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I have listed a new property at 4626 Sheridan Ridge Rd in Nanaimo.
This custom home boasts an excellent setting capturing the ocean panoramic views from almost every window on all three levels. Main level entry home with 6 bedrms, 5 bathrms in desirable north Nanaimo. Heated tiled front entrance with a grand appearance with high ceilings & large windows. Grand size LV rm with attractive gas fireplace with built-in cabinetry. Dining area features beautiful built-in cabinetry & access to the large deck. Gourmet style kitchen with granite counter tops with large centre island, stainless appliances. Bonus the full second spice kitchen. Master bedrm is spacious with access to the deck. Spa style ensuite with granite counters, double sinks, sep. soaker tub, shower & heated flooring. Another bedrm & 4 pc bathrm & sep. laundry rm. Second floor features wired media rm with wet bar. Access to another deck. Sep. furnace rm with hook up for washer & dryer. Two more bedrms with a 4 pc bathrm. Third floor offers mortgage helper with a legal 2-bedrm suite.
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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.
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I have listed a new property at 3766 Apsley Ave in Nanaimo.
Available again; the accepted subject-to-sale offer didn't come together so this home is back on the market! Four bedroom, two bathroom family home located in a quiet neighbourhood in Uplands. Lovingly maintained both inside and out, this home offers plenty of upgrades and amenities. On the upper floor, you’ll find a cozy living room with an electric fireplace, mountain views, two bedrooms, and a covered deck to enjoy year-round. Downstairs are two more bedrooms, large laundry room and family room. Outside, you’ll find a gardeners paradise with mature fruit trees, raised garden beds, shed, and an eye catching goldfish pond. This home is heated/cooled by a heat pump and oil furnace. Gas line and meter have been run to the home, making for an easy upgrade to a gas furnace if desired. You’ll appreciate the convenience of being within walking distance to shopping at Country Club Centre, recreation and trails at beautiful Long Lake; and access to the Island Highway.
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I have listed a new property at 3 1406 Jingle Pot Rd in Nanaimo.
1 Bedroom, 1 bathroom condo in Hawthorn Corner, a lovely mix-used complex in one of Nanaimo's most desirable neighbourhoods. Fully furnished and decorated, this home is outfitted with beautiful elements from the original show suite. Modern kitchen under-mount lighting, dishwasher and microwave; brand new hot water tank and in-suite laundry makes this an excellent opportunity for a move-in ready home, investment or student housing. Private patio surrounded by mature shrubbery makes for the perfect place to relax and unwind. Buyers will love the proximity to local shops and amenities. Conveniently located within walking distance to VIU, Aquatic Centre, Ice Centre, transit, parks, trails and amenities.
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I have listed a new property at 5051 Hammond Bay Rd in Nanaimo.
Charming rancher perfect for first time buyers! This home offers 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and 1100 sq ft of living space. Well maintained with new roof, fence and exterior paint in 2018. Original interior finishings are in excellent condition and can be easily updated with a splash of paint and new flooring - bring your ideas to make this home what you want! Electric heat and wood stove for backup which is lovely during the cold winter months. Backyard is fully fenced, has mature red cedars, plenty of space for gardening, and is a wonderful space to enjoy backyard bbqs with friends and family. Double carport with additional parking on the side, and a nice-sized shed for added storage. Located in desirable Hammond Bay, close to schools, bus routes and some of the best beaches and parks in Nanaimo. This home is a rare find in this price range.
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I have listed a new property at 3739 Caldwell St in Nanaimo.
This home has everything you’re looking for PLUS a large detached shop AND an in-law suite. Upstairs are two bedrooms and one bathroom, and there is space for a third bedroom on the lower level. The living room features a beautifully painted brick fireplace with newer wood stove insert. Off of the dining space is a sunny deck overlooking the level backyard which is the perfect place to relax or play, and is surrounded by mature trees offering shade and privacy. Single garage attached to the home and plenty of parking in the driveway including RV parking down the side of the home. 600sq ft insulated/heated shop is a woodworker or car lover's dream! 1 bedroom updated unauthorized suite is perfect for the in-laws, visitors, or a mortgage helper. Newer heat pump and air conditioning in the main part of the home. Located steps from Uplands Elementary and minutes from shopping and amenities of North Nanaimo. Don’t miss out on this excellent family home, book a showing today
