We are always open to your suggestions for articles, blogs or other useful info for this newsletter.
We would like to see your suggestion as to content that is of interest or use to our organization.
Recently, CAHREP has been in the process of setting up a membership directory page. Below is information on how to update your profile. We encourage you to take a few minutes to set up your profile on the Membership Directory page.
Also, we would appreciate any feedback from you as to the content of the newsletter.
I have been a CAHREP member since the Annual Meeting last fall and have been helping Rogelio out with the newsletter since the beginning of the year. Feel free to contact me at FredHuberRealtor@gmail.com
Say Hi to our New Members
Cynthia Medina, Medina Real Estate, Cherry Creek Properties
Lisa Blake, Keller Williams
Luke Beard, Great Way Real Estate, LLC
Ray Carillo, World Wide Realty
Lorena Tankersley, Keller Williams - Park Meadows
Need to Renew or New Membership?
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Photos from Noche Latina at the Nuggets with the Hispanic Chamber
March 23, 2011
Board of Directors
Tracy Enslow, Treasurer
Stuart Kanchuger- Secretary
Gene Lucero, Director
John Lucero, Director
Deborah Vela, Director
Michelan Cordero-Sweeney, Director
Rick Escobedo, Director
Beau LaPoint, Director
Greg Adame, Director
David Hays, Director
John Rocco, Director
Socrates Saldarriaga, Director
IT DOES MATTER WHO YOU DO BUSINESS WITH!!
Ask if your real estate professional (buying or listing broker, lender, title co., insurance agent) is an active member of CAHREP.
Denver Athletic Club
1325 Glenarm Pl.
Denver, Co 80203
(Only $3 Parking for Attendees)
Monthly Breakfast Meeting
April 1, 2011
Special Guest Speaker
Rick Garcia, HUD Regional Administrator
Topic: Issues affecting affordable and sustainable housing
We want to make sure you don't miss this event focusing on working with HUD properties and FHA updates. Our guest speaker will be Rick Garcia, HUD Regional Administrator who will provide a global view of issues affecting affordable and sustainable housing, HUD REO and Fair Housing Month.
Additionally we have Juan Martinez, NAHREP Board Member and Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Executives in Las Vegas. Juan is the #1 Hispanic agent in Nevada closing over 200 personal transactions yearly.
Our discussion panel will consist of Charlene M. Dombrosky, Director or the HUD Denver Single Family Homeownership Center and Debra Green of Realty Exucutives of Aurora who will discuss purchasing HUD properties through the new M&M III program.
March Meeting Recap
We hope this section will be ongoing in 2011. CAHREP wants to keep those that were absent posted on the good information and great speakers they missed out on :)
Our March meeting was a membership drive sponsored by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage with about 100 people in attendance. CAHREP President Rogelio Rodriguez opened the meeting reporting on the NAHREP Multicultural Conference held in Washington D.C. the week before. He spoke of "The Five-Point Plan - Refocusing the Future of Minority Home Ownership" advocating for diversity in financial services, preserving the important role in secondary mortgage finance, protect consumers and restore market confidence/ The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and mandatory home buyer education for all first time buyers.
Denver Mayor Guillermo (Bill) Vidal then moved the audience with some insights into his personal history, including the fact that he and his brother left Cuba ahead of the rest of his family and some of the challenges the family faced, his aspirations for the city of Denver, and his appreciation for the work of CAHREP members to increase sustainable homeownership among the Latino community.
Board elections were held and all 4 candidates were elected to the CAHREP board of directors for terms of 2 years: David Hays - All Points Home Inspection, Stuart Kanchuger - Wells Fargo Home Mortgage (marketing), John Rocco - Megastar Financial, and Socrates Saldarriaga -Cherry Creek GMAC. Welcome to these members of the board of directors!
Finally, the education portion of the meeting consisted of a specialized lending products panel discussing products and features that can help buyers facing different challenges secure financing. The panelists were Wells Fargo Home Mortgage loan officers Marc Montero, Stacey King, and Esther Talamantes Ontiveros.
Thanks to all meeting attendees. For the guests, you will find a link to join CAHREP at www.cahrep.org. We look forward to having you become a member and joining us at future monthly member meetings and mixers to build your network and your business!
There is always opportunity to network and meet industry leaders at our breakfasts. Make sure that if you did attend, you have followed up with your new contacts. As always, the DAC provides a great breakfast buffet. We look forward to your attendance at our next event.
Upcoming Home Buyer Classes
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New census milestone: Hispanics reach 50 million
WASHINGTON - Hispanics accounted for more than half of the U.S. population increase over the last decade, exceeding estimates in most states as they crossed a new census milestone: 50 million, or 1 in 6 Americans.
Meanwhile, more than 9 million Americans checked two or more race categories on their 2010 census forms, up 32 percent from 2000, a sign of burgeoning multiracial growth in an increasingly minority nation.
The Census Bureau on Thursday released its first set of national-level findings from the 2010 count on race and migration, detailing a decade in which rapid minority growth, aging whites and the housing boom and bust were the predominant story lines.
Analysts said the results confirmed a demographic transformation under way that is upending traditional notions of racial minorities, political swing districts, even city and suburb.
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Banks Spruce Up Foreclosures to Boost Sales
RISMEDIA, March 19, 2011-(MCT)-Bill Schramm and Bethany Siwicki scoured property listings for three months before agreeing to see a home in Round Lake Beach, even though its online pictures didn't look promising.
"It looked like a piņata blew up in there," Schramm said. Every room was a different color, and the only way to tell the carpet once had been white was looking at the furniture marks.
But the home they visited bore little resemblance to the pictures. The walls were white, new carpet had been installed, and repairs made. The recently engaged couple immediately submitted an offer and are waiting to close on their first home purchase.
Sprucing up a home to sell it faster and for more money is a strategy frequently advocated by real estate agents. In this case, though, the seller is Wells Fargo Bank, and the home Schramm and Siwicki are buying is a foreclosure.
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It's been a long time coming and there is much to do still but we have been working on setting up a membership directory page and live membership application. In order to update your profile go to http://cahrep.memberlodge.com and click on "forgot password". You will be asked to type in your email address. A link will be sent to your email and you can then setup your own password. You then want to go to "update profile" when you login and provide all your information, including your photo, company logo, industry and a small description of your services. The information set up currently may be incorrect, so please make sure you correct. Your membership may have lapsed so you want to renew. If you have questions regarding your membership status, payments made or other questions, please send ua an email. I will answer as best as I can or forward to either Tracy or Deborah.
The membership page is in the www.cahrep.org page so make sure you do your updates.
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