Karelyn Campbell

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I have listed a new property at 238 Bayview Ave.
Updated character home with ocean views. This 3 bed, 1 bath home has been tastefully updated while maintaining its original charm. On the main floor, you’ll find a cozy living room with a wood-burning fireplace, master bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen with access to the covered patio. New kitchen with modern amenities includes a stainless steel gas stove and dishwasher, white shaker cabinets and a large island. Updated bathroom/laundry room with stand-up shower and newer stacked washer/dryer. Upstairs, are two more bedrooms perfect for a family, guest room, or a home-office. New vinyl windows, doors, and laminate flooring throughout. Unfinished basement with outside access makes for the perfect home-workshop or use as additional storage. Large lot with R2A zoning allowing for multiple uses including residential, home business, or a coach house (w/restrictions). Additional amenities include gas furnace, covered patio, and partial fenced and landscaped yard. Walking distance to downtown,
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I have listed a new property at 3390 Greyhawk Dr.
Exquisite Stephenson Point Estate's home with stunning ocean views. This 4 bed, 3 bath home has 2600+ sq ft of living space and is sure to impress. You will love the loft ceilings, hardwood floors, and overall craftsmanship. The home chef will love the updated kitchen complete with a gas stove, white cabinetry, quartz countertops, large island and convenient butlers pantry! Main living apace features a gas fireplace, plenty of windows to take in the views, and access to the covered deck with a gas hook up. The office, 3 piece bath and 2 car garage complete the main floor.. Upstairs, you'll find 4 large bedrooms including a gorgeous master suite with 4 piece ensuite, large walk-in closet and private deck with view. You'll enjoy energy savings with a furnace, heat pump and hot water on demand. outside features low maintenance landscaping with an irrigation system and additional deck off of the main entrance. All of this and more located in one of Nanaimo's most desirable areas.
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 Spring Cleaning Bingo Sheet


Spring is here! That means it’s time to stop hemmin' and hawin' and get after some home maintenance projects. A few ideas to get you started:⁣

Indoors: ⁣

• Get down and dirty by scrubbing those baseboards, trim, doors, walls, and handles.⁣
• Scared to look at those air filters after the long winter? Take a deep breath and swap them out with fresh new ones.⁣
• Clean the blinds slate-by-slate (yes, it’s a PAIN) and wash, or easier yet, dry-clean window treatments.⁣
• Get the grime and slime off kitchen cabinets with a top-to-bottom wipe down.⁣
• Flip mattresses and, while you’re at it, wash ALL your bed linens (mattress pads and pillow shams included).⁣

Outdoors:⁣

• Have a look at your gutters and downspouts for winter damage and debris. (You'll def want a buddy to hold the ladder.)⁣
• Inspect wooden decks, railings, windowsills, and steps for damage or rot.⁣
• Pressure wash patios, decks, driveway, and outdoor furniture. (Pressure washing is awesome. Seriously. You’ve gotta try it.)⁣
• Tune-up any lawn maintenance equipment.⁣
• Clear the front entryway of bugs and cobwebs. Go on and throw up a colorful spring wreath and welcome mat, too!⁣

Whip your home into shape ASAP so you’ll be ready to kick up your feet when that to-die-for spring weather comes a' knockin'!

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Buyer demand continues to outweigh supply in the VIREB market and competition for those few precious listings is fierce. Buyers continue to be frustrated with thier home search as inventory numbers reached an all-time low. The BCREA does not see the inventory situation improving until more supply comes on the market later this year. The BCREA and local real estate boards are advocating with policy makers to encourage streamlining the development process so that municipalities can expand supply more quickly to meet the growing demand. 


It is an exciting time to sell your home as the robust market is impacting prices. Single family homes as a 15% increase over February 2020. Last month, we saw a 56% increase in the sales of single family homes since the same period last year with 417 units sold. 


More than ever, it's important for buyers and sellers alike to work with a realtor to help them navigate the ever-changing envorinment. 

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We all want people to love our home as much as we do, but especially when you are trying to sell it! While it’s impossible to please every buyers’ taste, there are several easy things you can do to make your home more appealing without spending a lot of money. Try some of these tricks and see if your showings cause buyers to swoon.