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I have listed a new property at 3766 Apsley Ave in Nanaimo.
Four bedroom, two bathroom family home located in a quiet neighbourhood in Uplands. Lovingly maintained both inside and out, this home offers plenty of upgrades and amenities. On the upper floor, you’ll find a cozy living room with an electric fireplace, mountain views, two bedrooms, and a covered deck to enjoy year-round. Downstairs are two more bedrooms, large laundry room and family room. Outside, you’ll find a gardeners paradise with mature fruit trees, raised garden beds, shed, and an eye catching goldfish pond. This home is heated/cooled by a heat pump and oil furnace. Gas line and meter have been run to the home, making for an easy upgrade to a gas furnace if desired. You’ll appreciate the convenience of being within walking distance to shopping at Country Club Centre, recreation and trails at beautiful Long Lake; and access to the Island Highway.
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I have listed a new property at 367 Cambie Rd in Nanaimo.
Welcome to 367 Cambie Road. This 6 year old home is located in a newer development in Nanaimo’s University District. With 4 bedrooms and over 1700 sq ft of living space, this home has plenty of room for the whole family. Stone walkway leading to the front porch makes for an inviting entrance into this beautiful home. The main floor has a lovely open concept floor plan, electric fireplace, classic white kitchen cabinetry and stainless appliances. Upstairs you’ll find 4 generous bedrooms including the large master with double closets and 3 piece ensuite. Partially fenced garden space in the back with driveway access to the single car garage. Electric baseboard heating and large heated crawlspace which is perfect for all of your storage needs. Ideally located in a quiet neighbourhood only minutes from schools, shopping, recreation and the parkway.
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I have listed a new property at 2994 Thomas St in Nanaimo.
Gorgeous 3-4 bedroom home w/suite potential located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. Two bedrooms up including a large master suite complete w/walk-in closet and ensuite. Open-concept living/kitchen with oak flooring, gas fireplace, new LG appliances, and access to the large deck. Downstairs has 1-2 more bedrooms depending on how you want to utilize the space. New drywall and freshly painted, this space is a blank slate ready for your ideas. You can easily turn this space into a suite, family room, storage and more! Single garage w/ workbenches included, electric furnace, and 200amp electrical panel. Lots of upgrades including a new hot water tank, drywall and soundproofing downstairs. Backs onto a ravine where you can enjoy the natural setting and privacy from the neighbouring properties. Beautifully landscaped for maximum curb-appeal, stunning stone work and mature plants. Fully insulated shed w/power, and 8ft crawl space for added storage. Close to beaches, shopping and amenities.
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I have listed a new property at 588 Lance Pl in Nanaimo.
Beautiful family home with 2 bedroom legal suite. The main home is well appointed with a lovely open concept floor plan, 3 bedrooms upstairs, and an additional bedroom down. Kitchen features shaker-style cabinets, quartz countertops and pendant lighting. Large deck off of the dining room includes mountain views and a natural gas bbq hook up. Generous master suite with large walk-in closet and spa-like ensuite. 2 car garage and storage/utility room downstairs. Enjoy energy savings with gas hot water on demand and a gas furnace, RI for heat pump. The Legal suite is fully self-contained and includes separate laundry and meter. Built in 2019, this home includes the remanier of the home warranty. Located within walking distance to Vancouver Island University, parks, recreation and transit. This is the perfect home for buyers looking for a mortgage-helper and investors.
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I have listed a new property at 592 Lance Pl in Nanaimo.
Large family home with legal suite. This 6 bedroom home features mountain views and beautiful features throughout. With 4 bedrooms in the main home and a 2 bedroom suite this home offers plenty of space for a growing family, and a bonus mortgage helper. Located in Hawthorn, one of Nanaimo’s most desirable and fastest growing neighbourhoods. The upper floor has an open concept living/dining room, laundry, and a large deck with gas hook up. 3 bedrooms including a large master and spa-like ensuite complete the main floor. Downstairs you’ll find the 4th bedroom and 2 car garage - perfect for all of your storage needs. Serviced by gas hot water on demand and gas furnace (R/I for heat pump). 2 bedroom suite has high-end finishes, separate laundry, separate entrance, and baseboard heat. Conveniently located minutes from the parkway, and within walking distance to VIU, NDSS, parks and recreation. Built in 2019, this home is still under warranty. Excellent opportunity for buyers and investors.
