Hispanic homebuyers and the dream of homeownership

Today’s HousingWire Daily features the eighth episode of Honest Conversations, a miniseries on minority homeownership hosted by HousingWire Digital Media Manager Alcynna Lloyd. In this episode, Lloyd interviews Fernando Paez, a franchise sales consultant at RE/MAX who is specifically working on expanding homeownership for Hispanic homebuyers.

Here is a small preview of the interview, which has been lightly edited for length and clarity:

Alcynna Lloyd: Fernando, what were some of the stories you grew up hearing about housing or how was homeownership discussed with you personally?

Fernando Paez: I was born and raised in Argentina, and I am an immigrant to this wonderful country. I think we agree that homeownership is the foundation for building wealth. And I grew up dreaming of the American dream of owning a house and being a homeowner. Previously, you read some key points about homeownership that apply especially in the last year with COVID-19 and many more issues. For Hispanics, I think we need more education, so we understand that we have access to mortgages and can buy homes. We need to know the details as I think it’s very important to understand the home-buying process. In my position at RE/MAX, I try to reach the Hispanic community and make sure they’re aware they can own and afford a home, and have access to a mortgage.

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