Lawrence Yun, Rick Sharga, Farnoosh Torabi and Jed Kolko join Ilyce to discuss real estate market trends and credit management on the Ilyce Glink Show on June 8, 2014 on WSB Radio.

Ilyce’s show always contains various forms of real estate and credit advice but she has invited four intelligent and engaged professionals to talk about the housing market and credit.

These four experts have strong opinions about regarding certain issues Americans are facing:

Lawrence Yun

Lawrence Yun is Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research at the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS. He oversees and is responsible for a wide range of research activity for the association including NAR’s Existing Home Sales statistics, Affordability Index, and Home Buyers and Sellers Profile Report. He regularly provides commentary on real estate market trends for its 1 million REALTOR members.

Dr. Yun creates NAR’s forecasts and participates in many economic forecasting panels, among them Blue Chip and the Harvard University Industrial Economist Council. He appears regularly on financial news outlets, is a frequent speaker at real estate conferences throughout the United States, and has testified before Congress. USA Today in 2008 listed him among the top 10 economic forecasters in the country and he has been named among the Most Influential Real Estate Leaders by INMAN News over the past several years.

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Rick Sharga

Rick Sharga is the company’s chief spokesman on topics such as the U.S. housing market, mortgage market, commercial real estate and international real estate. Sharga, who is based in the company’s Irvine headquarters, has over 30 years of experience in real estate, mortgage and technology marketing. Most recently, he was Executive Vice President at Carrington Mortgage Holdings, a privately held company that owns and operates multiple businesses covering virtually every aspect of residential real estate transactions.

One of the country’s most frequently-quoted sources on real estate, mortgage and foreclosure trends, Sharga has appeared on the CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, CNN, ABC World News, CNBC, FOX and NPR. He has briefed government organizations such as the Federal Reserve and Senate Banking Committee and corporations like JPMorgan Chase, Citibank and Deutsche Bank on foreclosure trends, and done foreclosure training for leading real estate organizations such as Re/Max, Prudential and Keller Williams.

Prior to joining Carrington, Sharga spent eight years at RealtyTrac, where as senior vice president he was responsible for marketing, business development and data operations. is the nation’s leading online real estate marketplace and has sold more than $25 billion in assets since 2007. The company serves customers from the largest financial institutions and investors in real estate to the individual consumer and agent.

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Find Rick on Twitter @RickSharga

Farnoosh Torabi

Farnoosh Torabi is a personal finance expert, author, TV personality, and sought-after speaker whose mission is to help people take control of their finances so they can live their richest, happiest lives. She has personally coached a wide range of audiences, from college students, to couples, to executives at Fortune 500 firms.
Farnoosh is a contributing editor at Money Magazine and frequent contributor to Daily Worth, Yahoo! and The Today Show. Her latest book is an Amazon #1 Best Seller and is entitled When She Makes More: 10 Rules for Breadwinning Women.

Her other books include Psych Yourself Rich: Get the Mindset & Discipline You Need to Build Your Financial Life, and You’re So Money – Live Rich Even When You’re Not.

Farnoosh has hosted her own web series which evolved into the #1 personal finance series online, Financially Fit on Yahoo Finance. She also has coached real people around real money challenges on shows, such as Yahoo’s Remake America, soapNet’s Bank of Mom & Dad and TLC’s REAL SIMPLE. REAL LIFE.

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You can find Farnoosh on Twitter @Farnoosh

Jed Kolko

Jed Kolko is the Chief Economist at Trulia where he leads the company’s housing research and provides insights on market trends and public policy. Focusing on where the market is today and where it is headed tomorrow, Jed aims to shed light on how the future of real estate will evolve – from where people want to live to the types of homes that they want to live in, all the way down to the neighborhood amenities that are most important to them and their families. Additionally, in his role at the fastest growing online real estate resource, he also advises the development of Trulia Estimates and works to create new derivatives of Trulia’s data to help more consumers make smarter decisions about where they want to live.

Jed was formerly an associate director of research and research fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California. In this role, he published policy studies and academic articles on economic development, land use and housing policy, advised policymakers and business groups, and testified at public hearings. Previously, he was vice president and research director of Forrester Research’s market-research practice focusing on consumer technology adoption and demand. He has also worked at the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (now known as the Federal Housing Finance Agency), the World Bank, and the Progressive Policy Institute. Jed earned his Ph.D. in Economics and his A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard University.

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You can find Jed on Twitter @JedKolko

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