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The Engel & Völkers News Brief | February 23, 2018

Friday, February 23rd, 2018 at 12:00pm Engel Völkers

E&V News

Housing Market Always Upbeat in Toronto’s ‘Paradise Islands’
The Globe and Mail
Market watchers say buyers and sellers in all price segments are trying to assess the market's reaction to new, more stringent rules surrounding uninsured mortgages.

Belgian Castle of Flemish Artist Peter Paul Rubens Selling for $4 Million
Mansion Global
From an estate outside Brussels, Flemish Baroque artist Peter Paul Rubens, aging and arthritic, set to work painting the bucolic landscape surrounding his newly acquired seven-bedroom castle.

Exploring Lisbon and Its Surrounding Areas
Mansion Global
Lisbon, one of Europe’s oldest cities, has an abundance of charm: its steep, cobblestoned streets, baroque and sometimes crumbling buildings, historic cafes and bakeries make it feel like it belongs to a bygone age.

District V is Budapest’s Most Traditionally High-End Neighborhood
Mansion Global
A classic beauty draped along the ancient Danube River, Budapest is a vibrant capital city and one of Europe’s most populous.

Americas

The Housing Market is Riding High Once Again
The Wall Street Journal 
The housing market is heating up, providing another pillar of support for the stock market and U.S. economy.

Grading Strategies for Taming Canada’s Hot Housing Markets
BNN
It’s just the latest move Canadian lawmakers and regulators have taken in a bid to bolster stability, and in some cases affordability, in Canadian housing. 

International 

Soon-to-Open Crossrail Line Could Be Boon to London Real Estate
Mansion Global
In December, London’s state-of-the-art £14.8 billion (US$20.7 million) railway, Crossrail, will open, and it’s already providing a much needed feel-good boost to the city’s fortunes.

Luxury Living 

Made in Italy Gets Museum Treatment in Milan
Luxury Daily
Bottega Veneta and Missoni are among the luxury labels featured in a new exhibit at Palazzo Reale that aims to place fashion history within a broader cultural context. 

 

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