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Sample loan in Oregon

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

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 template for presenting a loan. Kristopher […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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how 2-4 unit properies might be utilized (and financed)

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Clay Sparkman Here, in The Scotsman Guide, is an article with an interesting take on regulations for financing of 2-4 unit properties and how private money might be utilized in a supporting role. I thought it might interest most Brokers and RI Borrowers. (By the way, if you are not familiar with it, The Scotsman […]

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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 […]

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Our sweet spot: Rehab and Constrcution loans

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Clay Sparkman One of the most promising areas at the moment for real estate investors and brokers, by all indications, is new construction, REO, short sale, rehab, and quick flip properties.  The opportunity to buy distressed properties at a low price point is evident in many markets.  And yet it is difficult for most end-buyers […]

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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 […]

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Flexibility and creativity: the beauty of private money loans

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Clay Sparkman This post was first published on this site on July 6th. 2010. 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 problem solving.   I have […]

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