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North Vancouver Real Estate| Blog | West Vancouver RealEstate|Mary-Jo Braid|Jonathan Yu › September 2013

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 153 Esplanade Road, Keats Island, British Columbia


V1029190 - 153 Esplanade Road, Keats Island, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 153 Esplanade Road, Keats Island and currently listed at $620,000.

Looking for WATERFRONT? Looking for VALUE? $95,000 UNDER ASSESSED!! Incredible value for this location!! Exceptional waterfront 4bdrm/2bath cottage + 28' x 24' Dbl Garage with fully wired & plumbed suite above. Suite unfinished, would make a terrific yoga/spa/workout or artists studio. Phenomonal views from balcony on studio. Cottage is everything you have every dreamed about waterfront. Massive wrap around sundeck terraces down to hottub deck. Relax and see a Trillion stars never seen from the city. This is a spectacular property. Call for your private island tour. Keats Island is an easy and affordable commute from Vancouver. Direct from Horseshoe Bay to Keats in 30 min!!!! Or travel via BCFerries and still be on island 1 hr.

New Listing 1365 Palmerston Ave, West Vancouver, British Columbia


V1006146 - 1365 Palmerston Ave, West Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 1365 Palmerston Ave, West Vancouver and currently listed at 3490000.

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, A Must See!

New Listing 1067 Belvedere Drive, North Vancouver, British Columbia


V1020169 - 1067 Belvedere Drive, North Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 1067 Belvedere Drive, North Vancouver and currently listed at 1298000.

A beautiful family home in desirable Canyon Heights location! This gorgeous 2 level home offers 4 bedrooms all on the upper level. Formal dining, living room, den and a huge laundry/storage room on main. Bright kitchen w/eating area. The home is situated on a quite child safe property with large SW facing sunny level backyard together with a playground. This home has been renovated in 2005 with many features includes a new kitchen, new hardwood floors, new windows, heating & electrical. Newer roof and gutters. A "must see" property. Don't miss it!

New Listing 201 - 2655 Cranberry Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia


V1022339 - # 201 2655 CRANBERRY DR, Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale SOLD at # 201 2655 CRANBERRY DR, Vancouver and currently listed at $548,000.SOLD

NEW YORKER! The most sought after CONCRETE residence in ARBUTUS WALK neighborhood. This gorgeous south facing home offers bright 1 bedroom + solarium + den (which can be a 2nd bedroom), and a beautiful outlook over the greenway. This home also features an open floor plan with high ceilings, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops & breakfast bar, gas fireplace and laminate floors. Fabulous and convenient location, just steps away from parks, schools, restaurants, shopping and transit. Come and see! Open House Nov 09/10, Sat/Sun 2-4pm

New Listing 201 - 2655 Cranberry Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia


V1036126 - 201 - 2655 Cranberry Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 201 - 2655 Cranberry Drive, Vancouver and currently listed at 528000.

NEW YORKER! The most sought after CONCRETE residence in ARBUTUS WALK neighborhood. This gorgeous south facing home offers bright 1 bedroom + solarium + den (which can be a 2nd bedroom), and a beautiful outlook over the greenway. This home offers bright 1 bedroom + solarium + den (which can be a 2nd bedroom), and a beautiful outlook over the greenway. This home also features an open floor plan with high ceilings, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops & breakfast bar, gas fireplace and laminate floors. Fabulous and convenient location, just steps away from parks, schools, restaurants, shopping and transit. Come and see! Open House Feb 8/9, Sat/Sun 2-4pm

New Listing 116 - 7437 Moffatt Road, Richmond, British Columbia


V1012285 - 116 - 7437 Moffatt Road, Richmond, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 116 - 7437 Moffatt Road, Richmond and currently listed at 269880.

Beautiful unit at Colony Bay! Rarely available well maintained 800 SF 1 bedroom! Large kitchen, 2 good size balconies, very bright unit & very quiet. Open living room & dining area with fireplace & access to private balcony off the living room & dining area with fireplace & access to private balcony off the living room & dining area with fireplace & access to private balcony off the living room. Over sized master bedroom with private balcony. Central location, steps to Richmond public library, Richmond Center, Richmond high, Ferris Elementary. Very convenient

Recently Sold Listing 1345 WELLINGTON DR, North Vancouver, British Columbia


V1025390 - 1345 WELLINGTON DR, North Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at 1345 WELLINGTON DR, North Vancouver.

New Listing 413 Collingwood Road, Keats Island, British Columbia


V1027823 - 413 Collingwood Road, Keats Island, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 413 Collingwood Road, Keats Island and currently listed at $399,900.

This is the getaway cottage of your dreams!! Double lot with 2cnd lot housing small bunkhouse. Cottage is a 3bdrm, 2 bath, full laundry with gorgeous kitchen on an open floor plan. Vaulted ceilings let in all the natural light you could want. Lg lvg/din rm with double french doors to massive wrap around deck. This property offers complete privacy, filtered ocean views & just a short walk from gov't dock. Turn key, cottage comes beautifully furnished & equipped. Close to beaches & trails. Please call for your private island tour today & discover Vancouver's Best Kept Secret... Relax, rejuvenate, and rest...This gorgeous cottage has it all. Lots of room for family & friends. A legacy property that should not be missed.