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PRIMARQ Home Equity Platform:What if Investors Could Help You Buy Your House?

PRIMARQ Home Equity Platform:What if Investors Could Help You Buy Your House?

“A nation of homeowners is unconquerable.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt NEW YORK (MainStreet)—Homeownership is a daunting, at times seemingly unattainable dream for many Americans—what with total student debt at $1 trillion, a national unemployment/underemployment rate at 14.3%and median household income dropping 7.8% since 2007. The average home price in the U.S. is a whopping $202,000, and the subprime mortgage crisis did nothing to quell anxiety. In fact, this year the American homeownership rate dropped to 65%, its lowest point since 1995. But what if instead of taking out a mortgage from a bank you were…

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Realty Mogul hits $3 million in funding just 4 months into crowdfunding

CrowdFundBeat News: Realty Mogul, a real estate crowdfunding site, has just announced that it crossed the $3 million mark yesterday, after surpassing the $2 million at the end of June. The site is a marketplace for accredited investors to pool money online and buy shares of pre-vetted real estate investments. For a company that is bracing a relatively new concept in the real estate investing industry, Realty Mogul is experiencing an outstanding year. The company has already grabbed first place in 2 highly recognized competitions for startup companies. Earlier this…

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Trump Comes To Vancouver: More Real Estate, ‘CrowdFunding’ And Another Run For President?

Trump. Whether you love him or want to leave him on a porch swing somewhere, the name seems to sell real estate. For years, Donald Trump has been licensing his name to real estate developers around the world. The results have paid off handsomely. Yesterday, his latest venture, this one in Canada, was announced. As if another 60 story skyscraper was not enough to heighten his ego, reports crop up about another run for the White House.  How far can a name take you? Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal points out that no new U.S.…

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Crowdfunding real estate catching on: The concept allows small investors to invest in their neighbourhoods

Changing the landscape: Daniel Miller (left) and Benjamin Miller, of Fundrise, at their office in Washington. Real estate upstarts like Fundrise are allowing the public to invest in an asset class that has traditionally been the exclusive domain of wealthy investors and private equity firms. - PHOTO: NYT

[NEW YORK] THE practice of crowdfunding real estate is spreading from South America – where Prodigy Network recently raised around US$239 million from 3,100 Colombians to build a 66-story skyscraper in Bogota – to New York, where developer Urban Muse is hoping to offer a slice of a Brooklyn Bridge Park project to the public. Taking a page from websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, real estate upstarts like Fundrise, Property Peers, Realty Mogul and Prodigy Network, which is based in New York, are transforming the way real estate projects are…

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Crowdfunding’s Latest Invasion: Real Estate

Illustration by André da Loba

Crowdfunding is rapidly changing the real-estate investment market, offering developers new ways to finance projects, small investors a way in, and the socially conscious an avenue to support their local communities—and their local farms. Here is a rundown of the real-estate crowdfunding firms I think will have the biggest impact. (Full disclosure: I have advised Primarq (number 7) on its secondary market strategy, where investors can sell their shares without having to liquidate the actual properties.) 1. Fundrise –The company lets people invest in their local communities, earning profits while…

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