Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser, Animal Advocates, Los Angeles, California

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Monday, October 24, 2022

ABC Will be Airing False, Misleading "Our America: Lowballed" December 2022 by Mary Cummins Real Estate Appraiser


Appraisers need to be ready to counter this false and misleading series from ABC titled "Our America: Lowballed" coming in December by Julian Glover. Glover is the self proclaimed "race reporter" for ABC7. Read the pitch on this page linked below. It says white appraisers "lowball" and "rob" Blacks and Latinos. They say it's based on ABC's research but it's actually based on Andre Perry's false error filled non peer reviewed paper. People with less money buy less expensive homes! Blacks and Latinos have less money because of the income gap! Appraisers aren't lowballing the public! Fix the income gap! 

This is reckless journalism at its worst. I've emailed Julian Glover the truth with evidence many times but he's not interested in facts. He's only interested in hate filled sensationalist articles. I doubt he interviewed any appraisers for the series. I also contacted Maxine Waters' office trying to set up a meeting but she refused. I contacted Marcia Fudge as well about the inaccuracies in her reports and statements. No reply.

The pitch shows they will not be stating the truth or using independent statistics like American Enterprise Institute. Andre Perry's paper used inaccurate Zillow statistics! AEI debunked Perry's "research." ABC is doing this for ratings to sell advertising for money. Julian Glover is doing it for self promotion. He's covered a couple of these stories in California and asks people to send in related tips. Below is the link to a pitch they sent to a real estate website manager asking them to promote their false and misleading narrative https://appraisersblogs.com/lowballed-it-is-open-season-on-appraisers

This is ABC's false narrative. '"Our America: Lowballed" follows Black and Latino families as they fight for fair home values after lower than expected appraisals. ABC's 18-month long investigation explores appraisal discrimination and solutions to a problem potentially costing families billions in equity.'

The show covers cases which I have researched in great detail. Research by a real estate appraiser with almost 40 years of experience shows there was no lowballing or discrimination in these cases. The homes were appraised for market value based on similar local sales. The show covers the following cases I covered. I recognized the people. There was another person I didn't recognize and they don't list the properties. I'll try to find out and post it later.

Paul and Tenisha Austin v Miller lawsuit 20 Pacheco, Marin, California

Carlette Duffy, Indianapolis, Indiana

I think it includes the story about Cora Robinson and her daughter which Julian Glover and I covered.

In the video: Vice President Kamala Harris, Andre Perry, Maxine Waters, Paul & Tenisha Austin, Marcia Fudge, Carlette Duffy. When it comes to the issue of real estate appraisers lowballing all of these people are not telling the truth. Andre Perry's research was busted by American Enterprise Institute. I researched Marcia Fudge's false story about being lowballed herself which she restates in this series. She was comparing her much older lower quality ranch home to a totally new development across the highway. Carlette Duffy is crying in the video. Did nobody bother to research the fact that she's cried racial discrimination in the past in a lawsuit against the government and lost? The linked article above proves the original appraisal was correct in Duffy's case. Her house was a burned out shell that someone did a quick redo when it should have been demolished.

All real estate appraisers need to speak out before, during and after this misleading series is released. I know it's difficult because you will be attacked. You will be called a "racist" just for commenting "hello." It would be safer to use a nom de plum so they don't attack your home, family and business. 

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Mary Cummins of Cummins Real Estate is a certified residential licensed appraiser in Los Angeles, California. Mary Cummins is licensed by the California Bureau of Real Estate appraisers and has over 35 years of experience.


