Volume 2, Issue 12

Newsletter Date:  December 17, 2012


You are receiving this letter because you are a client of either Blackburne & Sons or C-Loans, Inc. Removal instructions are below. Today I'll make a bold prediction. Commercial hard money rates will plummet over the next five years. And, of course, like always, we have lots of cute, clean jokes and two funny pics for you.

Joke Du Jour

On my four-year-old daughter's first trip to Disneyland, she couldn't wait to get on Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. As the car zoomed through the crazy rooms, into the path of a speeding train, and through walls that fell away at the last second, she clutched the little steering wheel in front of her. When the ride was over, she said to me a little shakily, "Next time, you drive. I didn't know where I was going."

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It Was So Cold Here...

That when we milked the cows, we got ice cream!

Hard Money Commercial Rates to Plunge in the Next Five Years

If you apply for a hard money commercial loan in California, you can sometimes get a quote as low as 9.9% or even 8.9%. Outside of California, however, you may have to pay 12.9% to 14.9%. Why the big difference in rates between the states?

California has some very progressive securities laws that allows hard money brokers to cheaply and easily syndicate groups of private investors to fund deals, as long as all of the dough is raised in California. California investors greatly prefer to invest in California, hence the big differential in rates outside of California.

A brand new Federal securities law, known as the JOBS Act, promises to allow hard money brokers to start syndicating accredited investors from across state lines, instead of just within California. With more investors eligible to invest in first mortgages, the increased competition should eventually drive down rates substantially.

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On a Personal Note

There's something you should know about me, I'm a bit of a movie fanatic. It is my personal opinion that there are very few moments in life that can compare to that first time you watched your favorite movie. It's the same reason you try watching it over and over again, trying to capture that feeling you felt the first time. Sure, you can certainly find enjoyment the tenth and eleventh time you've watched the same movie, but there's nothing like that first time. The unpredictability, the entrancement, it's all so overwhelming.

I watched The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (in 3D) over the weekend, and let me tell you, it literally blew my mind. The cinematography, the fight scenes, the colors, the dialogue, it was the complete package of awesome. It might not be the best movie I've ever had the privilege of sitting through, but I can say with absolute certainty that it was my favorite movie theater experience of all time. Even if you're not into adventure and fantasy movies, it is absolutely worth watching, at least once.

Spelling Joke

My son, Mitchell, a kindergartner, practices spelling with magnetic letters on the refrigerator: cat, dog, dad, and mom have been proudly displayed for all to see. One morning while getting ready for the day, Mitchell bounded into the room with his arms outstretched. In his hands were three magnetic letters: "G"-"O"-"D" "Look what I spelled, Mom!" Mitch exclaimed, a proud smile on his face. "That's wonderful!" I praised him. "Now go put them on the fridge so Dad can see when he gets home tonight." That Catholic education is certainly having an impact, I thought, happily. Just then, a little voice called from the kitchen. "Mom? How do you spell 'zilla?'"

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Sherlock Holmes Joke

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of the world-famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, was not above telling tales about himself in which he was the laughing-stock. Here is one of those stories. As he tells it, he was waiting at a taxi stand outside the railway station in Paris. When a taxi pulled up. He put his suitcase in it and got in himself. As he was about to tell the taxi-driver where he wanted to go, the driver asked him: "Where can I take you, Mr. Doyle?" Doyle was flabbergasted. He asked the driver whether he knew him by sight. The driver said: "No Sir, I have never seen you before." The puzzled Doyle asked him what made him think that he was Conan Doyle. The driver replied: "This morning's paper had a story about you being on vacation in Marseilles. This is the taxi-stand where people who return from Marseilles always come to. Your skin color tells me you have been on vacation. The ink-spot on your right index finger suggests to me that you are a writer. Your clothing is very English, and not French. Adding up all those pieces of information, I deduced that you are Sir Arthur Conan Doyle." Doyle said: "This is truly amazing. You are a real-life counter-part to my fictional creation, Sherlock Holmes." "There is one other thing," the driver said. "What is that?" "Your name is on the front of your suitcase."

When Snowmen Attack

Imagine walking along some snowy morning when suddenly a nearby snowman attacks you!

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4811 Chippendale Drive, Suite 101
Sacramento, CA 95841
Phone: (574) 855-6292
: mcarlson@blackburne.com

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