Buying

Everyone knows that buying a home is likely the biggest expense you’ll ever have to face. How do you know who to trust when you’re choosing someone to represent you in this transaction, and how do you know your real estate agent has your best interests at heart? We think you’ll see from the proven track record of RE/MAX of Nanaimo agents, from our community involvement, and from our pursuit of continued professional development that we really love the Nanaimo real estate industry and excel in sharing our knowledge and experience.

What can you expect when you’re buying your home? There are several mistakes first-time buyers make. Avoiding these pitfalls will save you from the stress, frustration, and disappointment that sometimes plagues buyers.

Your Mortgage Matters

The first thing a new buyer should do before looking at listings is get pre-approved for a mortgage. Not only does this help you decide on a budget, but when it eventually comes to making an offer, pre-approval can help give your RE/MAX agent an added edge, on your behalf, in the negotiation process: sellers want the security of a deal that won’t fall through because of financing.

Shop Around

It’s not just the price of your home that’s negotiable; your mortgage terms are flexible too. Make sure to get quotes from numerous institutions, as the differences in interest rates can be astounding. Your RE/MAX of Nanaimo agent will be able to provide you with connections to the best mortgage professionals around, if you choose to go that route.

Inspections Pay

Always get a home inspection! We’ve all seen the TV shows: couple buys dream home, dream home was not inspected prior to purchase, couple ends up having a nightmarish situation on their hands. Of course, these are extreme cases, but the relative low cost of a home inspection could save you thousands of dollars and a lot of grief in the future.

There’s a Reason for REALTOR®s

There are many reasons real estate agents exist, but it all comes down to advocacy and professionalism. Your agent works for you and is bound by a very strict code of ethics, so she/he has your best interests at heart. RE/MAX agents are equipped to arm their clients with practiced negotiation skills, counsel on what to look for in a home, advice on conditions, and so much more.

Do Your Homework

Above all else, as a buyer it’s extremely important to research the costs associated with owning a home. Will you be paying property taxes? What about strata fees? What will your closing costs be and how much will you have to budget for the transfer tax and legal fees? Consulting with your RE/MAX agent early on in the buying process will help you determine how much you’ll need to save up, over and above your down payment.


Nanaimo MLS Real Estate Homes & Properties

Area MLS Additions as of March 25, 2017

$114,900 - #106-3185 BARONS ROAD, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 420448 (DETAILS)
$379,900 - #320-6310 MCROBB AVE, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 420801 (DETAILS)
$599,900 - 2500 COSGROVE CRES, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 420134 (DETAILS)
$265,000 - #101-555 FRANKLYN STREET, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 420158 (DETAILS)
$429,900 - 1074 TIMBERWOOD DRIVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 421327 (DETAILS)
$549,500 - 2930 THOMAS STREET, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 419314 (DETAILS)
$399,000 - 438 DEERING STREET, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 420869 (DETAILS)
$1,590,000 - 1205 OCEAN PEARL TERRACE, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 420246 (DETAILS)
$409,900 - 78 LENWOOD ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 416719 (DETAILS)
$199,900 - 602 B KENNEDY STREET, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 421339 (DETAILS)
$2,100,000 - 1644 RUGG ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 415001 (DETAILS)
$129,900 - #209-3185 BARONS ROAD, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 420668 (DETAILS)
$850,000 - 2570 PYLADES DRIVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 418183 (DETAILS)
$439,900 - 2137 BOWEN ROAD, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 411837 (DETAILS)
$42,000 - #16-2161 WALSH ROAD, MOBILE HOME FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 420680 (DETAILS)
$1,250,000 - 345 NEWCASTLE AVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 412314 (DETAILS)
$499,000 - 6003 PINE RIDGE CRES, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 420274 (DETAILS)
$819,900 - 4683 MCGUFFIE ROAD, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 408585 (DETAILS)
$1,100,000 - 2360 PYLADES DRIVE, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 419549 (DETAILS)
$289,900 - 610 NICOL STREET, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 420245 (DETAILS)
$639,900 - 435 TERMINAL N AVE, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 417043 (DETAILS)
$890,000 - 1531 MARBAN ROAD, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 419293 (DETAILS)
$1,600,000 - 1950 MAIN ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 415933 (DETAILS)
$389,999 - REM LT1 RAINES ROAD, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 420568 (DETAILS)
$709,900 - #106-2835 DEPARTURE BAY ROAD, ROW / TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 413453 (DETAILS)
$0 - 5 & 7-4286 DEPARTURE BAY ROAD, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 419392 (DETAILS)
$455,000 - 869 CRACE STREET, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 420600 (DETAILS)
$279,900 - 135 HALIBURTON STREET, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 402296 (DETAILS)
$649,900 - 3604 HAMMOND BAY ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 419959 (DETAILS)
$299,000 - 665 NICOL STREET, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 419864 (DETAILS)

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