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April 2017

Found 15 blog entries for April 2017.

E&V News

Lisa Kudrow's Penthouse in Utah Is the Perfect Place to Have 'Friends' Over
TODAY
Seems Like a Great Place to Have "Friends" Over.

Trump Policy Impact on Real Estate Still Unclear
The New York Times
The controversial visa-for-sale program called EB-5, has largely been driven by Chinese applicants in recent years.

Superyachts Are the Epitome of Luxury Living
Mansion Global
But They’re Going to Cost you in Both Time and Money.

This Hong Kong Villa Could Be the World's Most Expensive Home Right Now, in Dollar-per-Sq.-Ft. Terms
TIME
Hong Kong is the kind of place where one-room apartments have been offered for sale at $3 million.

Why Philanthropy and Charitable Action Matter to Your Business
RISMedia
Doing good for the community and doing well

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By Sharon Delaney

Doing good for the community and doing well financially go hand in hand when it comes to business. According to a 2013 study by Echo Research, 82 percent of U.S. consumers consider corporate social responsibility (CSR) when deciding which products or services to buy and where to shop. For real estate agents, there are even more business benefits beyond consumer sentiment that should make giving back part of their work schedule and a top business priority—here are just a few.

Increase Referrals

As a real estate agent, you are in the referral business and actions that allow you to meet more people in a meaningful way will grow trusted referral sources. By actively supporting a cause, you will meet others who share the same

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

Wynwood, Miami 

For over 50 years, it has been the artists, musicians and adventure seekers who have been classified as the creative class – a demographic that among many things has been credited for sparking the revitalization of somewhat worn or industrial areas into vibrant, thriving centers of creative culture.

Today, the creative class continues to transform the real estate landscape, but has evolved from writers, painters, poets and musicians to code writers, graphic designers, bloggers and creators in the tech industry – with a higher level of income to invest. If you’re a fan of HBO’s Silicon Valley, then you know who we’re talking about.

We’ve seen this shift happen in many markets throughout North

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E&V News

Lisa Kudrow Just Sold Her $3.6 Million Park City, Utah, Chalet
Architectural Digest
Who knew the former Friends star loved to hit the slopes?

Actress Lisa Kudrow Sells Her Penthouse in Park City
Forbes
Actress Lisa Kudrow, famous for playing Phoebe in the sitcom Friends, has sold her penthouse condo in Park City for $3.6m.

 

North America

Ontario’s Rent and Housing Reform: 16 Big Changes, Explained in Charts
The Globe and Mail
The 30-year mortgage rate in the U.S. dropped for the fourth consecutive week and hitting a new low for 2017.

Top 3 Cities to Purchase Luxury Homes in The U.S. as an Investment
Business World
Let's talk about the top three cities to purchase luxury homes as an investment in the U.S.

 

International 

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By Elisa Kim

Based on realtor.com®’s recently released Active Spring Home Shoppers Report, bigger is not better when it comes to desirable homes on the market during this peak homebuying season. After looking at purchasing goals, desirable features and particular rooms that shoppers have their eyes set on when browsing for potential dream homes, realtor.com suggests that sellers zoom in on key areas if they’re looking to list or wanting to make wise updates that’ll help their home’s value in the long run.

Here are some key takeaways from the report to get in the mindset of this season’s homebuyers and to help you evaluate your home’s major assets:

Buyers Like Shiny Things

Splurging on that double-pro, stainless steel Viking range was totally

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Wynne lays out plans to cool Ontario's sizzling housing market

Premier promises 15% foreign buyers tax, expansion of rent control

CBC News Posted: Apr 20, 2017 8:24 AM ET Last Updated: Apr 20, 2017 10:23 AM ET

The province introduced plans this morning aimed at cooling Ontario's surging real estate and rental market, with the goal of making housing "fairer and more affordable."

Premier Kathleen Wynne said it's hoped the 16 measures will curb housing costs that are rising "way faster than people's paycheques."

"It's about helping people to be able to buy a home, to be able to rent a home or to stay in the rental home they're in," she said.

Many of the measures were reported earlier today by CBC's Queen's Park reporter, Mike

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The province of Ontario has announced that it will collect additional information through the land transfer tax system to help it better understand trends in the real estate market.  Persons who purchase or acquire land that contains one to six family residences or agricultural land are required to provide this additional information starting April 24, 2017.  The prescribed information includes (but is not limited to) the following:

  • whether the home is intended to be occupied by the person who purchases or acquires the land, or their family member(s), as their principal residence;
  • the type of dwelling (detached, semi‑detached, condominiums, cottages, etc.);
  • whether the property, in part or in whole, is intended to be
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By Katelyn Castellano

Is life truly better on a farm? We think it could be, especially when we're talking about this exquisite pair of luxury properties located in Colts Neck, NJ. Abbey Farm and Windy Hill Farm neighbor one another, separated by 64 acres of fields, ponds and majestic views – each of which border several hundred acres of Bucks Mill Park.

Within an hour drive from Manhattan, and 20 minutes from the beach, this sprawling countryside destination provides something for everyone, possessing their own unique personalities.

Welcome to Abbey Farm

Looking for a $13.5 million stunner? You’ve found it here on Abbey Farm. This 18,000+ square-foot European Style Chateau was inspired by the French castles of Europe and designed to blend the

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By Meredythe Brainard 

When training in real estate there is one missed item that stands out with several offices and agents. And that’s the inability to track any return on investment from listing exposure. There are so many sites, apps and tools being sold to you in order to showcase your listings, however, not knowing if business is coming back from those sources is detrimental to your wallet and future business. These few tips can help you be more informed about the investments you make on your listings.

  1. Know where your listings are going. As the listing agent you should know where your listings appear and all of the products you are using in order to showcase that listing. Do some research to determine all of the sites, apps and tools
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E&V News

How One Agent Uses ‘Feeder Markets’ to Snag High-End Clients
Inman
Paul Benson has done $100 million in transactions every year for 10 years; here's his secret.

What Trump’s ‘Big Number’ on Dodd-Frank Means for Brokers
RISMedia
President Donald Trump has promised many changes since being sworn in a couple short months ago. 

A Relaxing Escape in the Florida Keys, Island Included
Mansion Global
The home boasts stunning 360-degree ocean views.

Engel & Völkers: High Demand From Private, Institutional Buyers in Berlin
RISMedia
Prices for freehold apartments, detached properties and semi-detached homes in Berlin remain high and continue to increase.

 

North America

Mortgage Rates in U.S. Hit 2017 Lows in Mid-April
World Property Journal

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