Tag Archives: real estate

How Real Estate Leverage Works

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Real estate is a unique asset class for a variety of reasons: it is less volatile than stocks or cryptocurrency investments, it can offer long term steady growth and it’s a physical, durable entity that is by definition, scarce. Real estate also offers leverage and can be effectively wielded to increase the value of your […]

Characteristics of Real Estate

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A lot of different images come to mind when thinking of real estate: suburban homes, city skyscrapers, vast farmland. While many of us have an idea of what constitutes real estate, putting words to ideas may be a bit harder. It’s worth brushing up how exactly to define real estate, going through its important characteristics […]

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. […]

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 […]

Vernon Crowdfunded Real Estate

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Stop us if you’ve heard this before, but real estate is booming all over Canada, from big urban centers to scenic mountain towns. The latest addy investment opportunity is dropping in Vernon, British Columbia, a bucolic city in the Okanagan region that too is seeing a rising market. Here’s what is happening in Vernon and […]

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 Happens if addy Doesn’t Complete a Funding?

The basic principle behind crowdfunding is that a group of people pool their money towards a common goal that would otherwise be too high for any one person to achieve alone. Crowdfunding can help people pay for medical bills or tuition, assist in development of a creative project or in the case of addy, allow […]

addy Launches First 100% Affordable Housing Development

Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform, addy, Launches First 100% Affordable Housing Development Residents across BC, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec Can Invest In a 96-unit, 100% affordable multifamily development in Hamilton, Ontario Vancouver, B.C. (March 1, 2022) — addy, a Vancouver-based proptech start-up that is breaking down barriers to real estate ownership, today announced its first property […]

Real Estate Volatility vs. Stock Market Volatility

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With platforms like addy breaking down barriers to real estate investment, more people are adding this asset class to their portfolio. For those who traditionally invest in stocks, putting money into real estate is a different way to earn some passive income while diversifying one’s portfolio. One of the key advantages of investing in real […]

Roofstock for Canada?

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The ever-growing world of online real estate investments in Canada and the United States means there are plenty of opportunities to make some passive income. Finding the right platform, however, isn’t necessarily easy. addy believes in real estate for everyone, making investing in institutional grade commercial real estate simple and accessible. Crowdfunding real estate with […]