For those looking to get into the real estate game without becoming a landlord, one alternative to the traditional bricks and mortar is mortgage investing.
Crowdfunding is no longer a buzzword reserved for start-ups and tech entrepreneurs. Today, crowdfunding is a well-established vehicle for entrepreneurs to leverage the power of the “crowd” while enabling the crowd to participate in exciting and/or lucrative projects.
Real estate crowdfunding allows individuals to invest in existing apartment buildings or in buildings under development — an opportunity that currently is available only to wealthy individuals or institutions.
Equity crowdfunding allows small and medium-size businesses to raise capital without the time and expense of issuing detailed financial reports and offering shares for sale on the stock market. It is viewed as a low-cost alternative to taking a company public by issuing shares in an initial public offering. Equity crowdfunding would allow a large number of investments from individuals to be pooled in exchange for securities.
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