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A Trip down Vancouver with Mary-Jo Braid

Have you ever considered living in Vancouver? Are you considering a move to Vancouver? Did you know that Vancouver was voted the most livable city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit, not once but for the second year in a row. Well, now you know.

A Little about Vancouver

Vancouver is ideally located near the ocean and right next to the North Shore Mountains, offering exploration opportunities throughout the whole year. The mountains are ideal for the adventurous types offering up scenic hiking trails and snow sports while for the more relaxed types, the coastline offers up fantastic views and beautiful beaches. This is the ideal location to live because it is surrounded by the mountains and the sea. The metropolitan offers up diverse cultures giving one the best of both worlds in terms of nature and city living.

The People of Vancouver

Considering that this is a relatively new town (established in 1886), the original inhabitants were of Irish, German, British and Scottish origin, but today, that’s a whole different story. Nowadays majority of the inhabitants do not speak English while 30% are of Asian Origin. Everyone has learnt to live together in harmony making the city more linguistically diverse. This is a city for everyone and anyone.

Where to Go while in Vancouver

What can we say, basically the whole city is an attraction, well, give or take a few not so attractive spots. Otherwise, if you are in Vancouver, you might want to consider going for some ice-skating in the many all year ice skating rinks available.  http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/ice-rinks.aspx . You may also want to visit the Vancouver Aquarium, http://www.vanaqua.org/ especially ideal on rainy days. You could also consider a visit to the Grouse Mountain for some snowboarding, skiing and all other winter sports.

Mary-Jo Braid

Now that you know a little more about Vancouver, it’s time to look into your property partner in North and West Vancouver areas. Mari-Jo Braid has been in the sales business for over 25 years helping new Vancouver residents settle into Vancouver while at the same time, helping existing residents live their dreams by turning their dream homes into a reality. Mary-Jo Braid puts herself in the client’s shoes and tries to visualize what the client has in mind. Many a client have been amazed at the ease with which Mary-Jo Braid is able to find and list properties at just the right price, leaving each party happy and content with the results. As a realtor, I strive to provide you with all the current prices and properties the market has to offer, giving you an opportunity for a wider selection when it comes to looking for what you want. Mary-Jo Braid does not limit your selection but rather allows you the opportunity to try your hand out at all that is available in the market.

So, if you are in Vancouver and are looking to buy, rent or sell a property, Mary-Jo Braid is your ideal agent.

New Listing 300 - 1863 Alberni Street, Vancouver, British Columbia


V1034245 - # 300 1863 Alberni St, Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale SOLD at # 300 1863 Alberni St, Vancouver and currently listed at $1,069,800.SOLD

Luxurious Lumiere: Enjoy 1,323 SqFt of well laid out open floor plan overlooking Stanley Park, Marina & North Shore mountains. Executive-style apartment - 2 bedrooms & 2 baths with floor-to-ceiling windows & loads of natural light. Corner unit, hardwood floors, stainless gourmet appliances (Bosch/Sub Zero), a built-in wine rack, granite counters, air-conditioning, natural gas double-sided fireplace, freshly painted. Fantastic building amenities including concierge,exercise room, bike storage, secured underground parking, storage. Great outdoor northwest facing balcony, best location in West End & Coal Harbour with everything at your doorstep. Over $100,000 of renovation. Exceptional quality!

Recently Sold Listing 2141 OTTAWA AV, V7V 2S5, West Vancouver, BC


V1013899 - 2141 OTTAWA AV, V7V 2S5, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at 2141 OTTAWA AV, V7V 2S5, West Vancouver.

New Listing 306 - 251 W 4th Street, North Vancouver, British Columbia


V1027159 - 306 - 251 W 4th Street, North Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 306 - 251 W 4th Street, North Vancouver and currently listed at 369900.

Incredible Lower Lonsdale top floor south facing view loft. This fabulous home has been renovated thoughout with a designers touch in every room. This bright & airy home boasts vaulted ceilings, crown mouldings, laminate floors, a skylight & views of Downtown Vancouver. The floor plan here is ideal, you have the kitch/liv/dining, master bed, bath & nook on the main level & the upper level is ideal for a smaller 2nd bedroom or a home office. The kitchen has soft close cabinets, S/S appliances, Bosch dishwasher, under mount lighting & a chic mosaic tile backsplash. 1 pkg + 1 locker included, 1 pet is welcome. Open House Oct12th, 2-4pm

New Listing 406 - 1677 Lloyd Ave, North Vancouver, British Columbia


V1032761 - 406 - 1677 Lloyd Ave, North Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 406 - 1677 Lloyd Ave, North Vancouver and currently listed at 440000.

Best priced 2 bedroom and 2 full bathroom unit in all of the Lonsdale and Pemberton areas, that is less than 4 years old, and it's only 2 years old! Quartz countertops throughout, dark engineered hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances and in-suite laundry. Extra large Master Bedroom and master-bath with soaker tub and separate shower. Very quiet home with no unit above and a west facing patio, with Lions Gate views. Walking distance to everything and pets allowed.

