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Comprehensive Guide to Hard Money Loan Investing Part 5: Post-mortem: Money flushed down the drain (a loan that took years to resolve and lost 60%)

Updated: Jan 3

Post-mortem of a hard money loan that lost more than 60% and took years longer to resolve than originally projected...and during an economic boom.

Comprehensive Guide to Hard Money Loan Investing Part 5: Post-mortem: How to Avoid  Flushing Tons of

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This is part 5 of a 5 part articles series:

In this article, we'll do a post-mortem of a problematic hard money loan that concluded on one of the platforms. After taking years longer than projected to conclude, it lost a stomach churning 60%+ of investor money. And this was during an economic boom. So we'll dissect what went wrong, and hopefully learn some lessons on how to avoid similar experiences in the future. The above is just a summary of this article. Click here for the full article/details. (Private Investor Club content) Note: the full article is for members of The Real Estate Crowdfunding Review Private Investor Club. Membership is free but is restricted to investors only. Platforms, sponsors and their affiliates are prohibited. If you qualify, click here to join.

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About Ian Ippolito
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Ian Ippolito is an investor and serial entrepreneur. He has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Forbes, TIME, Fast Company, TechCrunch, CBS News, FOX News, USA Today, Bloomberg News,, CoStar News, Curbed and more.


Ian was impressed by the potential of real estate crowdfunding, but frustrated by the lack of quality site reviews and investment analysis. He created The Real Estate Crowdfunding Review to fill that gap.

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