August 29, 2014

The Voice for Hispanic Real Estate® and proud champions of homeownership for the Hispanic community.

In this edition:

Back by popular demand: Nely Galan!
What Home Means To Me: We want to hear from you!
Report: Foreign-born homeowners coped better in the housing crisis
The Chapter Insider

NAHREP Event Calendar

Oct 12 - 14, 2014
2014 NAHREP National Convention & Latin Music Festival
JW Marriott at LA Live

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Back by popular demand: Nely Galan!

Nely Galan and Charo

Taking last year's crowd by storm, Nely is back as Keynote Luncheon speaker at the 2014 National Convention along with special Adelante Movement guest, Charo! Nely, founder of the Adelante Movement and media dynamo, is back to give even more insight into Latino entrepreneurship and business success. She and Charo will share their inspirational journeys to success as real estate entrepreneurs.

Join the NAHREP familia as we welcome back one of the most popular speakers to date! Reserve your spot at the Keynote Luncheon today here. Hurry, space is limited!

What Home Means To Me:
We want to hear from you!

Send us your six second video capturing what home means to you, and you could be featured on-screen at the 2014 NAHREP National Convention & Latin Music Festival!

Give us a glimpse into your life and show us where you feel most at home, whether it's relaxing with your feet up on the coffee table, having dinner at abuelita's house, or making homeownership a reality at the office! Send us a short video of you, tus padres, your children, their teachers, the babysitter, or someone else important in your life. Wherever it may be, with whoever it may be, we want to hear from you!

To get a better idea of the "What Home Means to Me" video, take a look at our how-to video!

What Home Means to Me - Click Here

Submit your video to no later than September 5, 2014 with the subject line "HOME". We'll be waiting to hear from you from nuestra casa!

Industry Update

Report: Foreign-born homeowners coped better in the housing crisis

Source: Fannie Mae Housing Insights, Volume 4, Issue 5]
Source: Fannie Mae Housing Insights, Volume 4, Issue 5]

Earlier this week, Fannie Mae released a report which highlighted the shrinking gap between immigrant and native-born homeowners. The report demonstrates the expectation that immigrants are poised to be a huge force in housing recovery and homeownership demands.

Homeownership rates were flat between 1990 and 2000 for immigrant populations, but increased by 2.6-percent between 2000 and 2010. On the other hand, the homeownership rate for native-born Americans increased by 2.8-percent from 1990 to 2000 but declined 1.2% percent from 2000 to 2010. The major factor that determines homeownership rates, which the report confirms, is the longer immigrants are in the U.S. and the stronger their financial standing becomes, the more they buy homes.

The shrinking gap between the immigrant and native-born population through the housing crisis along with the 18.8 million immigrant renters represents a formidable population of potential homeowners. As NAHREP previously calculated, an addition of just 3-million immigrants to the homeownership pool could generate $500 billion in real estate transactions, bolstering the economy and housing recovery. "Homeownership trends of immigrants are promising, indicating the resilience of this segment of the population," stated Marisa Calderon, NAHREP Chief of Staff. "Fannie Mae's report points to a fact which NAHREP has been reporting for over a year now, that the immigrant population has the potential to be a huge force in the recovery of the housing industry."

The Chapter Insider

Successful Chapter Tips: A Mind-Frame for the Future
As the year winds to an end and we head toward the National Convention, let's ponder: how do you keep your chapter running strong? Here are three tips to keep your Chapter in shape:

  • Run Your Chapter Like a Business – Like any for-profit company, the management of your chapter requires some key elements: cash flow, dedicated team members, marketing and sales. To ensure your success, we have the Five Chapter Measurements for Success that will help your Board stay on track. Remember, non-profit is a tax status, not a business status.

  • Your Peers Selected You Because of Your Business Acumen – If you have been selected to be a Director on a Chapter Board, consider it great honor! Your peers see you as a local leader and as the saying goes, with great honor comes great responsibility. As you have done in your own business, be critical in every decision that comes your way, whether it's an event that is going to assist the chapter in reaching a measurement of success or sourcing new sponsors. Use your savvy business skills to make the best decision for the longevity of your chapter.

  • Deploy Your Skills – Have you created an environment where everyone believes they are doing something important and worthwhile? Our chapters are full of talented professionals who may have had former expertise in advertising, sales or public policy, or you yourself may be a rank-and-file member who has an amazing skill set that has gone unnoticed. Open the communication lines in your chapter and use everyone's experience and strengths to the chapter's advantage.

All my best,

Marisa Calderon

Chief of Staff & Deputy Executive Director