Friday, December 19, 2014

John Burns Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #413

Bruce Norris is joined this week by John Burns.  John is the CEO of John Burns real estate consulting firm, located in Irvine.  They are a national source of independent housing research, advice, and consulting.  Their mission is to help executives make informed housing industry decisions.  His firm provides builders, developers, banks, lenders, investors, and building product manufacturers with timely analysis they need in order to make smart decisions quickly and cost effectively.  Research is backed by detailed data as well as proprietary tools and experienced professionals around the country. Bruce and John discuss location advantages, the price of oil's affect on real estate, the oil industry in Houston Texas, hedge funds, demand for bonds, foreign investors, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.




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Friday, December 12, 2014

I Survived Real Estate 2014 Part 7 #412

On Friday, October 24, the Norris Group proudly presented its 7th annual award-winning black-tie event I Survived Real Estate.  An incredible lineup of industry experts joined Bruce Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, and opportunities emerging for real estate professionals.  Proceeds for the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  This event could not have been possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: Auction.com, HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association and President Bill Tan, The North San Diego Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub for Women and Iris Veneracion, Wholesale Capital Corp, New Western Acquisition, MVT Productions, and White House Catering.  For event video and information, visit isurvivedrealestate.com.

In this segment, Bruce concludes his discussion with Doug Duncan, Gary Thomas, Dave Cogdill, Sean O'Toole, Christopher Thornberg, and Bill Cosgrove.  They discuss their major concerns for the industries in the upcoming year, including building costs, sale legislation, the future of the Federal Reserve, sales volumes and sales, the infamous "black swan," our current market, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.    

The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Adrenaline Athletics, Coachella Valley Real Estate Investors Association, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Costa Mesa Marriot, Council of Multiple Listing Services, Elite Auctions, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Investor Experts, IRA Services Trust Company, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, LA South REIA, Leivas Tax Wealth Management, Personal Real Estate Magazine, Pilot Limousine, Primary Residential Mortgage, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Real Wealth Network, Realty 411 Magazine, Resonant Lens Photography, Rick and LeAnne Rossiter, SJREI, SONOCA Corporation, Southpointe Companies, Spinnaker Loans, Tony Alvarez, uDirect IRA Services.  See isurvivedrealestate.com for video of the live event and more on our sponsors.




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Friday, December 5, 2014

I Survived Real Estate 2014 Part 6 #411

On Friday, October 24, the Norris Group proudly presented its 7th annual award-winning black-tie event I Survived Real Estate.  An incredible lineup of industry experts joined Bruce Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, and opportunities emerging for real estate professionals.  Proceeds for the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  This event could not have been possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: Auction.com, HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association and President Bill Tan, The North San Diego Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub for Women and Iris Veneracion, Wholesale Capital Corp, New Western Acquisition, MVT Productions, and White House Catering.  For event video and information, visit isurvivedrealestate.com.

In this segment, Bruce continues his discussion with Doug Duncan, Gary Thomas, Dave Cogdill, Sean O'Toole, Christopher Thornberg, and Bill Cosgrove.  They discuss triggers for buying a home, immigration laws, college debt, the return of the private-label market, machines replacing people, major concerns for their industries in 2015, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.    

The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Adrenaline Athletics, Coachella Valley Real Estate Investors Association, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Costa Mesa Marriot, Council of Multiple Listing Services, Elite Auctions, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Investor Experts, IRA Services Trust Company, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, LA South REIA, Leivas Tax Wealth Management, Personal Real Estate Magazine, Pilot Limousine, Primary Residential Mortgage, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Real Wealth Network, Realty 411 Magazine, Resonant Lens Photography, Rick and LeAnne Rossiter, SJREI, SONOCA Corporation, Southpointe Companies, Spinnaker Loans, Tony Alvarez, uDirect IRA Services.  See isurvivedrealestate.com for video of the live event and more on our sponsors.




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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

I Survived Real Estate 2014 Part 5 #410

On Friday, October 24, the Norris Group proudly presented its 7th annual award-winning black-tie event I Survived Real Estate.  An incredible lineup of industry experts joined Bruce Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, and opportunities emerging for real estate professionals.  Proceeds for the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  This event could not have been possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: Auction.com, HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association and President Bill Tan, The North San Diego Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub for Women and Iris Veneracion, Wholesale Capital Corp, New Western Acquisition, MVT Productions, and White House Catering.  For event video and information, visit isurvivedrealestate.com.

