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North Vancouver Real Estate| Blog | West Vancouver RealEstate|Mary-Jo Braid|Jonathan Yu › July 2016

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 1936 Westview Drive, North Vancouver, BC


R2093642 - 1936 Westview Drive, North Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 1936 Westview Drive, North Vancouver and currently listed at $1,298,000.

Fantastic property with wonderful living space indoor and outdoor. 5 bedroom/3 bath bright home with vaulted ceilings and skylights.Enjoy your custom built entertainment deck with private fenced back yard with lane access. PLUS A BONUS SEPARATE ENTRANCE REVENUE SUITE! Exceeds all expectations!! Open house Sat and Sun 2-4 pm July 30 & 31

New Listing 604 Walkabout Road, Keats Island, BC


R2093435 - 604 Walkabout Road, Keats Island, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 604 Walkabout Road, Keats Island and currently listed at $529,000.

YIPPEE!!! ONLY 40 MIN TO THE COTTAGE! This property is a waterfront paradise, easy to access from Vancouver. Easy & affordable waterfront with private New dock & New pier. Main cottage is a 1bdrm with enormous new cedar deck to take in the views. Also a detached Master Suite (2nd bdrm) with Ocean views. Relax..and take a break from the big city bustle. Room to entertain your guests with the new Beach Guest Cottage. (Not quite to lock up yet, but will be by end Sept.) Bring your own ideas & design. Property is a full acre with the bonus of a share hold with all land owners of Melody Point of a 25 acre pristine rainforest behind you. This will never be developed, this is a sustainable piece of island paradise. Shared dock agreement with neighbour will keep cost of maintenance low.

New Listing 1367 Haywood Avenue, West Vancouver, BC


R2091523 - 1367 Haywood Avenue, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 1367 Haywood Avenue, West Vancouver and currently listed at $4,988,000.

Luxury View property located in the prime location of Ambleside neighborhood! Beautiful south side view from downtown Vancouver, Lions Gate Bridge, Stanley Park to UBC. This stunning masterpiece home features 4 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, the master bedroom with direct access to the large balconies to enjoy the majestic ocean view. Stunning open floor plan offers elegant living room, gorgeous gourmet kitchen with Miele appliances and separate Wok Kitchen, large rec room, radiant floor heating, multi-camera security system, home automation system, large double car garage with a over-sized flat driveway, private backyard with large size patio and much more. Walking distance to top rated schools, parks, beach and shops. Open House Oct 2, Sunday 2-4pm

New Listing 1328 Inglewood Avenue, West Vancouver, BC


R2089850 - 1328 Inglewood Avenue, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 1328 Inglewood Avenue, West Vancouver and currently listed at $4,288,000.

Prime Central Ambleside location Stunning family home by BOLDER HOMES! This 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom home features beautiful finishing details throughout & sits on a south side, flat lot with lane access. Features include vaulted ceilings in the living room & dinning room, kitchen with Sub-zero, Wolf appl, built-in espresso machine & separate wok kitchen plus pantry, maple paneled dining room. The upper floor boasts a master bdrm with ensuite featuring a free standing tub & wall to wall marble & 2 more bedrooms w/ ensuite baths. The lower floor has own entrance, 2 bedrooms, kitchen, media rm & wet bar. Enjoy the large covered deck with build-in BBQ & speakers overlooking the private backyard!

New Listing 1470 Tyrol Road, West Vancouver, BC


R2089077 - 1470 Tyrol Road, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 1470 Tyrol Road, West Vancouver and currently listed at $6,988,000.

Magnificent Luxury property in the prestigious Chartwell neighborhood. Excellent architect design fantastic layout home with unobstructed Lions Gate Bridge, Ocean & City View! This house offers spacious open concept living, dining, family room, stunning kitchen and functional wok kitchen. Top quality material throughout, top brand appliances, meticulous millwork, high-end stone countertops, hardwood floor, smart home feature etc. 4 large ensuited bedrooms on the upper level. Lower level offer Theatre room, large open rec room, wine cellar, sauna and steam shower, two large bedrooms suite with kitchen and separate entrance. Walking distance to Sentinel Secondary and Chartwell Elementary.

New Listing 1805 St. Denis Road, West Vancouver, BC


R2087076 - 1805 St. Denis Road, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 1805 St. Denis Road, West Vancouver and currently listed at $4,380,000.

Beautiful South facing over sized 12,823 sqft private corner property with lovely views of Ocean, Downtown and Lion’s gate bridge. Recognized as one of the best street in Ambleside area, close to everything in West Vancouver, walk distance to the best schools, West Van Secondary, Pauline Johnson French Immersion School, Community Centre, Shopping and Seawall. House at great condition 2,784 sqft of bright living space offers 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Large decks, beautiful gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors and wood burning fireplace. Ideal Family home to move in, or great investment to hold or build your dream house.