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 now. 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 flew with South African Airways, followed by 10 enjoyable years with CANADA 3000 Airlines when we moved to Canada. The last 9 years of my flying career were spent 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. Like all young couples, when we got married we had no money, so I personally built our own home in stages during my time off between overseas flights,. We built the double garage area first. This was our initial home - one garage was our living room, the other garage was the dining room. It was a very "special home" as it was 100% built on a rocky outcrop with a stream meandering through the property. The interior was very different from the ordinary home as we had a sunken bar and exposed rock was a feature in the house. There was also an internal courtyard where birds flew around freely. The last task was a hand built elevated platform area next to the house which had an embedded swimming pool.
This is how I spent my "days off" from flying - Isn't that sky beautiful ......
The finished "Casa Mia"
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.