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Subject: Re: How to make your own annuity on the cheap Date: 1/25/2012 1:45 AM
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Those are two very different markets, as I'm sure you know - and probably have horror stories to boot.

Yes indeed... and my devil's advocacy was really a back-arsed way of further supporting your point. Direct lending small amounts (under $5 MM, say) for yield is a very hard row to hoe, and far moreso since private lending to residential borrowers is functionally outlawed. An individual who may want to lend secured on real estate is hard-pressed to find good borrowers (its not like there's an easily accessed high-volume market of borrowers to choose from & write loans to.)

At present, those who really wish to do this are getting just 2-4% from sophisticated residential real estate portfolio investors... and even that is very much "up in the air" gray area in the current regulatory environment.

Dave Donhoff
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