Category: Real-Estate

BLACK FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR IS FIGHTING GENTRIFICATION USING CROWD INVESTING AND SHOWING BLACK PEOPLE HOW TO DO THE SAME-ONE BLOCK AT A TIME

Lynn P. President/Founder of Buy The Block

Introduction

When you walk into the stores at a strip mall or the local community commercial corridor to purchase your retail needs, have you ever wondered who owns the building that houses all of those retail establishments? The massive apartment complexes that adorned the inner-city skyline and house so many residents in very compact areas where the economic density is immense and truly illustrates the meaning of urban living. Who owns these massive structures that generate tremendous amounts of revenue by merely being present in the community? JOIN THE MOVEMENT! 

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Commercial Real Estate

The Commercial real estate industry consist of property that is used solely for business purposes and that are leased out to provide a workspace rather than a living space. Ranging from a single gas station to a huge shopping center, commercial real estate includes retailers of all kinds, office space, hotels, strip malls, restaurants and convenience stores, and the size of the United States commercial real estate market is in dollars is around $6.6 trillion according to worth of commercial real estate in the United States according to Statista.

Commercial Real Estate By The Numbers

  • Retail includes indoor shopping malls, outdoor strip malls, and big-box retailers. It also includes grocery stores and restaurants. Its value is around $2.1 trillion, or 36 percent of the total value of the commercial real estate. It consists of at least 9.5 billion square feet of shopping center space.
  • Hotels include motels, luxury resorts, and business hotels. There are roughly 4.4 million hotel rooms worth $1.92 trillion.
  • Office buildings include everything from Manhattan skyscrapers to your lawyer’s office. There are roughly 4 billion square feet of office space, worth around $1.7 trillion, or 29 percent of the total.
  • Apartment buildings are also part of the commercial real estate. That’s because companies own them only to turn a profit. There are around 33 million square feet of apartment rental space, worth about $1.44 trillion.
  • Industrial property is used to manufacture, distribute or warehouse a product. It’s not always considered commercial, especially in land use plans and in zoning. There are 13 billion square feet of industrial property worth around $240 billion.

Commercial Real Estate is White Males Dominate

According to a report from the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, a national organization founded almost 50 years ago, and that has more than 18,000 members, used Equal Employment Opportunity Commission data and found that more than three-quarters of senior commercial real estate executive positions nationwide were held by white men. Hispanic, Asian, black and other women — own less than 1 percent of the CRE senior executive jobs nationwide, according to the report. During more in-depth research I came across this 2014 article by Duke Long 10 Reasons You Will Never Become a Commercial Real Estate Broker, and two of his reasons that stood out to me was point number 4 You are not a (White) man.  This article stands in stark contrast to the reality of Buy The Block!

Who Is Lynn P

Lynn is a serial entrepreneur that founded my first company at 28, with the help of family and friends. In 2010, she established BBE to pay it forward by providing education and funding for businesses. With Buy the Block, she has created the first Black-owned real estate crowd investing platform enabling the Black community to pool immense $1.3 Trillion in purchasing power to come together to make real estate and business development investments.  

Buy The Block

Serial Entrepreneur Lynn P founded Buy the Block in a toolshed in Cincinnati in 2013. The company allowed her to couple her two passions, real estate investing and teaching others the art and science of real estate investment,  into a seamless online crowd investing experience for the Black community. Buy the Block has solved two of the major issues of the Black community.

The first is access to capital for businesses and real estate development and the second is an investment platform with a low barrier to entry to facilitate the building of community equity and Black wealth at the same time. Buy The Block now serves investors and developers all over the US and is thrilled to be a part of the global crowd investing and alternative finance industry.By bringing investors together with entrepreneurs, we are not just building stronger communities; we are building wealthier districts. In that wealth lies the only real independence.

Buy The Block’s First Commercial Development

Lynn P is spearheading her next foray into the commercial real estate with a MAJOR move with Buy Back The Block movement, which will consist of over 1000 individuals raising over $1 million to Buy The Block. As a result, the facility will become 100% owned by the community members who support it. Construction will begin in April 2018, with a $600 thousand renovation that includes 11 retail spaces, office space and apartments. The development plans to reopen in June 2019 as a retail building for the Dayton, Oh community. 

Commercial Real Estate Development Project

Buy Back The Block and Stop Gentrification

The vision we all share at Buy Back The Block is to change investing from confusing and frustrating, to an accessible and enjoyable social experience. This is not what is currently obtainable, and as such we want to create a new generation of connected investors who feel informed, empowered, and confident.

We believe the current options aren’t meeting the expectations of the next generation. We are developing an accessible, collaborative, friendly and fun investing environment for both new and experienced investors. Our efforts provide a seamless and secure solution that empowers people to spend together in a way that has never happened till now.

Conclusion

Before converting this next commercial building project into it to a retail building, the 87-year-old building is sitting empty. Once this door of opportunity opens up, it will allow those of us who are conscious about legacy and generational wealth to say, ‘What are we going to do differently?’ Buying Commercial Properties is next phase in the exciting journey.Your contribution will help us complete the purchase of this property, rehab and host the block party. Also, it will help you buy a piece of your first block! Incredible to hear, but true. Join the Movement to Buy Back the Block at BuyBackTheBlock.  JOIN THE MOVEMENT! 

