NAREB hosts Community Wealth Building Day Expo


Staff Writer

Photos by Darrel Wheeler

The National Association of Real Estate Brokers concluded Realtist Week with “Community Wealth Building Day Expo” at Bethel AME Church Saturday, April 29th. The expo began with attendees visiting  vendors from local entrepreneurs to major financial institutions. 

After introducing Realtist during the opening session attendees from as far as Southwest Riverside went to educational breakouts addressing Wills, Trust and Avoiding Probate (Attorney Antionette Middleton) True Facts on FICO and Your Credit Score (National Credit Score Expert Nabil Captan) Family Faith and Finances (taught by San Diego Realtist Clinton James, Robin Simon and Carlton Brown, Sr. and author Kris Miller), Senior Finances 50+ (Ed Badrak) and the Pathway to College (Ronnie Miller). Other sessions during the day were “Homes For Hereos” (Stacy Carter), Just the FACTS on Reverse Mortgages (Ed Badrak) and The Home Buyer Process. Donald Coleman served as the  event facilitator.

NAREB is committed to increasing Black Homeownership by 2  Million in the Next 5 Years and Strategic Partners Fannie Mae, BBVA and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage shared mortgage options and loans for little or no down payment with closing cost assistance. 

Wells Fargo Diverse Segment Manager, Sandra Speed shared WFB $60 million commitment to black homeownership and their NAREB partnership commitment. 

Other activities during Realtist Week included Worship and Prayer @ Bethel AME Church, Fair & Affordable Housing Forum with Lemon Grove Mayor Racquel Vasquez and a member Recruitment Appreciation Luncheon during the largest San Diego Real Estate Expo. 

NAREB‘s next community homebuyer education workshop is June 3rd and those interested in the 3 week Senior 50+ Financial Check Up or Credit Series can contact NAREB San Diego Realtist President Denise Matthis, 619-335-5564/ or visit the NAREB website for locations and time. 

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