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June 10, 2021

205-2560 Departure Bay Road | $474,900 | One of a Kind Resort Style Living in Departure Bay

Welcome to Seascape Manor. This beautifully renovated corner unit features unobstructed ocean & mountain views from all main rooms, an open layout, tons of natural light, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and is one of the best units in the complex. Walking in, you are greeted to a beautiful chef’s galley kitchen w/ modern cabinetry, high end s/s appliances and easy access to the open dining area & living room. The living room features large windows and flows out to the covered spacious deck where you can enjoy entertaining or just relaxing with book. Down the hall is the main bathroom, second bedroom & master suite w/ walk in closet, ensuite, and its own ocean views. The lighting throughout the unit is new and mostly LED. This unit also comes with one of the few coveted underground parking spaces!  This resort style building features a waterfront community pool, hot tub and sauna, & is just a short distance away from Departure Bay beach, shopping, restaurants, & all major amenities. If you are looking for breathtaking hilltop views, proximity to amenities & a modern style, this could be the home for you. Msmts approx., pls verify if important. 3D Tour:

June 9, 2021

205-1632 Crescent View Drive | $349,000 | Beautiful Julianna Terrace Condo in Sought After Central Nanaimo

Welcome home to Julianna Terrace where you will find this 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit with a great kitchen featuring white cabinetry, pantry and open view into the living room. The living space is bright and includes a fireplace and access to the covered balcony which makes a great place to expand your indoor living or enjoy the summer evenings. The primary bedroom includes a full 4 piece ensuite and there is also a main bathroom and second bedroom that makes a great office space or guest room. Enjoy the convenient location of central Nanaimo where you can be close to shopping, restaurants, transit, parks, the hospital, and all major amenities. The strata allows for rentals. Msmts approx., pls verify if important. 3D Tour:

June 2, 2021

1068 Timberwood Drive | $599,900 | Gorgeous University District Home backing onto Timberwood Trails

Welcome home to the heart of the university district where you will find this gorgeous 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 1398 sqft, 2016 built home in Timberwood Trails. On the main level you will find a bright entry way, a spacious living room that boasts a natural gas fireplace, the stunning kitchen with stainless steel appliances, dark cabinetry, natural gas range and island along with a dining room that can accommodate the whole family while looking out to the beautiful patio and tranquil back yard. Upstairs find 3 generous sized bedrooms and the main bathroom including the primary bedroom with ensuite & walk in closet. If you are looking for that separation of private and public living space, this home will not disappoint. Find a single car garage for all your vehicle and storage needs and a back yard that allows you to be part of nature and is just steps away from the Timberwood walking trails. Located in the university district, this home is close to all levels of schools, shopping, restaurants, transit, the aquatic centre, parks and recreation. Don’t wait to see it for yourself today!

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May 31, 2021

6015 Cedar Grove Drive | $399,900 | Beautiful Top Floor Unit in Highly Sought After Cedar Grove Villas

Your first home perhaps? Or maybe you would like to downsize?  Do you have a large dog?  Then this could be your new home.  2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a lovely bright kitchen & living room, and don't let me forget, a beautiful den with sculpted windows and French doors.  You can have the nicest home office ever or a 3rd bedroom! This family friendly community is close to so many amenities.  Shopping, schools, clinics, parks, recreation, dining and so much more.   Affordable home ownership is real and possible, even in today’s market.  This community has a playground and even an off-leash dog park.  The covered patio area at the front is perfect for your BBQ and there is an additional storage room by the patio as well.   No age restrictions and sorry, no rentals are allowed.

Homes in this community go fast, so don't delay in seeing this sweet home!

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May 28, 2021

407-5660 Edgewater Lane | $449,900 | Stunning Top Floor Unit in Beautiful & Tranquil Longwood Estates

Top floor unit. Open floor plan. Natural light. Welcome to the Mayfield building at Longwood Estates. This 2 bedroom 2 bathroom top floor unit comes with a great layout that includes an open kitchen, a spacious living room with fireplace and lots of windows, a dining room and for your convenience, in suite laundry. There is a large covered deck that allows you to relax and take in the peaceful environment or if you would like to be closer to nature you can stroll through the lush gardens along the well-kept paths. This complex comes with a clubhouse that facilities a tight community and provides extra space for your social gatherings, secured underground parking and a separate storage locker. Whether you are looking to retire in style or are just in search of a beautiful home in a tranquil location, this one is worth checking out. Pets are even allowed. Msmts approx., pls verify if important.