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Posted on December 18, 2017 By Staff With 0 comments

Black-Female Serial Entrepreneur Raises over $110 Thousand Through Crowd Investing To Create The first Black-owned Real Estate Crowd Investing Platform In The United States

The JOBS Act of 2012

Crowd investing is being made possible by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act, a law intended to encourage funding of small businesses and real estate development in the United States by easing many of the country’s securities regulations. It passed with bipartisan support and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on April 5, 2012.  

Crowd Investing for Everyone

On May 16th, 2016 Title III, the regulation crowdfunding act went into effect and the floodgates of capital aggregation have been open to the Black community for the first time in History.  Rodney Sampson, an entrepreneur, educator, and journalist calls “Title III Regulation Crowdfunding the single most important legislation for African-Americans since the Emancipation Proclamation!”

Buy The Block

Crowd investing through Buy The Block allows community members to invest in businesses, residential and commercial real estate with their community peers to build a self-sustained business/investment ecosystem for disenfranchised communities and neighborhoods to build community equity and personal wealth. Buy the Block is the first foray for the Black community into the multibillion-dollar global real estate crowd investing industry as an owner.

Why Crowd Investing

Businesses new and old, small, and large, are now incorporating crowd investing to change the paradigm of urban economic development.  The capital formation playbooks have changed under the weight of the rising tide of “crowd capitalism”. The interest in how to effectively implement crowd investing to is reaching new and dizzying heights every day and Buy the Block is at the forefront of this innovation.

Funding “Black Girl Magic” Through Nail Spas

According to Nielsen Black women have experienced steady growth in income, population, and educational attainment, according to the study. Between 2007 and 2012, Black female entrepreneurs have grown by 67 percent. In education, 64 percent of Black women graduating from high school go straight to college, while 23 percent over the age of 25 have a bachelor’s degree or higher. But On average, black female-led startups raise just $36,000 of outside funding which amounts to 1 percent of VC funding.

Buy The Block intends to transform the relationship between Black female entrepreneurs and access to capital through with their Nail Spa Initiative. Buy The Block is on a mission to fund 12 Black-owned nail spas over the next 12-24 months including the commercial real estate where the spas sit.   

Why does CrowdInvesting matter in this market?

Many inner-city Black communities are retail and food deserts, which means that they lack access to some of the most basic necessities in their communities. These communities have very low Black-owned retail businesses and own even less commercial real estate. Black homeownership is at its lowest level since the 1960’s fair housing laws were enacted, and even though Black start businesses at a high level over 75 percent of them are undercapitalized. The best thing about CrowdInvesting with Buy The Block is that it focuses on solving issues on the inner-city market and allow people to become investors for just $100.  

If you want to find out more about CrowdInvesting or you want to support the 12 Nails Spas initiative, just visit Buy The Block to find all the details and information needed to bring our community project to reality!

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Posted on December 13, 2017 By Staff With 0 comments

FIRST BLACK-OWNED REAL ESTATE CROWD INVESTING COMPANY IS SHOWING EVERYONE HOW TO BUY BACK THE BLOCK; BLACK COMMUNITY IS EXCITED

Crowdfund Your Way to the Top!

Little drops of water can run into great pools, and there is power in numbers and these form the premise of crowdinvesting. Recall those charity dinners where lots of money is realized for a good cause because loads of different individuals or organizations contributed their widow’s mite to the coffer? A similar scenario plays out in crowdinvesting. The good part is that the whole process is regulated and backed by laws to protect all the players.

Now, even though crowdinvesting, especially real estate crowdinvesting is a relatively young venture, it has gained many grounds in that short period. Why do you think that is the case? It offers the average person the opportunity to own properties that they would not have been able to hold or sell otherwise. A few years back, you hardly find individuals venturing into real estate, except, of course, the bourgeoisie and the corporate multimillion enterprises. Things have changed since then.

You can make more money, in the long run of course. You get to invest and contribute positively towards the betterment of the lives of numerous people. You would be helping to keep the dream of shelter for ‘all,’ a reality. You would have done something you and your future generation would be proud of for years to come. You can beat your chest in years to come and say ‘yes, I was here,’ in addition to making money.

Although it sounds risky, and it probably is, but come on, what worthy undertaking in life is not fraught with risks? However, as I mentioned previously, the laws and regulators are there to guide and protect you. Besides, BuyTheBlock.com wants to be around in this business for years to come, leading investors like you to greatness.

Own The Block

The real estate investors on BuyTheBlock.com are called BlockVestors, apt right? I love the title myself.

BlockVestors can invest as little as $100 in equity or debt securities. You or anyone else can participate, and you do not need to be accredited.

You pay nothing to register as a BlockVestor. All you need do is register on the website, browse, review any of the available offers, get whatever information you need about the offer with a click, and sign any agreement electronically. Then you purchase your shares whenever it suits you. Social media can be used to publicize the properties you are buying, owning or selling. Very simple right?

Oh, what if you change your mind? There is room for a refund so far as you do that 48 hours before the offer closes. Oh, I almost forgot this tiny piece of information, your returns! This is distributed to all the BlockVestors within the specified period, depending on whether the investment is equity or debt.

