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 July 27, 2016

$389,900 - 1679 MORDEN ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 409122 (DETAILS)
$868,000 - 6479 GROVELAND DRIVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 408461 (DETAILS)
$874,900 - 6512 KESTREL CRES, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 412558 (DETAILS)
$119,900 - 1848 BECCA MAY LANE, MOBILE HOME FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 412372 (DETAILS)
$1,239,900 - 2828 SEABLUSH DRIVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 412478 (DETAILS)
$379,900 - 1180 BEAUFORT DRIVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 412419 (DETAILS)
$369,900 - LT 36 AHO ROAD, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 406277 (DETAILS)
$629,900 - 2181 DODDS ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 410000 (DETAILS)
$159,900 - 2301 KINGSFORD PLACE, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 408425 (DETAILS)
$1,300,000 - LT B BIGGS ROAD, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 400690 (DETAILS)
$349,900 - 851 HUNTER STREET, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 412573 (DETAILS)
$1,150,000 - 3499 BARRINGTON ROAD, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 412096 (DETAILS)
$339,000 - 614 BRUCE AVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 409145 (DETAILS)
$1,389,900 - 3716 BELAIRE DRIVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 401722 (DETAILS)
$508,800 - 508 GATEWOOD PLACE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 411988 (DETAILS)
$289,500 - #410-2560 DEPARTURE BAY ROAD, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 409047 (DETAILS)
$248,900 - #250-2124 BOWEN ROAD, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 410090 (DETAILS)
$59,900 - #50-113 10TH STREET, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 400580 (DETAILS)
$329,000 - 196 HAREWOOD ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 412457 (DETAILS)
$385,000 - #110-5240 DUBLIN WAY, ROW / TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 409285 (DETAILS)
$59,900 - 2144 HENDERSON LAKE WAY, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 406194 (DETAILS)
$59,900 - 2105 NIMPKISH LAKE WAY, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 406168 (DETAILS)
$319,900 - 1145 TIMBERWOOD DRIVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 408183 (DETAILS)
$535,000 - 6142 DENNIE LANE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 411242 (DETAILS)
$1,099,900 - 5005 WINCHELSEA PLACE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 405476 (DETAILS)
$449,900 - 5825 REDWING CRES, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 412459 (DETAILS)
$599,900 - 2540 BARNES ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 398498 (DETAILS)
$279,000 - #202-5190 DUBLIN WAY, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 409630 (DETAILS)
$399,900 - 570 WEBER STREET, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 410597 (DETAILS)
$479,900 - #403-560 STEWART AVE, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 410622 (DETAILS)

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