Tuesday, December 23, 2014

David Crowe Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #415

Bruce Norris is joined again this week by Dr. David Crowe.  Dr. Crowe is Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the National Association of Home Builders.  He is responsible for NAHB’s forecast of housing and economic trends, survey research and analysis of the homebuilding industry, and consumer preferences as well as micro economic analysis of government policies that affect housing. Bruce and David discuss legislation passed this year that was a concern to them, uncertainty in the lending business, his predictions of the economy in 2015, the construction of single-family homes in the last six years, the lack of decision-making by the millennial generation, the baby boom generation and its impact on builders, the oil boom in the United States and its impact on builders, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.




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John Burns Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #414

Bruce Norris is joined again this week by John Burns.  John is the CEO of John Burns real estate consulting firm, located in Irvine.  They are a national source of independent housing research, advice, and consulting.  Their mission is to help executives make informed housing industry decisions.  His firm provides builders, developers, banks, lenders, investors, and building product manufacturers with timely analysis they need in order to make smart decisions quickly and cost effectively.  Research is backed by detailed data as well as proprietary tools and experienced professionals around the country. Bruce and John discuss the market for this year and if it met their predictions, construction numbers in California, development costs, subdivision creation in Riverside County, FHA's reduction of loan balance and how it affects builders, unsold inventory versus sales, Fannie and Freddie's new 3% down loan program, single-family rental homes, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.




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Friday, December 19, 2014

John Burns Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #413

Bruce Norris is joined this week by John Burns.  John is the CEO of John Burns real estate consulting firm, located in Irvine.  They are a national source of independent housing research, advice, and consulting.  Their mission is to help executives make informed housing industry decisions.  His firm provides builders, developers, banks, lenders, investors, and building product manufacturers with timely analysis they need in order to make smart decisions quickly and cost effectively.  Research is backed by detailed data as well as proprietary tools and experienced professionals around the country. Bruce and John discuss location advantages, the price of oil's affect on real estate, the oil industry in Houston Texas, hedge funds, demand for bonds, foreign investors, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.




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Friday, December 12, 2014

I Survived Real Estate 2014 Part 7 #412

On Friday, October 24, the Norris Group proudly presented its 7th annual award-winning black-tie event I Survived Real Estate.  An incredible lineup of industry experts joined Bruce Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, and opportunities emerging for real estate professionals.  Proceeds for the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  This event could not have been possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: Auction.com, HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association and President Bill Tan, The North San Diego Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub for Women and Iris Veneracion, Wholesale Capital Corp, New Western Acquisition, MVT Productions, and White House Catering.  For event video and information, visit isurvivedrealestate.com.

In this segment, Bruce concludes his discussion with Doug Duncan, Gary Thomas, Dave Cogdill, Sean O'Toole, Christopher Thornberg, and Bill Cosgrove.  They discuss their major concerns for the industries in the upcoming year, including building costs, sale legislation, the future of the Federal Reserve, sales volumes and sales, the infamous "black swan," our current market, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.    

The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Adrenaline Athletics, Coachella Valley Real Estate Investors Association, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Costa Mesa Marriot, Council of Multiple Listing Services, Elite Auctions, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Investor Experts, IRA Services Trust Company, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, LA South REIA, Leivas Tax Wealth Management, Personal Real Estate Magazine, Pilot Limousine, Primary Residential Mortgage, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Real Wealth Network, Realty 411 Magazine, Resonant Lens Photography, Rick and LeAnne Rossiter, SJREI, SONOCA Corporation, Southpointe Companies, Spinnaker Loans, Tony Alvarez, uDirect IRA Services.  See isurvivedrealestate.com for video of the live event and more on our sponsors.




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Friday, December 5, 2014

I Survived Real Estate 2014 Part 6 #411

On Friday, October 24, the Norris Group proudly presented its 7th annual award-winning black-tie event I Survived Real Estate.  An incredible lineup of industry experts joined Bruce Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, and opportunities emerging for real estate professionals.  Proceeds for the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  This event could not have been possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: Auction.com, HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association and President Bill Tan, The North San Diego Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub for Women and Iris Veneracion, Wholesale Capital Corp, New Western Acquisition, MVT Productions, and White House Catering.  For event video and information, visit isurvivedrealestate.com.

In this segment, Bruce continues his discussion with Doug Duncan, Gary Thomas, Dave Cogdill, Sean O'Toole, Christopher Thornberg, and Bill Cosgrove.  They discuss triggers for buying a home, immigration laws, college debt, the return of the private-label market, machines replacing people, major concerns for their industries in 2015, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.    

The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Adrenaline Athletics, Coachella Valley Real Estate Investors Association, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Costa Mesa Marriot, Council of Multiple Listing Services, Elite Auctions, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Investor Experts, IRA Services Trust Company, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, LA South REIA, Leivas Tax Wealth Management, Personal Real Estate Magazine, Pilot Limousine, Primary Residential Mortgage, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Real Wealth Network, Realty 411 Magazine, Resonant Lens Photography, Rick and LeAnne Rossiter, SJREI, SONOCA Corporation, Southpointe Companies, Spinnaker Loans, Tony Alvarez, uDirect IRA Services.  See isurvivedrealestate.com for video of the live event and more on our sponsors.




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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

I Survived Real Estate 2014 Part 5 #410

On Friday, October 24, the Norris Group proudly presented its 7th annual award-winning black-tie event I Survived Real Estate.  An incredible lineup of industry experts joined Bruce Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, and opportunities emerging for real estate professionals.  Proceeds for the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  This event could not have been possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: Auction.com, HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association and President Bill Tan, The North San Diego Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub for Women and Iris Veneracion, Wholesale Capital Corp, New Western Acquisition, MVT Productions, and White House Catering.  For event video and information, visit isurvivedrealestate.com.

In this segment, Bruce continues his discussion with Doug Duncan, Gary Thomas, Dave Cogdill, Sean O'Toole, and Bill Cosgrove.  They discuss the country's budget, what to take into consideration or remove in order to help balance the budget, the deductibility of state taxes at the federal level, the tba mortgage market, $500,000 free sales for married couples, loans funded by government programs, the reduction of FHA's loan limits, the definition of a household today, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.    

