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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  • 6207 WASHINGTON WAY in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 430385

    Open House on Sunday, September 24, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Main Photo: 6207 WASHINGTON WAY in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 430385
    $469,900
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    430385
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,642 sq. ft.
    Bright and open North end home only minutes from schools, shopping and recreation. Gorgeous open kitchen with granite countertops and heated tile floor. Natural gas fireplace and oversized windows create a bright open feel. Luxuriously designed with hardwood floors. Massive master bedroom has a spacious walk-in closet as well as a fantastic ensuite complete with two sinks, oversized shower and your feet will love the heated tiles. The main bathroom boasts a extra deep soaker tub ideal for candlelight bubble baths. You'll appreciate all the extra storage space this home has as well as the convenience of having the laundry on the same level as the bedrooms. big double car garage and room in the driveway to park 2 cars. Quiet no-thru street in a low maintenance strata giving you the freedom to come and go by car or on foot. More details
    Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • #24-444 BRUCE AVE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 430611

    Main Photo: #24-444 BRUCE AVE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 430611
    $209,900
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    430611
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,206 sq. ft.
    This three bedroom townhouse is in original condition, and priced sharply to allow for your renovations to new! Spacious three bedroom, two bathroom townhouse is situated in the university district. Walking distance to the University Mall, Close to VIU and on a bus route. Fantastic floor plan with the living room dining room and kitchen on the main floor with a 2 piece bathroom. Living room spills out onto a 10ft x 9ft patio area through 6' sliding door. Recently installed new vinyl thermal window. The upper level has three bedrooms with a cheater ensuite with the laundry conveniently attached to the bathroom. Spacious master bedroom with plenty of closet space and a 11ft x 5ft balcony. Single carport with a storage room, this property is ideal for the growing family or for investment. More details
    Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • #53-444 BRUCE AVE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 430825

    Main Photo: #53-444 BRUCE AVE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 430825
    $216,800
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    430825
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,152 sq. ft.
    Investor Alert - Looking for Income Property? Super Value on 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom family home. Pear Tree Meadows is a family friendly community close to the University Village shopping center & a short walk to VIU. This 3 bedroom townhouse features a spacious living room facing the private rear yard. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, carport, patio off the living room and spacious sundeck off the master bedroom. Tenants would like to stay so turn-key investment. More details
    Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • #21-507 9TH STREET in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 430847

    Main Photo: #21-507 9TH STREET in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 430847
    $219,000
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    430847
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    1,171 sq. ft.
    This three bedroom end unit has privacy and three great decks. With many of the updates you are looking for. This home is located in a family friendly setting. Close to amenities and all levels of schools. A nice galley kitchen, with an open dining, living room area, to provide an inviting, open, bright space. Access to the lower decks come off the dining room and main entrance. The bedrooms are large and all located on the second level, all three have ample closet space. The four piece main bathroom is located on the bedroom level. Plenty of storage and closets. The master comes equipped with a private deck to take in the beautiful views. There are two parking spaces with this home, both conveniently located right outside the unit. Come and have a look! More details
    Pemberton Holmes Ltd.
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • #25-507 9TH STREET in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 430373

    Main Photo: #25-507 9TH STREET in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 430373
    $219,900
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    430373
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,326 sq. ft.
    Move right into this beautiful and extensively remodeled home. One of the largest floor plans in the complex which is move in ready. The kitchen is open and has lots of storage in the island and pull outs of the pantry. Don't miss the hidden dishwasher within cabinets. Featuring big vaulted ceilings up with 3 or 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. The current dining area could be a Media/Family room or changed back to a large 4th bedroom. Don't miss the master bedroom custom closet pull out organizers. View the coastal mountains off the front and sit on your private rear deck while enjoying entertaining your guests. The main entry is a nice size. The laundry room has lots of storage cabinets. Plenty of parking right out front. Large Extra Storage with work bench as well. Ready to move into! #realtynanaimo All measurements and data is approximate and to be verified if important. More details
    RE/MAX Of Nanaimo
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • #32-855 HOWARD AVE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 430508

