Saturday, September 29, 2012

Rick Sharga, Vice President of Carrington Holding Company, LLC, Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #297

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Rick Sharga.  Rick is an executive vice president at Carrington Mortgage Holdings, LLC.  Rick is one of the most often quoted experts and has been on almost every television show about real estate records.  He has been seen on NBC Nightly News, CNN, CBS, NBC.  He is a trusted voice in what is going on in the real estate world.  Bruce and Rick discuss his company and how it has grown, their position in the marketplace, companies who plan on reaching critical mass, foreclosures back in 2008 and 2009 and how they have had an impact, the shorter process today for obtaining a FICO score, the change in attitude toward lenders in regards to principal reductions, the recent bulk sale of properties in Florida and California, and much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

In other news, the fifth annual I Survived Real Estate will be meeting on October 19 this year.  The Norris Group would like to thank their gold and platinum sponsors for helping to make this event possible.  Rick Sharga will be joining the panel at I Survived Real Estate 2012.   

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sean O'Toole, President of ForeclosureRadar, Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #296

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Sean O'Toole. Sean is the founder and CEO of ForeclosureRadar.com, the only company that tracks every foreclosure in California with daily updates on all foreclosure auctions. Prior to ForeclosureRadar, Sean spent 15 years building and launching software companies before entering the foreclosure business in 2002. Here, he has successfully bought and sold more than 150 properties. Bruce and Sean discuss how Sean first became involved in the foreclosure business, the margin of spread in 2002 compared to today, the access to information compared to today, where the money in the marketplace is coming from, the status of yields in the market, REOs and shadow inventory, and much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

In other news, the fifth annual I Survived Real Estate will be meeting on October 19 this year. The Norris Group would like to thank their gold and platinum sponsors for helping to make this event possible. Sean O'Toole will be joining the panel at I Survived Real Estate 2012.
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Friday, September 14, 2012

Gary Thomas, President Elect of the National Association of Realtors, Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #295

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Gary Thomas. Gary Thomas is the broker/owner of Evergreen Realty in Villa Park, California. He has been in the business for more than 35 years and has served the real estate industry in countless roles. Gary is currently the 2012 president elect for the National Association of Realtors, which has been the voice of real estate professionals. Bruce and Gary discuss the benefits of joining the National Association of Realtors, Gary's duties once he becomes the president of NAR, the fiscal cliff, the real estate industry now compared to 2008, the loan process, the QM and QRM, the hedge fund buyers and inventory in Orange County, and much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

In other news, the fifth annual I Survived Real Estate will be meeting on October 19 this year. The Norris Group would like to thank their gold and platinum sponsors for helping to make this event possible. Gary Thomas will be joining the panel at I Survived Real Estate 2012.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Eric Janszen, Economic and Financial Analyst of iTulip, Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #294

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Eric Janszen. Eric is an economic analyst with more than two decades of experience as a technology industry executive and venture capitalist. In 1998 he founded itulip.com, a financial analysis company with an amazingly accurate forecasting record. Bruce and Eric discuss the current state of the economy regarding hedge funds and the lack of yield, current home prices in California, the fiscal cliff, the Euro zone, inflation and interest rates, the presidential election, and much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

In other news, the fifth annual I Survived Real Estate will be meeting on October 19 this year. The Norris Group would like to thank their gold and platinum sponsors for helping to make this event possible. Eric Janszen will be joining the panel at I Survived Real Estate 2012.

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Sara W. Stephens, President of the Appraisal Institute, Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #293

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Sara Stephens. Sara is the president of the Appraisal Institute. The Appraisal Institute is a global membership association of professional real estate appraisers with nearly 23,000 members in nearly 60 countries throughout the world. Sara has been active in the Appraisal Institute’s chapter, regional, and national levels for over 20 years. She owns an appraisal business along with her husband Richard in Little Rock, Arkansas. Bruce and Sara discuss the breadth of the Appraisal institute spanning 60 countries and how this affects the definition of market value, the importance of advocacy, the importance of having a professional appraiser who understands the market, how much the appraisal process has changed since 2006, appraisal management companies, the problem of expertise and professionalism being replaced with quick and cheap, the selection process and methodology, and much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

 In other news, the fifth annual I Survived Real Estate will be meeting on October 19 this year. The Norris Group would like to thank their gold and platinum sponsors for helping to make this event possible. Sara Stephens will be joining the panel at I Survived Real Estate 2012.

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