Thursday, December 29, 2016

T.J. Clark of TurnKey Joins Aaron Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #519

This week's guest is T.J. Clark, interviewed by Aaron Norris. T.J. is park of TurnKey Rentals. Prior to co-founding them, he was the president and CEO of Limos.com, which became the largest online marketplace for limo and car service. It expanded globally and launched partnerships with companies like Orbitz, Sabre, Concur, Delta Airlines, LiveNation and OpenTable. Prior to that, T.J. was V.P of Operations at IAC/InterActiveCorp, which included over 85 internet brands with 20 million visitors per day. Sites there included Expedia, Hotels.com, Ticketmaster, LendingTree and Match.com. He was also part of Hotwire.com on their startup team back in 2000.

As far as TurnKey Rentals goes, they are one of the largest full-service property management companies in the U.S. It is also one of the fastest growing start-up companies in Austin, Texas and has raised more than $20 million in funding. Original investors include the likes of Expedia, Zillow, Hotwire, Glassdoor, and Homeaway. TurnKey was founded to make the problems and pain points of renting vacation homes go away. Most importantly, they make sure there are no surprises for guests and owners. Aaron had stayed at a property a few weeks before in Palm Springs and had a good experience partly because of the technology and his company.

Bruce and TJ discuss the increase in vacation rentals, regulations being put in place by certain cities on these rentals, the types of properties people prefer to rent, technology's role in rentals, the biggest markets for vacation rentals, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Harry Dent of Dent Research Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #518

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Harry Dent. Harry is the founder of Dent Research, and economic forecasting firm specializing in demographic trends. He has been the author of many books, most of which Bruce has read. These include The Great Boom Ahead, The Great Depression Ahead, Demographic Cliff, and The Sale of a Lifetime: How the Great Bubble Burst of 2017-2019 Can Make You Rich.

Bruce and Harry discuss what huge event could lead to unemployment, his thoughts on deflation and how it could actually benefit the market, the market sector that has bubbled more than real estate, the consequences of another bubble burst in California compared to other states, areas of the country where bubbles are occurring, the concept of disruption in the real estate market, where technology is heading, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Harry Dent of Dent Research Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #517

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Harry Dent. Harry is the founder of Dent Research, and economic forecasting firm specializing in demographic trends. He has been the author of many books, most of which Bruce has read. These include The Great Boom Ahead, The Great Depression Ahead, Demographic Cliff, and The Sale of a Lifetime: How the Great Bubble Burst of 2017-2019 Can Make You Rich.

Bruce and Harry discuss how accurate demographics are on outcome, economic predictions he was both proud of and not proud, national and global real estate bubbles, countries with the worst demographics and housing bubbles, what the future holds for real estate bubbles, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, December 9, 2016

I Survived Real Estate 2016 Part 7 on the Real Estate Radio Show #516

On Friday, October 21, the Norris Group proudly presents its 9th 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 for the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This event is not possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub for Women, MVT Productions, the San Jose Real Estate Investors Association, Inland Empire Real Estate Investment Club, Think Realty, and White House Catering. Visit www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information and tickets.

On this week's segment, Bruce speaks with the entire panel of real estate experts. Together they discuss the current attitude on the fiscal problem, entitlements and how they compare with Social Security and Medicare, the segment of the homebuyer population we could not do without, options for solving the big deficit problem, reverse mortgages, what to expect for the future, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

The Norris Group would like to thanks its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Auction.com, Coachella Valley Real Estate Investors Association, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Elite Auctions, In a Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keller Williams Corona, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, L.A. Green Designs, LA South REIA, New Western, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Orange County Investment Club, Orange County Building Industry Association, Pacific Premiere Bank, Pasadena FIBI, Pilot Limousine, Real Wealth Network, Realty411 Magazine, Realty Executives Inland Empire, Rick and Leanne Rossiter, Sonoca Corporation, South Orange County Real Estate Club, Spinnaker Loans, uDirect IRA Services, Westin South Coast Plaza, Wholesale Capital Corporation, and Wilson Investment Properties Inc.

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Friday, December 2, 2016

I Survived Real Estate 2016 Part 6 on the Real Estate Radio Show #515

On Friday, October 21, the Norris Group proudly presents its 9th 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 for the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This event is not possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub for Women, MVT Productions, the San Jose Real Estate Investors Association, Inland Empire Real Estate Investment Club, Think Realty, and White House Catering. Visit www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information and tickets.

On this week's segment, Bruce speaks with the entire panel of real estate experts. Together they discuss Kyle Bass and his thoughts on stagflation, population growth and its affect on demand, the largest millennial population demographic, immigration and immigration reform, the fiscal problem and what can be done to fix it, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

The Norris Group would like to thanks its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Auction.com, Coachella Valley Real Estate Investors Association, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Elite Auctions, In a Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keller Williams Corona, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, L.A. Green Designs, LA South REIA, New Western, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Orange County Investment Club, Orange County Building Industry Association, Pacific Premiere Bank, Pasadena FIBI, Pilot Limousine, Real Wealth Network, Realty411 Magazine, Realty Executives Inland Empire, Rick and Leanne Rossiter, Sonoca Corporation, South Orange County Real Estate Club, Spinnaker Loans, uDirect IRA Services, Westin South Coast Plaza, Wholesale Capital Corporation, and Wilson Investment Properties Inc.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

I Survived Real Estate 2016 Part 5 on the Real Estate Radio Show #514

On Friday, October 21, the Norris Group proudly presents its 9th 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 for the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This event is not possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub for Women, MVT Productions, the San Jose Real Estate Investors Association, Inland Empire Real Estate Investment Club, Think Realty, and White House Catering. Visit www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information and tickets.

On this week's segment, Bruce speaks with the entire panel of real estate experts. Together they discuss online listings and how it has affected real estate, the current mood of the lending industry, prices and whether we are at our peak, current interest rates and the Fed's next move, the overall Fed policy, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

The Norris Group would like to thanks its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Auction.com, Coachella Valley Real Estate Investors Association, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Elite Auctions, In a Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keller Williams Corona, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, L.A. Green Designs, LA South REIA, New Western, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Orange County Investment Club, Orange County Building Industry Association, Pacific Premiere Bank, Pasadena FIBI, Pilot Limousine, Real Wealth Network, Realty411 Magazine, Realty Executives Inland Empire, Rick and Leanne Rossiter, Sonoca Corporation, South Orange County Real Estate Club, Spinnaker Loans, uDirect IRA Services, Westin South Coast Plaza, Wholesale Capital Corporation, and Wilson Investment Properties Inc.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

I Survived Real Estate 2016 Part 4 on the Real Estate Radio Show #513

On Friday, October 21, the Norris Group proudly presents its 9th 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 for the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This event is not possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub for Women, MVT Productions, the San Jose Real Estate Investors Association, Inland Empire Real Estate Investment Club, Think Realty, and White House Catering. Visit www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information and tickets.

