Real Estate Market in Nanaimo, BC

As diverse as the history and the economy is here, so is the real estate market. Buying in Nanaimo provides residents with incredible views and access to the Strait of Georgia, sandy, coastal homes, and peaceful bays with marina access.

When considering what to buy in Nanaimo, buyers have numerous options. Along the outskirts of town are larger properties many that are still farmland. This is also where many new developments are springing up in Nanaimo. For more traditional housing, select properties in the historic district and downtown areas. Homes are smaller but offer more traditional features. Many homes were built in the 1970's through the 1990's. As a result, modern, stylish homes are also available in various neighborhoods within the city.

 

Home values are growing year-after-year in Nanaimo but remain affordable. The average selling price for real estate in October of 2015 was $380,054, which is about a 1% increase from the previous year. In the same month, about 380 homes were for sale, significantly lower than the 443 from the previous year. This shows the demand for real estate in Nanaimo and the surrounding areas. From single-family homes with 2 and 3 bedrooms (some of the most popular), to large, luxurious estates on spacious parcels of land, numerous options exist in this area.

 

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Homes from $400,000-$499,000

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  • #101-540 FRANKLYN STREET in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS®# 439089

    Main Photo: #101-540 FRANKLYN STREET in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS®# 439089
    $410,000
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    439089
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,007 sq. ft.
    Last unit left in Old City Nanaimo's newest residential development! Award winning development built by Ubiqon Properties, this tastefully decorated home feature quartz countertops and tile back splashes, under mount sinks, soft closing drawers and laminate flooring. This home features three bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and lots of comfy well thought out living space. Heat pumps with AC and built to energy star specs for maximum efficiency and comfort. Travelers 2-5-10 Warranty in effect. Close to all amenities. (id:2493) More details
    Listed by Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Nanaimo) and Kahl Realty Inc.
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • #420-2562 DEPARTURE BAY ROAD in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS®# 443696

    Main Photo: #420-2562 DEPARTURE BAY ROAD in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS®# 443696
    $415,900
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    443696
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,218 sq. ft.
    Resort Like Ocean View Condo in popular Departure Bay. Very attractive home and well kept, 1218 sq ft, 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, large living room over looking the ocean view in addition to 140 sq ft covered deck facing SE and overlooking the breath taking Departure Bay and perfectly landscaped grounds. High performance electric fireplace, newer appliances and hot water tank. Seascape Manor is situated on 4 acres; amenities include outdoor heated pool, hot tub, sauna, exercise area, walking distance to the beach and shopping and on a bus route. Restrictions minimum age 16 years, small pets permitted, rentals OK, current allotment filled. Strata fee $345/month. Includes secure underground parking space, designated storage with extra storage for like a motor bike, kayak or canoe. Please text or call Andrea for viewing at 250-616-4814. Take a look at a www.agentandrea.com for floor plans and more pictures. (id:2493) More details
    Listed by Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Nanaimo)
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • 4881 FAIRBROOK CRES in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS®# 444708

    Main Photo: 4881 FAIRBROOK CRES in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS®# 444708
    $423,000
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    444708
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,307 sq. ft.
    Perfect home-sweet-home to start a family or invest in your future. Three-bedroom, two-bathroom Half duplex, in attractive neighbourhood near sought-after schools. 1,300 square feet of efficient space with open living area benefits from roomy deck and single car garage. Terrific views of Mount Benson and the neighbourhood pond, that is home to a plenitude of wildlife and has a walking trail that loops the pond, so you can get your exercise in each night. Stunning hand-scraped hickory floors in the living space is accented by a mix of carpet and durable lino throughout. Beautifully landscaped with new sod and garden beds make the curb appeal attractive and little to do for you. Stainless steel appliances are only 4 years old, and the 4-piece cheater ensuite has heated tile floors, granite counters, and walk-in closets. All bedrooms are on the lower level, and the Master steps onto the back garden (perfect for hot weather). This is a wonderful home, with tons of potential for your family and your future. (id:2493) More details
    Listed by 460 Realty Inc.
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • 5526 GODFREY ROAD in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS®# 443700

