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North Vancouver Real Estate| Blog | West Vancouver RealEstate|Mary-Jo Braid|Jonathan Yu › June 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 5422 Derby Road, Sechelt, British Columbia


V1073292 - 5422 Derby Road, Sechelt, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 5422 Derby Road, Sechelt and currently listed at $339,000.

This spacious home is located by a public beach access with ocean view from the front yard. 4 bdrms & 2 completely updated & posh bthrms.Renovated kitchen has skylights and is open to lvg area. Easy access from kitc & lvg rm to lovely & private sundeck and fully fenced rear yard with garden shed, firepit, fruit trees, herb garden Lower level has all new flooring with huge & bright rec rm and xlg laundry rm with access to rear gardens Roof is 1yr NEW! 30 yr Warranty. Fence is also brand new Walk to the Beach, to shopping, school, library & Sechelts downtown core. This lovely & spacious home is located in a terrific family neighbourhood with easy of access to the ferry in 25min transit almost at your doorstep and miles of beach.

New Listing 5055 Parkview Road, Pender Harbour, British Columbia


V1070808 - 5055 Parkview Road, Pender Harbour, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 5055 Parkview Road, Pender Harbour and currently listed at $310,000.

This almost new home is in a lovely quiet area within walking distance of Madiera Park and Marina. Just a short drive to Pender Golf Course and miles of trails at your back door. Very private & sunny. You will love the peace & quiet from the back patio with the dbl french doors to kitchen. Making it easy & enjoyable to entertain friends & family. Massive workshop!! Heated & wired. Includes tools!! This is a turn key home, comes with furnishings and equipped kitchen. This is a great value in a fantastic neighbourhood. Lots of parking for boat, RV, Quads & more. This fishing is excellent here and you are just a few min from boat launch. This a a FANTASTIC DEAL!! By appoinment only please.

New Listing 3202 - 1239 W Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia


V1070529 - 3202 - 1239 W Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 3202 - 1239 W Georgia Street, Vancouver and currently listed at $598,000.

Fabulous Downtown location, Coal Harbour's Venus. Desirable SE corner with gas fireplace. 2 bedrooms & 2 baths, steps to Seawall & Stanley Park. 9' ceiling and top of the line finishes. It represents the best value in gracious living you'll find anywhere. Amenities include concierge 24/7, an elegant party/social room (perfect for large events), meeting room/lounge, boardroom, indoor pool, indoor pool, Whirlpool, sauna, fitness center, and TWO guest suites. Pets? Yes. Rentals? Yes. Storage locker and parking, plus ample visitor parking. What more could you ask for! Act quickly! Open House Jun 21/22, Sat/Sun 2-6pm

New Listing 16 Lot Other, Keats Island, British Columbia


V1070684 - 16 Lot Other, Keats Island, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 16 Lot Other, Keats Island and currently listed at $749,000.

Rare offering of waterfront with Foreshore License in place! Excellent dock & new Landing Float! property has been well cared for and would be a fantastic investment for that Family legacy cottage you have dreamed of. Main cottage is functional and cozy with a Wolf Gas Range(propane) and open concept. 2 bdrms on the upper split & full 3pc bath. Beautiful meandering property that is exclusively private and measures over 2 pristine acres. Rainforest in behind the two extra bunkhouses. One bunkhouse sleeps 2, the other 8 with built in bunk beds. The mn cottage has a fabulous wrap around deck on 2 levels, the views will keep you mesmerized. Boat access only, and an easy 30 min from Horseshoe Bay. Call today for your tour.

New Listing 5196 Wesjac Road, Pender Harbour, British Columbia


V1069798 - 5196 Wesjac Road, Pender Harbour, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 5196 Wesjac Road, Pender Harbour and currently listed at $189,900.

Fantastic opportunity to get into the market! 2 Bdrms up with full kitchen/laundry and deck. 1bdrm suite on main with ensuite laundry. Great starter home or terrific getaway cottage with room for the whole family. Close to Madiera Park, Marinas, Golf Course. Lots of recreation in this area. Kayaking, Quads, Mtn biking, miles of trails. Excellent fishing grounds and 1st class boating area. Home is in great shape and has been lovingly cared for.

Recently Sold Listing 4660 Eastridge Road, North Vancouver, British Columbia


V1060683 - 4660 Eastridge Road, North Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at 4660 Eastridge Road, North Vancouver.