The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Adrenaline Athletics, Coachella Valley Real Estate Investors Association, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Costa Mesa Marriot, Council of Multiple Listing Services, Elite Auctions, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Investor Experts, IRA Services Trust Company, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, LA South REIA, Leivas Tax Wealth Management, Personal Real Estate Magazine, Pilot Limousine, Primary Residential Mortgage, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Real Wealth Network, Realty 411 Magazine, Resonant Lens Photography, Rick and LeAnne Rossiter, SJREI, SONOCA Corporation, Southpointe Companies, Spinnaker Loans, Tony Alvarez, uDirect IRA Services.  See isurvivedrealestate.com for video of the live event and more on our sponsors.




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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I Survived Real Estate 2014 Part 4 #409

On Friday, October 24, the Norris Group proudly presented its 7th annual award-winning black-tie event I Survived Real Estate.  An incredible lineup of industry experts joined Bruce Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, and opportunities emerging for real estate professionals.  Proceeds for the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  This event could not have been possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: Auction.com, HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association and President Bill Tan, The North San Diego Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub for Women and Iris Veneracion, Wholesale Capital Corp, New Western Acquisition, MVT Productions, and White House Catering.  For event video and information, visit isurvivedrealestate.com.

In this segment, Bruce continues his discussion with Doug Duncan, Gary Thomas, Dave Cogdill, Sean O'Toole, and Bill Cosgrove.  They discuss the industry for single-family construction, spec financing, the redefinition of QM versus QRM, the rep and warrant relief announced by the FHFA, the decrease in LLCs and LPs, unsold inventory, foreign buyers in the Northern California, interest rate deductions and debt forgiveness, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.    

The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Adrenaline Athletics, Coachella Valley Real Estate Investors Association, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Costa Mesa Marriot, Council of Multiple Listing Services, Elite Auctions, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Investor Experts, IRA Services Trust Company, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, LA South REIA, Leivas Tax Wealth Management, Personal Real Estate Magazine, Pilot Limousine, Primary Residential Mortgage, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Real Wealth Network, Realty 411 Magazine, Resonant Lens Photography, Rick and LeAnne Rossiter, SJREI, SONOCA Corporation, Southpointe Companies, Spinnaker Loans, Tony Alvarez, uDirect IRA Services.  See isurvivedrealestate.com for video of the live event and more on our sponsors.




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Friday, November 14, 2014

I Survived Real Estate 2014 Part 3 #408

On Friday, October 24, the Norris Group proudly presented its 7th annual award-winning black-tie event I Survived Real Estate.  An incredible lineup of industry experts joined Bruce Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, and opportunities emerging for real estate professionals.  Proceeds for the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  This event could not have been possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: Auction.com, HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association and President Bill Tan, The North San Diego Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub for Women and Iris Veneracion, Wholesale Capital Corp, New Western Acquisition, MVT Productions, and White House Catering.  For event video and information, visit isurvivedrealestate.com.

In this segment, Bruce continues his discussion with Christopher Thornberg and Doug Duncan as well as bringing up the new panelists Dave Cogdill, Sean O'Toole, Bill Cosgrove, and Gary Thomas.  They discuss interest rates, gains in the American dollar, unemployment and jobs available, people's view of the economy and where they believe it is heading, CEQA, the California housing market and its affordability, home sales, the latest real estate cycle, the affect of marriage on purchasing a home, the increase in doubled-up households, and more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.    

The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Adrenaline Athletics, Coachella Valley Real Estate Investors Association, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Costa Mesa Marriot, Council of Multiple Listing Services, Elite Auctions, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Investor Experts, IRA Services Trust Company, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, LA South REIA, Leivas Tax Wealth Management, Personal Real Estate Magazine, Pilot Limousine, Primary Residential Mortgage, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Real Wealth Network, Realty 411 Magazine, Resonant Lens Photography, Rick and LeAnne Rossiter, SJREI, SONOCA Corporation, Southpointe Companies, Spinnaker Loans, Tony Alvarez, uDirect IRA Services.  See isurvivedrealestate.com for video of the live event and more on our sponsors.




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Friday, November 7, 2014

I Survived Real Estate 2014 Part 2 #407

On Friday, October 24, the Norris Group proudly presented its 7th annual award-winning black-tie event I Survived Real Estate.  An incredible lineup of industry experts joined Bruce Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, and opportunities emerging for real estate professionals.  Proceeds for the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  This event could not have been possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: Auction.com, HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association and President Bill Tan, The North San Diego Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub for Women and Iris Veneracion, Wholesale Capital Corp, New Western Acquisition, MVT Productions, and White House Catering.  For event video and information, visit isurvivedrealestate.com.  In this segment, Bruce shares a touching story of bravery and his impact on another person's life, the receiving of the Roaney award by Jack Fullerton, Christopher Thornberg and Doug Duncan's thoughts on the economy, including improvements in consumer spending and the labor markets, more businesses investing, lower interest rates, the foreign economony, especially China, and home price expectations.    

The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Adrenaline Athletics, Coachella Valley Real Estate Investors Association, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Costa Mesa Marriot, Council of Multiple Listing Services, Elite Auctions, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Investor Experts, IRA Services Trust Company, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, LA South REIA, Leivas Tax Wealth Management, Personal Real Estate Magazine, Pilot Limousine, Primary Residential Mortgage, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Real Wealth Network, Realty 411 Magazine, Resonant Lens Photography, Rick and LeAnne Rossiter, SJREI, SONOCA Corporation, Southpointe Companies, Spinnaker Loans, Tony Alvarez, uDirect IRA Services.  See isurvivedrealestate.com for video of the live event and more on our sponsors.




