Friday, February 16, 2018

Aaron Norris Is Joined By Steve Basten of John Burns Real Estate Consulting on the Real Estate Radio Show #578

This week Aaron Norris is joined by Steve Basten of John Burns Real Estate Consulting. He supports the firms building products research, including their in-depth forecasts of building products spending in new construction and remodeling end markets and, additionally, is responsible for demand forecasting and sector coverage of all residential building product categories. Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Steve worked for Kohler Co. as a product manager, responsible for new product development priorities and scheduling and, prior, in Kohler's Corporate Development office as an M&A analyst where he was responsible for valuation analysis, deal-flow management, and competitive benchmarking for all of Kohler’s business units. He has an in-depth understanding of the residential construction industry from financial outlook to interior design trends and is very passionate about new product development and innovation.

Aaron and Steve discuss whether HGTV has ruined the building industry, whether innovation is outpacing regulation, factors that make design and finish trendy versus classic, whether black colors and paint will be in this year and out the next, the definition of simplified customization, much more on the real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Aaron Norris Is Joined By Steve Basten of John Burns Real Estate Consulting on the Real Estate Radio Show #577

This week Aaron Norris is joined by Steve Basten of John Burns Real Estate Consulting. Here,he supports the firms building products research, including their in-depth forecasts of building products spending in new construction and remodeling end markets and, additionally, is responsible for demand forecasting and sector coverage of all residential building product categories. Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Steve worked for Kohler Co. as a product manager, responsible for new product development priorities and scheduling and, prior, in Kohler's Corporate Development office as an M&A analyst where he was responsible for valuation analysis, deal-flow management, and competitive benchmarking for all of Kohler’s business units. He has an in-depth understanding of the residential construction industry from financial outlook to interior design trends and is very passionate about new product development and innovation.

Aaron and Steve discuss John Burns Real Estate Consulting and the main goal they strive for in their business, where design starts for things like buildings and Home Depot and Lowes products some new housing trends and where we should expect to see them, micro and co-living, surban neighborhoods, much more on the real estate radio show and podcast.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Bruce Norris Is Joined By John Bohannon of BuildZig on the Real Estate Radio Show #576

This week Bruce Norris is joined again by John Bohannon of BuildZig. John took his first interest in shop class for the construction industry at large in elementary school and has turned it into a career. He is the director of business development at BuildZig, a funds control firm that has been in the industry since 1936. John is a licensed general contractor, certified construction inspector, registered home inspector, and a certified review appraiser.

Bruce and John discuss Joint Control Escrow Licensing, the hottest market and where he sees the most activity, co-living and micro-apartments, the newest business incubator, whether other states like California utilized heavy regulations after the downturn, the biggest mistakes funds control catches, popular projects these days, whether the recent fires will affect construction, and much, much more on the real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Bruce Norris Is Joined By John Bohannon of BuildZig on the Real Estate Radio Show #575

This week Bruce Norris is joined by John Bohannon of BuildZig. John took his first interest in shop class for the construction industry at large in elementary school and has turned it into a career. He is the director of business development at BuildZig, a funds control firm that has been in the industry since 1936. John is a licensed general contractor, certified construction inspector, registered home inspector, and a certified review appraiser.

Bruce and John discuss funds control, the process, what a funds control company does, who uses it, the costs involved, what it monitors, and much, much more on the real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Bruce Norris Is Joined By REO Mentor Tony Alvarez on the Real Estate Radio Show #574

This week Bruce Norris is joined by Tony Alvarez. Tony is known as the REOMentor and has been a friend of theirs for a long time.

Bruce and Tony discuss the market opportunity he jumped on in Lancaster, what the market was like in Rosamond in 2006 and how he responded to it, how he utilized what he learned in his life to help him grow his business, what he does to help others wanting to get started, the 2006 Millionaire Maker, and much more more on the real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Bruce Norris Is Joined By REO Mentor Tony Alvarez on the Real Estate Radio Show #573

This week Bruce Norris is joined by Tony Alvarez. Tony is known as the REOMentor and has been a friend of theirs for a long time.

Bruce and Tony discuss how he spends his time between California and Oregon, the states with the biggest positive net migration, the group of people who drive the fluctuating rental prices in the housing market in those states, Lancaster's journey and when Tony became interested in that market, Tony's own journey in regards to him buying and selling, what made him want to work with Bruce, and much more more on the real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Bruce Norris Is Joined By Amanda Han and Matthew MacFarland on the Real Estate Radio Show #572

This week Bruce Norris is joined again by Amanda Han and Matthew MacFarland, owners of Keystone CPA in Orange County. Matt has over 20 years of experience in public accounting as a CPA and tax strategist. He has worked for both the Big Four and regional CPA firms. Amanda has over 18 years of experience as a CPA with special emphasis in real estate, self-directed investing, and individual tax planning. Amanda has extensive Big Four public accounting experience, and you can catch her book on BiggerPockets called Tax Strategies for Savvy Real Estate Investors.

They discuss many topics covering the new tax bill passed, including changes that took place in California as well as things that stayed the same, changes regarding withholding Social Security and Medicare tax, changes to capital gains rates, how much it will help lower the tax bill for Americans, how it will affect charitable donations, its effect on itemized deductions, whether or not these changes are pro real estate for both investors and homeowners, and much more more on the real estate radio show and podcast.

