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 August 27, 2016

$819,900 - 4683 MCGUFFIE ROAD, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 408586 (DETAILS)
$298,500 - 450 IRWIN STREET, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 412417 (DETAILS)
$525,000 - 3411 OCEAN MIST PLACE, ROW / TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 409890 (DETAILS)
$95,000 - #204-1600 DUFFERIN CRES, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 411315 (DETAILS)
$338,500 - 604 7TH STREET, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 411732 (DETAILS)
$498,000 - #302-572 STEWART AVE, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 408950 (DETAILS)
$849,900 - #604-150 PROMENADE DRIVE, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 412474 (DETAILS)
$649,000 - 3369 GREYHAWK DRIVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 414189 (DETAILS)
$106,900 - 3127 ELSIE LAKE WAY, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 410500 (DETAILS)
$164,900 - #408-30 CAVAN STREET, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 412188 (DETAILS)
$379,900 - #3-6115 GLACIER WAY, ROW / TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 414156 (DETAILS)
$419,900 - 675 BOWEN ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 408259 (DETAILS)
$649,900 - 1247 SELKIRK DRIVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 408485 (DETAILS)
$499,000 - 4205 JINGLE POT ROAD, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 410183 (DETAILS)
$399,000 - 1851 DUFFERIN CRES, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 410900 (DETAILS)
$230,000 - LT 6 BRICKYARD ROAD, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 410681 (DETAILS)
$389,000 - #1104-38 FRONT STREET, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 409337 (DETAILS)
$459,000 - #7-5670 LINLEY VALLEY DRIVE, ROW / TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 412094 (DETAILS)
$385,000 - #110-5240 DUBLIN WAY, ROW / TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 409285 (DETAILS)
$449,900 - 2685 DEPARTURE BAY ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 412939 (DETAILS)
$226,800 - #200-4969 WILLS ROAD, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 413666 (DETAILS)
$349,900 - 1963 CINNABAR DRIVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 413482 (DETAILS)
$289,000 - #201-6750 ISLAND N HWY, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 410593 (DETAILS)
$599,000 - 3037 YELLOW POINT ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 412702 (DETAILS)
$350,000 - 2238 MEREDITH ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 413463 (DETAILS)
$549,000 - 1261 SELKIRK DRIVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 414110 (DETAILS)
$142,900 - #308-24 PRIDEAUX STREET, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 409989 (DETAILS)
$399,900 - 1829 RICHARDSON ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 413422 (DETAILS)
$329,900 - 1341 FIELDING ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 410888 (DETAILS)
$59,900 - 2107 NIMPKISH LAKE WAY, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 406169 (DETAILS)

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