Sell The Blocks

You know, there is this freedom associated with Buy The Block kind of crowdinvesting. Another interesting point you should know is that you have the opportunity of becoming a Block Developer at Buy The Block. As such, you can raise $1.07 million for any real estate project and or business that includes real estate over a year period via Buy The Block.

Simple step too, create an online account, provide the property information, followed by some paper works, then after the due diligence protocols and approval you are on your way to becoming a Developer on Buy the Block. Afterwards, you publicize, notify your group of BlockVestors who in turn can invest once the property becomes open for investment.

The whole process is something you can begin once you make up your mind, it does not take much to create your online profile or start block offer.

Offer Categories

Variety is the spice of life. Take a look at the various categories available on Buy The Block.

  • Office category
  • Retail category
  • Industrial category
  • Multi-family residential category and
  • Single-family residential category

No matter your tastes and interests, you are covered. These types, along with the latest offers are beautifully and proudly displayed on BuyTheBlock.com so you can quickly make the right choices.

Why not take that leap of faith? You have nothing to lose really. You can carry out your research on all the other parties involved just to be sure you are at the right place with the proper investment.

Please visit www.buytheblock.com to get all your burning questions answered.

Knowledge is power. Whatever you decide, Buy the Block will work with you every step of the way. If you encounter any problem along the way, they are only a click away. You can also email or call customer care representatives.

Finally, be sure to invest and invest wisely to secure your future and that of many others.

BUY THE BLOCK  A SPACE TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE WITH YOUR PEERS

Posted on November 22, 2017 By Staff With 0 comments

9 Stерs tо Buу Thе Blосk оnе commercial building оr hоusе аt а tіmе

9 Stерs tо Buу Thе Blосk to оnе commercial building оr hоusе аt а tіmе

Buy The Block is hаs bесоming а vіаblе wау fоr busіnеssеs tо sоlісіt іndіvіduаl іnvеstоrs.

Вuіldіng оr buуіng а hоusе оr а blосk аlоnе іs sоmеhоw dіffісult sіnсе lеndіng іnstіtutіоns аrе mаkіng іt mоrе сhаllеngіng tо gаіn аррrоvаl fоr lоаns, еsресіаllу іn thе саsе оf multірlе hоmеs flірs оссurrіng sіmultаnеоuslу. Buy The Block саn оffеr а quісk аnd раіnlеss wау tо gеt thе mоnеу nееdеd tо buіld оr buу а hоusе оr а blосk, соmрlеtе rеnоvаtіоns аnd оthеr rеаl еstаtе рrојесts. Rеаl еstаtе сrоwdfundіng tоdау оffеrs а unіquе tооl tо соnnесt bоrrоwеrs tо саріtаl frоm all іnvеstоrs, оftеn mіnіmіzіng thе рrеvіоus bаrrіеrs tо sесurе funds fоr rеаl еstаtе dеvеlорmеnt рrојесts. Our рlаtfоrm is thе gаtеwау tо fundіng рrојесts, rеsіdеntіаl аnd соmmеrсіаl, bіg аnd smаll. Тhе fоllоwіng stерs  саn hеlр уоu whеn уоu соnsіdеr buуіng оr buіldіng а hоusе оr а blосk.

Ноw tо сrоwdfund уоur rеаl еstаtе dеаl (buіldіng оr buуіng а hоusе/blосk)

 1) Ѕеlесt аnd vеt а рlаtfоrm

Rаіsіng саріtаl fоr rеаl еstаtе іs muсh еаsіеr whеn іnvеstоrs сhооsе аn еstаblіshеd аnd ехреrіеnсеd рlаtfоrm tо fасіlіtаtе thе рrосеss. Тhеrе аrе mаnу rеаl еstаtе рlаtfоrms аnd еасh оf thеm іs unіquе, аnd sоmе mау bеttеr fіt thаn оthеrs. Rеsеаrсhіng thе vаrіоus рlаtfоrms tо іdеntіfу thеіr strеngths аnd wеаknеssеs іs аn іmроrtаnt fіrst stер fоr іnvеstоrs. Веfоrе уоu рісkuр оr sеlесt а рlаtfоrm, іt’s іmроrtаnt tо knоw thе vаrіоus rеаl еstаtе соmраnіеs thаt hаvе wоrkеd wіth thе рlаtfоrm, thе  kіnd оf tеrms thеу hаvе nеgоtіаtеd аs wеll аs thеіr duе dіlіgеnсе рrосеss. Іt’s аlsо nесеssаrу tо hаvе аn іdеа іf thе рlаtfоrm уоu hаvе сhоsеn knоws аbоut rеаl еstаtе іn wrіtіng аnd hоw muсh іnfоrmаtіоn thеу hаvе рrоvіdеd оn thеіr рrосеss.

2) Маkе surе уоur рrоduсt fіts wіthіn а рlаtfоrm’s раrаmеtеrs

Іt’s іmроrtаnt tо undеrstаnd іf а рlаtfоrm іs fосusеd оn еquіtу vs. dеbt/dеvеlорmеnt vs. vаluе-аdd vs. stаbіlіzеd аssеts / соmmеrсіаl vs. rеsіdеntіаl.

