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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 875 Greenwood Road, West Vancouver, BC


R2289782 - 875 Greenwood Road, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 875 Greenwood Road, West Vancouver and currently listed at $3,580,000.

This is a great opportunity to own a well maintained family home situated on a large 142 ( frontage) X 121 square foot FLAT LOT. Drive through the secure ornamental gates that give you a unique blend of security and beauty. This home is a traditional 2 level home that offers a gracious entrance foyer, grand formal living room with fireplace and a formal dining room large enough for the entire family and a kitchen open to the family room. Upstairs features a master bedroom with lovely en-suite, walk-in closet and 3 additional bedrooms. There is plenty of room for the kids to play in this beautiful, private yard. Renovate, rent or build your dream home. School catchment is Chartwell Elementary, Sentinal High School plus top private schools a short distance away.Open July 21, Sat 2-4p

New Listing 1480 14th Street, West Vancouver, BC


R2286461 - 1480 14th Street, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 1480 14th Street, West Vancouver and currently listed at $2,598,000.

Beautiful family home located on a lovely 55 X 122 corner lot in Ambleside. Fantastic location just a short walk from Ridgeview elementary, West Van High School & Chatwin Park. Main Floor features a grand formal living room, separate dining room, wonderful family kitchen, eating area and family room with a sundeck overlooking the picturesque yard & mature plantings. This well looked after home offers a traditional split level plan, newer appliances & a great working area at garden level which is now used as office but was, in the past an in law suite, this can be easily re-converted. Perfect for any growing family, convenient to all local amenities. In addition, there is easy highway and bridge access. A great opportunity!Open July 15th Sun,2-4pm.

New Listing 1901 - 1280 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC


R2286605 - 1901 - 1280 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 1901 - 1280 Richards Street, Vancouver and currently listed at $3,298,000.

GRACE TOWERS! Enjoy the exclusivity of only 2residences per floor with 10' ceilings. The breathtaking, 1861 sq ft, open plan features 2 separated ensuite bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, den and in-suite storage. Striking kitchen provides grand scale ambiance w/ floor to ceiling windows, elegant cabinetry w/Fisher Paykel, Sub Zero & Thermador appl. Also featured 2 gas fireplaces, a lg balcony, A/C, geothermal heating, pool, gym, biometric fingerprint security & concierge service. Enjoy the shared garden terrace with 2 BBQ & lg eating area, lounge area & putting green. Bonus of 3 secured parking stalls & 1 storage locker. The suite is the ultimate in luxury surrounded by a combination of beautiful architectural buildings in Yale Town and Water Views of False Creek. Open July 15th Sun,2-4pm..

New Listing 1405 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver, BC


R2286219 - 1405 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 1405 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver and currently listed at $4,180,000.

Beautiful, prime, 82.5 X 297 lot totaling 24,500 sq ft is gently sloped with south facing peek a boo views right in the heart of Ambleside. This 3 bedroom home has been well maintained over the years. This is an ideal place to raise your family. Located between Ridgeview Elementary School and West Vancouver Secondary plus 3 top rated private schools a short drive away. A great investment property brimming with potential, hold for rental, upgrade existing house or build your dream estate home! Easy access to Park Royal Mall...Open July 15th, Sun 2-4pm.

New Listing 5598 Gallagher Place, West Vancouver, BC


R2283938 - 5598 Gallagher Place, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 5598 Gallagher Place, West Vancouver and currently listed at $6,380,000.

This stunning 5200+ SF home is in one of the most spectacular locations of West Vancouver. This home offers 4 spacious bedrooms, 5 luxurious baths, and a chef's gourmet kitchen! Not only is this home architecturally designed dream home by award winning architect Brad Lamoureux, it boasts never ending views to the southwest. The Pacific Ocean is at your front door & lush, never ending hiking trails like Baden Powell are at your back door. The convenience of Caulfield shopping only minutes away and also offers easy access to incomparable skiing, dining, shopping or just relaxing in front of the fire at 'famous' Whistler Mountain. This home offers it all! Open July 14th Sat 2-4pm.

