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October 2018

Found 9 blog entries for October 2018.

By the Engel & Völkers Team 

Halloween may be one of the most fun and lively holidays of the year, giving you and your friends full reign to explore your creative (and spooky) side. Often, however, traditional decor lives up to being shabby instead of sophisticated. With the help of ELLE Decor, here's some festive, but oh-so-chic, inspiration if you're looking to move beyond Halloween stretch cobweb and plastic skeletons for your decor. 

Dark & Decadent Desserts 

Rich dark chocolate desserts are always a foolproof crowd pleaser. Top them with enchanting fall florals to prove you're the neighborhood expert on all things glamorous—and delicious. 

Statement Pumpkins 

The statement pumpkin is today's reinvented jack-o'-lantern, but all the

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Original research from global real estate brand finds that Millennial HENRYs are creating their own definition of luxury and increasingly turning to online influencers when considering a purchase

Engel & Völkers today released the results of an original study, “Meet HENRY: Influencing The Next Generation of Wealth”. HENRY, an acronym that stands for High Earners Not Rich Yet, represents a niche demographic subset of Millennials and the youngest members of Gen X who have an annual household income of more than $100,000 and the greatest earning potential. For this study, Engel & Völkers surveyed more than 1,000 Millennial HENRYs (born between 1982 and 1999) about their definitions of luxury, the key factors that influence their purchasing decisions, and

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Natasha Vythoulkas

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Driven by a strong buyer market for modern contemporary living and first class amenities, the islands of New Providence and Paradise Island are experiencing a boom in new condo construction. Natasha Vythoulkas is a luxury real estate advisor with Engel & Völkers in the capital Nassau and a specialist in new condominium developments and is very excited about where she sees the market at the moment.

For almost two decades Natasha has been one of The Bahamas’ most successful luxury real estate advisors, working with buyers and sellers of luxury homes and condos on Nassau and Paradise Island. "In most

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E&V News

7-Time Grand Slam Winner Mats Wilander Lists Custom-Built Sun Valley Estate for $4.7M
Forbes
Upon retiring from the sun-filled sport of tennis in 1996 Swedish native Mats Wilander decided to put down roots in one of the snowiest parts of the USA: Sun Valley, Idaho.  

Mont Tremblant, Quebec: Where European Charm & Natural Beauty Unite
Mansion Global
The peaks of Quebec offer a beautiful escape for warm or cold weather.

Hilltop Mallorcan Compound With Its Own Olive Oil Operation Asks €16.5M
Mansion Global 
The five-bedroom main house is surrounded by 140 acres of land.

Five Things That Make Agents Want to Work for Your Brokerage
Forbes
Competition for the best agents has never been more fierce. What can brokers do to attract and retain the

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Engel & Völkers, which provides services related to real estate transactions, celebrated the one-year anniversary of its official opening over the weekend. The Bahamas license partner Colin Lightbourn said the company has been seeing positive trends in its first year.  "We have seen growth in all aspects of our business from the increase in advisors to an increase in sales and listings.” He feels 2019 is gearing up to be a strong year for the Bahamas real estate market with a number of new, high quality developments and significant capital injections into the sector.

One of those trends includes the successful pre-sales of new developments popping up across The Bahamas. Lightbourn pointed to projects like Goldwynn,

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E&V News

Bruce Willis Sells Idaho Retreat at a Reduced Price
Wall Street Journal 
While far less than Mr. Willis had asked, the sale is still one of the biggest ever in the Hailey area, which is located about 12 miles south of Sun Valley, according to one of the listing agents, Travis Jones of Engel & Völkers Sun Valley.

Myers Park: Tradition and Beauty, Minutes from Downtown Charlotte
Mansion Global
Beautiful architecture, tree-lined streets and accessibility make Myers Park one of North Carolina’s most coveted neighborhoods.

Recruitment Tips
REP Magazine
Brand recognition can only go so far without top talent, and that’s why Engel & Völkers invests heavily in recruitment.

Real Estate Agents Answer: What's The One Thing You Wish Sellers Knew?
Forbes
We've

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Seven-Bedroom Villa With 155 Feet of Beach Frontage in Turks and Caicos
Mansion Global
The two-acre property is fully turnkey, with two swimming pools. 

Expected Mortgage-Rate Hikes May Crimp Housing Market 
The Globe and Mail 
The Toronto Real Estate Board reported that sales in the Greater Toronto Area crept up 1.9 per cent in September compared with the same period last year.

Engel & Völkers Insight Report: Recruiting Challenges & Opportunities 
REAL Trends
Engel & Völkers Insight Report details key drivers that motivate an agent to make a brokerage change as well as what brokers can do to make sure they’re attracting and retaining the right talent.

The 10 Most Profitable Markets for Vacation Homes: Chill Out, Then Cash in 
Realtor.com
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2018-2019 International Property Awards

In the News! Engel & Völkers Los Cabos, Mexico has done it again, not once, not twice, but three years running. Named Best Real Estate Agency in Mexico as recognized by the 2018-2019 International Property Awards, Engel & Völkers Los Cabos is thrilled to be the first and only luxury real estate brokerage in Mexico to earn this prestigious award for the third consecutive year. Recently presented with the Five-star award at the 26th annual International Property Awards in Toronto, Canada, Engel & Völkers Los Cabos competed against the best property professionals in the industry and across the globe to achieve this world-renowned mark of excellence

As history goes, in 2016 Engel & Völkers Los Cabos was invited to

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Millennials and Baby Boomers Are Competing for the Same Homes
Inman
Here's what real estate agents need to know about baby boomer and millennial homebuyers and the housing competition between them.

Rooms With a View: Intown Condo and Townhome Market Still Going Strong
Atlanta Intown
Intown real estate, especially around Atlanta’s BeltLine, continues to get hotter. 

Housing Market in Naples Continues to Show Strength
Naples Daily News
Inventory during August also rose by 2 percent and was driven by a surge of 218 more properties added to the market in the two lowest price categories reported, compared to August 2017.

Dubai’s Swarovski-Inspired Towers Near Completion
Arabian Business
Sparkle Towers, a residential project being built in Dubai Marina in

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