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December 2017

Found 16 blog entries for December 2017.

E&V News

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


The Home Equity Loan Interest Deduction Is Dead. What Does It Mean for Homeowners?
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. 


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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E&V News 

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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On vit actuellement ce qu’on pourrait appeler le “Rêve Canadien” ou encore le “Rêve Québécois”. Montréal atteint une cote de popularité sans précédent dans le monde pour plusieurs raisons. La qualité de vie est supérieure à la moyenne, coût de la vie relativement bas, plus bas taux de chômage en 40 ans, pays de ressources pour une relative petite population, stabilité économique, stabilité politique, qualité de l’air, de la nourriture, l’environnement, leader mondial des ressources renouvelables. Montréal et le Québec deviennent le “Boston” du Canada avec ses universités de qualité: Université McGill, Université de Montréal, Concordia, UQAM, Polytechnique, ETS, HEC, Université de Sherbrooke, Université Laval, Université Bishop, etc. Montréal est la

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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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E&V News 

5 Things Every Real Estate Agent Should Know About Bitcoin
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 
Minneapolis office offers clients and their guests an immersive experience.

How to Sell Your Home During the Holidays
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.


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

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By the Engel & Völkers Team 

Property listed by Engel & Völkers Park City

Bitcoin has taken the world by storm. Venturing further into the spotlight for its exponential popularity and sharp rises and falls, this cryptocurrency presents an undeniably fresh way of conducting all types of transactions—which is becoming more and more relevant to the real estate industry. Using bitcoin to complete real estate transactions, certain buyers and sellers may find ease in hard-to-maneuver areas during the transaction process.

Paul Benson of Engel & Völkers Park City recently gave Inman News his takeaways after brokering a real estate transaction using bitcoin, offering real estate professionals five key insights to explore this new frontier. Overall,

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Premium properties in Canada: Highest prices recorded in Vancouver

  • Market overview of select cities and second home markets
  • Limited inventory leads to rising prices for properties in many locations
  • Up to $35.8 million CAD for a detached house 

The residential property market in Canada’s major cities and second home markets is enjoying a high level of demand, both nationally and internationally. Specifically in the luxury segment, there is a clear surplus in demand in many places that is resulting in a significant rise in prices. This emerged from a survey of six selected real estate markets, based on assessments made by local Engel & Völkers residential property shops between January and September

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Notre visibilité sur les médias sociaux a littéralement explosé avec plus de 31,000 membres sur notre page Facebook Engel & Völkers Montréal / Québec et avec 660 plus 1428 « suiveurs » sur Instagram combinée à la présence de l’agence dans des journaux, revues d’immobilier de luxe ainsi que des reportages à la télé.

Le moment le plus marquant de 2017 a définitivement été le lancement et l’ouverture de la 5e boutique de Engel & Völkers Montréal / Québec, notre ambassade immobilière de 6000 sur 2 étages à l’épicentre de la valeur immobilière au Québec, voisin du Musée des Beaux-Arts dans le Golden Square Mile.

Engel & Voelkers Montreal

L’autre excellente nouvelle était la nomination d’un de nos meilleurs courtiers, Rochelle Cantor qui a participé à une cérémonie

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