This podcast begins with the discussion on millennials being divided into two new names. Bruce wondered what the new names were, which John said they were broken down first by those born in the 1980s called the sharers. These were the ones who invented the sharing economy. Those born in the 1990s were called the connectors because they are the ones leading us to being connected 24/7 with our smart phones. Everybody’s definition of when the millennials begin and end is different. Mark Zuckerberg is a millennial, and so is John’s daughter who is a high school junior. However, everybody can relate to what year you are born and your high school classmates.

Next up on the panel were Sean O'Toole, Nick Bailey, and Gary Acosta. Nick Bailey serves as Vice President for Zillow Group and helps build the company’s strategic partners and relationships throughout the U.S. Gary is one of the co-founders and CEO of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals. Prior to launching PropertyRadar Sean successfully purchased and flipped more than 150 residential and commercial foreclosures. Together they discuss the different groups millennials are divided into, the big demographic shift that occurred recently, the rate of unemployment, the workforce participation and business formation rate, PropertyRadar and how it grew Sean's client base, the future state of Zillow, the open door policy, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

The Norris Group would like to thanks its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Auction.com, Coachella Valley Real Estate Investors Association, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Elite Auctions, In a Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keller Williams Corona, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, L.A. Green Designs, LA South REIA, New Western, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Orange County Investment Club, Orange County Building Industry Association, Pacific Premiere Bank, Pasadena FIBI, Pilot Limousine, Real Wealth Network, Realty411 Magazine, Realty Executives Inland Empire, Rick and Leanne Rossiter, Sonoca Corporation, South Orange County Real Estate Club, Spinnaker Loans, uDirect IRA Services, Westin South Coast Plaza, Wholesale Capital Corporation, and Wilson Investment Properties Inc.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

I Survived Real Estate 2016 Part 3 on the Real Estate Radio Show #512

On Friday, October 21, the Norris Group proudly presents its 9th 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 for the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This event is not possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub for Women, MVT Productions, the San Jose Real Estate Investors Association, Inland Empire Real Estate Investment Club, Think Realty, and White House Catering. Visit www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information and tickets.

Bruce opened the event by bringing up his first two guest panelists. The first up was John Burns, founder of John Burns Real Estate Consulting. He founded his company in 2001 to help executives make informed investment decisions. Before founding the company he worked at a national consulting firm for four years, and he worked for ten years at KPMG. He worked as a CPA and aid in their consulting practice. He is a highly sought after speaker, especially adept at making complicated analysis easy to understand. 410,000 people follow him on LinkedIn, and 30,000 plus subscribe to his emails. His new book Big Shifts Ahead offers insights and clarity into demographic shifts that can create exciting opportunities for business professionals.

Joining John was Doug Duncan. Doug is Fannie Mae’s Vice President and Chief Economist. He is responsible for managing Fannie Mae’s strategy division in economics and mortgage market analysis groups. Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Duncan was Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at the Mortgage Bankers Association. He was recently honored with the National Association of Business Economics as the most accurate forecaster two years running. This was the first time anyone had won this. Named one of Bloomberg Business Week’s 50 Most Powerful People in real estate, Duncan is a frequent speaker on the national and state economic housing and mortgage market conditions

This week's radio show covers demographics on a scale of 1 to 10, the big game-changer for the economy in 2008, the law regarding portfolios and who mainly buys them, the current homeownership rate and where we should expect it to go, a nothing-down loan program and what the result of this would be, the different groups of millennials and their effect on the economy, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

The Norris Group would like to thanks its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Auction.com, Coachella Valley Real Estate Investors Association, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Elite Auctions, In a Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keller Williams Corona, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, L.A. Green Designs, LA South REIA, New Western, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Orange County Investment Club, Orange County Building Industry Association, Pacific Premiere Bank, Pasadena FIBI, Pilot Limousine, Real Wealth Network, Realty411 Magazine, Realty Executives Inland Empire, Rick and Leanne Rossiter, Sonoca Corporation, South Orange County Real Estate Club, Spinnaker Loans, uDirect IRA Services, Westin South Coast Plaza, Wholesale Capital Corporation, and Wilson Investment Properties Inc.

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Friday, November 4, 2016

I Survived Real Estate 2016 Part 2 on the Real Estate Radio Show #511

On Friday, October 21, the Norris Group proudly presents its 9th 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 for the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This event is not possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub for Women, MVT Productions, the San Jose Real Estate Investors Association, Inland Empire Real Estate Investment Club, Think Realty, and White House Catering. Visit www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information and tickets.

This week's radio show carries over from last week when we got to hear from the heads of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Make a Wish Foundation.  When we last left off, Sarah Pizzaruso of Make a Wish told about a wish granted to a little boy named Finn, who wanted to be a cool kid.  His wish did not just give Finn hope, strength, and joy. It gave the same to his mom and dad. Now, as they continue to tell stories about the day, Make a Wish knows it extends much far beyond this. It extends to the limo driver who delivered him VIP to the entrance rivaling that of a Hollywood premiere. It extends to the crowd of volunteers lining the red carpet and holding signs and cheering Finn on like the rock start he is. It also extends to every employee and shopper in the mall that day who helped a little boy become what he dreamed of most: the coolest kid in town. It was not just a wish for one kid or family. Finn’s wish left us all feeling hope, strength, and joy. That is the power of Make a Wish.

This week's radio show covers events from the I Survived Real Estate event, including how it got it's start, who first came up with the idea, the Rohny Award and when it was first established, this year's winner, what he did for the community and others to win the award, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

The Norris Group would like to thanks its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Auction.com, Coachella Valley Real Estate Investors Association, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Elite Auctions, In a Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keller Williams Corona, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, L.A. Green Designs, LA South REIA, New Western, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Orange County Investment Club, Orange County Building Industry Association, Pacific Premiere Bank, Pasadena FIBI, Pilot Limousine, Real Wealth Network, Realty411 Magazine, Realty Executives Inland Empire, Rick and Leanne Rossiter, Sonoca Corporation, South Orange County Real Estate Club, Spinnaker Loans, uDirect IRA Services, Westin South Coast Plaza, Wholesale Capital Corporation, and Wilson Investment Properties Inc.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

I Survived Real Estate 2016 Part 1 on the Real Estate Radio Show #510

On Friday, October 21, the Norris Group proudly presents its 9th 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 for the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This event is not possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub for Women, MVT Productions, the San Jose Real Estate Investors Association, Inland Empire Real Estate Investment Club, Think Realty, and White House Catering. Visit www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information and tickets.