1. Check your curb appeal. Take an honest look from the curbside. What are buyers seeing first? If your home needs to be painted or pressure washed, consider making that investment. Clean up landscaping by trimming trees and bushes, planting some fresh annuals and laying new mulch. Clean windows, repair sagging soffit, or porch railings, and have any trip hazards on your driveway or front walk repaired. Finally, consider some attractive, yet subtle decorations for your front porch.


2. Create an inviting entryway. When buyers step inside your front door, you want them to feel welcomed. If you have a foyer or front hall, it is easier to make an attractive entryway, but even if your front door opens right into your living room, you can create the feel of an entryway with a couple of simple tricks. Clear the area of clutter things that tend to pile up at the front door, like backpacks, dog leashes, or shoes. Place a small table or bench beside the door with plants, candles, or other simple décor. A small area rug can help define the space as the entryway.


3. Let the light shine in. Take advantage of natural light as much as you can. Trimming any bushes or trees outside your windows can help immensely. Wash your windows inside and out and replace or remove any worn screens. Make sure to open blinds or curtains before all showings.


4. Add some fresh color. Painting is an easy and inexpensive way to make an older home look new and is especially important if your current wall color is dark or outdated. Choose a light neutral color like a warm grey or light beige and use the same color throughout the house. If your home tends to be dark, this will help brighten it up.


5. Let storage spaces speak for themselves. Many sellers make the mistake of waiting until they have a contract to start cleaning out closets. Cleaning out clutter is part of getting ready to show, not just getting ready to move. You want buyers to perceive that there is ample storage in the home, and this doesn’t work if every drawer, cabinet, and closet is stuffed to the gills.


6. Eliminate distractions. Streamline your decorating so your buyers see the house and not your personal belongings. Go ahead and pack up collectibles and family photos and keep decorative touches to the minimum. Too many plants, magazines, or toys distract the buyers from seeing the home as their own.


7. Entice them with outdoor space. The back yard shouldn’t be an empty space of infinite possibility, nor should it be a storage area for neglected toys. Get rid of any eyesores you’ve been avoiding dealing with, spruce up your landscaping, repair irrigation or pool issues, and create an entertaining space with a patio set, or a backyard oasis with some potted plants and a hammock.


8. Make it easy for them. Taking care of minor repairs is another step you can take to help buyers see your home as an easy and comfortable move. You want them to be mentally arranging their furniture as they walk through, not making a list of nicked woodwork, torn window screens, and leaky faucets. The less work involved, the easier it is to fall in love.

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I have listed a new property at 73 Ranchview Dr.
4 bed + den, 3 bath family home in Cinnabar Valley. Quiet setting backing onto greenbelt where you can enjoy trails and boardwalks through Richards Marsh. Upstairs features an open concept kitchen/living room with gas fireplace & access to newly refinished vinyl deck. Laundry room has front load washer and dryer and lots of space for storage. New laminate flooring in all 3 bedrooms upstairs. Master bedroom features ensuite, walk in closet and sliding door with access to the deck. Finished basement has 4th bedroom, washroom, den and family room with pellet stove. Downstairs has separate breaker panel & could easily be turned into a suite, or provide additional space for a growing family! Energy efficient heat pump, gas furnace & hot water on demand. Backyard is fully fenced with new cedar fencing, and has several large fruit trees. 2 car garage and additional RV parking for all of your vehicles and toys! 5 min walk to school, trails and transit.
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Most people cringe at the thought of buying a home in December. Only the Grinch would want to pack up and moving during the holiday season! But hold on Cindy Lou Hoo, there are several reasons December can be a great time to buy.


1. Sellers are highly motivated. People who are listing their homes in December are usually on a timeline. They may be relocating for work, wanting to move over the school break, or need to sell their home before the end of the year.

2. You have less competition. Listings do go down in December, but many buyers also take a break during the holiday season. So while the overall number of homes available might be lower, you also have less competition looking.