    Main Photo: 5526 GODFREY ROAD in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS®# 443700
    $425,000
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    443700
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    1,194 sq. ft.
    Looking for the perfect home for your family? This 3 bedroom rancher is situated in desirable Pleasant Valley. Pleasant Valley Elementary School is within walking distance and Dover Bay Secondary is close by. Spend your summer days lazing on the beaches or out on your boat on popular Brannen Lake, which is a short walk from this property. Shopping and all other amenities are close by. The roof was replaced 7 years ago with 30 year shingles. A new ductless heat pump has recently been installed in the living room for extra comfort on the cool winter evenings, or you can 'get your cozy on' by sitting by the propane fired fireplace. There are some fabulous stained glass windows throughout the home, to add some accent to the newly painted walls. The yard is fully fenced for your family's fur baby's safety, and the exterior of the home has just had a new coat put on. Be sure to take the time to stop and smell the well established roses! (id:2493) More details
    Listed by Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • #104-5670 EDGEWATER LANE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS®# 444575

    Main Photo: #104-5670 EDGEWATER LANE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS®# 444575
    $429,900
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    444575
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,206 sq. ft.
    THORNBRIDGE at Longwood is Nanaimo's premier North end condominium development. This carefully crafted main floor unit boasts an elegantly functional interior and tastefully blended colour scheme. The kitchen is cleverly designed to maximize every inch of space while providing the utmost in modern conveniences - maple Shaker-style cabinets, granite counter tops, a space-saving pantry and breakfast nook. Kitchen and laundry appliances are included. The living room includes a cozy electric fireplace and access to the spacious, private garden patio. The master suite includes a 3-piece ensuite with a walk-in shower and a walk-in closet. A 2nd bedroom and den provides ample additional space. A 4-piece bathroom and laundry room completes the home. Eco friendly touches include energy efficient baseboard heaters and low-flush toilets. Comprehensive security features include well-lit landscaped grounds, paved walkways, a secure entry system at the main lobby, secure underground parking & storage lockers, smoke and heat detectors as well as sprinkler systems. Thornbridge is an adult oriented community and an oasis of calm. It sits among 50 acres of landscaped grounds, nature trails and lovingly manicured gardens set around a tranquil pond and overlooked by the Longwood Clubhouse - the perfect spot to join friends. Longwood is next door to the retail shops and services of Longwood Station and conveniently located close to all of the other popular North end amenities. Welcome Home to Thornbridge! All information including measurements are from sources which we believe to be reliable but should be verified if important. (id:2493) More details
    Listed by Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • #316-2562 DEPARTURE BAY ROAD in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS®# 444626

    Main Photo: #316-2562 DEPARTURE BAY ROAD in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS®# 444626
    $429,900
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    444626
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,208 sq. ft.
    Resort like setting condo is unique opportunity to own one of the best views of the ocean while relaxing on your own, wind free, private patio while enjoying a glass of wine. You can be swept away with the vivid sunsets, and enjoying the natural beauty and wildlife of Departure Bay. Elegantly designed, with adult sophistication in mind, are two bedrooms and two bathrooms. High end kitchen appliances, new lighting, paint and flooring. Custom millwork including crown moulding, wainscotting and newly renovated master bathroom. There is a formal dining room and features a stone fireplace. You are steps away from the swimming pool with ocean and New Castle Island views. Also on site is an indoor hot tub, sauna and workout area. Seascape Manor sits on four acres of manicured and meticulously maintained grounds. Departure Bay public park and beach is in walking distance. This is the perfect location for summer and beach activities. Dining, shopping, bus route, and golf activities. Small pets and cat allowed. Designated underground parking and storage. Please contact Andrea via text or call for viewing at 2506164814. Check out website for floor plan and before /after pictures. Andrea Paris Real Estate licensed Realtor at Pemberton Holmes Est 1887 (id:2493) More details
    Listed by Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Nanaimo)
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • #3-5706 TURNER ROAD in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS®# 444870