Aaron Norris opened up the event by giving the history of I Survived Real Estate. It was created back in 2008 during some of the toughest years the industry has ever experienced. They had a few simple goals in mind when they first set it up. Their first goal was to invite friends throughout the real estate community to celebrate the work they collectively do. The second was to invite thought leaders who help shape the industry and share their thoughts on the year ahead. Thirdly, their goal was to raise money for important charities.

This week's radio show covers events from the I Survived Real Estate event, including the purpose and history of the event, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and what they strive to do for their patients, the purpose of the Make A Wish Foundation, Bruce's goal he thought he would never achieve but did, above and beyond, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

The Norris Group would like to thanks its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Auction.com, Coachella Valley Real Estate Investors Association, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Elite Auctions, In a Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keller Williams Corona, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, L.A. Green Designs, LA South REIA, New Western, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Orange County Investment Club, Orange County Building Industry Association, Pacific Premiere Bank, Pasadena FIBI, Pilot Limousine, Real Wealth Network, Realty411 Magazine, Realty Executives Inland Empire, Rick and Leanne Rossiter, Sonoca Corporation, South Orange County Real Estate Club, Spinnaker Loans, uDirect IRA Services, Westin South Coast Plaza, Wholesale Capital Corporation, and Wilson Investment Properties Inc.

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Susanne Livingston of Residential Wholesale Mortgage Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #509

On Friday, October 21, the Norris Group proudly presents its 9th 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 for the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This event is not possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub for Women, MVT Productions, the San Jose Real Estate Investors Association, Inland Empire Real Estate Investment Club, Think Realty, and White House Catering. Visit www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information and tickets.

Aaron Norris fills in this week for Bruce Norris, who is in Washington D.C. talking with government officials about what today’s radio show is about: financing. He is joined today by Susanne Dawn Livingston, who is the Executive Vice President of sales and marketing of Residential Wholesale Mortgage, Inc. RWMI is a privately held company that was founded by her husband Brad in 1994. It was recognized by the San Diego Union Tribune as a top workplace in 2015 and also named one of the top privately-held mortgage companies in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal. She currently serves on the board of the California Mortgage Bankers Association, and she has been in the industry since 1986 when interest rates popped out a beautiful 11 ¾%.

Aaron and Susanne discuss the current status of Dodd-Frank, the current homeownership rate, new loan programs that could contribute to homeownership, the VA loan program, the origination of overlays, the mortgage industry's view of the GSEs, technology's impact on the mortgage industry, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

The Norris Group would like to thanks its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Auction.com, Coachella Valley Real Estate Investors Association, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Elite Auctions, In a Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keller Williams Corona, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, L.A. Green Designs, LA South REIA, New Western, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Orange County Investment Club, Orange County Building Industry Association, Pacific Premiere Bank, Pasadena FIBI, Pilot Limousine, Real Wealth Network, Realty411 Magazine, Realty Executives Inland Empire, Rick and Leanne Rossiter, Sonoca Corporation, South Orange County Real Estate Club, Spinnaker Loans, uDirect IRA Services, Westin South Coast Plaza, Wholesale Capital Corporation, and Wilson Investment Properties Inc.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

John Burns of John Burns Real Estate Consulting Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #508

On Friday, October 21, the Norris Group proudly presents its 9th 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 for the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This event is not possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub for Women, MVT Productions, the San Jose Real Estate Investors Association, Inland Empire Real Estate Investment Club, Think Realty, and White House Catering. Visit www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information and tickets.

Bruce Norris is joined this week by John Burns. John is CEO of John Burns Real Estate Consulting. He founded the company to help executives make informed housing industry investment decisions. The team enables the profitable development and ownership of the best places to live in the world through great research for industry executives and their investors. The team’s consultants and analysts navigate their clients through housing cycles, helping them satisfy home buyer and renter demand. John recently co-authored Big Shifts Ahead: Demographic Clarity for Businesses, which will be available for purchase this month. 400,000 plus people follow John’s LinkedIn influential column, and 30,000 plus subscribe to his emails. John will be one of the featured panelists at I Survived Real Estate 2016 on Friday, October 21.

Bruce and John discuss his new book Big Shifts Ahead: Demographic Clarity for Businesses, how the different generations were affected by the economy, how this plays a part in their spending, the increase in immigration, dominant game changers in the market over the next ten years, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

The Norris Group would like to thanks its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Auction.com, Coachella Valley Real Estate Investors Association, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Elite Auctions, In a Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keller Williams Corona, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, L.A. Green Designs, LA South REIA, New Western, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Orange County Investment Club, Orange County Building Industry Association, Pacific Premiere Bank, Pasadena FIBI, Pilot Limousine, Real Wealth Network, Realty411 Magazine, Realty Executives Inland Empire, Rick and Leanne Rossiter, Sonoca Corporation, South Orange County Real Estate Club, Spinnaker Loans, uDirect IRA Services, Westin South Coast Plaza, Wholesale Capital Corporation, and Wilson Investment Properties Inc.

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Friday, October 7, 2016

Nick Bailey of Zillow Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #507

On Friday, October 21, the Norris Group proudly presents its 9th 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 for the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This event is not possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub for Women, MVT Productions, the San Jose Real Estate Investors Association, Inland Empire Real Estate Investment Club, Think Realty, and White House Catering. Visit www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information and tickets.

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Nick Bailey. Nick serves as Vice President for Zillow group, helping build the company’s strategic partners and relationships throughout the U.S. He helps drive the expansion of products and services and partnerships and the broadening of brand awareness across the real estate industry. He has over 20 years of real estate industry experience as a leader in franchising, brokerage, management, and technology, and as a licensed broker. Prior to joining Zillow group he spent nearly 12 years at RE/Max World Headquarters as Vice President since 2004. He lead the growth and development for numerous regional operations throughout the U.S., including serving as Vice President. He started his real estate career at 17 when he began purchasing commercial and residential property and was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce. Nick will be featured on the panel at I Survived Real Estate in 2 weeks.

Bruce and Nick discuss how he got his start in real estate, renting vs. buying, the factors affecting homeownership for first-time buyers, the two types of real estate professionals that exist today, the first moves consumers make when lookig to buy a home, how realtors view Zillow, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

The Norris Group would like to thanks its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Auction.com, Coachella Valley Real Estate Investors Association, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Elite Auctions, In a Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keller Williams Corona, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, L.A. Green Designs, LA South REIA, New Western, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Orange County Investment Club, Orange County Building Industry Association, Pacific Premiere Bank, Pasadena FIBI, Pilot Limousine, Real Wealth Network, Realty411 Magazine, Realty Executives Inland Empire, Rick and Leanne Rossiter, Sonoca Corporation, South Orange County Real Estate Club, Spinnaker Loans, uDirect IRA Services, Westin South Coast Plaza, Wholesale Capital Corporation, and Wilson Investment Properties Inc.

