I have listed a new property at 6226 MCROBB AVE in NANAIMO.
Family home in desirable North Nanaimo neighbourhood. This 4 bed, 3 bath home is sure to please. Boasting just over 2000 sq ft of living space, you will feel at home the moment you walk in. The open concept living/dining area soaks in lots of natural light from the skylights. Enjoy the ability to watch over the little ones in the family room while cooking dinner at the same time! A fourth bedroom, 2 piece bath, and laundry completes the first floor. Upstairs you will find two spacious bedrooms plus the large master suite complete with ensuite, walk in closet, and private rear deck with ocean views.The home operates off an efficient heat pump and also has a gas fireplace for additional warmth. The double garage, heated crawlspace, fully fenced yard, rv parking, and beautiful landscaping top this home off. Close to schools, shopping, recreation, and bus service, this home won't last long. All measurements are approx. and should be verified if important.
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I have listed a new property at 8040 MUSGRAVE STREET in CROFTON.
Great income potential! Here's your opportunity to get into the market with enough room for your family to live plus the benefit of suite income for under $350,000! The home offers 4 bedrooms and 2 baths in the main living area plus a 1 bedroom suite that has just been brought up to authorized status. Most recently the suite was rented out for $950 per month inclusive. Upstairs you will find 3 bedrooms, an open floor plan plus a deck that takes advantage of the expansive ocean views. Downstairs has an additional bedroom with its own ensuite. The self contained suite has a large bedroom with adjoining ensuite. The backyard is fully fenced with a large workshop as well. The property backs onto greenspace which leads up to Crofton lake. Sitting on a dead end street and close to school, recreation, the ocean, and more, this opportunity certainly won't last. Easy to show and quick possession available. All measurements are approximate and should be verified if deemed important.
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I have listed a new property at 5451 BAYSHORE DRIVE in NANAIMO.
This beautiful home nestled on .41 of an acre is sure to please. Offering 4 bedrooms including a large master suite, 3 baths, oversized garage plus more, it checks all the boxes. The kitchen is completely custom built with hand milled hickory cabinets, granite countertops and Jenair appliances. The home has benefited from many recent upgrades including new windows and sliding glass doors, a newer roof, ductless heat pump, custom woodwork throughout, gas fireplace insert and BBQ fitting, plus more. The backyard is a gardener's dream offering several planter boxes including a hot frame with lids. There is a 10 station sprinkler system in place throughout the property that auto adjusts for rain plus a green house that is wired, and plumbed. Finish the home off with beautiful ocean views, plenty of room for parking and a very desirable neighbourhood and you truly have you own slice of paradise. All measurements are deemed accurate but should be verified if deemed important.
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Please visit our Open House at 6181 WATERBURY ROAD in NANAIMO.
Open House on Sunday, July 9, 2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Priced sharply, this classic rancher presents large living space all on one level. Offering an abundance of room including 3 large bedrooms, formal living and dining area plus a lovely breakfast nook and adjoining family room, you won't feel cramped. The flowing layout combined with the skylights and large windows help to bring lots of natural light into the home. There is more than enough room for entertaining guests either in home or on the large covered rear patio. The entire yard has been converted from grass to gravel in order to keep maintenance down. The mature cedar hedges surrounding the backyard provide lots of privacy to enjoy. The double garage offers plenty of parking space as well as a workbench for all your tools. This home is situated in a great neighbourhood that's within walking distance to many amenities including schools, shopping, and parks. All measurements are approximate and should be verified if deemed important.
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I have listed a new property at 6181 WATERBURY ROAD in NANAIMO.
