Is That Your Final Offer?

Is That Your Final Offer?

A home is the biggest purchase you’ll ever make in your life and it can be both exciting and extremely stressful, all at the same time. Sometimes the negotiating process can be long and drawn out, and often, it pushes you out of your comfort zone. Here are some tips for reducing the amount of […]

Ladies – Is It Better To Rent Or Own?

Ladies – Is It Better To Rent Or Own?

To rent or to own? That is the question, but what’s the answer? That’s going to depend on your personal circumstances, your finances and your needs. The benefits of a Landlord For some, renting is the best solution with no long term commitment, the Landlord looks after repairs and maintenance and if the roof needs replacing, it […]

Buying Homes with Suites

Buying Homes with Suites

In Nanaimo there are many different types of suites. Legal, authorized and unauthorized suites are all common in the Nanaimo area. A legal suite would be considered the most desirable. With legal suites, every stage of the building process is inspected by the City inspectors for confirmation it has been built to the BC Building Code, until […]

Should You Get Mortgage Pre Approved?

Should You Get Mortgage Pre Approved?

After months of late night trolling of the MLS and weekends spent visiting open houses and numerous slow drive-bys, you have decided that you want to buy a house or a condo. Mortgage rates are super affordable and, quite frankly, you’re tired of your hard earned paycheques helping your landlord build her nest egg. It’s […]

Purchase Deposit Amounts For Purchasing a New House

Purchase Deposit Amounts For Purchasing a New House

Did you know that you can buy a property for no money upfront in British Columbia? With that said, a potential real estate Buyer should not expect that a Seller will consider an offer to purchase with no deposit attached an offer worthy of serious consideration. What Seller would be willing to take their house […]

Repair Wet Crawlspaces The Right Way Part II

Repair Wet Crawlspaces The Right Way Part II

A wet crawlspace can be a big worry to homeowners and because of this, there are a lot of ideas and advice out there regarding repairs. Last month we learned about some common causes of moisture in the crawlspace and discussed some of the ways that people try to repair wet crawlspaces. Unfortunately, going about […]

International Buyers: Don’t Get Lost in Translation

International Buyers: Don’t Get Lost in Translation

(繁體中文 / 简体中文) Over the years, we have seen an upwards-growing trend in buyers coming to us internationally. It’s no surprise that there is global interest in our market – Nanaimo is a wonderful place! Much of our housing and commercial buildings are undervalued compared to the Mainland or Victoria, making them prime targets for […]

国际买家:别再被英文搞得很困惑了!

国际买家:别再被英文搞得很困惑了!

(English / 繁體中文) 在过去的几年间,我们观察到有愈来愈多的国际买家向我们寻求协助。不意外地,像纳奈莫这种适合安居乐业的城市吸引了全球新移民的目光。相较于在温哥华及维多利亚的房市,许多纳奈莫的地产及商用建筑的价值被长期低估了,这个特质使得本地房市成为了十分合适投资者的投资目标。此外,纳奈莫多元的文化内涵、和睦的社区意识、以及蓬勃发展的艺术气息更提升的该区的投资价值。 位于纳奈莫市中心、由中资持有、正在发展中的高档饭店计画正好说明了纳奈莫能提供给投资者的庞大商业价值。除了许多开发中的饭店建案、还有更多的投资者来到纳奈莫居住、工作并享受生活。  国际投资者数量的成长 我们的市场统计数据显示在 2012 到 2013 年间,由国外来到纳奈莫进行投资的人数成长了 12 %。虽然目前我们手上还有没 2014 年的数据,但可以预期的,由于本地观光产业的蓬勃发展,将会有愈来愈多的外国投资者来到纳奈莫并爱上这个地方。 文化差异 相较于加拿大,一个来自于美国的买家在协商价格、谈定条件、房产过户的时候可能不会有太「不一样」的习惯。然而,一个来自于相异文化背景的买家会因为自身固有的思维逻辑而影响了交易的进行。举例来说,一个国际买家可能在一开始的时候提出了较低的出价,因为他们认为他们会持续协商直到价格达到他们预期的目标。相反的,本地的买家会在一开始就提出接近最终成交价格的数字,只因为讨价还价在加拿大文化中并不普遍。 其他可能存在差异的像是「解除条件」(Subject Removal)。国际买家和本地买家对于验房的目的可能有不同的想法。国际买家可能认为验房的结果可做为进一步协商价钱的筹码、而本地买家单纯只把验房当作是房屋保险的认定依据。这种行为差异导因于各自的文化背景和过去经验的迥异。  我们能提供给国际买家的服务 对于所有的买家而言,有一位能充分尊重其文化内涵的地产代理人(REALTOR®) 是非常有帮助的。对于本地卖家,您也需要一位能协助你对更广大潜在市场行销您房产的经纪人。我们提供优质的翻译服务,这确保了无论是买方或是卖方的所有需求都被仔细地关注着。  不想再被英文搞得很困惑吗? 来找 Parker 团队聊聊吧!