|Web sites make it easier for Spanish-speaking
is a growing number of bilingual real estate Web sites. Real
Estate Espanol should make it easier for Spanish-speaking home
buyers to find and negotiate for their dream house.
The Web site was created by the National
Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, a San Diego-based
organization aimed at helping Hispanic-American real estate agents,
home buyers and homeowners.
The Hispanic real estate market is growing throughout
the country but is especially strong in California, Florida, Texas
and New York -- with rapid growth recently in Chicago and Denver.
"The market hasn't been ignored, it's just that people
have had difficulty seeing how to best serve the community," says
Gary Acosta, president of Real Estate Espanol. "It's a complicated
issue. We're empowering the professionals to gain access to consumers."
Real Estate Espanol features house listings from homeseekers.com
as well a mortgage center where customers can pre-qualify online.
Acosta says Real Estate Espanol has established a partnership with
and is in the process of negotiating with four other mortgage companies.
Real estate professionals will be able to use the
Web site as a referral network. Acosta also expects to have an online
directory to help professionals and consumers find each other. The
National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals estimates
there are more than 50,000 Hispanic-Americans employed in real estate
and related fields such as lending, insurance, escrow and title
-- Posted: June 6, 2003
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