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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1-18/18
  • 1840 STEWART AVE in NANAIMO: Retail for lease : MLS(r) # 414230

    Main Photo: 1840 STEWART AVE in NANAIMO: Retail for lease : MLS(r) # 414230
    $12 /sqft
    Retail
    Status:
    For Lease
    MLS® Num:
    414230
    Great waterfront location. More details
    Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • #204-160 VANCOUVER AVE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS(r) # 424670

    Main Photo: #204-160 VANCOUVER AVE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS(r) # 424670
    $189,900
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    424670
    Bedrooms:
    1
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    864 sq. ft.
    One bedroom apartment style condo in a great central location.Large family room with sliding glass doors onto nice deck.Good sized kitchen with plenty of cupboard space.Large master bedroom.In suite storage room.Building has numerous updates and has great exterior appeal.Secured front entry.Walking distance to trails,beaches and downtown amenities.Many updates and shows immaculately Great price.Quick possession possible. A must see !!! More details
    Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • #4-1451 ESTEVAN ROAD in NANAIMO: Business for sale : MLS(r) # 424076

    Main Photo: #4-1451 ESTEVAN ROAD in NANAIMO: Business for sale : MLS(r) # 424076
    $198,000
    Business
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    424076
    Major Bus.:
    Restaurant
    Minor Bus.:
    Restaurant/fast food
    Nemo Sushi to Go is a profitable sushi restaurant with years of success and long time customers. Strategically located in Terminal Park Shopping Centre where the highway, the ferry, the banks and all kinds of stores bring lots of traffic. Can be eligible for PNP programme application, please verify with your immigration consultant. Owner (chef) is willing to stay for a few months if needed. This is a turn key business. Full information package is available, please do not approach staff. More details
    RE/MAX Of Nanaimo
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • #304-560 STEWART AVE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS(r) # 422732

    Main Photo: #304-560 STEWART AVE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS(r) # 422732
    • 304
    $309,000
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    422732
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,164 sq. ft.
    Two pets allowed, no rental restrictions, this is a fabulous suite in the perfect area great for anyone, starting out, commuting to Vancouver for work or retiring, this Channel View condo is Spacious, Bright and light throughout. Immaculate 1160+ sq ft of gracious living. It has an entertainment size living/dining room complete with gas fireplace, oversized tall windows and 9' ceilings throughout, This well cared for 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms contemporary condo will appeal to everyone, from the functional floor plan, the clean and bright kitchen. With a close proximity to the seawall and marina, although it is not right on the seawall, it has a good view of Stewart channel and the marinas. Ideal for anyone who wishes to be close to the ferry, marinas, and downtown, great for those wishing to stay healthy walking the seawall, fully rentable, 2 pets under 25 lbs are allowed. This building also offers secure underground parking and no rental or age restrictions, there is also a suite available for guests. The entire complex of 3 buildings have undergone a complete building envelope renovation with the proper rain screening less than 10 years ago. Warranty documents and certificates are available. This building also offers, in unit sprinkler system in case of fire, secure underground parking, no rental restrictions, and a well priced guest suite for family and friends. Quick possession on July 31st, great for those with a boat close by or just wanting to get into the market then this should be on the top of your list. Current rent is 1280 per month. The $324 strata fee natural includes gas fireplace, . Call or text Marilynn today on her cell: 250- 740 -0884 More details
    Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • 1986 QUADRA AVE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS(r) # 426483

    Main Photo: 1986 QUADRA AVE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS(r) # 426483
    $338,888
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    426483
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    2,200 sq. ft.
    Here is a great starter home with equity potential. Convenient location within walking distance to the ferry, sea plane, Tim Hortons, restaurants, schools and the hospital. A great yard for kids and pets. This won't last long. For you investors, the tenants are willing (wanting) to stay. More details
    Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • 343 HEMLOCK STREET in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS(r) # 426272

    Main Photo: 343 HEMLOCK STREET in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS(r) # 426272
    $379,900
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    426272
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,125 sq. ft.
    Very quiet popular Brechin area offers many conveniences within walking distance, Shopping, Marina, Ferries, and sea wall. All can be enjoyed from this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, with modest ocean views. The country style kitchen is open to the living area, which maximizes the use of the total living space. Weather your looking for a home to live in or simply looking at the idea of rebuilding in the your future. This location with all the amenities that surround you can't go wrong. Note this property an be purchased with the 2 neighboring properties. More details
    Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • 363 HEMLOCK STREET in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS(r) # 426273

    Main Photo: 363 HEMLOCK STREET in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS(r) # 426273
    $379,900
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    426273
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,125 sq. ft.
    Very quiet popular Brechin area offers many conveniences within walking distance, Shopping, Marina, Ferries, and sea wall. All can be enjoyed from this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, with modest ocean views. The country style kitchen is open to the living area, which maximizes the use of the total living space. Weather your looking for a home to live in or simply looking at the idea of rebuilding in the your future. This location with all the amenities that surround you can't go wrong. Note this property an be purchased with the 2 neighboring properties More details
    Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • 385 HEMLOCK STREET in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS(r) # 424075

