NAHREP Releases Comprehensive English – Spanish Glossary of Real Estate and Mortgage Terminology

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The leading Hispanic real estate trade association creates new industry resource to help standardize the translations of most commonly used terms and phrases

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A home purchase is widely recognized as the most significant financial transaction most people will make in their lives. For individuals who either prefer to speak Spanish or only speak Spanish, this already complex transaction can become overwhelming.

Today the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), released an English-Spanish Glossary of Real Estate Industry Terms during its 2016 National Convention and Latin Music Festival at the JW Marriott-LA Live. Unlike other glossaries, the English-Spanish Glossary of Real Estate Industry Terms provides both the technical translation for each term and colloquial terminology which are most often used by customers and practitioners.

“A home purchase is widely recognized as the most significant financial transaction most people will make in their lives. For individuals who either prefer to speak Spanish or only speak Spanish, this already complex transaction can become overwhelming,” says NAHREP President Joseph Nery. “This glossary is intended to be a guide to corporations, practitioners and governments looking to create Spanish Language resources for their clients and the general public.”

In a recent NAHREP survey, top producing Latino agents and loan officers indicated that 40 percent of their transactions make use of Spanish at some point in the transaction, and as much as 25 percent of all transactions utilize Spanish exclusively as the means of communication with their clients. In an already complex and increasingly regulated environment, NAHREP responded to the need to provide guidance and consistency on Spanish-neutral translations of the words and phrases used most frequently over the course of a real estate transaction.

For more information and/or to download a FREE copy of the glossary, visit http://www.nahrep.org/glossary.

About NAHREP
The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, a nonprofit 501(c) 6 trade association, is dedicated to advancing sustainable homeownership among Latinos by educating and empowering the real estate professionals who serve them. NAHREP is the premier trade organization for Hispanics and has more than 26,000 members in 48 states and 55 affiliate chapters. For more information, please visit http://www.NAHREP.com.

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Jason Riveiro
NAHREP
jriveiro(at)nahrep(dot)org
(513) 482-1814

Mike Murray
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