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North Vancouver Real Estate| Blog | West Vancouver RealEstate|Mary-Jo Braid|Jonathan Yu › November 2015

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 2580 Queens Avenue, West Vancouver, BC


R2018443 - 2580 Queens Avenue, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 2580 Queens Avenue, West Vancouver and currently listed at $3,880,000.

This huge 12061 SF view property is located on the south side of the street with no wires, protected unobstructed ocean & city view looking to Downtown Vancouver & Lions Gate Bridge and then sweeping across to English Bay & UBC. Absolutely stunning! Great upper Dundarave location walking distance to seawall and Dundarave Village.

New Listing 316 N Coldwell Street, North Vancouver, BC


R2014982 - 316 N Coldwell Street, North Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 316 N Coldwell Street, North Vancouver and currently listed at $320,000.

Indian Arm is a magical place, incredibly beautiful! A boaters dream. This rustic 3 bedroom / 1 bath cottage features new deck with large private dock. Sale is for ALL THREE LOTS!! Boasting 150' of gorgeous waterfront. Very private. Boat access only. Summers at the cottage... oh yeah. PROPERTY ID# AS FOLLOWS; 005-982-821 / 005-982-880 / 005-982-791 ALL INCLUSIVE IN SALE.

New Listing 3041 Spencer Close, West Vancouver, BC


R2013696 - 3041 Spencer Close, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 3041 Spencer Close, West Vancouver and currently listed at $5,880,000.

Altamont at its best with lovely ocean view. This amazing Tudor style home offers 5 bdrms and 7 baths, with nearly 20000sqft south facing huge lot. Home features a wonderful floor plan. Main floor offers a spacious living room, formal dining room and breakfast area, gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors, and a bright office. 4 Bedrooms and 3 baths on the upper level. Fully finished basement with the 5th bedroom, a huge recreation room and lots of storage space. Unparalleled private setting with plenty of outdoor entertaining space including a spectacular 37'x17' indoor pool, a professionally landscaped garden with bridge and creek. Perfect choice for a growing family. Westbay Elementary catchment in walking distance. As many potentials as you as you could ever image.Open canceled.

New Listing Lot 32 - Oceanmount Lane, Gibsons, BC


R2013852 - Lot 32 - Oceanmount Lane, Gibsons, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at Lot 32 - Oceanmount Lane, Gibsons and currently listed at $329,000.

Lot 32 Oceanmount Lane is absolutely the BEST Building Lot available in Gibsons. Panoramic Ocean Vista Views that take your eye from Howe Sound, Gibsons Harbour and our towards the Georgia Straight towards Van Isl. From sunrise to sunset be prepared to be amazed. Clean air, clean water and an ideal Coastal Living lifestyle. The Sunshine Coast is the epitome of a relaxed Coastal Lifestyle. Mere minutes from the ferry & only a 40 min ride to Vancouver! Have the BEST of both worlds. This quiet Cul-de-Sac features high end homes and will give you a good return on investment; whether you are planning long or short term. This is a site that you owe it to yourself to view and check out the possibilities. Info package available.

New Listing 268 Gordon Road, Keats Island, BC


R2013082 - 268 Gordon Road, Keats Island, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 268 Gordon Road, Keats Island and currently listed at $259,000.

The family cottage you have always dreamt of. Be at the cottage in 30 min straight from Horseshoe Bay! This lg & bright cottage is an easy walk from the Gov't dock. Situated far back from road, cottage & decks provide ultimate privacy and sunshine. Keats Island is Vancouver's best kept secret. A family favorite for decades. Cottage features massive Master suite with full 4pc ensuite. Second bedrm has twin bunks. Second full 4pc bath on main. Kitchen is bright with vaulted ceilings with floor to ceiling windows letting in a ton of natural light. 2 Lg lvgrms, lots of room for family & friends. Airtight wood stove to keep things cosy. Year round use recommended! Peaceful & Serene, Keats Island, your home away from home.