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Sean O'Toole of PropertyRadar Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #506

On Friday, October 21, the Norris Group proudly presents its 9th 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 for the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This event is not possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub for Women, MVT Productions, the San Jose Real Estate Investors Association, Inland Empire Real Estate Investment Club, Think Realty, and White House Catering. Visit www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information and tickets.

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Sean O’Toole. Sean is the founder and CEO of PropertyRadar.com, the only company that tracks every foreclosure in California with daily updates on all foreclosure auctions. 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 investment track record. Sean has always thrived in start-up environments, and as such he became a key contributor at Xing technology, acquired by Real Networks, ISI Global Center, acquired by Global Crossing, and Icarian Inc, acquired by Workstream.

Bruce and Sean discuss PropertyRadar and how it has been a game changer for the real estate industry, the buying margin today compared to the past, the current foreclosure market, PropertyRadar's function, the new 3D printer technology, other developments in technology and where this could lead us, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

The Norris Group would like to thanks its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Auction.com, Coachella Valley Real Estate Investors Association, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Elite Auctions, In a Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keller Williams Corona, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, L.A. Green Designs, LA South REIA, New Western, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Orange County Investment Club, Orange County Building Industry Association, Pacific Premiere Bank, Pasadena FIBI, Pilot Limousine, Real Wealth Network, Realty411 Magazine, Realty Executives Inland Empire, Rick and Leanne Rossiter, Sonoca Corporation, South Orange County Real Estate Club, Spinnaker Loans, uDirect IRA Services, Westin South Coast Plaza, Wholesale Capital Corporation, and Wilson Investment Properties Inc.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Gary Acosta of the NAHREP Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #505

On Friday, October 21, the Norris Group proudly presents its 9th 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 for the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This event is not possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub for Women, MVT Productions, the San Jose Real Estate Investors Association, Inland Empire Real Estate Investment Club, Think Realty, and White House Catering. Visit www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information and tickets.

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Gary Acosta. Gary is the co-founder and CEO of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) and a 25-year veteran of the housing industry. NAHREP is the nation’s largest minority real estate trade organization. With over 20,000 members and 40 local chapters in his capacity as CEO. He created the Hispanic Wealth Project, a new 501 C3 non-profit organization with a strategic plan to triple Hispanic household wealth by 2024. He also co-founded several mortgage real estate and technology companies, including New Vista Asset Management, Counter Max, and Real Estate EspaƱol.com. In 2013 he co-founded the Mortgage Collaborative, a cooperative of mortgage companies that work together to increase profitability and market share.

Bruce and Gary primarily discuss the Hispanic community, including the importance of their growing population, demographics and buying habits, how many are a part of the millennial group, as well as the overall the typical household, the concept of simple assumption, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

The Norris Group would like to thanks its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Auction.com, Coachella Valley Real Estate Investors Association, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Elite Auctions, In a Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keller Williams Corona, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, L.A. Green Designs, LA South REIA, New Western, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Orange County Investment Club, Orange County Building Industry Association, Pacific Premiere Bank, Pasadena FIBI, Pilot Limousine, Real Wealth Network, Realty411 Magazine, Realty Executives Inland Empire, Rick and Leanne Rossiter, Sonoca Corporation, South Orange County Real Estate Club, Spinnaker Loans, uDirect IRA Services, Westin South Coast Plaza, Wholesale Capital Corporation, and Wilson Investment Properties Inc.

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Doug Duncan of Fannie Mae Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #504

On Friday, October 21, the Norris Group proudly presents its 9th 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 for the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This event is not possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub for Women, MVT Productions, the San Jose Real Estate Investors Association, Inland Empire Real Estate Investment Club, Think Realty, and White House Catering. Visit www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information and tickets.

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Doug Duncan. Doug is Fannie Mae’s senior vice president and chief economist. He is responsible for providing all forecasts and analysis on the economy, housing, and mortgage markets for Fannie Mae. Duncan also oversees corporate strategy and is responsible for strategic research regarding external factors and their potential impact on the company and housing industry. He serves as the chair of the Fannie Mae Corporate House Price forecast committee. Named one of Bloomberg Business Week’s 15 most powerful people in real estate, Duncan is Fannie Mae’s source for information analysis on the external business and economic environment. This includes the implications of changes in the economic environment to the company strategy and execution as well as forecasting for housing activity, demographics, and overall economic and mortgage market activity.

Bruce and Doug discuss external factors and their impact on the market, sovereign debt, fiscal policy and whether we will see it change after the election, China's economy and capital market, the owner-occupancy percentage rate in the housing market, renters and homeowners and who spends the most on housing, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

The Norris Group would like to thanks its gold sponsors for supporting I Survived Real Estate: Auction.com, Coachella Valley Real Estate Investors Association, Coldwell Banker Town and Country, Elite Auctions, In a Day Development, Inland Valley Association of Realtors, Jennifer Buys Houses, Keller Williams Corona, Keystone CPA, Las Brisas Escrow, L.A. Green Designs, LA South REIA, New Western, North San Diego Real Estate Investors, Northern California Real Estate Investors Association, Orange County Investment Club, Orange County Building Industry Association, Pacific Premiere Bank, Pasadena FIBI, Pilot Limousine, Real Wealth Network, Realty411 Magazine, Realty Executives Inland Empire, Rick and Leanne Rossiter, Sonoca Corporation, South Orange County Real Estate Club, Spinnaker Loans, uDirect IRA Services, Westin South Coast Plaza, Wholesale Capital Corporation, and Wilson Investment Properties Inc.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Peter Muoio, Chief Economist of Auction.com, Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #503

On Friday, October 21, the Norris Group proudly presents its 9th 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 for the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This event is not possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub for Women, MVT Productions, the San Jose Real Estate Investors Association, Inland Empire Real Estate Investment Club, Think Realty, and White House Catering. Visit www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information and tickets.

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Peter Muoio. Peter is the Chief Economist of Ten-X, formerly Auction.com. He is a renowned real estate economist and trusted industry analyst and forecaster. Muoio leads Auction.com research and is the founder of New York based Maximus Advisors, a widely respected CRE consulting firm that became part of Auction.com in 2012. Previously the head of Deutsche Bank real estate research, Muoio and his trusted research team provided a trusted economic barometer that helps guide Ten-X’s business decisions.

