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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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E&V News

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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According to a January Austin Business Journal article, its official attendance in 2017 was 450,000, squeaking past SXSW, which had 421,900. While it’s unlikely that the traffic nightmares around the festival and several surrounding areas will be abated entirely anytime soon, expanded transit options and festival organizers have combined to make getting there and back less of a headache—and, hopefully, lessened the irritation involved for non-attendees/average citizens to avoid the whole mess while going about their business. The following information should be helpful for anyone attending the festival or trying to avoid it all together!  

Pro Tips For a Smooth ACL Experience

Forget something at home? Looking for a place to fill up your water

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Toronto’s Tech Boom Will Keep Real Estate Frenzy Going: Forecast
Huffington Post 
It's now in a class of cities with booming tech industries and rapidly rising house prices, a new forecast says.

Hot Property: Seven Sustainable Homes
Financial Times
This cabin-style off-grid home is predominantly made from timber with wraparound wooden decks.

Hong Kong Continues to Drive Whistler’s Luxury Real Estate Market
Pique
An odd thing happened to one of local realtor Max Thornhill's Hong Kong-based clients in Whistler this summer.

A Downsizer’s Dream on Vancouver’s ‘Golden Mile’
Mansion Global
Excellent bay views, an elevator, and modest floor space make this house a top choice for those looking to pare down.

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How Best to Invest in Real Estate:

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

Known for its Grand Prix motor race, high-end casinos and upscale hotels, Monaco is the epitome of luxury. Hugging France's Mediterranean coastline, the independent city-state is also known for its harbor full of yachts where the annual Monaco Yacht Show flaunts some of the world's most impressive boats. This year from September 26-29, Engel & Völkers Yachting is once again participating in the showcase, and its crowned jewel is the 51-meter superyacht Aresteas.

The elegant ship comfortably accommodates up to 12 guests and 10 crew members and includes lavish amenities such as an on-board theatre, fitness studio, sauna and massage room. One of the largest wooden yachts constructed in recent years, but also sporting

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OCTOBER 2018

10/5/18 - 10/7/18 and 10/12/18 - 10/14/18
Austin City Limits Music Festival
Zilker Park
One of the country's largest celebrations of music, this six-day festival brings the magic of the famed public TV series Austin City Limits outside the studio and into Austin's most beloved park with more than 140 musical acts on eight stages over two weekends.
www.aclfestival.com

10/6/18
Texas Teen Book Festival
St. Edward's University
This free annual festival celebrates the teen reading experience by inviting fans to engage with some of the most popular and critically acclaimed young adult authors in the country. Check out the schedule which is full of panels and signings with some of the best YA authors in the world.
www.texasteenbookfestival.org

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Excellence Award Scholarship

Engel & Völkers Austin is proud to present Faith Putnam with the Engel & Völkers $5,000 Excellence Award Scholarship in conjunction with the Lake Travis Rotary Club.  As a student, Faith has shown excessive promise graduating from Lake Travis High School and now attending the University Of Texas Austin with a major in business. This scholarship is paid for by money raised from our generous agents at E&V Austin and the patronage of Steve and Michele Turnquist. 

  Over the past 17 years, we have raised over $100,000 for the scholarship fund. E&V Austin and the Turnquist family want to give a special thanks to Jeff Lamb in our Lakeway Office. We would not be able to do this year after year without his hard work and…
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What I Love About Austin ~ Water

 

Water is one of the great benefits of Austin and the surrounding counties.  The Colorado River runs through the heart of Austin.  In the area, we also have the Pedernales River, the Comal River, the Guadalupe River, the San Marcos River and many creeks, lakes, campgrounds, and water features to enjoy.  So, if you are a water person, Austin is your town.

What I Love About Austin ~ Water (Locations)

Below we cover some of the great spots to indulge your desire to be in or on the water: 

1)   Lady Bird Lake, Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail + Zilker Park

Lady Bird Lake and the Ann and Roy Butler Hike & Bike Trail is one of the most often mentioned features of Austin and a great place to dog-walk.  It’s downtown, and it’s ten miles of trail, with local restaurants and bars

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A Tennis Ace’s Idaho Getaway
The Wall Street Journal
Mats Wilander's 81-acre estate comes with a guesthouse, pool and pound.

Several NYC Resi Brokerages Collaborating on New Data Platform 
The Real Deal 
Some of the city’s most prominent brokerages are teaming up to use a new data platform.

August Report Shows Continued Strength in Naples
Florida Weekly
Inventory during August also rose by two 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.

Selling? How to Market Your Home to the Right Buyer
RNEWS
In the competitive real estate market, agents need to have an advantage when selling property.

Ten Most Expensive Irish Country Estates for Sale
Independent.ie
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Engel & Völkers recently recognized its top 10 real estate advisors worldwide based on 2017 production at an award ceremony at the historic Hamburg Museum in Germany. Anthony Hitt, president & CEO of Engel & Völkers Americas, and Sven Odia, CEO of Engel & Völkers globally, presented the awards to the top advisors from the U.S. and Canada included below who dominated the global list, categorized by transaction volume, commission, rentals and units sold. Congratulations to all advisors included on the global ranking! 

Transaction Volume

Sandra Miller, Engel & Völkers Santa Monica
Shirley Gary, Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta
Paul Benson, Engel & Völkers Park City
Carol Sollak, Engel & Völkers Wellington
Alison Elder, Engel & Völkers Truckee
Howard

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