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Archive for January, 2013

Investing in real estate in 2013: Three articles you should read

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Clay Sparkman
On occasion, I try to publish links to articles that are relevant, useful, and interesting. Here are three articles which give useful perspective on the matter of investing in real estate in 2012—each from a different perspective.
A money.cnn article on how to find real estate opportunities in 2013:
http://money.cnn.com/2012/12/01/real_estate/housing-outlook-2013.moneymag/index.html
Dailyresearchhunter.com on global real estate investing:
http://dailyresourcehunter.com/universal-language-moneymaking-real-estate/
An investopedia.com [...]

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2013: Think construction loans

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Clay Sparkman
I rather enjoyed the following article in the www.thefiscaltimes.com (quite an impressive publication at first blush), and thought it would be a good one to share.
“Ten Real Estate Trends to Watch in 2013″
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2012/12/06/10-Real-Estate-Trends-to-Watch-in-2013.aspx#page1
The article begins by noting that “national home prices have been on the uptick for eight straight months,” and then goes [...]

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2013 – The year of the quick flip

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Kris Gillmore and Clay Sparkman
Over the past five years we’ve all watched real estate prices come crashing down, in many cases forcing lenders to foreclose and take back the property. Although this is a sad misfortune for some, it is a tremendous opportunity for others. With regard to quick-flip investment property, we have always been of the [...]

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Where do you go to learn about private money?

Friday, January 11th, 2013

I can’t tell you how many times I have been asked by prospective private money investors, “Where do I go to learn more about this? Where are the books? Where are the articles? where are the websites”
I have generally had to shrug my shoulders and say, “You know, I don’t know.” I can’t tell you [...]

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Private Money FAQ

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Clay Sparkman
I try to update and publish this FAQ every once in awhile, as it is a handy guide to better understanding the market for private money loans in general–and more particularly, how we operate here at FFS, by way of example.

Private money is often misunderstood. Many industry professionals know very little about [...]

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