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Looking for Trouble?

Since 1977, the Federal Reserve has operated under a mandate from Congress to “promote effectively the goals of maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long term interest rates.” In recent years, the idea of the Fed targeting asset prices as well has been hotly debated in economic circles. In a recent research paper circulated by the National Bureau […]

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Another Stupid California Dream

Sometimes I wonder if too many posts here are spent writing about the California housing affordability crisis – easily my most frequently posted-about topic – but then I consider that the state keeps providing ample ammunition by doing so much stupid crap. The latest in a long list of easily avoidable self-owns took place this week when […]

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California’s Faulty Proposition

No one has benefited from California’s rapidly rising property market as much as homeowners who had the good fortune to buy back in the late 70s, 80s or even well into the 90s. Not only are they often sitting on equity gains of 7 figures (if they own a home near the coast) but they […]

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Successful Transaction: $7,000,000 Debt Financing

Landmark Capital is pleased to announce the successful closing of a $7,000,000 development and construction loan in Palm Desert, CA. Loan proceeds will be utilized to construct the fourth phase of The Retreat at Desert Willow. The fourth phase consists of five 4-plex buildings totaling 20 units located within the award-winning Desert Willow Golf Resort.Landmark […]

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Successful Transaction: $5,500,000 Cash-Out Refinance

Landmark Capital is pleased to announce the successful closing of a $5,500,000 cash-out refinance loan in Austin, TX. Loan proceeds will be utilized to pay estate taxes and fund capital expenditures & upgrades to three industrial / flex buildings located in a prime South Congress Ave. location in South Austin. Landmark negotiated a life insurance solution […]

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Housing Stratification: Fewer Starter Homes, More Premium Homes

The bubble of the mid 2000s represented a major turning point for the US housing market. The entry level segment of the market experienced far more distress than other higher priced segments and was riddled with underwater borrowers and foreclosures. The initial market response was a plunge in pricing that drove ownership costs well below […]

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How The Feds’ Tax Plan Could Impact Prop. 13

NEWPORT BEACH, CA—Some experts say the plan passed by the House earlier this month was carefully constructed to penalize Americans who live in Democratic-leaning states including California, Landmark Capital Advisors’ managing director Adam Deermount tells GlobeSt.com. We spoke with Deermount about the proposed tax plan, how it would affect homeowners and what would happen to Prop. 13 if […]

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Successful Transaction: $11,000,000 Cash-Out Refinance

Landmark Capital is pleased to announce the successful closing of an $11MM cash-out refinance for two mixed-use centers with prime locations in Seal Beach, CA.  Landmark Capital was instrumental in identifying a lender who could provide competitive pricing for the requested proceeds and close on an aggressive timeline.  

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“The Middle Class” Tax Reform and Why it is So Difficult to Achieve

There is a new tax reform proposal making its way around Washington, which means that the silly season for misinformed statements about what constitutes “the middle class” is upon us. This debate has been going on for years, and, over the next few weeks, you are about to hear how every aspect of the tax reform […]

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Amazon’s Lease Concerns After Whole Foods Purchase

NEWPORT BEACH, CA—Since its purchase of Whole Foods this past summer, Amazon is finding it quite a bit more difficult to innovate in this new environment largely governed by preexisting binding legal agreements than in the freewheeling world of online commerce, Landmark Capital Advisors managing director Adam Deermount tells GlobeSt.com. Deermount has an inside perspective on many aspects of CRE, so […]

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