NANAIMO

Cell: 250-802-5899 |

Buying Your New Home

Let me help you every step of the way with your new home purchase. When purchasing a home, you are faced with a multitude of decisions! The primary one is whether you are actually prepared to purchase a home. Locating the perfect home is not always an easy task, and obtaining a mortgage loan can be a complex and tiring process. Although, once you have determined that you are ready to move forward with the required effort towards your home-purchasing goal, the rewards are unquestionable.

 

I will make the process of purchasing a home easier, more enjoyable, less time-consuming, and less expensive than if you undertook this challenge on your own. I will help you prepare so that sellers perceive you as a preferred buyer, help you locate and assess properties for sale that match your specifications, and help you through the myriad of details attending the actual purchase.

 

I am always familiar with the current homes on the market, and I know neighborhood values well, so I can help you determine which properties are fairly-priced and in good condition before you start your search.

Your First Step

Your first step to buying a home is to first ask yourself why you want to buy a home: to stop paying rent? To start building equity? To have a place of your own? To raise a family? To entertain business associates? To move up to a bigger house? Next, list what kind of home you'd like and where you would like to be. Be specific. Separate the "must haves" from the "want to haves."

 

Think of yourself as zeroing in on a target, going from the general to the specific. Consider area (city, suburban neighborhood, country); community (north, south, east, or west side); neighborhood (older and settled or sparkling new; a particular school zone; recreational facilities; and other community services such as transportation, day care, library, stores, entertainment). Ask yourself how many minutes you are willing to commute to work.

 

Think about home styles. How much space do you need? Does your situation require a one-level home, or are stairs acceptable? Consider size and kind of property. Do you want a newer home, or maybe an older one to fix up? Someday you or your heirs will want to sell. Consider how long you expect to live in this particular home.

Your Next Step: Loan Pre-Qualification

Once you have addressed the above needs, your next step in the purchasing process is to get pre-qualified with a mortgage company. This can be done over the phone or even online in a matter of minutes.

 

Call me and I will refer you to a mortgage professional that has an excellent reputation and track record for successfully acquiring loan approval for his/her clients.

I Will Find The Right Homes For You

Once you've been pre-qualified and know what price range you want to stay in, I can help you determine which properties fit your needs by using the (MLS) Multiple Listing Service system to locate them.

 

I have the best possible resources and communication systems available today to help you locate the homes on the market that match your specifications. You can even search my listings here at my website.

I Will Help You Every Step Of The Way

I will help you complete your financing and inspections, and close on the transaction. My top priority is to make sure that your home buying experience is pleasant, cost-efficient, and successful.

Mortgage Calculator


1-5/44
  • 545 7TH STREET in NANAIMO: Z4 South Nanaimo House for sale (Zone 4 - Nanaimo) : MLS®# 446649

    Main Photo: 545 7TH STREET in NANAIMO: Z4 South Nanaimo House for sale (Zone 4 - Nanaimo)  : MLS®# 446649
    $409,000
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    446649
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    996 sq. ft.
    Don't miss this best buy character home located just steps from schools, VIU, parks, the newest grocery store in town. Come see this beautifully updated home with detached shop and lane way access for future carriage home consideration. The home features 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom on a large, flat 63X128 ft property. Fully fenced yard with a detached 12x20 workshop out back and mature grape vines. Extensive updates to this home include new windows, new siding, new flooring throughout, new kitchen, new bathroom, new electrical, new 130+ sqft deck at the rear, new fencing with gates and more. Too much to list. Close to downtown for restaurants, music, arts as well as ferries and floatplanes. Say no to strata fees and make this property yours today. Don't delay - this could be your new home! All info and measurements approximate; buyer to verify. More details
    JOE SQUIRE
  • 2470 YORK CRES in NANAIMO: Z4 Diver Lake House for sale (Zone 4 - Nanaimo) : MLS®# 447930