3. You can get a better price. Motivated sellers and fewer lookers means you can make a better deal. If your seller needs to make a move before the end of the year, they will be willing to work with you on all other terms besides closing date.

4. Rates are staying low. Mortgage rates are forecast to remain low through the end of this year, and into 2021, so it’s a good time to buy.

5. Take advantage of tax benefitsIf you close on your home purchase by December 31st, you can take tax deductions for mortgage interest, loan points, and property taxes.

6. Schedules are more flexible. You might think December is too busy a month for moving, but most people tend to have more flexible schedules in December. Children’s activities are suspended, work schedules are more lax, for both you, your sellers, as well as your lender, home inspector, and moving companies, so scheduling all the parts of your transaction and move may actually become easier.


I’d love to help you find your next home. Let’s make your holiday wishes come true!

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Christmas looks a little different this year but there are still a few family-friendly events around town this month that’ll help keep everyone sane AND socially-distanced? Good news! I’ve got just the list.⁣ ⁣

Here are several not-to-miss happenings:⁣ ⁣

  • Ladysmith Light Up: Although the parade and festivities didn't happen this year, you can still take a drive through town and enjoy the festive lights.
  • Lantzville Santa Drive-By: Happening TONIGHT, Santa and the Lantzville Fire Rescue Team will be playing Christmas carols as they drive through town. Check out the official schedule here:  https://www.lantzville.ca/cms/wpattachments/wpID430atID5445.pdf
  • U-Cut Christmas Trees: Nothing says Christmas like searching for that perfect tree. Check out Gogo's or Lantzville .
Did I miss one of your family’s fave things to do this time of year? Share the details in the comments.
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The cold season has already arrived in many parts of the country. Here in Nanaimo, it's not only cold...it's wet!


It’s important to prepare your home for the colder weather coming. Taking a little bit of time to winterize your home can save you a lot of time, and money, later on. Check out these tips for preparing your home for the fall and winter.


