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Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Prep your house and yard for cold weather with this list of things to do in an hour or over a weekend

Laura Gaskill September 15, 2017    Fall is a good time to take care of big home repair projects before shorter days (and in many areas, ice and snow) make outdoor work too difficult. And if you do live in an area with cold winters, take some time this fall to boost energy efficiency throughout your home and prevent damage from winter storms with proper tree care. (We spoke with an expert to find out what you need to do.) Tick these items off your list this season, and you can rest easy knowing that your home and yard are buttoned up and ready for winter. Rustic Exterior by Terra Firma Builders Ltd.
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E&V News

Steve Miller’s Idaho Estate Hitting Market for $16M
Mansion Global
Classic rock icon’s home has three guest cottages, recording studio and archive building.

Engel & Völkers Expands Into Washington State
Engel & Völkers has expanded into Washington State, opening two shops, the company recently announced.

Montreal's Luxury Housing Market Soars
The Globe and Mail
Chinese buyers are particularly active and they're interested in Montreal's Westmount, Town of Mount Royal, Brossard and Nôtre-Dame-de-Grace areas especially, said Yi Lu, an agent with Engel & Völkers.  

The Ibizan Scene Grows Up
Financial Times
The hedonism the island offers is more likely to be in beach clubs than night clubs.


San Francisco Edges out

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

Prince Edward Country is growing from a secluded municipality into a getaway for foodies, techies, artists and adventurers. 'The County’, as locals refer to it, has a rich history in Canada, boasting a number of periods of influence and prosperity. Now, the region has quietly transformed into an under-the-radar arts, tech and foodie enclave. Most notably, it’s a wine country destination, however it also boasts local eateries, innovative tech startups, vintage shops, and one-of-a-kind antiques. Located 2.5 hours east of Toronto, Prince Edward County (PEC) captivates with its ‘grown up summer camp’ vibe and grand Victorian mansions, many of which transformed into modernized country homes. The slow, organic genesis of PEC, has

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

Looking for an upgrade from first class and perhaps caviar as an in-flight snack? For millionaires and billionaires who are privileged enough to jet-set across the globe, they can pack up and go whenever and wherever they please—but they’ll actually need a jet for that. To help avoid inconvenient air traffic, Engel & Völkers Aviation recently ranked the most popular private jet routes taken throughout Europe in 2016, based on survey data produced by market research company WINGX Advance.  

Bart Boury, CEO of Engel & Völkers Aviation, reported that “the most frequented private jet route in Europe was from Aéroport International de Genève in Switzerland to Aéroport de Paris-Le Bourget in France,” with private jets having

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A Sneak Preview of Chip and Joanna Gaines' New Home Collection With Target

WRITTEN BY JAYMI NACIRIPOSTED ONSUNDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER 2017 14:26   A Sneak Preview of Chip and Joanna Gaines' New Home Collection With Target  

Nine words sent shockwaves through the world of interior design this week: "Chip and Joanna Gaines reveal home collection with Target." If you love the Gaines' style and don't see yourself getting to Waco, TX anytime soon to visit Magnolia, you're going to love this collection, called Hearth & Hand and available in Target stores on November 5. The best part: most of the items offered will be priced less than $30.


"This November, Target will launch Hearth & Hand with Magnolia, an exclusive home and lifestyle brand designed in partnership with Chip and Joanna," said Target in a

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Nextdoor: a Pro-Con List

WRITTEN BY JAYMI NACIRIPOSTED ONWEDNESDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER 2017 20:12   The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Nextdoor: a Pro-Con List  

The growth of Nextdoor has been nothing short of amazing. Current numbers show that it's currently in 160,000 homes, has expanded to the Netherlands and the UK, and has just launched in Germany, according to TechCrunch. But it's not without its issues, and, as users will tell you, having access to so much information about your neighbors and your neighborhood can sometimes be too much of a good thing.


PRO: You may discover an amazing new home baker in the neighborhood who is taking pie orders to support the adoption of three foster kids who lost their parents in a tragic accident (true

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E&V News

Luxurious Utah River Estate Asks $30 Million
The Wall Street Journal
The seller is Vinny Smith, former chief executive of Quest Software who now runs Toba Capital, a San Francisco and Newport Beach-based venture-capital firm.

Is Salt Lake City the New Austin?
U.S. News & World Report
With the Silicon Slopes experiencing significant tech growth, they may just be the answer to Silicon Valley's affordability problem.

Adam Kennedy, World Series Champ Turned Real Estate Agent, on Hitting Financial Home Runs
Over a peripatetic 14-year career in Major League Baseball, Adam Kennedy grew to really appreciate the value in settling down—and investing smartly in real estate.

New Luxury Real Estate Firm Opens Office in Jackson

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Real estate company expands global network with shops in Seattle and Mercer Island

Engel & Völkers has announced its entrance into Washington state with the opening of two brokerages, Engel & Völkers Seattle Downtown, led by license partners James Warjone, Christine Warjone, and Matt Bogue, as well as Engel & Völkers Mercer Island, which will share the same leadership team in addition to license partner Rob Potashnick, who will serve as the designated broker overseeing day-to-day operations. The newly established Engel & Völkers shops provide leading real estate services in Seattle, Mercer Island, and the Greater Puget Sound markets.

“Seattle and the surrounding areas are a hotbed of innovation, and with the growth of local companies like Amazon,

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Luxury international real estate company expands global network in Northwest region

Engel & Völkers announced it has opened a new shop in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, expanding the global real estate brand’s presence in the Northwest region of the United States. The newly established Engel & Völkers brokerage will provide leading real estate services to home buyers and sellers in all of Teton County, Wyoming, including Jackson Hole, Wilson and Teton Village, as well as the surrounding areas of Star Valley, Wyoming and Teton Valley, Idaho. The brokerage will be led by License Partner and Managing Broker Andrew Ellett alongside Crystal Ellett, who is also an owner.

“Jackson Hole is known for its natural beauty, vicinity to national parks and outdoor

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E&V News

Bohemian Vibe Attracts Homebuyers to Taos
Financial Times 
New Mexico town offers adventurous sports alongside adobe architecture. 

The Upper East Side's Co-Op Conundrum
The Real Deal 
Co-ops, even in the Upper East Side’s marquee buildings, are facing an increasingly tough crowd of buyers.

Napa Valley Vineyard Listed at Almost $5 Million
Mortgage Professional America
Winemaker Pat Vinatieri is selling his Napa Valley vineyard estate for just shy of $5 million.

Palace Fit for a Pop Queen: Madonna Buys 18th Century 'Palacete' in Portugal as Son Joins Benfica Football Academy
Homes & Property 
Madonna has moved into Quinta do Relógio, an 18th century ‘palacete’ in the hilltop town of Sintra.

Banks Predict Growth in Sales and Prices in

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