Carmen Mercado is the President of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals. Prior to her election to chair she served in numerous leadership roles on the NAHREP national board and executive committee, including most recently as vice president. Her path to these executive roles began in 2004 as co-founder of the New York City NAHREP chapter.
Problems are opportunities to change what doesn’t work.
Our housing market is broken and despite what the critics now argue in favor of renting, the economy won’t recover until the housing market recovers and first-time homebuyers become a purchase force again.
Brickman takes to helm of one of the largest mortgage companies in the U.S. today, and while times at the government-sponsored enterprise are filled with uncertainty, Brickman sees nothing but excitement for the future of Freddie Mac.
When buying a home, many Americans consider a 20% down payment to be the norm, the ideal amount of money to put down to get a conventional mortgage with no private mortgage insurance and to keep monthly payments reasonably affordable.