Tag Archives: real estate

Crypto & Crowdfunding Come Together

Crowdfunding has officially met cryptocurrency as the popular site Indiegogo is now hosting the Initial Coin Offering for the St. Regis Hotel Aspen. The hotel company is using Rule 506(c) under Regulation D to sell security tokens that will represent … Continue reading

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Observations About The First Registered ICO

Some observations about the first SEC registered Initial Coin Offering: it claims that the tokens “will be distributed as a security and are not intended to constitute a commodity” so it’s picking its regulator (SEC over the CFTC); it’s registering … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding For Mortgage Down Payments

One of the biggest obstacles for first time home-buyers is having the down payment. Now, a private mortgage broker has started HomeFundMe, a crowdfunding site that helps strapped potential home buyers raise the down payment through the kindness of strangers. … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Now A $34.5 Billion Market

Recent statistics from The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance for crowdfunding in 2016 show a 22% increase totaling $34.5 Billion raised for  “equity and real estate crowdfunding, P2P lending, and balance sheet … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Accelerates House Flipping

Flip or Flop? House flippers are using real estate crowdfunding sites to buy, renovate and sell homes at an accelerated pace. One investor has raised over $9 million in the past 2 1/2 years on 9 deals, with one $1 … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Continue to Innovate

One of the problems with crowdfunding is that putting money into one project risks that the project will (likely) fail. Fundrise has now created a “mutual fund” of a number of real estate projects (for acccredited investors) that will invest … Continue reading

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It’s Here, But Beware?

A commentator in the Wall Street Journal suggests that crowdfunders should be aware that the psychic rewards of supporting a passion project may be offset by: numerous risks, the lack of information, the lack of liquidity, high fees and sub-market … Continue reading

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