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I have listed a new property at 5047 BULLRUSH PLACE in NANAIMO.
Massive half - duplex (nearly 2000 sq ft + garage) - almost the size of a house but for a much lower price! Perfect for a growing family! 4 bedrooms/3 baths on two floors! Features include a panorama view of the pond and hiking trails behind from the rear deck and patio; a large kitchen with eating nook and dining room; a large rec room with kitchenette, a sizeable laundry room with extra space for storage; two hot water tanks; built in vacuum; and 2nd deck at front of home. Massive family room down with wet bar area. Fully fenced yard. Shows like new! Located on a quiet kid- friendly cul-de-sac and within easy walking distance to Uplands Elementary School and Nanaimo North Town Centre (Sears, Target, London Drugs, Fairway Market). Lots of parks, playgrounds, and walking trails nearby. Quick possession possible.
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I have listed a new property at 630 CHESTNUT STREET in NANAIMO.
Here's the perfect house to experience the west coast lifestyle. This character 1940's house has been Here's the perfect house to experience the west coast lifestyle. This character 1940's house has been totally updated with newer roof and windows, stainless steel appliances, refinished original hard wood floors, upgraded bathrooms and much more. Other features include a fully wired garage/ workshop, an oversized basement rec room/ media room, a beautifully landscaped lot, a large 280 sq. ft. patio, slight ocean views, and RV/boat parking. Walking distance to Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, various marinas, fishing areas, kayaking opportunities, pubs and restaurants, the seawall walkway, and both Terminal Park and Brooks Landing shopping plazas. This is the perfect house for retirees wanting a change in lifestyle, young professionals looking to move into a hip older neighborhood, or dog owners looking for a variety of places to walk their 4-legged companions. Now EnerGuide rated!
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I have listed a new property at 630 Chestnut ST in Nanaimo.

Here's the perfect house to experience the west coast lifestyle.

This character 1940's house has been totally updated with newer roof and windows, stainless steel appliances, refinished original hard wood floors, upgraded bathrooms and much more. Other features include a fully wired garage/ workshop, an oversized basement rec room/ media room, a beautifully landscaped lot, a large 280 sq. ft. patio, slight ocean views, and RV/boat parking. Walking distance to Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, various marinas, fishing areas, kayaking opportunities, pubs and restaurants, the seawall walkway, and both Terminal Park and Brooks Landing shopping plazas.

This is the perfect house for retirees wanting a change in lifestyle, young professionals looking to move into a hip older neighborhood, or dog owners looking for a variety of places to walk their 4-legged companions.

Now EnerGuide rated!

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Here is a feature story on the old 101 year old hotel I have listed in Ladysmith. I can be see lurking around in the background here and there....

