Killing Immigration Reform Hurts the Housing Recovery

It is looking more likely that the comprehensive immigration bill the Senate passed last month will end up stalling in the GOP-controlled House. Although Republican partisans probably don’t realize it, killing immigration reform could do serious collateral damage to the housing recovery. Most economists believe that bringing 11 million undocumented immigrants out of the shadows…

ERA Mi Casa Real Estate Acknowledged As Individual Company With Most Agents On NAHREP’s Top 250 List

Chicago Firm Wins the Accolade for Second Consecutive Year MADISON, N.J., July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — ERA Real Estate, a leading global real estate franchisor, announced that for the second consecutive year, ERA Mi Casa Real Estate in Chicago, Illinois, is the single company with the most agents on the prestigious National Association of Hispanic…

NAHREP supports NBC and Univision decision

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® (NAHREP) applauds the decision by NBC and Univision to cut business ties with Donald Trump. “This is an important milestone that will be remembered for many years,” said 2015 NAHREP President Teresa Palacios Smith. “The significance of the Hispanic community in terms of buying power and political…

MBA pushes to increase diversity in mortgage lending

Announces partnership with NAHREP, hosting 2nd diversity conference By Ben Lane Citing the impending shift in the country’s demographics, the Mortgage Bankers Association is taking a leadership role in preparing the mortgage industry for the future. In an exclusive interview with HousingWire, Bill Emerson, the chairman-elect of the trade group and the chief executive officer…

Mortgage Pitch to Millennials Focuses on Diversity

By Bonnie Sinnock Millennial-age workers recently outnumbered their Gen-X peers for the first time ever. But the average loan officer is 54 years old, and industry groups are taking steps to help expand outreach to the next generation of mortgage professionals. According to first-quarter data from the Pew Research Center, more than 53 million workers…