Introducing 6181 Waterbury Road. Priced sharply, this classic rancher presents large living space all on one level. Offering an abundance of room including 3 large bedrooms, formal living and dining area plus a lovely breakfast nook and adjoining family room, you won't feel cramped. The flowing layout combined with the skylights and large windows help to bring lots of natural light into the home. There is more than enough room for entertaining guests either in home or on the large covered rear patio. The entire yard has been converted from grass to gravel in order to keep maintenance down. The mature cedar hedges surrounding the backyard provide lots of privacy to enjoy. The double garage offers plenty of parking space as well as a workbench for all your tools. This home is situated in a great neighbourhood that's within walking distance to many amenities including schools, shopping, and parks. All measurements are approximate and should be verified if deemed important.
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I have listed a new property at 1669 CENTENNARY DRIVE in NANAIMO.
This custom built home offers everything a family could need. 3 bedrooms upstairs on the main floor plus a den downstairs as you enter the home. The home utilizes natural gas for primary heating, hot water, and fireplace. Beautiful hardwood floors run through the main living space coupled up with durable vinyl and carpet. The 2 bedroom unauthorized suite could easily be made legal or simply left for teenagers to use. The suite is completely above ground which allows plenty of light in making it a desirable rental space. In addition to the living area, we have a large double garage plus bonus workshop area around back. A big deck leading off the dining area is ideal for entertaining. It looks down into the large level backyard which is full of fruit trees and grass area. Rv parking is plentiful as well. The large sideyard can be kept with the property or subdivided off - ask for details. All data & measurements are approximate & must be verified if fundamental.
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Please visit our Open House at 1669 CENTENNARY DRIVE in NANAIMO.
Open House on Saturday, June 17, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
This custom built home offers everything a family could need. 3 bedrooms upstairs on the main floor plus a den downstairs as you enter the home. The home utilizes natural gas for primary heating, hot water, and fireplace. Beautiful hardwood floors run through the main living space coupled up with durable vinyl and carpet. The 2 bedroom unauthorized suite could easily be made legal or simply left for teenagers to use. The suite is completely above ground which allows plenty of light in making it a desirable rental space. In addition to the living area, we have a large double garage plus bonus workshop area around back. A big deck leading off the dining area is ideal for entertaining. It looks down into the large level backyard which is full of fruit trees and grass area. Rv parking is plentiful as well. The large sideyard can be kept with the property or subdivided off - ask for details. All data & measurements are approximate & must be verified if fundamental.
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Well spring hasn't even sprung yet but we are seeing the market take off already. Sales are up, average prices are up and inventory remains low. Despite all the white stuff that we have had to contend with this winter it hasn't seemed to slow down business. Areas of most activity continue to be the north end of Nanaimo but the south end has quicky caught fire. In January, South Nanaimo outsold all other sub areas in single family homes. Being one of the last affordable neighbourhoods in Nanaimo we have seen continual growth over the past 18 months. Average prices have now surpassed $400,000 which marks history for the area that used to be called Scarewood! With neighbourhoods turning over, new business moving in and many amenities nearby, buyers are starting to see the value.  New construction has now crossed over the $500,000 threshhold which is leaving buyers scrambling to try and find the last remaining deals in Nanaimo. I have helped several buyers over the past couple months get into homes without having to break the bank but these opportunities are starting to become more and more scarce. If you have intererst in becoming a home owner while prices are still somewhat affordable then contact me today. I'm always happy to help and almost always available. Feel free to contact me anytime.

