New property listed in PQ French Creek, Parksville/Qualicum

I have listed a new property at 1008 Brookfield Cres in Parksville.
Stunning rancher in French Creek. With 2000+ sq ft of living space, this home features 3 beds and 2 baths, 9 ft ceilings and high-end features throughout. Chef’s kitchen includes a gas range, granite counters, and a spacious walk-in pantry with electrical outlets for small appliances. Master suite with 10ft tray ceiling, luxurious ensuite, and large walk-in closet with built-in shelving. Heat pump and hot water on demand ensure that you stay comfortable year-round, while the heated bathroom floors provide an extra touch of luxury. Cozy up by the gas fireplace or take a dip in the hot tub. Outdoors, the custom landscaping, lighting and commissioned garden art create a tranquil oasis that you'll never want to leave. The sprinklers make it easy to maintain, and the garden shed provides plenty of storage. This home is fully fenced, ensuring privacy and security, and the crawl space provides additional storage space. Just a short distance to the marina, golf course, beaches and shopping.

New property listed in Na Central Nanaimo, Nanaimo

I have listed a new property at 1131 Bush St in Nanaimo.
A rare find in the heart of Nanaimo! This home boasts 4 beds and partially finished basement, offering endless opportunities to expand your living space or create a secondary suite. The main level is open-concept, featuring a gas fireplace and kitchen updated with stainless steel appliances, a gas range, a spacious island, and heated flooring. On the upper level, 3 beautiful bedrooms and a large bath. The lower level features a 4th bed, 2nd bath, and a cozy gas stove, beckoning your personal touch to make it your dream space. This meticulously maintained home boasts countless upgrades, including a 3-year-old roof, newly painted exterior, a 1 yr old hot water tank, upgraded electrical and gas BBQ hook-up, and more. The fully fenced yard features a sunny concrete patio in front and a large sundeck overlooking the mature backyard landscaping. Plus, enjoy the convenience of a detached workshop/garden shed and playhouse, alongside a gas furnace, a single-car garage, and air conditioning.

New property listed in Na Central Nanaimo, Nanaimo

I have listed a new property at 305 2115 Meredith Rd in Nanaimo.
Welcome to your dream top floor condo with a garden view! This beautifully updated unit boasts new appliances, fresh paint, and new carpet throughout. The family-friendly complex has three smaller buildings and offers an amenities room with a gym and meeting room for your convenience. As you step into the unit, you'll be impressed with the vinyl plank flooring that runs through the spacious living and dining areas. The electric fireplace provides a cozy ambiance for those chilly nights, while the covered deck offers a perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee or evening beverage. The large walk-in closet and ensuite in the master bedroom offer plenty of storage space, and you'll love the convenience of having two parking stalls. The central location of this condo is perfect for easy access to shopping, entertainment, and dining. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to live in style in a beautiful top floor condo. Call today to schedule a viewing!

New property listed in Na North Nanaimo, Nanaimo

I have listed a new property at 102 Abalone Pl in Nanaimo.
Introducing a rare opportunity to own a magnificent piece of land, situated on a picturesque building lot with breathtaking ocean views. Prime location in desirable North Nanaimo, this property is ready for you to build your dream home and enjoy the serene beauty of nature. Imagine waking up every morning and enjoying coffee on your ocean view deck while watching whales and ships go by. With a generous size of 9300 sq ft this parcel of land is ready to accommodate you and your whole family. Zoning allows for a secondary suite (buyer to satisfy compliance with City of Nanaimo zoning bylaws), and the land is serviced with gas, sewer and water, making it easy for you to customize and build your ideal home. Located minutes from beaches, schools, transit and all necessary amenities. Act fast and seize this opportunity to make your dream home a reality on this stunning ocean-view lot.