In this segment, Bruce continues his discussion with Doug Duncan, Gary Thomas, Dave Cogdill, Sean O'Toole, and Bill Cosgrove.  They discuss the country's budget, what to take into consideration or remove in order to help balance the budget, the deductibility of state taxes at the federal level, the tba mortgage market, $500,000 free sales for married couples, loans funded by government programs, the reduction of FHA's loan limits, the definition of a household today, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.    

The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Adrenaline Athletics, Coachella Valley Real Estate Investors Association, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Costa Mesa Marriot, Council of Multiple Listing Services, Elite Auctions, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Investor Experts, IRA Services Trust Company, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, LA South REIA, Leivas Tax Wealth Management, Personal Real Estate Magazine, Pilot Limousine, Primary Residential Mortgage, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Real Wealth Network, Realty 411 Magazine, Resonant Lens Photography, Rick and LeAnne Rossiter, SJREI, SONOCA Corporation, Southpointe Companies, Spinnaker Loans, Tony Alvarez, uDirect IRA Services.  See isurvivedrealestate.com for video of the live event and more on our sponsors.




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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I Survived Real Estate 2014 Part 4 #409

On Friday, October 24, the Norris Group proudly presented its 7th annual award-winning black-tie event I Survived Real Estate.  An incredible lineup of industry experts joined Bruce Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, and opportunities emerging for real estate professionals.  Proceeds for the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  This event could not have been possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: Auction.com, HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association and President Bill Tan, The North San Diego Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub for Women and Iris Veneracion, Wholesale Capital Corp, New Western Acquisition, MVT Productions, and White House Catering.  For event video and information, visit isurvivedrealestate.com.

In this segment, Bruce continues his discussion with Doug Duncan, Gary Thomas, Dave Cogdill, Sean O'Toole, and Bill Cosgrove.  They discuss the industry for single-family construction, spec financing, the redefinition of QM versus QRM, the rep and warrant relief announced by the FHFA, the decrease in LLCs and LPs, unsold inventory, foreign buyers in the Northern California, interest rate deductions and debt forgiveness, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.    

The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Adrenaline Athletics, Coachella Valley Real Estate Investors Association, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Costa Mesa Marriot, Council of Multiple Listing Services, Elite Auctions, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Investor Experts, IRA Services Trust Company, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, LA South REIA, Leivas Tax Wealth Management, Personal Real Estate Magazine, Pilot Limousine, Primary Residential Mortgage, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Real Wealth Network, Realty 411 Magazine, Resonant Lens Photography, Rick and LeAnne Rossiter, SJREI, SONOCA Corporation, Southpointe Companies, Spinnaker Loans, Tony Alvarez, uDirect IRA Services.  See isurvivedrealestate.com for video of the live event and more on our sponsors.




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Friday, November 14, 2014

I Survived Real Estate 2014 Part 3 #408

On Friday, October 24, the Norris Group proudly presented its 7th annual award-winning black-tie event I Survived Real Estate.  An incredible lineup of industry experts joined Bruce Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, and opportunities emerging for real estate professionals.  Proceeds for the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  This event could not have been possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: Auction.com, HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association and President Bill Tan, The North San Diego Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub for Women and Iris Veneracion, Wholesale Capital Corp, New Western Acquisition, MVT Productions, and White House Catering.  For event video and information, visit isurvivedrealestate.com.

In this segment, Bruce continues his discussion with Christopher Thornberg and Doug Duncan as well as bringing up the new panelists Dave Cogdill, Sean O'Toole, Bill Cosgrove, and Gary Thomas.  They discuss interest rates, gains in the American dollar, unemployment and jobs available, people's view of the economy and where they believe it is heading, CEQA, the California housing market and its affordability, home sales, the latest real estate cycle, the affect of marriage on purchasing a home, the increase in doubled-up households, and more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.    

