This is a situation that affects a large proportion of home sellers and there are several points to consider:


1. You could put your house on the market and as soon as we get an offer that works for you, we could go and find your new house. That is the simplest of the choices, but it puts pressure on you to find a house in a short amount of time and the right house for you might not be on the market at that moment.


2. We could find you the right house for you to buy and make an offer on it contingent on the sale of your existing house. That is really good for you, but some sellers won’t accept a contingent offer and this makes your negotiating position weaker.


3. We could put your house on the market, sell it and you could move into temporary housing if we don’t find the perfect house...

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A pre-inspection is done by the sellers before they list their home for sale. It is usually the same as a buyers inspection with regard to the price and time frame to carry out the inspection. So for a typical 3 or 4 bed  home is can cost approx $500-$600 and takes 3-4 hours.


Different areas do seem to have different recommendations as to whether to have your home pre-inspected. In larger/busier markets, such as Vancouver/Toronto they have been popular as in these markets there have been a larger number of multiple, subject free, offers and this allows buyers to have more information prior to putting in an offer, especially if they have not had time to do their own inspection.


Here in the mid Vancouver Island region they are not as popular, although they are still carried out.


The advantages...

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Real Estate Statistics for July 2019
 
  July 2019 June 2019 July 2018
Nanaimo      
Unit Sales: 109 110 109
Average Sale Price: $554,240 $582,272 $565,388
       
Parksville / Qualicum      
Unit Sales: 61 50 66
Average Sale Price: $605,679 $572,055 $621,305
         
Nanaimo home sales were unchanged in July 2019 when compared with July 2018. The average sale price decreased 2%. The median house price was $560,000.

Parksville/Qualicum home sales decreased 8% in July 2019 when compared with July 2018. The average sale price decreased 3%. The median house price was $585,000.
  
Synopsis for Nanaimo
 
In Nanaimo for July 2019 there were 388 active listings of single family...
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Real Estate Statistics for June 2019
 
  June 2019 May 2019 June 2018
Nanaimo      
Unit Sales: 112 136 108
Average Sale Price: $580,330 $593,326 $556,879
       
Parksville / Qualicum      
Unit Sales: 50 75 59
Average Sale Price: $572,055 $590,774 $611,012
         
Nanaimo home sales increased 4% in June 2019 when compared with June 2018. The average sale price increased 4%. The median house price was $574,888.

Parksville/Qualicum home sales decreased 15% in June 2019 when compared with June 2018. The average sale price decreased 6%. The median house price was $570,000.
 
Synopsis for Nanaimo
 
In Nanaimo for June 2019 there were 392 active listings of single family freehold...
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I have listed a new property at 14 2161 WALSH ROAD in NANAIMO.
These don't get listed very often - a 3 bed, 1.5 bath mobile home for under $100,000. Plus the bedrooms are quite spacious and the master benefits from a 2 piece ensuite. The home has had some nice updates with the laminate flooring, the roof is believed to be approx. 9 or 10 years old, windows were done in 2017, the tub, surround and wc (in the family bathroom) were replaced in 2016 and the roof over the back deck was also done in 2016. Outside there is a large shed which is great as a workshop or for storage and all your excess belongings. The home backs onto a wooded area in the park so no other homes are behind you. Hemer Park is just around the corner and don't forget to stop for coffee at Coco's - a great place...
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Real Estate Statistics for May 2019
 
  May 2019 April 2019 May 2018
Nanaimo      
Unit Sales: 136 104 139
Average Sale Price: $593,326 $586,508 $563,218
       
Parksville / Qualicum      
Unit Sales: 75 71 58
Average Sale Price: $590,774 $662,136 $606,641
         
Nanaimo home sales decreased 2% in May 2019 when compared with May 2018. The average sale price increased 5%. The median house price was $575,000.

Parksville/Qualicum home sales increased 29% in May 2019 when compared with May 2018. The average sale price decreased 3%. The median house price was $571,000.
 
Synopsis for Nanaimo
 
In Nanaimo for May 2019 there were 381 active listings of single family freehold homes,...
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I have listed a new property at 6173 ARLIN PLACE in NANAIMO.
North Nanaimo townhome that is luxuriously finished, only 4 years old, with views of the coastal mountains & also some peek-a-boo ocean views. The open plan design with high ceilings makes the main living area very light & spacious & benefits from acacia hardwood floors & a gas fireplace. There is also access to the large front deck which stretches across the front of the home. The bright modern kitchen has solid wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, quartz counters, breakfast bar & access to the rear patio. The master bedroom is on this level & has the added bonus of a door to the front deck & has a walk through closet into the ensuite. You will also find the 2nd bedroom & bathroom, again with a quartz counter,...
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Please visit our Open House at 3637 DEPARTURE BAY ROAD in NANAIMO.
Open House on Sunday, May 19, 2019 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Departure Bay home with the added bonus of extra accommodation on the lower level. This 4 bedroom home is located on a large lot and is located close to both elementary and secondary schools as well as transit, parks and shopping. On the main level you will find 2 bedrooms, kitchen, family bathroom, living and dining area. Downstairs there are 2 bedrooms (one currently being used as a family room), laundry room, bathroom and kitchen/living room, so would make an ideal space for family or for some extra income. Outside you will find a good sized, south facing, rear garden which is fully fenced and has two storage sheds and a greenhouse. Also at the front there...
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I have listed a new property at 3637 DEPARTURE BAY ROAD in NANAIMO.
Departure Bay home with the added bonus of extra accommodation on the lower level. This 4 bedroom home is located on a large lot and is located close to both elementary and secondary schools as well as transit, parks and shopping. On the main level you will find 2 bedrooms, kitchen, family bathroom, living and dining area. Downstairs there are 2 bedrooms (one currently being used as a family room), laundry room, bathroom and kitchen/living room, so would make an ideal space for family or for some extra income. Outside you will find a good sized, south facing, rear garden which is fully fenced and has two storage sheds and a greenhouse. Also at the front there is a circular driveway for easy access to the property....
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Please visit our Open House at 3637 DEPARTURE BAY ROAD in NANAIMO.
Open House on Saturday, May 11, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Departure Bay home with the added bonus of extra accommodation on the lower level. This 4 bedroom home is located on a large lot and is located close to both elementary and secondary schools as well as transit, parks and shopping. On the main level you will find 2 bedrooms, kitchen, family bathroom, living and dining area. Downstairs there are 2 bedrooms (one currently being used as a family room), laundry room, bathroom and kitchen/living room, so would make an ideal space for family or for some extra income. Outside you will find a good sized, south facing, rear garden which is fully fenced and has two storage sheds and a greenhouse. Also at the front there...
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