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THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK

Crowdfunding

Is Crowdfunding a Good Option for You?

Crowdfunding, generally speaking, is a way of spreading the risk—and the rewards—of an investment over a larger pool of people. Real estate is now an open market for crowdfunding.

Through an online platform, money is raised for a specific property project and individual investor contributions are pooled as the “crowd” for a common collective project as proposed by the property developer.

All this came about in 2012, when the JOBS Act opened the door for accredited investors to invest in crowdfunded investments. And in 2015, new rules opened up investment opportunities ...

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