Lynn's Nanaimo Real Estate Blog

Real Estate Agent - Royal Lepage Nanaimo Realty
Buying a condo in Nanaimo can make a lot of sense if you are part of today's down sizing baby boom generation, or if you're a first-time home buyer. Condos are typically easier to care for than single-family homes, they usually cost less than a traditional house, and condominiums come with more a...
Many home sellers in Nanaimo believe that when they do improvements and renovations to their home they are actually increasing the sales price of their house. For example, many people trying to sell their home think that if they spend, say, $5,000 on re-doing the the kitchen, that they will be ab...
As a Nanaimo home owner, we like to think that updating our home will not only add to its value but also let us get back all of the money we put into the updating . . . and hopefully more! The most popular home renovations - updating the kitchen, updating the bathroom and adding an extra room - c...
Summer is just around the corner in Nanaimo, the season when we spend the most time out doors and just want to get away from it all. If you're thinking about buying a summer cabin as a vacation home this year, here are a few tips to help turn your dream into reality: 1.  Know where you want to bu...
A former client of mine who moved to one of the Eastern Provinces called me the other day to ask whether or not she should get a professional home inspection done on a house that she and her husband were thinking about buying. To my surprise my friend was thinking about skipping the home inspecti...
Many people don't realize this, but if you go to your bank to apply for a mortgage, your banker only has a limited number of options for your to choose from. Contrast this with a mortgage broker, who has access to a wide variety of lenders and programs, and can structure a home mortgage that is p...
You're buying your first home and of course you are excited.  Who wouldn't be? You are finally putting down some roots and have something to call your own, something to build up equity with, instead of putting money in your landlord's pocket. But as a first-time home buyer there are plenty of mis...
 Just as with home staging, updating your room is something that you can do yourself . . . quickly, easily and inexpensively. Here are three time-tested ways to make that old room look brand new. First, a fresh coat of paint in today's trendiest colours will make a world of difference.  Consider ...
Decor trends come and decor trends go - sometimes both in the same year! Not to worry thought, here are some of the hottest home decorating trends for 2015 that will remain fashionable for years to come: 1.  Modern pastel colors - Perfect when contrasted by a bright white color, these popular pas...
Smart home sellers in Nanaimo know that staging their home for sale can help lead to a fast and successful closing. There are all kinds of professional, highly-priced home staging companies around, but the good news is that you don't have to dig into your pocket book to stage your home. Here are ...

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