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 29, 2017

$795,000 - 5354 BAYSHORE DRIVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 421668 (DETAILS)
$348,000 - 61 RAINER STREET, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 424438 (DETAILS)
$289,900 - 190 RAINER STREET, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 425238 (DETAILS)
$829,900 - 6513 KESTREL CRES, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 425877 (DETAILS)
$249,000 - 116 PIRATES LANE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 422628 (DETAILS)
$1,250,000 - 3105 FROST ROAD, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 424549 (DETAILS)
$5,998,000 - 1340 STEWART AVE, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 424120 (DETAILS)
$949,900 - 5756 BRADBURY ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 425324 (DETAILS)
$389,900 - 467 CARLISLE STREET, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 422872 (DETAILS)
$418,000 - #102-158 PROMENADE DRIVE, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 424807 (DETAILS)
$319,900 - 129 ROYAL PACIFIC WAY, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 423182 (DETAILS)
$2,150,000 - 5311 CASSIDY ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 419985 (DETAILS)
$499,450 - #102-1849 DUFFERIN CRES, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 422386 (DETAILS)
$523,888 - 5489 KENWILL DRIVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 423181 (DETAILS)
$324,900 - 5614 LINLEY VALLEY DRIVE, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 419903 (DETAILS)
$730,000 - 1094 COLLEGE DRIVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 426489 (DETAILS)
$899,000 - 3704 BELAIRE DRIVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 423183 (DETAILS)
$1,100,000 - 4630 SHERIDAN RIDGE ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 424028 (DETAILS)
$0 - 140B COMMERCIAL STREET, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 407464 (DETAILS)
$719,900 - 156 KIAN PLACE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 420369 (DETAILS)
$750,000 - #2501-154 PROMENADE DRIVE, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 416981 (DETAILS)
$429,900 - 1609 HOSANNA WAY, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 426035 (DETAILS)
$1,798,000 - 3708 OVERLOOK DRIVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 425114 (DETAILS)
$447,000 - 3461 MAVERIC ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 426284 (DETAILS)
$0 - A-123 NICOL STREET, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 420622 (DETAILS)
$239,900 - LOT 15-1350 FIELDING ROAD, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 426601 (DETAILS)
$989,000 - 6547 PEREGRINE ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 423566 (DETAILS)
$1,100,000 - 231 FERNTREE PLACE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 424853 (DETAILS)
$750,000 - 6354 INVERMERE ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 426419 (DETAILS)
$449,900 - 1180 STRATHMORE STREET, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 426418 (DETAILS)

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