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 February 26, 2017

$79,500 - 6B-6245 METRAL DRIVE, MOBILE HOME FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 419239 (DETAILS)
$574,000 - #204-104 ESPLANADE STREET, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 417871 (DETAILS)
$1,235,000 - 105 BRAY ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 418361 (DETAILS)
$1,650,000 - 2592 GLENAYR DRIVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 417466 (DETAILS)
$215,000 - #28-855 HOWARD AVE, ROW / TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 419074 (DETAILS)
$299,900 - 119 PINE STREET, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 413709 (DETAILS)
$1,349,000 - 2901 MEADOW DRIVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 417704 (DETAILS)
$119,900 - #15-76 MILL STREET, ROW / TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 419472 (DETAILS)
$629,000 - 6042 MONTGOMERY WAY, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 419617 (DETAILS)
$1,250,000 - 4642 SHERIDAN RIDGE ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 416338 (DETAILS)
$499,900 - 1971 WALSH ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 419453 (DETAILS)
$482,500 - 515 STEWART AVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 417958 (DETAILS)
$2,798,000 - 2920 MEADOW DRIVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 419356 (DETAILS)
$389,900 - 229 JUNIPER STREET, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 419432 (DETAILS)
$52,500 - 16 1226 LAWLOR ROAD, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 420014 (DETAILS)
$144,500 - #106-1908 BOWEN ROAD, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 419282 (DETAILS)
$289,900 - #101-4436 HEDGESTONE PLACE, ROW / TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 419835 (DETAILS)
$625,000 - 2205 ARBOT ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 419061 (DETAILS)
$263,000 - 696 NICOL STREET, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 419268 (DETAILS)
$69,900 - 2140 HENDERSON LAKE WAY, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 406191 (DETAILS)
$539,900 - 668 PINE STREET, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 418169 (DETAILS)
$196,900 - 236 HALIBURTON STREET, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 416922 (DETAILS)
$369,900 - 11 PRIDEAUX STREET, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 419279 (DETAILS)
$69,900 - 2142 HENDERSON LAKE WAY, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 406192 (DETAILS)
$500,000 - 2012 SWORDFERN RD, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 420085 (DETAILS)
$269,000 - 3965 VALEWOOD DRIVE, MOBILE HOME FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 419167 (DETAILS)
$399,000 - #320-6310 MCROBB AVE, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 419332 (DETAILS)
$399,900 - #101-5180 DUBLIN WAY, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 414282 (DETAILS)
$0 - 1716 KIDSON ROAD, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 418144 (DETAILS)
$299,000 - 560 RUBY CRES, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 419883 (DETAILS)

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