Wes Smith RE/MAX Ocean Pointe

250-758-3700
Blogs
Posts By Date
Categories
 
Please visit our Open House at 1325 KURTIS CRES in NANAIMO.
OPEN HOUSE: SUNDAY 2 - 4 PM

Newer one-level home on private quiet 5 acre property in North Cedar. First time on the market! Located on a no-thru road - this home's features include: a huge deck with panoramic ocean views, a large covered area that can be used all year, a wrap around covered porch that extends around the side to the front door, and a newer hot tub that comes with the house; a "great room" with open kitchen / living room/ dining room complete with kitchen island/ breakfast bar, couter-top stove, double ovens, freestanding wood stove, walk-in pantry, and hard wood flooring; a generously sized bedroom with walk-in closet and 5 piece ensuite (and access to the deck/hot tub).

Extra features include 9' ceilings, double-car garage, heated crawl space for extra storage, laundry room with separate sink, and heat pump. Great water!

Minutes to Cedar shopping, schools, BC Ferries, swimming holes, walking trails. South Nanaimo 5 minutes away! Make an appointment to view today!

Read Full Story
Please visit our Open House at 609 TAYLOR CRES in LADYSMITH.
OPEN HOUSE: Sunday 11:30 - 1:30

This north Ladysmith rancher is an excellent value for buyers looking for a level entry "no stairs" home. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, this well cared for home features 1700 sq ft of living space with a bonus 7' crawlspace area that can be used for a workshop or for storage (with a door access from the side of the house). The interior is newly painted and features a large open kitchen/nook/family room with skylights, plenty of track lighting, a gas range, sliding glass pocket doors, and a gas fireplace; an open living room with a feature bay window and a dining area (with hutch bump out); the oversized master bedroom includes a massive walk-in closet and a 3 piece ensuite.

Two more sizeable bedrooms, a laundry room, another bathroom, and an inviting front foyer round out this comfy home. Outside is a private back yard with a deck at the rear; in front includes a patio area and a well manicured front lawn with in-ground sprinkler.

Lots of RV/boat parking on right side. NO HST!

Read Full Story

This is a compilation of Nanaimo's most expensive homes currently FOR SALE

 

To view the list, please click HERE.

 

Post CommentComments: 0Read Full Story

I compiled a list of Nanaimo's 24 CHEAPEST Houses For Sale.

Most of these houses are pretty run down but there are a few interesting highlights - including the small but updated house at 898 TOWNSITE ROAD (More info HERE ;  Video clip HERE)

 

For the complete list, click  HERE  for the complete list!

 

 

Post CommentComments: 0Read Full Story

Owner will consider trading this property for property(s) of similar value (or multiple properties equaling similar value). Will consider homes, lots, condos, rental properties (in BC only please)

 

More info: HERE

Video:  HERE

 

 

Looking for a home for an extended family or a home with a huge triple-bay/ 200 amp garage? Everything in this house comes in XXL size! Located on a quiet no-through road near the Shaw cable building - this property features: a large open kitchen with island and breakfast bar; a living room with a pitched ceiling and wood stove; a massive family room that can fit a pool table and another full sized game (air hockey? ping pong?); a Master bedroom with walk-in closet, patio, and full ensuite; 3 more bedrooms - all with ample room; a den/ office; a room-sized pantry. A locked off area can be used for in-laws or tenants includes a kitchen, living room, two bedrooms, a 4-piece bathroom, and it's own laundry. Storage room is located under the house via side entrance. Minutes to shopping, highway, parks, and schools. On bus routes. Great property for a home based business. Quick possession possible. Make an appointment today!

 

Call or email Wes today for more information.

 

Tel: 250-758-3700

Email: smith68@shaw.ca

Post CommentComments: 0Read Full Story
Please visit our Open House at 7777 SUPERIOR ROAD in LANTZVILLE.
Open House from Sunday, October 21, 2012 to Sunday, October 21, 2012 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM High end rancher on 2.5 acres in Lantzville!

