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Shadow Lenders Are Pushing Into Risky Real Estate Deals

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Seven years after the financial crisis, private funds in the U.S. are extending their push into traditional banking and real estate lending.

Read the article here ( 7/16/15)

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Private Equity Firms Are Lending to Landlords, Signaling a Shift

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Three big private equity firms are providing private loans to smaller real estate investors, signaling a shift.  They are betting that so-called landlord loans to small and midsize investors will become the next big opportunity to profit from the rebound in the United States housing market.

Read the article here (NY Times 3/3/15)

Equity Firms Are Lending to Landlords, Signaling a Shift - NYT 3-4-15

The Rise of Private Fund Lenders

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

The very industry that arguably set the stage for the financial crisis in 2007 has generated important economic opportunities for certain
investors and entrepreneurs, namely in the non-traditional mortgage lending arena.

Read the article here  (Globe St. 7/28/14)



The switch to self-employment has mortgage implications – LA Times 1-12-14

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Despite excellent credit, it’s still possible to be turned down for a mortgage due to new rules on verifying that borrowers have the ability to pay:

“I have loads of money. I own four properties free and clear. I have no debt. My credit file is impeccable. I have a credit score of 760.  And I was just turned down for a mortgage.”

Read the article here  (LA Times 1/12/14)


The New Safe Havens (Without the Crowds)

Friday, August 12th, 2011

SmartMoney recommends private mortgages, as safe haven investment vehicles , during flights to quality.

Read the article: The New Safe Havens (Without the Crowds) (SmartMoney, 8/9/11)

Investors Who Do a Few Mortgages on the Side

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

WSJ does a nice job profiling real people who have benefited from the availability of private money lending, when traditional banks have simply stopped lending.

Read the article: Investors Who Do a Few Mortgages on the Side (WSJ, 7/21/11)