New property listed in Na South Nanaimo, Nanaimo

I have listed a new property at 907 Park Ave in Nanaimo.
Stunning main-level entry home with mountain views. This 5 bed, 3 bath home has over 2600sqft of living space, including a 2 bedroom legal suite. Open concept living/dining space with gas fireplace, vaulted ceiling and floor to ceiling windows letting in lots of natural light. Stylish kitchen features quartz counters, undermount lighting, gas stove, and ample cabinet space. 3 bedrooms on the main floor including a large master-suite with walk-in closet and 3 piece ensuite. Large deck with access to the fully fenced back yard. Downstairs there is plenty of storage and access to utilities and crawl space. Walk-out basement suite has a separate entrance, and similar floor to ceiling windows and open concept layout as the main home. The main home has a gas furnace and is wired for a heat pump, while the basement runs on electric baseboard. 2 car garage with polyaspartic floor coating. Located across from Park Ave School and minutes from amenities. Still under new home warranty.

New property listed in Na Chase River, Nanaimo

I have listed a new property at 1947 Healy Rd in Nanaimo.
Spacious family home close to parks and trails in Cinnabar Valley. This 5 bed, 3 bath home is over 2100+ sq ft and ready for you to call home. Open concept floor plan with brand new high-end kitchen featuring soft-close solid maple cabinets, double pantries and quartz counters. Stainless appliances, tile backsplash and floating island make this a great space for cooking and entertaining. Master bedroom with ensuite, 2 bedrooms and 4 piece bath complete the upper floor. Downstairs you’ll find two more bedrooms and a large den, perfect for guests, home business or an in-law suite. Gas furnace, fireplace, and bbq hook up. 2 car garage with EV charging station, plus RV parking for all of your toys. Other updates include a new roof (2021), vinyl plank flooring, baseboards and trim, new garden beds, storage shed, and auto-timed irrigation. Located steps from miles of hiking/biking trails and Richards Marsh Park on a quiet no-thru road.

First Time Home Buyers Guide

Ready to buy your first home in Nanaimo in 2023? I specialize in helping first-time home buyers like you find their dream property in Nanaimo.

Before you start searching for homes online, it's important to take the first step to house shopping: Getting pre-approved for a mortgage.

Your pre-approval will tell you what you can afford and what your monthly payment will be, so it's important to determine this before you start searching for your new home.

Pre-approval is good for about 30-90 days, so once you're ready, take these first 3 steps to get it done.

  1.  Contact me, and I’ll send over a list of lenders I know and trust.
  2.  Look over the list, check out online reviews, and ask friends and family for referrals.
  3.  Email 2-3 lenders you like or let me introduce you over email.

Once you've got your pre-approval letter in hand, it's time to start the search!

Before we hop into the home search, I like to advise my clients to create a "Needs" list and a "Wants" list. This will help us to really focus on the things that are most important in your future home.

Needs are the non-negotiable features; the features you simply must have in your next home. Wants are the ones you’d like to have, but you can add or change down the road. Remember, you can’t change the lot or the location so make sure you love both.

Once you've established what you're looking for, I will set you up on a search so you can receive an email the second a home that fits your criteria goes live. If you have any questions about a property, send me the information and I will find out for you. Send me listings you like and I can get more information and set up showings on your behalf.

After touring houses and choosing the one you love, it's time to make an offer. To do this, you'll need your pre-approval letter or proof of funds. You'll also need to make a deposit of at least 1-2% of the purchase price. This will go towards your closing costs at closing.

Have more questions about buying a home or what happens after making an offer? Reach out to me today!


New property listed in Du Ladysmith, Duncan

I have listed a new property at 23 658 Alderwood Dr in Ladysmith.
Enjoy retirement living at Rocky Creek Village. 2 Bed, 2 bath, single-wide unit with 900+ sq ft of living space. Featuring an open concept kitchen and living room, formal dining space, electric furnace and gas stove. Both bedrooms get plenty of natural light, and the primary bedroom enjoys a 2 piece ensuite and generous walk-in closet. 3 piece main bathroom with convenient walk-in bathtub. Newer carpets, and fresh paint make this home feel bright and inviting. Outside, buyers will love the large workshop with 100amp service; perfect for woodworking, gardening and more. Front of the shop is finished with overhead lighting and workbenches, and back is used as a storage space. Large, sunny yard with plenty of mature landscaping and garden beds that you can enjoy from the front solarium, or the back patio. Carport and extra long driveway provide plenty of parking. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac in a desirable 55+ mobile home community.