Bruce and Peter discuss how the internet has made the auction process easier, the different types of auctions, commercial and residential properties and what is being sold more, demand and whether it has remained strong, interest rates and where they stand in five years, the Fed's plan regarding potential inflation, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Tom Salomone, President of NAR, Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #502

On Friday, October 21, the Norris Group proudly presents its 9th 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 for the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This event is not possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub for Women, MVT Productions, the San Jose Real Estate Investors Association, Inland Empire Real Estate Investment Club, Think Realty, and White House Catering. Visit www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information and tickets.

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Tom Salomone. Tom is a realtor from Coral Springs, Florida and is the 2016 president of the National Assocation of Realtors. NAR, the voice of real estate, is America’s largest trade association representing over 1 million realtors involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. Tom has been licensed in real estate for more than 40 years. He is the second generation realtor as well as a broker/owner of Real Estate Two Inc., a firm specializing in residential real estate. Over the years Tom has been named realtor of the year multiple times and served the industry in many capacities over his 40-year career. Tom is experienced in both business and sports in order to serve his community through a number of different organizations, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. He has been a member of the Chamber of Commerce, a Coral Springs charter school business sponsor. As a water control district supervisor he has coached over 46 sports teams in local city leagues and been a member of the Amateur Athletic Union in the United States Specialty Sports Association. He volunteers with organizations to prevent heart disease and cancer. He attends the St. Andrews Church and is a proud father of two sons, TJ and Bryce and husband to his lovely wife Diana.

Bruce and Tom discuss his 40 years in the real business, transitions he saw during this time, reasons people may find financing difficult, the current bill aimed at veterans, advice for those who prefer to rent instead of own, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Christopher Thornberg, Principal at Beacon Economics, Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #501

On Friday, October 21, the Norris Group proudly presents its 9th 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 for the event benefit Make a Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This event is not possible without the generous help of the following platinum partners: HousingWire, PropertyRadar, the Apartment Owners Association, the San Diego Creative Real Estate Investors Association, InvestClub for Women, MVT Productions, the San Jose Real Estate Investors Association, Inland Empire Real Estate Investment Club, Think Realty, and White House Catering. Visit www.isurvivedrealestate.com for event information and tickets.

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Christopher Thornberg. Christopher is the director of the UC Riverside School of Business Administration, Center for economic forecasting and development. He is also the founding partner of Beacon Economics.

Bruce and Christopher discuss his upcoming speaking event Inland Empire 2035, employment and the GDP growth, the ten-year T-Bill, quantitative easing, the reason for inflation over deflation, helicopter money and who has implemented it, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Scott Robinson, President of the Appraisal Institute, Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #500

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Scott Robinson. Scott is the Appraisal Institute president and holds designations as MAI, SRA, and AIGRS in the appraisal world. He has been involved in appraising in North Carolina for most of his life and followed in the footsteps of his father who started the family business in 1960. He has been actively involved with the Appraisal Institute since joining as a candidate for the SRA designation in 1987. Including the 4-year term of the National Board of Directors and serving as chair Regional 5, he has served in all offices for the North Carolina chapter. He has been involved in the regional and national chapter since 1991. He served as national president-elect and vice president of the executive committee and was chair of the National Finance Committee in 2014. Since 2014, he has served as vice-president for World Association Evaluation Organization and has been a trustee for the International Property Management Standards Coalition since 2014 and serves on the organization’s executive committee.

Bruce and Scott discuss the duties of the Appraisal Institute president, worldwide access to information and how much it varies, the education required to become an appraiser, when it was first required for appraisers to have a license, the different levels of certification, areas of concern in the industry and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Peter Aldana, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder for Riverside County Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #499

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Peter Aldana. Peter was elected as the assessor-county clerk-recorder for Riverside County in June 2014. He has been with the assessor’s office for over 25 years in a variety of appraisal, supervisory, and management positions. He is a lifelong resident of Riverside County. He earned his B.A. from Cal State University, Fullerton and his M.A. from Azusa Pacific University. He is a member of the California Assessor’s Association, the County’s Records Association of California, International Association of Assessor’s Offices, and the Appraisal Institute. He is also a member of the Inland Empire Hispanic Leadership Council.

Bruce and Peter discuss the 2016 and 2008 cycles, the area of the market where assessors saw the biggest increase, bright spots in construction, Prop 8 and Prop 13, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Brad Hunter of HomeAdvisor Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #498

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Brad Hunter. Brad spearheads HomeAdvisor, which works with the analysis and tracking of housing markets and the home improvement industry using proprietary data. In his former position, he was Chief Economist and Director of Consulting for Metro Study, where he orchestrated 100s of areas for specific housing market studies over his 18 years at the firm. He also presented original research and insights to the federal agencies who focused on the housing industry during the depths of the housing crisis.

Bruce and Brad discuss his HomeAdvisor site, the percentage of remodeling projects in the market, demographics and their effect on home improvement, the output gap we should see filled, foreign and local investor participation, what we should expect for the real estate market in the coming year, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Susie Leivas of Leivas Tax Wealth Management Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #497

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Susie Leivas. Susie is the CEO of Leivas Tax Wealth Management. She began at age 13 and has nearly four decades of experience. Susie started in the tax business assisting her father Richard Leivas. After completing her education, she and her father became business partners, eventually forming Leivas Tax Wealth Management. Today, she serves as the leader of the team as an enrolled agent, a tax preparer, and a financial advisor with HD Vest Investment Services. She can assist clients with a wide array of services, and she has had Bruce as a client for many years.

Bruce and Susie discuss capital gains, the current percentage of the state tax at $55,000, tax rates for payments that are part interest and part principal, rules for exchanging properties in another state, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Susie Leivas of Leivas Tax Wealth Management Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #496

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Susie Leivas. Susie is the CEO of Leivas Tax Wealth Management. She began at age 13 and has nearly four decades of experience. Susie started in the tax business assisting her father Richard Leivas. After completing her education, she and her father became business partners, eventually forming Leivas Tax Wealth Management. Today, she serves as the leader of the team as an enrolled agent, a tax preparer, and a financial advisor with HD Vest Investment Services. She can assist clients with a wide array of services, and she has had Bruce as a client for many years.

Bruce and Susie discuss her start in the tax business at a young age, tax law changes from 2015 and what we should expect this year, the group mood for taxpayers in 2016, the attitude of baby boomers and millennials in regard to spending and saving, how well prepared people are today financially for surprises, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Appraiser and Investor Rick Solis Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #495

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Rick Solis. Rick is a real estate investor, property manager, note buyer, options investor, real estate appraiser, and a good teacher.

