AREAA Greater East Bay

AREAA Greater East Bay Expanding Homeownership Opportunities and Supporting Business Growth
Advocating for policy positions at the national level that will reduce homeownership barriers facing the APA community. Increasing business opportunities for mortgage and real estate professionals that serve this growing community.
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AREAA's membership represents a broad array of real estate, mortgage and housing-related professionals that serve the diverse Asian American market. AREAA is the only trade association dedicated to representing the interests of the Asian real estate market nationwide.

Mission: Membership includes housing and real estate professionals of all cultural backgrounds and is open to those who support the mission of increasing sustainable homeownership in the Asian community

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅFREE MASK for AREAA GEB members!!!๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅHello awesome GEB members.  We appreciated your loyalty throughout the years. This...
08/12/2020

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅFREE MASK for AREAA GEB members!!!๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ
Hello awesome GEB members. We appreciated your loyalty throughout the years. This is a challenging Covid/SIP year for all of us. Although we didnโ€™t have opportunities to see each other and network, we didnโ€™t forget about our GEB family! We care and we want everyone to stay safe and healthy. Please reach out to any us or myself for a free mask!

Membership Chair
Paul Gao
510.299.8515

AREAA Greater East Bay's cover photo
08/05/2020

AREAA Greater East Bay's cover photo

08/04/2020
ADU 101

Everything you need to know about ADU units in the Bay Area. Learn the details from an Engineer, ADU Specialist, and Freddie Mac's Chief Appraiser.

07/16/2020
Understanding & Planning for PPP Loan Forgiveness

Join our upcoming webinar to learn about the PPP forgiveness timeline, eligible expenditures, and get guidance maintaining documentation. Our speakers will also cover recent updates and provide tips on how to integrate PPP into your business plan.

06/24/2020
State of the Economy

AREAA GEB will be having our State of the Economy webinar featuring Economist Anthony Chan and AREAA Founder John Wong. Taking a closer look at local and national housing trends in a post-COVID-19 world as they are impacted by the domestic and global economic outlook.

In about an hour (11AM PST) AREAA GEB will be having our State of the Economy webinar featuring Economist Anthony Chan a...
06/24/2020

In about an hour (11AM PST) AREAA GEB will be having our State of the Economy webinar featuring Economist Anthony Chan and AREAA Founder John Wong. Come check it outโ€”taking a closer look at local and national housing trends in a post-COVID-19 world as they are impacted by the domestic and global economic outlook.

https://bit.ly/geb-economy

06/09/2020
The Fundamentals of Estate Planning

Please join us for an informative webinar on the importance of estate planning. This topic is timely given the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Our speaker will also discuss asset protection and tax strategies.

Aaron Wu, Esq., Founding Partner at Lee & Wu LLP, a boutique law firm specializing in Wealth Strategies, Real Estate, and Taxation.

The Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) respects the life of every individual regardless of race, creed, ge...
06/05/2020

The Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) respects the life of every individual regardless of race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, or country of origin and embraces the value of diversity, inclusion, and equality. We stand with our AREAA membership in calling out the racism and the violence towards George Floyd and our African Americans brothers and sisters across the country. Racism, whether intentional or implicit, is wrong and tears apart the fabric of American democracy.

As an organization dedicated to minority homeownership and wealth-building, we understand that racism extends to and even plays a role in the quest for housing. Hence, we abhor any form of racism.

Together with our membership throughout AREAA, we will continue to exemplify the values we have set as a community of real estate professionals, promoting understanding and embracing diversity as we provide real estate opportunities for all. We stand against divisiveness and call for all Americans to stand together and constructively heal our divisions.

--AREAA Executive Leadership, Past Chairs, and Presidents

05/23/2020
areaaEDGE

๐Ÿœ Team AREAA Greater East Bay! GO Justin Wong

05/19/2020
AREAA Northwest Retreat

This Thursday, AREAA National will be hosting it's Northwest Virtual Retreat from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST.

https://areaa.org/northwest-regional-retreat/

The intention of this virtual leadership retreat is to have the NW AREAA Chapters converge to go over ideas and best practices from the local chapter level while building upcoming leaders for the future.

