Friday, October 13, 2017

I Survived Real Estate 2017 Part 3 on the Real Estate Radio Show #560

On Friday, September 22, the Norris Group proudly presents its 10th 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. All proceeds from the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This event would not be possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: HousingWire, Coach Fullerton, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub, Las Brisas Escrow, MVT Productions, Inland Empire Real Estate Investment Club, Realty411, and White House Catering.

This week's broadcast is part 3 of I Survived Real Estate 2017. Hear from Doug Duncan, David Kittle, and John Burns on what organizations they are a part of, their take on the real estate market including quntitative uneasing, college debt, market sentiment, how the Mortgage Collaborative got started, 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: First Lending Solutions, Guaranteed Rate and Nathan Chabolla, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keller Williams Corona, Keystone CPA, LA South REIA, Michael Ryan, New Western, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Orange County Investment Club, Pacific Premiere Bank, Pasadena FIBI, Pilot Limousine, RealWealth Network, Rick and LeeAnne Rossiter, the San Jose Real Estate Investors Association, San Francisco Bay Real Estate Networking Summit, Sonoca Properties, South Orange County Real Estate Club, Spinnaker Loans, Think Realty, uDirect IRA Services, Westin South Coast Plaza, Wilson Investment Properties, Inc. See www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information.

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Friday, October 6, 2017

I Survived Real Estate 2017 Part 2 on the Real Estate Radio Show #559

On Friday, September 22, the Norris Group proudly presents its 10th 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. All proceeds from the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This event would not be possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: HousingWire, Coach Fullerton, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub, Las Brisas Escrow, MVT Productions, Inland Empire Real Estate Investment Club, Realty411, and White House Catering.

This week's broadcast is part 2 of I Survived Real Estate 2017. Find out the story behind the first Make A Wish child, the number of children impacted by the organization last year, this year's Rohny Award winners, the people effected by their teachings, how they got started in teaching and their unique teaching styles, 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: First Lending Solutions, Guaranteed Rate and Nathan Chabolla, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keller Williams Corona, Keystone CPA, LA South REIA, Michael Ryan, New Western, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Orange County Investment Club, Pacific Premiere Bank, Pasadena FIBI, Pilot Limousine, RealWealth Network, Rick and LeeAnne Rossiter, the San Jose Real Estate Investors Association, San Francisco Bay Real Estate Networking Summit, Sonoca Properties, South Orange County Real Estate Club, Spinnaker Loans, Think Realty, uDirect IRA Services, Westin South Coast Plaza, Wilson Investment Properties, Inc. See www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information.

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Friday, September 29, 2017

I Survived Real Estate 2017 Part 1 on the Real Estate Radio Show #558

On Friday, September 22, the Norris Group proudly presents its 10th 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. All proceeds from the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This event would not be possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: HousingWire, Coach Fullerton, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub, Las Brisas Escrow, MVT Productions, Inland Empire Real Estate Investment Club, Realty411, and White House Catering.

This week is Part 1 of our weekly rebroadcast of I Survived Real Estate 2017. Aaron Norris opened by thanking everyone from the Norris Group for helping with the event: Robyn, Vickie, Craig, Holly, Donna, Joey, Don, Mike, and Rich. This was the tenth year for I Survived Real Estate, and Aaron had been reminiscing by looking at pictures going back to 2008 when they did not hire a professional photographer. They launched the event during the real estate recession with three goals in mind: invite friends throughout the real estate industry to celebrate the work they do, even during rough times, invite thought leaders from the industry to share their insights on what lies ahead, and to raise money for charity.

