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 June 30, 2016

$395,000 - 2678 BEAVER CREEK CRES, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 410059 (DETAILS)
$1,250,000 - 3614 NORWELL DRIVE, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 410629 (DETAILS)
$324,900 - #309-5670 EDGEWATER LANE, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 338236 (DETAILS)
$0 - 6450 METRAL DRIVE, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 404958 (DETAILS)
$319,900 - 560 CADOGAN STREET, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 409690 (DETAILS)
$998,000 - 6098 ICARUS DRIVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 411366 (DETAILS)
$599,000 - #1803-38 FRONT STREET, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 409346 (DETAILS)
$176,900 - LT 10 CENTENNARY DRIVE, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 405855 (DETAILS)
$649,900 - 5396 LESLIE CRES, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 411003 (DETAILS)
$449,900 - 5361 HAMMOND BAY ROAD, DUPLEX FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 408900 (DETAILS)
$379,900 - 391 CHESTERLEA AVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 409420 (DETAILS)
$698,000 - 5767 BRADBURY ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 409027 (DETAILS)
$395,000 - #113-5240 DUBLIN WAY, ROW / TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 409290 (DETAILS)
$273,000 - 128 PIRATES LANE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 406474 (DETAILS)
$155,000 - #104-355 STEWART AVE, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 406015 (DETAILS)
$569,000 - 4999 DUNN PLACE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 409704 (DETAILS)
$498,000 - #302-572 STEWART AVE, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 408950 (DETAILS)
$149,900 - 2378 EXTENSION ROAD, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 406870 (DETAILS)
$339,000 - 614 BRUCE AVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 409145 (DETAILS)
$176,900 - LT 19 CENTENNARY DRIVE, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 405864 (DETAILS)
$514,900 - TH7-38 FRONT STREET, ROW / TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 410895 (DETAILS)
$50,900 - #1-1000 CHASE RIVER ROAD, MOBILE HOME FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 410801 (DETAILS)
$79,000 - 3115 ELSIE LAKE WAY, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 406200 (DETAILS)
$469,900 - 3325 EDGEWOOD DRIVE, ROW / TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 407741 (DETAILS)
$409,000 - 2235 DODDS ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 410718 (DETAILS)
$190,000 - 2570 BARNES (OFF) ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 411012 (DETAILS)
$1,280,000 - 156 CILAIRE DRIVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 408307 (DETAILS)
$73,900 - #15-1000 CHASE RIVER ROAD, MOBILE HOME FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 409296 (DETAILS)
$879,000 - 3400 WHITING WAY, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 409689 (DETAILS)
$299,900 - 104 MACRAE PLACE, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 407461 (DETAILS)

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