    Main Photo: 385 HEMLOCK STREET in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS(r) # 424075
    $399,900
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    424075
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    2,400 sq. ft.
    Quite area, central location, ideal home for young family or retiree. This 4 bedroom basement homes offer the charm of yesteryear. If your looking for a long term investment, contact the listing agent with the possibilities of purchasing with the two adjacent properties. More details
    Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • 2070 ESTEVAN ROAD in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS(r) # 426347

    Main Photo: 2070 ESTEVAN ROAD in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS(r) # 426347
    $399,900
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    426347
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,548 sq. ft.
    Ocean view home with 2 bedroom suite! Lots of updates: kitchens, laminate flooring, gas furnace 2009, bathrooms, insulation, paint throughout, rear fences . Only 2 blocks to Shopping Centre, schools, one block to bus stop, a few blocks to Departure Bay Ferry Terminal & marina. Open plan concept & lovely laminate floors main and lower! Very bright & airy! Large living room w/wood burning fireplace upstairs & dining room with sliding glass door to private deck overlooking nice yard. Master bedroom with 2 pc ensuite.Lower floor has 2 bdrms, full bath, 24 x 12.5 family room with gas fireplace, good sized kitchen, dining room, separate ground level rear entry & covered patio. Attached covered carport with one side enclosed workshop can be very easily converted into double attached garage. Possible to add 6th bedroom downstairs (3bd suite). R4 Duplex Zoning! Home has been pre inspected already. Report Available. More details
    One Percent Realty Ltd.(Dunc)
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • 581 POPLAR STREET in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS(r) # 425839

    Main Photo: 581 POPLAR STREET in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS(r) # 425839
    $419,900
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    425839
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    2,549 sq. ft.
    Don't miss out on this lovely character home in poplar Brechin Hill. This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is conveniently located within walking distance to B.C. ferry and sea planes. Panoramic view of channel, Departure Bay & New Castle Island. Main floor has 3 bedrooms with views from all front windows. Living room is spacious with large windows, an attractive wood fireplace & hardwood floors. Large addition on the back of home is open to the dining room and kitchen with access to the back yard with back lane access. The back yard features established gardens, a gazebo and plenty of mature fruit trees. Downstairs has two large family rooms, laundry room, a washroom and 2 storage rooms. Close to shopping, transportation, seawall and schools. The charm of yesteryear. All measurements are approximate and should be verified if important. Family rm light does not stay. More details
    One Percent Realty Ltd.(Dunc)
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • 911 BEACH DRIVE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS(r) # 426059

    Main Photo: 911 BEACH DRIVE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS(r) # 426059
    $479,000
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    426059
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,432 sq. ft.
    Here is a charming Departure Bay rancher that is full of character and close to amenities yet in a quiet location. This late 50's rancher has accents of yesteryear waiting to match your decorating desires. The master bedroom offers a very spacious 3 piece ensuite and a walk in closet. The private, green yard is a great space for spending time relaxing, gardening or playing with kids. In the back yard there is a powered shop to let you work on whatever projects you enjoy. The recent heat pump keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter and there is also a high efficiency gas furnace as a backup. The square footage includes a south facing sunroom but does not include the 318 sq ft detached, powered shop. The aluminum roof that will last indefinitely so your long term maintenance costs will be low. Lots of parking is to be found in the double carport as well as the street side parking. More details
    Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • 1331 EPLETT PLACE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS(r) # 423576

    Main Photo: 1331 EPLETT PLACE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS(r) # 423576
    $549,900
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    423576
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,200 sq. ft.
    Great location! Great home! Great Features! Ocean and marine views! Newly renovated Maple Kitchen with with pull out drawers and soft closing and quartz counter tops . Large 20 by 13.6 Master bedroom, hardwood floors,3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 fireplaces, wet bar fully equipped with cooking facilities, family/rec room, huge laundry , area for wine cellar currently used for storage and new vinyl windows. Large covered sundeck to enjoy year round! Large single over height garage and workshop with covered open area. With a location that is so handy to all amenities. You have your shopping within 10 walking minutes, marina and ferries within 10 walking minutes, and on a no thru street, so quiet! it is just so ideal. Give us a call. More details
    Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • 108 CYPRESS STREET in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS(r) # 426254

