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Volume 10: Issue 1 | January 25, 2021

You are receiving this letter because you are a client of either Blackburne & Sons or C-Loans, Inc. Removal instructions are below. Today we’ll discuss where to invest and hedge now that inflation may be coming back. As always, we have lots of cute, clean jokes, funny pictures, and a sweet-sweet video of a groundhog eating some poor guy’s vegetable garden.  You will grin.


Joke Du Jour

I asked my phone, "Siri, why am I so bad with women?"

She said, "I'm Alexa, you moron.”


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Cat Talk Joke

This morning I saw a neighbor talking to her cat. It was obvious that she thought her cat understood her. I came home and told my dog. We had a good laugh.


- Today's Observation -

Disinflation is Dead. Long Live Inflation!

The United States has enjoyed disinflation since 1980, shortly after Japan’s debt bubble popped. Since 1980, the U.S. and European inflation rate has been steadily falling. Disinflation is different from outright deflation. Deflation means that prices are actually falling. Disinflation merely means that rate of the inflation is falling.

The COVID pandemic was the final nail in the coffin. Absent the well-conceived PPP loans (I have heard of few abuses), the United States might have lost 300,000+ otherwise-profitable businesses. Congress and the President helped these American businesses when they needed it most. In my opinion, the PPP Loan Program was amazingly successful.

The PPP Loan Program eventually cost the Federal government, however, over $525 billion. To make matters worse, the huge increase in the deficit just followed a $1.9 trillion tax cut by President Trump. Between the two stimulus programs, we broke the budget. The only solution was to have the Fed buy up our own debt.

Unfortunately the actions of the Fed worked too well. The U.S. economy soared. The unemployment rate plunged. Real average wages started to increase for the first time in several decades. The stock market soared. Despite COVID, the U.S. unemployment rate is still less than 6.9%. Deficits apparently no longer matter, at least in the eyes of Congress.

This is why you can bet that inflation will soon come roaring back. Have you noticed that home prices are soaring? No poop, Sherlock! Haha. Go get a huge mortgage at today’s ridiculously low interest rates and buy the biggest home you can afford. By keeping interest rates ridiculously low, the Fed is subsidizing home purchases. 

If you can even find a home to buy… The big problem is inventory. Investors are snatching up homes without even seeing them. They are relying entirely on online videos. Investors are also paying all cash. Home prices were held in check for most of the past year by the fact that the homes were not appraising for their purchase price. Sellers were forced to reduce their asking prices so that their buyers could get mortgage loans.

No longer. Now more and more investors are simply paying all cash for these homes, thereby going around the whole appraisal issue. Folks, home prices today are an absolute steal. Buy a big home right away, if you need the extra space.


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Please pay special attention to the following: Unlike other hard money brokers, Blackburne & Sons Realty Capital Corporation makes home loans with a 15-year term (30-year amortization), and there is NO prepayment penalty. Our competitors make just three-year or five-year bridge loans. Our loans are clearly better because you may want to hold the property. These loans are sometimes known as buy-to-rent loans.

Historically, Blackburne & Sons was mostly a commercial lender. This has now changed. We are aggressively aggressively seeking non-owner occupied home loans. We have already closed loans in the following states, and our attorney can quickly research your state to verify that we can lend there. Unfortunately, in a handful of states, an NMLS license is not enough.




  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Unfortunately these states are out:

  • Idaho
  • Minnesota
  • Nevada
  • North Dakota
  • Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Vermont

What about YOUR state? If you have a real-life deal, we’ll hire our attorney to quickly research its availability.

The property has to be non-owner occupied, and the purpose of the loan must be for business. Remember, the nice thing about business purpose home loans from Blackburne & Sons is that our loans have a 30-year amortization, a 15-year term, and no prepayment penalty.

Call or email your favorite loan representative by clicking their picture:

(916) 338-3232


Confession Joke

Priest: "Do you have something to confess?”

Man: "I did something Father, but I am not sure if it was a sin."

Priest: "Did you enjoy it?"

Man: "Yes, Father."

Priest: "Then it was a sin.”


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Yoda Joke

"Yoda, are you sure we're headed in the right direction?"

"Off course we are…"


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Video - A Garden Overrun by Groundhogs


Final Funny

An old guy was working out in the gym when he spotted an attractive young lady.  He asked a nearby trainer, "What machine should I use to impress that lady over there?” The trainer looked him up and down and said, "I would try the ATM in the lobby."

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