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Archive for July, 2011

Working with Today’s Customers Focus of July 25 Economic Perspectives

Posted by Hopeton on July 24, 2011

Renowned business consultants Chip Bell and John Patterson will discuss their latest book, Wired and Dangerous: How Your Customers Have Changed and What to Do About It on the July 25 edition of Economic Perspectives on KAZI 88.7 FM at 5:30 p.m. CT. Chip and John have provided consulting or training to a number of major corporations including Allstate Insurance, Bank of America, GE, and McDonalds.

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BCL of Texas Helping Homeowners with Emergency Loan Program

Posted by Hopeton on July 13, 2011

BCL of Texas is operating the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Emergency Homeowners Loan Program for central Texas and other areas in Texas.  EHLP was created to help homeowners who are temporarily and involuntarily unemployed or underemployed due to economic conditions or a medical condition, and are at risk of foreclosure. The EHLP will provide eligible homeowners with emergency assistance that pays a portion of their monthly mortgage payment for up to twenty-four consecutive months, or up to $50,000, whichever occurs first. To be eligible applicants must complete the pre-applicant screening worksheet by July 22. For more information go to http://www.ehlptexas.org/ or call 877-417-8272. 

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Emergency Homeowners Loan Program and Advocacy of Ideas Focus of July 10 Economic Perspectives

Posted by Hopeton on July 7, 2011

Raquel Valdez, manager of the Emergency Homeowners Loan Program for BCL of Texas, and John Daly, author of Advocacy: Championing Ideas and Influencing Others, are the guest for the two segments of  the July 10 edition of Economic Perspectives, 5:30 p.m.-6 p.m. central time on KAZI 88.7 FM.  Listen live online at kazifm.org.

Raquel Valdez, Emergency Homeowners Loan Program

EHLP is designed to provide mortgage payment relief to eligible homeowners experiencing a decrease in income of at least 15%directly resulting from involuntary unemployment or underemployment due to adverse economic conditions and/or a medical emergency. The deadline for pre-applicant eligibility screening is July 22.

Raquel Valdez

Some of the eligibility requirements include;

a. Own fee simple title to the mortgaged property; property must be a single-family (1-4 unit), condominium, cooperative or manufactured home that is secured by a mortgage.

b. Involuntary unemployment or underemployment due to the economy or a medical condition

c. Current income at least 15% less than it was in 2009.

d. At least 90 days delinquent on your mortgage.

For more information on eligibility for the program click here.

John Daly, Advocacy

When a group of people gather together to generate ideas for solving a problem or achieving a goal, sometimes the best ideas are passed over. Worse, a problematic suggestion with far less likelihood of success may be selected instead. Why would a group dismiss an option that would be more effective? Leadership and communications expert John Daly has a straightforward answer: it wasn’t sold to them as well. If the best idea is yours, how can you increase the chances that it gains the support of the group? In Advocacy: Championing Ideas and Influencing Others, Daly explains in full detail how to transform ideas into practice.

Dr. Daly is a professor in the College of Communications and McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.  He has worked with more than 300 public agencies and private organizations around the world in consulting, training and speaking roles including 3M, Apple Computers, Dell Computers, Goldman Sachs, and Home Depot.

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Help for Homeowners Behind on Mortgage

Posted by Hopeton on July 5, 2011

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has a new program to help homeowners prevent foreclosure. The Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program (EHLP) provides mortgage payment assistance to eligible homeowners who have lost a job or are underemployed due to the economy or a medical condition resulting in a drop in income of at least 15%.

The mortgage assistance covers past-due mortgage payments, as well as a portion of the homeowner’s mortgage payment for up to 24 months (up to $50,000). The application deadline is July 22, 2011.

Interested homeowners can find more information by visiting http://www.findEHLP.org or by calling the toll-free EHLP hotline at 855-346-3345.

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The Value of the MBA

Posted by Hopeton on July 4, 2011

Firdos Vohra was interviewed yesterday for the 2nd segment of EP for July 4. The discussion with Firdos, a 3rd year MBA student, was on the value of an MBA. Firdos is a student at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Listen to her interview today on KAZI 88.7 FM or live online at kazifm.org (click the microphone on left side of page).

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