Items Tagged with 'Real estate investing'

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  • How to survive the inevitable ups and downs in multifamily

    Use data to fight the booms and busts
    [Expert commentary] Markets, including the U.S. housing economy, aren’t always rational. No matter how many booms and busts markets endure, there is always a temptation to think “this time, it’s different. This time, the value of my property may continue to increase another quarter or another year.” So, how do you deal with the ebbs and flows?
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  • Lenders: Goldman Sachs, Zillow entering fix-and-flip market is a good thing

    “A rising tide lifts all boats”
    Over the last few years, the market for financing fix-and-flip projects and single-family rentals has grown significantly. In just the last year or so, massive players like Goldman Sachs, Zillow, Redfin, and others have entered those markets. And one might think that current operators in the fix-and-flip market would view those big companies entering the market as a bad thing, but that’s not the truth.
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  • Crowdfunding lending platform Groundfloor turns to crowdfunding to raise money, for itself

    Aims to raise $7 million by inviting public to buy shares in company
    Groundfloor, a real estate lending platform that raises its loan funds via crowdfunding from the public, is turning to crowdfunding to raise money for something else – itself. But, the company is not going the Initial Public Offering route via the New York Stock Exchange or Nasdaq. Rather, Groundfloor is launching an online public offering, in which it’s seeking to raise more than $7 million from the public.
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  • CoreVest expands into wholesale lending for real estate investors

    Seeks brokers who serve investors
    CoreVest American Finance Lender, the lender formerly known as Colony American Finance, is expanding into wholesale lending for real estate investors. To lead the company’s expansion into wholesale lending, CoreVest hired Samuel Bjelac to serve as vice president of wholesale lending.
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  • Former attorney gets 3+ years in prison for defrauding real estate investors

    Bilked at least four investors out of $1 million total
    A former attorney from New York will spend more than three years in prison for defrauding real estate investors out of at least $1 million. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, Brandon Lisi received a sentence of 38 months in prison for his role in a scheme to defraud at least four individual investors in real estate transactions of more than $1 million.
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  • Crowdfunding platform Groundfloor boosts lending capability by $100 million

    Deal with Direct Access Capital allows company to significantly grow lending base
    Groundfloor, a residential real estate crowdfunding platform, is set to grow its business thanks to a new agreement with Direct Access Capital, a specialty finance company focused on providing liquidity to non-bank lenders of short-term, residential-backed business loans. Through a whole loan purchase relationship with Direct Access Capital, Groundfloor plans to increase its loan origination volume and expand its product offerings over the next year to the tune of $100 million.
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  • Lima One Capital buys RealtyShares’ residential investor lending business

    RealtyShares to focus on growing multifamily, office, retail, and industrial business
    A few months ago, RealtyShares, which bills itself as the “leading online marketplace for real estate investing,” bought its biggest rival in commercial and multifamily real estate real estate lending, Acquire Real Estate. As it turns out, that acquisition provided a clue about RealtyShares’ future, because the company is selling its residential lending business and plans to focus entirely on commercial and multifamily lending instead.
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  • Real estate crowdfunding platform RealtyShares buys rival Acquire Real Estate

    Will grow funding capabilities in commercial real estate
    RealtyShares, which bills itself as the “leading online marketplace for real estate investing,” announced Thursday that it bought Acquire Real Estate, which the company calls an “innovative rival” that also offers a real estate investing platform. RealtyShares founder and CEO Nav Athwal said that the deal will allow the company to drive real change in the industry.
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  • From HW Magazine

    Hot Seat: Robert Behrend of Auction.com

    Educating new real estate investors is more important than ever
    In any given month, Customer Care fields over 50,000 in-bound calls, makes more than 8,000 outbound calls, and coordinates upwards of 10,000 chats and emails from buyers with feedback that is valuable for us to know and share with sellers. Additionally, Customer Engagement’s VIP buyer team helps 1,200 of the top buying customers, who purchase multiple properties during any given month or year, find the best properties that match their portfolios.
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  • From HW Magazine

    Will Airbnb disrupt the housing market?

    Single-family rentals in New Orleans offer compelling evidence
    In May of 2016, Airbnb had almost 1.4 listings on the site and raised its revenue projection for this year to more than $900 million. But the site impacts more than just hotel chains. As more investors, not just homeowners, use the site to rent out spare rooms — and even spare couches — it strains the supply of rental houses.
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