Lynn's Nanaimo Real Estate Blog

Real Estate Agent - Royal Lepage Nanaimo Realty
A former client of mine who moved to one of the Eastern Provinces called me the other day to ask whether or not she should get a professional home inspection done on a house that she and her husband were thinking about buying. To my surprise my friend was thinking about skipping the home inspecti...
Many people don't realize this, but if you go to your bank to apply for a mortgage, your banker only has a limited number of options for your to choose from. Contrast this with a mortgage broker, who has access to a wide variety of lenders and programs, and can structure a home mortgage that is p...
You're buying your first home and of course you are excited.  Who wouldn't be? You are finally putting down some roots and have something to call your own, something to build up equity with, instead of putting money in your landlord's pocket. But as a first-time home buyer there are plenty of mis...
 Just as with home staging, updating your room is something that you can do yourself . . . quickly, easily and inexpensively. Here are three time-tested ways to make that old room look brand new. First, a fresh coat of paint in today's trendiest colours will make a world of difference.  Consider ...
Decor trends come and decor trends go - sometimes both in the same year! Not to worry thought, here are some of the hottest home decorating trends for 2015 that will remain fashionable for years to come: 1.  Modern pastel colors - Perfect when contrasted by a bright white color, these popular pas...
Smart home sellers in Nanaimo know that staging their home for sale can help lead to a fast and successful closing. There are all kinds of professional, highly-priced home staging companies around, but the good news is that you don't have to dig into your pocket book to stage your home. Here are ...
Patio home Report North Nanaimo & Uplands                                              Spring 2015 Most real estate market reports we hear on the news pertain to the single family home market.  What about other property types such as patio homes?  Real estate transactions vary by property types a...
Many of us dream about finally being able to quit our 9 to 5 jobs by investing in rental real estate in Nanaimo. What could be easier?  You and your realtor locate a good rental property, find a good tenant, collect the rent check every month . . .  then sit back and relax. Well, if it were reall...
Today, more and more single people are buying homes than ever before. In fact, some experts estimate that over 33% of home buyers in today's market are going it alone.  While real estate can be a great investment - regardless of your marital or relationship status - there are a few things to cons...
I have been reviewing the Nanaimo Real Estate stats published by VIREB (Vancouver Island Real Estate Board). The single family home market was quiet during the month of February in comparison to the same time last year. On February 28, 2015 the average single family sale price was the same as it ...

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