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North Vancouver Real Estate| Blog | West Vancouver RealEstate|Mary-Jo Braid|Jonathan Yu › November 2017

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 875 Greenwood Road, West Vancouver, BC

R2225511 - 875 Greenwood Road, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 875 Greenwood Road, West Vancouver and currently listed at $3,980,000.

Well maintained family home situated on a large lot, over 17000 with the frontage being 142. This lot is totally FLAT .This traditional 2 level home offers a gracious entrance foyer, large formal living room and dining room, open kitchen with family room all on the main floor. Upstairs features 4 large bedrooms. Plenty of room for the kids to play in this beautiful, private yard. Many updates in this home already, you could move in, renovate more, rent or build your dream home. Top ranking Collingwood School is nearby. Showings by appointment Mon or Wed at noon.

New Listing 1875 Layton Drive, North Vancouver, BC

R2224793 - 1875 Layton Drive, North Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 1875 Layton Drive, North Vancouver and currently listed at $1,688,000.

This home has everything for a growing family! This lovely 2 level home sits on one of the most sought after streets in Blueridge. The main floor includes a family sized kitchen with large island, dining area, large living room w/French doors leading to a sun drenched deck, large master bedroom w/ensuite, walk in closet, and deck. 2 more bedrooms, full bathroom, plus 2 fireplaces. The lower level features 2 bedrooms, full bathroom and storage. Bonus is the 1 bedroom and den (or 2 bedrooms) registered suite. Updates include kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, appliances and suite.

New Listing 245 E Kings Road, North Vancouver, BC

R2223949 - 245 E Kings Road, North Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 245 E Kings Road, North Vancouver and currently listed at $1,998,000.

Upper Lonsdale prime location 66x132 lot with 8712 SF in total area. Situated on the quiet street of E Kings Road, this cozy home offers over 2700 SF of living space. The main floor features 3 beds & 2 baths with a large south facing balcony. Downstairs offers a walk-out basement leading to the private and flat back yard, also featuring a spacious rec room, a bedrm, a bathroom, a den and plenty of storage. Easily suited if desired. The house has had many updates including hardwood floors, newer roof, new windows and high efficiency furnace. Carisbrooke Elementary catchment. A fantastic neighborhood for kids and family to grow. Buy and enjoy as is, hold it or build your dream home . . . A wonderful opportunity.

New Listing 349 W 17th Street, North Vancouver, BC

R2219965 - 349 W 17th Street, North Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 349 W 17th Street, North Vancouver and currently listed at $2,680,000.

West of Lonsdale luxury 4 yr old home offers an outstanding functional layout w/luxury finishes. Main floor w/open floor plan offers high ceilings, large living & family room both w/fireplaces, den, dream kitchen w/large island, wok kitchen all w/high end SS appliances. Upstairs has 4 bedrooms all w/ensuites, mst bedroom w/city & water views, luxury spa like ensuite w/steam shower & large walk in closet. Lower floor has private media room & bar, 1 bedroom, full bath plus a 2 bedroom bedroom legal suite. Other features include A/C, HRV, LED lighting, 3 car garage & Room for RV parking, inground sprinklers, back up generator & more! Walking distance to amenities, parks, shopping, this home is the perfect balance of urban & suburban living.