Fairfield Financial Services, Inc. - Private Money Loans, Lending & Borrowing

Archive for March, 2010

The quest for a good set of comps

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Clay Sparkman
As I have mentioned in at least one previous posting (Ten Crucial Steps in Reading an Appraisal), I am not so concerned about the bottom line value on an appraisal or property valuation as I am about the particular logic that lead to the creation of that value.  If the instrument is transparent and [...]

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An interview with Grover W. Sparkman

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

S. Clay Sparkman
Grover W. Sparkman is the President of Fairfield Financial Services, a company that he founded with his wife, Louise Sparkman, and a business partner in 1964.  He has been involved in just about every imaginable aspect of private money lending and paper brokering for nearly half a century.  He also works as a [...]

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Rehab and construction loan FAQ

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Clay Sparkman
One of the most promising areas at the moment for real estate investors, by all indications, is REO, rehab, and quick flip of properties.  The opportunity to buy distressed properties at a low price point is evident in many markets.  And yet it is difficult for most end-buyers (with a non-profit initiative) to take [...]

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