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I have listed a new property at 275 NICOL STREET in NANAIMO.
Serious investors - you should be looking at this: 2 year old apartment building with 45 units only a few minutes walk to downtown Nanaimo. Great ocean views from all units on the North, South and East sides of the building. Features include ample parking, great tenants (fully rented), laundry facilities, an office manager's office, storage, and great visibility from a major road. Owner would look at partially carrying financing on the building, or partial trade for revenue or development properties on Vancouver Island or in areas of the Lower Mainland. It is rare to find an almost-new apartment building for sale - the advantage for an investor is that there will be very little building maintenance for years to come. Possible to stratify this building in future if desired. Full information package available after March 10th. Viewings can be arranged with minimum 72 hours notice. Call or email today!
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I have listed a new property at 3529 SHELBY LANE in NANOOSE BAY.
Fabulous open-concept level-entry walkout-basement home in Fairwinds - situated just above the marina! This custom built home has many features including: fabulous hard wood floors on main level; a feature gas fireplace in living room; a concrete roof (will never have to be replaced!); a heat pump for energy efficient heating and cooling; a large Master Bedroom with generous walk-in closet and 5 piece ensuite; a large family room in the basement with two oversized bedrooms, a wine cellar, and lots of storage space; beautifully landscaped/ low maintenance lot; and much more! Lots of parking. Quiet area. Walking distance to marina and water access. 2 minutes from Fairwinds Golf Course and recreation centre. 10 minutes to Red Gap for shopping. 15 minutes to Parksville. 20 minutes to Nanaimo. Great location and a very attractive price. Make an appointment to view today!
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I have listed a new property at 4078 OLD SLOPE PLACE in NANAIMO.
+++ Reduced by $60,000 +++ 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 its 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 to view today!
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I have listed a new property at 1171 BUSH STREET in NANAIMO.
Fixer-upper. This home needs a lot of updating and renovations - but is an excellent opportunity for a buyer that can do their own work. Positive attributes include a private fenced yard with access off of Townsite Rd; a level-entry walk out basement home that lends itself to adding a basement suite; spectacular views of Mt. Benson above and the Millstone River below. Roof is in good condition. Gas furnace in basement. Main floor needs cosmetic renovations, newer windows, a new deck (Please do not walk on deck). Downstairs is basically unfinished and can be reconfigured as needed by buyer . Access via Townsite Road. Tenanted - please allow 24 hours for setting up a showing.
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I have listed a new property at 422 1ST AVE in LADYSMITH.
*** REDUCED BY $70,000!*** This 100 year old hotel and pub was once the most prestigious hotels in the area when first built. Many Ladysmith residents have fond memories of activities surrounding this property over several generations. Unfortunately, the building has been largely abandoned for nearly 15 years and has fallen into a state of disrepair over time. Recent updates include a new roof in 2010 and an engineered repair of the building's alley-facing wall in 2008. Despite the building's current condition, there is ample opportunity for a developer to recondition the property into a modern hotel and pub/restaurant, office space with retail, apartments, or condos (or a combination to all of these). With almost 13,400 square feet of building and dedicated parking stalls behind - the possibilities are nearly endless. The current price reflects the condition of the property. A full information package is available from the listing realtor. Call or email for an appointment today!
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I have listed a new property at 951 HALIBURTON STREET in NANAIMO.
*** REDUCED BY $55,000 *** This building is basically a concrete shell on apremium property. Approximately 8000 sq ft cement building on .23 acre lot with ocean views. Ideal highway exposure from behind building (incl. potential for signs). Can be redeveloped into residential use (condos or apartments), mixed-use, or single family residence under current bylaws and OCP. This building has been abandoned for nearly 25 years - city and neighbours would be keen to see something happen here. Priced to sell! Make an appointment to view today!
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I have listed a new property at 425 BRUCE AVE in NANAIMO.
Perfect for first-time buyers with easy financing available. Cheaper than renting! This cute and spacious 2 bedroom home is on a large lot with a perfectly framed view of Mount Benson and Malaspina University from the rear. Lots of room to put additional rooms in the basement - or even a rec room ( but not suitable for a suite). Renovations include repair and painting of exterior , recovery of hardwood floors, new tiled bath enclosure and tiled bathroom floor. Newer kitchen appliances, new counters, backsplash, and hood fan. Newly painted interior and new kitchen floor. Fuel tank has been replaced. New driveway. Only 1 owner between when built in 1941 and 2011. Everybody that walks into this home is immediately charmed. Walking distance to Vancouver Island University, shopping, cafes, restaurants and Downtown Nanaimo. A short drive or bike ride to the Aquatic Centre or ice arena, Bowen park, and highway access. Amazing garden and large rear yard. View today!
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I have listed a new property at 212 HOWARD AVE in NANAIMO.
Are you looking for an alternative to buying a condo or mobile home. Here is a great option at an even better price! This is a small home with large rooms, fully renovated on the inside. Features include an open living room/kitchen with custom built-in shelving; a large master bedroom, a totally modernized luxury bathroom with deep soaker tub; and a large newer rear deck. The sizeable rear yard includes a ute bridge crossing a picturesque pond, several outer buildings, active gardens, and alley access to park your RV or boat. A semi-detached area includes additional storage and a wired workshop. Located across from an elementary school on a quiet area of Howard Ave. Easy walking distance to parks, schools, the swimming pool/ ice arena/ public gym, the curling rink, and Nanaimo''s downtown/Old City. Own this property for less than $900/ month (OAC). Make an appointment to view today!
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I have listed a new property at 4963 ANGUS STREET in PORT ALBERNI.
Here's an interesting opportunity to purchase the old convention centre/hotel in downtown Port Alberni. With 22 hotel rooms upstairs (could be rented out as apartments), great commercial tenants on the main floor, and an open space/former night club in basement. Amazing view from 2nd floor and up. Ample parking. Solid concrete building. There is a possibility to build up to 5 stories above/on top of this building. Information package available soon. Call today for more information!
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I have listed a new property at 6 571 BRADLEY STREET in NANAIMO.
2 bedroom + den upper floor condo in centrally located townhome complex - complete with 2 parking spaces (including a single car garage with it's own loft). Bright and spacious unit with pitched ceiling and romantic gas fireplace in living room, 2 full bathrooms, laundry area, large kitchen. Lots of storage space. End unit in adult-only complex. Pets OK. Walking distance to the sea wall, yacht club, parks, downtown Nanaimo, the Curling Club, and much more. Perfect for first-time buyers or professionals looking for a quality and spacious strata unit. Make an appointment to view today!
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I have listed a new property at 4470 BURMA ROAD in NANAIMO.
Custom built estate home on massive property. Also listed as commercial listing under # 365665. This property can be held or developed - depending on the buyer's ideas. Seller may consider trade for rental properties elsewhere in British Columbia and/or may consider partial financing to qualified candidates. The house features a stunning living room with floor to ceiling feature fireplace, and additional open living room/ dining room, a recently renovated kitchen, a comfy covered rear deck, a classic den/library with rustic wood-burning fireplace, bedrooms with pitched ceilings, and an oversized double garage. Totally private area with gated access down a long driveway. Next to Linley Valley Park on South side of lot. The house is currently rented with tenants that would like to stay or would consider purchasing home if separated from the rest of the property on sizeable lot. Ask for an info-package today!
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I have listed a new property at 4470 BURMA ROAD in NANAIMO.
Development property with some views in desirable area off Lost Lake Rd. Many other new developments nearby. This property can be held or developed - depending on the buyer's ideas. Seller may consider trade for rental properties elsewhere in British Columbia and/or may consider partial financing to qualified candidates. Can be developed into acreages, housing lots,or strata.The current house features a stunning living room with floor to ceiling feature fireplace, and additional open living room/ dining room, a recently renovated kitchen, a comfy covered rear deck, a classic den/library with rustic wood-burning fireplace, bedrooms with pitched ceilings, and an oversized double garage. Totally private area with gated access down a long driveway. Next to Linley Valley Park on South side of lot. The house is currently rented with tenants that would like to stay or would consider purchasing home if separated from the rest of the property on sizeable lot. Ask for an info-package today!
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I have listed a new property at 639 KENNEDY STREET in NANAIMO.