*** REDUCED BY $30,000! ****

Over $140,000 has been put into renos on this extra-large rancher on 2.5 acres! Features include a massive Great Room with combined Living-Dining-Kitchen-Eating Nook area, solid hardwood floors, pot lights throughout; a new kitchen with granite countertops, a breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, and cabinet features (incl sliding drawers and a sliding garbage tray); new floor-to-ceiling windows; fully tiled bathroom with soaker tub; sizeable master bedroom with ensuite (incl glass-enclosed shower) and closet organizer; new laundry area; a new roof; new insulation; new skylights; a fenced in patio and yard area (perfect for dogs); and a double-car garage.

Excellent water. New septic system.The property features 5 separate fenced areas (the previous owners had horses) - many fences are built with high-end plastic posts and boards.

This would make an excellent hobby/organic farm as well!

A wired/plumbed detached workshop/garage completes this country estate. Minutes to north Nanaimo shopping, beaches, golf courses. Call today to view

Read Full Story
Please visit our Open House at 6 161 SHELLY ROAD in PARKSVILLE.
Open House from Sunday, October 21, 2012 to Sunday, October 21, 2012 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM Like new. One of the best patio homes in the area. And certainly the best price!

Stunning "like new" patio home available in upscale townhome community.

This open- concept one-floor unit features a gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, a centre island with breakfast bar, ample pantry space, and tile backsplash; an eating nook with oversized east-facing windows for morning light; a large dining room that opens up to a resort-like covered rear patio; and a sizeable living room with feature fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows looking out at the landscaped rear yard that the strata maintains).

The master bedroom includes a generous walk-in closet,and an ensuite with sit down shower. A second bedroom can fit a full bedroom set and is well positioned with the 2nd bathroom. The garage includes custom built storage shelves with doors.

This development also includes a club house with regular activities. Close to shopping, walking trails in the estuary, golf courses, marinas, and recreational activities. Adult community. Pets OK. Call to view today!

Read Full Story

Here are a few of our recent sales! It's been a busy summer!

 

658 Oakwood Road, Ladysmith  $329,900

 

#1 - 2501 Labieux Rd, Nanaimo  $62,000

 

4298 Gulfview Drive, Nanaimo, $421,500

 

2801 Haliday Crescent, Nanaimo, $370,000

 

80 Thora Place, Nanaimo, $293,206

 

636 Kennedy Street, Nanaimo, $325,000

 

816 Short Avenue, Nanaimo, $110,000

 

6662 Dover Road, Nanaimo  $352,000

 

953 Virostko Cres., Nanaimo  $286,500

 

2270 Brad's Lane, Nanaimo  $425,000

 

1936 Valley Oak Drive, Nanaimo  $179,000

 

110 Finlayson Street, Nanaimo, $179,900

 

#6 - 4604 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, $190,000

 

20 Gillespie Street, Nanaimo, $255,000

 

461 Alpen Way, Nanaimo, $369,900

 

4926 Clematis Place, Nanaimo, $218,000

 

#11- 3350 Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach, $188,000

 

#24 -571 Bradley Street, Nanaimo, $226,000

 

Looking to BUY or SELL? Call me or email me today!

 

Wes Smith

RE/MAX OCEAN POINTE

Tel: 250-758-3700

Email: smith68@shaw.ca

Smile

Post CommentComments: 0Read Full Story

6342 Savary Street, Nanaimo, BC  $324,900

OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY (OCT 20) 2-4

MORE INFO: Here

Post CommentComments: 0Read Full Story
Please visit our Open House at 6 161 SHELLY ROAD in PARKSVILLE.
OPEN HOUSE: SUNDAY 2-4PM

Stunning "like new" patio home available in upscale townhome community.

This open- concept one-floor unit features a gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, a centre island with breakfast bar, ample pantry space, and tile backsplash; an eating nook with oversized east-facing windows for morning light; a large dining room that opens up to a resort-like covered rear patio; and a sizeable living room with feature fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows looking out at the landscaped rear yard that the strata maintains).