    Main Photo: #32-855 HOWARD AVE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 430508
    $239,900
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    430508
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    1,404 sq. ft.
    Eagle Heights is a well maintained complex featuring a four bedroom plus den townhouse close to Vancouver Island University. Fantastic location close to shopping and Recreation centers. The main floor has living room dining room and kitchen with a den. Kitchen has new counter tops. The four bedrooms are split between two floors. Sliding door to patio area. More details
    Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • #404-4700 UPLANDS DRIVE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 430776

    Main Photo: #404-4700 UPLANDS DRIVE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 430776
    $245,000
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    430776
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    960 sq. ft.
    You must see this top floor 2 bed 2 bath condo in a great area of North Nanaimo - accessible to shopping, restaurants, movie theatres, fitness and recreation centres - all of this is on your doorstep! This 4th floor corner condo is sunny and bright. Features include - engineered hardwood floors, tasteful neutral wall colour, gas fireplace and vaulted ceilings in the living room.The well equipped galley style kitchen has a pass through to the living room and adjoins the dining room. Sliding doors from the dining area lead to the south facing deck. The master bedroom has a 3 piece ensuite and walk in closet. A full 4 piece bath and 2nd bedroom complete this spacious home. The interior courtyard with water feature and ornamental plantings, is a peaceful oasis and unique feature of this complex. More details
    Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • 214 COLUMBIA STREET in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 430891

    Main Photo: 214 COLUMBIA STREET in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 430891
    $249,900
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    430891
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    930 sq. ft.
    TLC NEEDED HERE! The "bones" seem solid in this mid-century bungalow nicely located in Nanaimo's up and coming South End. Updated vinyl-clad thermal windows, wood burning heatilator-style fireplace, original fir flooring, nice bright open plan, attached workshop area, steps to Bayview Elementary. Build your "sweat equity" here. Won't last long! More details
    Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • #8-444 BRUCE AVE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 430915

    Main Photo: #8-444 BRUCE AVE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 430915
    $259,000
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    430915
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,176 sq. ft.
    Very well kept 3 bedroom 2 bathroom town home in Peartree Meadows allows rentals and up to 2 cats. This 1,176 sqft home bright, spacious, and move in ready just in time for fall. The kitchen/dining area has a great semi open concept, and a breakfast bar. The living room has plenty of room for entertaining, and an electric fireplace to stay warm in the winters. The upper level of this home features 3 large bedrooms including the master bedroom, that's equipped with a private balcony, a huge walk in closet, and a 4 piece ensuite with in suite laundry. The backyard has large patio area and large trees for additional privacy. Located within walking distance of all local amenities including grocery stores, restaurants, the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, and all levels of schooling including Vancouver Island University. All measurements are approximate and should be verified if important. More details
    RE/MAX Of Nanaimo
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • LOT 139 COHO BLVD in MUDGE ISLAND: House for sale : MLS® # 430151

    Main Photo: LOT 139 COHO BLVD in MUDGE ISLAND: House for sale : MLS® # 430151
    $259,000
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    430151
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    3,152 sq. ft.
    Large home with an extra large workshopon beautiful Mudge Island. The home features a 24 by 50 foot deck and an outside bar. The well produces 20 gallons per minute. There is partial view and much more. You are close to fishing, crabbing oysters and clams. You are only 800 feet for Dodd Narrows and one of the fastest tides in in the area. You have four bedrooms and a 24 by 20 ft workshop. Solid wood floors pioneer wood fireplace and thermal windows are featured in this home. More details
    Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • 388 PINE STREET in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 430920

    Main Photo: 388 PINE STREET in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 430920
    $259,900
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    430920
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    910 sq. ft.
    This half - duplex ranch style features two bedrooms, a 4 piece bathroom, laundry/storage room, plus a low maintenance fence back yard with newer cedar deck. Lots of updates including paint, trim, new flooring, new kitchen and bathroom vanity. New windows are being installed shortly. Walking distance to downtown shopping, all levels of schools including Vancouver Island University. Great home for a first time buyer or investment. More details
    One Percent Realty Ltd.(Dunc)
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • 3866 MAPLEWOOD DRIVE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 429700

