CAHREP NewsletterMay 2011
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Mission Statement:  To increase the sustainable Hispanic homeownership rate by empowering the real estate professionals that serve Hispanic consumers
In This Issue
Newsletter Message
New Members
Breakfast Info
April Meeting Recap
Homebuyer Classes
May Business After Hours
What to Watch Out For When Buying a Foreclosure
Impact of Homebuyer Education




Wow, what a great Business After hours meeting at Spire on Wednesday, April 27th!  If you enjoyed the meeting and have not become a CAHREP member please consider doing so.

CAHREP has established lasting relationships with community and business leaders and provides opportunies for our membership to form their own direct relationships with these individuals and institutions. We also provide network opportunities through our monthly Business After Hours series. 

Below is information on how to update your profile for CAHREP members.  Please take a few minutes to update your profile on the membership page if you have not done so already.

Thank you to Rogelio Rodriguez and all others that were involved in organizing the Business After Hours this month.  We hope to see all of you at future CAHREP events.



Say Hi to our New Members
Shelly Burchfield, Universal Lending
Janet Frederick, Aspen Real Estate
Maritza Beach, ReMax Professionals
Virginia Battaglia, Brothers Redevelopment
German Zarate, Brothers Redevelopment

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Photos from Business After Hours at Spire April 27, 2011





Board of Directors 

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


 May 6, 2011

Special Guest Speaker   

Rep. Diana DeGette

U.S. House of Representatives


Dianna Degette


Topics to be Addressed:  


-Proposed federal regulation efforts regarding qualified residential
     mortgages (QRM)
-Federal budget cuts to HUD and foreclosure counseling
-Addressing NAHREP/AREAA/NAREB Five Point Plan: 

  • A balanced regulatory approach that will support and encourage sustainable homeownership for qualified and responsible consumers seeking to purchase a home;
  •  Increased diversity in the financial services arena and adequate oversight of minority business utilization and senior management hires;
  • Maintaining strong government support of the secondary market system that includes the broad network of primary lenders, government-supported securitization agency, and FHA that collectively works to broaden credit availability for all communities at all times;
  • Strong consumer protection oversight to restore consumer and market confidence in homeownership; and
  • Mandatory financial education for all first-time homebuyers that prepares them for the responsibilities, risks and rights associated with homeownership.



Education Topic:

Effective Marketing Tools & Strategies


Tools to integrate social media, blogs, ecommerce and content management. 



Shadia Lemus & Erika Reyes
What works and doesn't work to reach the Latino Market.

Breafast Buffet Included
Members Free
Guests $20




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April 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 :)   


Juan Martinez, NAHREP board member and Broker/owner of RE/MAX Executives started our meeting out this month.  Gene Lucero then spoke on the importance of FHA in our market.  Next our sponsors for this month Sean Moudry, from Keller Williams and Tom Martinez and Jill Cox from First American spoke briefly about the services that they offered catering to the Hispanic marketOur first guest speaker, Rick Garcia HUD director for a six state region, spoke about the sales of HUD homes in the area.  He provided a global view of issues affecting affordable and sustainable housing, HUD REO, and Fair Housing Month. 

Last was our discussion panel which consisted of Charlene M. Dombrosky, Director or the HUD Denver Single Family Homeownership Center, Debra Green of Realty Exucutives of Aurora, and Nancy Sullivan, Director of HUD's REO Division.  Deborah Green gave a presentation on actually selling HUD homes through the new M&M III program.

  Thanks to all meeting attendees.  For the guests, you will find a link to join CAHREP at  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

Brothers Redevelopment - 303-202-6340

April 30th   - English Class
May 11th - Spanish Class
May 14th - Spanish Class
May 21st - English

CHAC 303-572-9445


May 2nd  -    Denver

May 4th -    Denver

May 7th -    Aurora

May 11th -  Englewood

May 16th - Thornton

May 19th -   Aurora

June 4th - Aurora

June 6th -  Denver CHAC - Home Access

June 8th - Lakewood

June 16th - Aurora

June 21st - Denver CHAC 



May Business After Hours

Info Coming Soon!!!!!!!


What to Watch Out for When Buying a Foreclosure: Help Your Clients Know Which to Buy...and Which to Walk By

RISMEDIA, April 7, 2011-The economy is improving overall and, as a result, some bright spots are showing up in the real-estate market. However, the foreclosure spike, which began around the same time the recession did, isn't a distant memory just yet. In many areas, foreclosures are still ha

ppening; in some areas, those numbers have increased. Surprisingly, foreclosures have even encroached into some key cities that were formerly thought to be unshakable real-estate markets - like San Francisco, where foreclosures actually rose in 2010 (including in luxury neighborhoods like Pacific Heights, where a condo that sold in 2007 for $2.3 million recently sold for $1.44 million as a foreclosure). 

Click Here for full article 



Study Examines the Impact of Homebuyer Education and Counseling on Mortgage Performance

RISMEDIA, April 29, 2011-Potential homeowners who participate in pre-purchase education and counseling programs may be more likely to pay their mortgages on time, although the evidence on this point is not consistent and compelling, according to a study released today by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). The study also finds that those who participate in default counseling are more likely to have their loans modified.

The study titled, "Homeownership Education and Counseling: Do We Know What Works?", which was conducted by J. Michael Collins and Collin O'Rourke of the PolicyLab Consulting Group and sponsored by MBA's Research Institute for Housing America (RIHA), examines the effectiveness of the predominant types of pre-purchase and post-purchase counseling and education, and discusses recommendations for future studies on the effectiveness of these programs.  Click Here for full article



Membership Directory  


Have you visited the Membership Directory? 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, then the Membership Link. Once there, 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 us an email: Tracy Enslow, Treasurer at, Deborah Vela, Membership Chair at



Make Plans Now!

2011 NAHREP National Conference

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