Posts Tagged "Vancouver Island Real Estate"

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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 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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The City of Nanaimo Needs Your Input

Ryan Coffey

The City of Nanaimo is looking at creating a new “Transportation Master Plan” and wants to hear from people living in Nanaimo about what they think needs to be reviewed and changed. They have posted a lot of information and…

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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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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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The Basics of Buying Real Estate in B.C.

Ryan Coffey

I wrote a post with this title three years ago and have found it to be so useful for so many people that I have since started printing it out and handing it to my buyers.  The basic principles outlined…

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A Buyer Needs A Plan

Ryan Coffey

One of the first things I ask every buyer is “Are you pre approved?” I imagine that sometimes people think that I am being nosy about how much they can afford.  In reality, I just want to know if they…

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Spring Market

Ryan Coffey

The seasons have turned. It is now spring. The crocuses have been up for about a month now and daffodils have revealed themselves as well. Robins abound and the nicer weather has a way of making people feel good and…

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