    Main Photo: 3866 MAPLEWOOD DRIVE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 429700
    $259,900
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    429700
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    1,049 sq. ft.
    Affordable Immaculate Comfortable. If you wish to live in the most desirable Retirement Park in Nanaimo then please take the time to view this immaculate home. From the moment that you enter into this comfortable 1049 sq ft 2 bedroom rancher style home you will sense the pride of ownership of the current owner. The bright, spacious living room features a wall to wall picture bay window to enjoy those peaceful afternoons with your favorite novel or perhaps emailing your grand children. If you love the outdoors, then you will fall in love with the private patio right off of the kitchen sliding glass doors. RV storage is offered in the park as well as a very impressive club house that offers daily social events & an over night suite for your out of town family. This is truly the most Affordable Immaculate & Comfortable home in Deerwood Estates, call for your personal viewing. All measurements are approximate and should be confirmed if important. More details
    RE/MAX Camosun
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • #112-4971 SONGBIRD PLACE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 430312

    Main Photo: #112-4971 SONGBIRD PLACE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 430312
    $269,900
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    430312
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    850 sq. ft.
    Great Location! Move right into this renovated 2 bedroom condo with huge patio. The galley style kitchen has plenty of cupboards with brand name appliances and a built in dishwasher. The dining room is off the kitchen, perfect for entertaining guest. The living room is good sized with patio doors that open leading onto the largest outside patio area. This patio is very private and is a great space to enjoy the summer evenings. There are two bedrooms and you will also find lots of storage. This unit features two dedicated parking stall right outside front door with plenty of visitors parking outside. There are rental restrictions and the pet restrictions include 2 caged birds and one dog or one cat with a maximum size of 20 / lbs at maturity. No age restriction. Low strata fees of $221 / mo and quick possession is possible. Brand new fridge, stacking washer and dryer and stove included. Easy to show with little notice. Measurements approximate - verify if important. Convenient don't miss out on this one. More details
    Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty (Nan)
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • 704 RAILWAY AVE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 429779

    Main Photo: 704 RAILWAY AVE in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 429779
    $269,900
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    429779
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    981 sq. ft.
    Welcome to this move in ready, 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home! This beautiful bright home sits on a corner lot, with a large level yard. It offers a storage shed, a lovely patio area, and there is ample room for a few garden beds as well. Inside offers many updates, with a spacious family room that flows into the adjacent dining area kept bright with natural light flooding through the glass sliding doors. The kitchen provides a good amount of cabinet and counter space, with rich espresso coloured cabinets. The balance of the home offers a master bedroom, 2 additional bedrooms, and a 4 piece main bathroom. This inviting home is a must see and won't last long. All measurements and dimensions are approximate and should be verified if important. For more information, please visit www.IslandHomeGroup.com or call 250-585-2601 to schedule a viewing. More details
    RE/MAX Of Nanaimo
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • #409-4949 WILLS ROAD in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 430850

    Main Photo: #409-4949 WILLS ROAD in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 430850
    $279,000
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    430850
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,087 sq. ft.
    Great view of Long Lake and access to lake for kayaking, etc also views to Mt.Arrowsmith from the kitchen bay window of this top floor corner unit. Oak cabinet kitchen with pass through to dining area. Living room features vaulted ceiling giving feeling of spaciousness, circulating fan and a corner gas fireplace. Sliding door off LR leads to large sun deck looking east up the entire lake where you can enjoy your morning coffee and sunrises. Central location with convenient access to shopping, entertainment and restaurants. Water heater has been replaced as of Aug. 2016. Complex has had major renovations, exterior, windows, deck railings, Act Soon. More details
    Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • #101-1833 NOORZAN STREET in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 430552

    Main Photo: #101-1833 NOORZAN STREET in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 430552
    $284,900
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    430552
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,317 sq. ft.
    This immaculate 1317sf two bedroom and den home offers a naturally bright interior, large room sizes, and impeccably maintained grounds. The kitchen enjoys lots of counter space, large skylight and contemporary flooring; it opens into the large dining area and overlooks the living room through the breakfast nook. The living and dining areas offer large windows and vaulted ceilings for optimal light. A den adjoins the main living area to ensure a quiet reading space, media room, or possibly a guest bedroom. The master offers a full ensuite and large closet; a 2nd bedroom and full bathroom complement this area. The walk-through laundry room leads to an outer door, ideal for your shoes after working in the manicured yard. The exterior space is completely done: garden shed, concrete patio area for warm days and a covered deck for hot days; a single carport with easy inside access, beautiful front yard, and inner park setting all add to the beauty and comfort of this home. The seller also installed a heat pump for AC on warm summer nights. Close to VIU, Aquatic & Ice Centers and Buttertubs Marsh, the location offers you a short drive also to the Parkway, Westwood Lake, and the Downtown core. All measurements are approximate & should be verified if important. 45 + park small pets up to 22# with park approval, pad fee is $492. All measurements are approximate & should be verified if important. More details
    RE/MAX Of Nanaimo
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • 880 CHRISTINE CLOSE in GABRIOLA ISLAND: House for sale : MLS® # 430036