R14 zoned property in the Old City with a 114 year home and separate rear lot (separate title, can build up to a 4plex on, no DCCs).

Great revenue property for the right buyer. Grossing $4200/month income. Coin laundry for tenants use adds extra income.

Over $40,000 in updates recently - including new flooring, renovated bathroom, new kitchens, some new appliances, new back deck and stairs. Newer roof and furnace. Updated plumbing and wiring throughout. Newer siding, newer carpeting, and much more.

The basement features a garage and lots of storage space. The yard is fully fenced and very private with pear and hazelnut trees - and features a patio for use by the tenants. Vacancies are rare. Great tenants in place (all students).

Rental is authorized by the City of Nanaimo and 100% compliant with all fire and bylaw code. Property manager also in place.

This home is on the City of Nanaimo's "Heritage Walk" of homes in the Old City. Incredible value!

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I have listed a new property at 639 KENNEDY STREET in NANAIMO.
R14 zoned property in the Old City with a 114 year home and separate rear lot (separate title, can build up to a 4plex on, no DCCs). Great revenue property for the right buyer. Grossing $4200/month income. Coin laundry for tenants use adds extra income. Over $40,000 in updates recently - including new flooring, renovated bathroom, new kitchens, some new appliances, new back deck and stairs. Newer roof and furnace. Updated plumbing and wiring throughout. Newer siding, newer carpeting, and much more. The basement features a garage and lots of storage space. The yard is fully fenced and very private with pear and hazelnut trees - and features a patio for use by the tenants. Vacancies are rare. Great tenants in place (all students). Rental is authorized by the City of Nanaimo and 100% compliant with all fire and bylaw code. Property manager also in place. This home is on the City of Nanaimo's "Heritage Walk" of homes in the Old City. Incredible value!
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The Nanaimo market continues to see a significant increase in activity.

 

Download the latest stats here (PDF file):

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Here's an amazing photo of downtown Nanaimo taken last week by Impact. Beautiful!

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