Investing In Real Estate For Beginners: Platforms Online [8]

Summary: Online Real Estate investment platforms allow you to invest right from your laptop.

Online real estate platforms pool investments and invest in real estate investment opportunities that would otherwise be difficult to find or out of reach. Real estate platforms offer investors the ability to invest in single investments or a diversified portfolio of real estate. Many real estate investment platforms carry restrictions such as accreditation requirements and high investment minimums.

Pooled investments leverage investors’ collective buying power to invest in real estate opportunities that would otherwise be an outreach of most individual investors. Through Fundrise, investors can invest in eREITs and eFunds. An REIT is a non-traded REIT offered only on Fundrise’s tech-driven platform and an eFund is a diversified portfolio of for-sale housing. Unlike other restricted real estate investments, collectives offer open investment opportunities to all investors without accreditation or net-worth restrictions. It also gives investors greater liquidity than some other options with quarterly redemption options. Additionally, online platform investments carry low fees and low investment minimums of $500.