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Real Estate Investing Explained – Diversification

Real Estate Investing Explained With Support from SmallChange DIVERSIFICATION   Diversification is often thought of as a move into real estate away from stocks and bonds as part of a portfolio strategy. However, if you invest all your money in one project then you have a concentration in that project. Diversification involves spreading risk across…

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Real Estate Investing Explained – Returns from Investing in Equity

Real Estate Investing Explained With Support from SmallChange RETURNS FROM INVESTING IN EQUITY   In this episode you will be learning about the kinds of returns you might expect to see from investing in ‘equity’ in a real estate deal by looking at the Buvinga Project, a full cycle deal on the SmallChange.com website. In…

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Real Estate Investing Explained – Investing in Debt vs. Equity

Real Estate Investing Explained With Support from SmallChange INVESTING IN DEBT vs. EQUITY   There are two options, simply stated, for what you can invest in when you invest in a real estate deal online; debt and equity. Debt is typically going to be collateralized by the property itself, and equity is not. Apart from…

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Real Estate Investing Explained – Returns from Investing in Debt

Real Estate Investing Explained With Support from SmallChange RETURNS FROM INVESTING IN DEBT   How much are you going to to make (hopefully!) when you invest in real estate online? By looking at a full-cycle real estate project in this episode, I explain how to figure out exactly what kind of returns you’re going to…

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Real Estate Investing Explained – Impact Investing

Real Estate Investing Explained With Support from SmallChange IMPACT INVESTING   You’ve heard of ‘Impact Investing’ in the business world; investing in socially conscious companies and steering away from arms manufacturers and tobacco companies and the like. But did you know that you can also make real estate impact investments? This is where you can…

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Real Estate Investing Explained – The LLC

Real Estate Investing Explained With Support from SmallChange The LLC   What on earth does an LLC have to do with investing in real estate? Well, the bottom line is that when you invest in a syndicated real estate deal you’re not actually directly buying the real estate. Watch this episode to find out what…

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Real Estate Investing Explained – Fees

Real Estate Investing Explained With Support from SmallChange Fees   One of the big advantages of investing in a real estate crowdfunded deal is that you don’t actually have to do any of the work. You don’t have to have the experience, the knowledge, the background, the time, or anything! You can invest directly in…

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Real Estate Investing Explained – CAP Rate

Real Estate Investing Explained With Support from SmallChange CAP Rate   In this episode you will learn about the all-important concept of the CAP RATE, short for ‘capitalization rate.’ The cap rate can drive the value of a building and the way that it’s calculated is by taking the net operating income and dividing that…

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Real Estate Investing Explained – NOI

Real Estate Investing Explained With Support from SmallChange NET OPERATING INCOME – NOI   In this episode you will learn about the NET OPERATING INCOME which is probably the most important number of any that you’re going to find in a real estate deal. Why? Because it effectively defines ongoing profits that come from a…

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