Nanaimo, BC Real Estate News

By Allie Vaughan
(Remax of Nanaimo)
When you see as many homes in Nanaimo as we do it is a constant source of inspiration simply noticing colours chosen by the home owners.  Paint companies have thousands of home colours to choose from and the challenge is to pick the right ones for your home.  Just as important is the paint finish that will compliment your home, especially if you plan on listing it for sale.  Buyers want to envision themselves living in the home so why not offer it for sale with some thought to the sheen used when sprucing up your house.  A flat finish is best utilized when wanting to help downplay those minor imperfections or textures on the wall's surface.  It enhances the colour by toning down any reflections from other sources.  If you need a little more durability then eggshell might be what is need...
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By Allie Vaughan
(Remax of Nanaimo)
Many folks have bought real estate listed in Nanaimo for the expressed purpose of "flipping".  One of the most important aspects of flipping a home (for profit, hopefully) is to remain focused on the plan that you've designed.  (Real estate gurus always have a plan)  It's very easy to get caught up in all the television "entertainment" that depicts how everyone makes money, but without a carefully drafted schedule of the work to be done, having the skills and / or connections to implement, you'll be behind both financially and emotionally in no time at all.  Before taking possession of your new "dream" property, make sure you have visited the target property enough times to make notes, take all measurements and assemble a complete collection of photographs.  When you're handed the keys ...
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By Allie Vaughan
(Remax of Nanaimo)
We like to chat with our Nanaimo clients about maximizing their real estate investment by using some simple staging techniques.  Remember, the first impressions when listing and selling your home, whether in Nanaimo, British Columbia or elsewhere, may be critical to your success.Light 'em up! - make sure the lights shine bright in your rooms when your Realtor shows your home.  Try different wattage for different rooms to find what looks best.Clean squeaky clean - ensure the windows are spotless - inside and out.  ( then you can see those soliciting Realtors) Check refrigerator, glass tables, countertops and hanging pictures. Dust and dirt are the enemy.Curb appeal - it is often not enough just cutting the lawn and popping in a few flowers.  Does the front door need paint?  Can we read t...
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By Douglas Belcher, RE/MAX, Nanaimo ABR ePRO SRES
(RE/MAX of Nanaimo)
$90,000 South Nanaimo #102-30 Cavan Street Bachelor Suite   $149,900 South Nanaimo #114-30 Cavan Street Corner unit, 1 bedroom, 1 bathin-suite laundry   $149,900 South Nanaimo #214-30 Cavan Street Corner unit, 1 bedroom, 1 bathin-suite laundry   $149,900 South Nanaimo #316-30 Cavan Street Corner unit, 1 bedroom, 1 bathin-suite laundry   $149,900 South Nanaimo #416-30 Cavan Street Corner unit, 1 bedroom, 1 bathin-suite laundry               $229,000 CentralNanaimo 845 Moyse 1895 Sq ft home on .23 acres   $254,900 Central Nanaimo 1069 Nelson Street 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath, 1,108 sf. ftComplete Reno, New kitchen, Hardwood Floors     $299,900 Pleasant Valley Nanaimo 5110 Somerset Drive 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Complete Renovation, New Kitchen, New Bathroom, New Floors, Custom Colours   $379,900+...
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By Douglas Belcher, RE/MAX, Nanaimo ABR ePRO SRES
(RE/MAX of Nanaimo)
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Broker/Owner and Manager of the Year awards, traditionally announced at the RE/MAX International conventions, were for the first time presented to North American winners at the annual Summer Conference for Broker/Owners and Managers in August. At the Opening Session, 11 Affiliates from the United States and Canada were honored for their leadership in 2005.Dick Belcher and Frank Johnson, of RE/MAX of Nanaimo in Nanaimo, British Columbia, provide more than 70 Associates with top resources.
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