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Archive for March, 2013

Trust deed lending – ten mistakes you should never make and ten mistakes you must never make

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

I first published this post on The Private Money Investor Blog on Dec 19, 2009. It is clearly directed toward a private money investor audience. However, from time to time, I like to post articles on this blog which give more of that particular perspective. If you really wish to understand the private money lending […]

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How to read an appraisal

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Clay Sparkman This article was originally published, on this blog, on 8/9/10. 2 ½ years later, I feel it is worthy to be modified slightly and published again. Whatever you do in the real estate business, I highly recommend that you give this post a good read. The most important thing that you must understand […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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