Bruce and Rick discuss his typical tenants, how he determines a good tenant, what makes people decide to rent versus owning, why he chose to manage rental properties himself, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Appraiser/Investor Rick Solis Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #494

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Rick Solis. Rick is a real estate investor, property manager, note buyer, options investor, real estate appraiser, and a good teacher.

Bruce and Rick discuss the appraisal world, what inspired him to become involved in the business, the appraisal market during the 90s, the price difference between 2014-2015 and 2015-2016, construction in areas such as Hesperia, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.  Full transcription coming Monday.

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Ray Brewer, HUD Field Office Director, Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #493

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Ray Brewer. Ray is currently the field office director for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in L.A. He has been serving in this capacity since June 2009, consisting of more than 200 employees. The HUD LA office is the largest field office in the nation. Having joined HUD in 1978, he has been involved in many different departments. As field office director he represents the agency and is responsible for coordinating outreach activities and program delivery to HUD customers and communities across Southern California.

Bruce and Ray discuss the real estate market over the past 38 years, HUD and how much it is involved in, the housing choice voucher program, how one applies for a voucher, the main demographic for the program, HUD's push to end veteran homelessness, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Licensed Realtor Jack Shae Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #492

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Jack Shae. Jack moved to Florida in 1978 and began investing in real estate. He is a licensed realtor and mortgage broker. He has done syndications in mobile home park development. He has also bought and sold mortgages on real and personal property. Jack has concentrated on buying options on real estate. He has been an investor on single-family and mobile homes. He operates a 1031 exchange facilitator business in Florida. He has taught classes to investors nationwide on lease-purchase contracts, note-buying, land trust exchanges, and IRA investing.

Bruce and Jacke discuss the market in 1980 and how this opened the door for creativity, Florida’s real estate market, including their price point and years of volatility, his work with mobile-home parks, his idea of a stick-building tract of rentals, and much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Dennis Block, Eviction Attorney, Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #491

Dennis Block is an eviction attorney in Los Angeles with over 39 years of experience in the field. He serves as an attorney through his own firm Dennis P. Block and Associates. Through his firm he specializes in tenant evictions from both residential and commercial properties. Since 1976 they have handled over 175,000 evictions and are currently the leader in law firms dealing with evictions.

Bruce and Dennis discuss property owners who convert single-family homes bought at trustee sales into duplexes, Properties managed by the owners vs property management companies, Landlord rights when tenants decide to start in home business like daycares or dog centers, the easiest eviction process, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Dennis Block, Eviction Attorney, Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #490

Dennis Block is an eviction attorney in Los Angeles with over 39 years of experience in the field. He serves as an attorney through his own firm Dennis P. Block and Associates. Through his firm he specializes in tenant evictions from both residential and commercial properties. Since 1976 they have handled over 175,000 evictions and are currently the leader in law firms dealing with evictions.

Bruce and Dennis discuss eviction laws over the last 40 years, 2008's foreclosure glut and its effect on the eviction business, the different issues landlords can run into and how to handle them, cash for keys, rent control, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Brett Rainey of First American Title Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #489

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Brett Rainey, the sales rep Bruce has worked with for a long time. He is with First American Title and has had lots of jobs along the way. He has been a sales rep now for 29 years and does a great service for the Norris Group. Bruce and Brett discuss the title businesses in Florida and California, the different types of title insurance available, title policies that produce claims, the ramifications for receiving title without title insurance, fraud in the real estate industry, an update on the HERO loan program, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Ralph McLaughlin of Trulia Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #488

Bruce Norris is joined again this week by Ralph McLaughlin. Ralph is the Chief Economist for Trulia and leads their housing and economics research team. He provides house hunters with key insights about the economy as well as housing trends and public policy. His educational background includes a BS in geography and regional development from the University of Arizona. He also has a PhD in planning, policy, and design from the University of California Irvine with a specialization in urban development. He has more than a dozen publications and research papers in the field of housing, economics, land use, and housing policy. He was previously director of the certificate in real estate development at San Jose State University. Bruce and Ralph discuss affordability and its relationship to the housing market, yields and investments and their effect on real estate, traditional and speculative flipping, touch and go properties, the different demographics and whether they are favorable toward real estate, the buying activity of those of Generation-X, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Ralph McLaughlin of Trulia Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #487

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Ralph McLaughlin. Ralph is the Chief Economist for Trulia and leads their housing and economics research team. He provides house hunters with key insights about the economy as well as housing trends and public policy. His educational background includes a BS in geography and regional development from the University of Arizona. He also has a PhD in planning, policy, and design from the University of California Irvine with a specialization in urban development. He has more than a dozen publications and research papers in the field of housing, economics, land use, and housing policy. He was previously director of the certificate in real estate development at San Jose State University. Bruce and Ralph discuss advising builders what to do in an uncertain market, the economies to look at when determining the future of real estate, factors when viewing interest rates, our current economy with little GDP and full employment, the topic of housing among presidential candidates, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Claire Bartos of Las Brisas Escrow Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #486

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Claire Bartos. Claire is the branch manager and senior escrow officer at Las Brisas Escrow, as well as she is Bruce’s favorites person with whom to do escrow. Bruce and Claire discuss times escrow may not work, when lenders will say no, what to do in the event of a default with your escrow, the concept of Subject To, the HERO loan program, different types of fraud that exist today, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Claire Bartos of Las Brisas Escrow Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #485

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Claire Bartos. Claire is the branch manager and senior escrow officer at Las Brisas Escrow, as well as she is Bruce’s favorites person with whom to do escrow. Bruce and Claire discuss dealing with escrow officers who tell the truth and those who don't, working with new and experienced agents, Bruce's first experience learning escrow, whether the CFPB will revise the TRID procedures or not, and what a lot of escrow officers are doing today that is dishonest, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Barry Habib of MBS Highway Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #484

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Barry Habib. Barry is an American entrepreneur and frequent media resource for his mortgage and housing insight. He has had a long tenure with monthly appearances for CNBC and Fox. Barry is the CEO of MBS Highway, a company and platform created to help interpret and forecast activity in the mortgage rate and bond markets. Barry has had many successful businesses that he has founded, grown, and sold. This includes Mortgage Market Guide, Health Care Imaging Solutions, and Certified Mortgage Associates. Barry’s mortgage sales career includes being recognized for having the highest annual origination production in the United States on two occasions. He personally originated over $2 billion in mortgage loan production over his career. Bruce and Barry discuss the current ten-year T-Bill, oil prices and their effect on inflation rates, the different levels of inflation, the possibility of a recession, baby boomers and millennials, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Barry Habib of MBS Highway Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #483

