Volume 3, Issue 1

Newsletter Date:  January 5, 2016


You are receiving this letter because you either wrote to us or you are a commercial real estate broker client of either Blackburne & Sons or C-Loans, Inc. Today we'll talk about the drawbacks of securitized commercial loans. We also have lots of cute, clean jokes, some funny pics, and a pretty funny Christmas video.

Joke Du Jour

Tired of being broke and stuck in an unhappy marriage, a young husband decides to solve both problems by taking out a large insurance policy on his wife, with himself as beneficiary, and arranging to have her killed. A "friend of a friend" put him in touch with a nefarious underworld figure who went by the name of "Artie."

Artie explained to the husband that his going price for snuffing out a spouse was $5,000. The husband said he was willing to pay that amount, but he wouldn't have any cash on hand until he could collect his wife's insurance money. Artie insisted on being paid something up front. The man opened up his wallet, displaying a single dollar bill that rested inside. Artie sighed, rolled his eyes, and reluctantly agreed to accept the dollar as down payment for the dirty deed.

A few days later, Artie followed the man's wife into the local Safeway grocery store. There he surprised her in the produce department and proceeded to strangle her with his gloved hands. As the poor unsuspecting woman drew her last breath and slumped to the floor, the manager of the produce department stumbled onto the scene. Unwilling to leave any witnesses behind, Artie had no choice but to strangle the produce manager as well.

Unknown to Artie, the entire proceedings was captured by hidden cameras and observed by the store's security guard, who immediately called the police. Artie was caught and arrested before he could leave the store. Under intense questioning at the police station, Artie revealed the sordid plan, including his financial arrangements with the hapless husband.

And that is why the next day in the newspaper, the headlines declared, "ARTIE CHOKES TWO FOR A DOLLAR AT SAFEWAY."

Obama Plays Golf

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Is your client's commercial property partially-vacant? 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? Need a non-recourse commercial loan? We make slightly scratched-and-dented commercial loans.

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

Trump Joke I

"At a Donald Trump rally the other night, a supporter shouted out the Nazi salute 'Sieg Heil!' Trump immediately responded, "There is no place for that here — save it for my inauguration." -- Conan O'Brien

(I know, mildly funny but kind of disturbing too, huh?)

The Problem With Securitized Commercial Loans

Securitized commercial loans include the CMBS loans being made by conduits, the subprime commercial loans made by Bayview Financial in the early 2000's, and the non-prime commercial loans being made by Velocity and Cherrywood today. The good news is that these securitized commercial loans have very low interest rates and very low monthly payments.

The problem with securitized commercial loans is that they burden the borrower's commercial property for ten years - making the property difficult to sell and economically impossible to refinance.

Here's why: The buyers of commercial mortgage-backed bonds are insistent that these bonds be a fixed rate. The reason why is because life insurance companies and defined benefit pension plans need to know exactly what they are going to earn, so they can be sure that they have enough dough to meet their actuarial projections (a certain number of people die or retire).

Therefore securitized commercial loans have enormous prepayment penalties (sometimes almost impossible to believe). To make matters worse, they all prohibit junior financing. Let's suppose a borrower accepts a $6.8 million securitized commercial loan on a $10 million building. Six years later, the building is worth $13 million. Did you know that a prospective buyer would have to put $6.2MM (48%) down! Or the seller could pay a $1.2 million defeasance prepayment penalty. Either way - yikes!

Bank commercial loans - or even private money commercial loans with no prepayment penalty - are much better. The property owner is not tied to a chair.

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You Need To Move On

Trump Joke II

"After protesters interrupted a Donald Trump rally last night, some attendees were heard yelling the Nazi salute 'Sieg heil.' Which is alarming, but it doesn't mean that Donald Trump is the same as Hitler. It just means that if you looked up Hitler on Amazon, Trump might show up in the 'You may also like' section." -- Seth Meyers

(Demagogue,n: A political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices, rather than by using rational argument.)

One-Point Commercial Bridge Loans

Suppose you have listed a commercial property for sale, and the seller is getting antsy. You can often hold him off long enough to find a buyer by getting him a bridge loan. Blackburne & Sons offers a six-month bridge loan for just one point and no prepayment penalty. Please click here to submit a commercial bridge loan mini-app or call me, Tom Blackburne, at (574) 210-6686.

Snowman Joke

Q: What did one snowman say to the other snowman?
A: Do you smell carrots?

Buying or Selling a Commercial Property? We'll Help Your Buyer With His Down Payment!

No one else in the entire country does what we do. We add our equity dollars - not debt dollars - to your buyer's down payment to create a down payment large enough to satisfy the bank.

The reason you need us is because banks are now requiring a 40% down payment on the purchase of most commercial-investment properties. To make matters worse, most banks today will not even allow the seller to carry back a second mortgage.

Does your buyer really want to put down 40% of the purchase price? Our small-balance preferred equity solves your problem. Please click here for more information about our preferred equity.

Blackburne & Sons (est. 1980) is a commercial private money lender. We will allow second mortgages behind our own first mortgages!

Please click here to apply for preferred equity or a private money commercial mortgage. You can also call me, Tom Blackburne, at (574) 210-6686.

Cow Joke

Q: Why did the cow jump over the moon?
A: Because the farmer had cold hands.

Rivet Rivet

Sweet Apartment Program for "A" Deals

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

Trump Joke III

"White House press secretary Josh Earnest said that Trump's statement about banning Muslim immigrants 'disqualifies' him from being president. When he heard that, Jeb Bush was like, 'You can get disqualified? What do I need to do?!'" -- Jimmy Fallon

Two Ways To Earn Referral Fees For Commercial Loans

This one is an absolute no-brainer. You simply put a link to C-Loans.com on your real estate website. We once paid a $21,250 referral fee to a guy who was asleep when the lead came in! Here are the details.

You can also referral commercial loans by hand. Here is our referral fee program.

Tiger Woods Joke

Q: What's the difference between Tiger Woods and Santa?
A: Santa stopped at 3 ho's.

Short Christmas Video

Pretty funny.

On a Personal Note

My girlfriend and I spent Christmas day together, by our selves. It was not intentional, but just how the hectic holiday schedule worked out. We were debating what to do and ultimately decided to go on a picnic (yes, in December!) in the woods. We brought only a blanket, lighter, Wheat-thins, 2 paper cups, 1 bottle opener, and a single bottle of wine. This might have been the best Christmas I’ve ever had. The only mistake was that we only brought 1 bottle of wine! In hindsight, we really could have used some napkins, too...

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 During the Super Bowl, there was another football game of note between the big animals and the little animals. The big animals were crushing the little animals, and, at half-time, the coach made a passionate speech to rally the little animals.

At the start of the second half the big animals had the ball. The first play, the elephant was stopped for no gain. The second play, the rhino was again stopped for no gain. On third down, the hippo was thrown for a 5 yard loss. The defense huddled around the coach, and he asked excitedly, "Who stopped the elephant?" "I did," said the centipede. "Who stopped the rhino?" "Uh, that was me too," said the centipede. "And how about the hippo? Who hit him for a 5 yard loss?" "Well, that was me as well," said the centipede.

"So where were you during the first half?" demanded the coach. "Well," said the centipede, "I was getting my ankles taped."

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Tom Blackburne
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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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