The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Adrenaline Athletics, Coachella Valley Real Estate Investors Association, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Costa Mesa Marriot, Council of Multiple Listing Services, Elite Auctions, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Investor Experts, IRA Services Trust Company, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, LA South REIA, Leivas Tax Wealth Management, Personal Real Estate Magazine, Pilot Limousine, Primary Residential Mortgage, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Real Wealth Network, Realty 411 Magazine, Resonant Lens Photography, Rick and LeAnne Rossiter, SJREI, SONOCA Corporation, Southpointe Companies, Spinnaker Loans, Tony Alvarez, uDirect IRA Services.  See isurvivedrealestate.com for video of the live event and more on our sponsors.




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Friday, November 7, 2014

I Survived Real Estate 2014 Part 2 #407

On Friday, October 24, the Norris Group proudly presented its 7th annual award-winning black-tie event I Survived Real Estate.  An incredible lineup of industry experts joined Bruce Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, and opportunities emerging for real estate professionals.  Proceeds for the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  This event could not have been possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: Auction.com, HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association and President Bill Tan, The North San Diego Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub for Women and Iris Veneracion, Wholesale Capital Corp, New Western Acquisition, MVT Productions, and White House Catering.  For event video and information, visit isurvivedrealestate.com.  In this segment, Bruce shares a touching story of bravery and his impact on another person's life, the receiving of the Roaney award by Jack Fullerton, Christopher Thornberg and Doug Duncan's thoughts on the economy, including improvements in consumer spending and the labor markets, more businesses investing, lower interest rates, the foreign economony, especially China, and home price expectations.    

The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Adrenaline Athletics, Coachella Valley Real Estate Investors Association, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Costa Mesa Marriot, Council of Multiple Listing Services, Elite Auctions, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Investor Experts, IRA Services Trust Company, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, LA South REIA, Leivas Tax Wealth Management, Personal Real Estate Magazine, Pilot Limousine, Primary Residential Mortgage, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Real Wealth Network, Realty 411 Magazine, Resonant Lens Photography, Rick and LeAnne Rossiter, SJREI, SONOCA Corporation, Southpointe Companies, Spinnaker Loans, Tony Alvarez, uDirect IRA Services.  See isurvivedrealestate.com for video of the live event and more on our sponsors.




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Friday, October 31, 2014

I Survived Real Estate 2014 Part 1 #406

On Friday, October 24, the Norris Group proudly presented its 7th annual award-winning black-tie event I Survived Real Estate.  An incredible lineup of industry experts joined Bruce Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, and opportunities emerging for real estate professionals.  Proceeds for the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  This event could not have been possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: Auction.com, HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association and President Bill Tan, The North San Diego Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub for Women and Iris Veneracion, Wholesale Capital Corp, New Western Acquisition, MVT Productions, and White House Catering.  For event video and information, visit isurvivedrealestate.com.  Odette GutiĆ©rrez and Rebecca Kwait from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Make a Wish Foundation both began the event by sharing the work the organizations were doing to help children fighting life-threatening illnesses.  Afterwards Bruce Norris spoke with the audience discussing working together with all the other facets of your industry and not just seeing yourself as a standalone piece, the new definition for qualified residential mortgage, the plan to implement the 90-day hold rule, and more.  I Survived Real Estate will be broadcast on the radio show over the next six weeks, so if you missed the event tune in each week or check out the video of the live event now available on YouTube.    

The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Adrenaline Athletics, Coachella Valley Real Estate Investors Association, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Costa Mesa Marriot, Council of Multiple Listing Services, Elite Auctions, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Investor Experts, IRA Services Trust Company, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, LA South REIA, Leivas Tax Wealth Management, Personal Real Estate Magazine, Pilot Limousine, Primary Residential Mortgage, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Real Wealth Network, Realty 411 Magazine, Resonant Lens Photography, Rick and LeAnne Rossiter, SJREI, SONOCA Corporation, Southpointe Companies, Spinnaker Loans, Tony Alvarez, uDirect IRA Services.  See isurvivedrealestate.com for video of the live event and more on our sponsors.




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Friday, October 24, 2014

Christopher Thornberg Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #405

On Friday, October 24, the Norris Group proudly presents its 7th annual award-winning black-tie event I Survived Real Estate.  An incredible lineup of industry experts will join Bruce Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, and opportunities emerging for real estate professionals.  Proceeds from the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  This event could not have been possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: Auction.com, HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association and President Bill Tan, InvestClub for Women and Iris Veneracion, MVT Productions, and White House Catering.  For event information, visit isurvivedrealestate.com.   

