Is Spring the Best Time to Sell?

Is Spring the Best Time to Sell?

This is a question that we get quite often and the answer is always a resounding “maybe.” Spring is a wonderful time of activity.  The flowers are out, hedges are trimmed and the power washing has been done. Birds are singing and the sun feels warmer. There is an extra sense of life in the […]

Digital Signatures: Signing Real Estate Documents Electronically

Digital Signatures: Signing Real Estate Documents Electronically

There have been many fantastic changes in technology in the real estate industry over the last number of years. The most dynamic change would possibly be digital signatures for: signing real estate documents electronically. Simplifying the contract process, reducing time, and minimizing paperwork. There are many companies that offer this service, making the sometimes difficult […]

Green Real Estate Makes More $ense

Green Real Estate Makes More $ense

Around the world individuals and businesses are making smarter environmental choices by constructing homes and buildings that are healthier for the environment, our communities and our families. This is starting to pick up close to home, and Nanaimo is no acceptation. Residential new building policies and green home initiatives are making their way into city policies and master […]

9 Reasons Coworking Spaces Work

9 Reasons Coworking Spaces Work

Traditional office spaces are becoming a thing of the past and more people are interested in coworking spaces. More then ever entrepreneurs and businesses want to be surrounded by others because of the creativity and collaboration it fosters. The Charlie Parker Real Estate Team and many of the RE/MAX agents are much the same way. With up […]

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 […]

The Gen Y Gap: 8 Things This Generation Wants

The Gen Y Gap: 8 Things This Generation Wants

Gen Y, also known as the millennials, is the fastest growing group of home buyers right now. Born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s, this group has different goals, priorities, and outlooks than previous generations. Here are eight things millennials want when they’re looking for housing: Walkability Unlike car-dependent generations past, millennials are all […]

Canadian Housing Market Report 2015

Canadian Housing Market Report 2015

Market Report 2015 Overview The Canadian House Market Report 2015, has been released by RE/MAX. Though it doesn’t give us detailed information on Nanaimo’s market, it does provide us with an overview of where we’ve been through 2014 and the direction we are heading for 2015. It’s a good idea to keep an eye on the […]

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 […]

A Home for the Holidays

A Home for the Holidays

If you have a large family, you know how stressful holidays can be. Having the ideal home for the holidays can make your entertaining far more enjoyable. Whether it’s a winter celebration or a summer-time barbecue, a large group of visitors can really put a strain on your home and your nerves. And yet we keep doing […]