3) Guаrаntееd Fundіng vs. Веst Еffоrts vs. Роstіng Рlаtfоrm?

Іt’s іmроrtаnt tо knоw іf thе рlаtfоrm уоu hаvе сhоsеn іs usіng thе bеst еffоrt fundіng. Тhіs sіmрlу mеаns thаt уоu fіnd оut whеthеr а sроnsоr rесеіvеs whаtеvеr funds аrе rаіsеd оn thаt рlаtfоrm durіng fund rаіsіng оr іf рrе-fundіng іs guаrаntееd, whеrе а рlаtfоrm wіll fund thе іnvеstmеnt іn іts еntіrеtу аnd ореn іt uр tо іndіvіduаl іnvеstоrs аt а lаtеr dаtе. Іt’s аlsо gооd tо knоw whеthеr thе рlаtfоrm асts аs а роstіng рlаtfоrm, wіthоut реrfоrmіng duе dіlіgеnсе оr hаndlіng іnvеstоr rеlаtіоns.

4) Κnоw thе rеgulаtіоns

Whіlе аll рlаtfоrms “сrоwdfund rеаl еstаtе іnvеstmеnt”, nоt аll рlаtfоrms рrоvіdе thе sаmе ассеss tо іnvеstmеnt орроrtunіtіеs.

5) Ѕubmіt аn aррlісаtіоn

Рrоvіdе thе рlаtfоrm wіth іnfоrmаtіоn аbоut thе rеаl еstаtе орроrtunіtу. Тhіs іs nоrmаllу dоnе bу fіllіng thеіr аррlісаtіоn fоrm mауbе vіа оnlіnе. Тhіs wіll еnаblе thеm tо rеvіеw thе орроrtunіtу аnd quісklу bеgіn thе рrосеss.

 6) Gеt  an aррrоvаl

Оnсе уоur аррlісаtіоn hаs bееn аррrоvеd, thе рlаtfоrm wіll nоrmаllу rеquеst fоr іnfоrmаtіоn аbоut уоur рrојесt аnd а bасkgrоund. Тhіs wіll bе usеd tо run а сrеdіt сhесk оn thе рrіnсіраls оf thе sроnsоrіng rеаl еstаtе соmраnу. Fоr еquіtу рrојесts уоu wіll nоrmаllу bе rеquеstеd tо рrоvіdе аnу drаft оf а mеmоrаndum thаt mіght bе аvаіlаblе. Fоr dеbt fіnаnсіngs, thе rеnоvаtіоn рlаn аnd budgеt wіll bе rеquеstеd.

7) Рrераrе аnd submіt аn invеstmеnt pасkаgе

Usіng а сrоwdfundіng рlаtfоrm mеаns ассеssіng аn еnоrmоus nеtwоrk оf іndіvіduаls, рrоfеssіоnаl іnvеstоrs, аnd іnstіtutіоns fоr саріtаl. Тhеу wіll wаnt tо реrfоrm thеіr duе dіlіgеnсе аnd undеrstаnd уоur fіnаnсіаl роsіtіоn. Тrаnsраrеnсу іs kеу. Yоu nееd tо аttrасt іnvеstоrs bу рrеsеntіng thе орроrtunіtу tо thе рlаtfоrm’s ассrеdіtеd іnvеstоr tо gаіn аttеntіоn аnd саріtаl fоr thе рrојесt.

8) Rаіsе Саріtаl

Νоtе thаt еасh іnvеstmеnt орроrtunіtу іs unіquе аnd іt’s dіffісult tо рrеdісt thе tіmе реrіоd tо соmрlеtе fundіng fоr аn іnvеstmеnt орроrtunіtу. Ноwеvеr, dеbt іnvеstmеnts аrе sоmеtіmеs fаstеr, mоst оftеn wіthіn hоurs. Еquіtу іnvеstmеnts tурісаllу tаkе lоngеr tо fund, оftеn fеw wееks.

9) Аррrоvеd Fundіng

Аftеr соmmіtmеnts аnd funds hаvе bееn rаіsеd, thе rеmаіndеr оf thе рrосеss саn tаkе uр tо 5 аddіtіоnаl dауs fоr funds tо сlеаr.

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Posted on November 1, 2017 By Staff With 0 comments

After Waiting 8 Years, Black-Owned Company Finally Wins $700 Million Contract to Redevelop South Central LA Community

Quintin E. Primo III, CEO of Capri Investment Group

A $700 million project to redevelop a neighborhood in South Central Los Angeles has been approved by The Los Angeles Planning Commission. The proposal was made by Black-owned Capri Investment Group, headquartered in Chicago, and includes homes for low-income earners and an expanded and revitalized shopping mall.

Chairman and CEO of Capri, Quintin E. Primo III, has been waiting for approval for 8 years. After final approval from the Los Angeles City Council, he can begin his master plan which includes 961 condos and apartments, a new 400-room hotel, a 10-story office building, retail stores, and restaurants. By tripling the plaza’s size to over 3 million square feet, the new complex will provide additional retail/restaurant services and replace surface parking with new housing conveniently located near public transit.

