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August 2017

Found 14 blog entries for August 2017.

The Connoisseur of sophisticated interiors, Daniel Romauldez has impressed clients like Deeda Blair, Daphne Guinness, Renee and Mark Rockefeller, Ina Garten and the late fashion designer L'Wren Scott.

Brought up in the Philippines, Romualdez was not brought up to become an architect or decorator.  Being son of longtime governor of Leyte Province, Benjamin Trinidad Romualdez, Daniel's future looked as it was far from a creative scene. 

No one had a greater effect on young Daniel than Deeda Blair, whose husband, William McCornick Blair Jr., as she encouraged him to follow his passion for architecture despite his father's approval. 

"My father was not happy about me going to architecture school, and because of that I was sort of the black

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E&V News

The Best Vancouver Neighbourhoods to Buy Property in Today
REW
Two top-producing agents give their expert advice on how to find up-and-coming neighbourhoods to buy in. 

Americas

Existing-Home Sales Slide 1.3 Percent in July
National Association of Realtors®
Listings in July typically went under contract in under 30 days for the fourth consecutive month because of high buyer demand, but existing-home sales ultimately pulled back as large declines in the Northeast and Midwest outweighed sales increases in the South and West. 

Slower Home Sales Don't Stop Canadian Mortgages From Booming
Huffington Post
The average Canadian mortgage is now almost $200,000, up 5 per cent in a year.

International

4 Ways Russian Luxury Real Estate Investing

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The Top 10 Most Expensive Marinas in Europe

By the Engel & Völkers Team

Life is pretty good if you can own a 55 meter-long yacht and sail around the world, but traveling can be hard on your health. What’s better? Chilling on your multi-million dollar boat any time you want, sipping on some Dom Perignon and laughing at home on the dock with your local friends. To help you decide the best place to park your yacht, Engel & Völkers Yachting recently ranked the top 10 most expensive marinas in Europe, which looked at the daily mooring fees for locations across the world.

Spain’s Ibiza Magna topped the list as the most expensive marina in the ranking, where survey data collected daily fee averages for a 55-meter yacht during the respective locations’

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E&V News

A Tuscan-Inspired Villa in South Carolina
The Wall Street Journal
This waterfront home in Hilton Head has a dock, lap pool and guest cottage.

Art and Style Combine in Luxurious Aspen Retreat
Toronto Star
Finished in 1995 after three years' work, the mansion sits on a forested hilltop in the Rockies.

Break on Through … to the Broker Side
RISMedia
You’re a top-producing real estate agent, expanding your client roster, surpassing your sales goals and living the good life. But why stop there?

The Top Ten Private Jet Routes in Europe
Billionaire.com
Routes between Geneva, Paris, Nice, Moscow, Rome and Milan are the busiest on the continent, according to the survey compiled by Engel & Völkers Aviation.


Americas

Every Region of U.S. Sees Fewer

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A Guide to Effortless Home Staging  

By the Engel & Völkers Team

When it comes to looking good, we don’t want to appear as though we tried too hard achieving it—and home staging is no exception. With over 25 years of real estate experience, one of our in-house experts Suzie Doratti of Engel & Völkers Okanagan has also made a name for herself as a home-staging consultant and specifically for being able to capture a home’s laid back, yet sophisticated look. Suzie has given countless homes the kind of je ne sais quoi facelift that makes them inexplicably attractive to potential buyers, so here are a few tips from the pro herself that’ll give your home that certain #WokeUpLikeThis appearance. 

Old and New Work in Harmony

Casual displays don’t

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By Maria Patterson, Executive Editor, RISMedia

You’re a top-producing real estate agent, expanding your client roster, surpassing your sales goals and living the good life. But why stop there? For these Engel & Völkers license partners—the company’s term for broker/owners—reaching the pinnacle as a sales associate led to making the decision to become owners and manage their own shop.

For many, this is the logical evolution in a successful real estate career, according to Tom Kunz and Adam Lerman, executive vice president and senior vice president, respectively, of Coaching & Accountability for Engel & Völkers, who possess a shared mission to support and drive brokerage profitability. The following license partners were successful advisors (Engel &

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E&V News

OK, you’ve decided to boycott StreetEasy. How do you explain that to your sellers?
The Real Deal
New York City real estate professionals weigh in on StreetEasy and its impact on their business and consumers.

Engel & Völkers expands to Central Florida
The Real Deal
Engel & Völkers to open offices in Clermont, Leesburg and Windermere.

The Top 10 Most Expensive Superyacht Marinas in Europe
Billionare.com
Engel & Völkers Yachting ranks the top 10 most expensive yacht marinas in Europe.

Americas

Facebook and Other Ad Platforms Just Woke Up to Real Estate, a $27 Billion Sleeping Giant
Adweek
New challengers take on Zillow and Trulia for a piece of the adverting pie.

Want to Be a Real Estate Millionaire? Here’s How to Invest with a

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Plettenberg Bay in South Africa's Western Cape is a surfer's paradise. It has been the most permanent home of the Orzechowskis for 13 years. Drawn by the appeal of a coastal resort that blends elements of casual sophistication with a wholeheartedly outdoor lifestyle, its the chosen gateway spot for Frances and Wojtek Orzechowski and their son Tadj.

The trio are an integral part of the Plettenberg Bay community: Frances designs women's leisurewear under the name Soul. Wojtek and Tadj are accomplished ocean men - they surf, dive, ski, kite surf and paddle at any opportunity. When night falls, and still full of energy, the family swap boards for dance beats at the local eateries.

"Keeping things simple and aiming for self-sufficency is the best way

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