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RECENT BLOG POSTS
The Nanaimo real estate market as of October, 2013 Nanaimo home sales are up and inventory levels are low.  October was the third straight month to reflect this trend. There were 22% more single family homes sold this October than sold in October 2012.   The following numbers compare October 2013...
11/19/2013
What is the best month to sell my Nanaimo home? It’s been a year since I prepared a graph showing which months were the best home selling months in Nanaimo.  The chart below shows a month-by-month flow of home sales in Nanaimo over the past 12 months. The top three months for single family home s...
11/19/2013
Best Nanaimo Home Decorating Tips The festive Fall  season is  underway, and what better way to spread the cheer than by sprucing up your home? Here are 3 Festive  Tips for decorating your Nanaimo home this Fall 2013: #1 Seasonal Paint Did you know that Emerald Green was voted THE colour of 2013?...
10/28/2013
Top Interior Paint Colors For Fall 2013 As we head into fall here in Nanaimo you may be thinking that it's time for a change of colour in your home as well. If you're ready to change out the bright colours of summer for the browns, oranges and greens of fall, here are a few paint colour ideas to ...
10/26/2013
Understanding Property Taxes In Nanaimo Like the old saying goes, you can't escape death or taxes.  And since you're reading this, let's talk about property taxes in Nanaimo. With a few exceptions, here's how our residential property taxes work. In 2013 the Nanaimo City Council determined that th...
10/21/2013
What Is A WETT Inspection and Why Do I Need One? A WETT inspection, also known as a Wood Energy Technology Transfer inspection, is a specialty inspection that take a look at all wood burning appliances, things like a wood burning stove or a fireplace, by a specially certified inspector. A malfunc...
10/21/2013
Six Common Questions About Secondary Suites In Nanaimo In previous posts I've covered legal and authorized suites, so let's wrap up this 'suite' discussion by answering some frequently asked questions about Secondary Suites. What is a 'secondary suite'? A secondary suite is a self-contained unit ...
10/17/2013
Legalized Suites In Nanaimo Last time we discussed just what an Authorized Suite is, and today I wanted to discuss "Legalized Suites". In order for a secondary suite to be considered 'legalized' all suites constructed after February 7, 2005 must comply with the Zoning Bylaw and the BC Building Co...
10/16/2013
What Is An Authorized Suite in Nanaimo? Nanaimo is such a popular location almost year-around that many savvy homeowners create secondary suites as short-term vacation rentals. Doing this brings in some extra income, helps defray the monthly mortgage and also gives you a chance to meet new people...
10/16/2013
The Nanaimo Relocation Guide Are you thinking about moving to Nanaimo? I was in your shoes in 2007. I had so many questions about Nanaimo real estate and neighborhoods, the Nanaimo job market and how the Nanaimo schools ranked. It turns out that Nanaimo is everything we had hoped it would be!  Ou...
10/15/2013
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