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French philosopher Voltaire wrote: “Appreciation is a wonderful thing.  It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”

I have received a gift with a ‘Thank You’ card from a client family last Sunday.

“Dear Eva,

We wanted to express our appreciation in making it possible for us to purchase our first new home.

All the best to you and yours in the new year.

Cheers,

D, R, I and G “

p.s.  The family has preferred to stay low profile and requested to use initials only.

Sold 209 – 211 Twelfth Street

Am very delighted to help my client Gigi to get her first dream home.

Here below is a review independently done by RankMyAgenti:

“Eva Li helped me to buy my first property. Eva is quick to respond to my messages and questions. She is accommodating to my schedule and gets everything done professionally and in a timely manner.”

Gigi Li

Q. Did you get the home value you desired from this transaction?

A. Yes

Q. Would you use this professional again?

A. Yes

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Home sales decline below long-term averages in 2019 despite increased demand to end the year

The Metro Vancouver housing market experienced below average sales activity and moderate price declines in 2019.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that sales of detached, attached and apartment homes reached 25,351 in 2019, a three per cent increase from the 24,619 sales recorded in 2018, and a 29.6 per cent decrease over the 35,993 residential sales in 2017.

Last year’s sales total was 20.3 per cent below the region’s 10-year sales average.

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I’m glad to receive a review from my sellers :

We found Eva Li very helpful in the sale of our property.  She was always punctual and easily accessible.  As we were new to this process, in the closing of the sale of the property, Eva also helped us in matters which are new to us, for example: when to disconnect the hydro, cable, telephone, and cancel the insurance etc.  We would recommend Eva to all our friends and family.  She is “A+”.  Thank you Eva!

John Romanow, Donna and Cliff Mayoh

Metro Vancouver home sales return to historically typical levels

After a quieter first half of 2019, home buyer activity has returned to more historically typical levels in Metro Vancouver*.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,498 in November 2019, a 55.3 per cent increase from the 1,608 sales recorded in November 2018, and a 12.6 per cent decline from the 2,858 homes sold in October 2019.

Last month’s sales were four per cent above the 10-year November sales average.

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We are US citizens trying to sell our mother’s property in Vancouver. We connected with Eva Li through a friend’s referral. We contacted Eva only through the phone and text messages. Though we have never met Eva face to face, she provided us with excellent service. She thought of many details that we have not thought about. For example, when it is best to list the property, what is needed to be done to the property for optimal showing etc. Eva was very understanding as well. She understood that we needed someone to guide us to sell this foreign property without hesitation. She listed the property for us, and was able to sell this property within the week with a great offer as well. With us being in the US all this time, Eva did everything for us like it is her own property. We appreciate all the time and effort that Eva has spent with and for us, and we will definitely recommend her to anyone who wants to sell or buy a house. Eva is truly a reliable and trustworthy agent. 5 stars all the way.”    May Fung

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I have listed a townhome at Jade Gardens (address: 20-7788 Ash Street, Richmond) on October 1; and I sold it within one week for over the asking price by $20,000-

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Increased demand helps housing market reach balanced territory

Home buyer demand has returned to more historically typical levels in Metro Vancouver over the last three months.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,333 in September 2019, a 46.3 per cent increase from the 1,595 sales recorded in September 2018, and a 4.6 per cent increase from the 2,231 homes sold in August 2019.

Last month’s sales were 1.7 per cent below the 10-year September sales average.

“We’re seeing more balanced housing market conditions over the last three months compared to what we saw at this time last year,” Ashley Smith, REBGV president said. “Home buyers are more willing to make offers today, particularly in the townhome and apartment markets.”

There were 4,866 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in September 2019. This represents a 7.8 per cent decrease compared to the 5,279 homes listed in September 2018 and a 29.9 per cent increase compared to August 2019 when 3,747 homes were listed.

The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 13,439, a 2.7 per cent increase compared to September 2018 (13,084) and a 0.3 per cent increase compared to August 2019 (13,396).

For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for September 2019 is 17.4 per cent. By property type, the ratio is 12.7 per cent for detached homes, 18.9 per cent for townhomes, and 21.9 per cent for apartments.

Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below 12 per cent for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 per cent over several months.

“This is a more comfortable market for people on both sides of a real estate transaction,” said Smith. “Home sale and listing activity were both at typical levels for our region in September.”

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential homes in Metro Vancouver is currently $990,600. This represents a 7.3 per cent decrease over September 2018 and a 0.3 per cent decrease compared to August 2019.

Sales of detached homes in September 2019 reached 745, a 46.7 per cent increase from the 508 detached sales recorded in September 2018. The benchmark price for a detached home is $1,406,200. This represents an 8.6 per cent decrease from September 2018 and is virtually unchanged compared to August 2019.

Sales of apartment homes reached 1,166 in September 2019, a 43.6 per cent increase compared to the 812 sales in September 2018. The benchmark price of an apartment property is $651,500. This represents a 6.5 per cent decrease from September 2018 and a 0.4 per cent decrease compared to August 2019.

Attached home sales in September 2019 totalled 422, a 53.5 per cent increase compared to the 275 sales in September 2018. The benchmark price of an attached home is $767,500. This represents a 7.2 per cent decrease from September 2018 and a 0.6 per cent decrease compared to August 2019.

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Client Reviews

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Here is a recent review from my client / seller:


“Eva Li is patient, caring and very knowledgeable about the real estate market. She is a hard worker and available promptly to answer all our questions. Eva provided to us with valuable real estate advice and suggestions for the sale of our home and genuinely protecting our best interest. We have recommended Eva to our family and friends for their real estate needs. We will certainly engage Eva’s expertise and service again for our next purchase. “


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