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The Engel & Völkers News Brief | November 2, 2018

Friday, November 2nd, 2018 at 10:00am Engel & Völkers

E&V News

Millennials Prefer ‘Influencers’ Over Agents When it Comes to Real Estate
Inman 
A majority of millennials said they would consider hiring one as a real estate agent, according to a new study.

Brokers Turn to Services Amid Pull From 100-Percent Models
RISMedia
As the business model for real estate brokerages continues to evolve, commission structures have emerged as a hard line of demarcation. 

Engel & Völkers Retail Shop to Market Planes, Boats and Real Estate
The Real Deal New York
The firm inked a lease last week for 1,300 square feet at 430 Park Avenue, according to Stuart Siegel, president and CEO of Engel & Völkers New York Real Estate.

French-Style Chateau in California’s Hidden Valley
Mansion Global
The gated estate is one of 12 in the exclusive White Stallion Estates.

Colombian Singer Silvestre Dangond Plans Pinecrest Manse
The Real Deal Miami
Colombian singer Silvestre Dangond just closed on land in Pinecrest where he’s planning to build a mansion with a recording studio.

Brookline Spanish Colonial With 12 Rooms, 12-Foot Ceilings on Sale for $2.79M
Curbed Boston
Stucco house sits directly across Larz Anderson Park from the Larz Anderson Auto Museum.

Americas

Single Females a Key Driver of U.S. Home Sales in 2018
World Property Journal
For the second year in a row, single female buyers accounted for 18 percent of all buyers.

2019’s Top Five Real Estate Investment Towns in Western Canada
Vancouver Courier
Site of Canada’s biggest private investment and a Lower Mainland hotspot included in the Western Investor annual spotlight on the best places to buy real estate.

International

Seeking a Bargain, and Taste of the Good Life, Chinese Buy Greek Homes
Reuters
The visitors are drawn to Greece by rock-bottom property prices and one of Europe’s most generous “golden visa” schemes, offering a renewable five-year resident’s permit in return for a 250,000 euro ($285,000) investment in real estate.

Luxury Living

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Luxury Lifestyle
Fortune
The holiday shopping season is here, at least according to retailers and anyone who likes to plan their shopping early and/or likes to take to take advantage of blockbuster deals, many of which start today. 

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