EarlyShares EarlyFive from April 25, 2016

Did you get your taxes in on time? Wasn’t it great to have an additional weekend to get them done this year?

Q2 is well underway and we’re seeing more and more investors discovering the benefits of real estate crowdfunding. One of the articles I’ve included this week gives great insight into what’s drawing them in—be sure to check it out and take a look at our current offerings, you may find the perfect deal to get you started.

Since it’s almost summer, and you may be ready to start planning your vacation, I’ve included a BONUS article that features an interesting concept—the anti-vacation.

Will Non-Billionaires Ever Be Able to Afford NYC Housing?April 14, 2016
Will Non-Billionaires Ever Be Able to Afford NYC Housing?
By Alexe Barrioneuvo, CurbedNewYork.com

Prices in Manhattan have not stopped rising with the average sale price of $2million in the first quarter. This trend, and the fact that the only development going on is incredibly expensive, indicates that even millionaires don’t have many options.

Five Tech Unicorns that Could Change Commercial Real EstateApril 19,2016
Five Tech Unicorns that Could Change Commercial Real Estate
By Martin Drake, Bisnow

The impact of technology on the way we conduct business in nearly every industry is not new. But these five tech start-ups, who are just a small portion of the more than 159 now valued at $1billion, are likely to change the way the real estate industry does business.

As Fed Goes Silent, so too go chances of April Rate HikeApril 19, 2016
As Fed Goes Silent, so too go chances of April Rate Hike
By Greg Robb, Marketwatch.com

According to experts, the chance of a Federal rate hike right now is slim to none. Fed officials will meet on April 26 and 27, but based on events over the last month and a half, everyone expects rates to stay where they are for now.

Growth of Real Estate Crowdfunding in 2016April 18, 2016
Growth of Real Estate Crowdfunding in 2016
By Waleed Esbaitah, Crowdfundbeat.com

In 2015, the crowdfunding industry reached $34.4 billion. Based on growth trends since 2013, the numbers for this year are predicted to be much higher and this article touches on the numerous reasons that real estate crowdfunding draws in so many.

Here’s Why Politicians Want Changes to EB-5April 18, 2016
Here’s Why Politicians Want Changes to EB-5
By Martin Drake, Bisnow

The EB-5 visa program, which was meant to give visas to foreigners who invest in rural areas or areas with high-unemployment, is under debate by legislators. Their beef: Most of the money is going into affluent areas, not where it was intended.

The Millennial Vacation: Blindfolded and taken to a tiny houseBONUS ARTICLE
April 18, 2016
The Millennial Vacation: Blindfolded and taken to a tiny house
By Patrick Clark, NREIonline
Getaway CEO Jon Staff calls his successful new model the “anti-vacation” because it’s the opposite of the traditional American vacation that includes spending a small fortune and flying to a faraway place. And it’s working—the start-up is booked for months.

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