The master bedroom includes a generous walk-in closet,and an ensuite with sit down shower. A second bedroom can fit a full bedroom set and is well positioned with the 2nd bathroom. The garage includes custom built storage shelves with doors.

This development also includes a club house with regular activities. Close to shopping, walking trails in the estuary, golf courses, marinas, and recreational activities. Adult community. Pets OK. Call to view today!

Read Full Story
Please visit our Open House at 7777 SUPERIOR ROAD in LANTZVILLE.
OPEN HOUSE: SUNDAY 11:30 - 1:30

*** REDUCED BY $30,000! ****

Over $140,000 has been put into renos on this extra-large rancher on 2.5 acres! Features include a massive Great Room with combined Living-Dining-Kitchen-Eating Nook area, solid hardwood floors, pot lights throughout; a new kitchen with granite countertops, a breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, and cabinet features (incl sliding drawers and a sliding garbage tray); new floor-to-ceiling windows; fully tiled bathroom with soaker tub; sizeable master bedroom with ensuite (incl glass-enclosed shower) and closet organizer; new laundry area; a new roof; new insulation; new skylights; a fenced in patio and yard area (perfect for dogs); and a double-car garage.

Excellent water. New septic system.The property features 5 separate fenced areas (the previous owners had horses) - many fences are built with high-end plastic posts and boards.

This would make an excellent hobby/organic farm as well!

A wired/plumbed detached workshop/garage completes this country estate. Minutes to north Nanaimo shopping, beaches, golf courses. Call today to view

Read Full Story
Please visit our Open House at 5 DURHAM STREET in NANAIMO.
OPEN HOUSE: SAT 11:30 - 1:30
Best value in town for this large renovated home perfectly located between VIU and the downtown area. Features include an massive living room with feature fireplace, coved ceilings, and newer carpets; an updated kitchen retains the charm and character of the original house; an updated bathroom that has been fully tiled; two well-sized bedrooms and a third room that can be used as a den; upstairs can be used as a third bedroom or a rec room (currently a "man cave"). The basement is unfinished but could easily hold extra rooms. Lots of parking at the rear (fully paved). Includes a newer heat pump for cheap winter heating and air conditioning in summer. Close to shopping, bus routes, schools, and recreation facilities.
Read Full Story
Please visit our Open House at 6342 SAVARY STREET in NANAIMO.
OPEN HOUSE: SATURDAY 2-4PM

Perfect retirement listing!

The Terraces is an adult-oriented community located near all north-end amenities. This bright ranch-style townhouse boasts vaulted ceilings in the living room and 10' ceilings elsewhere; an open kitchen/dining/living area; a large master bedroom with his 'n her closets and full ensuite; a second bedroom that is almost the same size as the master; a double garage that can also be used as a workshop or hobby area; a covered rear patio perfect for summer lounging. Lots of storage available in multiple closets, in the garage, and in the 1290 sq ft crawl space.

New hot water tank installed April 2012. A gas fire place will keep you cozy in the winter.

Perfectly landscaped. Pets OK. Make an appointment to view today!

Read Full Story

Upgraded rear yard at my listing at 198 Bird Sanctuary Rd in Nanaimo. A new fence at the rear and some new trees has added lots of privacy. And even better, the price has been reduced!

Check out all the info at:  http://wessmith.ca/mylistings.html/details-27310768

Post CommentComments: 0Read Full Story

10 UNIT APARTMENT BUILDING in Duncan, BC

 

I seem to be on a roll this year selling revenue properties in Duncan, Nanaimo, Victoria, and Comox (so far). If you are looking for a cashflow positive revenue property, please get in touch.  Email me at smith68@shaw.ca or call me at 250-758-3700.

Post CommentComments: 0Read Full Story
Please visit our Open House at 6342 SAVARY STREET in NANAIMO.
OPEN HOUSE: MON 11:00-1:00 Oct. 7th

Perfect retirement listing!