    Main Photo: 2470 YORK CRES in NANAIMO: Z4 Diver Lake House for sale (Zone 4 - Nanaimo)  : MLS®# 447930
    $454,900
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    447930
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,813 sq. ft.
    Welcome home to this lovely 3 year old 3 bed, 3 bath family home in the Diver Lake area. Step into this bright open plan home and enjoy the spacious feeling of over - height ceilings and huge windows. Cosy warm gas fireplace in the living room with a separate dining area at the rear overlooking the fenced backyard area, Deluxe upgraded kitchen features sleek quartz counters with an island for snacking and socializing. Upstairs you'll find 3 bedrooms and a den area ideal for office/play area flex space. Enjoy the peaceful master bedroom with walk through closet and ensuite. This detached home has a monthly fee that covers water, weekly garbage, landscaping, home structure insurance, and gardening, Pet friendly yard also has a gas BBQ hook up. Buy with confidence, this home has the balance of the new home warranty remaining. All measurements and info approximate, buyer to verify - Still available, don't delay - call today to set up a time to view this well appointed family home. More details
    JOE SQUIRE
  • 667 6TH STREET in NANAIMO: Z4 South Nanaimo House for sale (Zone 4 - Nanaimo) : MLS®# 449444

    Main Photo: 667 6TH STREET in NANAIMO: Z4 South Nanaimo House for sale (Zone 4 - Nanaimo)  : MLS®# 449444
    $475,000
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    449444
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    2,200 sq. ft.
    Nicely updated 3 bdrm plus den, 2 bath home, located on a level 11,160 sqft lot, blocks from VIU, right next to Colliery Dam. The addition of the heat pump is apparent as you walk into this full air condition home, comfortable/efficient heating & cooling all year. Owners attempt to convert this classic West Coast Design into an open concept has worked wonderfully. Opening up the kitchen to the living room and dining room is great for entertaining and floods the entire level with natural night. New laminate floors are highlighted by the freshly painted walls, 2 large rooms finish off the main level. Lower level is currently being used as a hair salon with its own separate access but could easily be converted back to large family room or possibly a separate suite. The exterior of the home has newer roof, some upgraded windows and some hardiplank siding, but not completely finished. The back patio overlooks the 20x20 detached shop, behind the shop is private, fully fended yard with access to trails. More details
    JOE SQUIRE
  • 5810 HAMMOND BAY ROAD in NANAIMO: Z4 North Nanaimo House for sale (Zone 4 - Nanaimo) : MLS®# 449890

    Main Photo: 5810 HAMMOND BAY ROAD in NANAIMO: Z4 North Nanaimo House for sale (Zone 4 - Nanaimo)  : MLS®# 449890
    $499,900
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    449890
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,967 sq. ft.
    This would be a fantastic starter home in North Nanaimo. This home has been very well kept and loved and upgraded over the years. With 4 good size bedroom and 2 spacious baths there is plenty of room for the growing family. Large living room up and a huge family/recreation room downstairs. Separate laundry. This home is located on a very large lot with mature trees and detached workshop. Close to schools, bus and shopping. Fenced backyard. Call to view today. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Ocean Pointe Realty (LD)
    JOE SQUIRE
  • 1381 DISCOVERY AVE in NANAIMO: Z4 Brechin Hill House for sale (Zone 4 - Nanaimo) : MLS®# 449894

    Main Photo: 1381 DISCOVERY AVE in NANAIMO: Z4 Brechin Hill House for sale (Zone 4 - Nanaimo)  : MLS®# 449894
    $449,800
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    449894
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,400 sq. ft.
    Brechin Hill home with suite and ocean views! Here's an excellent opportunity to own this updated home in one of the most popular neighbourhoods in Nanaimo. The main floor has a nice living room and open kitchen area, 2 good sized bedrooms and access to both front and rear decks. Downstairs offers a separate 1 bedroom authorized suite which is clean and bright. Both levels have good views of Newcastle Channel. The home has had many updates including a brand new roof, eave troughs and downspouts, new paint in and out, newer flooring, vinyl windows, extensive work in the backyard and more. The location is as convenient as it gets with shopping, pubs and restaurants all close by and you're just steps away from the walkway. For more information, please contact Joel Brittain at 250-591-4601. More details
    Listed by 460 Realty Inc.
    JOE SQUIRE
1-5/44
Listing information last updated on January 24, 2019 at 01:16 AM (UTC)