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Barry Habib. Barry is an American entrepreneur and frequent media resource for his mortgage and housing insight. He has had a long tenure with monthly appearances for CNBC and Fox. Barry is the CEO of MBS Highway, a company and platform created to help interpret and forecast activity in the mortgage rate and bond markets. Barry has had many successful businesses that he has founded, grown, and sold. This includes Mortgage Market Guide, Health Care Imaging Solutions, and Certified Mortgage Associates. Barry’s mortgage sales career includes being recognized for having the highest annual origination production in the United States on two occasions. He personally originated over $2 billion in mortgage loan production over his career. Bruce and Barry discuss people's current attitude toward participating in the market, mortgage demand this year compared to last, the current homeownership rate, the financial outcome for a renter versus an owner, principal reduction, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Jim Brown of Keller Williams Joins Aaron Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #482

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Jim Brown. Jim is the owner of Keller Williams Corona and has been in real estate for around 20 years. Bruce did a transaction with him back in 1992, even prior to him being in the business. His Keller Williams office did about a $1 billion in the first quarter of 2016. Bruce and Jim discuss how many Realtors don't close a transaction in a year, agents who make $1 million compared to those who make next to nothing, who dominates in the real estate world, cross-qualifying, decision Realtors make that can hurt the industry, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Rob Hahn of 7DS Associates Joins Aaron Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #481

Aaron Norris is filling in for Bruce this week and is joined again by Rob Hahn. He is the founder and managing partner of 7DS Associates as well as the blog The Notorious R.O.B. Here, he opines on topics including real estate, technology, marketing, and strategy. You may even catch him at speaking engagements like Inman Connect, T3 Summit, and local, state, and national association events. Aaron and Rob discuss how real estate pros obtain business and listings, the importance of local databases, strategies Realtors use for farming leads, renters in the market, real estate technology trends in the next five years, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Rob Hahn of 7DS Associates Joins Aaron Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #480

Aaron Norris is filling in for Bruce this week and is joined again by Rob Hahn. He is the founder and managing partner of 7DS Associates, a strategy and consulting firm rooted in strategic analysis and data. Aaron and Rob discuss MLS databases, the competion between Zillow and Realtor.com, what is copyrightable in the MLS, the job of agents and brokers when it comes to dealing with the database, Zillow's overall position in the database market, what customers the agents spend most of their time on, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Janet and Larry French and Doug and Andrea Van Soest Join Aaron Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #479

Aaron Norris is filling in for Bruce this week and is joined again by four guests: Janet and Larry French and Doug and Andrea Van Soest. In this next segment, they will cover design since both couples work with and are very good with the design aspect. They will also cover how they work with each other, being married, since a lot of people will not work in the same business as their significant other.


Today Aaron has two sets of couples on the show who have been in the real estate investing business and have gone full time over the last cycle. Larry French works with his wife Janet at Silver Moon Real Estate Buyers. Andrea Van Soest has a homebuying business called Socal Homebuyers. In addition, she and her husband flip houses on the side. Together they discuss the types of inventory they deal with, the grading system the utilize for their homes, the positive and negative aspects of dealing with historic homes, the benefits of workign together as spouses, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Janet and Larry French and Doug and Andrea Van Soest Join Aaron Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #478

Aaron Norris is filling in for Bruce this week and is joined by four guests: Janet and Larry French and Doug and Andrea Van Soest. Over the next few weeks the Norris Group will be doing something different. Over the last three months they have launched the Investor Roadmap. Something that always comes up is people get a little overwhelmed about how to get into the business. They do not know where to start or what they bring to the party. It is not just about the timing, which dictates the activity investors do to make money and find the deals. Based on your personality, experience, how active you want to be in the space, and how much cash you have to play in the business, they all really dictate the strategies open to you. Aaron had somebody who was an accountant and worked for a property manager who said he did not have any experience when filling out the survey. They decided to explore ideas since he did not have cash but did have experience in a unique way


Today Aaron has two sets of couples on the show who have been in the real estate investing business and have gone full time over the last cycle. Larry French works with his wife Janet at Silver Moon Real Estate Buyers. Andrea Van Soest has a homebuying business called Socal Homebuyers. In addition, she and her husband flip houses on the side. Together they discuss how they came to be involved full time in real estate, how they utilize mailers for the business, their thoughts on cluster marketing and follow-up systems, their advice for people wanting to come into the industry, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Tom Anderson of RITA Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #477

Bruce Norris is joined again this week by Tom Anderson. Tom has served as president of RITA for the last four years. Tom has more than 44 years of experience in banking. He was the founder, former president, and CEO of Pensco Trust Company. He is currently on the board of Pensco Holding, LLC. He was also the founder and president of Pensco Pension Services, an IRS approved non-bank custodian and broker dealer. He was also the founder and president of Financial Information Services, a bank consulting company. This week's radio show focuses on self-directed IRA's and retirement plans.


Aaron and Tom discuss alternative investments, the jobs of custodians and if they are involved in obtaining appraisals, the minimum distribution requirement for an IRA, crowd funding, integrating self-directed money into real estate, self-directed accounts, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Tom Anderson of RITA Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #476

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Tom Anderson. Tom has served as president of RITA for the last four years. Tom has more than 44 years of experience in banking. He was the founder, former president, and CEO of Pensco Trust Company. He is currently on the board of Pensco Holding, LLC. He was also the founder and president of Pensco Pension Services, an IRS approved non-bank custodian and broker dealer. He was also the founder and president of Financial Information Services, a bank consulting company. This week's radio show focuses on self-directed IRA's and retirement plans.


Aaron and Tom discuss the original reason the government approved self-directed IRAs, the amount of assets included in the self-directed IRAs, a self-directed IRA compared to a defined benefit plan, a forced ROTH, RITA and what they do for the industry, topics discussed by Tom and many more in Washington this month, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Mike Quarles of YellowLetters.com Joins Aaron Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #475

Aaron Norris is filling in for Bruce Norris this week and next. He is joined by Michael Quarles, a real estate investor who started his investing career as a teenager constructing a duplex. Since then he has been involved in over 1,000 real estate deals. Mike was a general building contractor as well as a broker. He has built over 70 units from the ground up. He launched YellowLetters.com back in 2005, which is now the nation’s leader in direct marketing service for real estate investors. He also runs the Buy/Sell/Fix/Flip Academy.


Aaron and Michael discuss the number of mail pieces he will send before stopping if the client is uninterested, a good return rate for your mailer, top tips for mailer design to get a seller to call, a good follow-up system for your mailer, systems to manage incoming calls you get off mailers, marketing crossover, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Mike Quarles of YellowLetters.com Joins Aaron Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #474

Aaron Norris is filling in for Bruce Norris this week and next. He is joined by Michael Quarles, a real estate investor who started his investing career as a teenager constructing a duplex. Since then he has been involved in over 1,000 real estate deals. Mike was a general building contractor as well as a broker. He has built over 70 units from the ground up. He launched YellowLetters.com back in 2005, which is now the nation’s leader in direct marketing service for real estate investors. He also runs the Buy/Sell and Fix/Flip Academy.


