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Behind The Sale: Wayne Gretzky's $6 Million Los Angeles Estate
Inman
Wayne Gretzky recently sold his Los Angeles estate in Sherwood Country Club for $6 million.

Private Island in Lower Keys Listed for $6.9 Million 
The Real Deal
Melody Key has a three-story home that gets power from the sun and desalinated water from the sea.

A Sprawling Log Home in Quebec's Prestigious St. Andrews Neighborhood
Mansion Global
This cozy mountain retreat is built of British Columbia cedar.

Engel & Völkers Partners With NAGLREP
RISMedia
Engel & Völkers North America has partnered with the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP).

Bond Voyage: 184-Foot Yacht Featured in 'Skyfall' Is for Sale for $9.5 Million
Forbes
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By Charles Kim

There is a vast selection of online resources ready to show you a number of new homes for sale right now. But before you begin clicking on photos of indoor pools and home cinemas, the best first step is to find out how much mortgage you can afford, according to Leah Tozer, from Engel & Völkers Long Beach, New York. 

Leah recently joined two other top real estate executives at a round table sponsored by Chase to discuss home buying tips for the serious buyer.

"At the end of the day, it's more important for me to know [my clients] are not eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches every day and that they actually have a life," Tozer says. "Getting someone a place to live is more than just the property itself. It's the

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Shop openings mark the ninth in the state in the past ten months for the international real estate firm 

Engel & Völkers North America announced the opening of its newest shops in Slidell, Mandeville, Franklinton, and Chalmette, Louisiana. The expansion comes as a result of a partnership with ABEK Real Estate, a leader in the local St. Tammany Parish market. Beth Kobeszko, owner of ABEK Real Estate, will continue to lead the newly named Engel & Völkers shops in Slidell, Mandeville, Franklinton, and Chalmette alongside General Manager Destiny Davenport, in providing local expertise coupled with the enhanced global reach of the Engel & Völkers network.

“We have seen increased domestic and international interest in New Orleans and surrounding real

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Premium real estate firm strengthens its commitment to organization’s mission to advocate for the housing and real estate rights of the LGBT community

Engel & Völkers North America announced its partnership with the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP), strengthening its commitment to support the organization’s mission to educate real estate professionals on key LGBT insights and trends, link together real estate professionals throughout the industry and advocate for the rights of the LGBT community.

 “The LGBT community is a powerful force achieving social and legislative milestones because of organizations such as NAGLREP,” said Anthony Hitt, CEO of Engel & Völkers North America. “We’ve been a proud supporter

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Home sales in the Austin-Round Rock area increased 7.0 percent year-over-year in January 2017 to 1,549 home sales. In the city of Austin, single-family home sales jumped 9.8 percent annually to 469 home sales during the same time frame.  Michele Turnquist, owner at Engel & Volkers Austin, said "With a strong start to the year, we expect home sales and values to continue to increase over 2017.  With thousands of newly built homes coming to market in the coming months we hope there is a little easing of demand issues across Austin."

Housing inventory levels remained largely flat across the Austin-Round Rock MSA in January 2017, increasing 0.1 months to 2.0 months of inventory. Housing inventory levels in Williamson County and other markets are now on

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This $6.9 Million Villa Comes With Its Own Private Island
Bloomberg Pursuits
On Florida's Melody Key, a three-bedroom villa is powered by solar panels and gets its water from the sea.

Vail Tops List of Highest Priced Locations for Ski Properties in North America
Forbes
The highest average sales price for ski properties in North America in 2016 was recorded in the posh ski resort town of Vail, Colorado.

Engel & Völkers Expands Into Montana
RISMedia
Engel & Völkers North America has expanded into Montana, recently opening shop in Bozeman, the company announced. 

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Why Falling Home Prices Could Be a Good Thing
The New York Times
The virtues of homeownership are so ingrained in the American psyche that we often forget that

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By Julie Pellestor 

Warm, dependable fires have kept up humankind for quite some time now, but today’s well-designed, modern fireplaces have proven there’s more to it than just survival. Contemporary fireplaces can provide warm accents, seamlessly blend into the layout of any room or stand out as a striking focal point, so here are some options to consider when you’re looking to warm your fingers and toes on something new and more eye-catching than a wood-burning stove.

Abandon your ax and stop chopping down those trees. As alternatives to a wood-burning fireplace, consider gas or ethanol ones. Powered by natural gas, many gas fireplaces are easy to start and can be operated with the single touch of a button. Their flames give a nice nod to

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High Five Events, one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States, is proud to introduce Ben Phillips – Engel & Volkers Austin as the Official Realtor of the 2017 Austin Marathon® presented by NXP. As the Official Realtor, Phillips is currently giving away two Austin Marathon VIP passes and will have a space at the expo, complete with photo booth, to talk to you about your housing needs.

“We’re glad to have Ben, an endurance athlete who knows the City of Austin inside and out, as a sponsor for the Austin Marathon” said Jack Murray, co-owner of High Five Events. “He knows the value of living close to where you train and he combines his knowledge and real estate experience to serve all of his clients.”

Ben Phillips –

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By Katelyn Castellano 

Built-in shelves can add grandeur, sophistication and dimension to a room, but they can also hold quite a lot of responsibility. Silly, you say? The modern-day "shelfie" is proof that today's shelves have a whole lot to say about homeowner personality – these aren't your grandmother's bookcases. So if you find yourself face-to-face with a blank canvas, consider using books as your secret design weapon to create the perfect blend of style, charm and identity for your home décor.

  1. Where to Start:
    Browse the books you have in your home that mean something to you. Consider purging or donating some of your guilty pleasure paperbacks and focus on classics or hardcovers that you enjoy and that represent your interests. If you
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Although news that Austin is a great place to live may not be "newsworthy" to most living in Austin, being named by a prestigious national survey is an honor! U.S. News & World Report surveyed people nationwide to find out what they consider important in a hometown. They then took those categories and saw what each city had to offer.  The full list of the 100 metros ranked by U.S. News & World Report can be found here.

The list took into account several factors, including affordability, job prospects and quality of life. A public survey of thousands of individuals across the country was also used to determine which qualities people consider important in a hometown. Then, data from the United States Census Bureau, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and

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