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The Engel & Völkers News Brief | December 7, 2018

Friday, December 7th, 2018 at 12:00pm Engel Völkers

E&V News

A Japanese Beauty Mogul Is Trying to Sell Her $15 Million Mansion 
Akemi Shimomura is a serial beauty entrepreneur whose Tokyo-based Miss Paris Group employs more than a thousand people. 

The Value of Agent Business Planning
Data from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) estimates that 87 percent of all new agents fail after five years in the industry.

From Crusaders to Luminaries to Trendsetters, RISMedia Announces 2019 Newsmakers in Real Estate
RISMedia announced its 2019 Class of Real Estate Newsmakers—a dynamic group of key influencers making headlines as a result of their newsworthy contributions to the real estate industry, and their efforts to positively affect the consumers and communities they serve.

Why Competition for Real Estate Talent Is Increasing
Boston Agent Magazine
On average, American workers aren’t in love with their jobs. In a survey released prior to Labor Day this year, researchers from The Conference Board estimated that barely half of U.S. employees (51 percent) are actually satisfied with their job and wouldn’t consider leaving anytime soon.

Castle-Like Bluffton Mansion Listed for $9M Will Be Sold... in Hong Kong. Here's Why
Island Packet
A castle-like mansion listed for sale for $9 million — the most expensive single-family home formally listed in Bluffton — will have a new owner in December.

Shelter Island Estate Sold to Anonymous World Traveler
Daily Inter Lake
Shelter Island, a 22-acre luxury island estate on Flathead Lake near Rollins that most recently was listed for sale at $13.95 million, has been sold.


Greater Vancouver Real Estate Prices Go Negative for the First Time Since 2013
Better Dwelling
The Greater Vancouver real estate market has officially flipped upside down. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reported November saw the first annual price drop across the region in years.

Chinese Dumped $1 Billion of U.S. Real Estate in Third Quarter, Extending Recent Retreat
The Wall Street Journal 
Chinese investors unloaded more than $1 billion in U.S. real estate in the third quarter, extending their recent retreat from hotels, office buildings and other foreign property under pressure from Beijing to reduce debt and curb money sent abroad.


Dublin Ranks Third Out of 31 for Real Estate Investment
Irish Times
Dublin ranked in third place out of 31 European cities for real estate investment despite questions surrounding oversupply picking up in the office market, a report shows.

Luxury Living

Thank U, Next: 8 Interior Design Trends That Are so Over in 2019
Your home's got style—and boy, did you work to achieve it. You followed design blogs, pored over Pinterest boards, and chose accent pieces and colors to add just the right note. That is, you did five years ago. Or 10.

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