Nanaimo, BC Real Estate News

By Michael Peterson
(RE/MAX of Nanaimo)
First time a unit in this building has been on the market! This top floor, corner unit offers 2 generous sized bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and to 2 balconies! This condo is bright and spacious and rentals are allowed. It's located within walking distance to shopping, restaurants, and recreation including Long Lake and it's on the bus route.
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By Michael Peterson
(RE/MAX of Nanaimo)
Lovely Riverside Rancher! Walk the path from your back deck through the giant old Oaks to your own private fishing hole. You'll never believe that you are just 2 minutes to down town Nanaimo and the Sea Wall. This totally remodeled and updated home has been power smarted and has a cozy efficient electric fire place. The modern kitchen has a skylight and all appliances are included. This two bedroom, plus den, one bath home with jetted tub is perfect for retirees. The low maintenance yard, work shop and garden shed make outdoor living a pleasure. It's only a short walk to Bowen Park, Butter Tubs Marsh and Pryde Vista Golf Course.
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By Michael Peterson
(RE/MAX of Nanaimo)
Priced Below Appraisal! This cute and cozy 1 bedroom, 1 bath rancher has been remodeled with new bathroom fixtures, an updated kitchen and new hot water tank. This easy care home also has a large enclosed sundeck which could be converted into more living space if needed. Outside on this 7436 sqft lot you will find a wired workshop/garage for extra storage, alley access and RV parking. This homes is close to all levels of schools, shopping, recreation and on the bus route.
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By Michael Peterson
(RE/MAX of Nanaimo)
Beautiful Waterdown Quay Complex right on the lake and centrally located to all amenities. The elegant foyer of this unit is only the beginning of this 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom condo. The Master bedroom has plenty of room if you want to set up a home office or reading area. Enjoy the tranquil setting while sitting in your cozy living room with the gas fireplace. The oak kitchen is bright and offers a breakfast nook, or if you are entertaining the separate dining room is spacious and bright. You will be able to enjoy the partial lake view from your covered balcony. This complex has been re-done with a new rain screen and has a new 10 year home warranty.
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By Michael Peterson
(RE/MAX of Nanaimo)
A Great bargain in this price range and area! This home has some updates and features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths plus a 1 bedroom suite that has a great tenant. The home has large bright rooms with some newer laminate flooring just to mention some of the updates. The kitchen is big and bright and so is the Family room off of it. The Dinning and Living rooms are also on this level and there is a air tite wood stove that heats the entire home. The yard is fenced and nicely landscaped with mature fruit trees and and a private patio area to enjoy. There is plenty of parking for an RV. There is plenty of storage and a crawl space as well. All this on a very quiet street close to shopping, parks and downtown seawall. A must to view. All measurements are to be verified if important.
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By Michael Peterson
(RE/MAX of Nanaimo)
This 2 year old Ocean view home boast a large 14 X 20 deck. This custom built home is finished on both levels and offers 8 years remaining on the New Home Warranty. Upstairs is tastefully decorated with maple cabinets, laminate and ceramic tile flooring. There are 3 large bedrooms and a den with the Master Bed having a 4 piece en suite. The other bathroom upstairs is also 4 pieces. The bright upper floor is complemented with 2 skylights, and there is plenty of room in the large kitchen and eating nook. Upstairs you also have a gas fireplace in the living room to enjoy your ocean view. Downstairs you will find another bedroom and 4 piece bathroom, as well as a family room and a recreation room. This home is plumbed and very easy to suite if desired. The garage/workshop is already set up ...
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By Michael Peterson
(RE/MAX of Nanaimo)
Beautiful private setting for this de-registered mobile home on a generous 1/4 acre fully fenced yard. This home has been recently renovated including fresh exterior paint, inside paint last year, a new deck, new bathroom fixtures and plumbing upgrades. New flooring through out with some laminate, new baseboard heating, and certified electrical upgrades. This home features 4 bedrooms, so there is plenty of room for a growing family. One bedroom was previously a dinning area and could easily be converted back or changed to a family room. There is also a tool shed, and room to garden or build a workshop, and you still have room to park your RV. The rural setting gives you the peace you need yet you are still close to town. This is a great place to call home.
