Volume 7, Issue 2

Newsletter Date:  February 28, 2017


You are receiving this letter because you are one of my Spartans - my top-producing brokers and investor clients - of whom I am allowed to have 300. Removal instructions are below. Today we'll talk about how you can get a free copy of The Blackburne List of 2,500 Commercial Real Estate Lenders. We also have lots of cute, clean jokes, some funny pics, and a wonderful movie video that I guarantee will bring a smile to your face.

Joke Du Jour

My mother says she never holds grudges, but then she will blindside you with something that happened years ago. Last week she said, "You know, you really hurt me on your birthday." And I was like, "Which birthday was that?" So she replied, "The first one. You have a really big head, you know."

Panda Fail

Free Copy of The Blackburne List

The Blackburne List is a list of over 2,500 commercial lenders located nationwide. We just spent almost $30,000 and three months updating this list.

The Blackburne List is available for purchase for just $79.95. Is money tight? You can also buy one of our three Regional Lists (750+ lenders) for just $39.95. But why spend money at all?

We will trade you one of our three Regional Lists for the contact information of just one banker making commercial real estate loans. If you refer us three bankers, you will own the list for all three regions. Together you will own the entire Blackburne List.

There is another way that you can access The Blackburne List. Our newest portal, CommercialMortgage.com, is an online way to search the entire Blackburne List for the 30 lenders most suitable to make your loan. CommercialMortgage.com ("CMDC") is also 100% free! Did you buy a copy of the full list last year? Please write to Mick Carlson. For $39.95 more, we'll let you buy the brand new version of The Blackburne List.

Biting Nails Joke

When I was around 4 years old, I was biting my nails pretty badly. My mother showed me a picture of a child with a very swollen belly due to malnutrition. "That will happen to you if you keep biting your nails," she told me. Later that week we were in the supermarket standing in line at the checkout counter behind a lady who was obviously 9-months pregnant. I pointed to her and, in a very loud voice, I said, "We know what she's been doing, don't we Mommy?" Have you ever seen your mother try to crawl under a cash register and hide?

Nice Try Though

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Do you need a commercial lender who will actually lend up to 75% LTV? Do you need a lender who will also look at the borrower's global income - income from salaries, other investments, etc.? Do you need a lender who will allow the seller to carry back a second mortgage? Does your client have a balloon payment coming due on his commercial property? Has your bank offered him a discounted pay-off? Does your borrower have less-than-stellar credit? Is your client's company losing money? Is your borrower a foreign national? Do you need a non-recourse loan? Do you need a commercial loan with no prepayment penalty? Is your client's commercial property partially vacant? Do all of your commercial leases run out in the next 18 months? Do you need a lender who will allow a negative cash flow?

Our hot, new product is a blanket loan against a portfolio of rental homes. Rental homes? Yup, as long as there are at least five homes or units, we consider this to be a commercial loan. We even offer a partial release clause. This loan is ideal for speculators.

And don't forget, we will quickly and happily issue you a written Loan Approval Letter - at no charge - that you can use as a fallback and to lure cheaper lenders. After all, everyone wants to lend to you if you already have a commitment. Here is our latest rate sheet.

Blackburne & Sons is looking for commercial real estate loans that are not quite clean enough for a bank. Please click here to submit a hard money commercial loan or call me, Tom Blackburne, at (574) 210-6686.

Caterpillar Joke

Q: What's a caterpillar's worst enemy?
A: A dogerpillar!

Need a Commercial Loan Right Now?

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If you need a bank-quality commercial loan right now from a life company, a commercial bank, or a conduit, you should enter your deal into C-Loans.com. While the 3,159 commercial lenders on CMDC are different from the 750 commercial lenders on C-Loans.com, the really hungry lenders join C-Loans.com.

Diet Joke

Patient: "My stomach is getting awfully big, doctor."
Doctor: "You should diet."
Patient: "Really? What color?"

Lightning Struck This Grass

Egg Roll Joke

Q: How do you make an egg roll?
A: You push it!

