Posts Tagged "Nanaimo real estate"

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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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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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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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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