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.
"Family" is the key word here: a spacious, modern family home in the desirable family-oriented Rocky Point subdivision, a short walk from the respected Frank J Ney and Hammond Bay Elementary Schools and just a bike or bus ride to Dover Bay Secondary - and with a self-contained 2-bedroom suite to provide significant rental income. Neck Point and Pipers Lagoon Parks are close by, and Woodgrove Mall is a 10-minute drive away. The open plan upper floor, with its expansive living/dining room and kitchen/eating nook, makes the most of the south facing view across the valley. Elegant California shutters and A/C temper the warmth of the summer sun while the heat pump provides winter comfort. Three bedrooms (the master bedroom has a well-appointed ensuite and large walk-in closet), family bathroom and private deck complete this floor. The ground floor features a further family room, third bathroom, laundry and double garage, as well as the suite with kitchen area ready plumbed and wired. (id:2493)More details
Listed by Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty (PBO)
Stunning ocean view family home with suite in Sherwood Forrest. With a stunning view of Newcastle Island, Jesse Island and Departure Bay, you can fully appreciate the best of the Island Lifestyle from the covered deck or from the roomy breakfast bar in the kitchen. The master bedroom shares this stunning view and the barrier-free ensuite shower has a spa feel thanks to the inlaid river rock and tile. Hosting is easy with the large dining room leading into the living room with cozy wood fireplace. With two additional bedrooms upstairs, this family friendly floor plan makes single-level living easy. The walk-out lower level features a separate suite, complete with its own laundry. This bright space features its own patio, accessible through one of the two sets of sliding patio doors. The new propane fireplace is a wonderful addition to this suite, making this space the perfect mortgage helper or space for those with extended family. This updated home is move-in ready with recent upgrades including roofing, oak flooring, heated tile floors, and new fencing. The stunning yard is low maintenance, thanks to the underground sprinkler system and mature landscaping, and green upgrades to the home include new vinyl windows and heat pump. Located at on a cul-de-sac, this desirable neighbourhood is walking distance to all levels of school as well as transit. Have your choice of walking to one of the five parks or the beach and playground. Homes in this sought after, established neighbourhood with this perfect combination of view, suite and updates are rarely offered. Call today for your exclusive showing. (id:2493)More details
Listed by Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty (PBO)
This is a street that so many have daydreamed about. Here is rare opportunity to own a home in a quant neighborhood that is filled with modern character homes. You will love the attention to detail from the turned posts on the front veranda to the substantial trim package that includes wainscoting and crown molding. There is a newer 50-year scalloped roof, oak flooring and 9' ceilings on the main floor, sound wired throughout the home as well as an ADT security system. The flat back yard is accessed off the main floor and the landscaping is done exceptionally well with many unique trees and plants, a cedar swing with an arbor, a garden shed, and a full irrigation system. The floor plan is traditional with a huge dining room, large kitchen, family room and formal living room. There are three bedrooms upstairs including a generous master bedroom and ensuite. The lower level is finished with an extra family room or bedroom, a full bathroom and a huge unfinished space for storage or future development. If you are looking for something that is truly unique and different from other North Nanaimo houses, then this picture-perfect family home is waiting for you. Data and measurements are approximate, must be verified if important. (id:2493)More details
OCEAN VIEW Departure Bay Residence! Situated at the end of a quiet cul de sac on a 9337 sq ft lot in a popular Departure Bay neighbourhood is this wonderful 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom, family home. There is plenty of room for even the largest of families with over 3000 sq ft on three floors. Recent updates to the home include a new roof, vinyl windows, exterior paint and more. The main floor features hardwood flooring throughout and the kitchen has been opened to the dining room which makes this a perfect home for entertaining. Upstairs, you will find 4 bedrooms including a very large master suite with a recently renovated ensuite bathroom that features teacup bathtub, tiled shower and two vanities. The walkout basement offers a rec room, bedroom, bathroom and a large unfinished storage area as well as direct access to the spacious fully fenced back yard. A very generous sized sundeck at the back of the home is the perfect place to take in the spectacular morning sunrises and to watch the BC Ferries coming and going. Close to all levels of school and other amenities. Make your appointment to view this impressive home today! (id:2493)More details