This week's broadcast is part 1 of I Survived Real Estate 2017. Find out the purpose of I Survived Real Estate, how many years it has been going on, how much they have raised over the years, what charities benefitted from the event, how one of them came to be, the wish that Make a Wish granted this year, what their plans are for the future, 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: First Lending Solutions, Guaranteed Rate and Nathan Chabolla, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keller Williams Corona, Keystone CPA, LA South REIA, Michael Ryan, New Western, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Orange County Investment Club, Pacific Premiere Bank, Pasadena FIBI, Pilot Limousine, RealWealth Network, Rick and LeeAnne Rossiter, the San Jose Real Estate Investors Association, San Francisco Bay Real Estate Networking Summit, Sonoca Properties, South Orange County Real Estate Club, Spinnaker Loans, Think Realty, uDirect IRA Services, Westin South Coast Plaza, Wilson Investment Properties, Inc. See www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Doug Duncan of Fannie Mae Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #557

On Friday, September 22, the Norris Group proudly presents its 10th 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. All proceeds from the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This event would not be possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: HousingWire, Coach Fullerton, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub, Las Brisas Escrow, MVT Productions, Inland Empire Real Estate Investment Club, Realty411, and White House Catering. Visit www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information and tickets

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Doug Duncan. He is Fannie Mae’s Senior Vice President and Chief Economist. He is responsible for providing all forecasts and analyses of the economy and housing and mortgage markets for Fannie Mae. He also oversees corporate strategy and is responsible for strategic research regarding external factors and their impact on the company and housing industry. He serves as the Chair of the Fannie Mae corporate house price forecast committee. Named one of Bloomberg Businessweek’s 50 most powerful people in real estate, Duncan is Fannie Mae’s source for information and analysis on the external business and economic environment, the implications of change in the economic environment to the company’s strategy and execution, and forecasting for housing activity, demographics, overall economic activity, and mortgage market activity.

Bruce and Doug discuss what we should expect for GDP growth, the likelihood of the Fed raising rates, the effects demographics have on GDP growth and inflation, whether we could see millennials migrating out of the state, factors that could fuel a recession, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

Doug Duncan will be one of the featured speakers on the panel at I Survived Real Estate. The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: First Lending Solutions, Guaranteed Rate and Nathan Chabolla, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keller Williams Corona, Keystone CPA, LA South REIA, Michael Ryan, New Western, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Orange County Investment Club, Pacific Premiere Bank, Pasadena FIBI, Pilot Limousine, RealWealth Network, Rick and LeeAnne Rossiter, the San Jose Real Estate Investors Association, San Francisco Bay Real Estate Networking Summit, Sonoca Corporation, South Orange County Real Estate Club, Spinnaker Loans, Think Realty, uDirect IRA Services, Westin South Coast Plaza, Wilson Investment Properties, Inc. See www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Aaron Norris Interviews Bruce Norris of The Norris Group on the Real Estate Radio Show #556

On Friday, September 22, the Norris Group proudly presents its 10th 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. All proceeds from the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This event would not be possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: HousingWire, Coach Fullerton, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub, Las Brisas Escrow, MVT Productions, Inland Empire Real Estate Investment Club, Realty411, and White House Catering. Visit www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information and tickets

In a role reversal, Aaron Norris is joined this week by his own dad and the Norris Group’s very own Bruce Norris. They received a lot of calls and emails asking them about Florida, and they assured everyone that Doug Duncan, Peter Fortunato, and John Schaub had some property damage but are doing ok. Bruce said he built his Florida project to the spec of knowing this could happen. Leesburg has probably not seen a hurricane in 100 years that was really a direct hit. The eye went directly over them, and one roof was hit by a jagged object. Outside of this, they have very little damage. Part of this came from his experience with Hurricane Andrew where he looked at the survivability of different types of construction. This included different types of construction including manufactured homes versus stick built or concrete.

Bruce and Aaron discuss the repercussions from Hurricane's Irma and Harvey, the difference between the two when it came to the type of damage, Bruce's job after Hurricane Andrew to help put things together, the main issue in Florida regarding flood insurance, whether California could see a decline in contractors, Florida's current quadrant, 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: First Lending Solutions, Guaranteed Rate and Nathan Chabolla, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keller Williams Corona, Keystone CPA, LA South REIA, Michael Ryan, New Western, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Orange County Investment Club, Pacific Premiere Bank, Pasadena FIBI, Pilot Limousine, RealWealth Network, Rick and LeeAnne Rossiter, the San Jose Real Estate Investors Association, San Francisco Bay Real Estate Networking Summit, Sonoca Corporation, South Orange County Real Estate Club, Spinnaker Loans, Think Realty, uDirect IRA Services, Westin South Coast Plaza, Wilson Investment Properties, Inc. See www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Sara Bonert of Zillow Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #555

