Friday, July 1, 2016

Ray Brewer, HUD Field Office Director, Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #493

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Ray Brewer. Ray is currently the field office director for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in L.A. He has been serving in this capacity since June 2009, consisting of more than 200 employees. The HUD LA office is the largest field office in the nation. Having joined HUD in 1978, he has been involved in many different departments. As field office director he represents the agency and is responsible for coordinating outreach activities and program delivery to HUD customers and communities across Southern California.

Bruce and Ray discuss the real estate market over the past 38 years, HUD and how much it is involved in, the housing choice voucher program, how one applies for a voucher, the main demographic for the program, HUD's push to end veteran homelessness, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Licensed Realtor Jack Shae Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #492

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Jack Shae. Jack moved to Florida in 1978 and began investing in real estate. He is a licensed realtor and mortgage broker. He has done syndications in mobile home park development. He has also bought and sold mortgages on real and personal property. Jack has concentrated on buying options on real estate. He has been an investor on single-family and mobile homes. He operates a 1031 exchange facilitator business in Florida. He has taught classes to investors nationwide on lease-purchase contracts, note-buying, land trust exchanges, and IRA investing.

Bruce and Jacke discuss the market in 1980 and how this opened the door for creativity, Florida’s real estate market, including their price point and years of volatility, his work with mobile-home parks, his idea of a stick-building tract of rentals, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Dennis Block, Eviction Attorney, Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #491

Dennis Block is an eviction attorney in Los Angeles with over 39 years of experience in the field. He serves as an attorney through his own firm Dennis P. Block and Associates. Through his firm he specializes in tenant evictions from both residential and commercial properties. Since 1976 they have handled over 175,000 evictions and are currently the leader in law firms dealing with evictions.

Bruce and Dennis discuss property owners who convert single-family homes bought at trustee sales into duplexes, Properties managed by the owners vs property management companies, Landlord rights when tenants decide to start in home business like daycares or dog centers, the easiest eviction process, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Dennis Block, Eviction Attorney, Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #490

Dennis Block is an eviction attorney in Los Angeles with over 39 years of experience in the field. He serves as an attorney through his own firm Dennis P. Block and Associates. Through his firm he specializes in tenant evictions from both residential and commercial properties. Since 1976 they have handled over 175,000 evictions and are currently the leader in law firms dealing with evictions.

Bruce and Dennis discuss eviction laws over the last 40 years, 2008's foreclosure glut and its effect on the eviction business, the different issues landlords can run into and how to handle them, cash for keys, rent control, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Brett Rainey of First American Title Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #489

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Brett Rainey, the sales rep Bruce has worked with for a long time. He is with First American Title and has had lots of jobs along the way. He has been a sales rep now for 29 years and does a great service for the Norris Group. Bruce and Brett discuss the title businesses in Florida and California, the different types of title insurance available, title policies that produce claims, the ramifications for receiving title without title insurance, fraud in the real estate industry, an update on the HERO loan program, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Ralph McLaughlin of Trulia Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #488

Bruce Norris is joined again this week by Ralph McLaughlin. Ralph is the Chief Economist for Trulia and leads their housing and economics research team. He provides house hunters with key insights about the economy as well as housing trends and public policy. His educational background includes a BS in geography and regional development from the University of Arizona. He also has a PhD in planning, policy, and design from the University of California Irvine with a specialization in urban development. He has more than a dozen publications and research papers in the field of housing, economics, land use, and housing policy. He was previously director of the certificate in real estate development at San Jose State University. Bruce and Ralph discuss affordability and its relationship to the housing market, yields and investments and their effect on real estate, traditional and speculative flipping, touch and go properties, the different demographics and whether they are favorable toward real estate, the buying activity of those of Generation-X, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Ralph McLaughlin of Trulia Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #487

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Ralph McLaughlin. Ralph is the Chief Economist for Trulia and leads their housing and economics research team. He provides house hunters with key insights about the economy as well as housing trends and public policy. His educational background includes a BS in geography and regional development from the University of Arizona. He also has a PhD in planning, policy, and design from the University of California Irvine with a specialization in urban development. He has more than a dozen publications and research papers in the field of housing, economics, land use, and housing policy. He was previously director of the certificate in real estate development at San Jose State University. Bruce and Ralph discuss advising builders what to do in an uncertain market, the economies to look at when determining the future of real estate, factors when viewing interest rates, our current economy with little GDP and full employment, the topic of housing among presidential candidates, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Claire Bartos of Las Brisas Escrow Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #486

