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 April 28, 2017

$0 - #2-4801 WELLINGTON ROAD, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 420797 (DETAILS)
$549,900 - 402 CAMBIE ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 419197 (DETAILS)
$1,300,000 - LT B BIGGS ROAD, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 400689 (DETAILS)
$409,900 - 82 LENWOOD ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 416720 (DETAILS)
$628,888 - #404-10 CHAPEL STREET, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 422323 (DETAILS)
$349,900 - 370 WAKESIAH AVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 421906 (DETAILS)
$599,900 - 1310 LEASK ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 421072 (DETAILS)
$199,900 - LOT 18-B MORELLO ROAD, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 422525 (DETAILS)
$285,000 - 1642 CREEKSIDE DRIVE, ROW / TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 422619 (DETAILS)
$389,999 - REM LT1 RAINES ROAD, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 420568 (DETAILS)
$114,900 - #106-3185 BARONS ROAD, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 420448 (DETAILS)
$299,000 - 622 4TH STREET, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 422979 (DETAILS)
$263,500 - 1829 NOORZAN STREET, MOBILE HOME FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 422955 (DETAILS)
$449,900 - 2376 EXTENSION ROAD, DUPLEX FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 422182 (DETAILS)
$365,000 - CY-02-38 FRONT STREET, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 422271 (DETAILS)
$649,900 - 2441 COSGROVE CRES, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 422593 (DETAILS)
$875,000 - 6286 FERLEY PLACE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 421830 (DETAILS)
$1,050,000 - 4610 SHERIDAN RIDGE ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 416340 (DETAILS)
$439,000 - 800 GLENGARRY CRES, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 423000 (DETAILS)
$849,900 - #101-5200 DUBLIN WAY, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 416435 (DETAILS)
$419,900 - 1811 NORTHFIELD ROAD, DUPLEX FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 416727 (DETAILS)
$475,000 - 4280 CLUBHOUSE DRIVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 422029 (DETAILS)
$289,900 - 610 NICOL STREET, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 420245 (DETAILS)
$439,900 - 1598 BUSH STREET, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 422209 (DETAILS)
$849,900 - 3651 MONTEREY DRIVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 420872 (DETAILS)
$259,900 - 1205 TOWNSITE ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 421981 (DETAILS)
$559,000 - 110 APEX RIDGE PLACE, ROW / TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 422940 (DETAILS)
$588,900 - 5912 SCHOONER WAY, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 422848 (DETAILS)
$189,900 - #1-2197 DUGGAN ROAD, ROW / TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 422934 (DETAILS)
$87,000 - #55-3449 HALLBERG ROAD, MOBILE HOME FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 421652 (DETAILS)

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