On Friday, September 22, the Norris Group proudly presents its 10th 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. All proceeds from the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This event would not be possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: HousingWire, Coach Fullerton, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub, Las Brisas Escrow, MVT Productions, Inland Empire Real Estate Investment Club, Realty411, and White House Catering. Visit www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information and tickets

Bruce and Aaron Norris are joined this week by Sara Bonert. For the last ten years she had various roles in sales. She was a broker in MLS services with the Zillow Group; and today Sara manages the operational and data side of the industry relations. She also leads Zillow’s tech connect programs, which helps agents, brokers, and MLS implement listing data feeds, set up traffic, and lead APIs.

Bruce, Aaron, and Sara discuss how she got in the business in 2006, the journey Zillow has been through when real estate was good and bad, how Zillow has changed, the brands they own and what they are looking to do with them, how Zillow generates its income, the Instant Offer Program, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

Sara Bonert will be one of our featured panelists at I Survived Real Estate 2017. The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: First Lending Solutions, Guaranteed Rate and Nathan Chabolla, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keller Williams Corona, Keystone CPA, LA South REIA, Michael Ryan, New Western, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Orange County Investment Club, Pacific Premiere Bank, Pasadena FIBI, Pilot Limousine, RealWealth Network, Rick and LeeAnne Rossiter, the San Jose Real Estate Investors Association, San Francisco Bay Real Estate Networking Summit, Sonoca Corporation, South Orange County Real Estate Club, Spinnaker Loans, Think Realty, uDirect IRA Services, Westin South Coast Plaza, Wilson Investment Properties, Inc. See www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information.

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Friday, September 1, 2017

John Burns of John Burns Real Estate Consulting Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #554

On Friday, September 22, the Norris Group proudly presents its 10th 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. All proceeds from the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This event would not be possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: HousingWire, Coach Fullerton, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub, Las Brisas Escrow, MVT Productions, Inland Empire Real Estate Investment Club, Realty411, and White House Catering. Visit www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information and tickets

Bruce Norris is joined this week by John Burns. John is the CEO of John Burns Consulting Firm for real estate in Orange County. He is the consultant for many types of businesses all over the country. He informs housing industry experts in how to make better decisions. Bruce has followed him for years, so he was surprised to hear that his business started in 2001. He thought he had been in the business much longer, although they met years prior to this.

Bruce and John discuss his book Big Shifts Ahead, hedge funds and where they could be headed, private equity and constitutional investors, the current state of California builders, homeownership and whether we could see it decline, tax law changes that could affect interest in ownership, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

John Burns will be one of our featured panelists at I Survived Real Estate 2017. The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: First Lending Solutions, Guaranteed Rate and Nathan Chabolla, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keller Williams Corona, Keystone CPA, LA South REIA, Michael Ryan, New Western, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Orange County Investment Club, Pacific Premiere Bank, Pasadena FIBI, Pilot Limousine, RealWealth Network, Rick and LeeAnne Rossiter, the San Jose Real Estate Investors Association, San Francisco Bay Real Estate Networking Summit, Sonoca Corporation, South Orange County Real Estate Club, Spinnaker Loans, Think Realty, uDirect IRA Services, Westin South Coast Plaza, Wilson Investment Properties, Inc. See www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information.

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Friday, August 25, 2017

William E. Brown of NAR Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #553

On Friday, September 22, the Norris Group proudly presents its 10th 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. All proceeds from the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This event would not be possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: HousingWire, Coach Fullerton, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub, Las Brisas Escrow, MVT Productions, Inland Empire Real Estate Investment Club, Realty411, and White House Catering. Visit www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information and tickets

Bruce Norris is joined this week by William E. Brown. Bill is a realtor from Alamo, California and is the 2017 president of the National Association of Realtors. NAR is the voice of real estate and America’s largest trade organization, representing over 1 million realtors involved in all aspects of residential and commercial real estate industries. In 2013, Bill served as NAR’s vice president; and prior to that he has served in many other capacities and received many awards during the past 35 years. He is a second-generation realtor who has been active in organized real estate for more than 35 years. He is the founder of Oakland Based Investment Properties, a division of family real estate business founded in 1964 by his dad William H. Brown. Here, they focus on the sale of existing apartment buildings to both institutional and private capital investors.

