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By the Engel & Völkers Team 

Thanksgiving gives us all the more reason to spend time with family and friends, eat more food than usual and bring leftovers to work, but above all, it allows us to regroup and rejoice with loved ones about what we're truly thankful for. But getting to this point might not be easy, especially if you're gearing up to entertain, feeling the pressure to coordinate an elaborate and festive setting in your home for the holidays.

As you prepare to go through the hustle and bustle this season, here are some creative ways to help make your home Thanksgiving-ready.

Holiday Hanging 

First impressions are most important, which means flaunting a chic wreath on your front door is critical. Teasing holiday passersby for what's

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

As Veterans Day approaches, we honor and remember the men and women who risked their lives for the preservation of the free world, so that we may live in the safety and security of our own homes.

As many are aware, transitioning back into civilian life is often a daunting journey for Veterans and military families, which is why Veterans United Home Loans has released its third annual report of the 50 Best Cities for Veteran Homebuyers. In honor and support of these heroes, the ranking details the top Veteran-friendly cities in the United States to help the nation’s military community find their own place to call home.

Veterans United compared the 100 most populated U.S. cities based on four key dimensions: Economic

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

Tucked away in the Le Marais neighborhood of Paris, you’ll find a unique store where blackened and polished steel caps typically used to seal the city’s sewer pipes adorn the walls and act as shelving units. Similarly, in Singapore, thousands of displaced coconut fibers hang from a store ceiling, simulating a meadow of dried grass flipped upside down. In New York City, a shop displays old New York Times papers that have been stacked, bound and put up against its every wall and counter. For Australian beauty product brand Aesop, all these architectural designs defy the norm against most other retail brands and uphold one tenant: total atmospheric emersion in each global location.

For Dennis Paphitis who founded Aesop in

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What’s better than one on-the-market, ultra-luxe, turnkey property? 30 of them. Represented by Engel & Völkers Los Cabos, The Residences at Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort, is comprised of 30 new properties officially on the market, and you can bet each Residence is just as exquisite as the next. Combining panoramic views of the Sea of Cortez; access to Las Ventanas al Paraíso’s award-winning hospitality and amenities; and design of the highest caliber showcasing the warmth of Baja culture, all future homeowners are guaranteed to live their best lives at the peak of Los Cabos living.

Ensuring the highest attention to detail and artistry, each property exemplifies the pinnacle of Mexican design, incorporating handcrafted finishes and

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E&V News

Engel & Völkers Opens in Hawaii With New Franchise Partner
Inman
Primary Properties' Kay Mukaigawa shares why the global company sold her on a partnership.

Catering To An Increasingly International Real Estate Investor Base
Forbes 
For luxury real estate professionals looking to level-up their business in 2018, the key to surpassing the competition will lie in the ability to service an increasingly international client base.

Woodstock’s Stock Rises With Supply of New Homes
Financial Times
Vermont village attracts wealthy weekenders but, until now, its market was tight. 

Trump Tower Goes up in Uruguay Resort as Property Prices Go Down
Financial Times
The Punta del Este coastal resort feels the chill from Argentine withdrawal.

Americas

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E&V News

Canada's Luxury Real Estate Hot Spots in 2018
BCBusiness
Trends and predictions for six markets across the country. 

2018 forecast: New Mortgage Rules Could Be Boon for Investors
Canadian Real Estate
The new mortgage stress test, in addition to rapidly escalating housing prices, is keeping an increasing number of people in rental accommodations, and that’s good news for investors.

Robust Market: Intown Real Estate Agents Forecast Home Sales for 2018
Atlanta INtown
When it comes to emerging trends in Intown’s real estate market, robust is the buzzword for 2018.

Engel & Völkers: Exclusive Ski Properties in Europe
RISMedia
St. Moritz, Gstaad, Kitzbühel and Davos/Klosters rank among the most exclusive ski destinations in Europe, according to an

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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 

Real-Estate Developer’s Coral Gables Home Seeks $12.9 Million
The Wall Street Journal
The sellers are Don Peebles and his wife Katrina; Mr. Peebles’s firm has a multi-billion-dollar portfolio of condo projects, hotels and office properties.

‘Space cowboy’ Steve Miller’s Home is Down-to-Earth
Toronto Star
Classic rocker surrounded himself with nature’s beauty at Idaho retreat.

Engel & Völkers Minneapolis Downtown Debuts Virtual Reality Theater
RISMedia
Engel & Völkers Minneapolis Downtown has debuted a Virtual Reality (VR) Theater, equipped with Oculus Rift goggles, the company recently announced. 

BC’s Ski Real Estate Sees Blistering Demand
REW
After post-Olympic freeze, ski-home market has gone from thawing to sizzling – a problem for

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By the Engel & Völkers Team 

Often times the home with the most space is, by default, the host location for major holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. Several home reports have indicated that formal dining rooms, however, may become a thing of the past within many millennial households. It’s said that this population would trade in a formal dining space for more functional purposes such as an office or play room. Could this just be an excuse to have Mom or Dad continue to host holidays? Here are a few feast-worthy dining rooms that we wouldn’t dare to trade up – we’ll take the homes, too.

Truckee, California

With this clean design and these views, we are ready to feast! 

Park City, Utah

Intimate, modern, yet

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By the Engel & Völkers Team 

Those familiar with American publishing dynasties may first be intrigued by Gabriela Hearst’s surname, but those who are intimately familiar with fashion’s hottest trends know this trailblazer for her sensuous dresses, textured blazers and timeless skirts created by her namesake luxury design house.

So where does this powerhouse retreat after a long day’s work of spearheading her burgeoning fashion label? For Hearst, it’s her ultra chic brownstone in Manhattan’s West Village which she shares with the rest of her family – her husband Austin and their twins, Mia and Olivia (9), and son, Jack (2).

In between fittings, fabulous events and playtime, GG Magazine had the pleasure of finding time in Hearst’s jam-packed

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