Bank of Canada Rate Increase
The Bank of Canada has raised it's benchmark interest rate by 50 basis points to 3.75%.

This is the sixth increase to the benchmark rate since March of this year as they aim to reign in inflation. The next Bank of Canada rate decision is expected on December 7 and a statement from the bank makes it clear that rates "will need to rise further", although it's anticipated that the size of the increases will be smaller.

What does this mean for homeowners and homebuyers?

Homeowners on a variable rate may be nearing or at their trigger rate - the level at which their monthly payment will no longer cover the interest.

While the cost of borrowing remains high, homebuyers may rejoice as falling home prices may allow young people priced out of the market to realize their dreams of homeownership once the market settles.

Want to take a closer look at your specific situation? Send me a message and let's chat!

New property listed in Na Cedar, Nanaimo

I have listed a new property at 2175 Village Dr in Nanaimo.
3 Bedroom 3 bathroom home in Cedar Village Estates . Ideal layout with living on the main and bedrooms up. Open concept with spacious kitchen, large island, and stainless appliances. Electric stove w/natural gas hook up available. Living room has an attractive gas fireplace with stone surround, and access to the large deck. Perfect layout for families and entertaining. Upstairs are 3 generous bedrooms, including a large master with ensuite and walk in closet. Separate laundry room on the main level with plenty of space for additional storage cabinets. 2 car garage is sure to provide plenty of space for all of your vehicles, and 3ft crawl space for added storage. 2 mini split heat pumps allows you to independently set the temperature up and down, plus baseboard heating throughout. Outside, you’ll find a nice size yard that is fully fenced and landscaped. Great location where you can enjoy Cedar's rural setting, and be within walking distance to groceries, banking and restaurants

New property listed in Na Chase River, Nanaimo

I have listed a new property at 1947 Healy Rd in Nanaimo.
This turnkey property has 5 beds, 3 baths, +2100sq ft and is ready for you to call home. Beautiful great room w/mountain views, gas fireplace, natural light and deck access. Brand new high-end kitchen w/ soft-close solid maple cabinets, 2 pantries and quartz-counters; equipped with undermount sink, stainless appliances and tile backsplash. New luxury vinyl plank flooring, baseboards, trim and en-suite! Downstairs, is a spacious den, laundry room, and 2 more large bedrooms, perfect for guests, home business, or an in-law suite. Gas furnace and fireplace provide affordable heat. The exterior has freshly painted trim and a new roof (2021). 2 car garage with EV charging station, plus RV parking for all of your toys! New landscaping in the front with auto-timed irrigation. The level yard backs on to a mature wooded space and has new garden beds, storage shed, gas bbq outlet, and fruit trees. Quiet no-thru road, steps from trails and parks ideally suited for outdoor recreation.

New property listed in Na Chase River, Nanaimo

I have listed a new property at 1765 White Blossom Way in Nanaimo.
Family home for sale in Chase River. 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms on the main floor with a bonus room above the garage. Open concept living and dining space features crown moldings and a natural gas heatilator. Southern exposure, and 9 foot ceilings make this home bright and sunny year round. Kitchen has attractive wood cabinetry, stainless appliances, pantry for added storage, and beautiful granite countertops. Directly off of the kitchen is access to the spacious, fully fenced back yard with covered patio, gas bbq hook up and a hot tub - making this the ideal space to relax with family and friends. Storage shed for all of your garden tools, plus fruit trees and raised garden beds for the avid gardener. Additional features include a heat pump and gas furnace and has a double car garage with over height ceilings. Located in the family-friendly neighbourhood of Country Hills, close to parks, playgrounds, and some of the best hiking and biking trails in Nanaimo.
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