Real-estate Crowdfunding Tops $1 Billion 2014 – an Expected $2.5 Billion in 2015

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(Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) – Crowdfunding is defined as the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet. While most people think of this practice as a group of friends adding their finances together to fund a honeymoon or finance some smaller business venture, it is being used world wide to finance real estate investments. In a recent article by CATHERINE CLIFFORD, ENTREPRENEUR STAFF,  she brings to light that investors are using crowdfunding as a way to own commercial real estate or purchase their homes.

One example of a successful residential real estate crowd-funding platform initiated $240 million of residential loans in 2014.

Read Clifford’s posting here.

 

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Jeff Sorg is a co-founder of OnlineEd®, a Web-based vocational school founded in 1997 where he also serves as Corporate Secretary, Chief Operating Officer, and School Director. Sorg holds vocational instructor licenses in Oregon, Washington, California, and Nevada and has authored numerous pre-licensing and continuing education courses. Sorg was awarded the International Distance Education Certification Center's CDEi Designation for distance education in 2008. OnlineEd® provides real estate, mortgage broker, insurance, and contractor pre-license, post-license, continuing education, career enhancement, and professional development and designation courses over the Internet.