Real Estate

30
Jul

Equity investments

In real estate, equity investments pertain to properties that are to be sold or leased when completed. These encompass cash-flow investments, which relate to regular income and sustainable returns derived from renting out properties. The general term, equity investments, enables investors to be—technically speaking—part-owners of properties. These assets can be residential, commercial, industrial, or recreational properties. In some cases, these […]

30
Jul

Cash-flow investments

In real estate, cash-flow investments pertain to properties that generate regular income, such as hotels or leased buildings. There is a steady stream of yields, thus the term cash flow. An example of this in the traditional context involves the “condo-hotel”, an apartment building that is projected to function as a hotel. Here, investors buy entire units in the building, […]

30
Jul

Good practices in real estate crowdfunding

Every real estate crowdfunding site has a policy based on applicable laws, and on good practices (GxPs) that pertain to quality and ethical industry standards. The idea of GxPs is to keep integrity intact as the business flourishes, and ensure that all stakeholders benefit as they should. The core of GxP in real estate crowdfunding consists of the following: Transparency […]

30
Jul

The investment process: How real estate crowdfunding works?

The most simple explanation for real estate crowdfunding is the undertaking of a collective financial-backing effort to complete a property venture successfully, and have stakeholders profit from the activity. The key players are: Online real estate crowdfunding platform Developers, property managers, project operators Investors. Online platform. This is the “virtual venue” or digital marketplace where the entire crowdfunding process takes […]

30
Jul

RoI, perks, and real benefits

Financial returns on investment is the primary reason for participating in real estate crowdfunding. Depending on the project operators’ income projections and other related factors, yields on investment opportunities can go higher than 20%. As if the monetary gains are not enough, investors can expect to be incentivized in non-monetary ways. This is especially amid the increase in the number […]

30
Jul

Fees incurred when investing

Crowdfunded real estate investments carry attendant fees, including online-platform charge fees, to cover administrative and operating costs. These are reasonable amounts that pay for running the digital marketplace, conducting due-diligence efforts, reporting and documenting transactions, and facilitating investment distributions. Charges to investors are sometimes called acquisition fees; that is, the fee charged for staking a claim on the investment opportunity, […]

30
Jul

Comparing real estate crowdfunding sites to stock exchanges

Real estate crowdfunding sites cannot be equated with stock exchanges. While both can be generally classified as marketplaces with similar investment goals, the former does not trade and deal with stocks, bonds, and other securities. Additionally, investment opportunities listed in crowdfunding platforms are not to be treated as public offerings, such as initial public offerings (or IPOs), although the aim […]

30
Jul

Comparing real estate crowdfunding sites to REITs

Real estate crowdfunding sites is not interchageable with real estate investment trusts (REITs). While both have a few similar features, these are distinct from each other. To examine more closely, a REIT is an incorporated entity that acts as an investment agent in the area of real estate and real estate mortgages. It owns properties that generate income through purchases, […]

19
May

eMart Real Estate Operations: The Success of Internet-based Property Trade in Dubai

The Dubai Land Department (DLD) launched Smart Property Marketplace or eMart, an online real estate portal back in November 2013. This was done to help developers and investors auction, sell, and rent properties, as well as acting as an exchange center to allow users easy access to private and public real estate information. The website provides you a thorough description […]

19
May

Crowdfunding: Invest in Real Estate Creatively

Real estate investment traditionally was the domain of the wealthy. And it makes sense as well, for it takes a lot of money to set up a building. However, this domain is now being opened for investors from all walks of life, i.e. people who don’t have sufficient funds to construct a penthouse or an office building on their own, […]