1. Check window and door weather stripping for damage.

2. Disconnect water hoses and turn off outdoor water supply lines and irrigation system.

3. Wrap exterior water pipes or hose bibs with heating tape.

4. Clean your gutters.

5. Check your roof for damage or leaks.

6. Fill cracks in your driveway and foundation.

7. Check attic insulation for pest damage.

8. Have your furnace serviced.

9. Check your chimney for obstructions and make sure your damper is working.

10. Clean and store your lawnmower.

11. Aerate and fertilize your lawn.

12. Change the air filters in your HVAC system.

13. Change smoke detector batteries.

14. Clean and store outdoor furniture.

15. Have landscaping pruned and put fresh mulch down.

16. Bring potted plants inside.

17. Change your ceiling fan direction.

18. Clean humidifiers before using.

19. Check the condition of your pool cover.

20. Make sure snow equipment is working.

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I have listed a new property at 525 Steeves Rd.
Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home for sale in growing south Nanaimo neighbourhood. Kitchen features modern white cabinetry with plenty of storage and stainless appliances. Downstairs has an open concept living space with an attractive gas fireplace and access to the patio. Sunny backyard is fully fenced, has new landscaping and concrete patio and is excellent for entertaining and summer bbqs. Single garage provides plenty of space for your vehicles, toys, tools and storage. Upstairs, you'll enjoy the large multipurpose space with a built - in desk perfect for a home office, play room, den or guests. Three bedrooms upstairs including the master bedroom with large walk - in closet and gorgeous 3 piece en suite. Two more bedrooms, 4 piece bathroom and laundry area complete the upper floor. This is a perfect home for first time buyers or a young family. Close to shopping, amenities and all levels of schools.
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I have listed a new property at 336 Myrtle Cres.
Beautifully updated mobile home in a family-friendly community - Meadow Ridge Estates. With over 900sq ft of living space, this home features a lovely open concept kitchen/living room with bay window, skylight, brand new vinyl flooring, stainless appliances, and fresh paint throughout. Two large bedrooms have ample space for storage. 4 piece bathroom has been updated with new flooring and vanity. Gas furnace provides affordable and comfortable heat and has been recently serviced. Private yard is fully fenced with a garden shed. Located in a quiet neighborhood just a short drive from amenities, shopping and the parkway. 2 small pets allowed, no rentals.
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I have listed a new property at 117 Cowling Pl.
Immaculate 1400+ sqft rancher in desirable Chase River. Main living area has an open concept floor plan that is perfect for entertaining, vaulted ceilings, and large windows to bring in the natural light. Kitchen features newer countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Large pantry with custom wooden doors provides ample storage. Large master suite with 3 -piece ensuite. Owners have made many updates including: new lighting, toilets, tile flooring in bathrooms, and fresh paint throughout. Fully fenced yard has established gardens and landscaping with private backyard, low-maintenance landscaping and irrigation system. Double garage is heated and has additional lighting, perfect to use as a home workshop. Parking for 4 cars. Family friendly neighbourhood close to elementary school, parks, walking trails and all amenities. Home warranty still available.
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I have listed a new property at 201 4460 HEDGESTONE Pl.
Bright and spacious townhome in desirable North Nanaimo. 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. 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 532 Wilrose Pl.
Lovely rancher with 1400 sq feet of living space located on a quiet cul -de -sac. This home offers 3 beds, 2 baths, a 2 car garage with storage room, extra long driveway with RV parking, and a sun room. Updated kitchen is sure to impress with beautiful wood cabinetry, stunning granite counter -tops and stainless appliances. Master bedroom looks out onto the sunny backyard, and features a 3 -piece ensuite. You'll love the gas fireplace in the living room which provides cozy, efficient heat. Large laundry room with plenty of work and storage space. Newer carpets and laminate throughout most of the home and brand new electric hot water tank. Outside, you'll find a large flat yard, fully fenced, with storage shed and raised garden beds. Desirable Ladysmith location, close to amenities, shopping and highway; this home is an excellent opportunity for investors, retirees or first time buyers.
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I have listed a new property at 1338 BLUE HERON CRESCENT in NANAIMO.
Exquisite 2-story main level entry home in desirable Blue Heron Landing. This stunning property was the original show home for this newer development and is ideally located on a large 13,000 sq ft corner lot backing onto the Nanaimo River Estuary. This home offers 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms including the spacious master suite with spa-inspired ensuite. Featuring engineered hardwood flooring, propane fireplace, built-ins, lots of windows and an open concept floor plan with the living room flowing into the kitchen with quartz countertops, stainless appliances, and plenty of storage. 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom suite boasts an open floor plan, separate laundry, a large deck and private entrance. Suite easily flows into the floorplan of the main home if you are looking for additional space, or makes for the perfect mortgage helper. Outside, you'll find beautiful gardens where you'll enjoy the mature landscaping with sprinkler system, fully fenced back yard, garden shed, and RV parking. Quite area and tranquil setting is perfect for enjoying summer bbqs with friends and family. In addition, you'll find a triple car garage, carport and extra large driveway with plenty of space for you, your tenants, and guests. Conveniently located minutes from shopping, amenities, ferries and airport.
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Have a large wall space that needs some décor but worried it will cost you hundreds of dollars in art? Not necessarily! Here are some ideas for filling a large wall without emptying your bank account.

