Sep
09

Are Real Estate Investment Funds A Smart Option For You?

Real estate investment funds have been around for a few years now, yet they are becoming a great alternative for investors. Hence, to answer this question, we would like to go over a full review about investment funds, what they are, how they work, and how you may benefit from them. What Is an Investment Fund? An investment fund is a source of capital that belongs to multiple investors. It gets used to buy securities together while each investor holds proprietorship and control of their own shares. An investment fund delivers a bigger range of investment prospects, expert supervision, and fewer investment fees, or none in some cases. Different types of investment funds include, but are not limited to: mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, money market funds, and hedge funds. Having such a vehicle that allows you to bring together related and unrelated investors, allows you to raise capital in a […]

Jul
19

How the Alternative Investment Market Continues to Grow

With nearly half of 2017 gone already, the alternative investment market continues to see new investors enter the market. While financials have slowly been rising back to levels that we haven’t seen in years, many are not running back to the once trusted avenues for investing. Instead, these investors are turning to alternative investments and for good reason – higher returns and lower risks. Top Alternative Investment Markets There are a number of alternative investments to choose from. And, as investors discover the many alternative investment opportunities, they’re discovering they provide substantially higher payouts. Even more so, that they have much less risk involved. Some of the top performing alternative investment markets include: Peer-to-Peer Lending Real Assets Private Equity Direct Investments in Private Companies or Startups Crowdfunding Real Estate Continuing Growth in the Alternative Market With a wide variety of investments to choose from, many investors are finding out that alternative investments produce […]

Jun
05

Balboa Investment Update: June 2017

This month’s Balboa investment update brings the second floor all framed out including the lower roofs. With that, the framers are currently setting the upper roof beams and getting ready to complete the structure. Additionally, delivery of the doors and window will be before the end of June. The mechanical trades are prepared to start on the house as soon as the framers wrap up their work. Progress Continues at Balboa Final selections and pricing are being made for the interior finishes. These will include a Thermador appliance package, high-end plumbing package, and a craftsman style wood trim package. Also, selections and accommodations are being made for the exterior finishes. There will be 5 different materials coming together to enhance the beauty of this 4000 square foot, modern, beach cottage on Coronado Island. Balboa Investment Update: June 2017 from DiversyFund

Mar
09

Investment Project Update: Felspar, San Diego, CA – March 2017

This month’s investment project update: Felspar is off and running! To all of our Felspar investors, the progress we are seeing at this property is amazing. Let’s go over the details for this month’s investment project update.   Getting the ground ready The pool was demolished, filled in, and dirt compacted. The field is ready. Moreover, we received authorized inspections, and now we have a suitable area to build the new extensions for this house. Demolition Moreover, we mobilized the demolition. We began on the two existing structures and we will move onto underground utilities and foundation work before the end of the first quarter this year. One house. 2 Owners Concurrently with construction, we are processing a condominium lot split to legally entitle the new dwelling units for separate ownership. What is next? Finally, we completed the topographic survey. We will submit the new Map for completeness review by the end […]

Mar
09

5 Crowdfunding Investment Advantages

Although there are many ways to invest for your future, let us go over the many advantages in crowdfunding investments. Everyone agrees that you need to have investment options in order to make sure your retirement will be solvent. Even if you have a great salary you need to not only put away part of it, but also invest it in order to make enough money to retire. Crowdfunding continues to gain strength in a world full of investment choices. It is used for different types of investments, and these have many advantages. Nonetheless, let’s go over the real estate crowdfunding investment advantages. Being that one of the safest investments is real estate, crowdfunding investments include a few advantages like no other. Typically, the value of a property increases over time. However, the cost of a property is a barrier to entering this field for many potential investors. Thus, real […]

Nov
06

Investors: To Diversify or Not to Diversify?

Why is the option to diversify in Real Estate so attractive? Since the passing of JOBS (Jumpstart our Business Startups) Act in 2013, Real Estate Crowdfunding has shook-up the real estate industry. Nowadays, anyone can invest in real estate and has the ability to do so online. After we learned some of the most disrupting factors in the way people invest in real estate, a big change had to happen. Transparent ways of investing are now available to everyone. The option to diversify is becoming more attractive to all investors since it lowers the risks and increases chances of success. What is new? In an industry previously transacted entirely offline, it is expected that many investors refuse to change their ways. As the saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Although it may not be necessarily “broken,” something needed to change. The accessibility to investments, the ability to streamline […]

Aug
28

Pros/Cons of Investing in One Asset Versus Diversifying

Here at DiversyFund we are all about helping our investors grasp a better understanding of diversification in the 21st century. This is why we have explained, below, the pros and cons of investing in only one asset versus diversifying. Understand the Importance of Diversification Let’s start by saying that putting all of your investment eggs in one basket goes far beyond the boundaries of the Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT). One of MPT’s key insights is that while investors need to be compensated for bearing risk, not all risks are rewarded. The market does not reward risks that can be “diversified away” by holding a bundle of investments, instead of a single investment. By recognizing that not all risks are rewarded, MPT helps to establish the idea that a diversified portfolio can help investors. Additionally, it can help investors earn a higher return for the same amount of risk. Understand the […]

Aug
16

Real Estate Debt, Mezzanine, and Equity Investing. What does it mean?

As you dive deeper into real estate investing, you weigh the pros and cons for your investments. You hear terms such as debt, mezzanine, and equity in conversations, but do you know what they mean? If you do not already know what these mean, you are not alone. This blog post will break down each investment type and their differences in basic terms. That way you can decide which investment fits your needs when you are ready to invest. Debt Investing This is simply when you provide a loan to an operator backed by an asset such as real estate. As an investor, you will receive either fixed or amortized payments. That is, you either receive interest only or interest plus a portion of your principal for your scheduled monthly payments, also known as a mortgage that you may have taken out on your own residence. You will have the option to fund […]

Aug
01

Are you an Active or Passive Investor?

Real Estate Investing can take many forms, all of which continue to cross over into one another as real estate investing continues to evolve. If you are looking for a basic distinction, we can begin by discussing the difference between an active passive investor. Use this quick and useful summary to determine which type of investor you are. Active Investors. The primary purpose of active investing is to outperform the market. In order to do this the investor must continuously monitor his or her investments to exploit market inefficiencies. This type of investing is very involved, but consistent success is rare, especially for an individual investor. The benefit of active investing is the potential to make higher than average returns. The risk is mainly the difficulty and rarity in achieving this, especially on your own. Essential Daily Demands: Active listing research online, studying the markets and/or zip codes you would like […]