April 23, 2014


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

In this edition:

NAHREP releases annual homeownership report
Last chance!
Calling all NAHREP leaders!
NAHREP tackles GSE Reform
OUT & ABOUT
NAHREP Chapter news


NAHREP Event Calendar

Apr 30, 2014
Top 250 Latino Real Estate Agent Award nominations close
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May 28, 2014
Corporate Board of Governors & National Board of Directors Mid-Year Retreat
Hard Rock Hotel, San Diego, CA

Jun 24 - 26, 2014
2014 Leadership Academy
Washington, DC
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Oct 12 - 14, 2014
2014 NAHREP National Convention & Latin Music Festival
JW Marriott at LA Live
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NAHREP releases annual homeownership report


NAHREP State of Hispanic Homeownership Report Press Event
At a joint press conference with national partner Sherwin Williams, NAHREP unveiled the fourth annual State of Hispanic Homeownership Report at the Hispanicize Conference on April 2, 2014. NAHREP CBOG member and Sherwin Williams' representative Jason Riveiro opened the press conference with comments on NAHREP's partnership with the paint company.

The report examines important demographic trends in the Hispanic-American population, as well as the homeownership potential and the impact Latinos have on the nation's economy. It concludes that 2013 was a positive year in the housing recovery, and that Hispanics remain a crucial component to economic recovery in power and potential.

NAHREP State of Hispanic Homeownership Report Press Event

The report has been met with buzz from the industry, and has been covered by many media outlets, including the Charlotte Observer and RISMedia. Catch up on the coverage here.


Last chance!

NAHREP Top 250 Final call!
Are you a top producing Latino real estate agent? If so, do not miss out on the 3rd annual NAHREP Top 250 Latino Real Estate Agent Award! Every year the association recognizes agents from across the country whose hard work has led them to close an outstanding amount of transactions in an effort to increase the sustainable Hispanic homeownership. If you or an agent you know fits this description, submit a nomination before it's too late! Nominations close next week on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, so visit www.nahrep.org/top250 today!


Calling all NAHREP leaders!


The annual NAHREP Leadership Academy will take place this year on June 24 through 26 in Washington, DC, and is where NAHREP future leaders learn about the history of the association, the course NAHREP is set to take in the next year, and gives participants first-hand experience from industry leading companies.

The skills learned at the Academy prepare this year's up and comers to be the leaders of tomorrow. This year, participants will get a behind-the-scenes look at the secondary housing market, participate in advocacy training from experienced Washington lobbyists, and learn about the legislative process on Capitol Hill.

Registration for the Leadership Academy closes June 2nd, as does the NAHREP hotel block at the Renaissance Hotel in Georgetown, so reserve your spot today and take advantage of the discounted rate! Visit www.nahrep.org/leadershipacademy for registration and Academy details.


NAHREP tackles GSE Reform


In February, NAHREP released its policy position statement on Housing Finance Reform in which we stated that NAHREP is supportive of reform, so long as the GSEs are replaced with other government programs the support the affordable housing market. Recently, the Senate Banking Committee released a bill sponsored by Senators Johnson and Crapo that would effectively bring about housing finance reform.

NAHREP was invited to participate in a series of working groups with industry leaders and the administration where the association had an opportunity to comment on things that should be addressed in the Johnson-Crapo bill before it goes to Congress for a vote. 2014 NAHREP President Jason Madiedo attended the initial meeting with lawmakers in the West Wing of the White House in President Barack Obama's very own conference room. NAHREP National Director Leo Pareja and Chief of Staff Marisa Calderon have also been present at the meetings, representing NAHREP's perspective on GSE reform.

NAHREP's findings indicate that there are many good elements in the bill, including preserving low down payment and 30 year fixed mortgages. There are also many details still yet to be defined on how the affordable markets would be served as the bill currently does not have any goals around this segment. NAHREP believes that the only way it makes sense for the government to be in the business of securing mortgages is if its focus is on serving a segment of the market not already served by the private sector. Learn about the Johnson-Crapo bill here and stay tuned to NAHREP for more details on how this shapes up.


OUT & ABOUT


NAHREP Director Leo Pareja participated in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's Young Latino Leaders Summit on April 8, 2014. Pareja participated alongside National Council of La Raza Policy Advisor Enrique Lopez Lira and Representative Tony Cardenas, providing his expertise on the hot topic of housing finance reform and the future of Latino homeownership.

From right: Enrique Lopez Lira (NCLR), Mitria Wilson (National Community Reinvestment Coalition), Scott Astrada (Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute), Representative Tony Cardenas, and Leo Pareja (NARHREP)

From left: Enrique Lopez Lira (NCLR), Mitria Wilson (National Community Reinvestment Coalition), Scott Astrada (Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute), Representative Tony Cardenas, and Leo Pareja (NAHREP)


NAHREP Chapter news


NAHREP Los Angeles held the "Women of Influence in Real Estate" event on April 17, 2014. The event featured a diverse panel of successful women from the real estate industry who discussed everything from listing and lending to regulation and sales. The panel included Realogy's Tanya Reu, a 2013 Woman of Influence in Housing by HousingWire, Marty Rodriguez, the highest producing agent in Century 21, and NAHREP National President Elect, Teresa Palacios Smith.

NAHREP National President Elect Teresa Palacios Smith and Orange County Chapter President Tina Marie Estrada

NAHREP National President Elect Teresa Palacios Smith and Orange County Chapter President Tina Marie Estrada


The NAHREP Denver Chapter launched their market presence with a VIP Mixer, on March 30. The well-attended networking event has generated buzz for the Chapter in the Denver area.

The NAHREP Denver Chapter Board of Directors

The NAHREP Denver Chapter Board of Directors

NAHREP Bay Area welcomes Cinco de Mayo at a bash at El Torito on May 1 at 4PM. The event is free to members. Get the details here. *** NAHREP Greater Sacramento puts on its boxing gloves for the Battle of the Brands event on May 9. Industry experts defend their brand at the SAR Mack Powell Center at 12:30PM. Members attend free with RSVP and non-member registration is $20. Register to attend here. *** NAHREP Salt Lake City brings in Cinco de Mayo on May 9 at the Club Karamba. Celebrate with the Chapter for $10 and register here. *** NAHREP Atlanta will hold its annual Business Development Rally on May 14 at the Holiday Inn Atlanta Perimeter. Session topics include mastering appraisals, social media skills, listing presentations and renovations. For registration and details, click here. NAHREP Orange County helps you dramatically change your business through the 2014 Business Development Rally at the Hyatt Regency Orange County. The educational event on May 14 is $49 for members and $69 for non-members. Register early here. *** NAHREP North County San Diego will hold a lending summit, Lender: What's Your Niche? on May 15 at the Grand Pacific Palisades in Carlsbad on May 15. The educational seminar will help agents learn how to close more deals in the current turbulent market. The summit is free to chapter members and $20 for non-members. Register to attend here. *** NAHREP Denver hosts its first educational event, Your Business Redefined, on May 15 at the Downtown Aquarium. NAHREP President Jason Madiedo and 2013 President Juan Martinez will headline the event with insight into business tactics and a look at the Latino mega market. The event is free to members and $49 for non-members. Learn more about the event here.