Autumn is the perfect time to lay the groundwork for a gorgeous spring garden. Experts say this time of year is critical for how your yard will look year-round.


Early in the fall, repair dead spots on your lawn by digging straight down, as deep as necessary to remove all the soil containing roots. Fill the hole with new soil and stamp down to turf level. Seed the area with a mix that matches your  existing grass. Be sure to water regularly for the seeds to germinate and sprout.


For bountiful flowerbeds, combine one part blood meal, one part bone meal, and one part wood ash to scatter over bulb beds for beautiful blooms come spring.


Fall is the ideal time to plant a deciduous tree, the soil is still warm and holds oxygen that will encourage root growth. Plant your tree about...

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Real Estate Statistics for September 2018
 
  September 2018 August 2018 September 2017
Nanaimo      
Unit Sales: 98 120 152
Average Sale Price: $582,115 $566,795 $526,392
       
Parksville / Qualicum      
Unit Sales: 42 67 64
Average Sale Price: $575,763 $604,254 $598,188
         
Nanaimo home sales decreased 36% in September  2018 when compared with September 2017. The average sale price increased 11%. The median house price was $551,700.

Parksville/Qualicum home sales decreased 34% in September 2018 when compared with September 2017. The average sale price decreased 4%. The median house price was $557,400.
 
Synopsis
In Nanaimo for September 2018 there were 364...
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I have listed a new property at 201 4454 HEDGESTONE PLACE in NANAIMO.
This spacious 2 bedroom, plus den, upper unit is located in the popular Amblewood Village. The home has a bright and light open floor plan with a large living area with an electric fireplace. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, modern cabinetry and plenty of counter space. Just off the living area is the den/office which is a good size and could also be used as a spare bedroom for guests. The master bedroom has a 3 piece en-suite, large closet and access to the covered rear deck. There is also the large covered deck off the front which has room for a patio set. Don't forget to check out the storage room which is accessed from this deck. The unit is located in a no-through street and is in a great...
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I have listed a new property at 52 2759 KEIGHLEY ROAD in NANAIMO.
Welcome to Village on the Green, one of the most popular 55+ communities in Nanaimo. The development has a gate at the main entrance giving that extra piece of mind with regards to security & also has a large 2 storey clubhouse which holds numerous functions for the residents. Located in beautiful Departure Bay you are not far from the beach, transit, shopping & the development is located adjacent to Nanaimo golf course. This is a larger patio home with the bonus of a lower basement level with a family room, half bathroom & two rooms that could be used as offices, craft rooms or extra bedrooms. There is also a large unfinished room which would make an ideal workshop or extra storage. The main level consists of...
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Real Estate Statistics for August 2018


 

August 2018

July 2018

August 2017

Nanaimo

   


Unit Sales:

120

109

138

Average Sale Price:

$566,795

$565,388

$517,887

 




Parksville / Qualicum

     

Unit Sales:

67

66

63

Average Sale Price:

$604,254

$621,305

$584,492

         


Nanaimo home sales decreased 13% in August 2018 when compared with August 2017. The average sale price increased 9%. The median house price was $529,000.

Parksville/Qualicum home sales increased 6% in August 2018 when compared with August 2017. The average sale price increased 3%. The median house price was $585,000.


Synopsis


In Nanaimo for August 2018 there were 379 active listings of single family freehold homes, which is 10% higher then August...

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Please visit our Open House at 201 4454 HEDGESTONE PLACE in NANAIMO.
Open House on Saturday, August 18, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
This spacious 2 bedroom, plus den, upper unit is located in the popular Amblewood Village. The home benefits from having a light open floor plan with a large living area and an electric fireplace. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, modern cabinetry and plenty of counter space. There is also the added bonus of a den/office, just off the living area, with french doors as well as the 2 good sized bedrooms. The master has a 3 piece en-suite and access to the covered rear deck. There is also a good sized covered deck off the front with room for a patio set plus a storage room. The unit is located in a no-through street and is in a great location...
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Real Estate Statistics for July 2018
 
  July 2018 June 2018 July 2017
Nanaimo      
Unit Sales: 109 108 151
Average Sale Price: $565,388 $556,879 $526,646
       
Parksville / Qualicum      
Unit Sales: 66 59 94
Average Sale Price: $621,305 $611,012 $529,786
         

Nanaimo home sales decreased 28% in July 2018 when compared with July 2017. The average sale price increased 8%. The median house price was $539,900.

Parksville/Qualicum home sales decreased 30% in July 2018 when compared with July 2017. The average sale price increased 17%. The median house price was $577,500.
 
Synopsis
 
In Nanaimo for July 2018 there were 442 active listings of single family freehold homes,...

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I have listed a new property at 201 4454 HEDGESTONE PLACE in NANAIMO.
This spacious 2 bedroom, plus den, upper unit is located in the popular Amblewood Village. The home benefits from having a light open floor plan with a large living area and an electric fireplace. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, modern cabinetry and plenty of counter space. There is also the added bonus of a den/office, just off the living area, with french doors as well as the 2 good sized bedrooms. The master has a 3 piece en-suite and access to the covered rear deck. There is also a good sized covered deck off the front with room for a patio set plus a storage room. The unit is located in a no-through street and is in a great location being close to shopping at Nanaimo North Town Center,...
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June 15 saw the introduction of new rules for the real estate industry in BC.

 

The biggest change is that the practice of limited dual agency (where the one realtor represents both the seller and the buyer in a transaction) is now no longer permitted - except in some very rare cases.

 

Also,

1- Before working with consumers, inform them of the duties and responsibilities owed to ‘Clients’ and ‘Unrepresented Parties’ so the consumer can choose which relationship they want with their realtor.

2- Inform ‘Unrepresented Parties’ of the risks when choosing this relationship.

3- Give consumers more information about commissions and fees.

 

Item 1 above involves the new form - Disclosure of representation in trading services. You will now see every...

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Real Estate Statistics for May 2018
 
  May 2018 April 2018 May 2017
Nanaimo      
Unit Sales: 139 122 176
Average Sale Price: $563,218 $553,352 $526,646
       
Parksville / Qualicum      
Unit Sales: 58 75 92
Average Sale Price: $606,641 $611,880 $548,696
         
Nanaimo home sales decreased 21% in May 2018 when compared with May 2017. The average sale price increased 7%. The median house price was $555,000.

Parksville/Qualicum home sales decreased 37% in May 2018 when compared with May 2017. The average sale price increased 11%. The median house price was $610,000.
 
Synopsis
In Nanaimo for May 2018 there were 358 active listings of single family freehold homes, which is 20%...
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