West Vancouver Real Estate - Dane Human - Buy, sell homes, houses, North Vancouver, North Shore, B.C.
"Property has always been my passion..."
My mother was Canadian, my father South African. They met in Perugia, Italy during the Second World War. At that time, my mother was a Canadian Nurse and my father a South African Fighter pilot. I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa.
My first visit to Canada was over 30 years ago when my wife, Jacqui and I came to Vancouver to meet my mother’s family. On that very first visit, Jacqui and I agreed - “Someday, we didn’t know how, we didn’t know when, but we WERE going to live in Canada!!!” 10 years later we had made the move and Canada has been "home" to us and our family for 30 years. We “know” we made the right choice and truly believe that Canada is the finest country in the world!
Before becoming a Realtor, I was a Commercial Airline pilot for many years and initially flew for South African Airways, followed by 10 enjoyable years with CANADA 3000 Airlines and the last 9 years of my flying career were in Asia flying for KOREAN AIR operating out of Seoul, Korea. In my extensive travels, New Zealand remains the one destination I have not yet been to, but would love to visit.
My interest in Real Estate began In South Africa. During my time off between overseas flights, I built my own home. Like all young couples, when we got married we had no money, so we built our house in stages. We started by building the double garage area first. One half was our living room, the other side the dining room. It grew into a very "special home" as it was built on a rocky outcrop with a stream meandering through the property and a commanding view of the city of Johannesburg through the valley. The interior was quite different with a sunken bar and exposed rock as a feature in the house. There was also an internal courtyard where birds flew freely and the last touch was an elevated platform beside the house with an embedded swimming pool.
This is how I spent my "days off" from flying - Isn't that sky beautiful ......
The finished product
We wanted to have the pool next to the house, so we built a retainer wall and "backfilled the area" with truckloads of earth to create this rec. space.
The experience of all those years in the home industry both overseas and in Canada, has benefited me tremendously in Real Estate. I will be delighted to share my knowledge and expertise with you when you buy or sell a property.