05/13/2020
Mortgage Update

Please join us for an update on residential mortgages for home buyers. Michelle Rayo will discuss conventional loans being offered by banks while Katie will go over FHA & VA loans. They will also discuss how lenders deal with a borrower that has requested forbearance.

Zoom Registration
https://bit.ly/geb-mortgage

05/06/2020

AREAA Greater East Bay celebrates our Bay Area East Bay culture for Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month...with a #culturechallenge ๐Ÿ‘€

The month of May is a period to recognize the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the history, culture, and achievements in the United States.

https://vm.tiktok.com/cqqK2C/

Friendly Reminder: May the Fourth be with you ๐Ÿ‘พโญ๏ธ
05/04/2020

Friendly Reminder: May the Fourth be with you ๐Ÿ‘พโญ๏ธ

04/23/2020
AREAA GEB Meditation with Gavin Masumiya

For those that missed out! A 60-minute meditation education and demonstration for realtors to build into their day-to-day to increase their relaxation, energy, immunity, and level-headed decision-making skills.

As a mindset coach over the past five years, Gavin Masumiya(www.gavinmasumiya.com) has worked with both men and women from technology, finance, education, to the US Armed Services. Gavin uniquely blends his love for public speaking and coaching to help millennial leaders maximize their creativity, increase their productivity, and re-program their EQ. This is achieved through exclusive coaching, teaching the power of flow state, and helping his clients to experience the freedom of their own self-expression.

04/21/2020
AREAA GEB Meditation with Gavin Masumiya

Looking forward to our upcoming wellness webinar this Thursday 9AM PST!

A 60-minute meditation education and demonstration via Facebook LIVE and Zoom for realtors to build into their day-to-day to increase their relaxation, energy, immunity, and level-headed decision-making skills.

As a mindset coach over the past five years, Gavin Masumiya has worked with both men and women from technology, finance, education, to the US Armed Services. Gavin uniquely blends his love for public speaking and coaching to help millennial leaders maximize their creativity, increase their productivity, and re-program their EQ. This is achieved through exclusive coaching, teaching the power of flow state, and helping his clients to experience the freedom of their own self-expression.

https://www.facebook.com/events/307954023508408

https://bit.ly/geb-meditation

04/17/2020
SBA Disaster Loan Program for Self-Employed, 1099 and Businesses

For those that missed out!

Please join AREAA GEB for an informative workshop and Q&A regarding the SBA Loan Programs. Speakers Aileen Chao, a SBA Loan Specialist , Phillip Wong and CPA Kathy Wong as they will update on PPP and provide insight on the application process and expected time frames.

04/15/2020
Energize and Restore

Thank you Renal Warrior at The Mission HQ for an awesome yoga session!

#TheMissionHQ is a mission-based gym that has partnered up with Nonprofit (501C3), Renal Warrior Institute. Our primary mission is to provide free training to the chronically ill, elderly, and those seeking help with physical activity.

04/10/2020

AREAA Greater East Bay x areaaEDGE Virtual Wellness another one in the books! Thank you to everyone that joined us this morning. We had AREAA members from GEB, SF, Sacramento, Orange County, New Jersey, and Portland on the Zoom workout

Resources in different languages for CARES Act and Payroll Protection Program
04/06/2020
National ACE | ACE Small Business

Resources in different languages for CARES Act and Payroll Protection Program

National ACE small business resource for business and communities effected by Covid-19

04/03/2020
ARESAA Virtual Edge Wellness

AREAA Greater East Bay x areaaEDGE Virtual Wellness was a success ๐Ÿ’ช! Thank you to everyone that came through to grind with us this morning. We had AREAA members from GEB, SF, Sacramento, Silicon Valley, SoCal, Lake Tahoe, Houston, Miami, New Jersey, Arizona, and Portland on the Zoom workout ๐Ÿ™

AREAA Greater East Bay x areaaEDGE presents #AREAA Virtual Edge Wellness โšก๏ธPlease join us for a great workout, together!...
04/03/2020

AREAA Greater East Bay x areaaEDGE presents #AREAA Virtual Edge Wellness โšก๏ธPlease join us for a great workout, together!! ๐Ÿ’ช

April 3rd, 9AM PST Zoom ID: 5109172022

#flattenthecurve #stayathome #stayconnected #healthandwellness

04/02/2020

Earlier this week, we had the opportunity to represent AREAA Greater East Bay and help the medical community. We donated 200 boxes of personal protective equipment (PPE) masks throughout the Greater East Bay: Kaiser Oakland Medical Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Asian Health Services, Highland Hospital, St. Rose Hospital, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Kaiser Fremont Hospital.

