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By Douglas Belcher, RE/MAX, Nanaimo ABR ePRO SRES
(RE/MAX of Nanaimo)
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5 - 25 Pryde Avenue, 1 bedroom Town Home for sale, Central Nanaimo $94,500. Renovated one bedroom town-home with in-suite laundry, and covered parking. This unit has updated appliances, new counters, fresh paint, renovated bathroom, modern new kitchen cabinets. It is close to Vancouver Island Uni...

By Douglas Belcher, RE/MAX, Nanaimo ABR ePRO SRES
(RE/MAX of Nanaimo)
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 2 Bedroom 1 bath condo in Pacific View Terraces in the old city quarter. This renovated condo has new maple kitchen cabinets with granite counters, new bathroom vanity with granite counters, ceramic tile bath and entry. It was bought for owners son to attend VIU. Available mid Jan, allows 1 cat,...

By Douglas Belcher, RE/MAX, Nanaimo ABR ePRO SRES
(RE/MAX of Nanaimo)
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New 5 bedroom - 3 bathroom home with a 2 bedroom Legal Suite with private entrance. 1958 s.f. with separate laundry and a nice spacious floor plan. The main kitchen features a large island, maple cabinets and a pantry. There is a deck off the dining room. New home warranty in place and a nice bac...

By Douglas Belcher, RE/MAX, Nanaimo ABR ePRO SRES
(RE/MAX of Nanaimo)
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This renovated Lynburn home has a massive lot, .32 acres. There is lots of parking and R/V parking. Updated and open floor plan upstairs including an island, modern appliances, new bamboo flooring. The home is heated and cooled with a heat pump. The home is meticulously maintained. Hardi Plank si...

By Lynn Donn, Homes for Sale in Nanaimo BC
(Royal Lepage Nanaimo Realty)
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Best Nanaimo Home Decorating Tips The festive Fall  season is  underway, and what better way to spread the cheer than by sprucing up your home? Here are 3 Festive  Tips for decorating your Nanaimo home this Fall 2013: #1 Seasonal Paint Did you know that Emerald Green was voted THE colour of 2013?...

By Lynn Donn, Homes for Sale in Nanaimo BC
(Royal Lepage Nanaimo Realty)
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Top Interior Paint Colors For Fall 2013 As we head into fall here in Nanaimo you may be thinking that it's time for a change of colour in your home as well. If you're ready to change out the bright colours of summer for the browns, oranges and greens of fall, here are a few paint colour ideas to ...

By Lynn Donn, Homes for Sale in Nanaimo BC
(Royal Lepage Nanaimo Realty)
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Understanding Property Taxes In Nanaimo Like the old saying goes, you can't escape death or taxes.  And since you're reading this, let's talk about property taxes in Nanaimo. With a few exceptions, here's how our residential property taxes work. In 2013 the Nanaimo City Council determined that th...

By Lynn Donn, Homes for Sale in Nanaimo BC
(Royal Lepage Nanaimo Realty)
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What Is A WETT Inspection and Why Do I Need One? A WETT inspection, also known as a Wood Energy Technology Transfer inspection, is a specialty inspection that take a look at all wood burning appliances, things like a wood burning stove or a fireplace, by a specially certified inspector. A malfunc...

By Lynn Donn, Homes for Sale in Nanaimo BC
(Royal Lepage Nanaimo Realty)
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Six Common Questions About Secondary Suites In Nanaimo In previous posts I've covered legal and authorized suites, so let's wrap up this 'suite' discussion by answering some frequently asked questions about Secondary Suites. What is a 'secondary suite'? A secondary suite is a self-contained unit ...

By Lynn Donn, Homes for Sale in Nanaimo BC
(Royal Lepage Nanaimo Realty)
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Legalized Suites In Nanaimo Last time we discussed just what an Authorized Suite is, and today I wanted to discuss "Legalized Suites". In order for a secondary suite to be considered 'legalized' all suites constructed after February 7, 2005 must comply with the Zoning Bylaw and the BC Building Co...