    Main Photo: 880 CHRISTINE CLOSE in GABRIOLA ISLAND: House for sale : MLS® # 430036
    $285,000
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    430036
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    1,000 sq. ft.
    Affordable Gulf Island hideaway! Nestled on a hillside, this comfortable 3-bedroom rancher has a peaceful country feel, yet is just minutes from shopping, ferry, school, and recreation. The house has many recent upgrades: French doors off the dining area offer a lovely treed view, and lead onto a roomy deck. Floors throughout are hardwood, except for ceramic in the kitchen eating nook. Five skylights allow natural light to flood in. The updated bathroom boasts a deep soaker tub with porcelain surround. The heat pump and Pacific Energy wood stove are just a few years old. The property backs onto a 707-acre forested park with trails, and is only 2 km from Sandwell Provincial Park and from a quiet beach at the end of Bluewater Road. For more information, contact The McMahon Group at Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Gabriola 1-877-422-8455 or email mcmahon@gabriolaproperty.com. More details
    Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Gabriola
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • 658 ALBERT STREET in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 430636

    Main Photo: 658 ALBERT STREET in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 430636
    $289,000
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    430636
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    1,538 sq. ft.
    This charming home in the Old City has been lovingly cared for & carefully maintained. Set back from the street, you are a short walk from all the amenities of Nanaimo's thriving downtown and beautiful harbour walkway. As you enter this home you'll notice gleaming hardwood floors stretching from the hallway into the spacious kitchen/dining area. The living room has high ceilings and a bright corner window nook. Two cosy bedrooms & a full bath complete this level. Downstairs you'll find a laundry and studio space, opening onto the front yard. This area would also be ideal as a home office, plus there's plenty of extra storage throughout this lower level. The garden area to the rear of the home has climbing roses, apple, & peach trees, passion flower & wisteria to name but a few. Updates includes a gas furnace, newer roof and eaves troughs, new h/w tank, thermal windows & sealed basement. More details
    Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • 917 COMOX ROAD in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 429846

    Main Photo: 917 COMOX ROAD in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 429846
    $289,900
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    429846
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    1,168 sq. ft.
    Welcome to 917 Comox Road. Over 100 years of character, original family owned and ready to be passed on to a new family. This 3 bedroom, 1 bath home comes with lots of old and new features. Close to downtown Nanaimo, bus route and recreational facilities. Newer roof, some windows replaced and on a no thru road. Character that must be seen. For more information call Doug Scheibel 250-591-4601 More details
    460 Realty Inc.
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
  • 121 PINE STREET in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 430371

    Main Photo: 121 PINE STREET in NANAIMO: House for sale : MLS® # 430371
    $289,900
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    430371
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    703 sq. ft.
    Cute as a button, 703 sq ft character home located in Old City. This 2 bedroom, 1 bath home is a great starter or investment property. Lots of updates have been done, but still opportunity to tweak this home with your individual decorating touches. This home includes wide plank laminate flooring in living room and kitchen, glass block feature between living room & bedroom, 4 piece bathroom with claw foot tub, spacious kitchen area with large windows, quaint cedar paneling touches throughout, rustic cedar timber frame, rear 8X16 deck for BBQ'ing and entertaining, fruit trees, fenced yard with garden area plus 9'3X3'4 garden shed. Great location central to downtown, shopping, short walk to Vancouver Island University, Pool/Ice/Recreation Center and other amenities. More details
    460 Realty Inc. (Parksville)
    SHAWN MCDONALD
    Kristin McDonald
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