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 December 12, 2017

$199,900 - #104-6750 ISLAND HWY, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 433255 (DETAILS)
$259,000 - 5942 STILLWATER WAY, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 433473 (DETAILS)
$595,000 - 499 7TH STREET, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 431693 (DETAILS)
$499,500 - 76 RANCHVIEW DRIVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 433612 (DETAILS)
$799,000 - 6678 MEDD ROAD, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 430748 (DETAILS)
$88,000 - #20-1310 SPRUSTON ROAD, MOBILE HOME FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 431438 (DETAILS)
$520,000 - 1782 CEDAR ROAD, DUPLEX FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 427863 (DETAILS)
$629,900 - 5826 CUTTER PLACE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 433179 (DETAILS)
$779,000 - 33 & 39 VICTORIA CRES, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 430924 (DETAILS)
$920,000 - 5680 MUGGIES WAY, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 426831 (DETAILS)
$1,500,000 - 195 KING ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 422234 (DETAILS)
$609,000 - 421 CAMBIE ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 430749 (DETAILS)
$0 - #101-1847 DUFFERIN CRES, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 422399 (DETAILS)
$759,000 - 1225 MANZANITA PLACE, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 432797 (DETAILS)
$479,000 - #211-6310 MCROBB AVE, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 433796 (DETAILS)
$349,900 - 108 HALIBURTON STREET, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 430953 (DETAILS)
$1,100,000 - 5422 BAYSHORE DRIVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 431978 (DETAILS)
$559,900 - 3557 FAIRVIEW DRIVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 433568 (DETAILS)
$238,900 - #204-567 TOWNSITE ROAD, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 433154 (DETAILS)
$789,000 - 162 NOTTINGHAM DRIVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 431257 (DETAILS)
$299,000 - 2332 PORCUPINE HILL TRAIL, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 433590 (DETAILS)
$240,000 - 2135 NIMPKISH LAKE WAY, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 433620 (DETAILS)
$254,900 - 682 WINCHESTER AVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 433761 (DETAILS)
$588,000 - 5338 FILLINGER CRES, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 429266 (DETAILS)
$193,000 - #24-507 9TH STREET, ROW / TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 433666 (DETAILS)
$8 - 111 TERMINAL AVE, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 431256 (DETAILS)
$675,000 - 6256 FERLEY PLACE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 428357 (DETAILS)
$1,500,000 - 236 KING ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 422521 (DETAILS)
$85,000 - #9-1074 OLD VICTORIA ROAD, MOBILE HOME FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 431324 (DETAILS)
$469,900 - 327 LARCH STREET, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 433200 (DETAILS)

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