is something I got form Canada Realty News. I thought it was info that many people would find useful so I am reposting it here. Visit their website at www.canadarealtynews.com   Ryan Coffey Renovating your home will increase its…

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City of Nanaimo is Rezoning Everything

Yes, that’s right. This means a big change for Realtors and especially anyone who is interested in doing any kind of development, building or major changes to their existing property. Keep in mind that the City of Nanaimo controls what…

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Earthships eco housing in Nanaimo?

Ryan Coffey

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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Attention readers from the U.S. (and other internationals) considering buying property in Canada

Ryan Coffey

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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