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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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Musing the fix and flip

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Clay Sparkman
I recently came across these articles while scanning the web. I don’t agree 100% with everything said, but all in all, there is some very good stuff here–and so I thought I’d share it with you. (Ever vigilant: I’m combing the web for you.)
Scott Yancey’s Top 10 Fix and Flip Deal Destroyers (The [...]

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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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Private money loans – a broad perspective

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Clay Sparkman
I came across this article, Private Lending Presents Opportunities for Investors by Jeff Brown, in US News. It gives a very broad perspective on private money lending. For example, it includes references crowd-sourcing and unsecured loans. I thought it might be worth sharing with you all, as you contemplate your options for non-bank loans.
Here
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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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Minding the gap

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Clay Sparkman
This article was originally posted at this site in May of 2013 at this site. Since then, we have seen the number of construction and fix/flip loans that we do increase significantly. This seems to be a sweet spot for the private money market. That is, we are able to fill what would otherwise [...]

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Funds available

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Clay Sparkman
I think most of you know my company, Fairfield Financial. I just wanted to take a moment to put in a shameless plug, and let you all know that, with the upturn in the real estate economy, we have funds available for commercial loans of all types. Our sweet spot is relatively small construction, [...]

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Auction Buyers Take Note

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Clay Sparkman
Most likely you have clients who buy distressed properties from time to time–with the intention of making a profit–and need a source of funding to fuel their activities. There are three common ways to buy distressed properties: pre-auction, auction, and post auction (generally referred to as REO). Most investors are forced to buy either [...]

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Less Grumbly – A Follow-up to ‘grumblings of a slum lord in the post-bust environment’

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

This Guest post by Brian Blum, Operating Manager of Maverick Structures LLC,
is  a follow up to an earlier post
Sure, we each have “teams” of lawyers, Realtors, title agencies, finance people, insurance agents, and contractors working with us, but don’t kid yourself – real estate investing is largely an individual sport.  Many investors have neither receptionists [...]

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Grumblings of a slum lord in the post-bust environment

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Guest post by Brian Blum, Operating Manager, Maverick Structures LLC
I’m a real estate investor.  I see opportunities in buildings – and in numbers, and I use those opportunities to create income and equity.  What I do benefits society, but I’m not going to lie to you – I am driven to do it for my [...]

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