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Engel & Völkers presents guides, tips, and tricks for property owners and real estate pros. 

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

Growing up in an unassuming Bavarian village, Delia Fischer could not have imagined one day founding and owning one of Europe’s most successful e-commerce platforms, today active in 11 countries, employing 1,200 people and reaching one million consumers each year. In 2011 when Fischer was an editor at ELLE Magazine, she realized there was an abundance of robust, inspiration-based fashion retailers, yet a deep market need for the same in interior design. Thus, the birth of Westwing: the curated, online retailer for all things beautiful in interior design and furniture.

Delia Fischer pictured in her Munich home

The next minute, with a steadfast vision and nothing to lose, Fischer found herself quitting her nine-to-five

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Daniela Rava is an expert real estate advisor from Engel & Völkers New York City. With an MBA from Northeastern University and an unwavering passion for client home buying and selling needs, Daniela's service-oriented mindset and strategic marketing approaches have made her a surefire New York real estate pro. 

No spoilers ahead.

Where does the Marvelous Miriam Maisel live in the Upper West Side?

At one point in Season One, Mrs. Maisel does reveal an address of 385 Riverside Drive, but the best I can give you is a co-op in the beautiful Hendrik Hudson at 380 Riverside and that her building entrance is located at 404 Riverside. However, specifics aside, I would like to place her in today's New York City.

If I were to work with Mrs. Maisel

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

Home is oftentimes our greatest escape, better than even the most expensive getaway. As this year comes to a close, it becomes all the more important to be able to retreat to our place of comfort at the end of the day, especially when it’s easiest to feel burnt out by holiday stress and life’s chaos.

This season, if you’re looking to transform your living space into your ultimate place of zen, we’ve got you covered. When it comes to creating a space filled with relaxing, harmonious and peaceful vibes, these very calming yet chic home design tips will transport you to your ideal tranquil destination—no passport required.

Neutral Doesn't Mean Boring 

Having a neutral color base for your zen sanctuary may be a

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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 

Halloween may be one of the most fun and lively holidays of the year, giving you and your friends full reign to explore your creative (and spooky) side. Often, however, traditional decor lives up to being shabby instead of sophisticated. With the help of ELLE Decor, here's some festive, but oh-so-chic, inspiration if you're looking to move beyond Halloween stretch cobweb and plastic skeletons for your decor. 

Dark & Decadent Desserts 

Rich dark chocolate desserts are always a foolproof crowd pleaser. Top them with enchanting fall florals to prove you're the neighborhood expert on all things glamorous—and delicious. 

Statement Pumpkins 

The statement pumpkin is today's reinvented jack-o'-lantern, but all the

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

It’s summertime, and the livin’ is easy, especially if you’re spending it at one of these ultra luxe properties. As featured in the latest and always anticipated Private Residences issue, the summer 2018 lineup of Engel & Völkers’ most extraordinary estates from across the Americas is blazing hot. Here are just a few of our favorites from this season’s Private Residences edition. Grab some ice because these on-the-market homes might be too hot to handle.

Glam House on the Prairie | Kamloops, British Columbia 
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Nestled in British Columbia’s scenic Nicola Valley and sitting on a whopping 324 acres, this secluded ranch has never made prairie life look more glamorous. Taking rustic chic to new heights,

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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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By the Engel & Völkers Team

It is very probable that there is no better home for an outdoor enthusiast than this awe-inspiring estate, currently on the market with Engel & Völkers Park City. Imagine being able to fish in your backyard or watch your kids go tubing right from your patio. Ever dream of hiking, riding ATVs or snowmobiling just steps from your home? Start believing with this remarkable property.

Riverbend Ranch, a whopping 1,918-acre property located a mere 25-minutes away from ever-popular Park City, can make all of this possible for an extremely fortunate homebuyer. A true nature haven, Riverbend Ranch is particularly special as its main 8-bedroom, 9-bathroom house was built along Weber River with no setback. And, as

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

If you’re still thawing out from winter and can’t get into the swing of spring, we’ve got just the remedy. Here are some of the most refreshing and #SpringInspo worthy homes currently on the market across the Americas that are sure to lift any remaining winter woes—all exclusively listed by Engel & Völkers. 

1. Minnetonka, Minnesota 

This two-story home in Minnetonka, Minnesota is a new-build dream, and with its four bedroom, four bathroom one-two punch, it’s set to be the most idyllic family home. While incorporating the most contemporary features, finishes, designs and lighting, its layout is perhaps the property’s most thoughtful element in suiting the modern family’s lifestyle. With an informal dining area,

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

In our most recent market report, Engel & Völkers identified the changing definition of luxury as a common theme to follow in 2018, which includes re-evaluating what amenities and design details are important to a new segment of homebuyers compared to generations past.

Anita Springate-Renaud, license partner at Engel & Völkers Toronto Central, is finding that many home searchers are currently looking for "technology-based luxuries." She explained, “Toronto’s booming start-up economy has brought a lot of talent to the city. I see many busy homebuyers who want the technologies they work with reflected at home. These professionals don’t have a lot of time on their hands and appreciate the convenience of automation." 

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