The Bruce Norris is joined this week by Christopher Thornberg.  Christopher is the founding partner of Beacon Economics and widely considered to be one of California’s leading economists.  He is an expert in economic forecasting, regional economies, labor markets, economic policy, and industry and real estate analysis.  He was one of the earliest and most adamant predictors of the subprime mortgage market collapse and of the global economic recession that followed in 2008.  Dr. Thornberg serves on the advisory boards of Paulson and Company Inc., one of Wall Street’s leading hedge funds, and of the Los Angeles area Chamber of Commerce.  In Southern California’s largest not-for-profit business federation between 2008 and 2012, he served as Chief Economic Advisor to the California State Controller’s Office and was chair of controller John Chang’s Council of Economic Advisors.  Dr. Thornberg holds a PhD in business economics from the Anderson School of UCLA and a B.S. in Business Administration from the state university of New York, Buffalo. Bruce and Christopher discuss issues in the global economy, particularly China, its affect on the United States, interest rates and exchange rates, the Japanese real estate boom, the winding down of Quantitative Easing efforts, retirement pension plans, the lack of volume in California real estate sales, the ownership rate, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

Christopher Thornberg will be featured on this years' panel for I Survived Real Estate 2014.  The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Adrenaline Athletics, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Elite Auctions, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Investor Experts, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, LA South REIA, Leivas Associates, Pilot Limousine, Primary Residential Mortgage, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Real Wealth Network, Realty 411 Magazine, Resonant Lens Photography, Rick and LeAnne Rossiter, Personal Real Estate Magazine, San Jose Real Estate Investors Association and Geraldine Barry, SONOCA Corporation, Southpointe Companies, Spinnaker Loans, Tony Alvarez, and uDirect IRA Services, and the Council of Multiple Listing Services.  See isurvivedrealestate.com for video of the live event and more on our sponsors




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Friday, October 17, 2014

Sean O'Toole Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #404

On Friday, October 24, the Norris Group proudly presents its 7th annual award-winning black-tie event I Survived Real Estate.  An incredible lineup of industry experts will join Bruce Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, and opportunities emerging for real estate professionals.  Proceeds from the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  This event could not have been possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: Auction.com, HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association and President Bill Tan, InvestClub for Women and Iris Veneracion, San Jose Real Estate Investors Association and Geraldine Barry, MVT Productions, and White House Catering.  For event information, visit isurvivedrealestate.com.   

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Sean O’Toole.  Sean is founder and CEO of PropertyRadar.com, the only company that tracks every foreclosure in California with daily updates on all trustee sales.  Prior to launching PropertyRadar, Sean successfully purchased and flipped more than 150 residential and commercial foreclosures.  Leveraging 15 years in the software industry, Sean used technology as a key competitive advantage to build his successful real estate track record.  He had years of experience in other start-up companies, and he brought that expertise to the industry. Bruce and Sean discuss his PropertyRadar site, the slowdown in sales, overvalued homes, the FHA loan limit in Riverside and Sacramento County, changes in the industy, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

Sean O'Toole will be featured on this years' panel for I Survived Real Estate 2014.  The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Adrenaline Athletics, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Elite Auctions, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Investor Experts, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, LA South REIA, Leivas Associates, Pilot Limousine, Primary Residential Mortgage, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Real Wealth Network, Realty 411 Magazine, Rick and LeAnne Rossiter, Personal Real Estate Magazine, SONOCA Corporation, Southpointe Companies, Spinnaker Loans, Tony Alvarez, and uDirect IRA Services, and the Council of Multiple Listing Services.  See isurvivedrealestate.com for video of the live event and more on our sponsors




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Friday, October 10, 2014

Dave Cogdill Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #403

On Friday, October 24, the Norris Group proudly presents its 7th annual award-winning black-tie event I Survived Real Estate.  An incredible lineup of industry experts will join Bruce Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, and opportunities emerging for real estate professionals.  Proceeds from the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  This event could not have been possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: Auction.com, HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association and President Bill Tan, InvestClub for Women and Iris Veneracion, San Jose Real Estate Investors Association and Geraldine Barry, MVT Productions, and White House Catering.  For event information, visit isurvivedrealestate.com.   

