Real Estate

Supply & Demand? Fewer Homes Sold for Higher Prices in the £1M + Category in England

The housing market is always a key metric for the economy. Robust demand can be indicative of thriving market. Of course, the COVID-19 crisis sucked the wind of the housing market around the world. In the UK, once the hottest property market in the world,… Read More

As Lockdown Eases, LendInvest Loosens Bridge Finance Lending

LendInvest, a top Fintech providing property finance in the UK, has updated its bridge financing product suite with higher LTVs [loan to value] of up to 75% as the UK’s national lockdown eases.  In a release, LendInvest said residential bridging rates are starting at 0.55%… Read More

Mumbai based Fintech Home Capital Acquires Seed Funding from Varanium NextGen Fund, Others

Mumbai-based Home Capital, a Fintech firm focused on supporting housing initiatives for younger people, has acquired seed funding via a round led by the Varanium NextGen Fund. Shalin Shah, Singapore Angel Network, JITO Incubation and Innovation Foundation, Venture Catalysts, and Venture Gurukool also took part… Read More

Reg A+: Groundfloor Seeks Up to $10 Million in Series B Funding Round

  Groundfloor is turning to SeedInvest to raise additional growth capital.  Groundfloor has posted an offering page for indications of interest and, as of today, the “amount reserved” stands at $280,700. Indications of interest are non-binding. Groundfloor is seeking up to $10 million in a… Read More

SoFi Expands Partnership With Ladder to Include Estate Planning

Fintech unicorn SoFi announced on Thursday it is expanding its partnership with life insurance platform Ladder to include estate planning. SoFi reported that through the partnership expansion, its members may now have the ability to draft their will for free and can also access legal services… Read More

LendInvest Announces BTL Product Updates: Rates Starting From 2.99% & Max 75% LTV

LendInvest, a UK-based marketplace for property financing, announced on Wednesday it has made some updates to its Buy to Let (BTL) products as valuations are permitted to go ahead. As previously reported, the BTL Plus product is designed for landlords who are currently on a… Read More

ArborCrowd Announces Exit Sioux Falls Multifamily Portfolio Investment; Exceeds Initially Targeted Internal Rate of Return

Commercial real estate crowdfunding platform ArborCrowd announced on Monday it has exited its investment in the Sioux Falls Multifamily Portfolio, a collection of Class B apartment communities located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. ArborCrowd reported the decision generated a net internal rate of return (IRR)… Read More

Overfunding: Brickowner Returns to Seedrs & Quickly Secures £150,000 Funding Target

Just a little over six months after raising £282,015 through its recent funding round on Seedrs, prop-tech startup Brickowner has launched a new campaign on the equity crowdfunding platform and has already surpassed its initial £150,000 funding target. Founded in 2016, Brickowner stated it was… Read More

Tavant Debuts Artificial Intelligence Powered Instant Refinance Advisor

Tavant, a U.S-based AI-powered digital lending technologies provider, announced on Thursday it has launched its Instant Refi Advisor (IRA) product to assist lenders that are facing an increased volume of refinancing applications. According to Tavant, the IRA is a plug-in for mortgage lenders and is… Read More

dv01 Announces Integration With Risk Analytics & Consulting For Residential Loans/MBS Provider Andrew Davidson & Co.

dv01, a platform that connects online lenders and investors with data management, announced on Tuesday it has integrated with Andrew Davidson & Co., Inc. (AD&Co), a provider of risk analytics and consulting for residential loans and MBS. dv01 reported that through the collaboration, MBS investors… Read More

LendInvest Now Offers Fixed Rate BTL Loan

LendInvest, a marketplace for property financing, has launched a new one year fixed rate product labeled “BTL Plus,” to a “select panel of key intermediary partners and packagers.” According to LendInvest, a one year fixed rate of 3.45% is available up to 65% LTV, and… Read More

Former Westpac Executives Secure $33 Million For Home Loan Fintech Startup Verteva

Former Westpac executives, Andrew Walker and Chris Lumby, has reportedly raised $33 million for their new home loan fintech startup, Verteva. Verteva is described as an ambitious financial technology start-up building a transformative digital alternative for customers in the home lending space. The Australia-based startup… Read More

Real Estate Token Market Continues to Record Gains, Up 4.27% in April 2020

  While still relatively small, the global real estate token market continues to record substantial gains. Its value increased by around 4.27% during April 2020, meanwhile, the largest securities tokens experienced losses for the same time period. The total market cap of security tokens dropped… Read More

Koytcha Immo Enlists Equisafe to Provide Digital Asset Solution and Tokenized Real Estate Opportunities

Equisafe, a digital asset solution and tokenization platform based in France, has been selected by Koytcha Immo based in Reunion. The collaboration was conducted with the assistance of Tezos Réunion, the Indian Ocean branch of the Tezos project. Koytcha Conseil is a wealth management firm… Read More

Real Estate: After Pausing on Loan Funding, PeerStreet Now Resumes with New “Credit Box” Product

Last month, PeerStreet pushed pause on all loan funding as the COVID-19 pandemic hit the real estate crowdfunding platform. PeerStreet is not alone in looking for ways to better manage the fast-changing economic environment as the economy went from boom to bust in weeks –… Read More

As COVID-19 Impacts Real Estate Market, RealtyMogul Lowers NAV on Reg A+ Funds, Decreases Distributions

The COVID-19 pandemic has hammered the real estate market. Landlords are not being paid rent. Hotels are empty and developments have been put on hold. Corresponginly, the Coronavirus has hit real estate crowdfunding marketplaces as the overall economy sinks. RealtyMogul, one of the best known… Read More

COVID-19: Largest Real Estate Platform in Austria First Saw Dip, then a Bounce

  We are hearing a lot of chatter about some online lending platforms halting originations and some real estate crowdfunding platforms pulling back. A report out of the DACH countries provides some European perspective. In the DACH countries, property investment has been a standout performer… Read More

Industry Chatter Indicates Many Online Lenders are Laying Off Employees, Some Fintechs May Never Recover

Yesterday, Crowdfund Insider covered the news that LendingClub (NYSE:LC), the largest Fintech consumer lender in the US, was furloughing and eliminating jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The crisis has apparently driven the elimination of 471 individual jobs. Shockingly, LendingClub’s President saw his position eliminated…. Read More

Doubling in Size Since 2014, EstateGuru Plans Crowdfunding Round on Seedrs

EstateGuru is a peer to peer lender based in Estonia that has grown to over 46,000 investors from 106 countries originating more than €200 million in loans to date. The debt-based crowdfunding platform is now preparing to raise capital via Seedrs – and the offering… Read More

U.S. Fintech HouseCanary’s Latest Review Confirms: U.S. Housing Sees First Signs of Decline Since COVID-19 Began

HouseCanary, a U.S.-based fintech firm focused on providing a real estate analytics solution, announced on Wednesday it has reviewed 41 states with the highest listing and transaction volume in the weeks since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S. economy. According to HouseCanary, potential homebuyers were… Read More

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