Bruce and Bill discuss how he got involved in the real estate industry, the current cap rate, the cities in which he and his brother are investing, the definition of a bubble and whether it could happen with rentals, the common denominator between raising rents and interest rates, how the realtor world has changed in the last 5 years, Zillow and whether realtors view them as a competitor or potential partner, 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: First Lending Solutions, Guaranteed Rate and Nathan Chabolla, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keller Williams Corona, Keystone CPA, LA South REIA, Michael Ryan, New Western, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Orange County Investment Club, Pacific Premiere Bank, Pasadena FIBI, Pilot Limousine, RealWealth Network, Rick and LeeAnne Rossiter, the San Jose Real Estate Investors Association, San Francisco Bay Real Estate Networking Summit, Sonoca Corporation, South Orange County Real Estate Club, Spinnaker Loans, Think Realty, uDirect IRA Services, Westin South Coast Plaza, Wilson Investment Properties, Inc. See www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Sean O'Toole of PropertyRadar Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #552

On Friday, September 22, the Norris Group proudly presents its 10th 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. All proceeds from the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This event would not be possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: HousingWire, Coach Fullerton, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub, Las Brisas Escrow, MVT Productions, Inland Empire Real Estate Investment Club, Realty411, and White House Catering. Visit www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information and tickets

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Sean O’Toole. Sean is the founder and CEO of PropertyRadar.com. 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 investment track record. Sean has always strived in start-up environments. As such, he became a key contributor at Xing Technology, acquired by Real Networks, ISI Global Center, acquired by Global Crossing, and Icarian Inc., acquired by Workstream.

Bruce and Sean discuss his PropertyRadar business and how it has changed, how they are expanding beyond their initial market of realtors and real estate investors, the current trends with trustee sales, the difference between an owner with 1 property versus several, volumes and sales prices and what strange occurrence is happening with them, his take on policies initiated to prevent the full brunt of the crash, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

Sean O’Toole will be one of our speakers on our panel at I Survived Real Estate 2017. The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: First Lending Solutions, Guaranteed Rate and Nathan Chabolla, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keller Williams Corona, Keystone CPA, LA South REIA, Michael Ryan, New Western, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Orange County Investment Club, Pacific Premiere Bank, Pasadena FIBI, Pilot Limousine, RealWealth Network, Rick and LeeAnne Rossiter, the San Jose Real Estate Investors Association, San Francisco Bay Real Estate Networking Summit, Sonoca Corporation, South Orange County Real Estate Club, Spinnaker Loans, Think Realty, uDirect IRA Services, Westin South Coast Plaza, Wilson Investment Properties, Inc. See www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Bruce Norris Joins David Kittle of the Mortgage Collaborative on the Norris Group Real Estate Radio Show #551

On Friday, September 22, the Norris Group proudly presents its 10th 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. All proceeds from the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This event would not be possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: HousingWire, Coach Fullerton, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub, Las Brisas Escrow, MVT Productions, Inland Empire Real Estate Investment Club, Realty411, and White House Catering. Visit www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information and tickets

Bruce Norris is joined this week by David Kittle. David began his mortgage banking career in 1978 with American Fletcher Mortgage Company. As a top producing loan officer, he moved to the management side in ’86. He opened his own company, Associates Mortgage Group, in 1994 and sold it in 2006. David is founding partner and vice-chairman of the Mortgage Collaborative, the nation’s premiere mortgage cooperative. David is past president of the Louisville and Kentucky Mortgage Bankers Association. He is the past chairman of MBA’s political action committee MORPAC and former vice chair of MBA’s residential board of governors. He served on MBA’s board of directors from 2004-2010. David is past chairman of the Mortgage Banker’s Association in Washington, D.C., completing his term in October 2009. David’s principled and straight-forward approach served him well in the industry. He testified 14 times before Congress and lead the industry during the most tumultuous period he has ever had.