Aaron and Michael discuss cluster marketing and its effect on ROI, what has changed about direct mail over the last decade, where it is headed over the next decade, tips for developing a good mailing list, the different groups and subgroups for real estate mailings, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Harry Dent of Dent Research Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #473

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Harry Dent. Harry is the founder of Dent Research, an economic forecasting firm specializing in demographic trends. His mission is helping people understand change using exciting new research developed from years of hands on business experience. Mr. Dent offers unprecedented and refreshingly understandable tools for seeing the key economic trends that will affect your life, business, and investments over the rest of your lifetime. Mr. Dent is also a best-selling author. In his book The Great Boom Ahead, published in 1992. Mr. Dent stood virtually alone in accurately forecasting the un-anticipated boom of the 1990s and the continued expansion into 2007.

In his new book The Demographic Cliff, he continues to educated audiences about his predictions for the next Great Depression, especially between 2014 and 2019 that he has been forecasting now for 20 years. Mr. Dent is the editor of the Economic and Market Newsletter and has created the HS Dent Financial Advisors Network. Mr. Dent has been interviewed by just about every program possible. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Bruce and Harry discuss his book The Demographic Cliff, his top predictions for the next generation, trends in real estate between baby boomers and millennials, his trends and forecast on the real estate market, the current GDP and unemployment, the commodity cycle and its effect on real estate, China's possible housing bubble, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Rich Ford of Roofstock Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #472

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Rich Ford. Rich is Chief Development Officer and co-founder of Roofstock, a semi-stealth new startup based in Oakland. His website bills the company as “rental home investing made stock market simple.” Invitees who are starting to buy and sell on the site have called it the e-trade of occupied rental home investing. Rich is far from a newcomer to the single-family rental market. Before Roofstock, Rich spent 20 years doing investment banking with a focus on capital-raising and strategic advisory within the real estate sector and emerging single-family rental industry. Firms included Jeffries, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Leihman Brothers, and Morgan Stanley. He hosted the first ever single-family rental conference back in May 2012.

He was also instrumental in the formation of Invitation Homes, the largest owner of single-family residences and rentals in the U.S. today. He has worked with all the largest participants in the SFR sector on capital raising and advisory work. This includes providing expertise on most of the IPOs. He was integral to the creation of a new class of preferred security for AMH that links home appreciation to returns. He also advised on the sale of over 6,000 single-family rental homes included many of the major transactions in the market. He is a frequent moderator and panelist at single-family rental conferences.

Bruce and Rich discuss different inventory, which are good cash-flowing assets, the percentage of properties that were bulk sales, the challenges rental companies are facing, public capital and blind pool, net asset value, the biggest areas of accumulation, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Rich Ford of Roofstock Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #471

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Rich Ford. Rich is Chief Development Officer and co-founder of Roofstock, a semi-stealth new startup based in Oakland. His website bills the company as “rental home investing made stock market simple.” Invitees who are starting to buy and sell on the site have called it the e-trade of occupied rental home investing. Rich is far from a newcomer to the single-family rental market. Before Roofstock, Rich spent 20 years doing investment banking with a focus on capital-raising and strategic advisory within the real estate sector and emerging single-family rental industry. Firms included Jeffries, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Leihman Brothers, and Morgan Stanley. He hosted the first ever single-family rental conference back in May 2012. He was also instrumental in the formation of Invitation Homes, the largest owner of single-family residences and rentals in the U.S. today. He has worked with all the largest participants in the SFR sector on capital raising and advisory work. This includes providing expertise on most of the IPOs. He was integral to the creation of a new class of preferred security for AMH that links home appreciation to returns. He also advised on the sale of over 6,000 single-family rental homes included many of the major transactions in the market. He is a frequent moderator and panelist at single-family rental conferences. Bruce and Rich discuss his company Roofstock, owning rental single-family homes, the scale of new rental homes and investor participation, large scale investors being market-makers, efficiencies in the real estate market, the target property for holders of rental properties, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Rick Sharga of Ten-X Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #470

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Rick Sharga. Rick is the chief marketing officer for Ten-X, of which he became CMO this month. This was after spending two years with Auction.com as an executive vice president. He is one of the country’s most frequently quoted sources on real estate, mortgage, and foreclosure trends. Rick has appeared on the CBS evening news, NBC Nightly News, CNN, ABC World News, CNBC, Fox, Bloomberg, and NPR. He has briefed government organizations such as the Federal Reserve, the Senate Banking Committee, and corporations like JPMorgan Chase, Citibank, and Deutsche Bank. Prior to joining Auction.com, Rick was an executive vice president for Carrington Mortgage Holdings. He has also spent 8 years at RealtyTrac, where he was the senior vice president. Rick is a member of the corporate board of governors of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals. He was included in Inman’s News top 100 people, an annual list of the most influential leaders in real estate, both in 2013 and 2014. Bruce and Rick discuss his company Ten-X, their sale of commercial real estate, their use of auctions, the residential and commercial markets, his view of the national housing picture, relative return, the Japanese and Chinese markets, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Jim Fetgatter of AFIRE Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #469

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Jim Fetgatter. He is the chief executive of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate, an organization known as AFIRE. He assumed this position in 1992. Before joining AFIRE, he spent 15 years in the real estate industry with the last five being spent in Dutch and British property companies, both in Washington, D.C. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy and holds a B.S. from Oklahoma State University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Bruce and Jim discuss his organization, the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate, institutional investors, the world's most stable and secure markets, the three main types of properties in the market, the FIRPTA tax on foreign investors, the impact of foreign investors, the biggest threat to a real estate downturn, the Japanese and Chinese markets, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, January 8, 2016

Aaron Norris of The Norris Group Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #468

Bruce Norris is joined this week by his son Aaron Norris. Aaron is the vice president of the Norris Group, in charge of marketing and creating award-winning products. Bruce and Aaron discuss their market timing reports, the transferal of their materials to digital, the creation of the quadrant system, the Norris Group's social media content, investor discounts, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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Friday, January 1, 2016

The Norris Group's Craig Hill Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #467

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Craig Hill. Craig has been with the Norris Group for almost 20 years. He is active as the underwriter, salesperson, and money raiser for the company. You might say he wears a lot of hats. Bruce and Craig discuss the hard money loan business, how Craig got his start here, the misconception of the risk of loaning to an investor, credit vs. liquidity, the Norris Group 6.9% and 8.9% loan program, and much, much more on this week's Norris Group real estate radio show and podcast.

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