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REAL ESTATE EDUCATION

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REAL ESTATE INVESTING BASICS

Core introductory concepts explained with support from Small Change, the real estate Crowdfunding Portal

For more information and to gain access to:

  1. Guided tour of 8 real estate crowdfunding websites
  2. FREE: Complete list of every real estate syndication website
  3. FREE: 10 things to look for in real estate contracts
  4. Access to advanced real estate investment training

Real Estate Investing Explained – Raising Capital for Your Real Estate Projects

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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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?…

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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…

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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!…

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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…

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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…

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Real Estate Investing Explained – Internal Rate of Return II

Real Estate Investing Explained With Support from SmallChange INTERNAL RATE OF RETURN II   In this episode on IRR, you are going to learn how to use this incredibly complicated and difficult to understand concept really easily in order to be able to compare one deal against another and, also…

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Real Estate Investing Explained – Internal Rate of Return I

Real Estate Investing Explained With Support from SmallChange INTERNAL RATE OF RETURN I   In real estate, the acronym ‘IRR’ stands for the Internal Rate of Return and it is commonly used by sponsors to illustrate how strong their project is going to be by projecting out in time how…

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Real Estate Investing Explained – Main Project Costs

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…

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Real Estate Investing Explained – Accredited Investor

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…

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Real Estate Investing Explained – LTV vs. LTC

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…

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Real Estate Investing Explained – Opportunity Zones

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…

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Real Estate Investing Explained – Sponsor Capital Contribution

Real Estate Investing Explained With Support from SmallChange SPONSOR CAPITAL CONTRIBUTION   When a real estate project is put together there is a definitive amount of money that is required. The developer has to buy the land or building, do the construction or renovation, and cover overhead expenses. And to…

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Real Estate Investing Explained – Preferred Return

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…

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Real Estate Investing Explained – Equity

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.…

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Real Estate Investing Explained – Introduction

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…

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For more information and to gain access to:

  1. Guided tour of 8 real estate crowdfunding websites
  2. FREE: Complete list of every real estate syndication website
  3. FREE: 10 things to look for in real estate contracts
  4. Access to advanced real estate investment training