How to Choose Your First Real Estate Crowdfunding Investment

Real estate could be a safe bet if you’re worried about a bear market setting in. If you don’t want the hassle of owning an investment property directly, crowdfunding may be the answer.

Crowdfunded real estate investments account for $2.5 billion of the $7 trillion commercial real estate market, according to CFX Markets. There’s major growth potential in the industry as more investors lock in on the benefits of investing in real estate through crowdfunding platforms.

“Real estate provides high cash flow as compared to its value, whereas stocks have low cash flow and a lot of appreciation,” says Eric Bowlin, real estate investor and founder of Ideal REI, an education site for real estate investors. “The only way to get money from your stock portfolio is to sell your stocks while real estate provides stable cash flow for a very long time.”

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