Continental Real Estate Services recently attended the American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC) member meeting in Dallas, TX. We’re thrilled to be part of such an important group and we look forward to making some real changes in our industry.
Here’s what you’ll find in the latest Spring edition:
• A history of progress – Travel with Kim Morris, SVP Tax Services at Accumatch, as she chronicles 60 years of progress, from Affirmative Action to the inclusion movement of today. Morris acknowledges how government efforts have helped along the way but reminds us of the much more pivotal role community plays in diversity’s progression.
• More to be done – As Charmaine Brown, Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Fannie Mae, sees it, D&I has “…come a long way, baby.” Brown discusses the industry’s evolution from compliance-based inclusion programs to focusing on more bottom-line value adds. Yet despite this growth, she says, there is much work still to be done—and research on the successes of minorities and woman in mortgage proves it.
• Diversifying the workforce – Assimilating those with disabilities into the workforce can lower turnover rates, provide valuable tax credits, and increase loyalty from the customer base. Monika Peltz, SVP of Default Title Operations at First American Mortgage Solutions, provides great insight into this often-overlooked fact.
• Haitian-American homeownership – The plight of Haitian Americans in their pursuit of the American Dream of homeownership is felt by many members of their community. Consolidated Credit Solution’s Maria Gaitan, Director of Housing Counseling, and Meghan Alard, Finance Writer, discuss the challenges many Haitian Americans face because of lower household incomes, higher home prices, insufficient homebuying knowledge, and language barriers.Here’s what you’ll find in the latest briefing:
The American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC) is an organization focused on shaping the diversity agenda while advancing solutions that support a broad range of diversity initiatives. From supply-chain diversity, to addressing the challenges faced by minority and women-owned businesses. AMDC takes on today’s issues with a refreshing perspective and meaningful insight. More information is available […]
The team at Continental Real Estate Services participated in the American Heart Association’s Wear Red Day this year. On February 3rd, we had some fun with a photo-booth while helping spread awareness for heart disease!
For more information or to register, please visit the official conference website by clicking the following link: http://thefivestar.com/fsc/
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We are honored to have our Title Department Manager Tina Costello’s article titled “What to Expect When You’re Doing Business in an Abstract State” featured in the Fall 2015 edition of REOMAC Update. Click here to read the full article. CRES takes pride in being available for all of your real estate needs throughout the year. […]