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Buy Your Fist Home: A Basic Step-by-Step Guide for First Time Home Buyers

"Please enjoy my book, “Buy Your First Home: A Basic Step-by-Step Guide for First Time Home Buyers”. Your interested home buyers can get their own copy on amazon. A limited edition hard cover book is also available on Lulu. Lastly, we also have an online course so your buyers can engage, participate, and learn at their own convenience."

- Regina P. Brown, Author

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HCD Announcement - No Place Like Home Program

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) released the Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA) for approximately $486 million in Round 4 Competitive Allocation funds and $19 million in the amended Noncompetitive NOFA for the No Place Like Home (NPLH) program on October 29.

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HCD Awards $158 Million in Infrastructure Grants to Support New Affordable Homes for Californians

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has awarded nearly $158 million from the Infill Infrastructure Grant (IIG) program to communities throughout the state for infrastructure improvements that support the development of affordable and mixed-income housing.

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NAREB 2021 State of Housing in Black America (SHIBA) Report

Emerging from the Covid Pandemic Recession

Click the link below to read the report.

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NCSHA November 2021 Digest | HFA News

Read the latest HFA News. Click the link below.

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The Benefits of Planning Ahead with a Revocable Living Trust

"Estate planning isn't just for the elderly and rich people. Almost any adult can benefit from a good estate plan to handle their affairs after they pass away. A good estate plan is the best way to ensure that your assets are distributed as you wish, after your passing or incapacitation..."

- Law Offices of Antoinette Middleton

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Mira Costa College (Fall Bulletin)

Enjoy. Inspire. Succeed.

"View our fall bulletin for Community Education & Workforce Development."

- tci.miracosta.edu

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5 Things To Know About ADUs

"When it comes to ADUs (accessory dwelling units), there’s a lot for homeowners to learn. Exploring styles, sizes, prices, and everything in between can be overwhelming, especially when considering which option will work best for your lifestyle and your goals. Whether you are looking to create extra space or make additional income on the side, it’s important to start with some research."

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CAREB Certificate of Appreciation Presented to Carlton Brown CA RVP

In recognition of his leadership, commitment to "Democracy In Housing" and building wealth in our community through Black Home Ownership

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Claudette Colvin Has Arrest Records Expunged

"Claudette Colvin was 15 in 1955 when she refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama — 9 months before Rosa Parks' act of defiance. Colvin was arrested and charged. Now 82, Colvin filed a petition to have the record of the incident wiped..."

- David Begnaud, Sophie Reardon (CBS News)

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LA Urban League Weekly Update: Recognizing Ellen Garrison Clark

This December marks 129 years since the passing of Ellen Garrison Clark, a Black anti-slavery activist, civil rights advocate, and educator.  Ms. Ellen Garrison Clark was born free in Concord, Mass., on April 24, 1823, owned by no one. She used her position to travel throughout the South for many years, teaching former slaves to read and write.  Ms. Clark protected her citizenry with a passport, which confirmed her status as a free woman.

- LA Urban League

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Black Homebuyer Program Moves Tyshawn Cook Into A New Home Buyers

"Tyshawn is the first new homeowner under the Black Homebuyer Program, launched in August 2021 in partnership with Union Bank, LISC San Diego and Urban League of San Diego County. He recently received the keys to his two-bedroom condo in Spring Valley..."

- The San Diego Foundation

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Build Back Better Act Makes Historic Investments in Nation’s Housing Infrastructure

"Making Housing More Affordable, Sustainable, and Equitable for the 21st Century"

This bill is estimated to create, preserve or retrofit at least 1,396,200 homes and assist 867,916 households...

- U.S. House Committee on Financial Services

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Chase DreaMakerSM Mortgage

3% Down Payment

“Our DreaMaker mortgage has a low down payment option, flexible credit guidelines and income limits. Plus receive $500 after completing an education course…”

 

- www.chase.com

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Governor Newsom Signs Legislation to Increase Affordable Housing Supply and Strengthen Accountability

Highlights Comprehensive Strategy to Tackle Housing Crisis

"Governor Gavin Newsom signed a suite of bills to boost housing production across California, complementing the Governor’s $22 billion housing affordability and homelessness package and ongoing work by the state to spur more housing production, tackle barriers to construction and hold local governments accountable..."

- Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

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Black Homebuyers Program Helps Rowe Family Achieve Dream of Homeownership

"Kevan and Ritha Rowe’s journey to buying their own home was both long and very fast. Shortly after marrying in 2003, the Rowes thought about buying a home, but it was the height of the housing bubble that eventually burst and led to the Great Recession. In the time since, they started a family and pursued their personal finance goals..."

- The San Diego Foundation

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Warren Buffett Advises Young People on How to Make Twice the Money They Already Make

"The only easy way to earn 50% more than you are worth now […] is by honing communication skills, both written and verbal," Buffett said in the video posted on LinkedIn.

- By Entrepreneur en Español

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DRE Industry Advisory: Summary of New Real Estate Laws

Here are the summaries of new state laws that affect real estate licensees and applicants. Please click the link below.

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The San Diego Foundation News

Watch the videos on The San Diego Foundation News. Click the button below for more information.

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10 Tips to Eliminate Holiday Liabilities

"Your tenants are likely hosting friends and family for the holidays. And if they are not attentive to the finer details, a cooking fire can occur or someone may be injured on the icy front steps. Encourage their safety, avoid holiday liability and ensure your property doesn’t get damaged during the jolly season – these 10 areas are key..."

- National Real Estate Insurance Group

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World Green Building Trends 2021

Smart Market Report by Dodge Construction Network

Dodge Construction Network is North America's leading provider of commercial construction project data, market forecasting & analytics services and workflow integration solutions for the construction industry.

Visit www.construction.com and www.thebluebook.com.

Click the link below to view the full smart market report.

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11-Year Old Black Entrepreneur To Teach Financial Literacy In His Newly Acquired School Bus

"At just 11-years old, Caden Harris from Atlanta, Georgia, has already amassed a wealth of knowledge... Caden has already developed a great insight towards financial literacy. He has created products to help teach kids financial literacy and achieved his goal of purchasing this bus..."

- BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors

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How Culture Changed in 2020... And Changed Creativity
- Facebook IQ

Great ideas to think about on how to utilize the social media

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COVID 19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program

"The U.S. Department of the Treasury has an Emergency Rental Assistance program. The funds are being distributed by state and local organizations to their communities. Here is the link for rental assistance in San Diego County:
COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program"

 

- American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO

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