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February home sales are up 19% over last year at the same time. Year to date figures are -18% however. The was some pent up demand I suspect over the last few months. How March turns out will depend on market confidence and interest rates. The HST change seemed to have a big effect on last year. ...
03/09/2011
I am finally getting around to posting January's sales numbers released from VIREB...YES i HAVE BEEN THAT BUSY. February stats will be out soon. The market in general is still slow but the number of inquiries is up dramatically. I have picked up several new buyers and 3 new listings just this wee...
02/23/2011
109 - 2560 Departure Bay Road This home feels like a suite at a resort in Maui. A large ocean view condo in Departure Bay. There are amazing ocean views from the living room, dining room and both bedrooms. There is a laundry room and a storage room in the suite. The living room has a wood burning...
02/23/2011
If you are looking to sell a home in Nanaimo and want an agent willing to do open houses give me a call. I am happy to sit open houses (pending my schedule at the time). I have one of the best real estate web sites in BC and take very good quality listing photos. My office is the #1 brokerage in ...
02/02/2011
1751 Morden Road - Cedar, Nanaimo - $259,000 MLS # TBA1300 s.f. home on a 1.02 acre lot. If you are looking for an affordable home on a full acre of land, this may be the one. There is also a barn on the property. Fix this home up and add a garden / garage / workshop there is plenty of room here....
02/01/2011
REALTOR.CA is a free app avaialable on ITUNES that allows users to search properties across Canada. It is compatable with the IPad and Iphone. The app is free and takes only a few seconds to download. The built in GPS system in the Iphone should make this app very usefull when on the road. Doug B...
01/28/2011
New Listing Spectacular view of the city, ocean, coastal mountains and Gulf Island can be had from the massive deck of this home. The home has a several updates in the last few year including oak floors, new roof, updated kitchen, electrical updates and much more. The is a hot tub on an enormous ...
01/24/2011
Finance minister Jim Flaherty announced the fllowing changes in mortgage rules. Reduce the maximum amortization period to 30 years from 35 years for new government-backed insured mortgages with loan-to-value ratios of more than 80 per cent. This will significantly reduce the total interest paymen...
01/17/2011
The feel of the country with the proximity of the city. This large home with private .65 acre lot has so many attractive features. The roof and windows are updated and a heat pump was installed. Fresh paint, hardwood floors, newer appliances and much more. The basement is half finished and would ...
12/17/2010
It rained very hard last night but today it is bright and sunny. I looked to see what it was like in other parts of the Provence and it made me glad I was here. It is cold and snowy elsewhere, in Nanaimo it looks like a spring day. REMAX of Nanaimo web cam There is a web cam located on my web sit...
12/14/2010
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