Posts Tagged "nanaimo real estate news"

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.

This post was written in 2011 to further an earlier version from 2009. The findings here have held true for the years since then so I am leaving the data and findings from 2011 intact rather than continually updating them….

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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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Nanaimo: a profile

Ryan Coffey

  This blog is about real estate, and as I am a Realtor in Nanaimo, most of the content will have to do with buying and selling real estate in the area but there is also info on what it’s like living…

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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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When Should I Buy My First Home?

Ryan Coffey

I don’t hear a lot of people asking me this question. It’s obviously an important question, but I think it’s because they realize that it is an invitation for a Realtor to use their magic mind control techniques to trick…

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Nanaimo’s Neighbourhoods

When you are looking at listings on the MLS system you will see what is referred to ‘sub areas’ in the system. If you’re not from Nanaimo and often even if you are, it may be a little confusing figuring…

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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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“I’m planning on Buying a Property with Cash. Should I get Pre approved for a Mortgage Anyway?”

Ryan Coffey

Short answer: Yes. My usual more detailed type answer: It’s always a good idea to have a backup plan and know how much wiggle room you have. Being in a position to buy a property outright without a mortgage is…

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