Dec
08

8 Questions Every Millennial Needs To Ask When Buying Investment Property

We keep hearing that millennials are the future of everything. Everything they do today will impact our world tomorrow. Millennials may be under the impression that they are not capable of buying investment property. However, thanks to crowdfunding, millennials can join thousands of other investors who aren’t ready to invest large amounts either. Crowdfunding allows young investors to invest like season investors do. Having the option to start investing in low initial fees, opens a whole new world of possibilities. Knowing that you aren’t alone in your investment, also grants new opportunities for these young investors Every one of their actions has an equal and opposite reaction, and that includes buying investment property. Most of us from the older generations already have a “been there, done that” way of looking at things. Our involvement with real estate investments came about more the old-fashioned way. And, the old-fashioned way worked for us […]

Nov
20

7 Industries with Disruptive Business Models

As new industries emerge, new ways to disrupt traditional business models emerge as well. Many industries are able to develop disruptive business models.  A disruptive business model must create new markets and displace an existing business model. Let us go over some of the most remarkable details about industries that are currently disrupting traditional business models: 1. Real Estate Crowdfunding Commercial and residential real estate is one of the oldest industries in the world. It is littered with bloated fees and big players who are not ready to adapt to the new technology trends. However, this industry is ripe for disruption and has been for a long time. Crowdfunding is changing the face of commercial and residential real estate in a variety of ways: • Options When supply is not enough to meet market demand, there is an opportunity for someone to fill in the gap. Although the demand for […]

Nov
16

Goshen Investment Update November 2017

We’re about to complete our final punch list items! Electrical fixtures, carpet, fence, gutters, downspouts and shower enclosures are now installed. Garage and parking areas are poured and SDG&E will install gas and electric meters this week. Finally, the three units are furnished with a rustic /contemporary look. Dive into our pictures to see what we are so excited about.  

Nov
16

Monterey Investment Update: November 2017

The new General Contractor team is doing an outstanding job on site. All of the framing and roofing issues needed to pass inspection are nearly complete. Roofing has been sheeted and roof materials have been ordered. Moreover, the interior design team is working on finalizing the interior design package. Windows and exterior doors are going to be installed soon. Finally, enjoy the following pictures showing progress on the Monterey Investment Property. We include a  sneak preview of the final rendering of this house:    

Nov
10

Crowdfunding Real Estate and Socially Responsible Investing

Today many investors don’t just want to make money, they want to have a positive impact on society and support causes important to them. Socially Responsible Investing Then and Now Socially responsible investing used to mean avoiding controversial firms. Generally, companies in industries such as tobacco, alcohol or firearms. Investors often paid a price for their convictions, through higher fees, lower returns, or both. Over time, the category has become known as Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investing, to incorporate issues such as gender diversity, board accountability, and environmental degradation. As investor demand for ESG products has grown, portfolio managers are increasingly considering ESG issues when making investment decisions. Today’s investor can choose from among many mutual funds and ETFs that incorporate ESG guidelines in their stock selection. But did you know real estate investments can reflect your values, too? How to incorporate ESG investing into your portfolio with Real […]

Oct
18

Investors Appreciation Night at DiversyFund’s Downtown San Diego Office

After weeks of planning and preparation, At DiversyFund, we celebrated our investors! We wanted the opportunity to show our appreciation to current and potential investors by holding an Investors Appreciation Evening.  Investors and guests enjoyed wine, cheese, conversation and were able to enjoy an exclusive preview of one of our current projects. In the midst of the mingling amongst attendees, our partner, architect Roman James, real estate agent, Seth O’Byrne, along with CEO, Craig Cecilio, and CIO, Alan Lewis, gave a full presentation of the Granito project. This property is located in the Hollywood Hills projected to be completed in a little over a year. A wonderful evening for our investors and our team! Around six in the evening, slowly but surely, guest started to arrive. Some traveling right after work, others from cities near and far. Soon after, guests were called in to gather in the conference room as […]

Oct
13

Monterey Investment Update: October 2017

Framing is coming to a close & New team members! Now that framing is coming to a close, we have switched general contractors to a local builder with over 20 years of experience in Monterey. The new general contractor identified some framing errors from the previous builder and is in the process of correcting them before calling for a framing inspection. Approval of the roof design took longer than expected due to the strict HOA guidelines. Construction has begun on the retaining wall on the southeast side of the property, where the driveway will be. Although we have lost some time on this project due to last winter’s heavy rains and the more recent framing corrections and HOA issues, we expect to make up some of this time in the months ahead. The local real estate market continues to show strong buyer demand and pricing remains firm. Approval of the […]

Oct
12

Costebelle Investment Update: October 2017

We are getting close to the finish line! This amazing project in La Jolla is starting to become more and more real. Large slabs of materials are installed in the bathroom walls and flooring is nearly completed. Countertops and cabinets will be installed soon. Outside improvements have been started and they are looking fabulous! Take a look at this month’s pictures and get inspired.  

Oct
12

Goshen Investment Update: October 2017

Countertops are complete, bathroom accessories and interior handrails are installed and all hardwood floor areas are done. The existing retaining wall was waterproofed. The landscape drainage and new retaining wall between existing house and Unit 1 are now finished. Concrete forms on the garages and common areas are ready to be poured. We purchased furniture for this house and expect delivery later this month. Certificates of occupancy should be issued shortly thereafter. Our sales strategy is to furnish and rent the property. Thereafter,  we will sell it as a cash-flowing investment property, the highest and best use of the property. This strategy is in place to command the maximum sales price.