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Covid-19 and real estate markets

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

S. Clay Sparkman Clearly these are unusual times worldwide. We have very little precedent to draw on in in speculating about how Covid-19 will affect real estate markets in the US. Most investors, of course, don’t like uncertainty. So many will tend to take their chips off the table when things get weird. At the […]

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Using a private money option

Friday, February 14th, 2020

S. Clay SparkmanJust 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 quick feedback […]

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National home pricing and supply

Friday, January 24th, 2020

S. Clay Sparkman A recent article (“Supply of homes for sale hits record low, and prices suddenly jump,” penned by Diane Olick at the CNBC site, posted 1/22/20) discusses the current numbers and issues related to home supply, demand, and pricing. It seems that in general, high demand for housing coupled with a precariously low […]

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A Typical Loan

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Clay Sparkman Here is a prospectus for a loan that we placed in 2019. This is fairly typical of the types of loans that we do. We provide samples of our work several times per year.  Not only does it give borrowers and brokers a better idea of the kinds of things that we do, […]

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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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Flexibility and creativity: the beauty of private money loans

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

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 most other issues. One of the nice things about private money is that it allows for creative problem solving. I have put […]

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Bridging the Gap

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Clay Sparkman One of the most notable advantages of using private money to source your borrower’s projects is that it allows for creative problem solving due to the flexible nature of the beast.  In particular, there are a number of ways that one can often make a private money transaction work, on any given project, […]

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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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