Friday, October 26, 2012

I Survived Real Estate 2012 Part 1 #301

On October 19, 2012, The Norris Group proudly presented I Survived Real Estate 2012.  An expert line-up of industry experts joined Bruce Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, and the outlook for real estate in the coming year.  Over $77,000 was raised to benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Sarah Pizzaruso from Make a Wish spoke about five-year old McClain who had his wish granted to play football with a professional team and how this affected so many others, including his family and those at the stadium.  Lainie Strouse from St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital also spoke about the child Braden who they have helped as well as the the many progressions they are making in the medical field and in cancer research.  Bruce Norris spoke on a recent article he read on the housing forecast and where he stands on it, the Norris Group's business model of turning run-down homes into brand new ones, recent charts showing a progression in delinquencies, the debt we owe today, and much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast. To find out more, tune in next week for I Survived Real Estate 2012, part 2.

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Mike Cantu, Tony Alvarez, and Rick Solis Join Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #300

For our 300th radio podcast, Bruce Norris is joined by three special guests: Rick Solis, Mike Cantu, and Tony Alvarez. Rick Solis is a very successful investor who flies a little bit below the radar. He is an appraiser, buys trust deeds, and buys properties. Tony Alvarez, who invented the radar, is the REO Mentor and is a very successful buyer and teacher. He works with buying and holding, buying and selling, does wholesaling, and buys currently out of the MLS. Mike Cantu is a very successful property buyer. He has been a developer, landlord, and trainer. He is specialized in talking to clients on the phone and never meeting a soul who he buys houses from. Bruce discusses with them home prices in the lower end markets as well as the varying cities, hedge funds, the competition in the market and private party deals Mike has put together, the mailers Rick sends out and the attitude of those receiving them, the difference today when promising returns, the inevitable price increases, 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.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Christopher Thornberg, Principal at Beacon Economics, Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #299

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Christopher Thornberg.  Christopher is the founding partner of Beacon Economics, LLC and widely considered to be one of California's leading economists.  He is an expert in economic forecasting and regional economics, economic policy, and industry economics.  He was one of the earliest and most adamant predictors of the global economic recession that began in 2008. Bruce and Christopher discuss his view on the direction of the U.S. economy, the 1.7% ten-year T-Bill, California and the risk quotient, the real estate numbers, their view on the 2013 fiscal cliff, Chapter 9 bankruptcy, the consequences of a low interest policy, and 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. 


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Friday, October 5, 2012

E.J. Burke, Vice Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association, Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #298

Bruce Norris is joined this week by E.J. Burke.  E.J. is vice-chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association as well as the executive vice president and group head of Key Bank Real Estate Capital and Corporate Banking Services.  This is a division of Key Bank NA.  Burke is one of five group heads in Key Corporate Banking Division with responsibilities for Key Bank’s real estate capital, Key’s treasury management services, international and foreign exchange services, custody services, and the financial institution’s client segment.  Bruce and E.J. discuss off-balance sheets and what this means, Dodd-Frank and the new rules that will come from this act, the process for securitizing a loan today compared to the past, the changes that may be coming to the real estate industry, loan policy in today's market, 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.  E.J. Burke will be joining the panel at I Survived Real Estate 2012.   

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