Sweet Apartment Loan Program for "A" Deals

Blackburne & Sons has a terrific apartment loan program for "A" quality deals. Our fixed rate is adjusted according to the desirability of the property and the area, but it starts at 3.87% and 1 point for a 30-year fully-amortized loan. For more details, please call Tom Blackburne at (574) 210-6686.

Old is...

...your friends compliment you on your new alligator shoes, and you’re barefoot.

...a hot babe walks by, and your pacemaker opens your garage door.

...you remember when the Dead Sea was only sick.

Too Busy to Broker Commercial Loans to Us? Why Not Just Refer Them Instead? We Make It Easy!

We once paid a $21,250 referral fee. Here is our referral fee program.

Video - Nobody Gets Out of Here Without Singing the Blues

I recently flashed on an old movie starring Elizabeth Shue when she was young, Adventures in Babysitting. Elizabeth is babysitting three young people, when she is forced to drag them into the big city. Stuff happens, and soon she and the kids finds themselves being chased by two killers. Fleeing through a less-affluent part of town, she and the kids run into a jazz club. The people there are kind, but when she tries to leave, several big men stand over her and say, “Nobody gets out of here without singing the blues.” Elizabeth is forced onto to the stage and made to compose a brand new jazz song on the spot. To the delight of the jazz club crowd and the theater audience, this lovely, terrified young woman nails it. Ha-ha!

Guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

On a Personal Note

I just got back from a week long vacation with the family. We went on a cruise to the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, and then the Bahamas. The weather was amazing and the time away from work was even better. We got to swim in the ocean, snorkel amongst a plethora of sea animals, and even kiss a wild string ray! But despite the unique experiences, the best part about the vacation was sharing the memories with my parents. Now, there is an argument to be made that spending time with one’s parents is in no way a “vacation”, but I would disagree and here is why: As I have gotten older, the way I view my parents has changed. I no longer think of them solely as a means for guidance (and financial help in desperate times!). I have actively pursued getting to know them not as parents, but rather as individuals, separate from each other. And because of this, the highlight of my vacation was sipping CocoLoco’s with them on the beach of Coco Cay, reminiscing on the wonderful adventures we had just experienced together.

Don't Forget About C-Loans.com

We have a whole new crop of hungry commercial lenders on C-Loans, so if you have a commercial loan you're trying to place, it takes just four minutes to submit your deal to 750 commercial lenders. And remember, C-Loans.com is free!

Final Funny

A contestant on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" had reached the final plateau. If she answered the next question correctly, she would win $1,000,000. If she answered incorrectly, she would pocket only the $32,000 milestone money.

And as she suspected it would be, the million-dollar question was no pushover. It was, "Which of the following species of birds does not build its own nest, but instead lays its eggs in the nests of other birds? Is it A) the condor; B) the buzzard; C) the cuckoo; or D) the vulture?" The woman was on the spot. She did not know the answer. And she was doubly on the spot because she had used up her 50/50 Lifeline and her Audience Poll Lifeline. All that remained was her Phone-a-Friend! Lifeline. The woman hoped she would not have to use it because... her friend was, well... blonde. She had no alternative.

She called her friend and gave her the question and the four choices. The blonde responded unhesitatingly: "That's easy. The answer is C: The cuckoo." The contestant had to make a decision and make it fast. She considered employing a reverse strategy and giving Regis any answer except the one that her friend had given her. And considering that her friend was a blonde, that would seem to be the logical thing to do. On the other hand - the blonde had responded with such confidence, such certitude, that the contestant could not help but be persuaded.

I need an answer," said Regis. Crossing her fingers, the contestant said, "C: The cuckoo." "Is that your final answer?" asked Regis. "Yes, that is my final answer." Two minutes later, Regis said, "That answer is ... absolutely correct! You are now a millionaire!" Three days later, the contestant hosted a party for her family and friends including the blonde who had helped her win the million dollars. "Jenny, I just do not know how to thank you! ," said the contestant. "How did you happen to know the right answer?" "Oh, come on," said the blonde. "Everybody knows that cuckoos don't build nests. They live in clocks."

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BRE# - 01919403
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4811 Chippendale Drive, Suite 101
Sacramento, CA 95841
Phone: (574) 210-6686
Fax: (916) 338-2328
: tommy@blackburne.com


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