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By Michael Peterson
(RE/MAX of Nanaimo)
REMODELED HOME IN Quality Neighborhood offers a delightful Brechin location, Brechin channel glimpses (that could be dramatically improved upon with additional landscaping), and walking distance to the Seawall and marina. The interior has been nicely renovated throughout. There is a sunroom off the back and sun-drenched kitchen in the front. The basement has outside access only and has a 3 piece bathroom and a bedroom as well as a couple other rooms and with some finishing would make extra living space. Although smaller with a low height ceiling along with some more work it might make an ideal student suite. "Hot plate,small fridge, etc" The rear yard is spacious and private and the home's exterior has been painted, making this home ready for you! A must to view for more information cal...
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By Michael Peterson
(RE/MAX of Nanaimo)
This This unit would make great investment or a great way to enter into the market, at this great price owning is as affordable as renting. This unit offers 2 bedrooms, a ground level patio, secure entry, parking and possible storage. The area is close to shopping, schools and the hospital.
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By Michael Peterson
(RE/MAX of Nanaimo)
FOREST PARK CLASSIC! This family home is beautifully maintained and cared for. Features large bright rooms with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The main bath has just been totally renovated and features heated tile flooring, a very large double Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. The Kitchen has also been recently updated and shows like new. There is a very large games area and rec room on the lower level along with a 2 piece bathroom a wet bar and a workshop area. The home has had upgraded electric and there are 2 gas fireplaces that heat the entire home as well as the electric heat system. This is all situated on a large private property that is neatly landscaped and fenced. The rear yard features an ideal deck for summer BBQ's and a patio area as well. There is even a garden shed out back t...
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By Douglas Belcher, RE/MAX, Nanaimo ABR ePRO SRES
(Chateau Realty)
I am considering redoing my own kitchen countertops and I thought I would share some of my research.First there are many choices;Marble and Granite Counters - This was my original first choice. It looks gorgeous, at $6000+ it should! It is also susceptible to stains and needs re-sealing periodically. Granite can handle the heat, Granite and Mable can be brutal on stemware.Laminate - This type is probably the most common type as it is inexpensive and you get the most variety of colours and patterns. The disadvantage is that it burns with high heat and is prone to chipping.Engineered Stone - Products such as silestone are expensive but come in many colours and is very resistant to both heat and staining.Corian - I installed this product in the Hyatt for a coffee bar nearly 20 years ago an...
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By Douglas Belcher, RE/MAX, Nanaimo ABR ePRO SRES
(Chateau Realty)
$144,900South Nanaimo#114-30 Cavan Street Corner unit, 1 bedroom, 1 bathin-suite laundry DetailsPriceReduced $144,900South Nanaimo#214-30 Cavan Street Corner unit, 1 bedroom, 1 bathin-suite laundry DetailsPriceReduced $144,900South Nanaimo#316-30 Cavan Street Corner unit, 1 bedroom, 1 bathin-suite laundry DetailsPriceReduced $144,900South Nanaimo#416-30 Cavan Street Corner unit, 1 bedroom, 1 bathin-suite laundry DetailsPriceReduced $462,000+G.S.T.JinglepotNanaimo3688 Monterey Drive 3 bedroom +Bonus Room, New Home , Walnut Hardwood Floors, heat pump, double walk-in closets, large crawl space for storage Details
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By Douglas Belcher, RE/MAX, Nanaimo ABR ePRO SRES
(Chateau Realty)
Thieves can get into your home with a method called lock bumping. Watch the video, it will scare you into looking at your own home security measures. Some locks are harder to pick than other but it isn't always the cheap lock that is hardest to pick . I spoke to a local locksmith and he told me most new locks have 5 pins, the locks used in the video had only 2 pins. I had all my locks updated just to be safe and rest easy. Locks like Schlage, Medeco and Primus are not able to be bumped. Good exterior lighting is also a good deterrent to home invaders. Watch the video     (utube video)  See my Nanaimo Real Estate Blog
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By Douglas Belcher, RE/MAX, Nanaimo ABR ePRO SRES
(Chateau Realty)
 With 20+ years in hotel and restaurant management I have seen many kitchens. Some of the commercial ideas are filtering down into home kitchens. Below are some of my favourites. Double Ovens - One is necessary two is a luxury most avid cooks can appreciate. Wolf ovens that cost $4000-$7000 are now appearing in home kitchens. Hot Tap - This tap puts out 180 degree water on demand. Home Depot stocks 2 models (don't buy the one with the flimsy handle. There are so many styles and colours available now. Deep kitchen sinks - with a Kitchen tap with high arc to fill big pots and a pull out spray nozzle. Countertop Range - Whether you choose gas or electric this is a hot way to dress up an island for a Tepanyaki Bar feel. Stainless Steel Compost Bucket - Mine is from Lee Valley and I love it....
