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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 2145 Kings Avenue, West Vancouver, BC


R2531929 - 2145 Kings Avenue, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 2145 Kings Avenue, West Vancouver and currently listed at $3,980,000.

A MAGNIFICENT quality property located in the heart of the most desirable area of Dundarave with beautiful City & Ocean view. Luxury 4,011 sqft living space, spacious open living, dining and adjoining family room overlooking private partially covered courtyard, gorgeous gourmet kitchen with large centre island & all SS appliances & a workshop/office. 3 bdrm up all with ensuite incl. master room w/ spa-like ensuite & TWO w/i closet plus spectacular views balcony. The fully walkout lower level includes a one bedroom legal suite, & a large rec. room. Walking distance to Irwin Park & Pauline Johnson elementary schools, West Vancouver Secondary School, Community Center, Public Library, Seawall, Dundarave beach, Village shopping and restaurants.

New Listing 2655 Palmerston Avenue, West Vancouver, BC


R2531706 - 2655 Palmerston Avenue, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 2655 Palmerston Avenue, West Vancouver and currently listed at $3,180,000.

Great Upper Dundarave location with ocean views. This impeccably updated split level home sits on a generous lot with an 80 foot frontage. Main level offers a open planned gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, large formal living room and dining rooms, 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. Upper level has a large family room. Lower level has 4th bedroom, and bathroom. Completely private fully fenced sun filled flat yard is perfect for all your outdoor entertaining. Close to Irwin Park Elementary and West Vancouver High Schools, Pauline Johnson French Immersion Elementary School, Library, Recreation Centre, shopping in Dundarave and Ambleside plus the beach, Seawalk and parks.

New Listing 970 11th Street, West Vancouver, BC


R2531693 - 970 11th Street, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 970 11th Street, West Vancouver and currently listed at $2,980,000.

Beautiful family home with fabulous South West views of Ocean, City and Mountain. Very rare over-sized 11,056 sq.ft big deep lot with 80 feet frontage. Huge private and leveled front and back yard. Spacious rooms and fabulous floor plan with 4 bedrooms up, huge family room off the kitchen. This well maintained 2600 sq.ft house makes a perfect investment, rental property, best renovation project or build your dream house. Close to beach, great schools, shopping mall and transportation.

New Listing 5309 Montiverdi Place, West Vancouver, BC


R2531685 - 5309 Montiverdi Place, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 5309 Montiverdi Place, West Vancouver and currently listed at $3,580,000.

Spectacular An Arthur Erickson Masterpiece Montiverdi Estates! This apprx. 3,800 sqft home is situated on a completely private 13,530 sqft Property, one of the largest in this exclusive enclave of 20 homes w/ spectacular OCEAN VIEWS of Howe Sound. This West Coast Modern home complete reno. in 2016 w/ exceptional quality. Main floor features lg living & dining rm, family rm off stunning gourmet chef's kitchen w/ all S/S appliances, custom cabinets & oversize kitchen island. Floor to ceiling windows capture the light and lead to 3 large decks for entertaining. 3 bdrm up incl. lg master rm w/ "spa-like" ensuite & spectacular views balcony w/ Jacuzzi. Lower floor offers 2 bdrm & office plus another private deck. Truly a rare opportunity to buy a piece of art that can be lived in and enjoyed.

New Listing 241 Bayview Road, Lions Bay, BC


R2531948 - 241 Bayview Road, Lions Bay, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 241 Bayview Road, Lions Bay and currently listed at $2,998,000.

Approximately 7,000 SF custom built mansion situated on a Half-Acre lot with spectacular ocean VIEWS of Howe Sound & beyond to the Sunshine Coast surrounded by lush, landscaped gardens in Lions Bay. This luxurious masterpiece with European flair design, craftsmanship & millwork throughout, over 3,200 SF of indoor space on the main level incl. double high foyer, formal living rm with cathedral ceilings & Brazilian Cherry wood flooring, gourmet kitchen w/ new SS appliances & lg island w/ nature stone countertop, & brfst bar, 1st master bdrm with w/i closet & spa like en-suite, indoor sauna & hot tub plus one bdrom suite, 1,500 SF outdoor deck great for entertainment. 4 bdrm incl. 2rd master bdrm plus media room, wet bar, upstairs. Lower level offers gym, game room, party room, lg workshop.

