Volume 2, Issue 2 Newsletter Date:  January 16, 2018



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 have a free download for you, "How To Find Houses To Flip." Removal instructions are below.

Joke Du Jour

A guy was sitting at a bar, obviously miserable, and just looking at his drink. He stays like that for half an hour. Then this big, trouble-making truck driver steps up next to him, takes the drink from the guy, and just drinks it all down. The poor man starts crying. The truck driver says, "Ah, c'mon man, I was just joking. Here, I'll buy you another drink. I just can't stand to see a grown man cry."

"No, it's not that. This has been the worst day of my life. First, I oversleep and get to the office late. My boss, outraged, fires me. When I leave the building for my car, I find that it was stolen. The police say that they can do nothing for me. I get a cab to return home, and as the cab drives away, I remember that I have left my wallet and credit cards in it. When I get home, I find my wife in bed with the gardener. I leave home and come to this bar."

"And just when I was thinking about putting an end to my life, you show up and drink my poison."

Those of Us Who Own Cats Can Really Relate

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Remember, You Want To Stick Like Glue To Blackburne & Sons:

We are a very rare breed of animal. We are syndicators. I explan more in the final section of this newsletter.

Save the Economy Joke

An old friend sent me this:

To help save the economy, the Government will announce next month that the Immigration Department will start deporting seniors (instead of illegals) in order to lower Social Security and Medicare costs. Older people are easier to catch, and they don't remember how to get back home. I started to cry when I thought of you. Then it dawned on me. Oh, crap! I'll see you on the bus.

Download Your Free Guide, "How To Find Houses To Flip"

Download your free guide here.

Need a Commercial Real Estate Loan?

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.

Put Down the Toilet Paper Roll and Step Away From the Bathroom

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Fix and Flip Loans

Before we get into fix and flip loans, here is something that you may find surprising. Many of our 1,200 private mortgage investors came to Blackburne & Sons originally as borrowers.

We met them when we worked on, say, a $1.5 million apartment building loan for them. Obviously they were wealthy, so we later solicited them to invest in our 8% to 12% first mortgages. Because they already knew us, they felt comfortable going into one of our syndications - this time as a lender.

Therefore, even though you met us as as a borrower, you should also consider investing your self-directed IRA into one of our first mortgage deals.

Now on to fix and flip loans. We have all heard at cocktail parties and on television about people making money flipping houses. You can learn more about flipping houses here.

If you actually have a target house in mind, you can quickly apply for a fix and flip loan here.

On the flip side of the equation, if you want to earn 8% to 10% by making a loan to a house flipper, you can sign up to be on our mortgage investor email list here.

Important Note: If you reside outside of California, you must be an accredited investor.

Patio Joke

Some neighbors of ours had a terrible disagreement over a patio they wanted for their backyard. The wife had rather grand ideas, while the husband wanted costs kept to a minimum. The wife won out, and the construction bill climbed higher and higher.

I dropped by one day, when the patio was near completion, and was surprised to find the husband smiling from ear to ear as the workmen smoothed over the surface. I remarked how nice it was to see a grin replace the frown he had been wearing lately. "You see where they're smoothing that cement?" he replied. "I just threw my wife's credit cards in there."

Bad Dog, Bad Doooo... Ahhh, Give Daddy a Kiss

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Invest in 8% to 12% First Mortgages

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. Click here for more information.

Bee Joke

Q: What do you call a bee born in between April 30th and June 1st?

A: A maybe.

If You Cannot Find the Perfect Commercial Lender on C-Loans, Then Try Our Second Portal

We actually own another commercial mortgage portal, CommercialMortgage.com ("CMDC"). I paid $100,000 just for that domain name. Ouch. Actually it was very worth it.

Anyway, CMDC is a much easier and faster commercial mortgage portal than C-Loans. In addition, CMDC enjoys over 3,000 different commercial lenders. So why shouldn't you just always use CommercialMortgage.com?

