Real Estate Investing Becoming Easier and More Widespread

Fintech has helped to open new opportunities all across the financial services landscape in recent years and now real estate investing is becoming as easy as a few clicks; buying a home as an investment property was reserved for the wealthy until recently; fintech firms like Roofstock and Compound provide access to rental properties with minimal minimum investment; part of the growth in this new market can be traced back to yields on the 10 year U.S. Treasury Note being stuck at or below 2 percent; these new investments are providing high single digit returns in most cases but the companies warn investors this is not a get rich quick scheme; most of the sites tell investors to hold for five or more years to see the best return; there is also a fair amount of risk involved as home prices could flatten or investors could be on the hook for other costs that come with rental market properties. The Wall Street Journal

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