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Sample loan

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Clay Sparkman
Here is an example of a loan that we recently placed. We like to give samples from time to time.  Not only does this give borrowers and brokers a better idea of the kinds of things that we do, but it also gives them a nice working format for presenting new loans.

Kristopher Gillmore
Fairfield Financial [...]

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Promotion: Best promotion we have offered in 54 years

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Clay Sparkman
It seems that quick flips are becoming quite common again, with the regular small-time investor. This is a favorite niche of ours. We particularly like to make these loans happen.
As you probably know, we work with a lot of people who are doing quick flip properties/projects. That means: buying low, generally fixing up (though [...]

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Greatest Promo Offer by Fairfield – Private Money Loans

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Clay Sparkman
We at Fairfield would like to run a special loan program to give this holiday season (and the sluggish period typically coming out of it) a kick in the butt. Hey, we can celebrate with our families and friends, and still get a few things setup and ready to go in 2018, right?
Here is [...]

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Consturction loan promotion

Tuesday, January 10th, 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 to get the year off to a good start for all of us. After all, at least in the more moderate climates, now [...]

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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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Ask an Investor

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Clay Sparkman
I came across the following blog posting by Jersey Digs, and felt that it would be worth passing along to interested borrowers and brokers:
Ask an Investor: How did you get started? How do you make money?
I hope you found that to be useful. Any feedback would be much appreciated.
If you would like to discuss [...]

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Traversing the Private-Money Path

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Clay Sparkman
A good article in The Scotsman Money Guide, providing a a road-map through the private-lending landscape, for brokers and borrowers:

Here
By the way, if you do not already use The Scotsman Money Guide (either the online or paper version), I highly recommend it as an excellent guide to various lender resources. They do a nice [...]

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Article: Four things you need to flip a house

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Clay Sparkman
I came across this article by Justin Pierce, Four Things You Need To Flip A House, in Special to The Washington Post. It is well written and touches on some relevant/important points with regard to the matter of home-flipping. Since this is our sweet spot as a private money lender, I thought it would [...]

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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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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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Home flipping

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Clay Sparkman
As you know, our sweet spot is for loans to real estate investors. In particular, we do a lot of fix and flip, fix and hold, REO, short sale , and new construction.
I feel that this recent Washington Post article, by Justin Pierce, “The four things you need to know to flip a home.” [...]

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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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Fairfield Financial – rehab and construction loans

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Clay Sparkman

As a follow up to my recent posting (Fairfield Financial – getting to know us), I am posting a similar resource, but one that is dedicated solely to rehab and construction loans. Since this is our sweet spot, I thought it would be appropriate to share this as well.
We work with many real [...]

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Good news for real estate investors

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Clay Sparkman
Well, if this isn’t good news, I don’t know what is:
http://us.news-republic.com/Web/ArticleWeb.aspx?regionid=1&articleid=9562167
It appears that now is the time to be investing in real estate and real estate loans. We finally have a turn-around market that might actually be *real* and might actually be steady.
Let’s hope it keeps going this way. There are so [...]

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Minding the gap

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Clay Sparkman
It is our opinion and the opinion of many others that banks, though they’ve bounced back in certain areas, have not picked up the slack when it comes to funding rehab, construction, and development loans.
I have been on about this before, so I won’t go into great detail here. I think that the following [...]

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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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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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What exactly do you want me to do for you?

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Clay Sparkman
When evaluating loan requests, this is the fundamental question:  what exactly do you want me to do for you? It is impossible to count the number of times that I have receive loan packets or proposals that didn’t include a loan summary or any clear description of the request.  The process of evaluating a [...]

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Quick flipping

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Clay Sparkman
As you probably know, we work with a lot of people who are doing quick flip properties/projects. That means: buying low, generally fixing up (though not always), and then selling fast, at a fair price, for a nifty profit.
Until now, we have made many such loans, and we have done so as follows: 5 [...]

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