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Housing Market Always Upbeat in Toronto’s ‘Paradise Islands’
The Globe and Mail
Market watchers say buyers and sellers in all price segments are trying to assess the market's reaction to new, more stringent rules surrounding uninsured mortgages.

Belgian Castle of Flemish Artist Peter Paul Rubens Selling for $4 Million
Mansion Global
From an estate outside Brussels, Flemish Baroque artist Peter Paul Rubens, aging and arthritic, set to work painting the bucolic landscape surrounding his newly acquired seven-bedroom castle.

Exploring Lisbon and Its Surrounding Areas
Mansion Global
Lisbon, one of Europe’s oldest cities, has an abundance of charm: its steep, cobblestoned streets, baroque and sometimes crumbling buildings, historic cafes and bakeries

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Condo Conversion of Atlantic Station’s Tallest Building Has Changed the Game
Curbed
Now, after a decade and a major rehab of the building, The Atlantic is being fully flipped to condos. 

Saudi Prince Sells Trump Place Apartment for $36 Million
Mansion Global
A Saudi prince has sold off a lavish Manhattan triplex, boasting a jellyfish tank and panic room, at a Trump-branded building for $36 million.

Who Ordered All the McMansions? 10 Cities Where They're Piled Highest
Realtor.com
While the idea that "Your home is your castle" has been around, presumably, since medieval times, it took on a whole new meaning in the 1980s and '90s, when "McMansions" started sprouting across the United States like upscale real estate kudzu.

Americas 

U.S. Housing

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

Whether you’re celebrating this Valentine’s Day with your special someone or enjoying the day with your closest family and friends, we’ve got the perfect homes to make any and all hearts swoon. From the romantic corners of Québec to the sun-kissed beaches of Los Cabos, this roundup of on-the-market Engel & Völkers properties is sure to satisfy all types of home searchers.

Outdoor Entertainer
Los Cabos, Mexico 

Looking to heat things up during the cold winter months? This Los Cabos estate is situated on the edge of the Sea of Cortez, and its spectacular outdoor living space is made even more impressive by having the beach literally in its backyard. Boasting an outdoor bar, kitchen and fire pit, this seaside escape also has

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House Hunting in … Hong Kong
The New York Times
Regardless of whether they are purchasing a first or second home, foreign buyers pay a stamp duty of 30 percent (an additional 15 percent stamp duty on top of the 15 percent paid by local buyers on a second or third home), said Chris Liem, owner and principal of Engel & Völkers Hong Kong.

Stock Market Plunge: Is Real Estate Safe?
RISMedia
While homeownership rates and home prices are currently at an all-time high, they are not to blame for the market’s volatility.

Condo Tower at Block-Swallowing Midtown Development Has Branding, More Details
Curbed
According to Christa Huffstickler, president and CEO of Engel & Volkers Atlanta, who’s been tasked with selling the condo project, the team “spent a lot of

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By Dean Poritzky, License Partner, Engel & Völkers Wellesley

Generate excitement about your listing by accentuating what makes it rare and irreplaceable

Historic homes have long attracted homeowners for their classic architecture, original features and storied pasts. However, listing and selling historic homes requires a unique approach that creates context for the property and caters to the home’s attributes and assets.

Now, many years into showing and selling the historical homes and estates that characterize New England and the Greater Boston area, I’ve put together a list of three tips for selling these unique estates.

1. Emphasize quality

They just don’t make them like they used to. More so than any specific feature, historic homes

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A Tudor Mansion on a Large Vancouver Lot
The Globe and Mail
By paying attention to detail, Vancouver home is modernized without sacrificing its charm. 

These Properties Have Serious Altitude
Sylvanus Urban
With the ski season in motion, Sylvanus Urban spoke with ski property expert Steven Lafave, License Partner at Engel & Völkers Tremblant, on the ins and outs of shopping for a dream winter getaway.

Hut, Hut, Price Hike! Does Hosting a Super Bowl Have a Super Impact on Home Sales?
Realtor.com
Super Bowls are far more than just epic sporting events. 

Special Report: The Keys to a Strong Company Culture
Inman
Creating an environment that promotes retention, productivity and happiness.

Engel & Völkers Adds to Expansion Team
RISMedia
Engel &

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Engel & Völkers Opens in Hawaii With New Franchise Partner
Inman
Primary Properties' Kay Mukaigawa shares why the global company sold her on a partnership.

Catering To An Increasingly International Real Estate Investor Base
Forbes 
For luxury real estate professionals looking to level-up their business in 2018, the key to surpassing the competition will lie in the ability to service an increasingly international client base.

Woodstock’s Stock Rises With Supply of New Homes
Financial Times
Vermont village attracts wealthy weekenders but, until now, its market was tight. 

Trump Tower Goes up in Uruguay Resort as Property Prices Go Down
Financial Times
The Punta del Este coastal resort feels the chill from Argentine withdrawal.

Americas

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The latest edition of Private Residences is here, featuring some of Engel & Völkers' most extraordinary properties from across the Americas, and the homes included once again do not disappoint. This season, whether you're a cold-weather enthusiast or like to be a snowbird by the beach, these properties are sure to satisfy all your winter homebuying dispositions. Here's a roundup of some of our favorites that are truly making our eyes tear. 

The Critically Acclaimed Chalet - Sundance, Utah
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Exquisite cinema isn't the only thing that comes out of Sundance, Utah. World renowned architect, builder and visionary Bron Roylance designed this one-of-a-kind ski chalet, which was inspired by French monasteries and incorporates priceless art, antiques

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Bungalow in ‘Rosedale of Aurora’ Retains Value in Slow Market
The Globe and Mail
Bungalows rarely come to market in the west end of Aurora, Ont., which is about a 30-minute drive north of Toronto, so this custom residence on a half-acre lot drummed up a full price offer after welcoming just three visitors in November.

Timbaland Picks Up New $3 Million Pair of Luxury 'Sky Homes' in Miami
People
One of Miami’s most exclusive luxury buildings just locked down its artist in residence.

A River Runs Through This Stunning Utah Ranch
Toronto Star 
Nature gets a helping hand to give ranch owners the maximum benefit of a waterfront home.

Old House, New Tricks: How to Sell a Historic Home
Inman
Generate excitement about your listing by accentuating what

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Global real estate brand marks expansion into Hawaii with opening of two shops in Honolulu

Engel & Völkers today announced its entrance into Hawaii, as the result of a partnership with local real estate powerhouse Primary Properties. The newly established  Engel & Völkers Honolulu will operate under the continued leadership of license partner Kay Mukaigawa, a local resident and real estate professional with over 30 years of experience in Hawaii real estate. With two shop locations, Engel & Völkers Honolulu will service the entire island of Oahu and is licensed to do business on all islands.

“The Hawaiian lifestyle, varied island landscapes, year round good weather and world-class recreation have made Hawaii a highly covetable place to own property,

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