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Sean Schiefler Joins Engel & Völkers Florida as Senior Vice President of Business Development

Luxury Florida Real Estate Franchisor Gains Market Leader

Engel & Völkers Florida announces Sean Schiefler has joined its corporate team, bringing over a decade of industry experience to further develop the growing brand in the region. As Senior Vice President of Business Development, Schiefler is responsible for increasing Engel & Völkers Florida’s market share. This includes opening new shops, merging and acquiring competitors' offices, and other methods that ultimately will raise brand awareness and increase profitability to existing offices.

Schiefler comes to Engel & Völkers Florida from Realogy Holdings Corporation, where he

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Strong Demand Underlies Healthy Toronto Luxury Market: Report
Toronto Star
Engel & Völkers says real estate values are benefiting from a booming population and tech sector.

Luxury Property Hotspots to Look Out for in 2018
Mortgage Broker News
In a recent report, global real estate firm Engel & Völkers outlined the most promising luxury property trends in four major Canadian cities.

Timbaland Buys Waterfront Miami Condo
The Real Deal
Grammy Award-winning record producer and rapper Timbaland just bought a waterfront condo under construction in Miami’s Arts & Entertainment District.

Americas

Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn are Investing Hundreds of Millions in Housing Projects Across North America
Business Insider
From the lure of tax credits

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Engel & Völkers Florida Expands Presence in Florida Panhandle with New Shop

Luxury real estate brokerage expands to meet local market demand

Engel & Völkers Florida announces its new real estate shop location in the prime 30A Beaches market, strengthening its existing presence in the Florida Panhandle. The new location is led by partner, Beau Blankenship, a former real estate advisor with Engel & Völkers Destin and NFL Running Back for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Blankenship has continued to set himself apart as one of the leading agents in the area since 2016, when he increased his sales nearly 70% in one years’ time.

“I saw the opportunity to expand the name of our luxury brand in our thriving 30A market; providing

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International real estate brand continues Canadian expansion with its first Oakville brokerage

Engel & Völkers has announced its newest shop in Oakville, Ontario, expanding the company’s global network and premium level of service in Canada. The newly established Engel & Völkers Oakville is led by license partners Scott Russell, Jo-Anne Copeland and Richard Rutkowski, who will also serve as the broker of record. The brokerage will provide leading real estate services to home buyers and sellers in the markets of Oakville, Mississauga, Milton, Burlington and Hamilton.

As part of the Oakville community for more than 20 years, Russell and Copeland open the new shop with an esteemed local reputation, having already established several business ventures

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E&V News

Canada's Luxury Real Estate Hot Spots in 2018
BCBusiness
Trends and predictions for six markets across the country. 

2018 forecast: New Mortgage Rules Could Be Boon for Investors
Canadian Real Estate
The new mortgage stress test, in addition to rapidly escalating housing prices, is keeping an increasing number of people in rental accommodations, and that’s good news for investors.

Robust Market: Intown Real Estate Agents Forecast Home Sales for 2018
Atlanta INtown
When it comes to emerging trends in Intown’s real estate market, robust is the buzzword for 2018.

Engel & Völkers: Exclusive Ski Properties in Europe
RISMedia
St. Moritz, Gstaad, Kitzbühel and Davos/Klosters rank among the most exclusive ski destinations in Europe, according to an

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Are Property Agents Still Needed in Today's Digital Age?
RNEWS
The boom of the digital age has opened up many doors to the way we buy and sell property. 

Americas

The Home Equity Loan Interest Deduction Is Dead. What Does It Mean for Homeowners?
Marketplace
The new Republican tax reform bill makes a number of significant changes to the tax code, including doing away with the deduction for the interest paid on home equity loans. 

The Haider-Moranis Bulletin: The Real Estate Market Is Quite Resilient and 2017 Proved It
Financial Post
A close look at numbers from the Canadian Real Estate Association bodes well for the housing year ahead. 

International

By 2032, China Will Surpass US to Become World's Largest Economy: Report
The Real Deal 

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

Go back in time thirty years ago to see what lay between the north of Manhattan and the New York state capital, Albany. To many, the answer was likely “not much” if you were traveling through this area known as the Hudson Valley. Once home to a number of boarded up homes and businesses, today the area is acclaimed for individuals who are reimagining the area: artists. 

The Hudson Valley is seeing a revival along the likes of Brooklyn, New York, earning the nickname “No-Bro” for being home to the emergence of creative lifestyles. Although this transformation is quite recent, the word is already out. Celebrities such as Usher and Katy Perry are known to enjoy the area’s low-key, free-flowing nature, and politician

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Western Farmhouse in Montana’s Scenic Bitterroot Valley
Mansion Global 
The 25,000-square-foot home has its own underground shooting range.

Foreign Ownership of Real Estate Rises in Montreal, New Data Shows
CBC News
Montreal has seen a notable increase in the number of foreign buyers this year, suggesting investors from outside Canada may be shifting their focus to Quebec's largest city after crackdowns in Toronto and Vancouver.

A Virtual Reality Theatre in Minneapolis
Geek Estate
Real estate offices used to be a necessity. Why?

What You Need to Know When Buying/Selling a House With Bitcoin
REAL Trends
What You Need to Know When Buying/Selling a House with Bitcoin Paul Benson, Owner, Engel & Völkers Park City

Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

While New York City is a place for forward-thinking innovation, the city never loses sight of its history and roots. With a pre-war open space layout, the newly renovated 417 Park Avenue embodies the New York lifestyle, seamlessly bringing together the best of old and new. 

One step off of the elevator and you are immediately welcomed by the light-filled open space of the great room, which offers a dining room that flawlessly transitions to the formal living room. Across from the living room, crystal door panels separate the den from the dining room. This arrangement is perfect for all occasions, from entertaining family and guests to hosting small, intimate dinners. 

From the open great room, the apartment’s

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5 Things Every Real Estate Agent Should Know About Bitcoin
Inman
A list of five things every agent and broker needs to know about selling a house with bitcoin.

Inside Engel & Völkers' Virtual Reality Theater for Home Tours 
Inman
Minneapolis office offers clients and their guests an immersive experience.

How to Sell Your Home During the Holidays   
Realtor.com
The 25,000-square-foot home has its own underground shooting range.

Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky Flips California Home for $3.4 Million
Mansion Global
Wayne Gretzky has flipped another home at the Sherwood Country Club in Thousands Oaks, California—this one for $3.4 million.

Americas 

What to Expect From the Housing Market in 2018
U.S. News & World Report 
Homebuyers will still face

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