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  Although improved economic fundamentals will have a positive impact on Canadian housing markets moving forward, the forecast for residential real estate sales remains static in most major centres in 2011, according to a report released today by RE/MAX. The RE/MAX Housing Market Outlook 2011, ex...
12/09/2010
The first thing I would say is that I am not a lawyer and I am not giving legal advice. This is just to give potential buyers an understanding of how the process works In law the word Foreclosure means to deprive a borrower of the right to redeem the mortgaged property. The borrower may walk away...
12/09/2010
It's colourless, odourless, and tasteless. Exposure can cause symptoms similar to the flu and food poisoning. It's sometimes called the "silent killer." It's carbon monoxide and it can be deadly. When it comes to protecting yourself and your family from the dangers of carbon monoxide exposure, th...
12/07/2010
The bank of Canada has decided to leave overnight lending rate at 1%...for now. The next date to watch will be Jan 18 2011. This announcement should allow the banks to keep mortgage rates the same however banks do not always follow the bank of Canada. If you are looking to buy in the next few mon...
12/07/2010
There are 32 homes currently listed in central nanaimo. Median list price - $316,888Average list Price - $314,337 Lowest priced hoem $199,900 (a 900+ sf home on small lot)Highest priced home $440,000 (new home with legal suite) Central Nanaimo home sales in last 3 months 28 with average price of ...
12/05/2010
Nanaimo MLS sales figures are out for November 2010 and the number are actually up from last year (90 units sold versus 85). The increase is small and last year was slow as well after the US meltdown. The average sale price is up roughly $20,000; a suprise given the number of homes on the market ...
12/03/2010
Large 1 bedroom condo in the Uplands area. It is close to schools, shopping and bus routes. Just a few blocks to the lake for a quick swim after dinner? The unit has an over sized sundeck to enjoy summer evenings on. This unit is currently rented until Sept 2011 to a long term tenant. The buildin...
12/02/2010
People come home to visit family and have more free time. Anyone looking at real estate when it's cold out is not doing it for fun, they are serious. Many listings are taken off the market or have restricted showings...less competition, less supply results in higher sale prices. Houses smell good...
12/02/2010
I added a new feature to my web site, you can make floor plans online. Very cool for buyers trying to imagine what a room might look like. It is as you see below but on my site it's easier to use. You could re-design a kitchen or figure out the layout of a living room.    Doug Belcher RE/MAX Nanaimo
10/08/2010
2 Bedroom + Den, Luxury Patio Home in Rocky Point, North Nanaimo with No HST. Frank Lloyd Wright inspired it is gorgeous inside and out. Private covered porch with view of the ocean and sunsets off the Winchelsea Islands, fir doors with art deco glass. The kitchen features maple cabinets with sta...
09/23/2010
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