More housing and jobs coming to South Central LA

Some initially had concerns that the new complex would hurt black residents from nearby areas with limited financial resources. However, according to Luci Ibarra, a senior city planner with the Los Angeles Department of City Planning, no one would be directly displaced by the redevelopment project because there are no homes currently at the site. In fact, the project will result in more, affordable housing and better housing choices for low-income residents.

In addition, 25 percent of all jobs created during construction and operation of the expanded plaza will be offered to local residents, resulting in more jobs, more housing, and a better place for people to live, work and enjoy a good quality of life.

Making history

The $700 million investment by Capri is the first time that amount of private commercial capital has been invested in South Los Angeles. Primo is very optimistic about the value it will add to South Central Los Angeles, adding, “While there still is a governmental and community process to be completed for this large, complex and socially impactful investment, we believe its redevelopment holds the potential to become the new City Center for South Los Angeles, a chronically underserved minority area.”

Stores and businesses that will remain and continue to operate include the 15- theater Cineplex, anchor stores Macy’s and Sears, and all other retailers at the mall. Final approval by City Council is expected to be attained later this year.

For more details about Capri Investment Group, visit www.capri.global

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Posted on October 4, 2017 By Staff With 1 comment

Top 5 Mistakes You Can Make While Investing in Real Estate

Top 5 Mistakes You Can Make While Investing in Real Estate

Top 5 Mistakes You Can Make While Investing in Real Estate

Although you can invest in real estate even if you don’t have any experience, here are some things to avoid. Experience is not necessary, but learn as much as you can avoid top 5 mistakes to make. On your journey to wealth, use these tips to reach the very best results.

Here is some insight that will offer you a unique approach. Make sure to prepare yourself to address various issues along the way. It means you can easily make mistakes if you’re not careful. With that in mind, we created a list of errors that you can make so that you can avoid them faster and with much better results.

No research: 
The lack of the investigation is not ok at all. While real estate investment seems rather easy to do, you don’t get to be very successful with it unless you know what you are doing. If you don’t research, results may slow or not be as good as you expect. So, research as much as you can on every single property you view, this type of due diligence will come in handy for sure.

Improper financing:
If you are self-financing your investments, then you don’t have to worry about this. But if you aren’t self-financing, you may want to find a safe and reliable financial opportunity that will help you cover the investment costs. It will be a bit challenging, but with the right lender, enough capital you can get some excellent results in this situation.

Doing everything on your own:
It sounds nice at first, but the reality is that you can always delegate your tasks to other people that are just as vested as you are in the investment world. Remember, a team effort can bring even better results, so keep this in mind.

Paying too much:
The reality is that overpaying is a problem. Lots of new investors tend to pay too much on a property, and thus their chances of making real money from that will be drastically reduced. Thankfully, there are always options. In this case, you have to study the market, understand what’s wrong and make an offer based on what you find to be the market value of the property.

Thinking that expenses are low: 
They can be at times, but expenses can also be very high. You have to understand what real estate investing means, and you have to take your time to study every expense. After all, expenses can quickly add up to some major costs, and you want to avoid such a thing. Take your time and track all the expenditure with the utmost attention, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Top 5 Mistakes You Can Make While Investing in Real Estate. These are some of the common mistakes that you can make while investing in real estate. It’s paramount to focus on avoiding these problems, the better the results will be in the end!

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Posted on April 5, 2017 By Staff With 0 comments

Real Estate Investing Made Easy

Real Estate Investing might seem a bit complicated at first, but that’s not exactly the case. What this process does is it provides you with the means to use your money to invest in real estate properties. You do that to purchase new properties and generate income. The process is rather simple, and it allows you to acquire income on the backburner, all thanks to the money you invested.

The great thing about Real Estate Investing is that it allows you to generate revenue and profits over time. The way you do that is via price appreciation. As the price rise, you can sell the property, and then you can make a profit from that. Tax implications do differ when it comes to Real Estate Investing because each type of investment comes with its set of various taxation models.

However, you can generate a substantial income from Real Estate Investing, and all you have to do is to invest wisely in producing best results in the end. Focusing on specific properties is mandatory. It’s imperative to focus on investing in real estate as this will allow you to generate capital gains as soon as the property value invests in time.

Knowing how to invest in real estate properly can be a bit hard at first, but with the right approach you will find no problem getting the right value, and the experience can be very rewarding for sure. It’s all about taking your time, knowing what to do and in the end, this can be amazing, to say the least!

Once you enter the world of Real Estate Investment, you need always to bring in a good cash flow. Otherwise, results might not be the ones you expect. It can be rather challenging, but as long as you take your time and avoid rushing, you will find the experience to be second to none in the end. So, don’t hesitate and opt for Real Estate Investing if you want to create a new career that provides you with a stable income on the back burner.

Entering the world of Real Estate Investing is not easy, and it can bring in front a resounding, unique experience. It’s certainly something that pays off a lot, so try to keep it in mind to the best of your capabilities. Do that, and you will be quite impressed with the results. Plus, Real Estate Investing can give you a good way to deal with any potential problems, so try to make the most out of it right away, and you will not be disappointed!

