DOWNEY - Caroline Gim, a broker associate at Expert Real Estate & Investment in Downey, was honored last week in Las Vegas by the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) by being named to its "A" list, recognizing top-producing real estate agents serving Asian American homebuyers and communities.Gim also serves on the AREAA National Public Policy Committee and traveled to Washington, D.C. earlier this year to meet with policy makers and HUD's Fair Housing Office. "With the public policy committee, I am able to voice my opinions and concerns about policies that affect the local housing market and Asian Americans in general," she said. "I really feel I can make a difference, and I still keep in touch with the representatives' local district offices to discuss new real estate laws and share my thoughts on how we can help struggling homeowners." Gim works with local nonprofits Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles and Restore Neighborhoods Los Angeles, which purchase and rehabilitate properties with government funds for sale to low-to-moderate income homebuyers. "Given the fragile economy and housing market, I am honored to work with responsible homeowners who take advantage of lender incentives up to $45,000 to short sale their homes, and with organizations that prioritize selling homes to owner-occupant purchasers," Gim said.
********** Published: October 18, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 27