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North Vancouver Real Estate| Blog | West Vancouver RealEstate|Mary-Jo Braid|Jonathan Yu › May 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. . You may also want to visit the Vancouver Aquarium, 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 620 Greenwood Road, West Vancouver, BC

R2074812 - 620 Greenwood Road, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 620 Greenwood Road, West Vancouver and currently listed at $4,558,000.

Very well maintained and upgraded three level south facing house with an open and bright concept, wrapped around with windows, placed in a large lot, with huge frontage and wide circular driveway with two gates. This Family house offers 8 bedrooms, 9 updated bathrooms, two master bedrooms both ensuite one on main floor and the other upstairs. Beautifully updated family size kitchen with granite counters, big size and bright living room with a nice view. 4 years roof. Spectacular swimming pool. Fully fenced and gated lot. Smart home with control 4 easy Automation. Live in it comfortably or build your dream home on this desirable lot.

New Listing 407 Inglewood Place, West Vancouver, BC

R2073340 - 407 Inglewood Place, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 407 Inglewood Place, West Vancouver and currently listed at $3,998,000.

Absolutely gorgeous 3 level family home with a beautiful curb appeal in a friendly and child safe CDS. Immaculately maintained, cared & loved offering around 5370 SF floor area with a great floor plan. Main floor features beautiful big size living room with a 12' ceiling, spacious family room off maple wood kitchen with access to fenced comfort and private flat grass back yard. Spiral stairs lead to upper floor offers 5 large bedrooms, with wrap around windows, master with walk in closet and incredible 5 piece ensuite. Lower level contains 2 bedrooms, rec room, game room with separate entrance. Three car covered garage. Minutes to Park Royal Shopping Centre, Ambleside Park, Lions Gate bridge & HWY 1.

Recently Sold Listing 6219 Sechelt Inlet Road, Sechelt, BC

R2052626 - 6219 Sechelt Inlet Road, Sechelt, BC, CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at 6219 Sechelt Inlet Road, Sechelt.

New Listing 2095 Queens Avenue, West Vancouver, BC

R2072635 - 2095 Queens Avenue, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 2095 Queens Avenue, West Vancouver and currently listed at $4,380,000.

Beautiful home located at the best prime community of Queens in West Vancouver. International architectural master Arthur Erickson's design including vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, granite counters, crown moulding, 155 ft wide frontage & 23,231 sqft of flat private south facing lot. Plenty of light, beautiful gardens, huge luxurious indoor swimming pool. 6 bedroom, 2 level of 5426 SF of spacious open plan indoor living environment. Near famous public & private schools, beaches, community centre. Give you convenient living & everything else! Won't last, act fast!

New Listing Lot 2 - Cotton Point Road, Keats Island, BC

R2069856 - Lot 2 - Cotton Point Road, Keats Island, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at Lot 2 - Cotton Point Road, Keats Island and currently listed at $525,000.

WATERFRONT COTTAGE WITH DOCK- 30 MIN FROM HORSESHOE BAY. This is your own piece of paradise. Property is a gorgeous 3.7 acre beachfront with forested trails in the rear. The views encompass all of Howe Sound & the Mountains in the background. Simply Stunning. Cottage is off grid, Rain water 3000 gallons on site water storage (Full). Brand new lifetime metal roof with high end solar panels, batteries & new generator. This stunning get-away is turnkey. 50' Dock with 150' Aluminum Pier.(Dock is shared with 1 family) Deep water moorage right in front of your enormous sundeck. Cottage sleeps 10 comfortably + New Bunk House. This could be your family legacy!! Great fishing, water skiing,tubing,boarding,kayaking & more all at your doorstep & mere minutes from Vancouver. By appt only.

New Listing 1470 Tyrol Road, West Vancouver, BC

R2067968 - 1470 Tyrol Road, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 1470 Tyrol Road, West Vancouver and currently listed at $6,980,000.

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 2951 Altamont Crescent, West Vancouver, BC

R2066436 - 2951 Altamont Crescent, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 2951 Altamont Crescent, West Vancouver and currently listed at $6,988,000.

Rare private estate with ocean city views. This spectacular custom built residence in prestigious Altamont site on over .539 of an acre. Dream gourmet kitchen with sub zero fridge and large island with breakfast bar. Enjoy the perfect open floor plan enhanced with a gorgeous 3 sided fireplace. All from the main level. Luxurious master bdrm and ensuite with fireplace. Media rm, large recreation rm and bar with walk out patio on the lower level. This home with 6 bdrm, 4 bdrms upstairs ensuited, employed only top craftmanship and premium materials. 3 car garage. Walking distance to West Bay Elementary and mins to private schools.

New Listing 7525 Whelen Court, Burnaby, BC

R2065166 - 7525 Whelen Court, Burnaby, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 7525 Whelen Court, Burnaby and currently listed at $5,288,000.

BRAND NEW master piece in the heart of Burnaby's most desirable neighbourhood, Deer lake. A magnificent showcase of PURE LUXURY living in this 6 bdrm, 7 bath trophy home. Boasting world class finishes throughout, this home personifies quality & elegance. Gorgeous open kitchen with adjoining secondary wok kitchen, stunning fireplace, radiant heat, A/C unit., Egyptian crystal chandelier, top of the line elevator, laundry on all 3 floors, sound system and much more. Enjoy the beautiful and incredibly private sun drenched back yard with a lovely water fountain feature. Downstairs includes rec room, custom wine room and bar & a legal 2 bed suite. Unbeatable Deer Lake location, just steps away from great schools, Metrotown, parks & restaurants. This is truly an incredible luxury home.

New Listing Gordon Road, Keats Island, BC

R2066179 - Gordon Road, Keats Island, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at Gordon Road, Keats Island and currently listed at $130,000.

This is your chance to own a piece of Island Paradise located on the Eastbourne side of beautiful Keats Island close to dock & excellent swimming beaches. Small ocean view driveway & culvert in. Build at your leisure or just pitch a tent for the summer & enjoy peaceful island living while you plan your cottage. Easily accessible from Vancouver.

New Listing 2484 Varley Lane, West Vancouver, BC

R2064556 - 2484 Varley Lane, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 2484 Varley Lane, West Vancouver and currently listed at $2,980,000.

Limited edition private Salishan community built by Polygon Homes. This luxurious townhouse offers unobstructed panoramic views of the city & ocean. Crafted in premium materials, this open floor three level home features a 12 ft vaulted ceilings living room, skylights in kitchen, private courtyards, cedar-lined deck, spacious 2 bedrooms, & 4 bathrooms throughout. The gourmet kitchen is installed with top of the line Jenn-Air convection oven, Bosch gas cooktop, Liebherr stainless steel fridge & a large granite countertops with breakfast bar. Conveniently located beside the British Properties, it is only 5 mins away from Ambleside beach and 15 from downtown. Rare opportunity, do not miss it!