Thursday, May 27, 2010

176-TNG Radio – Rick Solis 5-29-10

This week Bruce Norris is joined by California real estate investor and appraiser, Rick Solis.

Rick has been in the business since he was 20 years old. Rick does most of the appraisals for The Norris Group's hard money loan division and also helps train investors at The Norris Group's REO Boot Camp.

Bruce and Rick discuss the changes in the appraisal industry since Rick started, why he likes working with hard money lenders, the misconception of appraising being easy because of systems like Zillow, cost-basis appraisals, different property features that add value and those that don't, and much more. The full transcription can be found in the archives at thenorrisgroup.com

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Friday, May 21, 2010

175-TNG Radio – Bill Shipp 5-22-10

This week Bruce Norris is joined by California real estate investor, Bill Shipp.

Bruce and Bill discuss his success rate of offers and purchases, his work process, how he has much of his business on automatic pilot, working with a construction crew, Bill's ongoing education, funny stories on rehabs, how to learn construction, bulk buying, and much more.

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Friday, May 14, 2010

174-TNG Radio – Bill Shipp 5-15-10

This week Bruce Norris is joined by California real estate investor, Bill Shipp.

Bruce and Bill discuss how he got in the business, how he buys houses, when he got started, how he works with Realtors in transactions, how he dealt with working in the current market, buying strategies, and much more.

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

173-TNG Radio – Leslie Appleton-Young 5-8-10

This week Bruce Norris is joined by Chief Economist with the California Association of Realtors, Leslie Appleton-Young.

Bruce and Leslie discuss the the history and current situation of the California media real estate price metric, looking back at problems leading up to the crash, strategic defaults, new deed-in-lieu of foreclosure program, distressed sales to regular sales ratios, real estate bulk buys, the state of the construction industry and building, demographics, and unemployment impacts.

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