The Democratization of Real Estate Investing
Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust shares are currently trading up about 0.9% on the day. The chart below shows the one year performance of AP.UN shares, versus its 200 day moving average: Click here to find out which 9 other Canadian stocks recently crossed above their 200 day moving average Looking at the chart above, AP.UNs low point in its 52 week range is $29.28 per share, with $35.45 as the 52 week high point that compares with a last trade of $32.35.
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The internet has made possible wide access to news, information, products – and real estate investments. Through online platforms like Realty Mogul , people can now review real estate investment projects at their convenience say, sitting with their laptop or tablet at the kitchen table at 10pm, after the kids have been put to bed.Previously, introductions to these opportunities might have required specially arranged meetings with attorneys, bankers or financial advisers that is, if the person had such connections at all.The ability of smaller investors to conveniently access deal flow directly has enabled vast numbers of run-of-the-mill investors to invest in larger or higher-level real estate projects than ever before. Just as such opportunities had been generally more difficult to access, they were also often still limited to institutions or persons of very substantial wealth.A project syndicator seeking $2 million in equity wouldnt typically concern himself with contributions of $10,000 or $20,000; rather, he would search for investors able to contribute ten times those amounts, in order to simplify his task of managing investor updates and distributions during the life of the project.Technology, however, has enabled large numbers of unrelated investors to pool their contributions and make a significant investment through a single legal entity keeping things easy for go to website syndicators while broadening the source of potential investors. The illiquidity of most real estate investments has also contributed to investors often receiving only infrequent reports on a projects status. The internet, though, makes it easy to access centralized information, and crowdfunding sites allow investors to do status checks and review project updates on a 24/7 basis.This in turn permits the investment to be more transparent, enhancing investor trust and thus creating a virtuous circle whereby the investor base is increasingly broadened.
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How to make money investing in real estate
Our philosophy is that a good piece of real estate is like a blue chip stock. It wont make you rich overnight, but it will perform well. Many investors already own their own homes or are paying off mortgages, so they have a sizeable portion of their overall net worth tied to a hard asset. But there are several other ways to invest in real estate including secondary properties, real estate income trusts and alternatives such as real estate limited partnerships. The key thing to remember is that no one asset type should take up more than 50% of an investors portfolio, but how you get to that level can be dramatically different from person to person. Home ownership and secondary properties At a time when condo sales in Toronto were reported to have fallen 18% year-over-year, many raised the question of whether residential property, be it a primary residence, second home or vacation place, is actually an investment.
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