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Claire Bartos. Claire is the branch manager and senior escrow officer at Las Brisas Escrow, as well as she is Bruce’s favorites person with whom to do escrow. Bruce and Claire discuss times escrow may not work, when lenders will say no, what to do in the event of a default with your escrow, the concept of Subject To, the HERO loan program, different types of fraud that exist today, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Claire Bartos of Las Brisas Escrow Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #485

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Claire Bartos. Claire is the branch manager and senior escrow officer at Las Brisas Escrow, as well as she is Bruce’s favorites person with whom to do escrow. Bruce and Claire discuss dealing with escrow officers who tell the truth and those who don't, working with new and experienced agents, Bruce's first experience learning escrow, whether the CFPB will revise the TRID procedures or not, and what a lot of escrow officers are doing today that is dishonest, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Barry Habib of MBS Highway Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #484

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Barry Habib. Barry is an American entrepreneur and frequent media resource for his mortgage and housing insight. He has had a long tenure with monthly appearances for CNBC and Fox. Barry is the CEO of MBS Highway, a company and platform created to help interpret and forecast activity in the mortgage rate and bond markets. Barry has had many successful businesses that he has founded, grown, and sold. This includes Mortgage Market Guide, Health Care Imaging Solutions, and Certified Mortgage Associates. Barry’s mortgage sales career includes being recognized for having the highest annual origination production in the United States on two occasions. He personally originated over $2 billion in mortgage loan production over his career. Bruce and Barry discuss the current ten-year T-Bill, oil prices and their effect on inflation rates, the different levels of inflation, the possibility of a recession, baby boomers and millennials, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Barry Habib of MBS Highway Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #483

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Barry Habib. Barry is an American entrepreneur and frequent media resource for his mortgage and housing insight. He has had a long tenure with monthly appearances for CNBC and Fox. Barry is the CEO of MBS Highway, a company and platform created to help interpret and forecast activity in the mortgage rate and bond markets. Barry has had many successful businesses that he has founded, grown, and sold. This includes Mortgage Market Guide, Health Care Imaging Solutions, and Certified Mortgage Associates. Barry’s mortgage sales career includes being recognized for having the highest annual origination production in the United States on two occasions. He personally originated over $2 billion in mortgage loan production over his career. Bruce and Barry discuss people's current attitude toward participating in the market, mortgage demand this year compared to last, the current homeownership rate, the financial outcome for a renter versus an owner, principal reduction, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Jim Brown of Keller Williams Joins Aaron Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #482

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Jim Brown. Jim is the owner of Keller Williams Corona and has been in real estate for around 20 years. Bruce did a transaction with him back in 1992, even prior to him being in the business. His Keller Williams office did about a $1 billion in the first quarter of 2016. Bruce and Jim discuss how many Realtors don't close a transaction in a year, agents who make $1 million compared to those who make next to nothing, who dominates in the real estate world, cross-qualifying, decision Realtors make that can hurt the industry, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Rob Hahn of 7DS Associates Joins Aaron Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #481

Aaron Norris is filling in for Bruce this week and is joined again by Rob Hahn. He is the founder and managing partner of 7DS Associates as well as the blog The Notorious R.O.B. Here, he opines on topics including real estate, technology, marketing, and strategy. You may even catch him at speaking engagements like Inman Connect, T3 Summit, and local, state, and national association events. Aaron and Rob discuss how real estate pros obtain business and listings, the importance of local databases, strategies Realtors use for farming leads, renters in the market, real estate technology trends in the next five years, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Rob Hahn of 7DS Associates Joins Aaron Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #480

Aaron Norris is filling in for Bruce this week and is joined again by Rob Hahn. He is the founder and managing partner of 7DS Associates, a strategy and consulting firm rooted in strategic analysis and data. Aaron and Rob discuss MLS databases, the competion between Zillow and Realtor.com, what is copyrightable in the MLS, the job of agents and brokers when it comes to dealing with the database, Zillow's overall position in the database market, what customers the agents spend most of their time on, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Janet and Larry French and Doug and Andrea Van Soest Join Aaron Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #479

Aaron Norris is filling in for Bruce this week and is joined again by four guests: Janet and Larry French and Doug and Andrea Van Soest. In this next segment, they will cover design since both couples work with and are very good with the design aspect. They will also cover how they work with each other, being married, since a lot of people will not work in the same business as their significant other.


Today Aaron has two sets of couples on the show who have been in the real estate investing business and have gone full time over the last cycle. Larry French works with his wife Janet at Silver Moon Real Estate Buyers. Andrea Van Soest has a homebuying business called Socal Homebuyers. In addition, she and her husband flip houses on the side. Together they discuss the types of inventory they deal with, the grading system the utilize for their homes, the positive and negative aspects of dealing with historic homes, the benefits of workign together as spouses, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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