It’s tempting for investors to hear about 8%-12% returns that real estate crowdfunding has been delivering and rush in to get their piece of the action. However, it is important for investors to take the steps necessary to ensure their investment is solid.
Real estate crowdfunding (RECF) gives investors and deal sponsors the ability to connect with each other and earn high returns from that connection. As a deal sponsor, you might be wondering what types of investors actually use real estate crowdfunding websites.
While this old saw is not entirely true, it’s not completely wrong either. After all, business is done between people who work for companies, not between companies by themselves. Inter-personal relationships are and always will be an important aspect of any business, especially real estate.
Remodeling a home is a great way to add value to a property, but unfortunately it is also a great way to dig a financial black hole. In order to avoid the pitfalls of pending money that will never be recovered, keep a simple rule in mind. Focus on renovations that someone else will value.
Buying a piece of investment real estate for the first time does not need to be a fraught situation. Understanding the basics of real estate and the terminology of real estate investing can make any beginner more comfortable and confident.
Investopedia defines FinTech as a “portmanteau of financial technology that describes an emerging financial services sector in the 21st century.” In other words, FinTech is the use of technology to support electronic banking and financial services.
Savvy real estate investors know to watch mortgage rates the way a sailor knows to watch the sky. Changes in mortgage rates impact the market prices of homes in the same way changes in interest rates impact the market values of bonds.
Real estate deals come in a variety of packages from “ground up” investments to value-added or rehabilitation projects. Each type of investment has its own associated risks and rewards. A ground-up real estate investment typically involves more risk, but they may also provide better rewards.
As a real estate investor, imagine showing the Addams Family home to potential buyers. The snarling gate, the encroaching, thorny vines, the crumbling, rambling exterior skirted by the dead trees and lawn. Folks would run for their lives instead of placing offers.
Real estate investing is generally considered a very stable income vehicle. But this actually hinges on the investor’s position within the capital stack. In this article, we’ll explain the capital stack and why all investors must learn its importance.