It seems obvious that technology will continue to penetrate the real estate industry in ever more powerful ways as we head into 2019 and beyond. Just last year a recent survey found that 27% of agents use Facebook advertising to acquire leads (source: Inman 2018). That same survey found that leads generated by search engines and Facebook ads including chat bots generally provide the best return on investment among paid online real estate leads.
“A growing number of American retirees are discovering the charms of Southeast Asia,” says Jennifer Stevens, Executive Editor of International Living.
“There’s a lot to recommend the region—and the popularity of spots like Penang or Bangkok reflects that. But lots of communities worth considering for retirement remain well off the tourist or expat trail. They not only offer extraordinary value, but are rich in beauty and culture, with conveniences and luxuries that would come with a high price tag at home.”
Our top picks for under-the-radar retirement locations in Southeast Asia are Chiang Rai, Thailand; Vũng Tàu, Vietnam; and Canggu, Bali.
The Mortgage Licensing Group, Inc., is pleased to announce its appointment to the Industry Advisory Council of the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators (AARMR) as the only member specializing in licensing. The company will add a new, distinct, perspective to the council as it consults with the committee and AARMR directors.
The American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators was founded to safeguard the rights of consumers in the mortgage industry, and see to the needs of local financial markets by educating state – level mortgage regulators, and promoting an exchange of information gathered from the Board of Directors, members of the Industry Advisory Council, and Consumer Advisory Council, and other AARMR Committees.
Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries, is pleased to announce the honorees of the HIVE 50 Awards. Housing’s brightest minds will be celebrated at the third annual HIVE 50 Awards Dinner on Wednesday, November 28 at the 2018 HIVE Conference at the JW Marriott Austin.
“HIVE continues to stimulate new ideas and shape the future of housing,” said Peter Goldstone, CEO of Hanley Wood.
On the heels of securing a $40 million senior construction loan, Landsea Homes – an international homebuilding and development company with operations in the United States, Europe and Asia – and Leyton Properties, a development company specializing in commercial real estate, have broken ground on their highly-anticipated condominium development at 212 West 93rd Street.
Landsea Homes and Leyton Properties recently gathered at the site along with Congregation Shaare Zedek to celebrate this important milestone.