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Vice President and Chief Economist of CAR Leslie Appleton-Young Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #317

Bruce Norris is joined this week by Leslie Appleton-Young. Leslie is vice-president and chief economist for the California Association of Realtors, a statewide trade organization with 155,000 members dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate. Leslie directs the activities of the association’s member information group. She oversees the analysis of the housing market …

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California Forecast 2013: More of the same save the black swan by Sean O’Toole

In 2012, we saw the continuation of a housing recovery in California, with solid sales volumes and price increases throughout much of the state.  More importantly, short sales, loan modifications, price increases and even foreclosures helped many get our of being underwater on their homes.  Many would say this recovery is artificial.  And, while there …

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Using the Auction Method as an Alternative to Selling Houses

Selling by auction has several advantages over other methods if the process is done right. Elite Auctions recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary of selling our own fixed-up houses, and assisting other flippers to sell their inventory.  As President, I can tell you we made a lot of mistakes in the early days.  Today, we think …

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Christopher Thornberg, Principal at Beacon Economics, Joins Bruce Norris on the Real Estate Radio Show #299

On Friday, October 19, the Norris Group proudly presents its fifth annual award-winning event I Survived Real Estate. An incredible line-up of industry experts joins 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’s Children’s Research Hospital. …

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The Norris Group Real Estate News Roundup 10/11/12

Today’s News Synopsis: Filings for foreclosures decreased in September 7% month-over month and 16% year-over-year.  They are now at their lowest since 2007.  Unemployment claims decreased to 339,000 and are now at their lowest in four years.  After being at record lows, mortgage rates are up again slightly with 30-year mortgages at 3.39% and 15-year …

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