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Well it's been almost 2 weeks since I made the last post where I spoke about the spring market and how it shows up earlier than people think. The most recent listing of mine that hit the market last Thursday had immediate requests. To date we have had approximately 20 showings. I will be presenting all offers from those showings this evening to my clients. The primary reason this has occurred is because my client's home was one of very few available in all of Nanaimo for under $350,000. Once March and April show up that simply won't be the case anymore. Taking advantage of this opportunity is going to pay immediate dividends to anyone interested. If you would like your home to generate this same kind of attention then don't wait months. Contact me today for more information and a free appraisal. 

 

Richard

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I have listed a new property at 4003 ROSS ROAD in NANAIMO.
Priced attractively, this 4 bed, 2 bath home has benefited from many recent upgrades which include new windows, roof, exterior siding, flooring, bathrooms, plus more! The floor plan offers 3 beds on the main floor plus an additional bedroom downstairs which could be kept with the home or turned into a suite for added income. There's a large rec room downstairs that can be perfect for children to play in or used as an entertaining space for bigger gatherings. There is also a workshop attached to the back of the home. Enjoy Sitting out on the recently refinished back deck and enjoy nature! Backing onto Trillium Park, you get to enjoy peace and tranquillity as well as plenty of southern exposure. The backyard is tiered and low maintenance as well. Close to all forms of schooling, bus service, shopping, recreation, and more this home is ready for it's new owners! Please contact Richard today for showings. All measurements are approximate and should be verified if deemed important.
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It's been a long time since I've blogged on here. It's amazing how work and life get in the way! Today I wanted to speak about the spring market for a moment. Every year when speaking with sellers I get the same story. "We are going to wait until March or April before listing." Let me tell you for a moment why that isn't always the best outlook.

 

First off, there are always buyers in the market. Due to job relocation, growing families, death and divorce, there are always people looking. Add investors and foreign buyers into this mix and you can see how quickly the market can be congested. Now everyone seems to think that you have to wait for the flowers to bloom and the grass to be freshly cut in order to get the most money for their home. In reality though this isn't true.

 

I looked on the local MLS system just the other day for any homes in Nanaimo under $425,000 that had 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Now we know that the market has been booming but most buyers are still looking in this price range. I found a total of 15 homes in all of Nanaimo that met these needs. This list of homes stretched as far north as Lantzville and as far south as Cassidy.

 

If you were to put your home online tomorrow you might only have 1-2 comparable homes to yours in all of Nanaimo! Come spring time you will have considerably more competition. This translates into your house having to stand out over the competition in order to sell faster. Get the idea? Supply and demand is what drives prices. 

 

If you still wish to wait until the flowers bloom then so be it but if anything of what I just said made sense then please feel free to contact me today for a free assessment of your situation. I belive in educating people so that they have a better understanding of the market and how it can affect them.

 

I hope to hear from you and as always, Have a great day!

 

