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E&V News

Six-Bedroom Aspen Getaway With Year-Round Views
Mansion Global
The light-filled house was built in 1980 and updated within the last year.

New Buyers Driving Change in Some of Ottawa’s Most Exclusive Neighbourhoods
The Globe and Mail
Venerable Rockcliffe Park and The Glebe are attracting Ottawa’s new tech titans – and their renovating instincts.

Aspen and Vail: Ski With the VIPs in Colorado for a Fraction of the Price
Homes & Property
Aspen has a reputation for healthy outdoor year-round living, with 34 public parks, four yoga studios and excellent restaurants.

Real Estate – Luxury Memo Special Report
Luxury Daily
Keeping up with modern times is crucial in every industry, but with the ever-growing competition of residential buildings, it is important for

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Global real estate brand grows Northeast presence with locations along Boston’s South Shore

Engel & Völkers today announced the opening of three new real estate shops along Boston’s South Shore. Vantage Point Realty will now do business as Engel & Völkers Duxbury, Engel & Völkers Norwell and Engel & Völkers Plymouth and will continue to be led by license partner and managing broker, Sheri Sibley. With more than 30 years of experience in Massachusetts real estate, Sibley and her team of over 30 real estate advisors specialize in serving the coastal communities that comprise the South Shore of Boston.

“Along Boston’s historic South Shore, buyers are looking for homes ranging from large waterfront estates to small beach cottages, antique homes and new

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Everyone has a story. As real estate professionals, it's our responsibility to know the stories of our clients so we can tailor our service to provide an unforgettable experience to each and every one. We also understand that each of our trusted real estate advisors has their own story ... what makes them tick, what drives them to succeed. All of these stories and all of these individuals make up who we are at Engel & Völkers.

We believe in the power of Engel & Völkers and the remarkable individuals who make up our global network and serve our clients with the utmost passion and care. Want to know a bit more about who we are, our story and what drives us as a company? Visit one of our shops, call one of our advisors or simply read through this special

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E&V News 

15 Common Real Estate Misconceptions and What Newcomers Need to Know
Successful executives in the real estate industry from Forbes Real Estate Council share firsthand tips & insights.

How Are Fintech and Proptech Changing the Real Estate Industry in 2018?
To see how these technologies will weave their way into the real estate market, 10 members of Forbes Real Estate Council share their own views on how fintech and proptech developments are altering the way you do business this year.

A Belgian Castle Famously Painted by Peter Paul Rubens Is for Sale
Bloomberg Pursuits
Who else can say a picture of their house is hanging in London’s National Gallery?

West Lake Hills, Texas, Has a Small-Town Feel With Easy Access to Downtown

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

When you're on the hunt for a new home, the town over might have some nice condos, Craftsmen or Colonials for sale, but on-the-market cultural heritage sites are much harder to come by. Located in Elewijt, Belgium, a castle once owned by 17th-century master Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens is currently listed by Engel & Völkers Mechelen, and it's oozing with all the priceless stonework, elaborate fireplaces and art history imaginable.

Dating back to 1304 and originally known as Castle Het Steen, Rubens lived in this home with his second wife Helena Fourment for the last five years of his life from 1635-1640. He redesigned the entire castle in a Flemish Renaissance style, after which the castle became known as Rubens

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E&V News

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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E&V News

Condo Conversion of Atlantic Station’s Tallest Building Has Changed the Game
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
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.


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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E&V News

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?
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
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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