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Friday, October 31, 2014

I Survived Real Estate 2014 Part 1 #406

On Friday, October 24, the Norris Group proudly presented its 7th annual award-winning black-tie event I Survived Real Estate.  An incredible lineup of industry experts joined Bruce Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, and opportunities emerging for real estate professionals.  Proceeds for the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  This event could not have been possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: Auction.com, HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association and President Bill Tan, The North San Diego Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub for Women and Iris Veneracion, Wholesale Capital Corp, New Western Acquisition, MVT Productions, and White House Catering.  For event video and information, visit isurvivedrealestate.com.  Odette GutiĆ©rrez and Rebecca Kwait from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Make a Wish Foundation both began the event by sharing the work the organizations were doing to help children fighting life-threatening illnesses.  Afterwards Bruce Norris spoke with the audience discussing working together with all the other facets of your industry and not just seeing yourself as a standalone piece, the new definition for qualified residential mortgage, the plan to implement the 90-day hold rule, and more.  I Survived Real Estate will be broadcast on the radio show over the next six weeks, so if you missed the event tune in each week or check out the video of the live event now available on YouTube.    

The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Adrenaline Athletics, Coachella Valley Real Estate Investors Association, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Costa Mesa Marriot, Council of Multiple Listing Services, Elite Auctions, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Investor Experts, IRA Services Trust Company, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, LA South REIA, Leivas Tax Wealth Management, Personal Real Estate Magazine, Pilot Limousine, Primary Residential Mortgage, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Real Wealth Network, Realty 411 Magazine, Resonant Lens Photography, Rick and LeAnne Rossiter, SJREI, SONOCA Corporation, Southpointe Companies, Spinnaker Loans, Tony Alvarez, uDirect IRA Services.  See isurvivedrealestate.com for video of the live event and more on our sponsors.




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Friday, October 24, 2014

Christopher Thornberg Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #405

On Friday, October 24, the Norris Group proudly presents its 7th annual award-winning black-tie event I Survived Real Estate.  An incredible lineup of industry experts will join Bruce Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, and opportunities emerging for real estate professionals.  Proceeds from the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  This event could not have been possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: Auction.com, HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association and President Bill Tan, InvestClub for Women and Iris Veneracion, MVT Productions, and White House Catering.  For event information, visit isurvivedrealestate.com.   

The Bruce Norris is joined this week by Christopher Thornberg.  Christopher is the founding partner of Beacon Economics and widely considered to be one of California’s leading economists.  He is an expert in economic forecasting, regional economies, labor markets, economic policy, and industry and real estate analysis.  He was one of the earliest and most adamant predictors of the subprime mortgage market collapse and of the global economic recession that followed in 2008.  Dr. Thornberg serves on the advisory boards of Paulson and Company Inc., one of Wall Street’s leading hedge funds, and of the Los Angeles area Chamber of Commerce.  In Southern California’s largest not-for-profit business federation between 2008 and 2012, he served as Chief Economic Advisor to the California State Controller’s Office and was chair of controller John Chang’s Council of Economic Advisors.  Dr. Thornberg holds a PhD in business economics from the Anderson School of UCLA and a B.S. in Business Administration from the state university of New York, Buffalo. Bruce and Christopher discuss issues in the global economy, particularly China, its affect on the United States, interest rates and exchange rates, the Japanese real estate boom, the winding down of Quantitative Easing efforts, retirement pension plans, the lack of volume in California real estate sales, the ownership rate, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

Christopher Thornberg will be featured on this years' panel for I Survived Real Estate 2014.  The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Adrenaline Athletics, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Elite Auctions, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Investor Experts, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, LA South REIA, Leivas Associates, Pilot Limousine, Primary Residential Mortgage, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Real Wealth Network, Realty 411 Magazine, Resonant Lens Photography, Rick and LeAnne Rossiter, Personal Real Estate Magazine, San Jose Real Estate Investors Association and Geraldine Barry, SONOCA Corporation, Southpointe Companies, Spinnaker Loans, Tony Alvarez, and uDirect IRA Services, and the Council of Multiple Listing Services.  See isurvivedrealestate.com for video of the live event and more on our sponsors




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Friday, October 17, 2014

Sean O'Toole Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #404

On Friday, October 24, the Norris Group proudly presents its 7th annual award-winning black-tie event I Survived Real Estate.  An incredible lineup of industry experts will join Bruce Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, and opportunities emerging for real estate professionals.  Proceeds from the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  This event could not have been possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: Auction.com, HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association and President Bill Tan, InvestClub for Women and Iris Veneracion, San Jose Real Estate Investors Association and Geraldine Barry, MVT Productions, and White House Catering.  For event information, visit isurvivedrealestate.com.   

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Sean O’Toole.  Sean is founder and CEO of PropertyRadar.com, the only company that tracks every foreclosure in California with daily updates on all trustee sales.  Prior to launching PropertyRadar, Sean successfully purchased and flipped more than 150 residential and commercial foreclosures.  Leveraging 15 years in the software industry, Sean used technology as a key competitive advantage to build his successful real estate track record.  He had years of experience in other start-up companies, and he brought that expertise to the industry. Bruce and Sean discuss his PropertyRadar site, the slowdown in sales, overvalued homes, the FHA loan limit in Riverside and Sacramento County, changes in the industy, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

Sean O'Toole will be featured on this years' panel for I Survived Real Estate 2014.  The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Adrenaline Athletics, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Elite Auctions, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Investor Experts, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, LA South REIA, Leivas Associates, Pilot Limousine, Primary Residential Mortgage, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Real Wealth Network, Realty 411 Magazine, Rick and LeAnne Rossiter, Personal Real Estate Magazine, SONOCA Corporation, Southpointe Companies, Spinnaker Loans, Tony Alvarez, and uDirect IRA Services, and the Council of Multiple Listing Services.  See isurvivedrealestate.com for video of the live event and more on our sponsors




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Friday, October 10, 2014

Dave Cogdill Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #403

On Friday, October 24, the Norris Group proudly presents its 7th annual award-winning black-tie event I Survived Real Estate.  An incredible lineup of industry experts will join Bruce Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, and opportunities emerging for real estate professionals.  Proceeds from the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  This event could not have been possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: Auction.com, HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association and President Bill Tan, InvestClub for Women and Iris Veneracion, San Jose Real Estate Investors Association and Geraldine Barry, MVT Productions, and White House Catering.  For event information, visit isurvivedrealestate.com.   

