Friday, August 30, 2013

Sean O'Toole Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #345

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Sean O’Toole. Sean is the founder and CEO of PropertyRadar, and he was the founder of ForeclosureRadar. Their website literally changed the foreclosure industry and made it much easier for people to compete against very large companies. He started buying and selling his own properties, dealing with 150 residential commercial foreclosures, and he used 15 years of software industry experience to make the job a lot easier. Bruce and Sean discuss the new website for PropertyRadar, the trustee sale business and foreclosure market in the upcoming years, the tech market in 2005-2008, AVMs, the appraisal process, the market in Northern California, specifically San Francisco and San Jose, SB 391, shadow inventory, price increases over the years, median price and interest rates, the upcoming event I Survived Real Estate 2013, and much more on this weeks real estate radio show and podcast. Play Now

Friday, August 23, 2013

Gary Thomas Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #344

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Gary Thomas. Gary is the National Association of Realtors 2013 president. Gary has been in the business for over 35 years and has been the owner of Evergreen Realty in California. Bruce and Gary discuss his role as the president elect, the FHA and GSE reform he has spoken on in front of Congress, the FHA from 2005-2007 compared 2008-2010, the problem of overlays in our industry, access to capital being the biggest unknown for the industry, qualified residential mortgages, what determines the quality of loans, short sale debt forgiveness, immigration reform, and much more on this weeks real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Ken Wilson Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #343

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Ken Wilson. Ken is the 213 president-elect of the Appraisal Institute. He was the organization’s vice president in 2012, which means he will serve as president in 2014 and as immediate past president in 2015. He also serves on the organization’s executive committee and on its policy-making board of directors. Ken has been involved in the appraisal industry for more than thirty years. He owns his own business in Dallas, and he has so many roles in the Appraisal Institute and similar organizations. Bruce and Ken discuss the Great Recession, the MAI and SRA designations, challenges are the appraiser looks at, legal and illegal additions added to properties and why it is important to have a professional inspect it, review appraisals, the start of appraisal management companies, how the quality of an appraisal is impacted, the concept of substitution, green improvements in the building industry, and much more on this weeks real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, August 9, 2013

Harry Dent Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #342

Bruce Norris is joined once again this week by Harry Dent. Harry is a New York Times best-selling author known for his ability to look at past cycles and demographics, to reject what is next for the economy, and where to most wisely invest. One of his most famous calls was writing a book back in 1992 entitled The Great Boom Ahead. When most of the authors were writing about a repeat of a Great Depression, in 2008 Harry also wrote a book projecting a Great Depression. His most recent work is The Great Crash Ahead, subtitled “For a World Turned Upside Down." Bruce and Harry discuss inflation and deflation, the target of the subtitle “For a World Turned Upside Down," the Great Depression of the 1930s and whether we will see another, historical debt bubbles, our long-term demographic downturn, the demographics of real estate, the baby boomer generation, and much more on this weeks real estate radio show and podcast.

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Monday, August 5, 2013

Harry Dent Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #341

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Harry Dent. Harry is a New York Times best-selling author known for his ability to look at past cycles and demographics, to reject what is next for the economy, and where to most wisely invest. One of his most famous calls was writing a book back in 1992 entitled The Great Boom Ahead. When most of the authors were writing about a repeat of a Great Depression, in 2008 Harry also wrote a book projecting a Great Depression. Bruce and Harry discuss how he is one of the few economists not afraid to share his opinions or be wrong, economic cycles, demographics, the down jones average, the second great depression and bubbles that were predicted, Japan's struggling market, Harry's criticism of what the government is currently doing, and much more on this weeks real estate radio show and podcast.

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