New Listing 5598 Gallagher Place, West Vancouver, British Columbia


V1032825 - 5598 Gallagher Place, West Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 5598 Gallagher Place, West Vancouver and currently listed at 4950000.

  Arguably one of the most exciting places to live in West Vancouver for those discerning families who wish to live the West Coast lifestyle, with ease of access to two yacht clubs with their own mariners and just over an one hour’s drive to the 2010 Olympic venue Whistler Blackcomb. Not to forget the golf course around the corner! This wonderful family home has everything that the discerning buyer could wish for. This stunning 5200 sq ft home is in one of the most spectacular locations of West Vancouver. This home offers 4 spacious bedrooms, 5 luxurious baths, and a chef's gourmet kitchen! Not only is this home an architecturally designed dream home by award winning architect Brad Lamoureux, it boasts never ending views to the south west. The Pacific Ocean is at your frontdoor and lush, never ending hiking trails like Baden Powell are at your back door.  The convenience of Caulfield shopping is only minutes away and also offers easy access to incomparable skiing, dining, shopping or just relaxing in front of the fire at 'famous' Whistler Mountain. An area of outstanding natural beauty, the home is an integral part of the amazingly scenic Eagle Harbour which has its own protected and sandy beach. The spectacular setting provides the venue for a vast network of less crowded parks for all to explore old and young. Live the West Coast reality: ski in the morning, golf or sail in the afternoon. This architecturally designed home occupies an imposing plot with a breathtaking outlook across the entrance to Eagle Harbour. The thoughtful design of this magnificent home allows those working from home to have exceptional picturesque views of the ocean. Through the entrance hall lays an impressive open plan kitchen/family room/dining room looking directly toward the water’s edge. Over half of the top floor is dedicated to an exclusive master suite with living space comprising bedroom, separate bespoke dressing room and luxurious en suite.The sunsets from this house with its elevated position and uninterrupted south westerly views has to be some of the finest in the area. Less than 10 minutes away is the Horseshoe Bay car ferry to Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast, This home has it all!

New Listing 5598 Gallagher Place, West Vancouver, British Columbia


V1048086 - 5598 Gallagher Place, West Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale SOLD at 5598 Gallagher Place, West Vancouver and currently listed at $4,480,000.SOLD

  Arguably one of the most exciting places to live in West Vancouver for those discerning families who wish to live the West Coast lifestyle, with ease of access to two yacht clubs with their own mariners and just over an one hour’s drive to the 2010 Olympic venue Whistler Blackcomb. Not to forget the golf course around the corner! This wonderful family home has everything that the discerning buyer could wish for. This stunning 5200 sq ft home is in one of the most spectacular locations of West Vancouver. This home offers 4 spacious bedrooms, 5 luxurious baths, and a chef's gourmet kitchen! Not only is this home an architecturally designed dream home by award winning architect Brad Lamoureux, it boasts never ending views to the south west. The Pacific Ocean is at your frontdoor and lush, never ending hiking trails like Baden Powell are at your back door.  The convenience of Caulfield shopping is only minutes away and also offers easy access to incomparable skiing, dining, shopping or just relaxing in front of the fire at 'famous' Whistler Mountain. An area of outstanding natural beauty, the home is an integral part of the amazingly scenic Eagle Harbour which has its own protected and sandy beach. The spectacular setting provides the venue for a vast network of less crowded parks for all to explore old and young. Live the West Coast reality: ski in the morning, golf or sail in the afternoon. This architecturally designed home occupies an imposing plot with a breathtaking outlook across the entrance to Eagle Harbour. The thoughtful design of this magnificent home allows those working from home to have exceptional picturesque views of the ocean. Through the entrance hall lays an impressive open plan kitchen/family room/dining room looking directly toward the water’s edge. Over half of the top floor is dedicated to an exclusive master suite with living space comprising bedroom, separate bespoke dressing room and luxurious en suite.The sunsets from this house with its elevated position and uninterrupted south westerly views has to be some of the finest in the area. Less than 10 minutes away is the Horseshoe Bay car ferry to Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast, This home has it all!

Vancouver Introduction


A Trip down Vancouver with Mary-Jo Braid

Have you ever considered living in Vancouver? Are you considering a move to Vancouver? Did you know that Vancouver was voted the most livable city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit, not once but for the second year in a row. Well, now you know.

A Little about Vancouver

Vancouver is ideally located near the ocean and right next to the North Shore Mountains, offering exploration opportunities throughout the whole year. The mountains are ideal for the adventurous types offering up scenic hiking trails and snow sports while for the more relaxed types, the coastline offers up fantastic views and beautiful beaches. This is the ideal location to live because it is surrounded by the mountains and the sea. The metropolitan offers up diverse cultures giving one the best of both worlds in terms of nature and city living.