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Dave Cogdill.  Dave is a former senator who is now president and CEO of the California Building Industry Association, a position he has served in since 2013.  Prior to serving on this board, Dave was the county assessor for Stanislaus from 2011-2013.  He also served as a commissioner on the California Water Commission.  He was also the chairman for the Maddy Institute at Fresno State University after departing from Legislature.  During his years in office, Dave worked a lot with leaders to resolve issue relating to rural, healthcare, and education.  For his service he has received several awards including the Prestigious Profiles and Courage Award from the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. Bruce and Dave discuss the drought's effect on the building industry, legislation for drought relief, employment since the Great Recession, projections for 2013 going into 2014, unsold inventory, changes in the target buyers, the increase in multi-generational buyers, lowering FHA loan limits, foreign investors, the California business climate, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

Bill Cosgrove will be featured on this years' panel for I Survived Real Estate 2014.  The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Adrenaline Athletics, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Elite Auctions, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Investor Experts, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, LA South REIA, Leivas Associates, Pilot Limousine, Primary Residential Mortgage, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Real Wealth Network, Realty 411 Magazine, Rick and LeAnne Rossiter, Personal Real Estate Magazine, SONOCA Corporation, Southpointe Companies, Spinnaker Loans, Tony Alvarez, and uDirect IRA Services, and the Council of Multiple Listing Services.  See isurvivedrealestate.com for video of the live event and more on our sponsors




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Friday, October 3, 2014

Bill Cosgrove Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #402

On Friday, October 24, the Norris Group proudly presents its 7th annual award-winning black-tie event I Survived Real Estate.  An incredible lineup of industry experts will join Bruce Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, and opportunities emerging for real estate professionals.  Proceeds from the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  This event could not have been possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: Auction.com, HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association and President Bill Tan, InvestClub for Women and Iris Veneracion, San Jose Real Estate Investors Association and Geraldine Barry, MVT Productions, and White House Catering.  For event information, visit isurvivedrealestate.com.   

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Bill Cosgrove.  Bill is the chairman elect of the Mortgage Bankers Association.  He began his career in the mortgage banking industry in 1986 as a loan officer and has served in many positions for the Mortgage Bankers Association.  This includes the president of the Ohio MBA from 2007-2008.  On October 19, Bill will officially be sworn in as the chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association. Bruce and Bill discuss respa tila documents coming out next year, the CFPB and if it is fully functional now, the shortened timeframe for people coming out of a bankruptcy or foreclosure, volume and price increases this year compared to last, reasons this year has stalled, student debt, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

Bill Cosgrove will be featured on this years' panel for I Survived Real Estate 2014.  The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Adrenaline Athletics, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Elite Auctions, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Investor Experts, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, LA South REIA, Leivas Associates, Pilot Limousine, Primary Residential Mortgage, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Real Wealth Network, Realty 411 Magazine, Rick and LeAnne Rossiter, Personal Real Estate Magazine, SONOCA Corporation, Southpointe Companies, Spinnaker Loans, Tony Alvarez, and uDirect IRA Services, and the Council of Multiple Listing Services.  See isurvivedrealestate.com for video of the live event and more on our sponsors




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Friday, September 26, 2014

Doug Duncan Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #401

On Friday, October 24, the Norris Group proudly presents its 7th annual award-winning black-tie event I Survived Real Estate.  An incredible lineup of industry experts will join Bruce Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, and opportunities emerging for real estate professionals.  Proceeds from the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  This event could not have been possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: Auction.com, HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association and President Bill Tan, InvestClub for Women and Iris Veneracion, San Jose Real Estate Investors Association and Geraldine Barry, MVT Productions, and White House Catering.  For event information, visit isurvivedrealestate.com.   

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Doug Duncan.  Duncan is the Chief Economist and vice president of Fannie Mae.  He manages Fannie Mae’s strategy division and economics in the mortgage market analysis groups.  In this leadership role, Duncan provides all economic housing and mortgage market forecasts.  He also serves as company thought leader and spokesperson on economic and mortgage market issues.  Doug also researches external factors in the economy and how they could impact the company and the housing industry. Bruce and Doug Discuss discuss the overall market and what came as a surprise, interest rates and what happens when they rise, the number of young adults still living at home or unemployed, the job market as a whole, immigration, the mood of Congress towards real estate, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

Doug Duncan will be featured on this years' panel for I Survived Real Estate 2014.  The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Adrenaline Athletics, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Elite Auctions, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Investor Experts, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, LA South REIA, Leivas Associates, Pilot Limousine, Primary Residential Mortgage, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Real Wealth Network, Realty 411 Magazine, Rick and LeAnne Rossiter, Personal Real Estate Magazine, SONOCA Corporation, Southpointe Companies, Spinnaker Loans, Tony Alvarez, and uDirect IRA Services, and the Council of Multiple Listing Services.  See isurvivedrealestate.com for video of the live event and more on our sponsors




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Friday, September 19, 2014

Beth Peerce of NAR Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #400

On Friday, October 24, the Norris Group proudly presents its 7th annual award-winning black-tie event I Survived Real Estate.  An incredible lineup of industry experts will join Bruce Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, and opportunities emerging for real estate professionals.  Proceeds from the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  This event could not have been possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: Auction.com, HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association and President Bill Tan, InvestClub for Women and Iris Veneracion, San Jose Real Estate Investors Association and Geraldine Barry, MVT Productions, and White House Catering.  For event information, visit isurvivedrealestate.com.   