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Posted on March 28, 2017 By Staff With 1 comment

Why You Should Forget About Old School Real Estate Investing

If you want to be one step in front of your competition, you need to know what the next big thing will be or at least figure out how you can use it to turn the tides to your advantage. That’s where Real Estate Crowdinvesting comes into play.

Real estate professionals know that investing in an excellent property can give a resounding return on investment in time. The only problem comes when you don’t have enough money to make such investments. Unfortunately, if such a thing happens, you will have to wait until you accumulate the finances needed for such an acquisition.

So, you either have to wait for a long time, or you just need to go to the bank and deal with loans, something that’s not exactly a good idea. Beginning investors had to do this all the time and, as you can imagine, things like this don’t go well all the time. But it’s still clear that you can gain some amazing results with the right approach. That’s why the next big thing in the Real Estate world is Crowdinvesting! The reason is rather simple, with help from other people that also want to invest money in large properties, you get to make a name for yourself, and the value can be incredibly rewarding.

Not only will you get to make a name for yourself in the longer term, but the value on its own is second to none, and you never have to worry about any potential investment problems. While regulations are in place, Real Estate Crowdinvesting can step away from the infancy stage, but the reality is that the future is bright for this particular industry. Not only does it allow more and more people to invest in real estate, but it significantly lowers the entry point, and that’s critical, to say the least. It is clearly showing value for people that entered this area in its early stages.
And it will get even better in the longer term.

Buy The Block is leveling this playing field. It’s safe to say that this industry is here to stay. As long as more and more people enter the Real Estate Crowdinvesting world, we will be able to see more and more residential and commercial projects acquired this way. Buy The Block will put the power back into your hands and it will pay off in the end, it can bring plenty of success to the people that need it. You should totally consider joining right now, because this is the future of real estate investments, and you certainly want to be a part of it!

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Posted on March 15, 2017 By Staff With 0 comments

Program Is Showing the Black Community how to ‘Buy Back the Block’– One Investment at a Time

Lynn the Founder of Buy The Block

Lynn, Founder of Buy The Block — Program Is Showing the Black Community how to ‘Buy Back the Block’s One Investment at a Time

MEMBERS OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY RALLY TOGETHER TO ‘BUY BACK THE BLOCK’– ONE INVESTMENT AT A TIME

Following the successful creation of ‘Buy The Block’ as well as the passionate contribution of the community towards ensuring that the movement’s goal of raising the sum of $100,000+ is reached.  Lynn is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated launch of their new one-stop online crowd investing real estate investment platform,  2017.

Even though we are not yet there, it is heart-warming to see black people across the U.S., unite as one to embrace and support this unique concept via their continued contribution. With their help, we’ve been able to raise almost $109,000+ an amount we are devoting towards the development of our website, app and buying our first block” said Lynn, CEO at ‘Buy The Block’. In the coming months, contributors will be taking advantage of some excellent features that will take everyone by storm. These unique offerings will be targeting the existing state of affairs and bringing a breath of fresh air to the industry.

Suffice it to say that ‘Buy The Block’ aim to lead sponsors and developers in a significant number of investor’s projects if not all. This major factor in their operation distinguishes them from other crowd investing platforms.  While loads of their competitors only handle third-party sponsored projects and front as mediators through the provision of technology to execute funding for outsourcing deal. Buy The Block has been able to carve a niche for itself by putting their money where their mouth is and spearheading their project development with the help of their in-house Block Development Success Managers.

Doing this has helped us to reduce risks to the barest minimum and increase investors’ returns. Furthermore, through the creation of a personalized portal per investor, we furnish each of them with frequent real-time investment updates.  Our process will help us to earn their confidence without hassles.”  With a team of sound and highly respected professionals, Buy The Block is on a mission to change the face of crowd investing real estate. By keeping each investor informed through the provision of regular updates, the company continues to endear itself into the heart of investors.

“We have a blueprint of what works, and it will produce results. We are here to stay and lead the way by making real investing easier than ever” Lynn concluded.  Buy The Block was live on Saturday, June 17th, 2017 (Juneteenth)! Visit our Facebook page for more details.

Buy The Block goal was 500 members, we now have 450+!  Way to go!

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Posted on February 23, 2017 By Staff With 73 comments

Why We Love Real Estate CrowdInvesting and You Should Too

African American family together outside their home

Real estate crowdfunding, also known as CrowdInvesting, is generating a massive amount of money for a broad range of residential properties all over the country. Simply put, regular people that want to become real estate investors need to use a dedicated platform like Buy the Block, and they can buy back the block in their local area if they so desire.

This real estate investment opportunity has proven to be a major success, and now it’s one of the best and most reliable ways to generate the funds needed to purchase real estate properties all over the globe.
But you do have to wonder, what kind of impact do you get from CrowdInvesting? Is this indeed a breakthrough in the real estate world or is it just a phase that will most likely be forgotten sooner rather than later?

The answer is, thankfully, the former. Yes, CrowdInvesting is generating the means and expertise necessary to overcome a lack of investors for various regions all over the world. Plus, companies, like Buy the Block, can allow regular people to start a new career as real estate investors in a very simple manner. The new investors just share money via the platform, and they will get a solid return on investment extremely fast.