The Terraces is an adult-oriented community located near all north-end amenities. This bright ranch-style townhouse boasts vaulted ceilings in the living room and 10' ceilings elsewhere; an open kitchen/dining/living area; a large master bedroom with his 'n her closets and full ensuite; a second bedroom that is almost the same size as the master; a double garage that can also be used as a workshop or hobby area; a covered rear patio perfect for summer lounging. Lots of storage available in multiple closets, in the garage, and in the 1290 sq ft crawl space.

New hot water tank installed April 2012. A gas fire place will keep you cozy in the winter.

Perfectly landscaped. Pets OK. Make an appointment to view today!

Read Full Story
Please visit our Open House at 6 161 SHELLY ROAD in PARKSVILLE.
OPEN HOUSE: SUNDAY, Oct 7,2012

Stunning "like new" patio home available in upscale townhome community.

This open- concept one-floor unit features a gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, a centre island with breakfast bar, ample pantry space, and tile backsplash; an eating nook with oversized east-facing windows for morning light; a large dining room that opens up to a resort-like covered rear patio; and a sizeable living room with feature fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows looking out at the landscaped rear yard that the strata maintains).

The master bedroom includes a generous walk-in closet,and an ensuite with sit down shower. A second bedroom can fit a full bedroom set and is well positioned with the 2nd bathroom. The garage includes custom built storage shelves with doors.

This development also includes a club house with regular activities. Close to shopping, walking trails in the estuary, golf courses, marinas, and recreational activities. Adult community. Pets OK. Call to view today!

Read Full Story

Nanaimo real estate sales are down 25 per cent from a year ago, but average selling prices are flat from last September.

 

Nanaimo fared better than some Island cities, according to September sales figures from the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board, based on sales made through the industry's proprietary Multiple Listing Service.

 

The number of properties sold fell 18 per cent, while average selling prices dropped five per cent across the Island north of the Malahat, the MLS data indicate.

 

The data comes after a reports of Vancouver sales down more than 30 per cent and a monthly sales drop of 5.8 per cent in August, from the Canadian Real Estate Association. CREA calls it the greatest single monthly drop for the industry since 2010.

 

A soft market means buyers can take longer to shop for the ideal property. Sellers who are serious need to spruce up their homes and price them right to get a market advantage.

VIREB past-president Jim Stewart doesn't like the term buyer's market, but said "we're in a market where you can negotiate a really good deal."

 

The average home sold in Nanaimo last month went for $361,000, less than one per cent change from a year ago. Prices rose one per cent in Parksville-Qualicum Beach, to $393,000.

 

In Cowichan Valley prices dropped 12 per cent to $315,000, while Campbell River prices dropped 10 per cent to $262,000. Port Alberni house prices dropped two per cent to $200,000. Comox Valley saw the greatest increase, up seven per cent.

 

The value of homes sold through MLS declined 25.4 per cent in B.C. to $2.6 billion in August, compared to the same month a year ago, the B.C. Real Estate Association reported.

 

A total of 5,337 residential unit sales were recorded in B.C., down 17.9 per cent from 2011. The average price was $491,145, nine per cent lower than a year ago.

 

National house sales dropped 8.9 per cent from August 2011.

 

Published: Friday, October 05, 2012/ Nanaimo Daily News

Post CommentComments: 0Read Full Story

Some REALTORS® take thelong weekend off. I get to work!  :-)  Click Read Full Story (at the bottom right) for full info.


Monday, October 8th

11:30 am-2pm  7777 Superior Road, Lantzville

Large, quiet open-concept patio home in gated community in North Nanaimo. Just reduced by $5000!

INFO   

Looking for regular Nanaimo. Vancouver Island real estate info: click here and "LIKE" our FACEBOOK real estate page.


 

Sunday, October 7th

 

11am-1pm  7777 Superior Road, Lantzville

 

High-end rancher with detached shop on 2.5 acres, fully renovated. Just reduced by $30,000! 

