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Diversify Your Portfolio with Real Estate

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When it comes to portfolio diversification, it may not be enough to simply invest in different kinds of stocks. Adding real estate to a portfolio provides a decidedly different investment opportunity, with its own unique benefits and drawbacks. High demand, low supply and ever-increasing prices means it’s difficult to invest in property on one’s own. […]

Analyzing IRR: What to Know About this Key Metric

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One of the more common ways to analyze the profitability of an investment is with a metric known as IRR. Internal Rate of Return is a useful forecasting tool and a means to guide courses of action. It’s also a metric that addy features prominently in just about every available property. We’ll take a look […]

Top Mistakes Real Estate Investors Make

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Investing in real estate may help diversify a portfolio, open up new streams of income  and provide you with a long term property to live in or rent out. However, this asset class takes plenty of work and preparation to unlock, especially compared to say stocks, which you can buy and sell with ease across […]

Analyzing ROI: What to Know About this Key Metric

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One of the most commonly used metrics to assess a transaction is ROI: return on investment. It’s a key figure often analyzed when making any kind of financial decision as well as reflecting on the success or failure of an investment. It’s also a powerful number that addy uses in a forecasted timetable for an […]

What is Post-Modern Portfolio Theory?

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Navigating the world of investing can be tricky, especially for those just starting out on their journey of financial independence. The basic tenets of investing dictate diversification, but how that exactly pans out requires more understanding and even some practice. We recently took a look at one such investment strategy in Modern Portfolio Theory. Now, […]

Stocks, Crypto and Real Estate: How do These Investments Compare?

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Everyone knows diversifying an investment portfolio is generally a good idea: it helps protect against volatility but also offers a chance to explore new and different ways to earn passive income. We’ll take a look at how three popular investment asset classes in stocks, cryptocurrency and real estate stack up against each other and how […]

What is a REIT and How Does It Work?

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REITs have long offered a fairly simple way to invest in real estate for beginner and seasoned investors alike. With so many online platforms opening up new avenues to earn some passive income, these companies – like addy – can often be confused with REITs. The answer to a commonly-asked question is no, addy is […]

What’s the Difference Between Hard and Soft Construction Costs?

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Budgeting is a key part of building a development, whether you are putting up a home for your family to live in or creating a large residential complex to rent out. Determining hard costs and soft costs when it comes to construction is important when figuring out how much money you need, and how much […]

addy vs. LendingLoop

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There are countless ways to invest earned money to set yourself up for some passive income, whether you’re looking for some funds in the short term or arranging long term cash flow. Many opportunities to make money, however, require already having a substantial amount of money. To paraphrase an old age: you need to have […]