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    $1.85 million new construction case study

    $1.85 million new construction case study

    Before we jump into today's topic, I'm excited to share the new Be the Bank site. I ventured into coding this year and developed the site from scratch with Ruby/Rails and TailwindUI. It's pretty simpl...

    Using hard money to unlock retirement wealth

    Using hard money to unlock retirement wealth

    Back in 2007, my foray into retirement investing began with the government's Thrift Savings Plan. By the time I left the service in 2011, I had accumulated a modest portfolio of about $20k — not too s...

    Our flexible tech stack

    Our flexible tech stack

    I'm excited to announce that we've finally migrated from our original, in-house-built origination and servicing system to a comprehensive, all-in-one SaaS solution. This marks a new era of efficiency ...

    A private lender's view: how we're guiding real estate investors

    A private lender's view: how we're guiding real estate investors

    ​As our community of readers and investors at Longleaf Lending has grown, I wanted to revisit and share the highlights from an article I wrote at this time last year - the insights are more pertinent ...

    Ranking the five ways we generate leads

    Ranking the five ways we generate leads

    At Longleaf, connecting with the right clients is as crucial as providing top-notch lending services. I wanted to give you a behind-the-scenes look at how we generate most of our leads, ranked by the ...

    Closing the chapter on our oldest loan

    Closing the chapter on our oldest loan

    Every loan has its own story, and sometimes, the tales behind the oldest ones on our books are the most intriguing. Today, I'd like to share the saga of our latest pay-off — a testament to perseveranc...