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 21, 2017

$399,900 - 3744 UPLANDS DRIVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 427916 (DETAILS)
$1,798,000 - 3708 OVERLOOK DRIVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 425114 (DETAILS)
$164,900 - 1825 NOORZAN STREET, MOBILE HOME FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 429000 (DETAILS)
$579,000 - 1741 HARAMBE WAY, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 428059 (DETAILS)
$209,000 - #41-80 5TH STREET, MOBILE HOME FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 426063 (DETAILS)
$164,900 - #103-4724 UPLANDS DRIVE, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 425606 (DETAILS)
$899,000 - 42 NICOL STREET, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 419290 (DETAILS)
$710,000 - 3589 SHENTON ROAD, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 426926 (DETAILS)
$774,900 - 5349 COASTVIEW PLACE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 428701 (DETAILS)
$619,000 - 2154 LAKESIDE DRIVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 429114 (DETAILS)
$1,050,000 - 6529 RAVEN ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 422962 (DETAILS)
$439,900 - 535 NOVA STREET, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 428688 (DETAILS)
$849,000 - 6104 CLAYBURN PLACE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 424769 (DETAILS)
$762,500 - #201-5160 DUBLIN WAY, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 416408 (DETAILS)
$1,100,000 - 4630 SHERIDAN RIDGE ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 424028 (DETAILS)
$324,900 - #105-38 FRONT STREET, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 426752 (DETAILS)
$599,900 - 1615 ARGYLE AVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 429444 (DETAILS)
$1,990,000 - 5311 CASSIDY ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 419985 (DETAILS)
$119,000 - #3302-995 BOWEN ROAD, APARTMENT FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 429002 (DETAILS)
$549,900 - 6181 WATERBURY ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 426257 (DETAILS)
$189,900 - #205-1908 BOWEN ROAD, ROW / TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 425905 (DETAILS)
$244,900 - LOT 19-1350 FIELDING ROAD, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 426605 (DETAILS)
$142,000 - #84-6325 METRAL DRIVE, MOBILE HOME FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 429297 (DETAILS)
$6 - 53 NICOL STREET, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 420623 (DETAILS)
$1,088,000 - 3749 GLEN OAKS DRIVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 424469 (DETAILS)
$759,900 - 1244 SELKIRK DRIVE, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 428854 (DETAILS)
$419,000 - 407 HAREWOOD ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 427480 (DETAILS)
$1,680,000 - 1950 MAIN ROAD, FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 425246 (DETAILS)
$424,900 - 1827 MONTANA ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 428570 (DETAILS)
$739,000 - 5690 VANDERNEUK ROAD, HOUSE FOR SALE IN NANAIMO, BC, MLS 427521 (DETAILS)

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