Wells Fargo’s $60 Billion Homeownership Program for Minorities

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Wells Fargo’s $60 Billion Homeownership Program for Minorities Wells Fargo, the world’s second-largest bank by market capitalization, recently released a press statement detailing its $60 billion plan to expand home ownership among African Americans. The initiative comes at a time when state agencies have been raising concerns over low homeownership among African Americans and Hispanics. […]

How Technology Makes Moving Easier

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Moving to a new home is rarely easy. Packing and unpacking are only part of the hard work. The nitty-gritty details also involve looking for a new house or apartment, finding out about cost of living, jobs, schools, and services in a new locale, and getting rid of household possessions not making the move. Then, […]

Stop Answering Your Phone: Part 1

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As real estate and lending professionals, our goal is to provide the best customer service that we can. So what does that look like? First, we want to be fully engaged with our clients. We want our clients to know that we are paying attention to what they are saying. We do this by  responding […]

Real Estate Update: Riverside, California

Real Estate Update Riverside

Riverside and I have a long, amazing history together. I have lived here for more than fifteen years with my lovely wife, Ruby. Two of my four daughters graduated from Riverside City College and UC Riverside and they love the college town atmosphere near both campuses. Although my fifteen years is only a drop in […]

NAHREP Ernie J. Reyes Memorial Scholarship

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The Ernie J. Reyes Memorial Scholarship Program is a wonderful opportunity for college-bound kids of the NAHREP community. It is scholarships like these that enable students to attend college without incurring massive amounts of debt after graduation -debts that often keeps graduates from putting down a deposit on their dream home. What is the Scholarship? […]

Springfield Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Structuring Financial Transactions

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Recently a Springfield, Missouri business owner pled guilty to structuring financial transactions to avoid federal reporting regulations. The activities occurred over a period of time between June 29 and November 1, 2011, and between July 25 and October 6, 2015. The business owner made multiple withdrawals during both time periods where the amount was under […]

The Power of Language


Learning a second language is often a requirement of high school and college, but it also has relevance in today’s real estate industry. Agents who speak a second language find that they stand out from the crowd, and they will see their business grow. Why be Bilingual? It may seem obvious for those in major […]

The Power Is Now Radio: Lisa Rice

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18th, 2016 CONTACT: Alexandra Attinger, Blog Manager alexandra.attinger@thepowerisnow.com 1-800-401-8994, ext. 708 RIVERSIDE, CALIF. — May 18th 2016— Eric Lawrence Frazier, the host and founder of The Power Is Now Inc., sat down with Lisa Rice, Executive Vice President of Nation Fair Housing Alliance, at the 2016 Fair Housing Conference in Riverside, […]

Architectural Styles: The Most Expensive and Least Expensive Styles

Architectural Styles The Most Expensive and Least Expensive Styles

If you are planning to build a home, you may be looking at the various architectural styles to decide which one to use. While the design is important in terms of beauty and style, it also plays a role in the cost of the project. If money is a concern, you will want to choose […]

Homeownership Rates for the Fourth Quarter

Homeownership Rates for the Fourth Quarter

During the fourth quarter of 2015, the US homeownership rate was 63.8%. According to the Census Bureau, the fourth quarter of 2015 is 0.1% higher than the second quarter but 0.2% lower than the fourth quarter of 2014. Home Occupancy Rates In the fourth quarter of 2015, about 87.2% of the total housing units were […]