Real Estate

UK Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform receives over £2,000,000

UK Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform receives over £2,000,000

The House Crowd, UK Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform reaches investment milestone. We are pleased to report that we recently passed the £2M investment point, proving the popularity of our investment model among investors. This represents a significant milestone for us as we created an entirely new way of investing in property and made it accessible to small investors. This ability to invest as little as £1000 and gain greater returns than most savings accounts and pensions (not tom mention being better than the returns most private landlords get) has been central to take-up among investors. The focus on cash flow rather than speculating on capital growth…

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Crowdfunding For Real Estate – Will It Work In The UK?

Crowdfunding For Real Estate – Will It Work In The UK?

What happens if you and your business partner want to invest in commercial property but don’t have funds and can’t find a bank to lend? Recently, an alternative to the institutional lender has presented itself which could work for property investors – “crowdfunding”. The theory is that instead of raising funds from a bank or wealthy investors, you raise the equity from hundreds of your contacts and perfect strangers, each investing a very small amount in the business or property. Does crowdfunding work for property investment? It’s already happening overseas for funding real estate. In Colombia, the first crowd-funded sky scraper has been built. A company…

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Homeowners fight foreclosure through crowdfunding

Homeowners fight foreclosure through crowdfunding

(MoneyWatch) Can a crowd save a house? Homeowners facing foreclosure certainly hope so. Struggling borrowers are turning to new crowdfunding sites to raise money from friends, family and even strangers to keep up with their mortgage payments. Ruth Caspary, 45, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe after losing her job in 2009 as a visual effects artist. Finding a new job was tough, so instead she joined her husband’s dance instruction business, “Salsa with Juan,” as a marketing manager and dance instructor. Although her new career reduced her income, the two made ends meet for a while through the business and various side jobs. But late last…

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Hustle: The crowdfunded smart bag that charges your phone on the go

Hustle: The crowdfunded smart bag that charges your phone on the go

Crowdfunding is being used more and more to jumpstart innovative products that need to find a way to market outside of the normal channels. The Hustle bag created by an Australian start-up has caught my eye this week with its innovative solution to the ‘dead battery’ scenario we get when we are out and about for the day. A husband and wife team have created a bag for women and a wallet for men that powers your phone. It can: Power your phone all day and night up to 4 times, while you are on the go. Incorporating an ultra-thin, 9mm thick 4250mAh battery with a smart battery monitor, it…

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PRIMARQ Home Equity Platform:What if Investors Could Help You Buy Your House?

PRIMARQ Home Equity Platform:What if Investors Could Help You Buy Your House?

“A nation of homeowners is unconquerable.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt NEW YORK (MainStreet)—Homeownership is a daunting, at times seemingly unattainable dream for many Americans—what with total student debt at $1 trillion, a national unemployment/underemployment rate at 14.3%and median household income dropping 7.8% since 2007. The average home price in the U.S. is a whopping $202,000, and the subprime mortgage crisis did nothing to quell anxiety. In fact, this year the American homeownership rate dropped to 65%, its lowest point since 1995. But what if instead of taking out a mortgage from a bank you were able to go in with a number of investors and be the majority stake holder in the home…

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