Miss Nanaimo Ambassador 2016

Miss Nanaimo Ambassador 2016

At RE/MAX of Nanaimo, we understand that investing in our youth is important for the future. As part of our commitment to todays’ young adults, The Charlie Parker Team proudly sponsored Miss Maria Cleomotte, as a candidate in the 2016 Miss Nanaimo Ambassador competition. Miss Nanaimo Ambassador Program This year was the 70th anniversary for […]

Nanaimo Bathtub Races

Nanaimo Bathtub Races

The harbour city is gearing up to hosting the 50th Annual World Champion Bathtub Race which is part of the Nanaimo Marine Festival Thursday, July 21st – Sunday, July 24th. The race is certainly the main event, where more than 200 “tubbers” will hop into their unique rafts to complete the 36 mile course that […]

Outdoor Dog Parks and Pet Services in Nanaimo

Outdoor Dog Parks and Pet Services in Nanaimo

In Nanaimo there are many outdoor facilities and pet services with which to pamper your pooch. Below is a list of outdoor dog parks and other pet services in Nanaimo. Outdoor dog parks Beban dog park This popular dog park is a fully fenced area that features water stations and shaded areas for dogs to […]

More Reasons to Live in Nanaimo

More Reasons to Live in Nanaimo

In May of 2012, the Canadian research company Ipsos Reid did a survey about the quality of life in Nanaimo. The survey found that Nanaimo rated higher than many other cities in British Columbia. Those who live in Nanaimo feel they get a better bang for their buck in terms of tax dollars, and the […]

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!

Real Estate in Nanaimo: A Changing Landscape?

Real Estate in Nanaimo: A Changing Landscape?

Real estate in Nanaimo is shifting. The Canadian real estate market is stable and continues to attract positive attention from investors, which includes international investors and projects. Nanaimo was in a holding pattern in the last couple of years and into early 2014. Now real estate in Nanaimo is experiencing an increase in home sales and building […]