  1. Take individual pictures of your family members and have large prints made in black and white. Add to the size of each photo by adding a photo mat, then frame them in inexpensive black frames and hang them in a row across the wall.
  2. Let your kids be the artists. Purchase large canvases and let your children paint their masterpieces. Or take artwork they have already done at school or at home and mat and frame them.
  3. Use floating shelves hung at various heights and topped with photos, vases, ornaments, books, candles, or mementos.
  4. Use plants to fill in empty spaces. You can place potted plants or succulents on floating shelves, use planters or hanging baskets made to attach directly to the wall, or make a DIY vertical garden out of an old wooden pallet.
  5. Use mixed media such as large woven or wooden trays, tapestries, or metal sculptures.
  6. Hang a collection of quirky clocks, different sized mirrors, graphic signs, old album covers, vintage prints, painted empty frames, or crosses.
  7. Stencil your wall with a graphic design, a tree, vines, or a floral pattern, or favorite inspirational quote.
  8. Reduce the wall space and soften the room by framing the wall with false drapery panels hung on either end of a sofa or pair of chairs.
  9. Light it up by attaching LED string lights in a pattern or hanging pretty wall sconces at various heights.
  10. Reduce the wall space by placing a potted tree or folding decorative screen in front of part of the wall.
  11. Search antique malls for vintage architectural pieces that can be hung on the wall, such as old window frames, an antique door, intricate fireplace screen.
  12. Create your own graphic by covering large frames or canvases with patterned fabric remnants and hanging them in a row or collage.
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I have listed a new property at 3384 GREYHAWK DRIVE in NANAIMO.
Luxurious home with panoramic ocean views located in the heart of Stephenson Point Estates. This 4 bedroom + den home features 2600 sqft of living space including a 2 bedroom legal suite. Space is designed to highlight the ocean view from practically every room in the main home. Open concept kitchen/living room features stainless appliances, granite counter tops, stunning chandeliers, kick - plate, floor-to-ceiling windows and access to the upper deck that is perfect for entertaining. Master bedroom boasts a spa-style en suite, walk-in closet, and private dressing room. You'll enjoy all of the extras this home has to offer including central vac, soft close drawers, gas bbq hook up, and a dumb waiter connecting the garage to the main floor. Ample parking with 3 outdoor spaces 2 car plus garage. Garage is heated and wired, making for a perfect workshop. 2 bedroom executive suite is the ideal mortgage helper, or great for keeping family close by. Suite features stainless appliances and counter tops, in-suite laundry, private deck, and stunning ocean views. Just minutes from shopping, dining, beaches, and all the amenities Nanaimo has to offer.
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I have listed a new property at 54 PRIDEAUX STREET in NANAIMO.
Character, Charming, Cute, Craftsman...just a few words to describe this gorgeous 1918 home in the heart of Old City. Full of character inside and out, this home has been tastefully updated while maintaining the home's original charm. With 4 spacious bedrooms and 2 baths, this 1400+ sq ft home is perfect for a growing family. The living room features hardwood flooring and wood-burning fireplace. Kitchen has newer white cabinets and plenty of space for storage. Two bedrooms and a beautifully updated bathroom complete the main level. Upstairs, you'll find two large bedrooms with vaulted ceilings and balcony off of the master bedroom. Low maintenance yard is fully fenced and ready for you to enjoy. 200sq ft detached shop and commercial zoning allow for a variety of home-based businesses including an office, restaurant and more. Great location close to downtown, waterfront, entertainment and amenities.
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I have listed a new property at 406 MILFORD CRES in NANAIMO.
Investors alert! Up /down duplex minutes from downtown. Cute 1950'3 home has had a legal conversion to a multi - family dwelling. Each unit features two bedrooms, full kitchen, and in-suite laundry. Lots of improvements since 2014 including two new heat pumps, new windows, deck, efficiency upgrades, and new construction of the full - height lower unit. Lots of windows make each home bright and sunny. The location is just outside the downtown core, steps from shopping, entertainment, and transportation hubs. Walking distance to VIU. Great neighbourhood with a strong sense of community, and across the street is a sunny neighbourhood park with views of the ocean, downtown, and north shore mountains -- and a great place to watch fireworks in the harbour.
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I have listed a new property at 408 MILFORD CRES in NANAIMO.
A must-see for home buyers and investors! Legal multi-family conversion of a majestic 1887 character home with huge bow windows, 12' ceilings, winding staircase, original plaster medallions, and exterior scrollwork. Legal triplex includes two full units plus bachelor; easily re-converted back into a huge 3-4 bed home plus basement bachelor mortgage helper. Improvements since 2012 include extensive update of top floor suite, upgrade of fire separation and noise-proofing, exterior paint, and a new roof in 2015. Located just outside the downtown core, steps from shopping, entertainment, and transportation. Walking distance to ferry, seaplane and VIU. Fronts on a sunny neighbourhood park with views of the ocean, downtown, and north-shore mountains.
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