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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.

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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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Official RealtorHigh Five Events announces the return of Ben Phillips – Engel & Völkers Austin as the Official Realtor of the 2018 Austin Marathon®. As the Official Realtor, Phillips is currently giving away two Austin Marathon entries and two Austin Marathon VIP passes. He will also have space at the expo and finish line to talk to athletes about their housing needs.

“As a longtime member of the Austin endurance community, I’m thrilled to return as the Official Realtor of the Austin Marathon,” said Ben Phillips, Real Estate Advisor Engel & Völkers. “It’s an honor to be involved with the City of Austin’s marquee running event, supporting not only Austin runners, but runners from around the world.”

Ben Phillips – Engel & Völkers Austin knows Austin extensively and

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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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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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What I Love About Austin ~ South By Southwest (SXSW)

 

South By Southwest is coming soon and it has grown into the largest event in Austin.  It started in 1987 and now encompasses music, film, interactive media, conferences, exhibitions and a trade show.  It runs from March 9th through the 18th this year.

The music festival this year features groups like, Starcrawler, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Acid Tounge, Bad Moves, BeatKing, Cedric Burnside, CHAI, David Ramirez, Dark Bird, Ellevator, FAZI, Graham Reynolds, Heartstreets, India Ramey, Jake Lloyd, KANGA, Le Couleur, Mantra, Novella, Inc., The Outer Vibe and many, many others.

SXSW sessions range from code and programming sessions, gaming, marketing, startups, food, music and many more.  Featured speakers include Paul Duncan with Amazon, Nanjira Sambuli

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As we inch closer and closer to Spring Austin's calendar of events really starts to heat up!  With SXSW just over a month away and the Austin marathon taking place on February 18th there is something for everyone.  Below we've put together a calendar of our favorite events happening across Austin and surrounding Hill Country.  

2/1/18 - 2/28/18
Black History Month
Various Venues
To commemorate Black History Month there will be events throughout the city celebrating important people and moments in time in African-American history.

2/10/18
Carnaval Brasileiro 
Palmer Events Center
Carnaval in Austin is one of the biggest Brazilian Carnaval celebrations outside Brazil. Brasileiro-style samba, costumes and wild abandon can all be seen in the heart of

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Super Bowl Sunday is now on the horizon and with hometown quarterback Nick Foles of Westlake High School at the helm of the Philadelphia Eagles there is a lot of local excitement about this Sunday's game!  If your looking to get out of the house and join in with the Super Bowl hysteria we've put together a list of the best spots to watch the game across Austin below with help from our friends at Eater Austin.  

Super Bowl LI and everything below takes place on Sunday, February 4, with kick-off beginning at 5:30 p.m. In no particular order below here are some fun spots to catch the game!  

1. Whisler's -  is back with its annual Super Bowl party starting at 4 p.m. The game will be projected in two spots by the indoor and outdoor bars. Look out for

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Engel & Völkers Opens in Hawaii With New Franchise Partner
Inman
Primary Properties' Kay Mukaigawa shares why the global company sold her on a partnership.

Catering To An Increasingly International Real Estate Investor Base
Forbes 
For luxury real estate professionals looking to level-up their business in 2018, the key to surpassing the competition will lie in the ability to service an increasingly international client base.

Woodstock’s Stock Rises With Supply of New Homes
Financial Times
Vermont village attracts wealthy weekenders but, until now, its market was tight. 

Trump Tower Goes up in Uruguay Resort as Property Prices Go Down
Financial Times
The Punta del Este coastal resort feels the chill from Argentine withdrawal.

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