It is possible to invest in real estate online with little money. It’s legit and not one of the many scams that is out there.
What is this about?
Fundrise allows individual investors to invest in commercial real estate online through an eREIT (which is short for Real Estate Investment Trust) or an eFund.
Their crowdsourcing model sets them apart from a traditional REIT allowing the average investor to participate in deals for as little as $500 which is worth the risk.
Investing with Fundrise is available to non-accredited investors meaning that everybody can invest with them as long as you have $500 Dollars to invest.
The historical returns range from 8.7% to 12.4% according to several online sources and the company is featured on several websites pointing out that one of the big pros is the high investment diversity while a big con is the fact that your profit is taxed as ordinary income.
Fundrise was founded in 2010 with an amount of $1.2 Billion assets managed. There are over 140.000 investors these days and the fees are 0.85% a year (as of today).
You can and should check out various online sources for the historical returns and liquidity and the performance and average returns.
It should be mentioned that you can only withdraw your money quarterly so this is not a good idea for short-term investors who need daily access to their money.
Summarizing you can say that it looks like a good solid investment opportunity which you can start with as little as $500 Dollars but as always – every investment is a risk. Nothing is 100% safe so do your homework and consult various sources to find out if this is something for you.