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Real Estate Agent - Maclennan Investment Group, Inc. - CalBRE# 01801793
Peter is a real estate sales and investment broker in Walnut Creek, CA. His firm, Maclennan Investment Group, specializes in working with clients seeking to maximize their investments in real estate.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Over at Peter Pays Paul I posted The Sun Will Rise Again. Here is an excerpt: At the current time we are living in stormy financial times. The stock market is tumbling, companies are filing bankruptcy, unemployment is rising, and fear is on everyone’s minds. It is easy to forget in times like thi...
02/24/2009
Over at Peter Pays Paul I posted on how a commercial mortgage lender can add value in the current market. Here is a snippet of whaty I wrote: In the current market brokers are having more difficulty providing these items of value. LTVs have decreased, rates have gone up, and many banks are only l...
01/27/2009
Head over to Peter Pays Paul to read my newest post Nine Questions to Ask a Commercial Lender. My post details what questions should be asked when trying to understand the lending programs that a commercial lender has. Commercial mortgage brokers would do well to take 15 minutes to get acquainted...
01/17/2009
Imagine that little retail center near your house.You know the one. It has your favorite coffee shop, the weird home decor shop, a woman’s clothing boutique, the nail shop, and the national auto parts store. Over the years you’ve seen the stores change. Different shop owners have come and gone. T...
11/18/2008
We are living in rare days. The financial turmoil is on the headline news every night. The U.S. government has decided that it is the savior of the markets. Congress fought over “The Bailout”. The market can’t decide which way it wants to go. The news is very gloomy. Weathering the Storm Much if ...
10/16/2008
Part of my job is to take incoming cold calls. We advertise in a commercial lending industry magazine that generates a good deal of call traffic. On a regular basis I get requests for “construction” loans. After asking some questions to determine the nature of the loan, I usually find out that th...
07/09/2008
This the third post in a series I am writing on finding distressed properties. Posts 1 & 2 can be found here. Marketing Marketing to owners of distressed property is the third method of finding distressed property. Marketing Costs For purposes of this post we will define marketing as the process...
07/08/2008
While I mostly deal with commercial real estate, I like to know what is going on in the housing market as well. Today's news had two interesting articles that I enjoyed reading. First, Reuters has an interesting article about the residential real estate market in Stockton, CA. Stockton is about a...
06/02/2008
When I am reviewing a loan file one of the first things I look at and look for is the executive summary or loan summary. A well written executive summary speaks to the quality of the borrower and the value of the project. The goal of well written loan summary is to give the underwriter enough inf...
05/19/2008
What is a Daisy Chain? I field phone calls from commercial loan brokers all day long discussing the different loan scenarios that come across their desks. Our company advertises in the Scotsman Guide and this generates some “cold” incoming calls. Frequently, we will get a phone call from a Broker...
04/22/2008
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