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Beth Peerce.  Beth is this year’s vice president of the National Association of Realtors after having served as a realtor for over 35 years in Beverly Hills, California.  In addition, she is also the broker/owner of Primetime Properties located in Century City, California and whose specialty is residential real estate. Bruce and Beth discuss the real estate at the top end of the market, inventory levels and how much they have changed, the number of foreign occupants in the market, occupant speculators, interest rates today compared to twenty years ago, the effect interest rate hikes would have on price, the Dodd-Frank Act and if it is fully implemented, second-home mortgages, the attitude of millennial today, homeowners versus renters, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

Beth Peerce will be featured on this years' panel for I Survived Real Estate 2014.  The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Adrenaline Athletics, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Elite Auctions, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Investor Experts, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, LA South REIA, Leivas Associates, Pilot Limousine, Primary Residential Mortgage, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Real Wealth Network, Realty 411 Magazine, Rick and LeAnne Rossiter, Personal Real Estate Magazine, SONOCA Corporation, Southpointe Companies, Spinnaker Loans, Tony Alvarez, and uDirect IRA Services, and the Council of Multiple Listing Services.  See isurvivedrealestate.com for video of the live event and more on our sponsors




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Friday, September 12, 2014

Rick Sharga, Vice President of Auction.com Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #399

On Friday, October 24, the Norris Group proudly presents its 7th annual award-winning black-tie event I Survived Real Estate.  An incredible lineup of industry experts will join Bruce Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, and opportunities emerging for real estate professionals.  Proceeds from the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  This event could not have been possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: Auction.com, HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association and President Bill Tan, InvestClub for Women and Iris Veneracion, San Jose Real Estate Investors Association and Geraldine Barry, MVT Productions, and White House Catering.  For event information, visit isurvivedrealestate.com.   

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Rick Sharga. Rick is the executive vice president of Auction.com. Bruce has known him for many years, going all the way back to RealtryTrac and Carrington. Bruce and Rick discuss Auction.com, the auction process, the secret sauce of being better capitalized, making Auction.com an eBay for real estate, diversification, Rick's reasons for being recruited and what attracted him to the company, the types of auctions available, absolute auctions, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

The Norris Group would like to thank its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Adrenaline Athletics, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Elite Auctions, In A Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Investor Experts, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, LA South REIA, Leivas Associates, Pilot Limousine, Primary Residential Mortgage, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Real Wealth Network, Realty 411 Magazine, Rick and LeAnne Rossiter, Personal Real Estate Magazine, SONOCA Corporation, Southpointe Companies, Spinnaker Loans, Tony Alvarez, and uDirect IRA Services, and the Council of Multiple Listing Services.  See isurvivedrealestate.com for video of the live event and more on our sponsors




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Friday, September 5, 2014

Ken Wilson of the Appraisal Institute Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #398

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Ken Wilson. Ken is the 2014 president of the Appraisal Institute. He has helped many other offices in that organization and has been involved in the real estate appraisal profession for more than 35 years following a 12-year career with two national appraisal firms. He started his own valuation and consultant firm in Dallas named Wilson Realty Advisors. Bruce and Ken discuss everything appraisal related, including the services the Appraisal Institute provides, the process by which properties are appraised, appraisal management companies, the process for selecting an appraiser, the license required to appraise a property, review appraisal designations, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.




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Friday, August 29, 2014

David Goldberg of UBS Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #397

Bruce Norris is joined this week by David Goldberg. David is an executive director at UBS, covering the building and building product sector. Before assuming coverage, David was an associate analyst who focused on the home-building companies within the sector. Prior to this and before business school, he worked at the Convergent Wealth Advisors, a wealth management firm in Rockville, Maryland that focuses on providing independent financial advice to high net worth families. Bruce and David discuss businesses which are buying and renting distressed properties, their exit strategies and creating scattered REITs, the transition to the next stage in the housing recovery, construction in 2013 that drove demand above supply, margin liquidity and marginal easing, the source of capital, the process by which we funded loans back in 2004-2006, builder outlook, CD locations, the building industry overall, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.




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Friday, August 22, 2014

Amanda Han and Matt MacFarland of Keystone CPA Join Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #396

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Amanda Han and Matt MacFarland. They are the owners of Keystone CPA. Matt has over 20 years of experience in public accounting as a CPA and tax strategist. He has worked for both the Big Four and Regional CPA firms. Matt has served as a tax manager in the private client advisor group, where he focuses his expertise in tax planning and compliance for high worth individuals, business owners, commercial real estate investors, and professional athletes. The man has over 18 years of experience as a CPA with special emphasis in real estate, self-directed investing, and individual tax-planning. Amanda has extensive Big Four public accounting experience in the lead tax groups serving clients in the real estate industry. Bruce, Amanda, and Matt discuss tax season, the busiest time for CPAs, the diversity of clients, the time in California when they reached the upper limits of the tax rate in California, the federal rate and new additions to the tax, the brand new Unearned Medicare Contribution tax and social security tax, possible changes in the tax rate structure, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.




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Friday, August 15, 2014

Kaaren Hall Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #395

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Kaaren Hall.  Kaaren is the owner of uDirect IRA Services, a company that specializes in helping people understand what to do with their self-directed IRAs.  Kaaren utilizes her skill of mortgage banking, real estate, and property management to focus on this market and help others even in the midst of the recession that had gone by and collapsed the mortgage market.  Through her knowledge, she has educated tens of thousands on building wealth through IRAs and diversifying their investments. Bruce and Kaaren discuss different IRAs including ROTH, SEP, and traditional, how long IRAs have been in place, making contributions to your IRAs and when you can do business with them, the cutoff amounts for married and singles, groups of people allowed and disallowed from IRAs, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.




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Friday, August 8, 2014

Bill Armstrong Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #394

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Bill Armstrong. Bill was the 2013 Treasurer of the National Association of Realtors, the largest trade organization of its type with about 1 million agents who are involved in both residential and commercial real estate. Bill has been a broker for over 30 years and is vice president of Macintosh Realtors in Frederick, Maryland. He is also involved in fundraising and has raised over $300,000 for adults and children with disabilities. He is also a father of three. Bruce and Bill discuss the residential mix in California, whether real estate development was hurt by a healthy stock market, uncertainty in the commercial market,the Terrorism Reauthorization Insurance Act, employment in 2014, full time and contract employees, the increase in construction costs, foreign investors, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.















