Friday, September 27, 2013

Leslie Appleton-Young Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #34

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Leslie Appleton-Young.  Leslie is vice-president and chief economist for the California Association of Realtors, a state-wide trade organization with over 195,000 members dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate.  Leslie directs the activities of the association’s member information group.  She oversees the analysis of the housing market and brokerage industry trends, member communications, and membership development activities.  She is also very involved in speaking to the membership. Bruce and Leslie discuss the mood of the members, the supply-side issue, price appreciation in the early part of the cycle, reduced loan limits for Fannie and Freddie, short sale taxable debt forgiveness, shadow inventory, the upcoming event I Survived Real Estate 2013, and much more on this weeks real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, September 20, 2013

John Burns Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #348

Bruce Norris is joined this week by John Burns.  John is the CEO of John Burns Real Estate Consulting.  John and his team consult with executives all over the country analyzing and summarizing the information they need to make housing industry decisions with more confidence.  The company is on retainer with many of the largest companies in housing and investment industries.  They produce regular monthly reports on housing market conditions and customizing specific studies to help with strategic and community-specific decisions.  John is also a frequent speaker and has been interviewed by most of the major media. Bruce and John discuss the client base at his office and how much his staff has grown, the foreign buyer market, warning signs in the market, the current state of real estate prices, the building market, unsold homes as a percentage of inventory, the new criteria for getting a loan, FHA policies, the upcoming event I Survived Real Estate 2013, and much more on this weeks real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Christopher Thornberg Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #347

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Christopher Thornberg. Christopher is the founding partner of Beacon Economics, LLC and widely recognized to be one of California’s leading economists. Bruce and Christopher discuss his upcoming speaking engagement on October 29th, the state of the economy and whether or not we are moving forward, quantitative easing, mortgage and the unemployment rate, underwater homeowners and lack of construction, the increase in home prices, California migration, the upcoming event I Survived Real Estate 2013, and much more on this weeks real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Sean O'Toole Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #346

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Sean O’Toole. Sean is the founder and CEO of Property Radar, and he was the founder of Foreclosure Radar. 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 how he got started in the foreclosure business, his new website in depth, short sales, the number of homeowners still underwater and emerging out from it, inventory levels, the predominance of refis in the lender business, the current CAP rate, the upcoming event I Survived Real Estate 2013, and much more on this weeks real estate radio show and podcast. Play Now