Tastefully updated North Nanaimo home with plenty of room for the family. Added value of a fully contained legal suite. Level entry home with 7 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms on three levels is outdoor living space with 2 covered decks and patios in front and back. Large, fenced patio at entrance of home is a very private and peaceful area to relax and take in the sun. Entering the home through the naturally bright open foyer with recessed ceiling and skylight, into the main level spacious open concept living area. Gas fireplace in living area will be your relaxing area while you enjoy your visit with friends while the younger crowd gathers in the rec room on the second level. The open kitchen with an abundance of sleek, modern cabinetry, stainless steel appliances & modern tile backsplash. Dramatic black granite sink with faucet in large center island is a focal area for preparing meals and entertaining guests. Sliding doors off the dining area open to the back deck bringing your inside living outdoors. Large master bedroom with bright windows has a roomy walk-in closet with a grooved accent wall in a deep grey tone. Luxurious 4-piece ensuite bathroom with lovely artistic touches such as wainscoting on walls. Master bedroom also connects to the deck for lazy morning coffees. Also on this level is a guest bedroom, laundry room which leads to the 2 car garage. Downstairs has a recreation room with feature wall with linear electric fireplace. An additional covered deck is off this lower level. Three bright and cheery bedrooms complete this level with a full 4-piece bathroom. The lowest level of the home is the fully contained 1 bedroom tenanted suite with it's own fully fenced large patio area. This wonderful home has many features such as the garage rewired to 220 amps with permits. Conveniently located to schools, transportation routes and Nanaimo's best waterfront walking trails and beaches. All data and measurements are approximate and should be verified if important. (id:2493)More details
Well sought after Neighbourhood. Located on quiet cul-de-sac in popular Westhaven by the Sea. One of a kind layout with 2 stairwells allowing access to main from entryway & family room downstairs. The current owners have been using the workshop area as a home based business but it is easily converted into two more bedrooms. There are currently 3 bedrooms on the main, plus 1 down & 3 bathrooms. The huge kitchen has loads of cabinets (Sorry cast iron Island not included) and a good sized eating area. The open dining room & living room have vaulted ceilings, share a gas fireplace & access to another deck out front. The master suite has ensuite with 4 ft shower. The Family room is pre-plumbed for wetbar or any other future development and check out the oversized double garage. All natural gas heat, hot water and kitchen range. Enjoy the convenience of the covered deck overlooking the park and rear yard. Great space, perfect for the young family, and priced well below the average of the neighbourhood. Built by Westmark Construction Ltd and surrounded by quality built homes in a family oriented setting. Measurements are approximate, please verify if important. (id:2493)More details
Family Home walking distance to Long Lake. Here is a fantastic opportunity to own this immaculate residence loaded with curb appeal and built by the reputable Windley Contracting Ltd. Offering approx. 2543 sq.ft. of living space with 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths over two levels of finished living space. Situated on a private 8103 sq.ft. lot with excellent sun exposure and a wonderful yard perfect for a growing family. A wonderful bright floor plan with plenty of windows and upgraded custom finishing touch for the current owner. A wonderful set up with easy access to a large sundeck that overlooks the fenced yard tastefully landscaped with walking paths, gardens, Allen block retaining wall, sitting areas, grassed areas, raised garden beds, garden shed and built in sprinkler system. The interior offers a very open tastefully finished floor plan centered on a spacious island Kitchen with granite counters overlooking the Great room with a feature stone fireplace and custom shelving. Some of the additional features of this home include: wired for surround sound, elegant travertine tiles, hardwood flooring, custom interior and exterior trim details, interior and exterior real stone highlights, natural gas forced air furnace roughed in for a heat pump, tiled backsplashes, a spacious Family room perfect for watching sports events or kids play area with a wet bar, storage, a generous sized laundry room with a sink and extra cabinetry, pot lighting, LED lighting, an 18'3 x 12'2" sundeck, a protected covered patio of (17'4 X 9'4), a tranquil sunny retreat, perfect for the family BBQ and easy to see the kids playing in the yard from the Kitchen. Down the street you will find a 4.81 Ac lakefront neighbourhood park with access via walking trails to the shore of Long Lake. At the lakefront there are small beach areas perfect for swimming, fishing or launching a small boat and views of Mt. Benson. The perfect spot to relax take in the sunsets and lake views. Please verify sizes. (id:2493)More details
To view floor plans and details visit www.troygibson.com Lower Lantzville One Acre Estate with a Pond Here is a very rare opportunity to own this remarkable property in Lower Lantzville on a quite low traffic neighbourhood surrounded by high quality residences on large mature parcels of land. Situated on a gentle sloping property is where you will find this 4072 sq.ft. level entry residence equipped with 4 Bedrooms, Den, 5 Baths, complete with a separate studio style nanny quarters. Overlooking your picturesque landscaped yard, and enjoying views over Shoal Pond that has a bridge to a small island. Conditional Water License is available for irrigation by The Province of BC. This residence offers main level living with approx. 2068 sq.ft. and 2004 sq.ft. down with a portion of the basement that is unfinished and is ideal for storage or a workshop. The upper floor offers a spacious Kitchen with vaulted ceilings, skylights, pot lighting, granite counter tops, a tiled backsplash and hardwood floors. There is sunken Living room and a separate Dining area with vaulted wood ceilings and skylights. Off the Kitchen is a large family room with a propane fireplace plus the Master Bedroom, 2nd Bedroom and an office. The lower level offers a generous sized Rec. room (laminate wood floors), 2 Bedrooms, two unfinished storage areas, laundry and nanny quarters with outside access. Some of the features of this home include: a heat pump for cost effective heating and cooling, brick and stucco exterior, walk in pantry, circular oak handrail staircase, large Master Bedroom with an Ensuite and a walk-in closet, covered front porch, extensive sundecks to the rear, raised garden beds, RV parking, greenhouse, outbuilding and much more. To complete the package, this home is served by a 20 gpm well with a mini chlorination treatment facility in the house, septic and pre-wired for security. Note: irrigation system is not functioning. Please verify measurements if important. (id:2493)More details
