RISMEDIA, July 9, 2010—Critics maintain that too much pressure on banks to lend to minorities who were unable to afford homeownership is what led to the nation’s housing crisis. Minority real estate leaders Gary Acosta (NAHREP) and John Fukuda (AREAA) will join Fair Housing Secretary John Trasvina on The Voice of Hispanic Real Estate broadcast by The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals on July 27. NAHREP Chair Alex Chaparro and Vice Chair Carmen Mercado will host the broadcast on Tuesday, July 27 at 11 am CST at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nahrep.
Former housing fellow and author Alejandro Becerra will also offer comments during the show. His recent book Hispanic Homeownership: The Key to America’s Housing and Economic Renewal addresses many of the arguments leveled by critics. Outspoken legislators and TV talk show hosts maintain that minorities who got home loans during the housing boom were ill equipped for the responsibilities of homeownership, despite the disproportionate of high cost subprime mortgages that were made within the community. Most of these loans were refinances and not first-time purchases.
NAHREP blog radio will also explore how Latino consumers feel about homeownership in the wake of the housing crisis, and whether the dream of homeownership is still alive. Show hosts Jerry Ascencio and Carmen Mercado will talk with leading Latino brokers Juan Martinez (Las Vegas) and Juan Cepeda (Los Angeles) in addition to live callers on the one-hour show broadcast on July 13 at 11 am CST at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nahrep.
The Voice of Hispanic Real Estate is a blog talk radio program produced by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, a non-profit trade association with more than 18,000 members in 48 states and 62 affiliate chapters. The show is broadcast bimonthly and features leading Latino real estate experts, prominent industry leaders and topics that are relevant to the Hispanic real estate market and Hispanic homebuyers.
For more information, visit http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nahrep.