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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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E&V News

Florida Estate Asks $51 Million (Unless You Only Want Part of it)
The Wall Street Journal
Frank Luppi’s mega Florida estate is being pitched as three separate parcels—asking $32 million, $10.5 million and $8.5 million—and with three separate listing agents.

Geoffrey Bray and Lindsay Bacigalupo: Providing a New Real Estate Experience
RISMedia
In 2015, Geoffrey Bray and Lindsay Bacigalupo partnered to establish Engel & Völkers Minneapolis Downtown, a Minneapolis, Minn.-based brokerage, with Bray serving as the firm’s managing broker.

Playa de Palma Transformation ‘to Trigger Property Boom’
Opp Today
Leading international agent, Engel & Völkers, has opened its first Residential Property Shop on Playa de Palma, Spain.

Listings Divide Jupiter

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

We’re planning our summer travel agenda and are more than ready to stretch out warm weekends for trips to nearby cities. A weekend spent in a different city is the most amazing excuse to forget about beach bod goals and to dig in on the nation’s best grub. If you’re like us and enjoy traveling to eat, there’s no better way to do it than first getting inspired by regional cuisines.

Here are our summer destination ideas based on some of the U.S. and Canada’s best signature dishes. Share and experience what locals love about each of their cities, and if you’re not hungry yet—you will be. 
 

San Francisco

Keeping your taste buds happy in Silicon Valley will not be difficult, as long as you don’t get distracted by the

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

What do Beyoncé Knowles, Demi Lovato, Mischa Barton, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Venus Williams all have in common? They all bought homes for their moms. For celebrities and the ultra-wealthy, buying Mom a home for Mother’s Day sounds like a doable gift. For everyone else, it doesn’t hurt to have a #inspo list, because you never know ... those singing and tennis lessons may eventually pay off. For the next celebrity superstar, here are five homes we think moms would love.

 

For the Movie-Going Mom

Whether it’s to binge on Netflix, watch the Cannes Film Festival prize winners, or simply enjoy the best movies for Mother’s Day, this home movie theater is designed to look like the real thing with the added comfort of

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Eagle County real estate stays strong in March with $172,707,975 in total dollar volume; a 9% increase over last March. This brings the first quarter volume up 25% over last year.
Transactions were also up with 153 sales in March and 375 sales through the first quarter.

High end sales contributed to much of March's dollar volume with 5 sales over $5M; the highest was a sale in Vail Village for $8.6M. This brings the year to date total to 11 sales over $5M.

Eagle and Gypsum again had the most number of sales in March with 18 and 15, while Edwards had 13 sales and East Vail and Beaver Creek both had 12. Bachelor Gulch had 3 sales that averaged $4.6M; the highest volume of any area.

While the majority of Eagle County buyers (52%) in 2017 have been locals, the

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E&V News

Hilton & Hyland Takes Provocative Approach to Beverly Hills Listing
Luxury Daily
Luxury real estate firm Hilton & Hyland is taking a cue from Hollywood to promote its most prestigious listing.

New Orleans Ranks as a City That’s Cheaper to Buy Than Rent
Curbed
Why pay more if you can pay less?

New Wheels for Xolani
Sandton Chronicle
Xolani Zondo who suffers from cerebral palsy, was the recipient of a brand-new wheelchair.

 

North America

How Will Emerging Markets Real Estate Respond to a Rising US Interest Rate Environment?
Frontera
Following the cataclysmic disruptions triggered by the subprime crisis, real estate markets in the US, and other major economies across the world were left in a tailspin.

Home Capital Sells $1.1 Billion in

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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 

Homes are more than structures. Today, more than ever, we seek refuge and comfort in them as we break from the chaos that greets us when we leave the door. While a home is also the center for family and friends to gather, sometimes you need to take a break from it all. Check out these beautiful bathrooms where baths take center stage, and envision yourself enjoying a spa-like experience right at home. Cue the candles, bubbles and music.

Feeling Zen

We are bamboo-zled with relaxing vibes just looking at this.

Naples, Florida

Center Spotlight

With this circular gem, pick your view as you cool your jets and enjoy a cozy fire. 

Weston, Massachusetts

The Double Soaker

Take your pick between these

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E&V News

Providing a New Real Estate Experience
RISMedia
Since its inception, the Minneapolis/St. Paul market has been strong.

Lexterra Real Estate in Kelowna Joins Engel & Völkers
REMonline
Engel & Völkers North America has a new franchise shop in Kelowna.

Why Berlin is Europe's Best Place to Live, Work and Buy Real Estate
Forbes
There is a new buzz in the Berlin air.

Is Florence’s Housing Market Poised for a Renaissance?
Financial Times
Prime prices are still falling, but the Italian city remains popular thanks to its art treasures.

 

North America

Zillow Launched a New Tool to Help Millennials Buy Their First Home
Money
Zillow has launched a new website to help millennials buy their first homes.

Toronto’s Fast Moving Prices Spread to

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