The People of Vancouver

Considering that this is a relatively new town (established in 1886), the original inhabitants were of Irish, German, British and Scottish origin, but today, that’s a whole different story. Nowadays majority of the inhabitants do not speak English while 30% are of Asian Origin. Everyone has learnt to live together in harmony making the city more linguistically diverse. This is a city for everyone and anyone.

Where to Go while in Vancouver

What can we say, basically the whole city is an attraction, well, give or take a few not so attractive spots. Otherwise, if you are in Vancouver, you might want to consider going for some ice-skating in the many all year ice skating rinks available.  http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/ice-rinks.aspx . You may also want to visit the Vancouver Aquarium, http://www.vanaqua.org/ especially ideal on rainy days. You could also consider a visit to the Grouse Mountain for some snowboarding, skiing and all other winter sports.

Mary-Jo Braid

Now that you know a little more about Vancouver, it’s time to look into your property partner in North and West Vancouver areas. Mari-Jo Braid has been in the sales business for over 25 years helping new Vancouver residents settle into Vancouver while at the same time, helping existing residents live their dreams by turning their dream homes into a reality. Mary-Jo Braid puts herself in the client’s shoes and tries to visualize what the client has in mind. Many a client have been amazed at the ease with which Mary-Jo Braid is able to find and list properties at just the right price, leaving each party happy and content with the results. As a realtor, I strive to provide you with all the current prices and properties the market has to offer, giving you an opportunity for a wider selection when it comes to looking for what you want. Mary-Jo Braid does not limit your selection but rather allows you the opportunity to try your hand out at all that is available in the market.

So, if you are in Vancouver and are looking to buy, rent or sell a property, Mary-Jo Braid is your ideal agent.



Recently Sold Listing # 302 3105 DEER RIDGE DR, West Vancouver, British Columbia


V1026382 - # 302 3105 DEER RIDGE DR, West Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at # 302 3105 DEER RIDGE DR, West Vancouver.

New Listing 1365 Palmerston Ave, West Vancouver, British Columbia


V1030921 - 1365 Palmerston Ave, West Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 1365 Palmerston Ave, West Vancouver and currently listed at $3,398,000.

A spectacular magnificent custom built one year old residence home with view of city & Ocean. South facing gated mansion. Well-sited on large 10,065 SF lot in convenient Ambleside in walking distance to West Vancouver Secondary School, Ridgeview Elementary, Seawalk, transport, shops. House has 6 bedrooms & 8 bathrooms, thats 4 ensuited bedrooms upstairs & walkout basement with 2 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms. this home is luxuriously finished with Grand foyer, high ceilings & gourmet kitchen, overall in floor radiant heating. HRV system. Open House Feb 16, Sun 2-4pm

Recently Sold Listing 1971 Inglewood Ave, West Vancouver,


v951736 - 1971 Inglewood Ave, West Vancouver, , CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at 1971 Inglewood Ave, West Vancouver.

Recently Sold Listing 1309 MATHERS AV, , West Vancouver, BC


 - 1309 MATHERS AV, , West Vancouver, BC, CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at 1309 MATHERS AV, , West Vancouver.

New Listing 1309 MATHERS AV, , West Vancouver, BC


v967063 - 1309 MATHERS AV, , West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 1309 MATHERS AV, , West Vancouver and currently listed at 3.

A spectacular new custom res sit on a priv 26,745 sqft estate. Beautifully appointed, the hm feat a sprawling open plan w/6781 sqft on 3 levels incl 4 ensuited bdrms incl a sensational master w/lg W/I closet & spa-like ensuite plus a den. Mn level feat rich H/W flrs, lg picture windows, elegant crown molding & custom millwork, elegant foyer, formal living & dining areas, priv office, custom Chef's island kit, brkfst bar, top appl, dry pantry & adj E/A plus FR w/media centre - all opening out to covered patio w/BBQ area & creekside gardens. Down has fabulous media/theatre rm, lg rec room & separate in-law accomm w/guest bdrm. Vaulted ceilings, skylights, 4 F/P's, crescent drive, porte cochere & 3-car garage. Simply stunning!

New Listing 1840 Mathers Ave West Vancouver V7V 2G7, West Vancouver , BC


v880261 - 1840 Mathers Ave West Vancouver V7V 2G7, West Vancouver , BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 1840 Mathers Ave West Vancouver V7V 2G7, West Vancouver and currently listed at 0.

This Elegant 4 bedroom family home is ideally situated in popular Central Ambleside. A  fabulous 3 level split offering a great floorplan, with spacious livingroom , formal dining room and family room off the kitchen. Three spacious bdrms  upper level, large study and ensuite off the master. The lower level features a spacious family room that opens up to lovely south facing back gardens.  Great teen or nanny room with ensuite bath. Many updates and improvements. The level back garden is sunny and private and you get a lovely city view from the master bedroom. Walk to West Van High school and close to Elementary Schools and Recreation Center. A perfect solution and great value!