Rare Good News at Telemundo: More Hispanics Buying Homes in the U.S.

NewsBusters | 7/19/2019 | Staff
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Near the end of its evening newscast Telemundo, NBC’s Spanish-language affiliate network, recently had the temerity to treat its viewership to two and a half minutes of good news. Three cheers for a buoyant economy in which Latinos make up 63% of new homeowners in the United States.

As real estate agent Santiago Sánchez points out to Telemundo correspondent Rubén Pereida, this rise in Latino home ownership is due to more Latinos working in better jobs throughout the nation.

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SANTIAGO SÁNCHEZ, REALTOR: I have friends in Las Vegas, California, in all areas of the United States and they tell me the same thing. They say that the Hispanic market is the one growing the most right now.

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Hispanics have better jobs, they have obtained better jobs and are more prepared to buy homes, and have been very well taught by their parents- who tell them to buy homes.

Although anchor José Diaz-Balart’s admission of a good economy for the nation ́s Hispanics is notable, no mention was made linking the economy to the policies put forth by the Trump Administration, even as he referred to the increase of Latino homeowners as exceeding even that of the nation ́s Anglos.

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An interesting point made in the report is that, according to Pereida, “nearly half of Latinos in the United States are homeowners and according to realtors, it’s young people like Christopher (Navarrete, who was featured in the report) who in the last decade have mobilized this market.”

Never missing an opportunity to spice things up, Telemundo News managed to insert a spokesperson from The Resurrection Project, a liberal non-profit whose supposed alleged mission is to “build relationships and challenge individuals to act on their faith and values by creating community ownership, building community wealth, and serving as stewards of community assets”. Upon closer scrutiny, though, the group...
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