Bruce and David discuss when he first got started in mortgage banking, common sense underwriting and whether it could come back, the job of the Mortgage Collaborative and what they do for their clients, his upcoming conference August 20-23, the mood in the industry right now, the role of technology, the percentage of the loans that are refis, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

David Kittle will be one of our speakers on our panel at I Survived Real Estate 2017. The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: First Lending Solutions, Guaranteed Rate and Nathan Chabolla, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keller Williams Corona, Keystone CPA, LA South REIA, Michael Ryan, New Western, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Orange County Investment Club, Pacific Premiere Bank, Pasadena FIBI, Pilot Limousine, RealWealth Network, Rick and LeeAnne Rossiter, the San Jose Real Estate Investors Association, San Francisco Bay Real Estate Networking Summit, Sonoca Corporation, South Orange County Real Estate Club, Spinnaker Loans, Think Realty, uDirect IRA Services, Westin South Coast Plaza, Wilson Investment Properties, Inc. See www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information.

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Bruce and Aaron Norris Join IE Builder Alex Serrato on the Norris Group Real Estate Radio Show #550

Bruce Norris is joined again this week by Alex Serrato. Alex is a local builder in Riverside who he has partnered with on many deals. One of the reasons Bruce wanted him to come in is they have had a good experience working with each other, and his niche is one that might be an advantage to other investors. It is hard for them to find deals right now, but working from scratch might be another niche they can employ.

Bruce and Alex discuss the process for finding lots and buying land, his work with mailers, percolation tests and all the necessary tests to take with homes, pros and cons of paved and dirt roads, grading permits, protected species in Riverside County, Megan's Law and and this helps to check for neighborhood crime, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Bruce and Aaron Norris Join Riverside Builder Alex Serrato on the Norris Group Real Estate Radio Show #549

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Alex Serrato. Alex is a local builder in Riverside who he has partnered with on many deals. One of the reasons Bruce wanted him to come in is they have had a good experience working with each other, and his niche is one that might be an advantage to other investors. It is hard for them to find deals right now, but working from scratch might be another niche they can employ.

Bruce and Alex discuss how long he has been a builder in Riverside, inventory today compared to 2005, the square footage and price range he prefers to work with, how long it takes to build after obtaining a permit, price volatility and costs, the liability you have if something goes wrong under the work of a sub, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Bruce Norris Joins Greg Norris on the Norris Group Real Estate Radio Show #548

Bruce Norris is joined again this week by his oldest son Greg Norris. Greg has really taken over the buy/sell business for the last twelve years.

Bruce and Greg discuss the warning signs of a bad contractor, his recommendations for someone wanting to be involved in real estate for many years, the properties he prefers to work with and avoids, Florida inventory compared to California, the issue of Chinese drywall and sinkholes, the rental value for condos in California, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Bruce Norris Joins Greg Norris on the Norris Group Real Estate Radio Show #547

Bruce Norris is joined this week by his oldest son Greg Norris. Greg has really taken over the buy/sell business for the last twelve years.

Bruce and Greg discuss his background before joining real estate, the first projects they worked on together, the average time table for a housing project, the percentage of properties that never saw the inside, the amount of trustee sales he has been involved in, the time online auctions kicked in, the percentage of properties already occupied, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Aaron and Bruce Norris Join Mike and Randy Grigg on the Norris Group Real Estate Radio Show #546

Aaron and Bruce Norris are joined again this week by Randy and Mike Grigg with Elite Auctions. They continue their discussion from last week about the auction strategy and how it has changed over time. Today they will get more into how it changes when you are in a different quadrant in California.

Aaron and Bruce discuss with Mike and Randy the bust market back in 2007, the markets in Quadrants 3 and 4, the current Bakersfield market, technology changes and how this affected the auction business, financing and how it has changed since 2005, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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