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May 26, 2021

46-5854 Turner Road | $335,000 | Beautiful Mobile Home w/ Sunroom in Woodgrove Estates Park

Welcome to Woodgrove Estates Park, located in North Nanaimo, where you will find this beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1501 sqft home with large living room that is great for entertaining, a dining area and open kitchen with stainless steel appliances that leads into a gorgeous sun room - the perfect place for your morning coffee. The living room and dining room feature new laminate flooring and the thoughtful layout separates the public and private living spaces. Outside enjoy plenty of space for parking, a private back patio and a wired shop. This 55+ park allows pets and is surrounded by gardens and tree lined streets making it a calm and relaxing environment just minutes from all major amenities, parks, and beaches. Don’t miss the opportunity to see it for yourself today! Msmts approx., pls verify if important.

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May 24, 2021

The Best Small Cities To Live In: BC Edition

Best Small Cities to Live in BC

Whether you’re just visiting or you’re looking to settle in for good, British Columbia has quickly become one of the most popular provinces in Canada. Fantastic cities line the coast of the Pacific, charming towns can be found up in the mountains, and quaint villages filled with interesting residents are scattered all over the province!

Although the thriving cities of Vancouver or Victoria are the most densely populated, the small cities of B.C. are not to be overlooked. These gorgeous areas are often tucked away among the most spectacular landscapes and are filled with friendly locals ready to welcome all who come to see their little slice of paradise.

There’s plenty of these cities to fill the province, but the following is a collection of some of the best small cities to live in and a few examples of what makes them so great!

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May 20, 2021

1649 Akenhead Road | $1,446,000 | Gorgeous Custom South Nanaimo Home on 31 Acre Property

Welcome home to Akenhead Road. If you are looking for a property with a great home, plenty of space inside and out, quiet and privacy, this home is for you. Walking in you are greeted to a spacious entry way with mud & laundry room that flows into a stunning kitchen with large island with wine rack, stainless steel appliances and beautiful white cabinetry. For the chef in the family this space is a dream. The dining area is large enough for the whole family and connects to the great living room with gorgeous fire place. Entertaining is easy in the open concept layout. Upstairs is a bonus family room and rec room space perfect for movies or the kids to play, 4 bedrooms, and a beautiful bathroom. The master suite is on the main level of the home and features a walk in closet and 5 piece ensuite with soaker tub and separate stand up shower. Outside on 31 acres there is plenty of parking, room for animals, a great fire pit spot, and lots of room for the extra toys. This property is spectacular both inside & out and is close to all major south Nanaimo amenities & Nanaimo River. Don’t miss your chance to see it today. Msmts are approx., pls verify if important. 3D Tour:

May 18, 2021

Lt 27 Berg Road | $219,900 | Make Your Dream Home a Reality on Spectacular Gabriola Island

Welcome home to Gabriola Island, one of Vancouver Island’s best hidden gems. This is West Coast living at its finest. This property is just over half an acre and can be the place where your fantasy home comes to life. Picture this: sweeping decks, your dream kitchen, a master suite oasis, cozying up with a book in front of the fireplace, plenty of parking for your friends & RV/boat, and a detached workshop for all your projects.  Whatever you have always wanted in a home and lifestyle, now is your chance to make it a reality.  Located on a quiet street in a great neighbourhood, you would be mins to the village and mins to the ferry all while being tucked away in nature. There is an electrical shed on the property, ready for you to get started. Don’t miss your chance to have it all! Come check it out today.

May 18, 2021

1623 Creekside Drive | $459,000 | Stunning Central Nanaimo Townhouse backing onto Golf Course

Welcome to Millstone Creek Estates where you will find this gorgeous 3 bedroom + Den 2 bathroom townhouse with private back patio overlooking Pryde Vista Golf Course, an open floor plan and in a location close to all amenities. Walking in you are greeted to a split level entry with the main floor featuring updated flooring and fixtures throughout, a den, a bathroom, a gorgeous kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a large open living room with gas fireplace that connects to a great dining area. All this moves out to a private and fenced patio that overlooks the golf course. Upstairs are three generous sized bedrooms, laundry, and a cheater ensuite bathroom. The primary bedroom includes a large deck, the perfect place for evening reading or a morning coffee. This townhouse also includes a garage which makes for great storage space or a shop. Centrally located, this home is close to schools, parks, trails, transit and shopping. Strata allows for pets & rentals making it a great option for an investment. Come and see it for yourself today. Msmts approx., pls verify if important.