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I have listed a new property at 592 Lance Pl in Nanaimo.
Exceptional 4 bed home with 2 bed legal suite in Hawthorn. High-end finishes throughout the main home and suite. The main home has an open concept floor plan with 3 bed and living space on the upper floor. Kitchen has shaker-style cabinetry, quartz counters, stainless appliances and gorgeous pendant lighting. Large deck with gas bbq hook up and views of Mt. Benson. Primary bedroom is large enough to fit a king-size bed, has a large walk-in closet and a stunning spa-like ensuite with a stand up shower. 2 more beds and a 4 piece bath upstairs. Downstairs you’ll find the 4th bed, 4 piece bath, and 2 car garage. Equipped with gas hot water on demand and a gas furnace. R/I for heat pump. 2 bedroom suite features another stunning kitchen and quartz countertops throughout. Serviced by electric baseboard heating, electric hot water, separate laundry and is fully self contained. Walking distance to VIU, NDSS, parks and recreation. Built in 2019, this home is still under warranty.
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I have listed a new property at 201 4460 HEDGESTONE Pl in Nanaimo.
Bright and spacious townhome in Uplands. Located in Amblewood Village, this 2 bedroom +den townhome is over 1170 sq ft and features an open concept layout. Kitchen features beautiful white cabinetry and stainless appliances, including an induction range. Living room has an attractive eclectic fireplace and lots of windows to let in the natural light. Master bedroom has a large closet, 3 piece ensuite and access to the 2nd deck. The den is the perfect space to use as an office, media room, or guest room. Additional amenities include in -suite laundry, hot water, and storage room. Top-floor unit with stair-access. Perfectly located within walking distance to all of north Nanaimo's amenities, shopping, and transit.
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I have listed a new property at 3656 Apsley Ave in Nanaimo.
Family home on quiet no-thru road. Located in the Uplands neighbourhood, this 1900sq ft home offers 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and plenty of updates throughout. Heated tiled entry with attractive wainscoting welcomes you into the home. Upstairs is the main living area which includes two bedrooms and a fully updated bathroom. Newer stainless appliances in the kitchen including a gas stove. Bright and sunny living/dining room with views of Mt. Benson, cozy wood-burning fireplace and access to the large deck. Downstairs, you’ll find two more bedrooms, a large laundry/utility room, bathroom and large rec room. Lots of storage including a large laundry room, garden shed, and enclosed shop. Updates include: a newer roof, hot water on demand, appliances, wood burning fireplace, updated bathroom, heated tile entry, vinyl windows. Heated with oil furnace and electric baseboard heat. Conveniently located close to shopping, amenities, schools and transit. Tenant occupied.
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I have listed a new property at 770 Chelsea St in Nanaimo.
4 bedroom + den home located in central Nanaimo. With over 1800 sq ft of living space this home has plenty of room for a large family. On the main floor, you’ll find a bright and open living/dining/kitchen with plenty of cupboards and storage. Three bedrooms upstairs including the master bedroom as well as a 4 piece bathroom. Large covered deck is perfect for summer gatherings and bbqs with friends. Downstairs, you’ll find two additional bedrooms, another 4 piece bathroom, den, large laundry/utility room and rec room. Outside, you’ll find a fenced back yard with lots of space for entertaining and gardening. Plenty of storage including three garden sheds and storage area attached to the garage. Home is outfitted with an electric furnace and heat pump. Single garage is wired for 220v.Centrally located close to shopping, transit and schools. All measurements and data are appx. Buyer to verify if important. Tenant occupied.
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The final walk-through on your new home is an exciting event. It means you have successfully maneuvered through negotiations, inspections, and financing approval, and are on the verge of signing your closing papers. Most buyers attend the final walk-through with thoughts of furniture placement and paint colors in their heads. But the walk-through is about more than just making sure your favorite chair will fit by the fireplace. Be sure to do your due diligence to make sure there are no issues that should be resolved before you reach the closing table.  