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Bruce Norris Is Joined By Amanda Han and Matthew MacFarland on the Real Estate Radio Show #571

This week Bruce Norris is joined by Amanda Han and Matthew MacFarland, owners of Keystone CPA in Orange County. Matt has over 20 years of experience in public accounting as a CPA and tax strategist. He has worked for both the Big Four and regional CPA firms. Amanda has over 18 years of experience as a CPA with special emphasis in real estate, self-directed investing, and individual tax planning. Amanda has extensive Big Four public accounting experience, and you can catch her book on BiggerPockets called Tax Strategies for Savvy Real Estate Investors.

They discuss many topics covering the new tax bill passed, including changes that took place in California as well as things that stayed the same, changes regarding withholding Social Security and Medicare tax, changes to capital gains rates, how much it will help lower the tax bill for Americans, how it will affect charitable donations, its effect on itemized deductions, whether or not these changes are pro real estate for both investors and homeowners, and much more more on the real estate radio show and podcast.

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Bruce Norris Is Joined By Tom Wilson on the Real Estate Radio Show #570

This week Bruce Norris is joined again by Tom K. Wilson. Tom has been an investor for about five decades and has been investing in single families. He has grown into some other products as well.

Bruce discusses with Tom when he got involved with his properties he works with, how he funds them, his highest cash-flowing product, when he decided to shift his model for the company and what the result was, the toughest thing for him when working with a syndication, their trip to Washington D.C., and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Bruce Norris Is Joined By Tom Wilson on the Real Estate Radio Show #569

This week Bruce Norris is joined by Tom K. Wilson. Tom is a 5-decade real estate investor who transitioned from a 30-year engineering career, managing some of Silicon Valley’s pioneering high tech companies to a full-time investor in 2000. Since then he has bought and sold over 4,000 units and over 400 million of real estate in 8 states, including 9 apartment buildings, 11 commercial properties, 3 condo conversion projects, 15 syndications, and has flipped over 650 houses. One of his companies, Wilson Investment Properties, provides high quality commercial syndications to other investors. Tom and his wife of 50 years have lived in Silicon Valley for 49 years, where they are active in their community church and charitable organizations. Tom is a frequent speaker at investment clubs and expos. He has a weekly radio show on real estate investing and often provides investment education to other investors.

Bruce discusses with Tom the states where he has invested, his biggest challenges when investing out of state, real estate cycles in Texas compared to California, his best method for learning, his top recommendations for new investors, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Aaron Norris Is Joined By Mark Lesswing and Todd Carpenter of NAR on the Real Estate Radio Show #568

This week Aaron Norris is joined again by Mark Lesswing and Todd Carpenter of the National Association of Realtors to cover technology topics. Today, they continue their conversation on technology.

Aaron discusses with Mark and Todd discuss if escrow and title should be concerned about their jobs, the middleman and how we are eliminating them, where Blockchain will start in the U.S., zero interface, the biggest struggle for brokerage and real estate companies when generating leads, what they read to keep up on all the latest technology, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Aaron Norris Is Joined By Mark Lesswing and Todd Carpenter of NAR on the Real Estate Radio Show #567

This week Aaron Norris is joined by two gentlemen from the National Association of Realtors to cover technology topics. Mark Lesswing is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at the National Association of Realtors. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University and started programming robots just out of college. He’s worked in startups, turnarounds, and such brands as Sybase and Oracle. He has been with the National Association of Realtors for over a decade covering topics ranging from Blockchain technology to robotics.

Todd Carpenter is the Managing Director for Data Analytics for the National Association of Realtors. Tod leads the association’s efforts to build analytics tools that help the association make better business and advocacy decisions. Before his position at NAR, he was sr. Manager of Industry Engagement for Trulia and has over 20+ years of experience in the real estate and mortgage industry.

Aaron discusses with Mark and Todd the characteristics of Blockchain, the difference between this and Bitcoin, private Blockchain and regular Blockchain, whether our current ecosystem is best serving the community, smart contracts, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Bruce Norris Interviews Amanda Han and Matthew MacFarland On the Real Estate Radio Show #566

This week Bruce Norris is joined by Amanda Han and Matthew MacFarland. Matt has over 20 years of experience in public accounting as a CPA and tax strategist. He has worked for both the big four and regional CPA firms. Amanda has over 18 years of experience as a CPA with special emphasis in real estate, self-directing investments, and individual tax planning. She has extensive Big 4 public accounting experience, and you can catch her book on BiggerPockets Tax Strategies for Savvy Real Estate Investors.

Bruce discusses with Matt and Amanda the different income brackets and which allow some to not pay Federal taxes, the new plans passed by the House and Senate that could affect these tax brackets, what is currently tax deductible, what be can itemized, big changes happening on the mortgage interest side, changes with corporate taxes, shocking changes occurring with the CPAs, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Aaron Norris Interviews Bruce Norris On the Real Estate Radio Show #565

This week Aaron Norris is interviewing Bruce Norris in-studio. They are continuing their journey on adding to their Investor series online. One of the things they did not do with the Buying Systems when they recorded it back in 2006 was talk about how buying strategies change depending on what Quadrant we are in. If you are not familiar with quadrants, there are four of them.

Bruce and Aaron discuss the different Quadrants, what years they take place in, where Bruce moves to during a particular quadrant, his goals for doing business in Florida, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

I Survived Real Estate 2017 Part 7 on the Real Estate Radio Show #564

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 7 of I Survived Real Estate 2017. Hear from the entire panel of experts on the next downturn, tax law changes, what would be hurt most if we got rid of mortgage deductions, black swan events they are concerned about for 2018, what they are excited about or want to see happen in 2018, 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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