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 January 20, 2017

$279,000 - 5605 LINLEY VALLEY DRIVE, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 417211 (DETAILS)
$690,000 - 141 KIAN PLACE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 417506 (DETAILS)
$407,900 - A & B-806 TOWNSITE ROAD, DUPLEX FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 415317 (DETAILS)
$319,900 - 2540 GREENWAY ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 418565 (DETAILS)
$59,900 - 2109 NIMPKISH LAKE WAY, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 415613 (DETAILS)
$449,000 - 5391 KENWILL DRIVE, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 418506 (DETAILS)
$262,900 - 696 NICOL STREET, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 415609 (DETAILS)
$519,900 - 5395 SONG SPARROW WAY, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 417210 (DETAILS)
$529,900 - 430 9TH STREET, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 417990 (DETAILS)
$849,900 - #104-5200 DUBLIN WAY, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 416510 (DETAILS)
$629,000 - 691 BOWEN ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 418408 (DETAILS)
$775,000 - 335 TERMINAL AVE, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 418626 (DETAILS)
$699,900 - #102-2835 DEPARTURE BAY ROAD, ROW / TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 413454 (DETAILS)
$449,900 - 3513 PLANTA ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 418278 (DETAILS)
$424,900 - 2186 VILLAGE DRIVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 418068 (DETAILS)
$549,900 - 5890 LINYARD ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 418322 (DETAILS)
$419,900 - 1811 NORTHFIELD ROAD, DUPLEX FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 416727 (DETAILS)
$689,000 - #1803-38 FRONT STREET, ROW / TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 417951 (DETAILS)
$668,888 - 5854 LINYARD ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 415170 (DETAILS)
$132,500 - 109 VIEW STREET, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 418694 (DETAILS)
$770,000 - 702 HALIBURTON STREET, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 413907 (DETAILS)
$1,390,000 - 5948 WALDBANK ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 416874 (DETAILS)
$489,900 - 5391 SONG SPARROW WAY, DUPLEX FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 417594 (DETAILS)
$699,900 - LT 5 DOUMONT ROAD, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 410882 (DETAILS)
$449,900 - 680 TERMINAL AVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 415974 (DETAILS)
$279,900 - 345 MANHAS PLACE, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 417160 (DETAILS)
$940,000 - 225 TERMINAL AVE, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 414369 (DETAILS)
$354,000 - 952 WENTWORTH STREET, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 418530 (DETAILS)
$659,900 - 126 KIAN PLACE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 416196 (DETAILS)
$124,900 - #123-5854 TURNER ROAD, MOBILE HOME FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 417833 (DETAILS)

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