Nanaimo Realtors

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Curb Appeal Helps Sell Your Home Quickly


What the buyer sees when he first looks at your home for sale, stays with him for a long time. Be sure your home makes a good first impression. Don't ignore the front yard and entry way of your home.  Buyers  who see a home for sale that looks unappealing from the outside, just move along to the next listing without ever going through the door! Once the buyer goes through the door, staging your home with a few decorating changes will help him feel this is a home he might want to live in.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

There are benefits to Saving money before buying a home


First time home buyers enhance their chances of getting a mortgage by saving some money ahead of time. It is important to have cash on hand to cover all costs associated with buying a home. Some things to consider are: down payment, closing costs, moving costs, cash reserves to cover the first few months payments and mathematical errors in budgeting or over estimating earnings.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Why Buy a house with good resale value?


Buying a house is exciting!  Buyers are often caught up in the moment and in the throes of making an immediate decision whether or not to buy, don’t usually look any further down the road than that. 
The Buyer should consider the following when choosing a home with good resale in mind: locations not backing onto busy streets, avoiding intersecting street corner locations, a house that is not necessarily the most expensive one on the street and be sure all essential shops and services are located nearby with a  local shopping centre that is healthy and busy.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Closings can be ruined by not fixing deficiencies


The best strategy for sellers to take is to be prepared!  One way to do this is to get a home pre-inspection and fix deficiencies before listing your Nanaimo home for sale.   Defects found during a home inspection by a buyer can be a deal breaker. By doing a pre-inspection you have an opportunity to fix or repair the things that could make a deal collapse. The expense of a pre inspection is a small price to pay for the peace of mind that comes with a successful buyers inspection. 

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Nanaimo Realtors 2016


According to the Real Estate Council of British Columbia, there are more than 22,000 realtors British Columbia. Visit: http://www.recbc.ca/  Selecting a Nanaimo realtor can be a complicated task. Some specialize in oceanfront property or condominiums. Others deal primarily with commercial property. Almost all are well versed in the basics about Nanaimo homes for sale.
When deciding which of the many Nanaimo realtors to select for a specific purpose, a good starting point would be to consult with Lynn Donn who provides information about the Nanaimo real estate market. All inquiries may be directed to (250) 800-2717.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Don’t wait for spring to list your Nanaimo house.


Many people like to wait until the busy spring market to sell their homes.  However, this year in Nanaimo we are experiencing a seller’s market.  A seller’s market is when there are more buyers than sellers in the market place.  Right now we are experiencing very low inventory levels which means that if you list your home and price it at market value, you stand a very good chance of selling it quickly.

 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Buying a three bedroom home vs. a two bedroom home


There is no question that here in Nanaimo a 3 bedroom home has much better resale value than a 2 bedroom home.  There is a much bigger market for 3 bedroom homes because the third bedroom opens up all sorts of usage options from a place to sleep to a media room or just a place to store things.  Two bedroom homes exclude people with families as there just isn’t enough room.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Great time to buy an investment property in Nanaimo or Parksville


According to the rental market survey released by CMHC the average vacancy rate in Canada's major centers was 2.9%.  In Nanaimo it is 2% and in Parksville 1%.  The vacancy rates in both towns are well below the average.  The low vacancy rate is a good sign for investors wishing to become land lords.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Nanaimo Homes For Sale


Information regarding Nanaimo homes for sale, Nanaimo real estate and Nanaimo real estate agents will be readily provided upon request. A wide inventory of informative sources pertaining to Nanaimo homes for sale has been compiled over a period of years using state-of the-art technology. It only takes a simple call to 250-800-2717 to learn more about Nanaimo real estate. Nanaimo realtor Lynn Donn offers this as a public service. Throughout the years she has acquired a reputation as one of the most respected Nanaimo realtors. 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Tips for selling a vacant home


The advantage to selling a vacant home is that you can offer quick possession to a buyer. Even though the home is vacant it is easier to sell if you continue to maintain the property by keeping utilities on, maintaining your landscaping and consider staging the home. Remember: First impressions are lasting impressions.