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By Douglas Belcher, RE/MAX, Nanaimo ABR ePRO SRES
(Chateau Realty)
 I bought a family member An Inconvenient Truth "the movie"for Christmas. I had heard it was a must see movie but until I saw it this week I had no idea how incredible it was. It will scare you green! The movie makes it clear we are both victims as well as accomplices in the earths destruction. If you only see one movie this year...this should be the one. I thought I might do my bit to make the world a little greener by suggesting you all see this movie or read the book. I also have several ideas on how it may effect you to change small things in your home. This movie is available for rent and for sale at both Rodgers and Blockbuster. I saw it on Satellite TV.   Make your home more earth friendly, 10 simple tips to save the planet. 1)  CFL - No I am not talking about Canadian Football L...
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By Michael Peterson
(RE/MAX of Nanaimo)
Centrally located large one and two bedroom units. The area offers recreation, parks nearby and is conveniently located on the bus route. Excellent investment opportunity or a great way to enter into the market for a first time home buyer. Two to chose from, starting at $89,900.
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By Douglas Belcher, RE/MAX, Nanaimo ABR ePRO SRES
(Chateau Realty)
Real Estate Market in Nanaimo heats up in 2007.I wondered if it was just me or if everyone else selling real estate felt things were getting a little crazy. I asked around the office and everyone is having a tough time keeping up with the pace of new inquiries. I have never had so many out of town buyers' asking about land and homes in Nanaimo. I have just this week got phone calls from Texas and Ireland. E-mail inquiries are pouring in from all over the world but mostly from other Provinces.The parking lot being half full at night and on weekends might have been a clue. The number of single family homes sold is actually down from last year but prices are going up fast and the number of lots and condos sold is up about 50%. See the statistics for March that were just released this week....
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By ilona beedie
( First Stage Transformations )
Home Staging and Real Estate go hand in hand. Let me help you let your home "stand out from the crowd". You will be more relaxed and less stressed. You home will sell faster and for more money. Money spent on staging is like "money in the bank". Give me a call and let me show you how effective and inexpensive a home staging can be!
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By Douglas Belcher, RE/MAX, Nanaimo ABR ePRO SRES
(Chateau Realty)
Description : If you are tired of looking at half done renovations, take a look at this top to bottom renovated home. This home features fresh paint inside and out, a new kitchen with updated appliances including a wine fridge in the island. The kitchen cabinets are new with a island. The roof is new [March 27, 2007] . The flooring in the kitchen and hallway is hardwood [Cherry]. This home features a detached garage with storage and work shop with power. This home is in a great neighbourhood close to schools and shopping. The backyard is fenced in and the front yard has a white picket fence. You could be enjoying a glass of wine on the back patio soon, this home is available for quick possession.
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By Douglas Belcher, RE/MAX, Nanaimo ABR ePRO SRES
(Chateau Realty)
Fully renovated! The perfect family home in desirable Chase River, with southern exposure. Featuring a brand new kitchen with maple cabinets & an open floor plan, French doors opening to the private deck overlooking the large fully fenced lot. The skylight & new thermal windows allow for sunshine all day long. New interior doors, flooring, paint & more. Enjoy peace & quiet in a great area to raise a family & only minutes to town. Close to shopping, schools & bus route at the end of the road. Living Space - 1728  Three Bedrooms (or 2 Bedroom and Den) Master Bedroom - 13' x 9' Bedroom - 10' x 9'Den or Third Bedroom - 10' x 9' One Bathroom - 4pcKitchens - 10' x 9' Living Room - 17' x 15'Dining Rooms 9' x 9' Lot - Square feet 7251Lot - . acres .17LT 1 PL 36369 LD 18 SEC 18 RGE 4PID # - 0003...
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