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Volume 4: Issue 11 | Date: December 4, 2020


You are receiving this letter because you are either a high-net-worth client of Blackburne & Sons Realty Capital Corporation (since 1980) or you once applied for a commercial real estate loan of $1 million or more using C-Loans.com or CommercialMortgage.com. Blackburne & Sons and C-Loans, Inc. are sister companies.

Today we’ll discuss how long it will be before super-accurate Chinese conventional  missiles will be raining down on California. We also have lots of cute, clean jokes, some funny pics, and an absolutely amazing encounter between two jackals, a python, and a honey badger.


Joke Du Jour

Me: Please bring me a screwdriver.

Wife: Flathead, Phillips, or Vodka?

And thats when I knew shew was the one!


You are a Private Client of Blackburne & Sons

Please be sure to tell us when you call. "George asked me to mention that I am a Private Client of the firm.” My loan officers are trained to snap to attention. Our commercial mortgage office number is 916-338-3232. 

Alternatively, you can apply for a business-purpose loan secured by a commercial or non-owner occupied property.

Blackburne & Sons, our private money commercial lending company, continues to seek slightly-flawed first mortgages between $100,000 to $1.5 million on standing commercial properties nationwide.

George Blackburne IV

916-338-3232 Ext. 314


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Alicia Gandy

916-338-3232 Ext. 310


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Karl Marx Joke

Everyone has heard of the historical figure, Karl Marx… But no one remembers his sister, Onya, who invented the starter’s pistol.


- Today's Observation -

Should We Start Building Bomb Shelters?

World War I started in 1914, but as early as 1910, it had become clear that Germany and Britain would soon be going to war. Each had embarked on a crash program to build dreadnoughts. Dreadnoughts were massive battle ships that could throw shells for miles. The entire class of ships was named after the H.H.S. Dreadnought, Britain’s first battleship.

China and the United States are on a similar path, and China is constructing warships at a much faster pace. Already China has 350 modern warships, compared to just 293 for the United States. China is hard at work building its third aircraft carrier. Their cruisers are already tougher than our ancient ones. They are building new warships at a pace three times faster than the United States. 

People still think of China as a communist country, but since President Xi appointed himself President for life, China has really become a dictatorship. If their economy ever starts to slow down, and their people start to get restless, President Xi, the leader of 1.35 billion people, could order the invasion of Taiwan. This would rally the people behind him. The outcome of the war will likely be determined by the accuracy of their missiles. Folks, modern missiles are so accurate that they are hitting targets dead-on from over 1,000+ miles away. 

At the Battle of Midway, during World War II, the U.S. sank four of Japan’s aircraft carriers. After that, the outcome of the war in the Pacific was in little doubt. Could the U.S. lose three or four aircraft carriers in the coming Battle of the Taiwan Straights? Yes. Easily. Would the U.S. then back off and let the Chinese take Taiwan, Guam, and Okinawa? I don’t think we could. The war against China needs to be fought in the “second island chain” in the South China China, rather than off the coast of California.

We are mustering allies, as President Xi keeps angering and scaring the whole world. Heaven knows why Xi picked a fight with the Indians over some frozen rocks on their mutual border; but the result has been the addition of Australia to the Quad “Alliance" of India, Japan, and the U.S. Recently, even the pacifist governments of France and Germany have started pushing back on the Chinese. They have sent subs and destroyers to the Indian Ocean.

Who will win the coming war? China. The Chinese will strike first and without warning. They will knock out much of our fleet and all of our airfields on Guam, before the centipede even finishes getting his ankles taped (old joke about the football game between the big animals and the small ones). Then China would likely start island-hopping on its way to California. When their missiles bases and missile ships get close enough, imagine powerful conventional missiles flying through the windows of Google, Microsoft, Intel, Lockheed-Martin, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and Boeing.

What can we do? We need new ship-building facilities on the East Coast, new oil processing plants scattered all across our coasts, and dozens of underground missile manufacturing plants scattered throughout the Heartland. 