    Main Photo: #3-5706 TURNER ROAD in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS®# 444870
    $439,000
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    444870
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,432 sq. ft.
    Welcome to Parkwood Estates. This beautiful 3 level Townhome is only 3 years young. As you enter the home from your fully fenced and gated yard, you will be welcomed by a beautiful open concept kitchen, living room, dining room and powder room with 9 foot ceilings and large balcony. Upstairs you will find 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 more, 4 piece bathrooms, laundry area and another balcony with an Ocean view. The lower level of the home has a massive over sized 28'10 deep double vehicle garage. There is so much space that there is even room to create a playroom for the kids or a gym or work shop for the adults! The lovely finishings in home include, laminate, carpet, pendant lighting and undermount lighting in the kitchen, lots of big bright windows, and lovely window coverings. Pets and Rentals are ok. You couldn't ask for a better location! Close to schools, shopping, transit and Nanaimo's beautiful Oliver Woods Park and Community Centre. Call us today to view! All measurements are approximate and should be verified if important (id:2493) More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Of Nanaimo
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • 2308 GOLDEN MEADOWS CRES in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS®# 444848

    Main Photo: 2308 GOLDEN MEADOWS CRES in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS®# 444848
    $439,900
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    444848
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,993 sq. ft.
    Here is a fantastic family home located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac on a property that is over 1/3 of an acre. The two story layout has living on the main level with two bedrooms and a den upstairs. There is potential to add a kitchen on the upper floor for extra income. There are updated vinyl windows, raised panel interior doors and a modern white kitchen with direct access to the yard. The property is very usable with potential for a large shop or extra space for your toys. This is a great area of town that is walking distance to the elementary school and Diver Lake with walking trails, fishing, tennis and sports fields. Data and measurements are approximate. Must be verified if important. (id:2493) More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Of Nanaimo
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • 365 SHEPHERD AVE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS®# 444405

    Main Photo: 365 SHEPHERD AVE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS®# 444405
    $499,000
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    444405
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,860 sq. ft.
    Bring your flock to this lovely family home on Shepherd Avenue in the University District. Built in 1999, this well kept 5 bedroom. 2 bath home features 3 bedrooms up with a separate entry 2 bedroom suite on the ground floor. Alley access to the rear of the level and fully useable 43x123 ft property allows for easy construction of a detached shop or carriage home. Low maintenance vinyl exterior with thermo windows and an upgraded Pioneer woodstove to keep you toasty warm in the winter time. 2015 hot water tank and lots of room for RV or boat parking. Located in between downtown and the University, this property is close to all levels of schools with ferries, float planes and extensive recreation just blocks away. Don't miss this solid family home, call today. All into and measurements approximate, buyer to verify. (id:2493) More details
    Listed by One Percent Realty Ltd.(Dunc)
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • 1639/1641 SHERIFF WAY in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS®# 442937

    Main Photo: 1639/1641 SHERIFF WAY in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS®# 442937
    $499,900
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    442937
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    2,838 sq. ft.
    Side by side duplex in Sherwood Forest. Classic 2-storey design with large bedrooms and laundry up. Downstairs boasts a very large kitchen and living room with fireplaces. Each side has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Homes are located on a fairly large sloping lot which is easy to maintain. Tenants are long term and wish to stay. This could be an excellent investment opportunity. Each side has a separate hydro meter and tenants pay their own utility bills. Measurements are approximate, please verify if important. (id:2493) More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Of Nanaimo
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • 2065 LAKESIDE DRIVE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS®# 444800

    Main Photo: 2065 LAKESIDE DRIVE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS®# 444800
    $499,900
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    444800
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,385 sq. ft.
    If you are seeking a comfortable, tastefully finished rancher with a functional layout, look no further! This welcoming 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,385 sqft rancher is ideally situated in the Cinnabar Valley, a handful of minutes from all amenities offered in the Southgate Mall and a short drive from shopping, dining, and entertainment venues in downtown Nanaimo. The large 0.45-acre lot features stunning valley views, mature landscaping with a treed backdrop for privacy and an abundance of green space for children and pets to play. At the rear of the property, the deck is the ideal venue for entertaining while the hot tub provides the perfect place to unwind at the end of a long day. The attached double garage and shed offer plenty of room for all your toys while the additional parking is perfect for your RV or boat. Upon entering the home you will appreciate the functional open concept layout with the comfortable living room featuring a large view window and a fireplace for cooler evenings, flowing into the contemporary kitchen with a corner sink, stainless steel appliances, ample cabinet space for all the chef's equipment, and a solid surface island complete with an eating area and a handy single basin sink. The dining space, located off the kitchen, is spacious and would comfortably seat a large gathering whilst also providing access to the laundry room and rear deck. The master features a 3-piece ensuite with a door leading to the rear deck, while two further bedrooms plus an updated 4-piece family bath round off this home. Well maintained and tastefully finished, this is a rare opportunity to acquire a comfortable, attractively priced, move-in ready rancher in desirable Cinnabar Valley. Data and measurements are provided by Proper Measure and the Property Report and should be verified if important. (id:2493) More details
    Listed by Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • 2503 QUILL DRIVE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS®# 444686

