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An Interview with Iris Veneracion

An Interview with Iris Veneracion
By Christina Suter on Apr 28, 2018 at 06:15 AM in Real Estate Issues

Iris Veneracion is the founder of Invest Club, a dynamic real estate community in Southern California and she's a full-time investor who specializes fix and flips as well as buy and holds. Lately, she's used the short-term rental platform, Airbnb to double and sometimes triple her market risk. She believes in the power of partnership and she is the creator of the 60-day challenge, a butt-kicking real estate extreme experience available to local California investors.

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Interview with Bruce Norris 2018

Interview with Bruce Norris 2018
By Christina Suter on Mar 31, 2018 at 10:46 AM in Business Issues

The last radio show of each month I invite, on my Ask Christina First Radio Show, a real estate expert. This month I had the pleasure of interviewing my friend and teacher Bruce Norris again. Bruce will be speaking at my FIBI Pasadena meeting on April 19th. Bruce is an active investor, hard money lender, and real estate educator with over 35 years of experience. He has been involved in over 2,000 real estate transactions and he is renowned for his ability to forecast long-term market trends.

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Paige Panzarello of Cashflow Chick

Paige Panzarello of Cashflow Chick
By Christina Suter on Feb 24, 2018 at 08:36 AM in Real Estate Issues

This week I had the privilege of interviewing a fellow investor and friend, Paige Panzarello. Paige and I met over two years ago and bonded instantly when we shared our real estate stories as well as what it takes to keep going and to be brave when your backside has just been handed to you. Paige has been involved in real estate investing for over 25 years and is an expert in her field and is currently focusing on non-performing notes.

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An Interview with Sensei Sean Gilliland

An Interview with Sensei Sean Gilliland
By Christina Suter on Jan 27, 2018 at 10:45 AM in Real Estate Issues

This week on my Ask Christina First Radio Show, we aired an Interview I did with Sensei Sean Gilliland. Sean earned the nickname "Little Sensai" as a child who was involved in martial arts and who followed his instructor everywhere, wanting to be like him. Today, Sean is a real estate investor who began investing in 1995 and is the founder of Black Belt Investors. He has been a speaker at my FIBI Pasadena meetings and he uses the discipline and knowledge he obtained as one of the top 3 martial artists in the US to run his business.

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An Interview with Deborah Razo

An Interview with Deborah Razo
By Christina Suter on Dec 02, 2017 at 08:16 AM in Real Estate Issues

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Deborah Razo. Deborah is going to be the guest at my FIBI Pasadena meeting in January. Deborah started her first business in 1990 and after owning and partnering in several successful small businesses, she realized that her path to financial freedom was through real estate investing. Deborah has a flair for fixing and flipping properties, from purchase, rehabbing, marketing and sale processes to tools and techniques for locating properties and analyzing market values to capitalize on opportunities for profit. Deborah is also a Sr. Leader for the Tony Robbins organization.

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My Interview w. Ellis San Jose

My Interview w. Ellis San Jose
By Christina Suter on Oct 28, 2017 at 07:20 AM in Real Estate Issues

Ellis San Jose is the co-founder of For Investor By Investor (FIBI) network. I speak of FIBI often because I head the Pasadena chapter of that organization, so Ellis is a boss of mine in a way. Ellis is the leader of Real Estate Group 360, a company of experts for buyers, sellers & investors of real estate. Ellis has years of experience in the acquisition of non-performing and performing properties and loans.

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An Interview with Andy Teasley

An Interview with Andy Teasley
By Christina Suter on Sep 30, 2017 at 07:14 AM in Real Estate Issues

This past week I interviewed Andy Teasley, self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur and real estate investor. Andy is a regular at my FIBI meetings in Pasadena, California and he runs a volunteer organization called The Millionaire Makers the Next Generation, which he and others started to ensure real estate teachings didn't end when those before them left the business. Their mission is to train the next generation of educators with the hopes of teaching people to be teachers.

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An Interview with Kevin Oliver

An Interview with Kevin Oliver
By Christina Suter on Sep 02, 2017 at 07:16 AM in Business Issues

Kevin Oliver a real estate broker and investor in Bakersfield, California, who has been investing for 15+ years. He got his start in real estate in the wholesale field and spent his first 5 years acquiring and marketing properties to investors in California. While wholesaling properties he spent a portion of his career recruiting and training new investors in wholesale and rehabbing business. He is the Owner of REI Group LLC and represents many local buyers and sellers finding or selling their new homes for their families. He also works feverishly renovating single and multi-family homes, mainly in his hometown of Bakersfield, CA.

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My Interview with Doug Duncan Senior VP of Fannie Mae

My Interview with Doug Duncan Senior VP of Fannie Mae
By Christina Suter on Jul 29, 2017 at 07:20 AM in Real Estate Issues

Douglas G. Duncan is Fannie Mae's Senior Vice President and Chief Economist. He is responsible for providing all forecasts and analyses 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 the housing industry. He serves as the Chair of the Fannie Mae Corporate House Price Forecast Committee.

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Real Estate Economic Update

Real Estate Economic Update
By Christina Suter on Jun 24, 2017 at 05:37 PM in Real Estate Issues

Please understand, I'm not a CPA or a lawyer, what I am is an investor with years of experience.

In real estate you must know who you are. Your investor profile lists things what you're good at. Are you a project management, construction, interior design, etc. What you want to wake up for determines what type of real estate you want to own. If you don't want to wake up and do it, don't buy it because it will never make you happy.

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