Richard

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I have listed a new property at 950B 2ND AVE in LADYSMITH.
Here's your chance to own a bright & open, half duplex with lovely ocean views. This home truly has a great layout! Starting with the large double garage, bonus storage room and crawlspace downstairs, all your storage needs will be met. Upon heading up to the main living area you will be welcomed by an open floor plan which takes advantage of the wonderful harbour views. A grand living/dining area sits just off the kitchen and there's even a bonus den/guest area adjoining. A 2 piece powder room finishes this floor off. Upstairs offers 3 large bedrooms including the master with its own 4 piece ensuite and walk in closet. As an added touch the laundry is also upstairs. Moving outside you will note that the backyard is tiered and offers privacy as well as a super low maintenance yard. The backyard is also fully fenced so dogs will have an area to play. Close to schools, shopping, and more, hurry before it's gone! All measurements are approx. and should be verified if important.
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I have sold a property at 570 WEBER STREET in NANAIMO.
This home has been completely updated! Some renovations include: custom oak stairs, newly renovated kitchen with maple cabinets crown molding and tile flooring, updated bathrooms, newer efficient furnace,a fibreglass topped deck with new railings, an enclosed lockable carport, new windows throughout, newer siding, paint, plus more! The main living is open and bright thanks to a number of skylights that bring in lots of natural light. The back deck is large and ideal for entertaining friends and family. Stairs lead down into the backyard which is fully fenced and also has a newly built secured storage shed. There's even a workshop under the deck! The suite is easily rentable as the home isn't far from the university. If you are looking for a family home in a great location that's move in ready then look no further. Close to all levels of schooling, recreation and bus service, this home offers it all! All measurements are approximate and should be verified if deemed important.
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I have sold a property at 1621 MACMILLAN ROAD in NANAIMO.
Here's your opportunity to own a newly renovated home on over a half acre in desirable Cedar! Boasting more than 2600 square feet of living space plus a large level backyard, workshop, and garage, this home has everything a family could need! In 2011, a large addition was added to the home. The entire upstairs has been designed as a massive master bedroom getaway! It offers over 600 square feet of living space including a large ensuite, walk in closet, and even a sitting area to relax in! Downstairs you will find 3 bedrooms, a bright and updated kitchen, ideal office area, plus lots of extra living space. The backyard is fenced in and has a chicken coop, dog run area, plus lots of flat grassed land. There is plenty of room for rv parking as well. Only 10 minutes to downtown Nanaimo & close to schools, shopping, outdoor recreation, the ferries, the airport and more, this home should not be overlooked! Hurry before it's gone. All meas are approx and should be verified if important.
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I have sold a property at 2617 WILLOW GROUSE CRES in NANAIMO.
Hurry before it's gone! This large 6 bedroom, 3 bath home has plenty of room for the growing family plus the additional income potential from the 2 bedroom suite downstairs. This home offers 4 large bedrooms in the main home - 3 up & 1 down. The kitchen is spacious and open. The dining rooms offers plenty of space for big family meals and leads into the living room. A large covered deck is easily accessed from the dining room and can be utilized year round. Some of the updates over the years include newer hardwood flooring and vinyl windows. The suite has two big bedrooms and also has its own laundry. Sitting on .27 of an acre the backyard is expansive and fully fenced. There is plenty of RV parking as well. Close to schools, bus transportation, and shopping, this home has it all. Please contact Richard for more details. All measurements are approximate and should be verified if deemed important.
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I have sold a property at 1709 ROBERT STREET in CROFTON.
This beautiful home has everything a family could need! Nestled in the quiet town of Crofton, this 5 bed, 3 bath home offers 3 large bedrooms up as well as 2 full baths including an ensuite. Upstairs flooring is newer and consists of tile and hardwood throughout making it easy to clean up after children's messes. A large bright kitchen offers its own eating nook and the open living/dining area is perfect for entertaining in. Downstairs are 2 more large bedrooms and an open floor plan with kitchen that could easily be used as a suite or simply kept as part of the home for larger families. Heated by an efficient natural gas furnace and fireplace you will save big money on hydro! The yard has recently been transformed to include new fencing, retaining walls, a rock wall, landscaping, top soil, plus more! There is a large double garage and also rv parking. Only 10-15 mins from Duncan this well priced home won't last! All measurements are approx. and should be verified if important.
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Please visit our Open House at 950B 2ND AVE in LADYSMITH.
Open House on Sunday, June 26, 2016 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Here's your chance to own a bright & open, half duplex with lovely ocean views. This home truly has a great layout! Starting with the large double garage, bonus storage room and crawlspace downstairs, all your storage needs will be met. Upon heading up to the main living area you will be welcomed by an open floor plan which takes advantage of the wonderful harbour views. A grand living/dining area sits just off the kitchen and there's even a bonus den/guest area adjoining. A 2 piece powder room finishes this floor off. Upstairs offers 3 large bedrooms including the master with its own 4 piece ensuite and walk in closet. As an added touch the laundry is also upstairs. Moving outside you will note that the backyard is tiered and offers privacy as well as a super low maintenance yard. The backyard is also fully fenced so dogs will have an area to play. Close to schools, shopping, and more, hurry before it's gone! All measurements are approx. and should be verified if important.
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I have listed a new property at 570 WEBER STREET in NANAIMO.
First time on the market! This gorgeous home has benefited from many updates over the recent years. As you walk in the front door you will see updates that include new windows, kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, paint, furnace, siding, and more! The home offers 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. Included is a 1 bedroom suite downstairs. The floor plan is open and bright on each floor. The main floor leads out on the back deck which has recently been refinished and sits overtop of a large work shop area. The back yard is fenced and ideal for kids to play in. The suite is easily rentable as the home isn't far from the university. If you are looking for a family home in a great location then look no further. Close to all levels of schooling, recreation and bus service, this home offers it all! Book your viewing today before it's gone. For more information contact Richard Leischner with Royal Lepage at 250-739-1730. All measurements are approximate and should be verified if important.
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