    Main Photo: 2503 QUILL DRIVE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS®# 444686
    $499,900
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    444686
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,693 sq. ft.
    Move in and be the first to enjoy all the great features in this 1693 sq ft brand new home. Value packed, this home is centrally located and is walking distance to Coal Tyee Elementary, on a bus route and close proximity to many parks and walking trails. Inside, you will love the open and airy flow of the living room, dining and kitchen. The dining area has sliding glass doors opening up onto a covered patio area, perfect for bbq and a bistro set. The spacious kitchen comes tailored with ample counter & cabinet space, a large pantry and beautiful quartz counter tops and is roughed in for either a gas or electric stove. The living area comes with a cozy gas fireplace and the home is heated with a forced air gas heating system. Upstairs are three large bedrooms including the spacious master with a walk in closet and a 3 piece ensuite. Completing the upstairs is a 4 piece main bath and laundry. All measurements are approximate and should be verified if important. For more information visit www.IslandHomeGroup.com or call 250-585-2601 to schedule a viewing. (id:2493) More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Of Nanaimo
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • 2474 NADELY CRES in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS®# 444839

    Open House on Sunday, August 19, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Open House on Sunday, August 19, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Main Photo: 2474 NADELY CRES in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS®# 444839
    • Spotless 2 storey and a manicured yard
    • Sunken living area adds to a nice open feel
    • Separate dining area space for the hutch
    • Nice functional kitchen brigthened with skylight
    • Family room off the kitchen
    • 16ft master bdrm (up) with den and 3 pce ensuite
    • Picture perfect back yard is all fenced
    • Excellent RV parking is over 80 ft
    • Covered RV parking with room for a motorhome
    • Step in from the front door
    • The layout is a nice break from "the usual"
    • Skylights and a gas fireplace in family room
    • Bedroom 2 down
    • Bedroom 1 down
    • Main floor bathroom
    • Laundry room is handy but nicely tucked away
    • top of the stairs to master bdrm
    • Mbdrm on upper floor with den, walk-in closet
    • 3 pce ensuite off master bdrm
    • 3 pce ensuite bathroom
    • Den off master bdrm was previously a deck
    • Mbdrm is nicely separted from the rest of house
    • 20ft sundeck overlooks a perfect back yard
    • Covered BBQ area just off the kitchen
    • Garden, garden shed, workshop
    • A perfect spot for Bocce or Croquette
    • RV carport
    • Workshop has concrete floor and power
    • Dbl garage needs some adjustments to take 2 cars
    • Previous owner had finished living space in garage
    • A sunshade keeps the kitchen cool
    $500,000
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    444839
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,851 sq. ft.
    A delightful & tidy two storey .. just 2 short blocks to Coal Tyee school in a quiet Divers Lake neighbourhood. Very nicely maintained by the current owner of over 23 yrs this exceptional offering may be the right home for you if you're trying to take a break from those regular basement homes. Two bdrms on the main with sunken living area & adjacent dining with a main floor family room (with gas F/P) off the functional kitchen & easy access to the 20 ft sundeck with covered BBQ area. Main floor bathroom hides the laundry room, convenient yet out of sight. Upstairs features a 2nd full bathroom off the 16ft master bdrm ... complete with separate den & walk in closet. Outside enjoys some of the best RV parking (80ft or more).. complete with 30ft covered motor-home carport. The easy care yard is meticulously maintained .. and its fully fenced in the back yard with garden shed, a 9 x 7 workshop on cement with power plus a quality Erickson roof with 5 skylites crowning the top (all were replaced with the roof). Seller states hot water tank was replaced just a couple of years ago plus a 2nd (small) hot water tank was added near the kitchen so you don't have to await the hot water delivery. You'll be hard pressed to find fault with this home. Open house SaturdayAugust 18th 1:00-3:00 & Sunday August 19th, 10:30-12:30. Seller intends to review any offers on Monday August 20th. (id:2493) More details
    Listed by Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
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