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Dave Cogdill.  Dave is a former senator who is now president and CEO of the California Building Industry Association, a position he has served in since 2013.  Prior to serving on this board, Dave was the county assessor for Stanislaus from 2011-2013.  He also served as a commissioner on the California Water Commission.  He was also the chairman for the Maddy Institute at Fresno State University after departing from Legislature.  During his years in office, Dave worked a lot with leaders to resolve issue relating to rural, healthcare, and education.  For his service he has received several awards including the Prestigious Profiles and Courage Award from the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. Bruce and Dave discuss the drought's effect on the building industry, legislation for drought relief, employment since the Great Recession, projections for 2013 going into 2014, unsold inventory, changes in the target buyers, the increase in multi-generational buyers, lowering FHA loan limits, foreign investors, the California business climate, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

Bill Cosgrove will be featured on this years' panel for I Survived Real Estate 2014.  The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Adrenaline Athletics, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Elite Auctions, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Investor Experts, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, LA South REIA, Leivas Associates, Pilot Limousine, Primary Residential Mortgage, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Real Wealth Network, Realty 411 Magazine, Rick and LeAnne Rossiter, Personal Real Estate Magazine, SONOCA Corporation, Southpointe Companies, Spinnaker Loans, Tony Alvarez, and uDirect IRA Services, and the Council of Multiple Listing Services.  See isurvivedrealestate.com for video of the live event and more on our sponsors




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Friday, October 3, 2014

Bill Cosgrove Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #402

On Friday, October 24, the Norris Group proudly presents its 7th annual award-winning black-tie event I Survived Real Estate.  An incredible lineup of industry experts will join Bruce Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, and opportunities emerging for real estate professionals.  Proceeds from the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  This event could not have been possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: Auction.com, HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association and President Bill Tan, InvestClub for Women and Iris Veneracion, San Jose Real Estate Investors Association and Geraldine Barry, MVT Productions, and White House Catering.  For event information, visit isurvivedrealestate.com.   

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Bill Cosgrove.  Bill is the chairman elect of the Mortgage Bankers Association.  He began his career in the mortgage banking industry in 1986 as a loan officer and has served in many positions for the Mortgage Bankers Association.  This includes the president of the Ohio MBA from 2007-2008.  On October 19, Bill will officially be sworn in as the chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association. Bruce and Bill discuss respa tila documents coming out next year, the CFPB and if it is fully functional now, the shortened timeframe for people coming out of a bankruptcy or foreclosure, volume and price increases this year compared to last, reasons this year has stalled, student debt, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

Bill Cosgrove will be featured on this years' panel for I Survived Real Estate 2014.  The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Adrenaline Athletics, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Elite Auctions, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Investor Experts, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, LA South REIA, Leivas Associates, Pilot Limousine, Primary Residential Mortgage, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Real Wealth Network, Realty 411 Magazine, Rick and LeAnne Rossiter, Personal Real Estate Magazine, SONOCA Corporation, Southpointe Companies, Spinnaker Loans, Tony Alvarez, and uDirect IRA Services, and the Council of Multiple Listing Services.  See isurvivedrealestate.com for video of the live event and more on our sponsors




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Friday, September 26, 2014

Doug Duncan Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #401

On Friday, October 24, the Norris Group proudly presents its 7th annual award-winning black-tie event I Survived Real Estate.  An incredible lineup of industry experts will join Bruce Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, and opportunities emerging for real estate professionals.  Proceeds from the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  This event could not have been possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: Auction.com, HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association and President Bill Tan, InvestClub for Women and Iris Veneracion, San Jose Real Estate Investors Association and Geraldine Barry, MVT Productions, and White House Catering.  For event information, visit isurvivedrealestate.com.   

