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

Recently Sold Listing 4464 W 9th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia


V1087976 - 4464 W 9th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at 4464 W 9th Ave, Vancouver.

New Listing 4464 W 9th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia


V1087976 - 4464 W 9th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale SOLD at 4464 W 9th Ave, Vancouver and currently listed at $2,050,000.SOLD

Gorgeous character home in the heart of Point Grey. Enjoy the lovely gourmet kitchen and bathrooms were brilliantly with top of the line appliances, fixtures and extensive use of granite and marble. Upper floor has 3 bedrooms. The master bdrm offers city and some water & mountain views. South facing beautifully landscaped and fenced backyard. A large patio perfect for entertainment. Double car garage. The lower level is fully finished guest suite with a separate entrance. Walk to Queen Mary School, Locarno Beach, Trimble Park, West 10th shops & restaurants and more! Ideal for entertaining or a growing family. Open House Oct 26 Sun 2-4pm.

New Listing 1840 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver, British Columbia


V1087543 - 1840 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 1840 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver and currently listed at $1,760,000.

This gorgeous family home located in the heart of Ambleside. Enjoy three levels of living space that opens to a south facing fenced backyard with privacy backing onto Mathers Court. Formal dining room & family room off the kitchen. Three bedrooms up, large study & ensuite off the master. large family room at lower level & 4th bedroom with ensuite bath. Very bright home with skylights. Tons of parking. Walk to West Vancouver Secondary, & close to Ridgeview Elementary & the West Vancouver Recreation Centre. Ideal for entertaining or a growing family! Open House Nov 23, Sunday 12:30-4:30pm

New Listing 5360 Seaside Place, West Vancouver, British Columbia


V1087697 - 5360 Seaside Place, West Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 5360 Seaside Place, West Vancouver and currently listed at $6,888,000.

TRULY a magnificent WATERFRONT property situated one of West Vancouver's most exclusive locations. Enjoy spectacular views from every room of this incredible residence. 5 spacious bedrooms, beautiful gourmet kitchen with adjoining family room. The elegant living room has two incredible views of waterfront living at its finest. Spend your evenings on your private sandy beach watching the sunset or the cruise ships pass by. Always an abundance of sea life, including Blue herons, seals & bald eagles. Imagine watching your children play on the beach while you pull in your crab pots. All of this at the end of a very private road of an exclusive gated community.

Recently Sold Listing 13175 Porters Road, Pender Harbour, British Columbia


V1085484 - 13175 Porters Road, Pender Harbour, British Columbia, CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at 13175 Porters Road, Pender Harbour.

Recently Sold Listing 40 15th Street, Gibsons, British Columbia


V1085984 - 40 15th Street, Gibsons, British Columbia, CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at 40 15th Street, Gibsons.

New Listing 40 15th Street, Gibsons, British Columbia


V1085984 - 40 15th Street, Gibsons, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 40 15th Street, Gibsons and currently listed at $1,258,000.

This incredible waterfront estate boasts a 180 degree ocean vista that will mesmerize. Terraced gardens take you down to your private path to the shore. Privacy is absolute. The views are nothing short of stunning. Custom built for present owners, this 5 bdrm, 4 bath home has been lovingly maintained. New roof, new decks & a fresh coat of exterior paint make this executive style home a winner. Southern exposure assures lots of natural light and makes every sunrise & sunset unforgettable. Lower floor could easily be suited for guests or in-laws. Located in one of the most prestigious areas of the Sunshine Coast. By appointment only.

New Listing 165 Persephone Place, Keats Island, British Columbia


V1085804 - 165 Persephone Place, Keats Island, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 165 Persephone Place, Keats Island and currently listed at $450,000.

165 Persephone is your own island Oasis. Ten acres to call your own. Beautiful meadows and lots of timber. Cottage is a one bdrm that exudes charm. Cozy & bright and well laid out to maximize sq footage. Zoning allows for 2cnd dwelling. Build your dream cottage up high while living in comfort Massive wrap around deck of home gives you an extra 395 sq ft of outdoor living space. There are 4600 gallons on site water storage. Easily accessed from Vancouver in 30 min by water taxi or 1hr via BC Ferries. Quick, easy & affordable getaway from the city. Keats Island has been Vancouver's Best Kept Secret for years, Call today for your island tour and experience it for yourself. By appointment only.

New Listing 13175 Porters Road, Pender Harbour, British Columbia


V1085484 - 13175 Porters Road, Pender Harbour, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale SOLD at 13175 Porters Road, Pender Harbour and currently listed at $860,000.SOLD

This is stunning acerage with fantastic waterfront!! Property boasts beautiful dock, new pilings, new stairs & gorgeous 50' Boathouse. This property will meet all your dreams. Recently & stylishly updated kitchen, baths, deck & more make this a solid investment. 100% private 3 acres with 120' of waterfront. Pick oysters right off your beach, drop the crab/prawn traps around the corner & dinner is just an hour from the sea to the table. Gateway to Desolation Sound & numerous Gulf Islands to explore on these waterways. Home is truly lovely, if you have been looking for that Special Spot on the water; look no more.

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


V1082592 - 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 Nov 29, Sat 12:30-4:30pm