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By the Engel & Völkers Team

With the official start of winter, many might set off to seek shelter in warmer destinations to work on their tans, while others will gravitate towards snow-capped mountains to work on their form on the slopes. If you're more of a snow lover than a snowbird this season, there's more to it than doubling up layers of clothes, packing a thermos of hot chocolate and repairing your shoe straps to achieve the ultimate winter wonderland experience.

To embark on the road to the perfect winter haven, here are six of our favorite ski/snowboarding markets across the U.S. and Canada, world-renowned for their idyllic scenery and, of course, top-class ski resorts.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

With the likes of Jackson Hole Mountain

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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

As Veterans Day approaches, we honor and remember the men and women who risked their lives for the preservation of the free world, so that we may live in the safety and security of our own homes.

As many are aware, transitioning back into civilian life is often a daunting journey for Veterans and military families, which is why Veterans United Home Loans has released its third annual report of the 50 Best Cities for Veteran Homebuyers. In honor and support of these heroes, the ranking details the top Veteran-friendly cities in the United States to help the nation’s military community find their own place to call home.

Veterans United compared the 100 most populated U.S. cities based on four key dimensions: Economic

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Cheryl DeGoicoechea was born and raised in Salt Pond, Long Island where she has been selling real estate for the past 10 years.  Cheryl says not much has changed over that time but that is exactly why her clients like the island.

Long Island is located in the southeastern Bahamas approximately 165 miles from Nassau and 345 miles from the United States.  It is a sparsely populated island of about 3500 with a dramatic landscape of rolling hills, white powder beaches and colorful island settlements.

“Most people who invest on Long Island buy for what it is not and not for what it is,” says Cheryl.  "There are no casinos, crowds, malls or crime. Most people who end up buying a home initially come on vacation seeking privacy and tranquility and end up

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

Tucked away in the Le Marais neighborhood of Paris, you’ll find a unique store where blackened and polished steel caps typically used to seal the city’s sewer pipes adorn the walls and act as shelving units. Similarly, in Singapore, thousands of displaced coconut fibers hang from a store ceiling, simulating a meadow of dried grass flipped upside down. In New York City, a shop displays old New York Times papers that have been stacked, bound and put up against its every wall and counter. For Australian beauty product brand Aesop, all these architectural designs defy the norm against most other retail brands and uphold one tenant: total atmospheric emersion in each global location.

For Dennis Paphitis who founded Aesop in

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The allure of settling into your own island hideaway and immersing yourself in the island lifestyle is undeniably strong. The Bahamas attracts a multitude of new residents each year – people who come for work in our banking and tourism sectors, for example, those who are looking to take advantage of our stability and advantageous tax environment, or simply those who make the decision that they want to live their own best life away from the hustle and bustle of the mainstream.

But as you dream of escaping the realities of your day-to-day life back home by establishing your own haven of rest and relaxation on Bahamian shores, there are certain practicalities that can’t be ignored if you’re planning on bringing a young family with you, chief among them:

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Picture your life in The Bahamas and it might involve an image of you on your shaded verandah, sipping an icy-cold cocktail, overlooking an empty beach and a twinkling ocean. Ultimate relaxation. But where was I...

Ah yes, fitness. Because as much as it is most certainly that, The Bahamas is not only a place to kick back and let life's cares wash away. It also offers the chance to engage in a variety of sporting pursuits which can be a fun and healthy way to enjoy your free time while you are in the islands - and we're not only talking about the more traditional sports fishing, boating and diving you might have had in mind. If you're an active person who enjoys getting your heart rate up on the weekend or diving into a bit of thrill seeking, your

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What’s better than one on-the-market, ultra-luxe, turnkey property? 30 of them. Represented by Engel & Völkers Los Cabos, The Residences at Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort, is comprised of 30 new properties officially on the market, and you can bet each Residence is just as exquisite as the next. Combining panoramic views of the Sea of Cortez; access to Las Ventanas al Paraíso’s award-winning hospitality and amenities; and design of the highest caliber showcasing the warmth of Baja culture, all future homeowners are guaranteed to live their best lives at the peak of Los Cabos living.

Ensuring the highest attention to detail and artistry, each property exemplifies the pinnacle of Mexican design, incorporating handcrafted finishes and

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Expedia notes that “based on flight ticket sales purchases via Expedia group sites,The Bahamas is among the leading destinations for travel from Caribbean origins to a Caribbean destination."

We experience inbound flights from all over including, Toronto, New York and London. Aided by the ease of direct flights, these feeder markets are large contributors to our luxury Bahamas real estate sales. The strength of our international network is continuously demonstrated through a collaborative effort between shops. We are contacted regularly by shops including Madrid, Atlanta, and Montreal for an exchange of premium real estate listings. Just this week, we exchanged exposés with two Canadian shops, one in Muskoka and the other in Montreal. This approach to

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

Go back in time thirty years ago to see what lay between the north of Manhattan and the New York state capital, Albany. To many, the answer was likely “not much” if you were traveling through this area known as the Hudson Valley. Once home to a number of boarded up homes and businesses, today the area is acclaimed for individuals who are reimagining the area: artists. 

The Hudson Valley is seeing a revival along the likes of Brooklyn, New York, earning the nickname “No-Bro” for being home to the emergence of creative lifestyles. Although this transformation is quite recent, the word is already out. Celebrities such as Usher and Katy Perry are known to enjoy the area’s low-key, free-flowing nature, and politician

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