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Briefcase

First Nationwide Financial Group

8630 Technology Way, Ste. B

Reno, NV

888-548-8881

Name: James LeStrange

Position: Loan officer

What he does: Negotiates residential, commercial and private note loans in the area, including Carson City.

He recommends: Get three different opinions before taking a loan. Consider how affordable the loan payments will be and how long it will take to pay off the loan.

How to make loan payments: Don’t just make minimum payments each month. This might not even be enough to keep up on interest.

Why he’s surviving in the current market: He says he’s diversified his interests, worked with builders and stayed away from subprime loans.

A current project he’s proud of: A manufactured housing development in Silver Springs.