Friday, October 25, 2013

I Survived Real Estate 2013 Part 1 #352

On October 18, 2013, 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 $90,000 was raised to benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In this segment, Lainie Strouse of St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital and Sarah Pizzaruso talked about their organizations and how they help children with life-threatening illnesses.  In addition, Bruce Norris discussed who would be speaking on the panel and the different topics they would be covering, including what's in store for the remainder of 2013, the real estate market in the past year, California home sales, the loan business, mortgage rates, GDP growth, unemployment, and much more on this weeks real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Craig Blunden Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #352

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Craig Blunden.  Craig has been the president and chief executive officer of Provident Savings Bank since 1991.  In addition, he has been the chairman and chief executive officer of Provident Financial Holdings, Inc. since its formation in 1996.  He has been associated with Provident Savings Bank since 1974. Bruce and Craig discuss median prices in the 1970s and how things have changed, the downturn in the early 90s, the commercial business and the tax treatment it received, the percentage of Provident that is residential, commercial loans, amortization, the popularity of flipping homes, the future of Dodd-Frank, the event I Survived Real Estate 2013, and much more on this weeks real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Doug Duncan Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #351

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Doug Duncan.  Doug is Fannie Mae’s Vice President and Chief Economist.  He is responsible for managing Fannie Mae’s strategy division, economics, and mortgage market analysis groups.  In this leadership role, Duncan provides all economic housing and mortgage market forecasts and analysis.  He also serves as the company’s thought leader and is a spokesman on economic and mortgage market issues. Bruce and Doug discuss the housing market today compared to a year ago, the decline in construction employment, organic growth in the market, population and demographics being the driving factors in the housing market, buyer mentality, the percentage of the market Fannie and Freddie have, 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, October 4, 2013

Debra Still Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #350

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Debra Still.  Debra is President and Chief Executive Officer of Pulte Mortgage, a nationwide lender that is headquartered in Inglewood, Colorado.  The company employs 750 individuals throughout the United States.  They have been in business since 1972 and have seen over 400,000 homebuyers finance their new home purchases.  She became chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association in October 2012, and she recently served as chair of MBA’s residential board of governors.  She is also a member of the association’s board of directors. Bruce and Debra discuss the current and future status of the CFPB, the complex rules today and how this is the biggest challenge, current interest rates, the recently defined qualified mortgage, sub-divisions in California, the FHA and FHFA, the upcoming event I Survived Real Estate 2013, and much more on this weeks real estate radio show and podcast.

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