Down payment crowdfunding platform HomeFundMe launches mobile app

HomeFundMe, the down payment assistance crowdfunding platform introduced by national mortgage banking firm CMG Financial last October, unveiled a new app for the platform Thursday morning available on both iOS and Android.

Fundrise wants to turn distressed homes into accessible investments

Real estate crowdfunding startup Fundrise has purchased distressed homes to flip in LA and Washington, DC, using small investments from around the country …

Roomi closes $11M in Series A funding

Roomi, a peer-to-peer marketplace for shared housing, has raised $11 million in Series A funding with new investor, Atami Capital, leading the way. Rosecliff Ventures, Townsquare Media, JXC Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital and DCM Ventures also con…

Crowdfunding Your Way Into a Home

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BoostUp: Pick an agent through us, earn down payment matching

The online savings pot just got a little sweeter on BoostUp.com, where homebuyer hopefuls piecing together chunks of down payment change will find more than a glorified piggy bank. When future homeowners partner with an agent through the TopAgentsRanke…

17 things for the wanna-be real estate investor to consider

Investing in real estate properties can provide excellent returns as well as stable earnings for those who prefer that. But, it’s important to remember that successful investing is much easier said than done. Here are some things that you should consid…

RealtyShares closes $20M funding round

Real estate crowdfunding — online funding platforms that pool money from investors for the purchase of individual properties — has been gaining steam over the last few years, and that momentum isn’t showing any signs of abating …

RealtyShares crowdfunded real estate investments now in Miami, Chicago

We’ve all heard of, or perhaps even participated in, crowdfunding ventures. From Kickstarter projects, to GoFundMe endeavors from the complex to the mundane, enterprising businesspeople are turning to new ways to come up with cash …

Whole Foods-anchored development underway in Englewood, thanks to Fundrise

Does a Whole Foods lead the way for gentrification of a neighborhood? Whole Foods plans to be the catalyst that transforms Englewood, one of Chicago’s rougher neighborhoods, and outside investors are on board. Via a partnership with the city of Chicag…

PeerRealty goes public with CFX Markets

The opening is considered a landmark development in the advent of crowdfunding — which has strong roots in real estate investment — in that it gives investors the much-needed option of liquidity …