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February 18, 2019


Volume 20, Issue 2

C-Loans Client Newsletter

You are receiving this letter because you are a commercial mortgage broker client of either Blackburne & Sons or C-Loans, Inc. Removal instructions are below. Today we’ll discuss a scenario where several thousand, high-net-worth, U.S. real estate investors succumb to pneumonia, sadly creating some attractive commercial real estate opportunities. We also have lots of cute, clean jokes, some funny pics, and a cute video of the smallest pony you have ever seen.


Joke Du Jour

When our second child was on the way, my wife and I attended a pre-birth class aimed at couples who had already had at least one child. The instructor raised the issue of breaking the news to the older child. It went like this: "Some parents," she said, "tell the older child, 'We love you so much we decided to bring another child into this family.' But think about that. Ladies, what if your husband came home one day and said, 'Honey, I love you so much I decided to bring home another wife.'"  One of the women spoke up immediately. "Does she cook???”


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911 Joke

Dispatcher: "Nine-one-one. What is your emergency?"

Caller: "I heard what sounded like gunshots coming from the brown house on the corner."

Dispatcher: "Do you have an address?" 

Caller: "No, I have on a blouse and slacks. Why?”


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C-Loans.com is a true commercial mortgage portal. It allows you to create, in just four minutes, a universal mini-app. You then submit this mini-app to our 750 different commercial lenders.

C-Loans acts like a giant filter that screens out the unsuitable lenders and reduces this huge, unmanageable list of lenders down to a list of just 30 banks, credit unions, and other lenders that are perfect for your deal. You put a checkmark next to six lenders and then press, “Submit.” Within minutes, hungry lenders will be contacting you with offers.  And C-Loans is free! 

If you have never checked off six lenders on a list that looks like the image below, then you have never really used C-Loans.com.


Call For Money Joke

You have $400 and your daughter calls and needs $250. Later on you son calls and needs $100. What do you have left? Four-hundred dollars and two missed phone calls!


Got a Slightly Flawed Commercial Loan? Call Blackburne & Sons

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Blackburne & Sons continues to seek first mortgages between $100,000 to $2 million on standing commercial properties nationwide. We particularly like Gentlemen’s Clubs. One unusual loan product that we offer is our blanket loan against a portfolio of rental homes. We will also hypothecate notes and buy commercial loans at a discount. We also make non-owner-occupied, business purpose, residential loans in many states. Please be sure to bookmark our commercial mortgage rate sheet right now.

Call or email your favorite loan representative to email:


Free Commercial Loan Placement Kit

Your free commercial loan placement kit contains a list of of 200 commercial lenders, a Commercial Loan Checklist, a superb white paper on where to find commercial lenders when the market is tight, and a short video lesson explaining mezzanine loans and preferred equity. 


Insurance Joke (I sent this funny to my insurance agent.)

A man phoned to find out whether he could get insurance if the nearby volcano erupted… They assured him he would be covered.


How C-Loans Actually Works

Think of C-Loans.com as a giant filter. We start with 750 participating commercial lenders. Every time you enter more information into the application - loan amount, property type, loan type, state, credit - dozens of lenders are filtered out. Upon completion, you are left with a list of 20 to 30 perfect lenders. You put a check mark next to six lenders at a time and press submit. Soon you are receiving quotes and offers. No good offers? Come back and submit to six more lenders, then six more, and so on. And C-Loans.com is free!

C-Loans Intro

Fill-Up Joke

Me: "I will take $50 on pump one please..."

Bartender: "Sir, please get your mouth off the keg!"


Business Purpose Rental Home Loans in Most States

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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.

Commercial Loans: NATIONWIDE

Residential Loans:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Hawaii
  • Indiana
  • Louisiana
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • New Jersey
  • 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 click on your favorite loan representative to email:


Extra Arm Joke

"A company is working on a new selfie stick shaped like a human arm so users won't look like they're alone in pictures. Instead you'll just look like a completely normal person who's carrying around a severed human arm.” — Seth Meyers 


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Crying Joke

Little Johnny ran into the room sobbing as through his heart would break. "Whats the problem, Johnny?" asked his mother. 

"Oh, Daddy was hanging a picture, and he dropped it on his toe," replied Johnny. "Why, that's nothing to cry about. You should be laughing at that," said his mother. "I did," Johnny replied.


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Spelling Joke

Little Johnny's teacher was preparing the students for the upcoming Spelling Bee when she asked Johnny to "Spell ‘straight.'"

Little Johnny: "S-T-R-A-I-G-H-T."

Teacher: “Correct. What does it mean?"

Little Johnny: "Without ginger ale.”


- Today's Opportunity -

When Thousands of Big Real Estate Investors Die

If you are over the age of 50, you really need to pay attention. China has been cremating bodies without designating them as coronavirus victims. I suspect lots and lots of them. The death rate has almost certainly been under-disclosed. Funerals have been forbidden. If a coronavirus victim dies, his body is often immediately shipped off to the crematorium. It sounds harsh and cruel, but from a disease prevention point of view, it makes necessary sense. 

