I have listed a new property at 102 5973 KADEN PLACE in NANAIMO.
This 2 bed plus den patio home is located in one of the more popular strata developments in Nanaimo. Not only is it close to shopping, transit, restaurants, the Oliver Woods Community Centre & other North Nanaimo amenities, but it also backs on to parkland. There is an open plan layout with 10' vaulted ceilings, giving a bright and spacious feel to the main living area. The kitchen is well designed with an island which also incorporates a breakfast bar and has sliding doors to the private rear patio. The 2nd bedroom is located at the front of the house whereas the master bedroom is at the rear, so looks out onto the parkland. The home is heated by a natural gas furnace and there is also a gas fireplace in the living...
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I have listed a new property at 5724 ALDER WAY in NANAIMO.
Great ocean views await you in this unique 4 way split level home located on desirable Alder Way in North Nanaimo. You enter the main level with its sunken living room, separate dining room and kitchen with eating nook. Upstairs there are the 3 bedrooms with the master at the rear to take advantage of the views and a large ensuite. Go down a level and you have family room with sliding doors to the garden. In addition to all this you also have a basement level with a workshop and a good sized room that could be used as a rec/games/media room - you decide! Outside the gardener in the family will love the landscaped garden with its rhododendron's, hydrangeas, magnolias, roses and fruit trees. It is also fully fenced and...
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I have listed a new property at 1229 BLYTHE AVE in NANAIMO.
This rare to find rancher is located in the popular Townsite area of Central Nanaimo so walkable to many amenities. The 1,140 sq ft home has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living room, a good sized kitchen and an additional family room which could be converted into a 3rd bedroom. The property is on a flat, fenced south facing lot and being on a corner there is the potential to put up a carriage house (subject to City of Nanaimo approval.) All measurements are approximate, please verify if important.
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I have listed a new property at 456 POETS TRAIL DRIVE in NANAIMO.
Welcome to the sought after area of Hawthorne Heights. This desirable rancher is only 10 years old, has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and being over 1,700 sq ft is larger then your average single level home. The chef in the family will appreciate the kitchen with its high end appliances, Silestone quartz counters, having a separate prep. sink in the large island and plenty of cabinets. The home also benefits from many other fine features including heated floor in the en-suite bathroom, heat pump, 9ft ceilings in the main living area and cork flooring. outside you will find 2 covered patios, a flat landscaped yard which is fully fenced with a sprinkler system and a shed. The home is located in a quiet area with tree...
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Please visit our Open House at 5724 ALDER WAY in NANAIMO.
Open House on Sunday, April 22, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Great ocean views await you in this unique 4 way split level home located on desirable Alder Way in North Nanaimo. You enter the main level with its sunken living room, separate dining room and kitchen with eating nook. Upstairs there are the 3 bedrooms with the master at the rear to take advantage of the views and a large ensuite. Go down a level and you have family room with sliding doors to the garden. In addition to all this you also have a basement level with a workshop and a good sized room that could be used as a rec/games/media room - you decide! Outside the gardener in the family will love the landscaped garden with its rhododendron's, hydrangeas, magnolias,...
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Please visit our Open House at 1229 BLYTHE AVE in NANAIMO.
Open House on Saturday, April 21, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
This rare to find rancher is located in the popular Townsite area of Central Nanaimo so walkable to many amenities. The 1,140 sq ft home has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living room, a good sized kitchen and an additional family room which could be converted into a 3rd bedroom. The property is on a flat, fenced south facing lot and being on a corner there is the potential to put up a carriage house (subject to City of Nanaimo approval.) All measurements are approximate, please verify if important.
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Real Estate Statistics for March 2018
 
  March 2018 February 2018 March 2017
Nanaimo      
Unit Sales: 101 85 152
Average Sale Price: $551,392 $551,961 $502,185
       
Parksville / Qualicum      
Unit Sales: 53 49 79
Average Sale Price: $667,542 $628,632 $521,542
         
Nanaimo home sales decreased 34% in March 2018 when compared with March 2017. The average sale price increased 10%. The median house price was $537,500.

Parksville/Qualicum home sales decreased 33% in March 2018 when compared with March 2017. The average sale price increased 28%. The median house price was $629,000.
 
Synopsis
In Nanaimo for March 2018 there were 272 active listings of single family freehold...
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Real Estate Statistics for February 2018
 

  February 2018 January 2018 February 2017
Nanaimo      
Unit Sales: 85 89 96
Average Sale Price: $551,961 $522,608 $496,924
       
Parksville / Qualicum      
Unit Sales: 49 38 64
Average Sale Price: $628,631 $606,874 $481,737
         

Nanaimo home sales decreased 11% in February 2018 when compared with February 2017. The average sale price increased 11%. The median house price was $545,000.

Parksville/Qualicum home sales decreased 23% in February 2018 when compared with February 2017. The average sale price increased 30%. The median house price was $560,000.
 
Synopsis
In Nanaimo for February 2018 there were 210 active listings...

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It is true that a front garden, or an array of planters on a porch or balcony, will add to the appeal of your home among potential buyers. Selling a home in the spring months requires more attention to your outdoor spaces. However, there are ways to make short work of your garden chores. 


Here are a few tips on how to create a low-maintenance garden to carry you through the selling season:


1- Easy container gardens. Use planted containers in a variety of shapes and sizes for a charming look in entrance ways or on a balcony. Pot your urns with a variety of tall, medium and trailing plants.


2- Incorporate perennials for easy care. Choose perennials as the backbone of your garden then add colour as needed with a selection of drought-resistant annuals.


3- Drought-tolerant plants....

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You have just purchased your new home or are getting it ready to sell. Either way there are often DIY projects that need doing and taking on a DIY project can be a gratifying experience.


A key factor in DIY project success is careful research and safe execution.


Follow these tips to stay safe:


1 Dress with your safety in mind. Serious injuries can be easily prevented with a few simple precautions. If you have long hair, tie it back. Remove jewelry and loose clothing that could get caught in machinery.


2 Wear a dust mask, respirator and safety goggles. Understand the materials you’re working with and protect yourself against inhaling dust particles or fumes. Similarly, safety goggles reduce the likelihood of sustaining optical injuries.


3 When working with electricity, wear rubber-soled...

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