The first round of donations was a big success and we are still planning to donate more in the oncoming weeks! For individuals and businesses interested in donating these critical supplies to support our frontline healthcare workers, please use the link below. I am grateful we were able to give back to our community.๏ฟฝ

You can donate here - https://bit.ly/geb-donation

Happy #CensusDay!  The census will help determine how federal funding flows into communities every year for the next dec...
04/01/2020

Happy #CensusDay! The census will help determine how federal funding flows into communities every year for the next decade. If you haven't done so already, submit your US Census and make sure your #AAPI voice is heard!

03/27/2020
AREAA GEB Supports Bay Area Hospitals

AREAA GEB will be donating $10,000 in medical supplies to local hospitals in the East Bay to support our healthcare heroes in the ongoing battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

AREAA GEB has created a GoFundMe for our members to donate in support of the cause. If you are in a position to help, your donation would be greatly appreciated. As a chapter, letโ€™s do our part to get through this together.

https://bit.ly/geb-donation

03/16/2020

Dear GEB Members,

AREAA Greater Bay has been closely monitoring updates from public health and government officials regarding the rapidly developing situation of COVID-19 in the United States. I wanted to share with you some updates on what we are doing at AREAA to help keep members, sponsors, and partners safe during these times.

Public health and safety are at the forefront of every decision we make in regard to COVID-19. For AREAA National events, the Global & Luxury Summit, Commercial Summit, Luxury Designation Course in Chicago and Policy Summit in DC have been canceled.

We had our board meeting this past week and made the decision to postpone our AREAA GEB Commercial Real Estate event with Riaz Capital in April. As for future events, we will be planning accordingly but will make the decision about postponement, etc. as each event approaches, respectively.

We understand that state and local governments are providing their own instructions regarding event size and requirements. California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that all bars, night clubs, wineries, and breweries should close while restaurants will have restrictions while focusing on taking out to maximize social distancing.

AREAA Greater East Bay remains committed to supporting the AAPI community. In difficult times such as these, itโ€™s important to embody the AREAA culture which expands to 41 chapters and over 17,000 members. Help your favorite small businesses stay afloat through the crisis by buying gift cards, ordering takeout, or shopping locally online. Lend a helping hand to those in the community while exercising prudence and best judgment in these times to ensure the health and safety of you, your loved ones, and the extended AREAA family.

If there is anything we can do as a chapter to help support our members, please do not hesitate to reach out.

-- Justin Wong

AREAA GEB President

๐ŸŽจ On the day of Holi, people enjoy by splashing colors over each other and they also play with liquid colors. This part ...
03/09/2020

๐ŸŽจ On the day of Holi, people enjoy by splashing colors over each other and they also play with liquid colors. This part of playing with colours goes on till the end of the afternoon and from the evening people start off with preparing delicious meals.
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๐ŸŒ• Holi is one of the major festivals of India and is celebrated on different dates every year. This great Indian festival is observed at the end of the winters in the month of March after the full Moon. A day before Holi a large bonfire is lit that helps in burning out the evil spirits and that whole process is called as Holika Dahan.

Please save the date and join #AREAA Greater Eastbay at our inaugural golf tournament at Ruby Hill Golf Course in Pleasa...
02/27/2020

Please save the date and join #AREAA Greater Eastbay at our inaugural golf tournament at Ruby Hill Golf Course in Pleasanton, CA. Look forward to seeing all our golfing friends!!

02/23/2020
AREAA Greater East Bay 2020 Installation Gala

โš” AREAA Greater East Bay installed 2020 President Justin Wong and the board of directors during our Star Wars themed installation gala held at Chabot Space and Science Center, Oakland CA on 01.23.2020.

AREAA is dedicated to promoting sustainable homeownership opportunities in Asian American communities by creating a powerful national voice for housing and real estate professionals that serve this dynamic market.

