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About Norma Cardenas

Born and raised in Edinburg, I have a BBA with a minor in English. After teaching business subjects for ten years, I retired after 20 years as a hospital administrator. Retirement didn't work for me - I need to be busy and active, so I became a realtor in 2012. My family has over 110 years in the real estate industry, so it was a logical move for me. I love meeting new clients and helping them through the selling or buying process! I have been involved in the community all my adult life, serving on numerous civic and charitible boards and organizations. These include two terms as a McAllen ISD Trustee, Leadership McAllen, and the McAllen Chamber of Commerce. I was honored as McAllen's 1990 Woman of the Year and received a national award from my college sorority, Kappa Delta, for community service. There is so much growth and potential in The Rio Grande Valley and I so appreciate being a part of it!

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Norma  Cardenas

Norma Cardenas


Real Estate Glossary Terms

  • Business Life And Health Insurance

    Coverage providing funds for maintenance of a business as closely to normal as possible in the event of a loss of a key person, owner, or partner. ...

  • Expense Limitation

    Ceiling on expense reimbursement allowance, as stated in New York insurance law, that an insurance company licensed in New York State can give its agents. This is one reason why a company that is admitted (licensed) in all states but New York may have a sister company doing business only in New York ...

  • Future Service Benefits

    Retirement payments to be credited for future years of service with an employer. ...

  • National Building Code

    Set of standard safety guidelines adopted by many states to help provide uniformity in building construction and guard against fire hazards and other unsafe conditions in buildings. ...

  • Pension Benefit Guarantycorporation (pbgc)

    Independent federal government organization authorized by the employee retirement income security act of 1974 (erisa) to administer the pension plan termination insurance program. Its function is to ensure that vested benefits of employees, whose pension plan is being terminated, will be paid as the ...

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What Not To Fix When Selling A House

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