CAHREP NewsletterJune 2010
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Mission Statement:  To increase the sustainable Hispanic homeownership rate by empowering the real estate professionals that serve Hispanic consumers
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 Jorge Gonzalez-Mayagoitia, Mexican Consul for Political and Economic Affairs,  Will Be Our Special Guest
In This Issue
From the President
New Members
Breakfast Info
 From The President
The work continues. May's breakfast meeting regarding working with investors brought some light to speaking the right language to go after that business. Tracey Wilson of IPX1031 not only discussed some pretty creative strategies that you can pass on to your investors but also demonstrated some tools to give directly to your prospects. Patty Manzanares of American Liberty Mortgage came through with sponsorship of our breakfast and provided information to get borrowers through to a loan approval (see link below).

   Both of our Business After Hours for the months of April and May have brought new faces to our professional circle. April's event took place at Mezcal on East Colfax and May's just took place at the Tavern at Lowry. We are looking for businesses that are interested in sponsoring these informal networking activities which do help you get your business card out there.

 I did discuss the following information below regarding our committees but do think it's important to reiterate. Make sure you contact us to get more involved!
The following Directors will head the different committees:
Membership-Deborah Vela
Education-Beau LaPoint
Communications-Rogelio Rodriguez
State Conference-Ray Rosado, Vanessa Guzman, Rogelio Rodriguez
If you would like to become a member and take advantage of CAHREP's position as a respected trade organization in our professional community, email Deborah at
If your business would like to sponsor any of our meetings and other activities, please call me at 720-253-8513 or at

Rogelio Rodriguez
CAHREP President 2010-2012
Thanks to Our May
Breakfast Sponsor
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New &
Renewed Members
Monica Perez
Your Castle Real Estate

Pauline Martinez
Prudential Real Estate of The Rockies

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Denver Athletic Club
1325 Glenarm Pl.
Denver, Co 80203
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 June 4th Breakfast
8:30 - 11:00am
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  Immigration Changes and the Effects on
Colorado Homeownership


Mariela Sagastume

Mariela Sagastume, Ayuda Law Firm

    Mariela will present on the Arizona immigration changes and their current and potential impact on the Colorado Hispanic community. She will further delve into the situation's specifics impacts on Hispanic home ownership, and possible implications to the real estate professionals that serve them.
    Mariela currently practices immigration law, criminal law and family law.  The majority of her practice is dedicated to immigration law with an emphasis on aggressive deportation defense. Miss Sagastume also regularly volunteers at Centro San Juan Diego and Mi Casa providing free legal consultations for indigent individuals.  She provides assistance to Public Defenders and Private Criminal Defense attorneys all over the country on matters relating to criminal plea convictions and their immigration consequences.  She is also involved with an organization named Banished Veterans who advocate for all members of all branches of the U.S. Military who serve or have served the U.S. who face deportation or have been deported by the U.S. government.
Free to Members, Guests $20
When the website for NAHREP went through it's changes, our online presence was compromised for a while there. Although there are still many improvements to be made, our site is up and running. We are working through a real estate specific provider, Point2agent, to provide a powerful tool not only for CAHREP's presence but also a way to provide listings from our membership, a member directory, a clear listing of our events, space for member articles, a marketing tool to engage consumers and much more! Please visit the site and send your comments and suggestions.

Pay or Renew Your Membership!!! Go to the Membership and Sponsorship Link on the left hand and follow instructions.

June 3, 2010
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Presents
Thriving In Today's Market eneral Breakfast Meeting


NAHREP Chair Testifies Before Congressional Committee
NAHREP Chairman Alex Chaparro testified before a joint hearing of The Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity and The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on May 12 on the ability of minority and women-owned businesses to access government contracts in housing and financial services. In his comments to the committees, Chaparro spoke to the challenges that face minority businesses in the competition for government business. He estimates that less than 1 percent of Hispanic-owned firms acquire supplier contracts from financial institutions. For a copy of Chaparro's testimony, click here:

NAHREP Introduces The Voice of Hispanic Real Estate
The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals plans to launch a brand new blog talk radio program next month. "The Voice of Hispanic Real Estate" will offer Hispanics in the industry a real time discussion forum for the issues facing real estate professionals and this minority consumer home-buying segment.
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The show debuts on June 1 at 9 am PST/11 am CST/12 pm EST at and will air every other Tuesday.
NAHREP Founders Gary Acosta and Ernie Reyes will be featured guests on the inaugural show entitled "NAHREP Then & Now: Why Hispanics Need Their Own Trade Association" and will discuss the market forces that led them to create the Hispanic trade association in 1999. Chairman Alex Chaparro and Vice Chair Carmen Mercado will host the one-hour program. Members are welcome to tune in live and call in with your comments! The show call in number is: (718) 664-9178 . If you can't make the show during its live broadcast, you can listen to it afterward in the archive at

Stay tuned for more details about upcoming shows. Other prominent NAHREP leaders will take turns serving as guest hosts. The show schedule will include prominent industry leaders, Hispanic market experts, and cultural content that are relevant to you and doing business with Hispanic homebuyers.


In Credit Score Battle, Fico Loses Trademark Decision
The Fair Isaac Corp. was denied a new trial regarding what it claims is clearly its trademark; that is, the act of rating an individual's credit on a scale of 300 to 850. The ruling favors VantageScore Solutions in all claims made by FICO, affirming VantageScore's ability to use its 501-990 credit score range. VantageScore was created by the nation's three major credit reporting companies - Equifax, Experian and TransUnion - and uses a model that scores consumers more accurately based on a broader range of factors. The model provides greater access to credit for the underserved or those with thin credit files, who need access to fair terms, conditions and pricing.

Hispanics, High School Dropouts and the GED
Hispanic high school dropouts are much less likely than white or black high school dropouts to attain a General Educational Development (GED) credential, according to a new report by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. The GED is widely regarded as the best "second chance" pathway to college, vocational training and military service for adults who do not graduate high school. Just one-in-ten Hispanic high school dropouts have a GED, compared with two-in-ten black dropouts and three-in-ten white dropouts.

The relatively low level of GED credentialing among Hispanic high school drop-outs is especially notable because Hispanics have a much higher high school drop-out rate than do blacks or whites. Some 41% of Hispanic adults ages 20 and older in the United States do not have at least a regular high school diploma, compared with 23% of black adults and 14% of white adults. Among Hispanic dropouts, the native born are much more likely than the foreign born to have a GED.

The report also examines the labor force outcomes (including employment rates and median earnings) of Hispanic high school dropouts, GED recipients and high school graduates. The report is posted on line at
May's Breakfast Meeting & April's After Hours Photos
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