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Friday, August 1, 2014

Erik Hernandez Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #393

Bruce Norris is joined once again this week by Erik Hernandez.  Erik is the senior vice president with Lee and Associates.  He specializes in commercial real estate, his exact specialty being industrial real estate.  He specializes in land sales and development representation, landlord representation, and investment sales and analysis. Bruce and Erik discuss mezzanine financing, crowd funding and liquidity, the percentage of the market with lender-owned properties in both the industrial and office space, Auction.com and its affect on the commercial world, the price of land, foreign investors in the commercial space, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.











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Friday, July 25, 2014

Erik Hernandez Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #392

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Erik Hernandez.  Erik is the senior vice president with Lee and Associates.  He specializes in commercial real estate, his exact specialty being industrial real estate.  He specializes in land sales and development representation, landlord representation, and investment sales and analysis. Bruce and Erik discuss how different the market is today, the peak of the market before problems occurred, declining rents and their affect on the value of commercial real estate, the "blend and extend" method, the CMBS market and the resets occurring, the consolidation of different REO departments, the most expensive segment of real estate to build, the industrial market, cap rates, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.







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Friday, July 18, 2014

Sean O'Toole Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #391

Bruce Norris is joined again this week by Sean O’Toole.  Sean is the founder of PropertyRadar.com.  He began his very successful career as an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley working with people and starting up companies.  He is a personal friend, and he and Bruce have gone on trips together down to Washington D.C. to do research.  PropertyRadar.com is a big advantage to any investor or realtor who has access to it since it helps them navigate the real estate market and find things easier than you would have any other way. Bruce and Sean discuss low sales this year, credit terms and how they are not showing signs of loosening, the new programs for lower FICO scores and stated income, the impact of foreign investors in California, hedge funds and REITs, the ramifications of being below trend, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.







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Friday, July 11, 2014

Sean O'Toole Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #390

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Sean O’Toole.  Sean is the founder of PropertyRadar.com.  He began his very successful career as an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley working with people and starting up companies.  He is a personal friend, and he and Bruce have gone on trips together down to Washington D.C. to do research.  PropertyRadar.com is a big advantage to any investor or realtor who has access to it since it helps them navigate the real estate market and find things easier than you would have any other way. Aaron and Sean discuss the start of PropertyRadar and their different services, the cost for the service, customers who purchase Subject To, absentee owners and flippers, foreclosure trends and trustee sales, upside-down homeowners, the foreclosure process in California, the rights of a tenant whose property is purchased at at trustee sale, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.



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Friday, July 4, 2014

Joshua Dorkin Joins Aaron Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #389

Aaron Norris is filling in for Bruce Norris again this week as he is joined once again by Joshua Dorkin, founder and CEO of BiggerPockets, arguably the largest forum and social media network dedicated to real estate investors online, possibly internationally. He is a native New Yorker with a very interesting background in entrepreneurship and education. He is best known for his no b.s. approach to real estate education and an unapologetic anti-guru philosophy that has attracted over 180,000 subscribers. His site has garnered attention from major media outlets, and it is not unusual to see BiggerPockets teams content picked up on sites such as the National Association of Realtors and the Huffington Post. Joshua lives in Denver with his wife Julie and three girls. Aaron and Joshua discuss the BiggerPockets site, the increase in international participants, their books and podcasts the produce, shifts in the real estate models from only ten years ago, the next steps for BiggerPockets, the top tools on the website, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.



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Friday, June 27, 2014

Joshua Dorkin Joins Aaron Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #388

Aaron Norris is filling in for Bruce Norris this week on the Norris Group real estate radio show.  He is joined this week by Joshua Dorkin, founder and CEO of BiggerPockets, arguably the largest forum and social media network dedicated to real estate investors in the nation and possibly internationally.  It is the top destination for real estate related content.  He is a native New Yorker with a very interesting background in entrepreneurship and education.  He is best known for his no b.s. approach to real estate education and an unapologetic anti-guru philosophy that has attracted over 180,000 subscribers.  His site has garnered attention from major media outlets, and it is not unusual to see BiggerPockets teams content picked up on sites such as the National Association of Realtors and the Huffington Post.  Joshua lives in Denver with his wife Julie and three girls. Bruce and Joshua discuss the start of BiggerPockets, how Josh got his start in real estate itself, the importance of only staying committed to only one or two platforms, the many people who collaborate with him on the blog and answer people's questions, building trust with others in the field, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.



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Friday, June 20, 2014

Dr. Robert Kleinhenz Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #387

Bruce Norris is joined again this week by Dr. Robert Kleinhez.  Dr. Kleinhez directs the Kaiser Center for economic research, which conducts research on the regional state and national economies.  He has over 25 years of experience and expertise in the private and public sectors’ academia working as a private consultant.  He has spoken to local, state, and national audiences, and is a frequent contributor to media coverage on the economy.  He has a Masters and a Doctorate degree from USC, all in economics. Bruce and Robert discuss the subject of uncertainty, homes sales one both the supply and demand sides, the minimum wage and wage hike, the manufacturing sector of the economy, China's economy and how many places in America are Chinese-owned, foreign economics and its impact on the United States, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.










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Friday, June 13, 2014

Dr. Robert Kleinhenz Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #386

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Dr. Robert Kleinhez. Dr. Kleinhez is the chief economist for the Kaiser Center for economic research. They conduct research on regional state and national economies. He has over 25 years of experience and expertise in the private and public sectors as well as works as a private consultant. He has spoken to local, state, and national audiences, and is a frequent contributor to media coverage on the economy, including coverage on the outlets in California along with Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Bloomberg News, and MPR. Prior to joining the Kaiser Center, he was Deputy Chief Economist at the California Association of Realtors. Bruce and Robert discuss the economy since the last Great Recession, unemployment, the first quarter GDP growth and Robert's response to it, the pace of growth in 2015, 10-year T-Bill, the importance of low interest rates to asset policies, the California economy versus the U.S. economy, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.






