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North Vancouver Real Estate| Blog | West Vancouver RealEstate|Mary-Jo Braid|Jonathan Yu › February 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 6900 MAYFLOWER DR, Richmond, British Columbia


V1109530 - 6900 Mayflower Drive, Richmond, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale SOLD at 6900 Mayflower Drive, Richmond and currently listed at $1,388,888.SOLD

Nestled in popular Riverdale in North West Richmond. This gorgeous Executive home features beautiful high end renovations designed by Envious Design Inc. This beautiful open-concept home includes, travertine stone flooring in the foyer leading into a chef's dream kitchen consisting of 2 ovens, Stainless Steel KitchenAid appliances, high end custom cabinetry made of maple wood, double thick quartz countertops and cabinet hardware from Restoration Hardware. Wide plank oak flooring on main floor and bedrooms. Crown moulding throughout the house. In floor heating on main floor and ensuite bathroom. Generously sized master bedroom featuring a large custom his and hers walk-in closet on the top floor. Open House Sat & Sun 2-4

Recently Sold Listing 314 Boyne Street, New Westminster, British Columbia


V1106880 - 314 Boyne Street, New Westminster, British Columbia, CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at 314 Boyne Street, New Westminster.

New Listing 314 Boyne Street, New Westminster, British Columbia


V1106880 - 314 Boyne Street, New Westminster, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale SOLD at 314 Boyne Street, New Westminster and currently listed at $425,000.SOLD

ATTENTION BUILDERS and INVESTORS. Listed for lot value. House as is where is.

New Listing Lot 15 - 0 Claydon Road, Pender Harbour, British Columbia


V1104975 - Lot 15 - Claydon Road, Pender Harbour, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at Lot 15 - Claydon Road, Pender Harbour and currently listed at $374,000.

Claydon Rd is truly a bit of Paradise on the Sunshine Coast. Located in the Lake District. Build your Dream Home here. This lovely acerage is cleared and ready for your build. Set high atop the lot with level access into build site from rd. Sm septic field installed and approved by Coast Garibaldi Health Dept. Power shed installed for future Hydro use. Water is also availabled and installed via tap line on lot. Water comes from Garden Bay Lake. This location is a lovely area, very serene and quiet. Watch the Eagles soar by while the marine traffick cruises by. Future potential for you own dock and switch back stairs very good. Build stairs now so you can swim from the rocks below in the summer. Shoreline is deepwater.

New Listing 40 15th Street, Gibsons, British Columbia


V1104437 - 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 private waterfront estate boasts a unique, stunning 180 degree panoramic ocean view of the Howe Sound, UBC, YVR Airport, and Vancouver Island.Terraced gardens take you down to your private path to the shore. 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 West Coast home a winner. Southern exposure assures lots of natural sunlight and makes every sunrise & sunset unforgettable. Lower floor offers large spacious suite suited for guests or in-laws, or potential income from Vacation Rental and B&B. Located on one of the most prestigious areas of the Sunshine Coast. By appointment only.

New Listing 582 Kildonan Road, West Vancouver, British Columbia


V1103608 - 582 Kildonan Road, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 582 Kildonan Road, West Vancouver and currently listed at $5,680,000.

This trophy property is a sensational offering of contemporary residence that makes an unparalleled statement of vision & design, uniquely constructed to showcase the spectacular panoramic city, ocean & mountain views. Masterfully laid out floor plan with 22' foyer and elegantly appointed rooms offering a space for every imaginable luxury. Thrilling gusts with 12' ceiling, exquisite formal living room with double side fireplace, exceptionally large dining room, inviting family room, sophisticated kitchen with center island, separate prep kitchen.Exquisite master bedroom with fireplace, balcony, sumptuous bath & steam shower.Easy access to all levels with elevator.

New Listing 658 Alpine Court, North Vancouver, British Columbia


V1102804 - 658 Alpine Court, North Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 658 Alpine Court, North Vancouver and currently listed at $3,188,000.

Spectacular ocean and city views from this beautiful custom built home.This modern executive style masterpiece is situated on one of North Vancouver's most desirable streets. The workmanship, design and attention to detail is impeccable throughout this incredibly well built home.The main floor offers a large open floor plan with a private office, hardwood floors, large format Italian imported tile, a high end kitchen with Wolf, Subzero and Bosch appliances, and two gas fireplaces situated in the dining room and living room. Enjoy the panoramic views from your large private covered outdoor entertainment area all year round with an outdoor bbq and infra-red heaters. 5 bed/5 bath and too many features to list. Ready March 2015