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Started by sfpf, July 26, 2018, 02:16:15 PM
Quote from: Sam on August 19, 2018, 08:37:26 AMI started with $10,000 in one project, and then after 6 months, decided to invest $250,000 in a fund. Then after I sold my rental house in 2017, I invested $550,000 of the proceeds because I liked what the fund was doing.
Quote from: chitown-2020 on December 08, 2018, 05:25:00 PMI love crowdfunded real estate as a concept and have worked with both RealtyMogul and then RealtyShares. I was really disappointed when RealtyShares went belly-up, but I'm pretty confident in the concept overall. I started slow (I was paranoid about the whole idea too in the beginning)... and added a number of deals each year since 2014. I invest between 10-25K in each deal. I've now participated in 30+ offerings, some of which have gone full cycle. I haven't had a total loss yet, but I do have a few that are on the rocks, for full disclosure. Its been interesting and surprising that some of the ones I thought would be amazing have been near-failures and the most awful looking ones that have been at the very edge of my tolerance / investment thesis have done really well. You just can't always know how the market and the manager will perform, which is why diversification is really important.I look for deals that pay at least 6% cash on cash (I like to get paid while I wait) and at least 12-15% IRR, depending on overall risk. I have stopped investing in individual home flips (and the platforms I work with have stopped offering them, from what I can tell).My performance for the portfolio overall, to give you an idea:2014: 5.29%2015: 8.62%2016: 9.71%2017: 9.35%2018: 11.5% (year to date)Note that my performance has gone up as more deals have gone full cycle and I've benefited from underlying asset appreciation in a strong real estate environment.I also fully expect this performance to deteriorate somewhat (maybe dramatically) in an economic downturn or recession. But since these platforms didn't exist prior to 2009, there's almost no way to know exactly how they will be impacted. The best assets will probably still perform well, and the weak ones may fail. Hopefully I've done my homework -- and I get lucky! Hope this is helpful info for those interested.