The purpose of the final walk-through is to ascertain that the home is being conveyed to you in the same condition it was when you agreed to purchase it. Here are a few of the things you should check: 

  1. Make sure no damage has occurred to the home that the sellers are responsible for repairing. Weather conditions or careless movers can cause accidental damage, and old and forgotten damage may be uncovered when the sellers’ belongings are removed.
  2. Check that appliances are still in working order and no new plumbing or electrical issues have popped up. While you aren’t doing a complete home inspection, you can visually check for obvious problems that should be repaired before you move in.
  3. Confirm that items contractually conveying are present. If the sellers agreed to leave particular furniture, décor, or equipment, see that it has not been removed. 
  4. Make certain the sellers have removed all their belongings. You don’t want to arrive with the moving truck only to find out that the sellers left behind an assortment of unwanted furniture or trash. The sellers should be held responsible for removing everything that doesn’t convey with the sale.
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1. How do I pick a contractor?

Ideally, you want to build the same kind of relationship with your contractor as you do with your real estate agent: one built on trust that makes you want to go back to that person for any future needs. Your contractor should be a very good listener and communicator. You want them to “get” your vision for your home, and to keep you in the loop every step of the way. Do your due diligence by checking out contractors’ reputations, talking with other clients, and looking at work they have done previously before you make your selection.


2. How much will my project cost?

Of course, the answer depends upon the scope of your project, but in order to get the best estimate from your contractor, take time to write down each detail of your plan so that the contractor can include everything in their estimate. Renovations are famous for taking longer and costing more than originally planned, but this is often because the homeowner makes additions or changes along the way, or they don’t realize that, for example, if you move a wall in your home, you may have to then reroute electricity and outlets. One item often leads to another, so you have to look at everything piece by piece.


3. How long will renovations take to complete?

As we said above, this depends on the amount of work being done– and how many changes are made along the way. The more pre-planning you do, the better estimate your contractor can give you.


4. How do I prioritize projects?

If you are living in your home during renovations, you may want to plan out the project in phases, so you can live out of some rooms while others are being worked in. You may also need to phase projects based on cost and availability of funds.


5. Where do I begin?

You begin by conducting a lot of research. Start a look book for your home, either in a notebook or online, collecting pictures of the look and finishes you want. Talk to different contractors, and visit kitchen, bathroom, appliance, and flooring showrooms to get ideas on selections and pricing.


6. Do I need permits?

Your contractor will know what projects require permitting. Make sure that you do abide by permitting regulations, as failure to secure proper permits can come back to bite you if further work is needed down the road. As well, when you sell your home in BC you'll have to report any renovations made without a permit as a "material latent defect". 


7. How much will renovations increase my home value?

Every homeowner hopes that making improvements will increase their home’s value, and this is usually the case, but sometimes what homeowners view as improvement can turn out to be liabilities to future buyers. For example, don’t put so much money into the house that it becomes more expensive than the rest of the neighborhood. And be careful not to add personal style preferences that can’t be easily changed, like ornamental fixtures, radical architecture, or unusual landscape features.


8. How should I pay for renovations?

If you have the cash to pay for your renovations, that’s certainly a good way to go. Otherwise, you might consider a home equity loan with a manageable monthly payment or a revolving line of credit that you can use for renovations as well as emergencies that may arise later.

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A Record Year For Real Estate

Despite record-low inventory, sales numbers were strong with 11,045 units sold; just shy of the 12,014 and 11,341 unit sales seen in 2016 and 2017. Were there sufficient supply we surely would have seen significantly higher sales across the board.

Inventory remains tight across Vancouver Island as it does in most markets, with supply needing to double in order to balance the market. This statistic has remained stead since 2020 and the Government of BC and Municipalities are attempting to make changes to speed up development approval processes to increase housing stock.

The board-wide benchmark of a single-family home reached $785,300 in December 2021, up 34% from one year ago. Apartments reached $403,800, up 29% year over year. And townhomes reached $609,300, up 35% year over year.
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I have listed a new property at 4748 Fairbrook Cres.
Welcome to 4748 Fairbrook Cres. Located in Uplands in the family- oriented neighbourhood of Sunshine Ridge. This half duplex offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and over 1400sq ft of living space. On the main floor, you'll find a generous sized bedroom, 4 piece washroom, single garage, and extra - large laundry room with plenty of room for storage. Upstairs are two more bedrooms including the large master with a walk - through closet to the main washroom. Living room features a gas fireplace, access to the front deck with views of Mt. Benson. Kitchen/dining combo has plenty of cupboard space and a large picture window to let in the natural light. Private backyard with large deck and hot tub. Freshly painted and ready for new owners to call it "home ". Close to parks, schools, amenities and Linley Valley trails.
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If you have a home to sell, you’re probably excited to get the process started. There are many things you need to consider when selling your property, and it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed by the task. The good news is we’ve done extensive research about what you need to know about selling your home – and we’ve answered the questions you’re probably wondering:  


How will you determine my home’s value?  

