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With Interest Rates So Low, Why Use Hard Money?
With interest rates so incredibly low, why would anyone need to use a hard money loan to buy real estate? The reality is, if you or your clients are looking to buy real estate for investment purposes, chances are you will not be able to use bank financing. First, the banks are still swamped with…

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Pacific Private Money
6 Tips for a Successful Private Lending Practice
2012 was our fourth full year in the private money/hard money lending business.  Last year we originated 165 loans, making our four year total surpass 450 privately-funded loans.  There are tremendous opportunities today for private money loan brokers.  We found the following disciplines helped tremendously in growing a thriving private lending brokerage. Stay local.  The…

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The Big 4
It’s August 2012 and we have just passed our 4-year anniversary as Pacific Private Money Loans. At the same time, we have recently originated our 400th privately-funded hard money loan.  AND, we have just added our 400th name to our continually growing list of private individuals who have asked us to add them to our…

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Pacific hits 100th Funded Loan for 2011
2011 has been a busy year for the team at Pacific Private Money.  As if August 15, 2011 we have closed over 100 loans so far this year.  I want to express my personal thanks to the many Bay Area real estate investors and mortgage professionals who have helped us to become, in three short…

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2010 was a great year for Private Lending; more to come in 2011!
To anyone who visits our website or blog, one thing that stands out is how few new blog posts I got around to in 2010.  Quite frankly, 2010 was a blur of activity.  While many real estate professionals found it challenging to make money last year, here at Pacific we worked overtime serving our borrower…

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Announcing New Radio Show
Join us every Saturday at 1:00 pm on Talk 910AM KNEW for “The Best of Investing” with host Edward Brown and co-hosts Ken Winans and Mark Hanf!  The show is about investing in today’s marketplace, including real estate, trust deeds, the stock market, IRA’s and more. Edward Brown is CEO of Equity Bancorp, a real…

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Private Money Lending Interview
Private Money Interview with Mark Hanf Listen as Going Beyond Real Estate radio show host Michael Yesk interviews Mark Hanf about Private Money Loans.

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Northern California Trust Deed Opportunities you may be Missing
I’m a native to Northern California and have been exposed to real estate investment and development my entire life.  My father is a retired builder and my uncle still builds homes in El Dorado Hills. For 25 years I ran the office of a development company.  I remember the first real estate appreciation boom in…

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Private Lending – A “Green” Investment Opportunity
In my New Years post I hinted at the fact that when you lend privately, not only are you supercharging your savings by boosting your savings yields, but you’re providing needed and necessary capital that helps create wealth and opportunity for others—thereby contributing to the growth of the economy.  This is an important aspect of…

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Capitalism – My Love Story…
I’m a capitalist. I help create wealth.  I own a small business—one that will be hiring in 2010.  I read that small business will drive the recovery.  Someone should tell that to our elected officials. As an originator of private money (aka hard money) loans, I and brokers like me are doing our part to…

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