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What to Look for When Viewing a Home

Conducting a walkthrough of a home can be a jarring experience. You have a wishlist, a set of expectations, and a list of red flags to avoid. Can you get everything you want? Unlikely. But, you can come pretty close. If you aren’t an experienced home builder, some common red flags might slip past you.… Read More

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Buying a Fixer-Upper: Is It Really Worth It?

Should you buy a fully finished home or put money into a fixer-upper? This is a big question for people buying property in BC.  The right renos can boost a home’s value significantly, but there are risks too. Renovations are expensive and unforeseen setbacks can cost you big.  That said, even if it doesn’t seem… Read More

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Guide to Moving to Nanaimo: What to Expect

After all the work of finding the right property and budgeting for the costs of your new home, getting ready to make your move to Vancouver Island is a cause for celebration.  There are many reasons why so many people are choosing to relocate to the Nanaimo area. Retirement, job prospects, and a relaxed West… Read More

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What to Fix Before Selling Your Home

Keeping your home in good condition can feel like a full time job. Unless you have plenty of time on your hands, it’s difficult to repair everything that you need to. When you are thinking about selling your home, you may have to make some tough decisions about what gets fixed first. In the red… Read More

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The Real Costs of Buying a Home

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you will ever make. In British Columbia, the red hot real estate market means that this decision is even more important. Whether you are in the market for an investment property or a permanent island getaway, you will want to ensure that you understand the… Read More

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Nanaimo Real Estate Market Q4 2021 Guide

It’s a very interesting time to be working in the real estate industry on Vancouver Island.  Island residents have been getting used to the idea that this peaceful West Coast region is in demand since before the COVID-19 pandemic, but real estate is becoming even more of a hot commodity as the market continues to… Read More

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Renovate Your Landscape

A well-landscaped property can add 20% to your home’s value, and has an average return of 100-200% at the time of sale. Even if you’re not thinking of selling now, summer is a great time to spruce up your landscape and make it a place you enjoy spending time. Keep your yard in top shape… Read More

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Benefits of Reduced Debt

If you’ve set a goal to pay down your debt this year, you’re not alone. According to a recent study, more than half of Canadians have set a goal to pay off debt in 2018. Strategically reducing or paying off debt benefits your finances tremendously, but can positively impact other areas of your life as… Read More

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Hire the Right Contractor

Hiring a contractor can be stressful, especially if you’re planning a major renovation. Use the following guidelines to help you hire the right person for your next home project. These tips also apply if you’re hiring a tradesperson or service professional to tackle any project around the home. Get referrals. Ask your family, friends and… Read More

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How to Boost Curb Appeal

If you’re thinking of selling this year, I would be happy to help you decide which of these projects would net the best value. Even if you’re not planning to sell any time soon, updating and maintaining your home regularly shows you take pride in owning it. Wash the exterior. Over the years, dirt, grime and… Read More

Contact Jeff King, Realtor®

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To contact Jeff King directly to discuss your real estate needs, please do one of the following:

Phone me at 250-751-4902
Email me using the form to the right

If you prefer regular mail, you can send me your letter mail in care of the Sutton Group – West Coast Realty address below.

Sutton West Coast Realty

604 – 5800 Turner Road
Nanaimo BC V9T 6J4

Office phone: 250-756-2112
Office fax: 250-756-9144