AREAA Greater East Bay installed 2020 President Justin Wong and the board of directors during our Star Wars themed installation gala held at Chabot Space and...

Celebrating Day of Remembrance, Ben Takesh*ta recalls being taken to a Japanese American internment camp during World Wa...
02/14/2020
Day of Remembrance

Celebrating Day of Remembrance, Ben Takesh*ta recalls being taken to a Japanese American internment camp during World War II. We must not forget history.

Ben Takesh*ta recalls being taken to a Japanese American internment camp during World War II, ahead of the Day of Remembrance.

02/12/2020
2020 Market Trends Highlights

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ Here are highlights from today's 2020 Market Trends event. We also pinned a few new members! Won't you join us next time? Congratulations 2020 President Justin Wong on your first event.

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3871 Piedmont Ave, # 61
Oakland, CA
94612

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*Professional Development and Education opportunities. Opportunity to promote your business and attract referrals in the Membership Directory *Networking opportunities with industry leaders, like-minded practitioners and policymakers at regional and national events *Preferred invitations to partner events *Newsletters with the latest news to affect the industry *Complimentary subscription to Asian Real Estate, a magazine dedicated to developments, leaders and trends having an impact on the Asian American housing community *Offering the only national real estate convention and expo focused on the real estate practitioner who serves the Asian American Community *Information on issues important to the real estate professional serving the Asian Community *Legislative updates and alerts about issues that affect your business *Profile in the Default Services Directory to share your experience with Asset *Managers and top industry leaders *Complimentary access to MongoFAX, allowing you to instantly fax paper-based documents directly to any email addresses in the world

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Hey AREAA Fam! I want to personally extend the invitation for some fun downtime during SIP! My Guaranteed Rate Team is hosting a special Motherโ€™s Day Brunch Cooking class ๐Ÿณ ๐Ÿฅ‚ ๐Ÿ’ this Friday 5/8/2020 @ 4PM with local NBA celebrity Chef Tirzah Love! ๐Ÿ’– Hope to see you and connect with you soon! Details below๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ Stay healthy and safe! โ˜บ๏ธ SPECIAL MENU: **Dutch Baby** Ingredients: 3 tablespoons butter 3 eggs 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup milk, heated 20 to 30 seconds in the microwave 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract Pinch salt Confectioners' sugar, for dusting *Toppings of your choice: strawberries, blueberries, banana, almonds, Nutella, whipped cream, peanut butter, chocolate chips, jam, maple syrup* **Veggie Frittata** Ingredients: 8 large eggs 1/3 cup heavy cream (or milk) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon no salt seasoning 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded, thinly sliced 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced (about 1/2 cup) 2 cups packed baby spinach 4 ounces feta **Candied Bacon** Ingredients: 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 tablespoons maple syrup ground black pepper to taste 1 pound thick-cut bacon **Mango Sorbet Roล›e Float** Ingredients 1 pint mango sorbet 1 bottle (750 ml) sparkling rosรฉ Add two scoops of mango sorbet to a stemless wine glass. Garnish with strawberries and mint. **MEETING ROOM DETAILS:** Mother's Day Brunch Cooking Class with Chef Tirzah Love Fri, May 8, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (PDT) Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/634891189 You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (571) 317-3112 Access Code: 634-891-189
"Five percent of the countryโ€™s 1.3 million Realtors are African-American, 5% are Asian and 9% are Hispanic, according to the 2017 Member Profile published by the National Association of Realtors."
Hello, I am the member of AREAA Greater East Bay. I am looking for the manufactured home lender. Please message me if you know someone. Thank you.
Big thank to all our volunteers who came out to AREAA GEB 3rd Annual ABCD Day! We organized and packed hundreds of items into a carepackages for the homeless community. Lastly, a big shout out to our Annual and Event Sponsors. We couldn't have done it without you. We will have more community outreach events throughout the year. If you missed this one, don't miss the next! Contact us to see how you can become a member and impact lives in our community.
Thanks, Rosy Davalos of Wells Fargo for donating bags for our 3rd Annual AREAA GEB ABCD Event!
Thanks for sponsoring lunch for AREAA GEB 3rd Annual ABCD Event, Diana Esias!