What can you do? A nice home in the Boonies would be smart. Must you simply live in California? How about a wine cellar / bomb shelter in your newly-constructed partial basement? Remember, these missiles will be both highly-accurate and conventionally-tipped. The whole city is not going to be flattened - just the power plants, the dams, the reservoirs, the water treatment plants, the freeway overpasses, the railway stations, and the major food distribution warehouses. As the Church Lady used to say on Saturday Night Live,“Isn’t that special?”

The moment Elon Musk takes The Boring Company public, I intend to buy some shares. It’s not hard to imagine a missile war that could drag on for a decade, forcing a lot of American companies to move their manufacturing facilities underground.  


Earn Up to 12% Interest in Your IRA or Kid’s College Fund

It is important that you please grasp the concept that you could be borrowing from Blackburne & Sons against some rental or commercial property at the very same time that you are using your IRA to invest $30,000 in one of our first trust deed investments. Many of our biggest trust deed investors first came to us twenty years ago as commercial property borrowers.


You probably have money set aside for your retirement and for the cost of college for your children and grandchildren. It shouldn't all be invested in the stock market. In California, the first trust deed investment business is huge. A recent law change - the JOBS Act - now allows accredited investors nationwide to also invest in these same first trust deeds and first mortgages.


Opossum Joke

Tonight I’m gonna have possum soup made from Himalayan opossum… Because I found Himalayan on the road.


Why You Should Stay Close to Blackburne & Sons

Founded in 1980, Blackburne & Sons is an old-time syndicator. There are very few of us left. The Tax Reform Act of 1986 pretty much nuked the whole syndication industry off the face of the Earth. Because you know a syndicator, you now have access to some special money.


Because every loan we make is a new syndicate (as opposed to a fund investment), Blackburne & Sons is always in the market.

So stick close to us. Syndicators are pretty rare, and now you know one.

Apply to Blackburne & Sons Very Soft Hard Money Loans

Here is a scenario that might tickle you. You could have $100,000 from your self-directed IRA spread out among four or five first trust deeds from Blackburne & Sons, and at the very same time you could be borrowing $250,000 from Blackburne & Sons on an apartment building that you are fixing up in Boston. 

Not every hard money lender is the same. Our loans have a 30-year amortization (almost interest-only), a 15-year term, and no prepayment penalty. You never want to have a hard money loan ballooning during a recession. 


Kay Jewelers Joke

I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Light than Kay. 


CommercialMortgage.com has thousands and thousands of commercial real estate lenders. Ever wonder where we get them? 

We have a standing trade offer where we will trade a copy of my famous 9-hour video training course, Learn to Broker Commercial Loans ($549), for a list of 20 commercial real estate loan officers working for banks and credit unions. As a result, the list of commercial lenders on  CommercialMortgage.com is constantly growing.

If you find a lender who has left the bank, please find out his replacement (we’ll need his address, phone, and email), please write to Tom Blackburne (tommy@blackburne.com) and he’ll send you a choice of TWO of the following: 

(1) Income Property Underwriting Manual

(2) Commercial Mortgage Marketing Course

(3) Loan Broker Fee Agreement

(4) Regional copy of The Blackburne List of commercial lenders.

C-Loans.com is a commercial mortgage portal. It will take you just four minutes to complete your mini-app.

Then C-Loans will sort through its databank of 750 commercial lenders and produce for you a custom-generated Suggested Lender List containing twenty to thirty lenders who are  perfect for your particular deal.

You put a check mark next to six lenders and then press, "Submit." Within minutes hungry commercial lenders will be contacting you with offers.

Apply Now!


Putin Joke

"Vladimir Putin was nominated but did not win the Nobel Peace Prize. Earlier today, he asked, 'Who do I have to kill to win a Nobel Peace Prize?'” — Dave Letterman (It’s obviously a very old joke, but Putin really was nominated again for the Nobel Peace Prize again this year.)


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Video - Amazing Animal Encounter w/ Funny Commentary


Final Funny

Playing golf with his buddies, my grandfather had to make a slick 25-foot putt. As he lined it up, he announced, "I have a dollar bill that says I can make this putt. Does anyone want to bet?" His three friends eagerly agreed to the wager. My grandfather missed the putt by ten feet, and his friends gathered around to collect their money. Granddad pulled out a dollar bill on which he had written, "I can make this putt." 


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