 

INFO   VIDEO

 

2pm- 4pm  #6, 161 Shelley Road, Parksville

 

Like new Parksville patio home. Amazing open floor plan, resort like yard and finishing, central location!

 

INFO   VIDEO


Post CommentComments: 0Read Full Story
Categories: b | BUYERS | buying | buying a home | cashflow | Commercial, Cashflow, Income, Investment | CREA, stats | diy, renovations | FIRST TIMERS | grass, lawn, real estate | investing | investment, cashflow | Kennedy House, Nanaimo, B&B, bed and breakfast, heritage | Land Banking | listings | market | market conditions, mortgage | mls, vireb, | mls® | mortg | mortgae | mortgage | mortgage, cmhc | mortgage, genworth, CMHC | mortgage, rental, real estate | most expensive | Nanaimo | Nanaimo, | nanaimo, cheapest homes | new listing, bullrush, nanaimo | news | news, mortgage, nanaimo | offers | op | Open | Open H | open house | OPEN HOUSE, VIREB | patio home | re/max, advertising, | re/max, advertising, video, | RE/MAX. market, spring, 2014 | real estate | real estate, ladysmith, hotel, TV | remax | rental | sales | sales, nanaimo, ladysmith, parksville, qualicum beach, victoria, cedar, real estate, wes smith | seller | selling a home | selling your home | selling, | Sidney Real Estate | SOLD, Real Estate, Victoria, Lantzville, Nanaimo | stats | stats, bcrea | stats, bcrea, market | stats, real estate, nanaimo, blog | strata | tips | trade, nanaimo, | trade, nanaimo, garage | UPDATES | Victoria Real Estate | video | videos, youtube, | vireb, | VIREB, sales | vireb,stats, | Z2 Comox Peninsula, Zone 2 - Comox Valley Real Estate | Z3 Duncan, Zone 3 - Duncan Real Estate | Z3 East Duncan, Zone 3 - Cowichan Valley Real Estate | Z3 East Duncan, Zone 3 - Duncan Real Estate | Z3 Ladysmith, Zone 3 - Cowichan Valley Real Estate | Z3 Ladysmith, Zone 3 - Duncan Real Estate | Z3 Lake Cowichan, Zone 3 - Cowichan Valley Real Estate | Z4 Brechin Hill, Zone 4 - Nanaimo Real Estate | Z4 Cedar, Zone 4 - Nanaimo Real Estate | Z4 Central Nanaimo, Zone 4 - Nanaimo Real Estate | Z4 Chase River, Zone 4 - Nanaimo Real Estate | Z4 Departure Bay, Zone 4 - Nanaimo Real Estate | Z4 Diver Lake, Zone 4 - Nanaimo Real Estate | Z4 Extension, Zone 4 - Nanaimo Real Estate | Z4 Lower Lantzville, Zone 4 - Nanaimo Real Estate | Z4 North Nanaimo, Zone 4 - Nanaimo Real Estate | Z4 Old City, Zone 4 - Nanaimo Real Estate | Z4 South Jingle Pot, Zone 4 - Nanaimo Real Estate | Z4 South Nanaimo, Zone 4 - Nanaimo Real Estate | Z4 University District, Zone 4 - Nanaimo Real Estate | Z4 Uplands, Zone 4 - Nanaimo Real Estate | Z4 Upper Lantzville, Zone 4 - Nanaimo Real Estate | Z5 Errington/Coombs/Hilliers, Zone 5 - Parksville/Qualicum Real Estate | Z5 Fairwinds, Zone 5 - Parksville/Qualicum Real Estate | Z5 Nanoose, Zone 5 - Parksville/Qualicum Real Estate | Z5 Parksville, Zone 5 - Parksville/Qualicum Real Estate | Z5 Qualicum North, Zone 5 - Parksville/Qualicum Real Estate | Z6 Port Alberni, Zone 6 - Port Alberni Real Estate