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Found 14 entries about International.

By the Engel & Völkers Team

The world is getting smaller, and with commerce as well as accessible travel and communications, borders seem more like blurred lines. This makes today’s real estate market more global than ever. The Chinese population in particular has been increasingly emigrating to North America for well over 20 years, and in recent years the desire to invest in North American real estate has been booming. Why? There are four motivations for Chinese buyers:

  1. Education
  2. Lifestyle
  3. Immigration
  4. Investment

Along with these factors, the upper middle class in China is growing significantly, and not simply in primary cities, but in second and third tier cities—and they are looking to invest.

On average, a Chinese student

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

Four Neighborhoods You Should Know About

Everything from its Mediterranean climate, culinary achievements and its beautiful beaches make Barcelona one of the hottest international destinations for travellers worldwide. Now, with real estate activity on the rise, it isn’t just travellers setting their sights on The City of Gaudi, but homebuyers and international investors as well. “Barcelona is a region with a healthy economy and a very good infrastructure, which offers a high quality of life,” said Oriol Canal, Managing Director of the Engel & Völkers Market Center Barcelona.The neighborhoods of Barcelona offer a variety in culture, history, architecture and amenities. Here are four you should know about, right now.

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By Engel & Völkers Siena

The magic of Chianti pours persuasively from the bottles of that wine which the whole world envies. The modern history of “Chianti Classico began in the 19th century with the “father” of modern vine growing and winemaking in Chianti who was the inspiration for production discipline: baron Ricasoli.

This land’s ancestral links with vine and wine was recently confirmed by an archaeological find in the area: some seeds of “Vitis Vinifera” dating to 23 centuries ago. Then in the late middle ages vineyards played a leading part in agriculture and the economy.

Derivation of the word Chianti, according to a 790 document in the abbey of San Bartolomeo in Ripoli, is hard to identify: probably it evolved from the Latin clangor,

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By Julie Pellestor, Intern from France

Like with any large country, houses in France come in all different shapes, sizes and materials. There is no single “French home” when it comes to architecture and design. However, there are features that are distinct and more common than most. They’re hard to notice if you’re there for too short a time, however, if you’ve been there as long as I have, they are easy to spot. Should you ever consider moving to France and are in search of authentic design and home features, here are a few to get you started.

Rooftops

The Parisian rooftops are truly distinct and recognized around the world. They are designed for maximum light, most likely adorned with chimneys  and are made of zinc, which has been the case

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

This approx. 137 square-meter penthouse is currently on sale in the central district of Berlin-Mitte, one of the most desirable residential locations in the German capital. (Image source: Engel & Völkers Berlin Mitte)  

Berlin, the capital of Germany and the country’s largest city, has moved beyond its complicated past and into its strong economic future. The city is capturing the world’s attention for its art, food, music and style. Business is booming and as a result, both domestic and international investors have their eyes set on Berlin real estate.

As a divided city during the Cold War, when homeownership did not exist in the Eastern communist half and capitalism thrived in the Western half, it has taken

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By Julie Pellestor  

How is it that the hot always seem to get hotter? As the largest island in the Balearic archipelago off the coast of Spain and a popular travel destination year-round, Mallorca has long been a hot spot, especially for visitors from northern Europe. Even more, according to Engel & Völkers’ most recent report on the island, international buyers are increasingly investing in premium properties across Mallorca as they’re consistently attracted to the land’s mild climate, accessible flight connections and cosmopolitan atmosphere.  

Some of the top addresses for real estate investment in Mallorca are found in the southwest region of the island, and strong demand is mainly centered at the prime locations of Puerto Andratx, Santa

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Having much more to offer than just cheese and chocolate, international visitors have long been interested in Switzerland for its diverse landscapes, storied history and attractive lifestyle. Here are five Swiss cities with some of the most sought after addresses in the world.

Geneva

Based on 2016 real estate transactions recorded by Engel & Völkers, Geneva topped the list for having the most expensive residential addresses in Switzerland. Home to numerous global organizations, including the United Nations and the Red Cross, this French-speaking city is a center for international economy, diplomacy and finance, which is why around 40% of home buyers in Geneva are from abroad.

Marie-Chantal von Büren, director of Engel & Völkers Lake Geneva,

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Philipp Plein Villa (c)Engel & VölkersThe internationally renowned fashion designer Philipp Plein has moved his company headquarters to Lugano and is therefore leaving his Swiss home in Amriswil. He had the art nouveau mansion lavishly refurbished in 2010. The property is now on the market fully furnished for the equivalent of approx. 3.9 million euros through Engel & Völkers Kreuzlingen in Switzerland. 

 

Interior with a personal note
Spanning some 1,000 square metres in total, the interior of the property comprises a living area with ten rooms and an office wing with eight rooms. The German designer used the property as both his private residence and business premises. The interior design of the mansion, which dates from 1910, is the work of Philipp Plein himself. Hence in

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Earlier this week, 500 employees from Engel & Völkers shops, MMCs, and headquarters as well as celebrities and esteemed guests joined Christian Völkers, Founder and CEO of Engel & Völkers, at his estate in Mallorca, Spain for the seventh annual Polo Cup.

The guest list included high-profile names from the worlds of show business, culture, business and sport - like the actor Heino Ferch and his wife Marie-Jeanette, Carl Erbprinz zu Oettingen-Wallerstein with his wife Anna and her daughter Yoanna, Hieronymus Graf Wolff Metternich with his wife Marynic, Oliver von Boch with his wife Dina, Cristina Macaya, Simoneta Gómez-Acebo (cousin of King Felipe VI.), and Diandra Douglas. "It is an absolute pleasure to be able to share my great passion for polo

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Twenty-two Engel & Völkers real estate shops from five countries, attended the “The Luxury Property Show”, which took place on November 4th and 5th at the exclusive Hurlingham Club in London. From North America, Engel & Völkers Las Vegas, Engel & Völkers Los Angeles, Engel & Völkers San Diego, Engel & Völkers Santa Monica, Engel & Völkers Fort Lauderdale/ Sunny Isles Beach joined Engel & Völkers shops from Belgium, Italy, Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom.

“The London Property Show is the right environment to showcase our properties and a great way of getting in contact with potential clients in the relevant target group”, said Anthony Hitt, CEO of Engel & Völkers North America. “Exhibiting for our premium residential properties in London is an

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