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Some interesting real estate and hard money loan articles

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Clay Sparkman
As I go about my way, trying to make sense of real estate markets in various parts of the US and in the US in general AND trying to determine what that means for the private money loan business, I come across articles that I feel are probably share-worthy. In that spirit, I have [...]

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House flipping wisdom worth noting

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Clay Sparkman
I try to keep an eye out for good information on the status of property flipping. Here are a few things that I have come across recently.
With regard to the best cities for home flipping (as of May):
The 25 Best Cities for Flipping a House
Taylor Tepper at Money
May 25, 2017
http://time.com/money/4784913/house-flipping-best-25-cities/
Another article of a [...]

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Construction Loan Proposal

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Clay Sparkman
We have run this construction loan program on several occasions, and we are so excited about this specific niche that we are going to run a similar promotion in honor and celebration of summer.
As a private money construction lender, we’re able to provide a variety of creative solutions that are just not available via [...]

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Article: The search for a better loan

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Clay Sparkman
This article, The Search for a Better Loan, published in Scotsman Guide, should be useful to most Brokers trying to juggle the needs and interests of investment property borrowers.
Scotsman Guide is an excellent resource available online, with good articles and excellent information regarding different types of commercial money sources and particulars regarding each of [...]

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5 Things to know about private construction loans

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Clay Sparkman
I recently came across this five year old (but still very relevant) article written for David C. Scott for the Scotsman Guide
5 Things to know about private construction loans
It seems to fir pretty well with my own overall perception. As such, I thought I would publish it here and then go on to discuss [...]

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Private money as a source for home mortgage loans

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Clay Sparkman
May articles I’ve come across lately suggest that more and more private money lenders are putting their funds into the long-term residential home market, and doing so at a fairly roate (low by private money standards). The article here–Private Lenders Remodel the Mortgage Market–is a good discussion of precisely this movement, and approaches the [...]

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The art of the summary

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Clay Sparkman
The Art of the Summary
Between phone calls, emails, and on-line submissions, we receive a tremendous number of loan requests. It’s pretty common for these loans to have tight deadlines, so here are three ways to speed up the process.
1)      Use the on-line proposal form and provide all the applicable information.  This form can be accessed [...]

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Promotional offer #2 for real estate investors

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Clay Sparkman
We are running several new promotions, primarily aimed at real estate investors, to really get costs down on financing and thus open up the possibility for more profitable deals. Last week I put up a blog post about a 12% and 2 point offering.
This week I’m putting up an alternative offer: 7% [...]

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Promotional offer for real estate investors

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Clay Sparkman
We are running a new promotion, primarily aimed at real estate investors, to really get costs down on financing and thus open up the possibility for more profitable deals.
This is the best that we have ever offered, and we are running it in order to bring in new borrowers and give them [...]

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Visualizing the industry

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Clay Sparkman
With regard to forward thinking (that is, how is the industry changing?): I thought you might appreciate this article, Private Lending Sector Making Big Noise for Real Estate Investors, by Ben Stoodley:
Here
Certainly he is correct with regard to his interpretation of current trends, and one must wonder how far this might all go.
Comments are [...]

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Three potentially useful indicators of the likely movement of value

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Clay Sparkman
Any good real estate investor should be attempting  to assess whether property values are rising, falling,  or holding in the area of his/her latest potential investment. After all, the core question when buying investment property (particularly short-term) is, “what is value likely to do in the next year or so?” If you [...]

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Guest Post: Private Lending—Turning Trash Into Treasure

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Clay Sparkman

I came across this blog post by Jeffrey Tesch recently. It was originally posted at cpexecutive.com on October 19, 2015. After working to articulate the various practical issues of private money for many years, I felt that it would be nice to offer a fresh voice/perspective on the matter. I contacted a representative for [...]

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Prognostication regardiing the real estate marketplace

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Clay Sparkman
Okay, it has been a good nine months since I last posted. Let’s just say it’s a long story. At any rate, I’m back–so expect regular postings going forward.
It looks like HML Investments predicts that this is a good time to consider hard money.
HML Investments Releases Latest Prognostication Regarding the Real Estate [...]

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Flexibility and creativity: the beauty of private money loans

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Clay Sparkman
This post was originally published on this site on July 6th. 2010. I feel that the information within is so important to a full understanding of private money flexibility and creativity, that I modified the document, bringing it up to date, and am publishing it here now once again.
Our private money lending programs tend [...]

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Loan sits on desk: how the heck do I place it?

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Clay Sparkman
If you are having trouble finding the ever elusive lenders that you need for your particular client transactions and projects, a web based tool known as Lendicom.com may be of interest to you.  The site is geared toward commercial lending (including construction, project, and development loans), and allows borrowers and brokers to sign up [...]

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Some private money blogs which look pretty good to me

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Clay Sparkman
If you read this blog regularly, you will know that I am pretty much constantly scanning the internet for resources and materials that might be of value to my readers. Recently I came across several private money blogs that look to be quite good. I’d like to share those with you.
The first blog is [...]

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What the media is saying about private money markets

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

S. Clay Sparkman
I spend plenty of time cruising the web for interesting articles that are relevant to the current state of hard money lending, brokering, and borrowing. I don’t always agree with everything I find, but it is useful to evaluate varying points of view, and I certainly wouldn’t pass along any article that I [...]

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On the art of handcrafting loans

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Clay Sparkman
As I pointed out in a previous mailing, our private money lending programs tend to be fairly rigid with regard to LTV requirements, but quite forgiving with regard to other issues. One of the nice things about private money is that it allows for creative problems solving. I have put many transactions together that [...]

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Announcing: iPad 2 Bonus to Brokers Closing Loans with Fairfield

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Clay Sparkman
We at Fairfield Financial Services (FFS) are pleased to announce our free iPad bonus promotional program AND that we now have sources available to lend with no maximum on commercial loans in all 14 of the states that we service.
Starting Wednesday, September 27th, we are offering a free promotional iPad 2 to any broker or [...]

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Won’t somebody please call a plumber … the banks are clogged

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Clay Sparkman
This article was originally posted on my lender blog in January of 2010.  Now, some 15 months later, it still seems pretty much timely,  That worries me.  I’d like to hear your thoughts on this matter.  You brokers are the real experts.  Please give voice.

One of my dear good readers sent the following e-mail [...]

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