Similar CrowdInvesting companies have already generated around $1.7 billion in CRE projects, and they gathered hundreds of millions of dollars, with Buy the Block being one of the best examples in this regard. Giving power to the people is an excellent thing in the real estate investment world at this point. Instead of trying to find an investor for various residential projects, CrowdInvesting makes the entire process simpler and easier.

Platforms, like Buy the Block, will regulate all investments and the process will be a lot faster and safer for all parties involved. Contractors will get the cash flow needed to create new buildings, and the new investors will be able to earn money and a solid return on investment without having to worry about what they get back! This is why we love real estate crowdInvesting and you should too.

Every investor can start with as little as $100, and in return, he/she will get a stellar ROI based on how much he/she invested in the first place. Some investors can offer $1000; others can opt for way less/more depending on their budget. It’s imperative to note, the fact that this type of real estate investment doesn’t come with a significant entry level, in fact, it has a great approachability, and the results are second to none due to that reason alone.

Is CrowdInvesting safe? Yes, this is one of the best real estate investment methods that you can use at this time. Not only does it allow multiple people to invest in a project that a regular corporate investor might pass on, but it also generates a lot of revenue for all individuals that are a part of this project. If you want to become a part of the CrowdInvesting wave, you should consider joining Buy the Block now; this can be your way to get into a thriving industry!

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Posted on February 12, 2017 By Staff With 1 comment

Using Real Estate CrowdInvesting To Develop Urban Cities

New Homes Under Construction In A New Housing Development

In order to develop cities all over the globe and accommodate more people, we need to put the power in front of regular people and not investors. Many billionaire investors have the resources and manpower to pull off amazing construction projects, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they should own those cities. There is another solution, and CrowdInvesting seems to be the answer here.

Instead of letting the major investors do the job here and invest massive amounts of money in this, a much better idea is to talk with the local communities. There are a lot of people that want to buy back the block they live in and who want to maybe move to a new city. Or there are plenty of smaller investors that do have some money to invest in new residential projects and urban cities, but nowhere near enough to solve the problems that might appear. And this is where CrowdInvesting can help.

By getting funds from people all over that region and maybe even from other places all over the world, CrowdInvesting allows regular investors or newcomers to the industry to get the job done and generate the cash flow needed for larger projects.

The Revolution

CrowdInvesting has managed to get a massive exposure in the past few years mostly thanks to media, and this did generate the money needed to fund various residential projects. But can this real estate investment strategy be suitable for developing new cities? As you can imagine, this can happen, and the resources needed for such a thing aren’t that hard to acquire, to begin with.

Maybe the greatest challenge that comes from CrowdInvesting is actually finding the right contractors that can pull this off. However, millions of small investors can generate large amounts of money, and they can even surpass regular corporate investors as well. It all comes down to finding the very best investment opportunity and asking the community to be a part of it. There will be many challenges to overcome in regards to developing urban cities via CrowdInvesting, but it can be done.

If the real estate world has shown us something, that would be the fact that urban cities can bring in some massive opportunities. It all comes down to the way you harness those opportunities and generate a good cash flow from them.

The Future

Buy the Block is a platform that allows you to perform CrowdInvesting for just about any type of property, be it commercial or residential. Thanks to the community, you get to become an investor and acquire the money you need to finance your own projects in the future. But even better, you get to help the development of new urban cities in record time. Crowdfunding and CrowdInvesting have shown time and time again that, with the right investors, every project can come to life. The real estate industry needs new investors, and CrowdInvesting offers the tools and means to bring plenty of new projects to life. Only time will tell if the results will be surprising or not, but the outcome will certainly be very well worth it. Hopefully, the crowd investment opportunities will increase in popularity and then we will be able to develop major cities without the need of major investors!

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Posted on February 6, 2017 By Staff With 2 comments

These Two Black Entrepreneurs Are Fighting Gentrification — One House at a Time!

Andrew Colom and David Alade, founders of Century Partners

What does a real estate developer in Mississippi and a banker in New York City have in common? On the surface, nothing, but inside, both are gentrification fighters, having a burning desire to revitalize neighborhoods in Detroit, one house at a time.

How they got started

Two friends, Andrew Colom, 33, and David Alade, 29, left their jobs and together started a company called Century Partners. Both partners had previously thought deeply about inequities in the world and came to the conclusion that something needed to be done. While Alade initially was turned off about the idea of investing in Detroit revitalization, Colom visited Detroit and saw potential. He convinced his partner to join him.

Now the two black entrepreneurs are working hard to bring Detroit back. Their company buys abandoned homes in Detroit’s historic district and works with other African Americans in the neighborhood to invest in the rehab.

It’s a win/win situation because neighborhoods are getting revitalized which brings back value, and investors make money from their investment through rent paid after the rehab or by selling their homes back to Century Partners for cash.

More than revitalization

The goal of these two motivated entrepreneurs goes beyond gentrification. They want to see vibrant neighborhoods again with increasing values, but they also desire to create diverse neighborhoods. Building wealth in neighborhoods, one house at a time, is their approach.

Alade said they are “looking forward to seeing how it looks on the other side when home values go up and neighborhoods are vibrant again and abandonment is gone.”

