Vancouver Island

Just a 15 minute float plane ride from downtown Vancouver one can find Canada's best kept secret - Vancouver Island. 
For me it was love at first sight, the lush rain forests, the sandy beaches, snow capped mountains, lovely cities and towns, all paired with a relaxed lifestyle, I couldn't ask for more and made my home on Vancouver Island, which allows me to live a lifestyle that combines best of both worlds, on one hand I do have easy access to most Island destination and on the other one I can go to Vancouver frequently, oftentimes just for the day, that's how easy it is.
I will be posting here frequently to share my knowledge about Vancouver Island and Real Estate with you.


Posted on Mar 31, 2020

The last couple of weeks have been a wild ride and something that I, as well as many others, have never experienced before. 
Do I panic? No.
As a Realtor I'm looking at the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) several times every day, and there are still houses being listed and successful Sales recorded. The truth is that there are buyers who want to buy a...

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2018 Nanaimo Region Real Estate Recap

Posted on Dec 29, 2018

Since 2018 is winding down I thought it was time to recap the year* in real estate for the Nanaimo, Vancouver Island region. Despite some challenges, such as increased interest rates and the foreign buyers tax, we have seen another strong year in the Central Vancouver Island region, with strong activity in the residential real estate market with lo...

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Foreign Buyer Tax

Posted on Dec 01, 2018

Today I would like to address one of my least favorite topics: The Foreign Buyer Tax

Since February 21st, 2018 an 'additional property transfer tax for foreign entities' (Foreign Buyer Tax) of 20% applies to real estate purchases in some specified areas of British Columbia. 

What does it mean if I have to pay the tax?
It means that the foreign buyer h...

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Market Update September 2018

Posted on Oct 26, 2018

I just let the numbers* speak for themselves when it comes to any doubts whether real estate in Nanaimo is a good investment or not. Wouldn't it be sweet to have bought a house in Nanaimo two, three, four or even just one year ago? Call or message me today to make your real estate dream on Vancouver Island happen!
(*Vancouver Island Real Estate Boar...

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Finanzierung einer Immobilie in Kanada für Non-Residents

Posted on Oct 11, 2018

Ich werde oft gefragt ob jemand als 'Non-Resident' (= eine Person ohne Kanadische Staatsbürgerschaft, Permanent Residence Card,  oder sonstiger Aufenthaltsgenehmigung wie Work Permit) den Immobilienkauf in Kanada mit einer Hypothek (Mortgage) finanzieren kann?
Die Antwort ist JA! 
Um eine Finanzierung als Non-Resident zu bekommen, verlangen Banken und...

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Moving to Canada: Steps for an organized and confident move to Canada

Posted on Oct 03, 2018

By Paul KuruczMoving to Canada can be both exciting...and overwhelming. 

Exciting because Canada is a great place to live, work, and retire in. But it can be overwhelming, too, because the move itself, with all the steps needing to be taken, can feel like a mountain to climb. 

Uncertainty can creep in: "What if we make a mistake and forget to do some...

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