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Saturday, October 22, 2022

Dia de Muertos Celebration Grand Park Los Angeles October 22, 2022 by Mary Cummins

Mary Cummins, Dia de Muertos,Grand Park, Los Angeles, California, October 22, 2022, altaras, ofrendas, real estate appraiser, real estate, appraiser, appraisal, folklorico dancing, las catrinas mariachi
Mary Cummins, Dia de Muertos,Grand Park, Los Angeles, California, October 22, 2022, Day of the Dead, altars, ofrendas, real estate appraiser, real estate, appraiser, appraisal, folklorico dancing, las catrinas mariachi

Tenth 10th Annual Dia de Muertos celebration at Grand Park 200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, California 90012. It was between Grand Ave and Hill St. between 1st and 2nd St. Below is the event schedule for opening day October 22, 2022. Las Catrinas Mariachi Band and Grupo Folklorico Huitzillin & Teatro Aztlan were there along with poetry reading, sugar skull decorating, Dia de Muertos face painting and a few booths. This was also the 10th Anniversary of Grand Park. It was the Grand Avenue Arts All Access 


Below are a few photos and videos of the event. @mariachilascatrinas
Event information: https://grandparkla.org/event/grand-parks-downtown-dia-de-los-muertos-2022/

Grand Park’s Downtown Día de los Muertos honors people, places and ideas that merit reverence and commemoration. Grand Park’s Downtown Día de los Muertos is a community-oriented space inviting park-goers to contribute to the community altar, ideated by artist and educator Consuelo Flores and to stroll through the park viewing numerous altars made by professional artists and local organizations. Additional public programs and activities on the opening day to include, poetry reading by Women Who Submit and Luis Rodriguez, musical performance by Las Catrinas Mariachi Band, dance performance by Grupo Folklorico Huitzillin with Teatro Aztlan, sugar skull decorating with East Los Sweets and colorful chalk art with KDaze Art. Plus professional face painting with Color Me Face Painting. 

"Curator’s Statement  

By Consuelo G. Flores 

Los Angeles is comprised of different communities with rich, impactful histories and cultural contributions. What you’ll see as you walk through Grand Park are exquisite threads that create tapestries that focus on legacies, families, and the beauty of our diverse Latino community. 

Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead at Grand Park, offers Los Angelenos and city visitors the opportunity to interact with an intimate and important component of the celebration – the ofrendas/altars. Each installation gives the viewer a glimpse of the person(s) being remembered, who they were in life, what was important to them, what brought them passion, what their impact was on those still living and especially how they were loved. As you visit with each ofrenda, perhaps you can imagine sharing a cup of coffee or a sip of tea or getting a good book, movie or play recommendation from those who are being remembered.  

Each altar is dedicated to people like you or me or someone we know, who lived, loved, and became part of our community. Sometimes they were here for a long time, sometimes for a short time – but always an impactful, memorable time.  

As you interact with and learn from each ofrenda, remember what the Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead celebration is in three simple tenets:  

  • To remember, honor and memorialize those who we’ve lost.
  • To come to terms with our own mortality.
  • To celebrate life – ALL LIFE – every day. "

East Los Sweets https://www.facebook.com/Eastlossweets

Las Catrinas Mariachi https://www.facebook.com/mariachilascatrinas

Color Me Face Painting https://www.facebook.com/colormefacepainting

Grand Park Los Angeles https://www.facebook.com/events/656488959244809/

Altar installations by: 

Consuelo Flores 

Self Help Graphics 

Alain Norte  

Beatriz de Alba Spears  

Carolyn Castaño  

Denise Esparza  

The Latino Theater Company 

Familia Flores 

Gian F. Norte  

Ginette Rondeau  

Generaciones en Acción 

The Wall Las Memorias   

Jessica Monares  

LADWP Society of Hispanic Engineers  

Latino Outreach+Understanding Division (LOUD) 

Marissa Magdalena Sykes  

Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural 

Mexican Cultural Institute & José Antonio Aguirre 

Richard de Alba 

Rock Rose Gallery 

Rose Portillo  

United to House LA (ULA) 

Women Who Submit 





































































Mary Cummins of Cummins Real Estate is a certified residential licensed appraiser in Los Angeles, California. Mary Cummins is licensed by the California Bureau of Real Estate appraisers and has over 35 years of experience.


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