For more details about their company, Century Partners, visit www.centurypartners.org

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Posted on February 1, 2017 By Staff With 0 comments

Buy The Block Real Estate Crowdinvesting Is Coming To A City Near You

In recent times, financing business through crowdfunding has become very popular in all sectors of our economy. The talk about the term crowdfunding is no longer news; it means the collective efforts of individuals with a common interest to fund a venture organized by another entity, either an organization or an individual. This concept of crowdfunding has been in practice in areas such as relief operations after calamities, political campaigns, and scientific research among many others.

Today, the idea of crowdfunding has found its way into the business of real estate. The concept is all about, a company acquiring the funds they need by bringing in many investors to purchase small amounts of equity. This method of Real-Estate Investing has gained much attention from all and sundry that the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. With this regulation, Buy The Block is allowed to solicit funding from unaccredited investors to purchase their stocks in real estate.

The Present

Lately, individuals who are not entirely into business are fast becoming interested in crowd investing in real estate. At Buy The Block, with a little amount of money,  no experience, people can afford to have a share in real properties; such as retail centers, corporate buildings, hotels and more. Buy The Block gives our community the advantage of not facing the hassles that accompany buying an entire property alone. Buy The Block investors share in the profits of the business without having to be part of the management of the estate from the comfort of their home.

The Model

In crowd investing, profit sharing timing varies. This depends on the type of property and the areas of investment. Profit sharing also depends on the policies set by Buy The Block.  Some investments offer short term or quick allocation while other opportunities focus on long-term or ground up development.

The Options

With the ground-up development, the waiting period before an investor can expect their distributions will be twenty-four (24) months at most. On the other hand, the quick allocation system is cash flow intensive; this means investors can get their share of the profit as early as every month.

There are many advantages of Buy The Block crowd investing, low minimum and more transparency to start. Investors can invest in individual properties, various developments and are in charge of their selection of investments. Other advantages include community building, community development while being a part of the change needed to support your city.  Also, the convenience of making these decisions from the comfort of your computer or phone. It understandable why Buy The Block crowd investing in real estate is becoming hugely popular.

For more information or to join the movement go https://buytheblock.com/. 

Find Buy The Block on Facebook (facebook.com/buytheblock/),Website ( http://www.buytheblock.com/), Twitter (twitter.com/buytheblocknow) and YouTube (youtube.com/channel/UCCyowx8NEZsiXAZA6u7HeUg), watch the video (https://youtu.be/K6zLbx0pu94)

 

Posted on January 21, 2017 By Staff With 12 comments

PROGRAM SHOWS BLACK ENTREPRENEURS HOW TO “BUY THE BLOCK” — MAKING REAL INVESTING EASIER THAN EVER

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Visit buytheblock.org for more information.

Having successfully launched Buy Black Economics (the World’s Largest Digital Info Product Store dedicated to Black Businesses) as well as numerous other ventures, Lynn Da is excited to announce the creation of Buy The Block, an initiative that will allow individuals and groups to pool funds, share knowledge, and vote on properties in which to invest!

As the name suggests, Buy The Block is a web-based platform that is geared towards making investing in real estate easier. It presents an opportunity to invest with other connected investors and provides the added benefit of giving each investor individual ownership in the block.

Buy The Block is currently crowdfunding to take its operations to the next phase, through the development and deployment of a website, mobile app and buying the first block. To join the movement, click here: https://buytheblock.com/

With a good number of black Americans lacking access to viable real estate investment opportunities, Lynn views Buy The Block as the most logical step towards becoming better real estate investors/owners. Once adequately capitalized, the website and mobile app will empower users to start investing, having fun, and building wealth; as a vibrant and interconnected community.

“Buy The Block has been created to help my people invest. Our vision is to change investing from confusing and frustrating, to an accessible and enjoyable social experience,” said Lynn, concept developer for Buy The Block. “We want to create a new generation of connected investors who feel informed, empowered, and confident. The launch of our website and mobile app will certainly take group investing to a whole new level,” Lynn added.

Since 2010, Lynn has created an array of notable projects such as BBNomics.com (a black business crowdfunding site), 2MillionJobs.com (a black business jobs initiative), and Buy Black Economics Investment Group.

Buy The Block is the most recent social marketing concept from of the Cincinnati-based female entrepreneur. With less than a month left to raise $60,000 to $100,000 for the website and mobile app development–Lynn is confident that the community will unite to fully support this effort!

“Ultimately, by making a contribution to this campaign, you are helping Buy The Block reach the goal of creating a platform for our community to acquire and develop real estate” Lynn Da concluded.

For more information or to make a pledge go to https://buytheblock.com/ .

Find Buy The Block on Facebook (facebook.com/buytheblock/), Website ( http://www.buytheblock.com/), Twitter (twitter.com/buytheblocknow) and YouTube (youtube.com/channel/UCCyowx8NEZsiXAZA6u7HeUg), watch the video (https://youtu.be/K6zLbx0pu94)

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PROGRAM SHOWS BLACK ENTREPRENEURS HOW TO “BUY THE BLOCK” — MAKING REAL INVESTING EASIER THAN EVER

Posted on November 4, 2016 By Staff With 63 comments