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Friday, June 6, 2014

Gary Watts Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #385

Bruce Norris is joined again this week by Gary Watts. Gary is the broker and owner of Impact Real Estate. This is a private real estate company that provides consulting services to not only buyers, sellers, and investors, but also to companies affiliated with the real estate industry in California. Gary is a well-known real estate economist who began his career in 1971. Today, he and his company are called upon to advise the home industry of economic trends that will affect and effect their future impact on real estate. He also manages investment properties that they acquire for their investors. Bruce and Gary discuss the increase in rental properties as opposed to homeownership, hedge funds, real estate trends, the real estate market in Orange County compared to the Inland Empire, the concern over shadow inventory, the real estate cycle, important charts to view when looking at the economy, the percentage of homeowners accelerating their loan payment, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.




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Friday, May 30, 2014

Gary Watts Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #384

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Gary Watts.  Gary is the broker and owner of Impact Real Estate.  This is a private real estate company that provides consulting services to not only buyers, sellers, and investors, but also to companies affiliated with the real estate industry in California.  Gary is a well-known real estate economist who began his career in 1971.  Today, he and his company are called upon to advise the home industry of economic trends that will affect and effect their future impact on real estate.  He also manages investment properties that they acquire for their investors. Bruce and Gary discuss the years when real estate was something other than residence, the beginning of monitoring interest rates, sales requiring loan originations in the 1980s, sub-prime loans, the Great Depression of the real estate industry, foreclosures and trustee sales, government involvement in the appraisal business, the advantage of charts, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, May 23, 2014

John Husing Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #383

Bruce Norris is joined again this week by Dr. John Husing. Dr. Husing is the leading authority on the Inland Empire’s economy, an area he has been studying since he wrote his doctoral thesis on the region in the 1960s. His influence on the business and political landscape has been so extensive that the Los Angeles Times named him one of the 100 most powerful people in Southern California in 2006. He is a writer of the Quarterly Economic Report, an economic newsletter now in its 20th year. His company, Economics and Politics, Inc. provides consulting services for municipalities and counties with economic strategies, statistical data packages, recommendations for public policy and briefing presentations to businesses and political leaders about the nature, growth, and economic trends of Southern California. Dr. Husing’s website includes copies of his newsletter, PowerPoint presentations of various speeches, and photographic glimpses of his exotic travel adventures. Bruce and John discuss the nature of this generation living at home, migration, the psychological side of charts, the lack of supply, the difference between rentals and owner-occupied homes, the change in education, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, May 16, 2014

John Husing Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #382

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Dr. John Husing. Dr. Husing is the leading authority on the Inland Empire’s economy, and he has been studying since he wrote his doctoral thesis on the region in the 1960s. His influence on the business and political landscape has been so extensive that the Los Angeles Times named him one of the 100 most powerful people in Southern California in 2006. He is a writer of the Quarterly Economic Report, an economic newsletter now in its 20th year. His company, Economics and Politics, Inc. provides consulting services for municipalities and counties with economic strategies, statistical data packages, recommendations for public policy and briefing presentations to businesses and political leaders about the nature, growth, and economic trends of Southern California. Dr. Husing’s website includes copies of his newsletter, powerpoint presentations of various speeches, and photographic glimpses of his exotic travel adventures. Bruce and John discuss his adventure stories outside of real estate, his study of the inland empire, his progression of a city and county, the increase in commuters, the economical differences between the IE and Orange County, housing permits in 2013, the healing of the economy and its psychological aspects, the number of senior citizens downsizing their homes, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Mike O'Neill of O'Neill Property Management Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #381

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Mike O’Neill. Mike is the CPM and broker/owner of O’Neill Property Management. Bruce and Mike discuss his time in the property management business, his staff and how they stand out from other businesses, trends in the rental arena, the ease as a buyer of renting a house or condo, his method for advertising and how it has changed over the years, reselling, California laws in regards to the tenant, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, May 2, 2014

Mike Cantu and Tony Alvarez Join Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #380

Bruce Norris is joined again this week by Mike Cantu and Tony Alvarez. Mike is a real estate entrepreneur, property manager, wholesaler, builder, teacher, and mentor who has purchased a huge number of homes at a discount from people he talks to over the phone and rarely meets. Tony is a real estate entrepreneur, property manager, teacher, and mentor who mostly buys properties by creating relationships with agents who control a lot of inventory. Bruce, Tony, and Mike discuss their motivations for joining real estate, what determined one's success, the "how much is enough" rule, Bruce's and Tony's experiences in teaching their different assistants real estate, the upcoming Millionaire Maker, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Mike Cantu and Tony Alvarez Join Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #379

Bruce Norris is joined this week by real estate entrepreneur, property manager, wholesaler, builder, teacher and mentor Mike Cantu.He has purchased a huge number of homes at a discount from people he talks to over the phone and rarely meets. Also on today’s show is Tony Alvarez, who is a real estate entrepreneur, property manager, teacher, and mentor who mostly buys properties by creating relationships with agents who control lots of inventory. Bruce, Tony, and Mike discuss what got them started in real estate, the turning points in their lives, the boxes in life people build and how this affects their lives, the past Millionaire Maker and what stood out, the upcoming Millionaire Maker, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

John Bohannon of Build Zig Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #378

Bruce Norris is joined again this week by John Bohannon. He is co-owner of a company called Build Zig, and they are in the builder control business among other things. They take projects from the very beginning all the way to the very end, and they even get involved once in a while with being an expert witness in court. Bruce and John discuss city inspections, title, the mechanics lien law, the four types of lien releases, the purpose of joint checks and direct payments, completion bonds, SB 978, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

John Bohannon of Build Zig Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #377

Bruce Norris is joined this week by John Bohannon.He is one of the partners in Buildzig, and he has a lot of experience in the builder control industry. He is on the company called Builder Control Inc, a funds disbursement company that has evaluated and inspected thousands of construction projects from single-family to large subdivisions to commercial. John is a great person to talk to since we are in the phase where it looks like we will have more new construction. Bruce and John discuss his predictions for 2014, deals on raw land, construction, John's services he offers at Buildzig, funds control, SB 978, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Beth Peerce of NAR Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #376

