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Engel & Völkers presents guides, tips, and tricks for property owners and real estate pros. 

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

So many of our special moments are spent at home. From celebrating big milestones, to entertaining friends and family or stealing away time for yourself after a long day, home is life’s bedrock—and what’s outside its four walls can be just as important as what’s inside. From breathtaking mountains in Aspen, Colorado, to the pristine beaches of Los Cabos, Mexico, Engel & Völkers represents properties in some of the most stunning locations worldwide where natural landscapes are the true centerpieces. While luxe features can certainly add a “wow” factor to a spectacular estate, here are a few of our current favorite homes where the outdoors is at the core of their beauty.

The Majestic “Cabin” in the Woods
Snowmass Village,

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

Growing up in an unassuming Bavarian village, Delia Fischer could not have imagined one day founding and owning one of Europe’s most successful e-commerce platforms, today active in 11 countries, employing 1,200 people and reaching one million consumers each year. In 2011 when Fischer was an editor at ELLE Magazine, she realized there was an abundance of robust, inspiration-based fashion retailers, yet a deep market need for the same in interior design. Thus, the birth of Westwing: the curated, online retailer for all things beautiful in interior design and furniture.

Delia Fischer pictured in her Munich home

The next minute, with a steadfast vision and nothing to lose, Fischer found herself quitting her nine-to-five

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A home office should provide the perfect location for focusing on your career: free from distraction yet within the comfort of your own house. A tidy room equals a clear mind, so curate your belongings to create an elegant and personalised workplace. Here are a few clever home office organisation ideas that combine function with style. 

 

 

1. Install open shelving

A simple way to create space in any office is with the addition of open shelving. Create a visual statement with asymmetrical cubbyholes, or make the most of smaller spaces with a clever corner unit. This puts trade magazines, books and decorative objects alike within easy reach while freeing up the desktop. 

2. Invest in an attractive filing cabinet

A well organised home

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Daniela Rava is an expert real estate advisor from Engel & Völkers New York City. With an MBA from Northeastern University and an unwavering passion for client home buying and selling needs, Daniela's service-oriented mindset and strategic marketing approaches have made her a surefire New York real estate pro. 

No spoilers ahead.

Where does the Marvelous Miriam Maisel live in the Upper West Side?

At one point in Season One, Mrs. Maisel does reveal an address of 385 Riverside Drive, but the best I can give you is a co-op in the beautiful Hendrik Hudson at 380 Riverside and that her building entrance is located at 404 Riverside. However, specifics aside, I would like to place her in today's New York City.

If I were to work with Mrs. Maisel

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

Home is oftentimes our greatest escape, better than even the most expensive getaway. As this year comes to a close, it becomes all the more important to be able to retreat to our place of comfort at the end of the day, especially when it’s easiest to feel burnt out by holiday stress and life’s chaos.

This season, if you’re looking to transform your living space into your ultimate place of zen, we’ve got you covered. When it comes to creating a space filled with relaxing, harmonious and peaceful vibes, these very calming yet chic home design tips will transport you to your ideal tranquil destination—no passport required.

Neutral Doesn't Mean Boring 

Having a neutral color base for your zen sanctuary may be a

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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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The spectacle of Halloween is about far more than scary costumes and horror films. The best Halloween parties are truly immersive, with the element of terror extending to every detail – from the decorations to the food itself. To get you started on your spooky soirée, here's a helping of delicious Halloween food ideas.

 

'Orrible Oreo eyeballs

If you have a sweet tooth, this Oreo-based recipe should hit the spot. These biscuits look suitably gruesome for entertaining your friends and family, and are simple to make and flavorsome too.

  • Take the top off an Oreo cookie, taking care to leave the white center intact.

  • Create the eye pattern using piped icing.

  • For a creepy pupil, finish with a small M&M or a chocolate chip.

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By the Engel & Völkers Team 

Halloween may be one of the most fun and lively holidays of the year, giving you and your friends full reign to explore your creative (and spooky) side. Often, however, traditional decor lives up to being shabby instead of sophisticated. With the help of ELLE Decor, here's some festive, but oh-so-chic, inspiration if you're looking to move beyond Halloween stretch cobweb and plastic skeletons for your decor. 

Dark & Decadent Desserts 

Rich dark chocolate desserts are always a foolproof crowd pleaser. Top them with enchanting fall florals to prove you're the neighborhood expert on all things glamorous—and delicious. 

Statement Pumpkins 

The statement pumpkin is today's reinvented jack-o'-lantern, but all the

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Timing is everything. And that couldn't be more true when it comes to fall real estate. Property markets fluctuate according to a variety of reasons, but the time of the year is among the most regular and predictable factors impacting your chances of making a sale. Here we take a look at four compelling advantages of selling your home in the fall.

There's less competition

In most parts of the world, spring steals the show when it comes to the property market, usually due to people wanting to capitalize on the coming weather and increased curb appeal that it brings. With so many people selling, though, it can be difficult to make your own property stand out from the crowd. Autumn is typically a quieter season for the market, meaning you'll have

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

It’s summertime, and the livin’ is easy, especially if you’re spending it at one of these ultra luxe properties. As featured in the latest and always anticipated Private Residences issue, the summer 2018 lineup of Engel & Völkers’ most extraordinary estates from across the Americas is blazing hot. Here are just a few of our favorites from this season’s Private Residences edition. Grab some ice because these on-the-market homes might be too hot to handle.

Glam House on the Prairie | Kamloops, British Columbia 
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Nestled in British Columbia’s scenic Nicola Valley and sitting on a whopping 324 acres, this secluded ranch has never made prairie life look more glamorous. Taking rustic chic to new heights,

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