    Main Photo: 108 CYPRESS STREET in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS(r) # 426254
    $579,900
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    426254
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,211 sq. ft.
    Now here is a must see 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home in a peaceful and private paradise. Uniquely built this 3 storey 2,211 sq ft home has 2 bedrooms and two bathrooms for the main living space with a separate one bedroom one bathroom authorized suite. The main entry level features a large bright open kitchen and dining room that flows into the inviting living room, outfitted with hardwood flooring. There is a deck just off the dining room that wraps around to the entry where the ocean view can be admired through the trees. Follow the stairs down to the second level you will find the master suite which looks out over the private yard, a lovely spacious ensuite with a claw foot tub and second bedroom. The lower level is the one bedroom suite for income purposes or extended guests. This home was built with character from the rounded exterior and abundance of windows to the bridge like walkway to the entrance. Close to downtown and 2 blocks to the seawall this location is ideal for enjoying the city and all it offers. All measurements are approx. and must be verified if relied upon. More details
    RE/MAX Of Nanaimo
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • 393-399 CHESTNUT STREET in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS(r) # 425810

    Main Photo: 393-399 CHESTNUT STREET in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS(r) # 425810
    $1,199,000
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    425810
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    950 sq. ft.
    Potential development, or purchase it and have your family right next door. This property includes 393, 395 and 399 Chestnut St. Three separate titles. Two zoned duplex and one is zoned single family dwelling. These homes offer access from Chestnut and Maple. All homes are tenanted with lease agreements in place. More details
    Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty (Nan)
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • 393-399 CHESTNUT STREET in NANAIMO: Multi-family for sale : MLS(r) # 425812

    Main Photo: 393-399 CHESTNUT STREET in NANAIMO: Multi-family for sale : MLS(r) # 425812
    $1,199,000
    Multi-family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    425812
    Potential development, or purchase it and have your family right next door. This property includes 393, 395 and 399 Chestnut St. Three separate titles. Two zoned duplex and one is zoned single family dwelling. These homes offer access from Chestnut and Maple. All homes are tenanted with lease agreements in place. More details
    Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty (Nan)
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • 345 NEWCASTLE AVE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS(r) # 422133

    Main Photo: 345 NEWCASTLE AVE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS(r) # 422133
    $1,250,000
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    422133
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    3,240 sq. ft.
    345 Newcastle Ave is located on one of Nanaimo's rarest pieces of Property, less than a dozen single family homes sit on Nanaimo's Harbour Front and this is one of them. The 3240sqft 5 bed 3 bath home was built specifically to take in the stunning views of Nanaimo Harbour, the local marinas and Newcastle and Protection Island. Nanaimo's seawall winds past the doorstep of the home and has a canoe/kayak launch across the street. The Home features an open floor plan with a huge loft master suite with it's own sitting room and ensuite. The main floor has a huge kitchen that opens to the living, dining and family rooms along with 2 more bedrooms, a bathroom and mud room with laundry. The downstairs has a well appointed 2 bed 1 bath legal suite that makes for a great rental or an amazing Airbnb opportunity. With all of downtowns amenities and the float plane terminal just a short walk away this could make for a great mainland commuting property. Contact Ryan Andrew for more info 250-758-7653. More details
    Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • 1840 STEWART AVE in NANAIMO: Other for sale : MLS(r) # 414542

    Main Photo: 1840 STEWART AVE in NANAIMO: Other for sale : MLS(r) # 414542
    $3,400,000
    Other
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    414542
    Currently offered FOR sale are 3.14 acres of redevelopment land on foreshore lease with holding income from multiple commercial and residential tenancies. Located adjacent to the BC Ferry Departure Bay Terminal, immediately beside a Sea Plane Terminal and on a transition node of the Trans Canada Highway. This property truly is at hub of transportation. The surrounding area is under development featuring restaurants, pubs, parks and a pedestrian seawall. With the current zoning, permitted uses as per City of Nanaimo Bylaw, include but are not limited to; active marine uses, such as ship yards, fishing fleet support, float homes, moorage and water - based transportation. Marine retail, tourism, and recreational activities will also be permitted. Medium density residential development will also be permitted in this zone and supports a building height of up to four storeys. Call for further info. More details
    Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • 1340 STEWART AVE in NANAIMO: Business for sale : MLS(r) # 424120

    Main Photo: 1340 STEWART AVE in NANAIMO: Business for sale : MLS(r) # 424120
    $5,998,000
    Business
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    424120
    Major Bus.:
    Other
    Rare and fabulous opportunity for investment !! 27 slip marina (could be expanded to 76 slips) on beautiful Newcastle Channel, Restaurants was on land of 1340 & 1350 which are currently not in operation. Operating income from marina exceeds $50,000/year, includes small cappuccino/juice bar on the water plus kayak rentals. 1360 &1370 have been under a 2 year fixed lease agreement for shell fish processing at a rent of $84,000 per annum. waterfront lease & titled lands of approximately 1.5 acre allows for expansion. Land could be converted to restaurant or bar, or hotel. Lots of parking. More details
    Sutton Grp-West Coast (VanCam)
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
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Listing information last updated on June 27, 2017
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