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By the Engel & Völkers Team

When we dream of Venice, we imagine ourselves wandering through canals and criss-crossing between neighborhoods, enjoying the historic beauty and culture of the city. Unsurprisingly, so do many others across the globe.

According to Engel & Völkers’ latest Venice market report, the city’s residential property market is witnessing growing demand, especially near areas on the Grand Canal. This is met, however, with a limited availability of homes in the most desirable areas of the city.

“The majority of buyers are looking for a second home in Venice, or an investment property for short-term rental to tourists,” said Mauro Lozza, Managing Director of Engel & Völkers in Venice. Currently, international buyers account for

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

Some historic properties can be charming, but the impressive castle Kasteel van Olsene, currently listed through Engel & Völkers in Belgium for 25 million euros, comes with extraordinary comforts that ring a bit more than cutesy. With sleek modern edges around its outdoor (and indoor) pool, flanked by gorgeous chandeliers and priceless crown molding, we imagine this moated castle located just 40 miles west of Brussels could be the perfect hideaway for James Bond himself. After all, the castle also features a car lift and underground garage that could perfectly fit up to 12 of Bond’s signature sports cars.

In addition to having high-tech video surveillance, necessary for any secret agent mission, Kasteel

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By the Engel & Völkers Team 

Many of us have dreamed of growing up and becoming royalty, but soon found out some dreams are very hard to achieve. Living like a royal can come close to reality, though. Get a taste of the lavish life by seeking out this palace-like villa on the French Riviera, built in 1901 by the Countess of Morla.

Princess Odescalchi, whose family was recognized as one of the most influential aristocratic dynasties in Italy, also later resided here. Located in Cap d’Ail, the Princess additionally crowned the villa with its name, Villa Marizzina.

This property has been home to numerous high-profile owners including the Grand Duke Andrei Vladimirovich, cousin to the last Russian Tsar Nicole II. The Grand Duke acquired the

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

The world is getting smaller, and with commerce as well as accessible travel and communications, borders seem more like blurred lines. This makes today’s real estate market more global than ever. The Chinese population in particular has been increasingly emigrating to North America for well over 20 years, and in recent years the desire to invest in North American real estate has been booming. Why? There are four motivations for Chinese buyers:

  1. Education
  2. Lifestyle
  3. Immigration
  4. Investment

Along with these factors, the upper middle class in China is growing significantly, and not simply in primary cities, but in second and third tier cities—and they are looking to invest.

On average, a Chinese student

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

Four Neighborhoods You Should Know About

Everything from its Mediterranean climate, culinary achievements and its beautiful beaches make Barcelona one of the hottest international destinations for travellers worldwide. Now, with real estate activity on the rise, it isn’t just travellers setting their sights on The City of Gaudi, but homebuyers and international investors as well. “Barcelona is a region with a healthy economy and a very good infrastructure, which offers a high quality of life,” said Oriol Canal, Managing Director of the Engel & Völkers Market Center Barcelona.The neighborhoods of Barcelona offer a variety in culture, history, architecture and amenities. Here are four you should know about, right now.

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By Engel & Völkers Siena

The magic of Chianti pours persuasively from the bottles of that wine which the whole world envies. The modern history of “Chianti Classico began in the 19th century with the “father” of modern vine growing and winemaking in Chianti who was the inspiration for production discipline: baron Ricasoli.

This land’s ancestral links with vine and wine was recently confirmed by an archaeological find in the area: some seeds of “Vitis Vinifera” dating to 23 centuries ago. Then in the late middle ages vineyards played a leading part in agriculture and the economy.

Derivation of the word Chianti, according to a 790 document in the abbey of San Bartolomeo in Ripoli, is hard to identify: probably it evolved from the Latin clangor,

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

A Guide to the Cannes Film Festival

This week marks the beginning of one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival. From May 17-28, the world’s biggest film fans and entertainment’s brightest stars will descend upon the Boulevard de la Croisette to take part in red carpet extravaganzas and to review the newest films competing for the Festival’s ultimate prize, the Palm d’Or.

The film that receives the Palm d’Or prize is decided by a select group of notable figures in film who make up the Cannes Jury. This year’s jury is headed by director Pedro Almodóvar and includes actors Jessica Chastain, Will Smith and Uma Thurman.

Forty-nine films in all, representing 29

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By Julie Pellestor, Intern from France

Like with any large country, houses in France come in all different shapes, sizes and materials. There is no single “French home” when it comes to architecture and design. However, there are features that are distinct and more common than most. They’re hard to notice if you’re there for too short a time, however, if you’ve been there as long as I have, they are easy to spot. Should you ever consider moving to France and are in search of authentic design and home features, here are a few to get you started.

Rooftops

The Parisian rooftops are truly distinct and recognized around the world. They are designed for maximum light, most likely adorned with chimneys  and are made of zinc, which has been the

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

This approx. 137 square-meter penthouse is currently on sale in the central district of Berlin-Mitte, one of the most desirable residential locations in the German capital. (Image source: Engel & Völkers Berlin Mitte)  

Berlin, the capital of Germany and the country’s largest city, has moved beyond its complicated past and into its strong economic future. The city is capturing the world’s attention for its art, food, music and style. Business is booming and as a result, both domestic and international investors have their eyes set on Berlin real estate.

As a divided city during the Cold War, when homeownership did not exist in the Eastern communist half and capitalism thrived in the Western half, it has taken

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By Julie Pellestor  

How is it that the hot always seem to get hotter? As the largest island in the Balearic archipelago off the coast of Spain and a popular travel destination year-round, Mallorca has long been a hot spot, especially for visitors from northern Europe. Even more, according to Engel & Völkers’ most recent report on the island, international buyers are increasingly investing in premium properties across Mallorca as they’re consistently attracted to the land’s mild climate, accessible flight connections and cosmopolitan atmosphere.  

Some of the top addresses for real estate investment in Mallorca are found in the southwest region of the island, and strong demand is mainly centered at the prime locations of Puerto Andratx, Santa

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