Recently Sold Listing 990 Eyremount Drive, West Vancouver, BC


R2529777 - 990 Eyremount Drive, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at 990 Eyremount Drive, West Vancouver.

New Listing 2860 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver, BC


R2529953 - 2860 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 2860 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver and currently listed at $13,980,000.

Absolutely world class estate in prime Altamont's Golden Mile. This spectacular concrete residence sits on a 0.9 acre (39,204 sq ft) gated property with views to the water. Almost 12,000 sq. ft. of luxurious interior living featuring 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, media room, recreation room , wine room, gym and a stunning indoor swimming pool that opens to the rear yard. The home is fully air conditioned with radiant floor heating throughout, geothermal is integrated into the heating/cooling systems, there are solar panels for hot water, a rainwater reclamation system, heated driveway, and a fully integrated audio/video, lutron lighting and alarm system. Designed by renowned Architect Chris Dikeakos with interior design by Ledingham. One of Vancouver's finest homes. World Class Estate!

New Listing 990 Eyremount Drive, West Vancouver, BC


R2529777 - 990 Eyremount Drive, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale SOLD at 990 Eyremount Drive, West Vancouver and currently listed at $6,680,000.SOLD

SUBSTANTIALLY REBUILT IN 2005. Located in most prestigious British Properties on a 20,505 sf of flat lot w/ panoramic Ocean, City & Mountain view. Luxury 6,000+ sqft gated home features spacious open concept design, the high ceiling foyer, oversized dining room, spacious living room with gas fireplace, & customs tea room, plus a lg guest room on main level, stunning gourmet chef's kitchen w/ all top grade S/S appliances, addition lg wok kitchen & W/I pantry, 5 bdrm up including an exquisite master with a walk-in closet, "spa-like" ensuite & spectacular views balcony, lg recreation room with wet bar & comfort loft on split level. Huge flat custom designed professionally backyard plus lg covered BBQ patio with beautiful views, & swimming pool with hot tub.

Recently Sold Listing 2429 Ottawa Avenue, West Vancouver, BC


R2529450 - 2429 Ottawa Avenue, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at 2429 Ottawa Avenue, West Vancouver.

New Listing 2429 OTTAWA AVENUE, West Vancouver, BC


R2529450 - 2429 Ottawa Avenue, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale SOLD at 2429 Ottawa Avenue, West Vancouver and currently listed at $4,998,900.SOLD

Exceptional Quality Custom built home located in wonderful Dundarave. Designed by Award winning Rommel Design Ltd of West Vancouver. Endless features that include, Natural Lime Stone Exterior, Kolbe Windows & Doors (Aluminum) with natural stained wood on the inside & Bifold doors off the Living Area open to the Expansive OCEAN Views from every level. Enjoy 1322 sqft of outdoor patios. Miele Appliances, spice/wok kitchen, Designer light fixtures, Preverco oak hardwood, Air Conditioning, Radiant floor heat, Central vacuum, Security, Grohe plumbing & Toto Washlets Toilets, steam room, 3 fireplaces (gas & electric) & one bedroom legal nanny suite. Absolutely private & tranquil street close to Dundarave Village, John Lawson Park, Ambleside Beach & all that Dundarave has to offer!

New Listing 5202 Sprucefeild Road, West Vancouver, BC


R2527503 - 5202 Sprucefeild Road, West Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 5202 Sprucefeild Road, West Vancouver and currently listed at $2,230,000.

This gorgeous completely renovated home located in the quaint community of Upper Caulfield! Offers 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and over 2,300 sq ft of luxury living built w/superior material & workmanship. Feature an open concept chef's kitchen with stainless steel appliances, countertops plus wine cooler, hardwood flooring, A/C, and the dining room opening onto a large decks to enjoy the BBQ & hot tub. Upstairs spacious master bedroom with ensuite and two large bedrooms. Walking distance to Caulfeild Elementary School, Rockridge High School, Caulfeild Shopping Village and beautiful trails.