By Lynn Donn, Homes for Sale in Nanaimo BC
(Royal Lepage Nanaimo Realty)
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What Is An Authorized Suite in Nanaimo? Nanaimo is such a popular location almost year-around that many savvy homeowners create secondary suites as short-term vacation rentals. Doing this brings in some extra income, helps defray the monthly mortgage and also gives you a chance to meet new people...

By Lynn Donn, Homes for Sale in Nanaimo BC
(Royal Lepage Nanaimo Realty)
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The Nanaimo Relocation Guide Are you thinking about moving to Nanaimo? I was in your shoes in 2007. I had so many questions about Nanaimo real estate and neighborhoods, the Nanaimo job market and how the Nanaimo schools ranked. It turns out that Nanaimo is everything we had hoped it would be!  Ou...

By Lynn Donn, Homes for Sale in Nanaimo BC
(Royal Lepage Nanaimo Realty)
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How To Get The Best Home Buyers In Nanaimo If you want to attract the best Nanaimo home buyers, you've got to stay on top of the latest trends.  National Association of Realtors ( NAR), recently issued a new report that examines the generational differences of home buyers and sellers.  Here's the...

By Lynn Donn, Homes for Sale in Nanaimo BC
(Royal Lepage Nanaimo Realty)
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Things to do in November in Nanaimo Thanksgiving is over and done with and the spooks of Halloween are a pleasant memory, but there's still plenty to do in Nanaimo in November. Here are 4 events that are worth taking a look at: 1.   The Nanaimo Pottery Christmas Show and Sale can help you get the...

By Lynn Donn, Homes for Sale in Nanaimo BC
(Royal Lepage Nanaimo Realty)
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Top Tourist Attractions in and Around Nanaimo When perusing around the internet for the top things to do in Nanaimo and surrounding areas, you'll soon discover the top five are all associated with being outdoors! And is it any wonder when in Nanaimo, you're just five to 10 minutes from being ocea...

By Lynn Donn, Homes for Sale in Nanaimo BC
(Royal Lepage Nanaimo Realty)
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Fun Halloween activities in Nanaimo,2013 If you love the Halloween season here are a few activities you may enjoy:  Something Spooky! Nanaimo Museum’s Lantern Tours  There are hidden histories and even ghost stories connected with several downtown Nanaimo locations. - The tours take place after d...

By Lynn Donn, Homes for Sale in Nanaimo BC
(Royal Lepage Nanaimo Realty)
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Nanaimo home sales for the month of September 2013 The Nanaimo real estate market has been busy. September saw a 57% increase in the sale of single family homes as compared to September 2012.  Additionally, the condo market is seeing an overall improvement in the number of sales. The following ch...

By Lynn Donn, Homes for Sale in Nanaimo BC
(Royal Lepage Nanaimo Realty)
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The Nanaimo real estate market as of Sept 30, 2013 As I was reviewing the Nanaimo real estate market, September sales stats, I noted that the numbers supported what I had been noticing in the marketplace. Sales are up and inventory levels are low.   There were 57% more single family homes sold th...

By Lynn Donn, Homes for Sale in Nanaimo BC
(Royal Lepage Nanaimo Realty)
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Real Estate in Nanaimo - Absorption rates as of Sept. 1 2013 There has been a real upswing in Nanaimo real estate sales over the past four months. We are most definitely experiencing a sellers’ market. A sellers’ market is a real estate market where there is a low inventory of homes for sale in r...

By Lynn Donn, Homes for Sale in Nanaimo BC
(Royal Lepage Nanaimo Realty)
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How was the real estate market in Nanaimo in August 2013? With summer drawing to a close here in Nanaimo, it’s time to see how the real estate market really fared in August.  It was a very active market for me and many of the other Realtors I spoke to.  Additionally, there were SOLD signs all ove...

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