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Dec. 10, 2021

302 - 3087 Barons Road | $319,900 | Beautiful Uplands Top Floor Unit

Located in north Nanaimo’s Uplands neighbourhood, you will find this beautiful top floor unit that boasts a great kitchen, open layout, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, in suite laundry and a private covered deck for you to expand your living space or relax after a long day. This building is a popular one because it has unrestricted rentals and allows up to 2 pets. Take advantage of being walking distance to shopping at Country Club Mall, transit, Long Lake, schools, restaurants and all other amenities or hop in your car and go a short distance to North Nanaimo Town Centre, Costco, and Woodgrove mall. Whether you are searching for your own home or are looking for an investment property, this is one you will not want to miss. Msmts approx., pls verify if important. 


Nov. 30, 2021

401-1900 Tulsa Road | $499,900 | Fantastic Corner Unit w/ Mount Benson Views

2 Bedrooms. 2 Bathrooms. Large Den. This airy corner unit with views of Mount Benson & south Nanaimo hills can be found in the centrally located Tulsa Views complex. With over 1100 sqft of living space, you will find modern finishes throughout including vinyl plank flooring, an electric fireplace, stainless steel appliances and generous sized windows with top down bottom up cellular shades, including blackout in the primary bedroom. The open concept floor plan features 16 ft vaulted ceilings. The primary bedroom includes a walk in closet & 3 piece ensuite with forced air heating for those cool mornings. The unit also comes with in suite laundry, pantry space, and a private deck for your BBQ get togethers or flower garden. This quiet building built in 2016 is well maintained, is still under New Home Warranty, comes with 2 parking stalls, has no rental restrictions and allows for one cat or one dog with no size restrictions. Take advantage of being walking distance to grocery stores and other amenities and close to the hospital and transit. Msmts approx., pls verify if important.

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Nov. 23, 2021

203-3087 Barons Road | $319,900 | Second Floor Condo in Highly Sought-After Uplands Neighbourhood

Located in the highly sought-after neighbourhood of Uplands, this 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 2nd floor condo features a great layout with each bedroom on either side of the unit for privacy, a spacious living room and dining area, a beautiful white kitchen, in suite laundry and a private balcony to relax with your morning coffee. This building allows rentals and pets so whether you are looking for yourself or are an investor, this unit could be a great opportunity for you. It is conveniently located close to Country Club Mall for shopping and restaurants, transit and is also just around the corner from Long Lake and Wellington Secondary. Make North Nanaimo your new home with this incredible unit. Come check it out today. Msmts approx., pls verify if important.

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Nov. 22, 2021

5129 Dunn Place | $1,199,999 | Stunning North Nanaimo Home w/ Ocean Views

Make your next home on Dunn Place in this spectacular 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home including a 1 bedroom suite with separate entrance. Located on a corner lot, this home features a beautiful chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, island and tons of storage space. It opens to a spacious dining area and living room in a great open layout that is perfect for entertaining or supervising the family. The primary bedroom includes fabulous ensuite and there is a second family room downstairs for those movie nights or sleepovers. The downstairs suite features in suite laundry and a great layout.  Take in the ocean views from either of the two decks and enjoy the privacy of a fully fenced back yard. Close to the beach, trails, parks, shopping, restaurants and schools, this home is just waiting for you. Msmts approx., pls verify if important.

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Nov. 19, 2021

2965 North Road | $399,900 | 5 Acres of Potential on Gabriola Island

Looking for that ideal spot to build your dream home and claim your piece of island living? This 5 acre property on Gabriola Island could be perfect for you. You will have plenty of space for your dream workshop, kids play house, a boat &/or RV, all while being surrounded by nature and in close proximity to the village and incredible beaches. The SSR zoning even allows for a secondary suite as a revenue generator or more space for your family. Just a short ferry ride over to Nanaimo, the amenities, trails, entertainment and the boardwalk are all close at hand. Take that step today to put down some roots and come check out this lot.

Nov. 16, 2021

The Ultimate Guide To Moving & Living in Qualicum Beach, BC

Living in Qualicum Beach

Qualicum Beach is one of many seaside villages on the northeastern coastline of Vancouver Island, Canada, and along the Strait of Georgia. Its proximity to Parksville has informally led to it being called a twin city. 

It has a population of over 9000 people and is amongst the oldest in Canada. The average age group and the largest is between 65 and 69 years. The smallest population group is between the ages of 25 and 29.

The natural beauty is breathtaking, and it will make anyone fall in love with its natural wonders. Qualicum Beach has a lot of attractions that people will enjoy exploring. The beaches are spectacular, and it is known for its thrilling water sports activities.

Let this ultimate guide which covers everything from history, real estate, schooling, communities, things to do, restaurants and shopping, and weather, assist you if you intend on moving to and living in Qualicum Beach, BC. 

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Nov. 12, 2021

931 Colonia Drive | $569,000 | Fantastic Ladysmith Rancher in Family Neighbourhood

Located in the breathtaking seaside village of Ladysmith is this incredible 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom rancher that is close to schools, hiking trails, the popular First Ave and the beach. Walking into the home you are greeted to a bright entry way that leads to your living room with fireplace and bay windows, a dining room large enough for you to host the family during the holidays and a gorgeous kitchen with stainless steel appliances and island. There is a second family room with access to the spacious back patio. Down the hall is the main bathroom, laundry room and three generous sized bedrooms including the primary with ensuite and walk in closet. Outside enjoy the privacy of a fully fenced yard with a large patio for entertaining. There is room to have raised garden beds and space for kids and pets to play and even a double attached garage for all the storage needs. Ladysmith is conveniently located close to both Nanaimo and Duncan, but you won’t have to go far to find the essentials. This family neighbourhood is waiting for you. See it for yourself today! Msmts approx., pls verify if important.

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Nov. 10, 2021

The Ultimate Guide To Moving & Living in Nanoose Bay, BC

Living in Nanoose Bay

Nanoose Bay is located on the east coast of Vancouver Island, just west of Nanaimo. It is a small fishing seaside village that rests between Nanaimo and Parksville

This rural community of close to 5000 residents is the perfect spot for those looking to live in the country while having conveniences nearby. Nanoose Bay is home to various groups of people, such as families with children, retired couples, farmers, fishermen, and artisans, that make up the diverse neighbourhoods and give it the character it is today.

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Nov. 8, 2021

26 Gillespie Street | $599,900 | Old City Ocean View Home w/ In Law Suite

Welcome to the neighbourhood of the Old City Quarter where you will find this 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with studio in law suite, ocean views, a great floor plan with eat in kitchen, spacious living room, private back deck and all on an oversized .19 acre lot in the city. This home has income potential, is R1 zoned allowing for a bed and breakfast or home based business and given the size of the yard is a great home for anyone with kids or pets. The Old City Quarter is home to great restaurants, shopping, major amenities and includes Nanaimo’s Harbour and boardwalk. If you are looking for a unique opportunity with allowances for a few extras, this could be an incredible option for you. 

Nov. 2, 2021

Introducing The Sims Foundation!

We are so excited to introduce to you The Sims Foundation! Through this organization we want to be able to better serve the needs of those in our community. We will be focusing on family sponsorship at Christmas, raising awareness around local issues and supporting front line organizations that do incredible work in the community. We invite you to partner with us to help create tangible and lasting change.


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