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A book that we must read

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Clay Sparkman This book strikes me as a must read for anyone in the lending business. I have not read it yet, but I intend to get started now. Have any of you read it, and if so, what was your take away? Here The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class Survives Lisa […]

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Resources for private money profesionals

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Clay Sparkman I posted this article in 2011, and am sad to say that I haven’t come across much in the way of new resources since. I’m going to re-post, with a few small changes, and please let me know if you know of any useful resources available to private money professionals. These days–with uncertain […]

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Several perspectives on private money and changes happening in the industry

Tuesday, May 24th, 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 […]

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Into the mainstream

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Clay Sparkman I thought that this recent article in The National Real Estate Investor would be worth sharing with the private money investors in this group. It certainly rings true with those of us at Fairfield, as we have had to work with our investors to adapt our programs and strategies to a changing market […]

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The cost of hard money

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Clay Sparkman After 50 years in the hard money business (as a family operation)  and 20+ years personally, you’d think we’d know what to expect. But let’s face it, no one really knows what to expect in the complex globally based financial world. For my first 15 or so years working in the hard money […]

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We may be done wandering through the forest

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Clay Sparkman I got this upbeat article as a special alert on my smart phone this week. It seems that finally the real estate market it pulling the rest of the economy forward, instead of the other way around. I would say that it’s official. Hallelujah! Housing, regional factory data show economy’s stamina http://us.news-republic.com/Web/ArticleWeb.aspx?regionid=1&articleid=10246360 On […]

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Investing in real estate (either directly or indirectly) in 2013: three articles you should read

Friday, February 1st, 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 […]

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What to look for in 2013

Thursday, January 24th, 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 noteing that “national home prices have been on the uptick for eight straight months,” […]

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Good news for real estate markets: could this be the actual turn around we’ve been waiting for?

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Clay Sparkman I posted this on my broker blog post recently. It is slightly dated, but the good news motors on. Let us celebrate the positives. (Yet, at the same time, let’s hope that we don’t go over a certain fiscal cliff, out of control and doing 90 mph. It will be interesting to see […]

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I can climb; I just don’t want to fall again

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Clay Sparkman I like what I’m seeing in the New York Times lately regarding real estate recovery. The following article was in yesterdays paper: Here It seems that they are convinced that recovery of the real estate markets is underway–though they also suggest that it is likely to be slow. I’m fine with that. I […]

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