To determine your home’s value and set a listing price, I will complete a Comparative Market Analysis. The CMA uses recent sales of homes close in geography, age, size, and features to yours. (A CMA is not the same as an appraisal, which a licensed appraiser can perform.)  


Is it a good idea to start high?  

Many sellers like the idea of “starting high” to see if they get higher offers, but this strategy isn’t usually practical. First, buyers may not see your listing if they use a price filter set to what they expect prices in the area to run. Second, you run the risk of the appraisal coming in lower than your contract price, which will require your contract to be renegotiated or canceled. Third, if your listing price puts your home higher than your neighborhood value, your home will likely sit on the market longer as buyers wait for you to make a reduction. It’s best to set a realistic listing price that will bring you buyers quickly. My goal is always to get you the highest possible price in the shortest amount of time.  


What percentage of the listing price can I expect to get?  

The list-to-sell ratio is determined by dividing the selling price by the listing price. The ratio is largely market-driven. In a sellers’ market, which is when inventory is low, sellers may get close to 100% or over 100% if the home sells above list price. In a market with a large inventory of homes, a buyers’ market, buyers have more negotiating power, so the list-to-sell ratio may be closer to 90%. My goal is to get you as close to a 100% list-to-sell ratio as the market will bear.  


How soon can I get my home on MLS?  

Once we agree to work together, I will begin gathering information on your home and preparing your MLS listing contract. I will also schedule a time for a professional photographer to take photos of the property. As soon as all the information and pictures your listing can go live on MLS.  


What do I need to do to get ready to list?  

For your part, it’s a good idea to begin cleaning out or organizing storage spaces, closets, and drawers and putting away some of your décor or belongings. You may also want to have the exterior pressure washed, and the landscaping cleaned up. We can talk further about specific things that will help your home show better.  


How will showings be conducted?  

You and I will agree on the terms you are comfortable with for showings. We want to make the home accessible to buyers without too much disruption to your personal life. We can use a showing schedule, and unless we agree otherwise, I will notify you in advance of showing requests. We use electronic lockboxes that only active members of our local Realtors association can access. We can set the lockbox on a schedule, if necessary. Any time the lockbox is accessed, I receive a notification.  


How will you market my property?  

Marketing your listing is of utmost importance. Most buyers find their properties online through MLS (via their agent,) Realtor.ca or other search engines. Listings in our MLS system automatically show up on these sites within a day or two of becoming active. In addition, I share my listings with the agents in my network, on my website, and on my social media. We can discuss additional opportunities such as hosting open houses,online advertising, and marketing within your neighborhood.  


How long will it take to find a buyer?  

Several factors influence the time it takes to find a buyer. These include the market conditions, price range (higher-priced or luxury homes typically take longer to sell,) location (whether your home is in a desirable neighborhood or a unique location,) and the condition of the home (is move-in ready or in need of renovations?) In a balanced market, most houses, when priced accurately and without significant damage or extenuating circumstances, go under contract within thirty days. Homes sell faster in a seller’s market, while buyers take more time to look when inventory is high.  


Will you qualify the buyer?  

When an offer is received, I will work with the buyer’s agent to vet the buyer. All offers should be accompanied by either a pre-approval from a mortgage lender or, if paying cash, by verification of funds available to cover the purchase price. Once you accept an offer, the buyer must put down the agreed upon deposit, schedule any inspections as stipulated in the contract, and, if financing is involved, their lender will initiate the loan approval process. I will stay in close contact with the buyer’s agent to make sure due process is followed.  


What are the costs involved?  

The seller usually pays for the real estate agent fees, which are divided between the buyer’s agent and the seller’s agent. The seller also pays their share of the property taxes. If the full annual amount has been paid, the buyer will repay their portion back to the seller at closing.


Will you also represent the buyer?  

In our market, there is a ban on dual agency. A real estate agent cannot be in an agency relationship with both the buyer and the seller in a transaction.


Can I cancel if I find my own buyer?  

The listing agreement is a contract between you and me and/or my brokerage. It stipulates the terms for cancellation, which you are encouraged to review. Once we have signed the listing agreement, a prospective buyer that approaches you directly should be redirected to me.  


How often will we communicate?  

Communication is key to an easy and successful sale. I will keep you appraised of events every step of the way. You are welcome to reach out to me with questions or concerns. When we go over the listing information, we will discuss our preferred means of communication and schedules to make sure we know each other’s availability and boundaries.


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