Bruce Norris is joined again this week by Beth Peerce.  Beth is the vice-president of the National Association of Realtors.  She is also the broker/owner of Primetime Properties in Century City, California and has been a broker for over 35 years.  In addition, she has won several awards for being the realtor of the year in California. Bruce and Beth discuss interest rates and how they have changed, the difference between renting and homeownership, loan guarantees, the number of transactions completed in a year, the position of the NAR and its impact on Dodd-Frank, QM and QRMs, the CFPB, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Beth Peerce of NAR Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #375

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Beth Peerce. Beth has been a realtor for more than 35 years and is the broker/owner of Primetime Properties in Century City, California. She is currently the vice-president for the National Association of Realtors. She was elected honorary director for life in 2006 and Realtor of the Year for California in 2012. She comes from a background where her family was in real estate as well. Bruce and Beth discuss Prop 13, the real estate business in regards to volume of sales, the affordability index, factors standing in the way of a true recovery, new home construction, Dodd-Frank, and much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Selma Hepp of CAR Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #374

Bruce Norris is joined again this week by Selma Hepp. Selma is the senior economist for the California Association of Realtors, a statewide trade organization with more than 100,000 members dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate. Selma directs the activities of the association’s research and economics group. She oversees the research and analysis of housing markets and economic trends, member and consumer surveys, and the impact of real estate related regulatory and legislative policies. She earned her Masters degree from SUNY in Buffalo and a PhD from the University of Maryland. Bruce and Selma discuss immigration, household formation, affordability and percentage points, first-time home buyers, the amount of single people who now own households, the demand brought in by the 2009 tax credit, default rates, and much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Selma Hepp of CAR Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #373

Bruce Norris is joined again this week by Selma Hepp. Selma is the senior economist for the California Association of Realtors, a statewide trade organization with more than 100,000 members dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate. Selma directs the activities of the association’s research and economics group. She oversees the research and analysis of housing markets and economic trends, member and consumer surveys, and the impact of real estate related regulatory and legislative policies. She earned her Masters degree from SUNY in Buffalo and a PhD from the University of Maryland. Bruce and Selma discuss immigration, the lending requirements that went into effect in January, the hedge funds in 2012 and 2013, the percentage of the market going to foreign investors, legislation passed in 2013 that could pose concerns, debt forgiveness, and much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Amanda Han and Matt MacFarland of Keystone CPA Join Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #372

Bruce Norris is joined again this week by Matt MacFarland and Amanda Han. They are owners of Keystone CPA in Orange County, voted one of the top 100 CPA firms. Bruce has had the privilege of speaking with them in front of at least 4 or 5 audiences. Bruce has always learned something from them since they have an expertise in real estate and in their own business now for seven years. Bruce was pleased to speak with them since they saved him money and he has learned something from them every time he has heard them. Bruce, Amanda, and Matt discuss contributions to retirement accounts, ROTH and SEP IRAs, reducing taxable income, recapturing, flipping properties and how this saves money, fixable income as active income, short sales, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Amanda Han and Matt MacFarland of Keystone CPA Join Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #371

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Matt MacFarland and Amanda Han.  They are owners of Keystone CPA in Orange County, voted one of the top 100 CPA firms.  Bruce has had the privilege of speaking with them in front of at least 4 or 5 audiences.  Bruce has always learned something from them since they have an expertise in real estate.  They have been in their own business now for seven years.  Bruce was pleased to speak with them since they saved him money and he has learned something every time he has heard them. Bruce, Amanda, and Matt discuss tax strategies, retirement accounts set up before the end of the year, 401ks and other benefit plans, IRS audits and the increase in audits, the open period between your return and audit, penalties for federal and California filings, changes to tax laws in 2013, the statutory rate in California, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Rick Sharga, Vice President of Auction.com Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #370

Bruce Norris welcomes back Rick Sharga.  Rick is Executive Vice President for Auction.com.  He is their chief spokesman on topics related to the U.S housing market, mortgage market, commercial real estate, and international real estate. Bruce and Rick discuss where we are in the real estate market, investors being the main driver for changes in the housing market, the potential tightening of credit in the future, the first-time homebuyer segment, the B2R program, unemployment numbers being a mirage, immigration, the safest loans being created by the GSEs, and much, much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Rick Sharga, Vice President of Auction.com Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #369

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Rick Sharga. Rick is Executive Vice President for Auction.com. He is their chief spokesman on topics related to the U.S housing market, mortgage market, commercial real estate, and international real estate. Bruce and Rick discuss his new company Auction.com, trustee sales and auctions, the percentage of the residential real estate market that has been for sale by owner, seller bids, foreclosure levels and the number of people still in default, due diligence with commercial properties, the preferred agent network on Auction.com, the buyer premium on the final bid, and much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, February 7, 2014

John Mauldin of Millenium Wave Investments Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #368

Bruce Norris is joined this week by John Mauldin. John is one of Bruce’s favorite authors and the chairman of Mauldin Economics, an economic and investment strategy research firm. He is also the president of Millennium Wave Investments. John is a renowned financial expert and New York Times best-selling author. He is a pioneering online commentator and publisher of “Thoughts from the Frontline.” This was one of the first publications to provide investors with free unbiased information and guidance as well as one of the most widely-read investor newsletters in the world. Each week 1 million readers turn to John Mauldin to gain a better understanding of Wall Street, global markets, and the drivers of the world economy. Bruce and John discuss the policies that were in place during the financial crisis, future consumption and borrowing, U.S. debt, LIBOR, quantitative easing, unintended consequences of the two-edged sword of low interest rates and low financing, high-yield bonds, and much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Cary Pearce of Provident Bank Mortgage Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #367

Bruce Norris is joined again this week by Cary Pearce. Cary is the production manager for Provident Bank Mortgage. They do about $20 million in volume a month. He has been with them for four and a half years and has been in the industry for 28 years. Bruce and Cary discuss FHA loan limits, FHA loans at the end of 2013, mortgage-backed securities, the hole in the marketplace right now for new construction,  price gains, conventional loans, and much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.

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