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Wednesday, August 02, 2017

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  1. Real Estate Crowdfunding with Retirement Funds
    16 Sep, 2017
    Real Estate Crowdfunding with Retirement Funds
    Can you invest in cash flowing real estate through crowdfunding with your retirement funds? Yes you can. I believe the only way to do so currently is through a self-directed Individual Retirement Account.  In the future, we may be able to invest in real estate crowdfunding through our 401K's. We discussed this a couple of months back with the CEO of EquityMultiple (click here for more).  Get increased returns on your EquityMultiple Investments by clicking here. Investopedia provides a great
  2. Updates Again?
    09 Sep, 2017
    Updates Again?
    I will quickly update EasyMoneyRealty readers on 3 other real estate crowdfunding platforms in which I have invested. EquityMultiple - I have six investments, five equity and one debt. I currently have more money with EquityMultiple than any other crowdfunding platform. I have received distributions on 3 of the 6 properties thus far. In addition, one of my equity investment should provide me a second distribution this week. The other three investments with EquityMultiple are quite new but I
  3. Deferred Sales Trust
    03 Sep, 2017
    Deferred Sales Trust
    Our recent post "Deferred Tax" was by far our most read post in the history of EasyMoneyRealty! I guess it makes sense. Most of us don't like paying taxes. But most of us want to follow the rules and law because it's the right thing to do and we don't want to get in trouble! So it's very interesting to learn of a great tax strategy like the Deferred Sales Trust. A Deferred Sales Trust or DST can be used when you sell a business, a piece of real estate, or other assets. If you don't need all the
  4. More Updates
    29 Aug, 2017
    More Updates
    Thanks for letting us share updates on a couple of more real estate crowdfunding platforms. I am yet to experience any major issues with any investment on any platform. Through various contacts, I am increasing aware of the risks that can occur in real estate crowdfunding. Defaults do and have occurred on multiple platforms. I continue to be a big fan of investing in cash flowing real estate via crowdfunding but I don't want our readers to ignore the risks. I still have not invested in real
  5. Tax Deferral
    25 Aug, 2017
    Tax Deferral
    With the rapid rise of real estate crowdfunding, I wonder how many individuals want to sell their individually owned real estate investment properties. One big concern with selling real estate is the tax hit that inevitably comes. A real estate investor can sell their investment property and do a 1031 Exchange. This involves buying an equally or more expensive piece of real estate (or more than one real estate investment that total more than the property being sold). In the scenario above, the
  6. And the Results are...
    19 Aug, 2017
    And the Results are...
    And the results are...not in yet. A few months back, when starting this blog, I reviewed the real estate crowdfunding platforms in which I personally invested. We then moved on to a variety of topics and interviews. I promised to circle back around to the specific platforms and give updates. In reality, it has not been long enough to have anything close to the final results. However, let's go through some updates. There are some regulatory/legal reasons why I cannot be as specific as I would
  7. Learning More
    08 Aug, 2017
    Learning More
    For those of us who recall the days before the internet , it is so much easier to get information and gain knowledge on almost any topic. I wonder the age cut off for knowing what the picture above is! I started EasyMoneyRealty to focus on real estate crowdfunding as I found limited information on this specific topic when I started to invest in this space.  There are tremendous resources out there on personal finance and investing in general.  Some of these websites will discuss real estate and
  8. Interview with EquityMultiple Cofounder and CEO, Pt. 2
    29 Jul, 2017
    Interview with EquityMultiple Cofounder and CEO, Pt. 2
    I hope you learn something from Part 2 of our interview with Charles Clinton of EquityMultiple! Click here to receive a FREE return bump on your first investment! EasyMoneyRealty:  Why do you think traditional Real Estate Investment Trusts have largely disappointed investors? Charles Clinton:  The short answer is fees, at least for non-traded REITs. The upfront fees on non-traded REITs have historically been over 10% and as high as 13-15%. This is driven largely by the commissions earned by
  9. Interview with EquityMultiple Cofounder and CEO
    27 Jul, 2017
    Interview with EquityMultiple Cofounder and CEO
    I have personally invested with EquityMultiple 6 times so far. I greatly appreciate this opportunity to have a conversation with Cofounder and CEO Charles Clinton. His detailed and in depth answers certainly adds to my knowledge in the real estate crowdfunding space.  Click here to receive a FREE return bump on your first investment! EasyMoneyRealty:  What is your best guess of the future of Real Estate Crowdfunding over the next 5-7 years? Are we likely to see more companies enter the