Unlike CMDC, C-Loans.com actually allows you to submit your commercial loan to dozens and dozens of commercial lenders, six lenders at a time. But if C-Loans doesn't produce just the right lender, then you should move on to CommercialMortgage.com.

And best of all, both our our commercial mortgage portals are 100% free.

I Did Not Have Relations With That Female

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Sausages Joke

Patient: "Doctor, my wife thinks I'm crazy because I like sausages."

Psychiatrist: "Nonsense! I like sausages too."

Patient: "Good, you should come and see my collection. I've got hundreds of them."

Want to Speak With a Loan Officer From Blackburne & Sons?

Blackburne & Sons, our private money commercial lending company, continues to seek slightly-flawed first mortgages between $100,000 to $3.5 million on standing commercial properties nationwide.

To apply for a private money commercial loan from Blackburne & Sons, please find your favorite loan officer below:

Tom Blackburne: 574-210-6686
To apply to Tom online, please click here.

Alicia Gandy (Loan Goddess): 916-338-3232 Ext. 310
To apply to Alicia online, please click here.

George Blackburne IV: 916-338-3232 Ext. 314
To apply to George IV online, please click here.

Michael Young: 916-338-3232 Ext. 312
To apply to Mike online, please click here.

iPhone Joke

"A tech blogger in California used a weather balloon to drop an iPhone from the edge of space, at 100,000 feet in the air, to see what would happen - and still, somehow, the phone landed in the guy’s toilet." -- Jimmy Fallon

Invest in 8% to 12% First Mortgages

I strongly urge you to get on our email list of private mortgage investors. We sell exclusively by email, and we have been selling such investments for over 30 years. Click here for more information.

Here is Why You Want to 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.

If you need a fix and flip loan, a buy-to-rent loan, a bridge loan, or even a permanent loan on, say, your single-wide trailer park in Georgia, we'll make you a private money loan. We've been syndicating hard money loans for 37 years.

If you have some dough set aside for your kid's college, and you want to be extra careful with it, we'll put you into a first trust deed investment (6% to 9% yields) on, say, a nice 8-unit apartment building in San Jose, California.

Let's suppose you are richer than Crassus, and you want to speculate in 11% and 12% first trust deeds. We've got them.

Do you find yields of even 11% to 12% too tame? Want a chance to earn 16% or 17%? We put together syndicates to make preferred equity investments.

Are you a wise investor? We put together syndicates to buy investment properties for all cash. (This strategy has my strongest recommendation.) Because you would own the property free and clear, you should be able to weather just about any recession. Right now we are buying industrial buildings close to downtowns in big California cities.

We have not yet raised equity capital for a developer, but if someone brought us a development deal on a small, multi-tenant industrial building located within a mile of downtown of a large California city, we would definitely take a look at it.

Do you own any first mortgage notes? Want to sell a note at a discount? Better yet, why not simply borrow against it? This is called a hypothecation, and we do 'em.

Please be very wise and play close attention to the following:

Because every loan we make is a new syndicate, Blackburne & Sons is always in the market. When the stock market has fallen by 40%, when real estate values are falling like a knife, and when your own bank is too terrified to lend you a dime, Blackburne & Sons always has a group of savvy investors willing to lend - admittedly at a price - when blood is running in the streets. We are one of a tiny handful of lenders who remained in the market, making loans, every single day of the Great Recession.

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

Final Funny

I went fishing this morning. After a short time I ran out of worms. Then I saw a cottonmouth with a frog in his mouth. Frogs are good bass bait. Knowing the snake couldn't bite me with the frog in his mouth, I grabbed him right behind the head, took the frog, and put it in my bait bucket.

Now the dilemma was how to release the snake without getting bit. So I grabbed my bottle of Jack Daniels and poured a little whiskey in its mouth. His eyes rolled back, he went limp. I released him into the lake without incident and carried on fishing using the frog. A little later, I felt a nudge on my foot. There was that same snake, with two frogs in his mouth. Life is good in the South.


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