This walk-on waterfront home on Cathers Lake is a cut above. Originally built in 1992, this home has been renovated to the highest level, including a kitchen designed and installed by Michael Pepler, including natural quartzite countertops, touch sensitive faucets, drawer style microwave, eating bar, high end appliances including induction burners on the cook top of the Electrolux range. The renovation continues throughout the home with most construction completed by Pheasant Hill Homes and includes: new windows to take in the lake views, refinished hardwood floors, porcelain tile in entry and new glass in patio doors. The ensuite bathroom has been redone and is now ultra-high end with infloor heating, dual shower heads in tiled shower, cabinetry by Michael Pepler. The home is over 3,300 square feet and has a fully legal and permitted 1 bedroom suite down, with its own stunning views of the lake. New paint in and out. solar panels on new roof, new furnace. Quartz picnic table too! (id:2493)More details
Rancher style living. Be in for Christmas! Excellent value and Amazing ocean views of Departure Bay & the mainland mountains from this stunning level entry in the desirable Lynburn Estates area .. and its well suited to living on just the main floor even with good suite potential down. With a 180 degree view (Sugar Loaf Mountain to Newcastle channel) you can watch the ferries & seaplanes come & go from this meticulous move in ready home that's just a few blocks from the beach. The size, style, views & location make for a very rare offering indeed. Offering a family friendly layout with expansive open kitchen area with pantry, stainless steel appliances (Bosch d/w, Kitchen Aid fridge with ice maker plus Panasonic Genius microwave & downdraft smooth top range) a huge central island to gather at & an adjoining 38 ft sundeck and adjacent sunken family room with gas F/P. It's a King sized master bdrm with walk in closet & 3 pce ensuite plus the main bathroom is all new with luxury soaker tub & heated tile floors. Enjoy the amazing views from the sunken living room (vaulted ceilings), dining, kitchen & family rooms or enjoy the terrific family & guest spaces the lower level offers with 2 more bdrms, exercise room, full bath (updated), wet bar equipped recreation & family rooms with space for the games tables, a bright & inviting laundry room, tons of storage space & a terrific workshop with separate outside access (great for the woodworker). With the long term benefits of the cement tile roof & recent upgrades (including windows)this home should be trouble free for some time to come. Situated on a maintenance free yard complete with sprinkler system, Palm trees in the private front courtyard & great parking space in the open carport & driveway. A perfect home in the perfect location. Early possession can be arranged. See YouTube aerial video. Offered by long term Departure Bay resident, David Hayward personal real estate corporation, Realtor Since 1981. (id:2493)More details
A remarkable Home! Here is a rare opportunity to own a residence in the exclusive Rockwood Heights subdivision perched atop Departure Bay & offering awe inspiring views over the city & towards the downtown waterfront. This custom home has raised the bar for the ultimate in luxury with features such as seamless glass railings, wired media room with projector screen & built in speakers, freestanding tub with ceiling spout, gorgeous white oak flooring, linear gas fireplace with rock accents, under mount LED lighting, absolute stunning kitchen with full appliance package & oversized island. The exterior is a masterful show piece with glass garage door, towering stone pillars with cedar accents, sleek roof lines & custom glass railings. Addtl features include Heat pump, fully landscaped yard, fire pit in rear yard, hot water on demand, ready to go for retractable vacuum system & so much more. This home features superb value & is a must view. All measurements approx, verify if important (id:2493)More details
This Rocky Point home is a perfect family property with 4 bedrooms up, large open kitchen, dining and living spaces with loads of natural light and open spaces. A large sunny southern deck is easy access from the great room with stairs down to a well manicured back yard with shed. The downstairs has a large flexible room that could be a family room/large office or bedroom. In addition for extended family or as a mortgage helper is a well designed and nicely lit 2 bedroom suite with its own laundry and separate access. This home has been well cared for and is move-in ready. Location cannot be beat, walking distance to both elementary schools; Hammond Bay and Frank Ney, popular parks such as Neck Point and Pipers lagoon, beach accesses, bus transport, and all North End amenities. Seller's flexible with possession and open to rent back. (id:2493)More details
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and Engel & Volkers Vancouver
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