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North Vancouver Real Estate| Blog | West Vancouver RealEstate|Mary-Jo Braid|Jonathan Yu › December 2014

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 6686 Sunshine Coast Highway, Sechelt, British Columbia


V1097536 - 6688 Sunshine Coast Highway, Sechelt, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 6688 Sunshine Coast Highway, Sechelt and currently listed at $799,000.

INVESTORS ALERT!!! Excellent revenue property! 5 units all with excellent ocean views! All tenanted and managed by Property Mngmt Co. This is a turn key investment. 4-plex has brand new roof All units have brand new appliances and all have ensuite laundry. Units in great shape with great tenants who all want to stay on. Located in Beautiful West Sechelt, this is an excellent location. Close to Sechelt, shopping, hospitol, bus line, numerous beaches, schools, restaurants and only 30 min to the ferry. This is a fabulous opportunity to invest wisely.

Recently Sold Listing 4110 Burkehill Road, West Vancouver, British Columbia


V1096090 - 4110 Burkehill Road, West Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at 4110 Burkehill Road, West Vancouver.

New Listing 4110 Burkehill Road, West Vancouver, British Columbia


V1096090 - 4110 Burkehill Road, West Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale SOLD at 4110 Burkehill Road, West Vancouver and currently listed at $1,998,000.SOLD

This lovely country rancher sits on a rarely flat 12,000 sq ft property in the heart of Bayridge. This immaculate 3 bed 2 bath nearly 2200 sq ft home exudes casual elegance. Soaring vaulted ceiling adorn the massive living room with features a gorgeous stone fireplace. The living room opens to a sprawling 800 sq ft yellow cedar patio & a huge level grassy lawn. Gorgeous renovated kitchen & eating area. Newer doors & windows, huge bonus family room/office/den w/distressed hardwood & solar powered water heating system. The last new house sold in this incredible spot was the neighbor's house for $6.5 Million. Great opportunity to build your dream home in this desirable enclave of luxury view homes. Act Fast!

New Listing 4476 W 9th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia


V1095740 - 4476 W 9th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 4476 W 9th Ave, Vancouver and currently listed at $4,580,000.

Magnificent new luxury custom built family home in prestigious Point Grey area by reputable Italian builder 'Valentino"! This elegant home was designed to the highest standard quality, supreme material, craftsmanship & attention to details. Offering 3 spacious levels with 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, beautifully appointed with rich hardwood floors & beautiful chandeliers. A sensational dream kitchen with top of the line appliances, Wok kitchen, media room, office, wine room, sauna, radiant hear, A/C, HRV, security, roof top patio, 2 car garage & so much more. Queen Mary & Lord Byng catchment. Close to famous schools, shopping & transit. Open House Mar 7, Sat 2-4pm