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Doug Duncan.  Duncan is the Chief Economist and vice president of Fannie Mae.  He manages Fannie Mae’s strategy division and economics in the mortgage market analysis groups.  In this leadership role, Duncan provides all economic housing and mortgage market forecasts.  He also serves as company thought leader and spokesperson on economic and mortgage market issues.  Doug also researches external factors in the economy and how they could impact the company and the housing industry. Bruce and Doug Discuss discuss the overall market and what came as a surprise, interest rates and what happens when they rise, the number of young adults still living at home or unemployed, the job market as a whole, immigration, the mood of Congress towards real estate, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

Doug Duncan will be featured on this years' panel for I Survived Real Estate 2014.  The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Adrenaline Athletics, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Elite Auctions, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Investor Experts, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, LA South REIA, Leivas Associates, Pilot Limousine, Primary Residential Mortgage, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Real Wealth Network, Realty 411 Magazine, Rick and LeAnne Rossiter, Personal Real Estate Magazine, SONOCA Corporation, Southpointe Companies, Spinnaker Loans, Tony Alvarez, and uDirect IRA Services, and the Council of Multiple Listing Services.  See isurvivedrealestate.com for video of the live event and more on our sponsors




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Friday, September 19, 2014

Beth Peerce of NAR Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #400

On Friday, October 24, the Norris Group proudly presents its 7th annual award-winning black-tie event I Survived Real Estate.  An incredible lineup of industry experts will join Bruce Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, and opportunities emerging for real estate professionals.  Proceeds from the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  This event could not have been possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: Auction.com, HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association and President Bill Tan, InvestClub for Women and Iris Veneracion, San Jose Real Estate Investors Association and Geraldine Barry, MVT Productions, and White House Catering.  For event information, visit isurvivedrealestate.com.   

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Beth Peerce.  Beth is this year’s vice president of the National Association of Realtors after having served as a realtor for over 35 years in Beverly Hills, California.  In addition, she is also the broker/owner of Primetime Properties located in Century City, California and whose specialty is residential real estate. Bruce and Beth discuss the real estate at the top end of the market, inventory levels and how much they have changed, the number of foreign occupants in the market, occupant speculators, interest rates today compared to twenty years ago, the effect interest rate hikes would have on price, the Dodd-Frank Act and if it is fully implemented, second-home mortgages, the attitude of millennial today, homeowners versus renters, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

Beth Peerce will be featured on this years' panel for I Survived Real Estate 2014.  The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Adrenaline Athletics, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Elite Auctions, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Investor Experts, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, LA South REIA, Leivas Associates, Pilot Limousine, Primary Residential Mortgage, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Real Wealth Network, Realty 411 Magazine, Rick and LeAnne Rossiter, Personal Real Estate Magazine, SONOCA Corporation, Southpointe Companies, Spinnaker Loans, Tony Alvarez, and uDirect IRA Services, and the Council of Multiple Listing Services.  See isurvivedrealestate.com for video of the live event and more on our sponsors




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Friday, September 12, 2014

Rick Sharga, Vice President of Auction.com Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #399

On Friday, October 24, the Norris Group proudly presents its 7th annual award-winning black-tie event I Survived Real Estate.  An incredible lineup of industry experts will join Bruce Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, and opportunities emerging for real estate professionals.  Proceeds from the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  This event could not have been possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: Auction.com, HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association and President Bill Tan, InvestClub for Women and Iris Veneracion, San Jose Real Estate Investors Association and Geraldine Barry, MVT Productions, and White House Catering.  For event information, visit isurvivedrealestate.com.   

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Rick Sharga. Rick is the executive vice president of Auction.com. Bruce has known him for many years, going all the way back to RealtryTrac and Carrington. Bruce and Rick discuss Auction.com, the auction process, the secret sauce of being better capitalized, making Auction.com an eBay for real estate, diversification, Rick's reasons for being recruited and what attracted him to the company, the types of auctions available, absolute auctions, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Adrenaline Athletics, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Elite Auctions, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Investor Experts, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, LA South REIA, Leivas Associates, Pilot Limousine, Primary Residential Mortgage, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Real Wealth Network, Realty 411 Magazine, Rick and LeAnne Rossiter, Personal Real Estate Magazine, SONOCA Corporation, Southpointe Companies, Spinnaker Loans, Tony Alvarez, and uDirect IRA Services, and the Council of Multiple Listing Services.  See isurvivedrealestate.com for video of the live event and more on our sponsors




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