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Fountains of Youth: The 10 Places Where Americans Live the Longest

By Lance Lambert | Jun 18, 2018   sausalito-starssestevens/iStock; bjdlzx/iStock;

Most mornings, Margarita Dreyer wakes up around 7 a.m. and gets right to her exercises—stretches, strengthening reps, and pushups. She golfs at least twice a week, skis in Vail, CO, each winter, and regularly parties with her friends. Did we mention the retired furniture import business owner is 85?

“I never even think of age. ... I take care of myself," says Dreyer, who credits her good health to a lifetime of positive thinking, a mostly plant-based diet, plenty of exercise, great friendships—and perhaps most of all, the town of Tiburon, in California's Marin County,

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Fountains of Youth: The 10 Places Where Americans Live the Longest
Buettner has spent his career researching the places around the world where people live the longest.

Wayne Gretzky’s California Home Just Sold and It’s a Great One - so Is Its Story
Toronto Storeys
Legendary hockey player Wayne Gretzky and his wife Janet recently sold their home in the Sherwood Country Club area in Westlake Village, California for $4.2 million.

6 Beautiful Homes With Italian Influences
The Week
Details include reclaimed beams, Italian stone, heart-of-pine floors, a 1,000-bottle wine room, and an Italian farm-style kitchen.

Engel & Völkers Continues Canadian Expansion With New Shop in Halifax
Engel & Völkers has announced its expansion

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Global real estate brand continues Canadian expansion with its first Halifax brokerage

Engel & Völkers has announced its expansion into Halifax with a new real estate shop opening, growing the company’s global network and luxury service in Canada. The newly established Engel & Völkers Halifax is led by license partners Sebastien Latulippe and Donna Harding who have run their own independent brokerage, Harding Real Estate Inc., in Halifax for eight years. The new shop will provide leading real estate services to home buyers and sellers all over the Halifax Regional Municipality, targeting the expansive area from Halifax out to Sheet Harbour, the Annapolis Valley, Lunenburg and St. Margaret’s Bay.

“Halifax is coming out of a market correction with

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The Fed Just Raised Rates…So What?

WRITTEN BY DAVID REEDPOSTED ONFRIDAY, 15 JUNE 2018 01:53   The Fed Just Raised Rates…So What?  

Every six weeks or so the Federal Open Market Committee, or the FOMC, holds its two-day meetings to discuss the current economy with an eye on the future. The FOMC has various responsibilities but one of the actions it can take is to adjust the cost of funds.

More specifically, it can adjust the Federal Funds rate. The Fed Funds rate is the rate at which banks can charge one another for short term lending. Short term as in overnight. When a bank makes such a move for a short-term loan it’s to shore up its reserve requirements. Banks are required to keep a specific amount of liquid funds available to meet customer demands for

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Findings Show Homeowners Are Choosing to Improve Their Homes Rather Than Move

GOLDEN, Colo., June 12, 2018 –  Today, HomeAdvisor released its True Cost Report focused on generational trends in home improvement, the negligible impact of rising interest rates on homeowner decision making, and the growth of home improvement spending. Findings of the report show that 80 percent of homeowners surveyed plan to stay in their existing homes rather than move, and as a result are planning to spend more on home improvement projects this year, with half of all respondents considering a remodel.

The report, authored by HomeAdvisor’s Chief Economist Brad Hunter, provides insight into homeowner spending trends and the primary factors influencing home

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Ben Affleck Lists His Georgia Plantation for $8.9 Million
Robb Report 
This vast 87-acre estate sits on a secluded private island.

Austria’s Former Communications Headquarters to Open as Luxury Homes
Mansion Global
The 19th century neoclassical building will house 39 contemporary apartments.

Engel & Völkers Miami Solidifies Leadership in Real Estate Innovation and Tech Through Exclusive Sponsorships
Engel & Völkers Miami has announced its continued commitment to the region’s real estate innovation and tech industries through local event sponsorship and strategic partnerships.

New UAE 10-Year Visa Plan Creates 'Buzz' in Property Market
Arabian Business 
Experts say changes to rules around visas and foreign ownership likely to deliver

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By the Engel & Völkers Team 

Home is where the heart is, especially as we celebrate the amazing dads and men this Father’s Day who make “home” possible. Inspired by these incredible men, we’ve put together some of our favorite, out-of-this world family properties we think would be perfect to hang with Dad all year-round—all currently on the market with Engel & Völkers.

A Masterpiece for the Maestro | Camarillo, California

If Dad is able to ace the expert level on Guitar Hero, he may deserve an upgrade this Father’s Day. Villa Boehm is nestled in the Camarillo Foothills of California and was built with fully custom details, including a one-of-a-kind recording studio. Flanked by a wall of gleaming guitars and inevitably fitted with other

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8 Ways To Lower Your Water Bill This Summer

WRITTEN BY JAYMI NACIRIPOSTED ONSUNDAY, 10 JUNE 2018 22:39   8 Ways To Lower Your Water Bill This  

When the temps rise, so does water usage. And that means a larger impact on areas that are already struggling with drought conditions, not to mention the impact on your wallet, regardless of where you live.

"Summer's rising temperatures often coincide with rising outdoor water use, primarily due to an increase in lawn and landscape watering," said WaterSense. "While using water efficiently is important throughout the year, sometimes the timing of water use can make a big difference for community water supplies - and your water bill."


In most cases, there are easy fixes you can make to

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  • An acute shortage of affordable homes in the U.S. will continue over the coming year, according to a majority of property market analysts polled by Reuters.
  • The shortage is driving prices up faster than inflation and wage growth.
  • Annual average earnings growth has remained below 3 percent even as house price rises have averaged more than 5 percent over the last few years.
Published 6:43 AM ET Wed, 6 June 2018  Updated 11:53 AM ET Wed, 6 June 2018Reuters     Affordable home shortage to continue through 2018, new Reuters poll says  11:57 AM ET Wed, 6 June 2018 | 00:46

An acute shortage of affordable homes in the United States will continue over the

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Compressed margins for home flippers could be good news for first-time buyers

HGTV TV shows like HGTV’s ’Fixer Upper’ helped to popularize home flipping. The U.S. saw the home-flipping rate match a six-year high in the first quarter.  Home flippers in today’s market face a conundrum: Demand for homes has perhaps never been greater, but high prices are making it harder to see a strong return on investment.

Homes flipped during the first quarter represented 6.9% of all sales, up from 5.9% in the previous quarter, according to a report released Thursday by real-estate data company Attom Data Solutions. As a share of overall purchases flipped homes are at a six-year high, same as this time a year ago. A marked

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