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February 2018

Found 17 blog entries for February 2018.

By the Engel & Völkers Team

When you're on the hunt for a new home, the town over might have some nice condos, Craftsmen or Colonials for sale, but on-the-market cultural heritage sites are much harder to come by. Located in Elewijt, Belgium, a castle once owned by 17th-century master Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens is currently listed by Engel & Völkers Mechelen, and it's oozing with all the priceless stonework, elaborate fireplaces and art history imaginable.

Dating back to 1304 and originally known as Castle Het Steen, Rubens lived in this home with his second wife Helena Fourment for the last five years of his life from 1635-1640. He redesigned the entire castle in a Flemish Renaissance style, after which the castle became known as Rubens

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E&V News

Housing Market Always Upbeat in Toronto’s ‘Paradise Islands’
The Globe and Mail
Market watchers say buyers and sellers in all price segments are trying to assess the market's reaction to new, more stringent rules surrounding uninsured mortgages.

Belgian Castle of Flemish Artist Peter Paul Rubens Selling for $4 Million
Mansion Global
From an estate outside Brussels, Flemish Baroque artist Peter Paul Rubens, aging and arthritic, set to work painting the bucolic landscape surrounding his newly acquired seven-bedroom castle.

Exploring Lisbon and Its Surrounding Areas
Mansion Global
Lisbon, one of Europe’s oldest cities, has an abundance of charm: its steep, cobblestoned streets, baroque and sometimes crumbling buildings, historic cafes and bakeries make

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What distinguishes Engel & Völkers from other agencies is the real international coverage of our EDGE platform, which reaches 500 million consumers a month all over the world ... we have powerful tools and we are leaders in cutting-edge real estate technologies, the network is well established in all spheres related to high-level global real estate: lawyers, tax experts / accountants, Fortune 500, royalty, finance, banks, etc. It is the only selective real estate agency specialized in luxury real estate ... management conducts up to 20 interviews per week via hundreds of applications / resumes to find candidates which fit the profile of an elite advisor for an exceptional clientele in luxury real estate. Honesty, credibility and likeability factor.

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E&V News

Condo Conversion of Atlantic Station’s Tallest Building Has Changed the Game
Curbed
Now, after a decade and a major rehab of the building, The Atlantic is being fully flipped to condos. 

Saudi Prince Sells Trump Place Apartment for $36 Million
Mansion Global
A Saudi prince has sold off a lavish Manhattan triplex, boasting a jellyfish tank and panic room, at a Trump-branded building for $36 million.

Who Ordered All the McMansions? 10 Cities Where They're Piled Highest
Realtor.com
While the idea that "Your home is your castle" has been around, presumably, since medieval times, it took on a whole new meaning in the 1980s and '90s, when "McMansions" started sprouting across the United States like upscale real estate kudzu.

Americas 

U.S. Housing

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Since its arrival and launch in Montreal in June of 2015, the independently owned international agency Engel and Völkers quickly took over the luxury real estate market in Montreal as well as throughout the province namely in the Golden Square Mile, Westmount, Outremont, Bromont, Mont-Tremblant and Old Quebec. The luxury real estate giant specializes in the sale of luxury homes, condos, as well as the rental of prestigious apartments. The newly published stats demonstrate that luxury homes for sale in Montreal are still a very sought-after product and our team of professional brokers and advisors are continuing to put up their signs everywhere in Montreal and its surroundings. Luxury is not necessarily defined by monetary value, but also in terms of

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

Whether you’re celebrating this Valentine’s Day with your special someone or enjoying the day with your closest family and friends, we’ve got the perfect homes to make any and all hearts swoon. From the romantic corners of Québec to the sun-kissed beaches of Los Cabos, this roundup of on-the-market Engel & Völkers properties is sure to satisfy all types of home searchers.

Outdoor Entertainer
Los Cabos, Mexico 

Looking to heat things up during the cold winter months? This Los Cabos estate is situated on the edge of the Sea of Cortez, and its spectacular outdoor living space is made even more impressive by having the beach literally in its backyard. Boasting an outdoor bar, kitchen and fire pit, this seaside escape also has

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