Why Real Estate Crowdfunding Is A Must For The Black Community!

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Real Estate Development

Introduction to the Crowd Economy The wealth of Black people in America and the gap between other racial groups has been well documented, but that doesn’t mean Black folks don’t have any money to spend. Even though the racial wealth gap is actually widening, Black people still have tremendous economic buying power. What if we took some of that and … Read More

Why Real Estate Crowdfunding and Black Fix and Flip Real Estate Investors Are a Match Made in Heaven

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Real Estate Investing

Introduction I post into 15 Black real estate investor Facebook groups across the Midwest and this group has over 15K members of professional real estate investors. What are fix and flip real estate investors and how do they operate? Why is this model a great match for real estate crowdfunding? House flipping—buying distressed homes, rehabbing them quickly, and selling them … Read More

Real Estate Crowdfunding Provides a Pathway for Black Developers to raise Capital from the Community and For The Community to Build Wealth Through Inclusive Investing!

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Black Real Estate Development

Introduction  Real estate investment is one of the four most common types of investments, alongside cash, bonds, and shares. Of the four, real estate has been the best performing investment in modern history. Though through lack of access to sufficient funding, most people have been excluded from getting involved and enjoying the benefits. Real estate crowdfunding has democratized investing in … Read More

The Capital Stack In The Age of Investment Crowdfunding

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Real Estate Development

Introduction The capital stack is an essential concept in real estate investment, as it details how a transaction is financed. Most commercial real estate acquisitions or developments receive investment from more than one source and investors with different goals. Real estate crowdfunding has moved firmly into the mainstream as a tool to raise capital from retail investors. It’s essential to … Read More

6 Reasons Real Estate Crowdfunding Is A Must For Your Portfolio

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Real Estate Development

Introduction  Real estate crowdfunding is a new and innovative use of Regulation Crowdfunding that allows non-accredited investors to invest in real estate deals on a FINRA and SEC certified portal. Real estate crowdfunding uses the crowd-funding model to raise funds for real estate deals all across the nation and locally at the same time.  Portfolio Diversification  Unlike REITs, real estate … Read More

Real Estate Crowdfunding Democratizing Real Estate Investment

Bill HustonAlternative Finance, Community Capital, Crowd Investing, Real Estate Crowdfunding3 Comments

Real Estate

Introduction Since the passage of the JOBS Act in late 2012, crowdfunding has caught fire and is being used to raise money for everything from startups to small businesses, but since May of 2016 the people that are eligible to participate in these private deals have changed for the first time in over 80 years. In fact, in 2015 alone, … Read More

Investment Crowdfunding Drives Community-Led Economic Development!

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Black Business

Introduction Why would community developers build housing in communities cut off from good schools, jobs, transportation, parks, and the resources that people need to thrive and succeed? If we are trying to build safe, healthy, and prosperous neighborhoods simply building affordable housing is not the answer. To be resilient and sustainable, housing must be more than affordable. It must connect … Read More

Investment Crowdfunding and Black Founders

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Black Business Women

Introduction In my last post, I laid out the dismal economic situation the Black community in the United States faces on a daily basis. There is an immense racial wealth gap that continues to widen driven by unrelenting policies that are steeped in systemic bias and racism. The current data demonstrate that a lack of access to capital in multiple … Read More