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Traversing the private money path

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

The following is a re-post of a good article in The Scotsman Money Guide (2016), providing 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 […]

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Construction and rehab loan proposal

Friday, May 17th, 2019

Clay Sparkman We have run this program on several occasions, and we are so excited about this specific niche that we are going to run it again in honor and celebration of summer. As a private money construction lender, we’re able to provide a variety of creative solutions that are just not available via more […]

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Home rehab season is here

Friday, April 5th, 2019

S. Clay Sparkman Once again it is spring, and that means that its time for the builders season to get underway.  We finance new construction, but have also done a great many small rehab projects over the years. The numbers indicate that rehab activity is down generally over this past few years. If I were […]

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Sunshine and hard money

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Clay Sparkman Summer is just around the corner! In the Pacific Northwest, that means it is time to play–or for those who are investing in real estate projects, perhaps the reprieve from the rain means that it’s time to get to work on purchase and rehab projects. As much as 80% of the loans that […]

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Top ten reasons to consider using a different source for your private money loan

Friday, February 8th, 2019

Clay Sparkman I posted this years ago. Being Friday and all, I figured it would be nice to have a laugh. Enjoy! I remember when I first came into this business 25 years ago, the general attitude toward private money–and private money lenders and brokers–was quite negative.  And to a certain extent, the reputation was […]

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Real estate values – what's next?

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

S. Clay Sparkman It has been quite a challenge this past dozen years predicting the movement of real estate market values. Values spike. values crash, values spike again, and then … maybe get a little squishy. Also, note the strange happenings in the national political machinery. It might be perilous to ignore this entirely. For […]

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Rehab and construction loan FAQ (revised)

Friday, January 18th, 2019

Clay Sparkman Here is an updated version of Fairfield’s Rehab and Construction Loan FAQ. One of the most promising areas, at the moment, for real estate investors and brokers, by all indications, is REO, rehab, and quick flip of properties. The opportunity to buy distressed properties at a low price point is evident in many markets. […]

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Using a private money option

Monday, November 26th, 2018

S. Clay Sparkman Just about every broker should have a private money option to go to. Here are a few quick tips on how to get that going. (1)   Find a Lending source that you like and trust. Also, make sure that they will work with you, guiding you through the process AND giving you […]

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Promotion: Quick flip loan special extended through end of 2018

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Clay Sparkman Quick flips, rehabs, temporary acquisition loans, short sales, and bridge loans are among the many short-term loans that we most like to do. Until now, we have made many such loans, and we have done so as follows: 5 points, 12-13% interest (on most loans), a one-year term, and with no prepayment penalties. […]

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Sample loan

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

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 format for presenting new loans. Kristopher […]

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