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North Vancouver Real Estate| Blog | West Vancouver RealEstate|Mary-Jo Braid|Jonathan Yu › March 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 LOT 1 CANOE RD, Pender Harbour, British Columbia


V1114110 - Lot 1 - Canoe Road, Pender Harbour, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at Lot 1 - Canoe Road, Pender Harbour and currently listed at $149,900.

Canoe Road in Pender Harbour feels eons away from the city life, yet is only 2 hours door to door from pretty much anywhere in Vancouver. Build your Dream Cottage/Home here. This neighbourhood is quiet, very quiet. Located close to all of of Pender Harbours amenties. Shopping, restaurants, trails, Marina, Kayaking, Golfcourse, excellent quading, hunting & fishing; just to name a few...This is the Vacation Destination!!

New Listing 6676 EGMONT RD, Pender Harbour, British Columbia


V1112868 - 6676 Egmont Road, Pender Harbour, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 6676 Egmont Road, Pender Harbour and currently listed at $212,500.

The world famous Skookumchucks.This is an area of pristine natural beauty.Very lg lot located just back from the main trail, yet accessable from main rd. Marina/store/pub & restaurant all just a short walk away. You have the best of both worlds, Take the kayaks out to Agamemnon Channel, or go for a fantastic hike through BC Rainforest and watch the infamous tide change at Skookumchuk Narrows Truly an amazing site!North Americas largest tidal rapids This lovely A-Frame home/cottage is not only attractive, it is a little bit funky, vaulted ceilings Massive kitchen & dining room with access to sundeck; great for entertaining friends & family New airtight woodstove in lvg rm keeps things cozy Lots of natural light.

New Listing 9222 W SAKINAW LAKESHORE BB, Pender Harbour, British Columbia


V1113846 - 9222 W Sakinaw Lakeshore, Pender Harbour, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 9222 W Sakinaw Lakeshore, Pender Harbour and currently listed at $1,520,000.

9222 Sakinaw Lake is the most prestigous get away cottage you could imagine Located on the Beautiful Sunshine Coast, this large lake is bathwater warm during the summer months Fantastic waterskiing/tubing/fishing/kayaking/paddling!! Located in the most beautiful place in Canada; 6.9 acres to call your own, Pristine forest, crystal clear lake, miles of trails at your back door Private Dock & Boathouse This was created with family & friends in mind Gather around the outdoor kitchen take a hot tub at nightfall and watch a zillion stars come alive This Exclusive Lakeside Family Retreat is an incredible place to gather your family & friends. Check out the Virtual Tour!! You will be amazed!

New Listing GORDON RD, Keats Island, British Columbia


V1111988 - Lot 22 - Gordon Road, Keats Island, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale at Lot 22 - Gordon Road, Keats Island and currently listed at $225,000.

Lovely building site on Lot 22 Gordon Rd. Very close to Gov't dock and beaches almost at your doorstep. This lot has been professionally surveyed, septic system is installed and approved. Power Pole also installed, Lot was cleared a few years ago. Potential for fantastic ocean vista quite possible! This Lot has tons of potential.

New Listing 658 Alpine Crt Court, North Vancouver, British Columbia


V1111687 - 658 Alpine Crt Court, North Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 658 Alpine Crt 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. Open Sat 2-4

New Listing LOT 90 KEATS CAMP BB, Keats Island, British Columbia


V1110668 - Lot 90 - 0 Keats Camp Other, Keats Island, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale at Lot 90 - 0 Keats Camp Other, Keats Island and currently listed at $95,000.

Waterfront building lot located on beautiful Keats Island looking back at Gibsons. This lovely sunny lot is close to Sandy Beach and a short stroll from Keats Landing Dock. This is very rare offering on this side of the island. Community water system close by. Power also very near. Easy stroll to beach and many trails. Pack a picnic, take out the kayaks and explore. Water taxi service to Gibsons makes shopping easy. Access from Horseshoe Bay in just over an hour....all by boat. Sit back, relax...your going to the cottage.

Recently Sold Listing 365 East Carisbrooke North Vancouver BC , ,


v1108050 - 365 East Carisbrooke North Vancouver BC , , , CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at 365 East Carisbrooke North Vancouver BC , .

Recently Sold Listing 6900 Mayflower Drive, Richmond, British Columbia


V1109530 - 6900 Mayflower Drive, Richmond, British Columbia, CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at 6900 Mayflower Drive, Richmond.

New Listing 55 Esplanade Road, Keats Island, British Columbia


V1109723 - 55 Esplanade Road, Keats Island, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 55 Esplanade Road, Keats Island and currently listed at $515,000.

Waterfront Home at 55 Esplanade is superb! Set just off the beaten path, this charming property has 2 bdrms 1 4pc bath Open floor plan encompasses lvg/din/kitchen area surrounded by windows. The natural light is abundant. Gorgeous hardwood floors, updated kitchen. You feel like you are on a yacht looking out at the Collingwood Channel and beyond to Howe Sound & the North Shore Mtns. Tiered sundeck is a great place to entertain friends or relax with a good book. Take an afternoon nap on the deck swing Dive off the rock and go for a swim OR launch your kayak in 2 min on East Beach which is a mere 100' down the path Whether you are looking for a cottage or 2cnd home for retirement or getaway...you owe it to yourself to view this.

New Listing 720 PARKSIDE RD, West Vancouver, British Columbia


V1109819 - 720 Parkside Road, West Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale SOLD at 720 Parkside Road, West Vancouver and currently listed at $7,900,000.SOLD

A Magnificent Luxury British Properties Home on a .46 lot with city and ocean view! This incredible home features large flat driveway, grand foyer, generous formal living & dining rooms, amazing great room, family room & remarkable hidden WOK kitchen with high-end appliances. Large covered deck overlooking the stunning view. Upper level Two massive master bedrooms with walk-in closets & ensuite. All bedrooms with ensuite. Loaded with character & charm, as well as all modern amenities include home theatre, private elevator, wine room, guest accommodation & nanny suite. Too many other features to mention. Pleasure to show!

Recently Sold Listing 6905 Mount Richardson Road, Sechelt, BC


V1109088 - 6905 Mount Richardson Road, Sechelt, BC, CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at 6905 Mount Richardson Road, Sechelt.

New Listing 6905 Mount Richardson R Road, Sechelt, British Columbia


V1109088 - 6905 Mount Richardson Road, Sechelt, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale SOLD at 6905 Mount Richardson Road, Sechelt and currently listed at $638,900.SOLD

This Ocean View home is simply spectacular! Breathtaking Views! Built by Dennis Able,this stunning home has all the high end detail and finishing touches to please the most discerning Buyer.Meticulous attn to detail is apparent in every room. Distressed Maple floors in lvg & master. Quarts inlaid flr in foyer/kitch/din. Cork flr in rec rm. Skylights throughout the main allow lots of natural light in. Lg dual sided gas f/p. Master ensuite is everything you dream about. Vaulted ceilings throughout main floor add to this space and beauty. Kitchen with dual fueled stove & oven. Granite counters & custom cabinets. This home is completely smart wired for you! Surround sound built in & out on deck. The ocean views are breathtaking!!!

Recently Sold Listing 4525 W 8th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia


V1107145 - 4525 W 8th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at 4525 W 8th Ave, Vancouver.

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