Most of the people who are dying are over the age of fifty, especially those with bad hearts and lungs. They are also saying that more of the older victims are men rather than women. Maybe the virus won’t get loose in the U.S., but many experts are predicting that worldwide pandemic is statistically inevitable. It looks like the death rate is “only” around 2%; but the death rate for the Spanish Flu was only 2%. The Spanish Flu killed 50 million people worldwide between 1918 and 1920.

Horribly, lots of older people in the U.S. are therefore likely to die. Most will be of modest means, but at least some of them will be wealthy commercial real estate investors. As their estates are probated and settled, a far larger than usual number of prime commercial real estate properties may come up for sale. 

Twenty years ago I was walking along Park Avenue, next to Central Park, when a grizzled old veteran pointed out to me a nice apartment building. “That’s where Jackie Onassis rents an apartment.” “You mean ‘owns an apartment’, right, Bill? Surely, Jackie O, with all of her hundreds of millions of dollars (worth billions today) owns her apartment.” “No, George," Bill said, “the truly old money would never sell an apartment building next to the Park.” Wow, the famous Jackie O was just a renter?

Finally we have arrived at today’s point. The really-really wealthy almost never sell their trophy properties. As a result of this pandemic, hundreds and hundreds of some of the nicest commercial buildings across the country are finally going to change hands. The Chinese symbol for crisis is the symbol for danger next to the symbol for opportunity.

And my friends, if you are over the age of fifty, please be among the first 20% of Americans to don a mask every time you go out.


How To Generate Commercial Leads Like Turning On a Spigot

I just completed updating in 2019 my popular video course, “How to Market for Commercial Loans.” I have been marketing for commercial loans for almost 40 years. I have wasted well over $175,000 on marketing campaigns that were complete busts. Direct mail. Postcards. Classified ads. Magazine ads. Google ads. Complete busts. Here is what works.


Literature Joke

Q: What do you call it when you mix alcohol and American Literature?

A: Tequila Mockingbird.


Have You Been Screwed Out of a Big Loan Fee Yet?

Whenever someone boasts of being a good horseman, I always ask him, “Have you ever been thrown?” The correct answer is, “Many, many times”. There is an old saying, “If you ain’t been thrown, you ain't ridden very much.” The same is unfortunately true of commercial mortgage brokerage. You will screwed out of a loan fee of $10,000 or more at least twice per year for your entire career. Now I am NOT talking about the borrower closing the loan and not paying you. That rarely happens. What these dastardly borrowers do is lie to you or cancel on you. You would be a flipping idiot not to pay a lousy $199 for my ninety-minute video training course, Fee Collection For Commercial Mortgage Brokers. It includes my famous fee agreement. Go ahead and ignore this section. You will cry, I absolutely guarantee you.

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Star Wars Joke

I was watching Star Wars with my daughter. She asked why Luke was climbing inside a Tauntaun. I said to keep warm. She asked, "How warm is it inside?” I said, "Lukewarm.”


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Yield Sign Joke

A hesitant driver, waiting for a traffic jam to clear, came to a complete stop on the freeway ramp. Traffic thinned, but the driver still waited. Finally, a furious voice from the vehicle behind him cried, “The sign says to yield, not give up!”


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Love Joke

Woman: "Do you love me?"

Man: "Yes, dear." 

Woman: "Would you die for me?"

Man: “No, mine is an undying love."


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Try CommercialMortgage.com. This free commercial mortgage portal has almost 4,000 commercial lenders in its databank. None of these commercial lenders appear on C-Loans.


Elephant Joke

Jake is 5 and learning to read. He points at a picture in a zoo book and says, "Look Mama! It's a frickin' elephant!” The mom reacts and takes a deep breath, "What did you call it?” "It's a frickin' elephant, Mama. It says so on the picture." The mom grabs the book and takes a look. Her son was right. The book read, "African Elephant.”


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Diamond Ring Joke

A businessman boarded a plane to find, sitting next to him, an elegant woman wearing the largest, most stunning diamond ring he had ever seen. He asked her about it. "This is the Bexfield diamond," she said. "It is beautiful, but there is a terrible curse that goes with it.”  "What's the curse?" the man asked. "Mr. Bexfield.”


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Video - Smallest Pony I've Ever Seen

Short video but pretty cute.


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Final Funny

The Catholic Church's air conditioning broke down, so they had to hire a man to crawl around in the ducts and figure out what was wrong. As the man peeked down through one of the vents in the sanctuary, he saw little old Mrs. Murphy, kneeling by the altar, apparently saying her rosary.

Since the man was a fundamental Baptist, he thought it'd be funny to try and mess with the old lady's mind. In his best authoritative voice, he said, "This is Jesus. Your prayers will be answered.” The little old lady didn't even blink. She just kept on saying her prayers. The man decided that maybe she didn't hear him, so he tried again. "This is Jesus, the Son of God. Your prayers will be answered."

Again, she didn't react at all. Mustering up a big breath of air, the man decided to try again. "THIS IS JESUS CHRIST, THE SON OF GOD! YOUR PRAYERS WILL BE ANSWERED!” The lady looks up and says, "QUIET DOWN! I'M TALKING TO YOUR MOTHER!”


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