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Real Estate Investing Explained With Support from SmallChange INTRODUCTION A few years ago Congress passed some laws that allow almost everybody in America to invest with some of the best real estate developers in the world. You don’t actually have to buy real estate anymore to earn passive income and to build wealth. Join me in a brand new 20 episode mini-series as I explain all the key concepts to investing wisely in this…Read More
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 different return expectations correlated with relative risk levels, the primary difference is in which type of investment holds the most…Read More
Real Estate Investing Explained With Support from SmallChange Raising Capital for Your Real Estate Projects If you’ve got a good project and you’re a professional developer, for the first time in history (due to regulatory changes) you are able to raise money online for your real estate projects. Find out the basics and get access to more detailed information in this final episode in the Real Estate Investing Explained series. And be sure to…Read More
Real Estate Investing Explained With Support from SmallChange EQUITY In real estate projects the developer is going to finance the project with two core types of capital. One is going to be debt, typically from a bank, and the other is equity, which is going to come from investors. A major distinction between these two types of capital is that debt just earns an interest rate, and equity gets a share of the profits.…Read More
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 a variety of different investments. Using some actual case studies, in this episode you will learn how a diversified portfolio…Read More
Real Estate Investing Explained With Support from SmallChange PREFERRED RETURN There are a couple key things that real estate developers offer to entice you to invest with them; one is a share of the profits of a project, and the other is what is called the ‘preferred return,’ the ‘pref.’ You can think of the pref being similar to the interest that you get with your bank deposits, except that in a bank it’s…Read More
Real Estate Investing Explained With Support from SmallChange ACCREDITED INVESTOR Some real estate crowdfunding opportunities require that you are an ACCREDITED INVESTOR to participate and this episode looks at what that is exactly. Technically it means anyone that has earned $200,000 or more for each of the last two consecutive years with a reasonable chance of earning the same this year, or $300,000 if you are filing as a married couple, or $1 million…Read More
Real Estate Investing Explained With Support from SmallChange OPPORTUNITY ZONES In the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 there was a bipartisan section that created ‘Opportunity Zones.’ Opportunity Zones provide for incentives to investors to invest in economically distressed areas around the country by permitting them to defer or completely avoid capital gains tax no matter where those capital gains taxes come from. Watch this episode to learn how you can benefit from…Read More
Real Estate Investing Explained With Support from SmallChange LOAN TO VALUE vs. LOAN TO COST When a sponsor goes out and buys a piece of real estate they will be financing it with two key components of capital. One is going to be debt that they’re going to get from the bank and the other is going to be equity that they’re going to be asking you for. Debt, when it is placed on…Read More
Real Estate Investing Explained With Support from SmallChange MAIN PROJECT COSTS In this episode talk about the TOTAL COSTS that are inherent in any real estate project. There are basically three main categories; acquisition costs, hard costs, and soft costs. Acquisition costs would be the purchase of a piece of land or an existing building, hard costs include the physical costs of construction or renovation, and soft costs are costs like design services, architectural,…Read More
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