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 September 28, 2016

$146,500 - #106-240 MILTON STREET, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 409482 (DETAILS)
$349,900 - 5692 AMSTERDAM CRES, DUPLEX FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 413639 (DETAILS)
$688,000 - 109 GIBRALTER ROCK, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 414812 (DETAILS)
$499,000 - 590 NORTHUMBERLAND AVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 414835 (DETAILS)
$199,900 - 244 FRY STREET, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 413768 (DETAILS)
$2,280,000 - 2090 SKAHA DRIVE, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 410325 (DETAILS)
$239,900 - #2-4801 HAMMOND BAY ROAD, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 413775 (DETAILS)
$149,900 - #104-1633 DUFFERIN CRES, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 413355 (DETAILS)
$379,900 - 22 SKATER ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 411224 (DETAILS)
$395,000 - #112-5240 DUBLIN WAY, ROW / TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 409288 (DETAILS)
$1,590,000 - 1205 OCEAN PEARL TERRACE, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 411889 (DETAILS)
$477,000 - 5696 DAVID ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 415204 (DETAILS)
$500,000 - 3381 ARROWSMITH ROAD, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 409220 (DETAILS)
$320,000 - #7-2820 ELK STREET, ROW / TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 411114 (DETAILS)
$149,900 - #4-520 ROSEHILL STREET, ROW / TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 413199 (DETAILS)
$629,000 - 1610 MOREY ROAD, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 411665 (DETAILS)
$299,900 - 104 MACRAE PLACE, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 407461 (DETAILS)
$474,900 - 6172 DENNIE LANE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 414609 (DETAILS)
$499,000 - TH4-38 FRONT STREET, ROW / TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 409326 (DETAILS)
$1,849,500 - 3254 RIDGEVIEW PLACE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 407670 (DETAILS)
$549,000 - 3225 TRANS CANADA HWY, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 414856 (DETAILS)
$514,900 - 2730 MAJESTIC PLACE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 412336 (DETAILS)
$1,138,800 - 5206 LOST LAKE ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 414696 (DETAILS)
$59,900 - 2111 NIMPKISH LAKE WAY, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 406171 (DETAILS)
$449,000 - #8-5670 LINLEY VALLEY DRIVE, ROW / TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 412095 (DETAILS)
$0 - 1 TERMINAL AVE, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 402183 (DETAILS)
$895,000 - 1573 SCARLET HILL ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 414977 (DETAILS)
$359,900 - 4559 LAGUNA WAY, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 408614 (DETAILS)
$549,000 - 5034 HAMMOND BAY ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 415063 (DETAILS)
$395,000 - #110-5240 DUBLIN WAY, ROW / TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 409285 (DETAILS)

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