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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 2095 Queens Avenue, West Vancouver, BC


R2521598 - 2095 Queens Avenue, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale SOLD at 2095 Queens Avenue, West Vancouver and currently listed at $2,990,000.SOLD

ESTATE SIZED PROPERTY of over 23000 sq ft (1/2 acre), flat, south facing, extremely private with a frontage spanning 155 ft on beautiful gardens. This split level home features 6 bedroom, with 5426 SF of spacious open plan indoor living. Vaulted ceilings and plenty of light throughout, plus a 31x22 south facing huge deck. Featuring hardwood floors, granite counters, crown moldings, huge luxurious indoor swimming pool. Prime community of Queens in West Van gives you convenient living near prestigious private schools & Irwin Park Elementary & West Vancouver Secondary, beaches, & sea wall, community center, restaurants and easy access to the highway.

Recently Sold Listing 4877 Skyline Drive, North Vancouver, BC


R2518077 - 4877 Skyline Drive, North Vancouver, BC, CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at 4877 Skyline Drive, North Vancouver.

New Listing 4877 Skyline Drive, North Vancouver, BC


R2518077 - 4877 Skyline Drive, North Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale SOLD at 4877 Skyline Drive, North Vancouver and currently listed at $3,280,000.SOLD

SUBSTANTIALLY REBUILT IN 2012. This gorgeous 4,297 sqft west coast luxury gated residence sit on a 18,000 sqft flat lot with spectacular Ocean, Lions gate bridge & City view, custom designed by Sig Toews & built by Jack Nash with superior material & workmanship in most desirable Canyon Heights. Feature spacious separate open living, dining room open onto a lg deck, gourmet kitchen with top grade SS appliances with beautiful southern views. Offers double master bdrm, 1st is located on the main level with w/i closet & spa-like en-suite, plus other two bdrms, & 2rd master bdrm above. Fully walk out lower level features lg rec. room, gym, office, & guest room. Professionally landscaped yard including a mini golf, swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, cabana, & firepit, backing on to green belt.

New Listing 1106 Hillside Road, West Vancouver, BC


R2518095 - 1106 Hillside Road, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale SOLD at 1106 Hillside Road, West Vancouver and currently listed at $7,198,000.SOLD

Spectacular contemporary family home w/ amazing Ocean, City & Mountain view. Luxury 7,233 sf living space, spacious open concept main level features double height foyer, large entertainment size living & dining room, high ceiling, stunning gourmet chef’s kitchen w/ all top grade S/S appliances, & wok kitchen, office & bdrm w/ ensuit, an elevator. 3 bdrms up all w/ ensuite plus an exquisite master with a huge walk-in closet, "spa-like" ensuite & huge spectacular views balcony, also second office. Fully walk out basement features a full size media room, sauna, lg rec room, wet bar, wine cellar, gym room. Professionally landscaped garden including a beautiful fountain, magnificent summer BBQ & outdoor lounge. Just minutes from Capilano Golf and Hollyburn Country Club.

New Listing 1401 - 2120 Argyle Avenue, West Vancouver, BC


R2515014 - 1401 - 2120 Argyle Avenue, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 1401 - 2120 Argyle Avenue, West Vancouver and currently listed at $6,998,000.

The "Ray" building is recognized as one of the most popular and exclusive buildings on the water in West Vancouver. Approximately 3,000 sqft luxury residence offering most spectacular unobstructed 180 degree Ocean, Stanley Park, Lion's Gate Bridge & City views and overlooking the seawall, this unique special layout 3 bdrm sub-penthouse features ENTIRE FLOOR of living with private elevator directly into suite, lg living & dining room, kitchen with lg pantry & brfst bar, oversized master bdrm incl. Spa-like ensuite & w/i closet, 2 south facing private balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows, 9” high ceilings, 2 parking lots, plus own private hobby room. Enjoy private recreation facility including sauna, exercise room, game room, lounge & much more. Walking distance to everything.