New Listing 986 Baycrest Drive, North Vancouver, BC


R2282817 - 986 Baycrest Drive, North Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale SOLD at 986 Baycrest Drive, North Vancouver and currently listed at $3,998,000.SOLD

One of North Vancouver’s finest offerings. This stunning custom built contemporary residence showcases exceptional European craftsmanship with no expense spared from floor to ceiling. From the spacious and modern open floor plan this home will not disappoint. This home features over 4900 sq ft of opulent living space; including 5 beds with 6 baths, polished concrete floors & floating staircase. Panoramic view accessed by eclipse doors that create seamless indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Outdoor decadence rivals the interior space with an incredible landscaped backyard pool and hot tub. Other features include wok kitchen, Smart Home technology, & radiant heat.

New Listing 1724 Palmerston Avenue, West Vancouver, BC


R2281320 - 1724 Palmerston Avenue, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 1724 Palmerston Avenue, West Vancouver and currently listed at $5,580,000.

Stunning NEW Luxury OCEAN VIEW residence located in Ambleside. Situated on an 8,052 sqft lot, this 4,313 sqft family home offers 5 beds & 6.5 baths w/ an add’l. 1,500 sqft of covered patios & decks. Impressive custom finishes are found throughout. The stunning chef’s kitchen incl. Custom mill-work & cabinets, s/s WOLF, SUBZERO, MIELE appl. package, & WOK Kitchen. Designer tile encompasses the main level & detailed mill-work compliment the elegant main floor space. A large heated covered patio extends the main level living space. The upper level includes 3 large en-suited beds w/ a stunning master bed. The lower level includes a 2 bedroom suite, a large media room w/ bar, & an impressive wine display. In-floor heating, A/C, & smart home system. Open July 21st/22nd,Sat/Sun,2-4pm.

New Listing 1319 Sinclair Street, West Vancouver, BC


R2278726 - 1319 Sinclair Street, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 1319 Sinclair Street, West Vancouver and currently listed at $3,480,000.

Sought after Ambleside location. This home sits on a quiet cul-de-sac with a fantastic sun drenched back yard with lovely trees and shrubs allowing great privacy. Traditional floor plan with entertainments sized rooms on the main floor which include living room, dining room, kitchen, family room, large office and powder room. Upstairs are 4 large bedrooms. Downstairs is a large recreation room, guest suite and plenty of storage.Walking distance to Ridgeview Elementary and West Van High. Moments from all that Ambleside Village has to offer. Open July 14th, Sat 2-4pm.

New Listing 1210 RENTON ROAD, West Vancouver, BC


R2278771 - 1210 Renton Road, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 1210 Renton Road, West Vancouver and currently listed at $3,580,000.

Absolutely prime location in the British Properties. Enjoy gorgeous views from almost all the rooms of this 4600 sq ft 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms home. Private level 13,723 sq ft lot, with your own private sport court in the backyard. Perfect to move in or build your dream home. Just minutes from Chartwell Elementary, Sentinel High Schools, Hollyburn Club Easy a quick access to Collingwood and Mulgrave private schools as well as Prestigious Capilano Golf & Country Club. Great opportunity to move into The Britsh Properties!

New Listing 1025 22nd Street, West Vancouver, BC


R2276098 - 1025 22nd Street, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 1025 22nd Street, West Vancouver and currently listed at $3,580,000.

Location can't be beat! This Dundarave home is situated on a large 8976 sq ft flat lot with mature gardens, beautiful landscaping and a lovely pond with 68 foot frontage. Completely 2018 renovated 2 level living of 3086 sq ft. Plenty of windows and skylights offering all day sunlight throughout the house. Great entertainment sized rooms with open concept, welcoming wide hallways. Both bedrooms have their own ensuites and the master bedroom has its own private outdoor oasis. Boasting a 3 car garage with ample storage, and a plenty storage area off the basement level. Walking distant to all that Dundarave Village has to offer, West Van Rec-Centre, Sea Wall, Parks and Beach. Catchment area for Irwin Elementary and West Van High.Open July 22nd,Sun,2-4pm.