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The private money lending business: likes and gripes (part I)

Friday, September 6th, 2019

Clay Sparkman Awhile back I published a 3-part post on my Private Money Investor blog regarding my personal likes and gripes as a purveyor in of private money.  This has been my sole job for the past 20 years.  Who wouldn’t want to go rant and rave publicly about their job?  I guess I could […]

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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, […]

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Five potentially useful indicators of the likely movement of value

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

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 sense […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 sense […]

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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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Rental property financing in 2015 and beyond

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Clay Sparkman In this year of 2015, it seems that finding funds for rental property purchase and holding can be a bit challenging–perhaps more so than in past years. This recent article by Corey Dutton discusses the issue, and suggests that hard money may be a good route to go in certain cases. I happen […]

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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 […]

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3 recent posts on hard money loans that are worth reading

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Clay Sparkman Here are three three recent posts that pertain to hard money loans that will almost surely enhance your knowledge of the current state of the market. Financing With ‘Hard Money’ Here The Hard Money Loan Funding Process: A Guide for Rehabbers Here Hard Money Lenders Fear Overreach Here Let me know if you […]

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