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February 2018

Found 8 blog entries for February 2018.

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 make

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E&V News

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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E&V News

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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Global real estate brand doubles expansion team with steadfast focus on select markets across the Americas

Engel & Völkers is doubling down on its expansion efforts to open in strategic markets across the US, Canada and Caribbean in 2018. This announcement comes on the heels of the global real estate brand’s strong 2017 performance, readying the company for a projected unprecedented year of growth. In tandem with the company’s aggressive strategy, Engel & Völkers Americas has hired five new franchise sales team members, nearly doubling the current team’s headcount.

“This is a pivotal time for Engel & Völkers. The rare combination of talent and sophistication that Engel & Völkers represents has never been stronger in the Americas and across the

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