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We really appreciated Lisa’s help finding the perfect condo for us in Nanaimo. Lisa was a pleasure to work with, responding promptly, cheerfully and efficiently to even the smallest request. She worked tirelessly to get us familiar with different neighbourhoods and to consider different options. Even after the sale was completed successfully – which she facilitated professionally and expeditiously – she was always available to help. Working with Lisa was a great experience.

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When I decided to sell my home in Cedar by the Sea last April, I asked Love Real Estate Group to list it. Within a week, I had offers and a purchaser. Next, Love Real Estate Group showed me a number of potential residences that could meet my needs. Within three weeks, I was very interested in buying a townhouse, made an offer and it was accepted. I was very impressed with Love Real Estate Group’s manner in which they dealt with me. Their advice, professionalism and prompt service were especially appreciated. I would highly recommend these Ladies to others if they are seeking either to sell or buy a home. Thanks again Love Real Estate Group.

Al Cormon

What was BIG NEWS in Nanaimo in 2013?

Published By: on January 16th, 2014 in Category Nanaimo Real Estate News

Big News in 2013


Written on January 16, 2014

1.Downtown hotel

Finally- Nanaimo will get a hotel in the downtown core. Our beautiful new convention centre has been hampered by lack of hotel space for convention attendees. City council approved a 240-room, 21 storey development. Construction is expected to

2. Airport success

June 2013 brought a long-sought after addition of Westjet flights to our Nanaimo airport. Direct flights fly daily between Calgary and Nanaimo. Ridership in the 1st 6 months was very high. Westjet is very pleased with the response to this new service. Locals are hoping for more Westjet destinations to come – especially a sun destination. Comox has direct flights to Puerto Vallarta. Victoria had direct flights to Maiu and Kona. It’s our turn!

Nanaimo airport was once infamous for flights being unable to land during fog season. Due to upgraded navigational equipment, cancelled flights are now a rare exception. Nanaimo is now able to land larger planes because of lengthened runways and is also prepared to handle customs and immigration services because of re-designed departure and arrivals areas.

3. Passenger Ferry(ies) Spring 2014

Victoria-based Island Ferries Services Ltd. hopes to run up to six ferries a day between downtown Nanaimo and downtown Vancouver, starting as early as spring of 2014. “We are one major investor away from closing (the deal),” said David Lingwood, Island Ferries managing director.

According to B.C. Transportation Minister Todd Stone, a passenger ferry is also being considered to make B.C. Ferries more efficient and cut costs. A passenger ferry is being considered as an option as the ministry looks for ways to reduce costs and boost efficiencies with its four major ferry terminals that connect the mainland to Nanaimo: Departure Bay, Duke Point, Horseshoe Bay and Tsawwassen.

Perhaps by this spring we’ll have 2 passenger ferries, giving us more choices than ever. Of course, the corresponding cuts to the car ferries are still a concern.