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RaymondG

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How to fund Fundrise account?
« on: December 18, 2015, 09:54:21 AM »
I recently enrolled in the waiting list of Fundrise's eREIT. However, I could not find out how I could fund my account. I assume the account should be funded before I am able to invest in eREIT when the eREIT investing windows is open. Could someone please advise if you invested in Fundrise's eREIT?

Thanks!

Raymond
« Last Edit: December 18, 2015, 10:35:23 AM by RaymondG »

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Re: How to fund Fundrise account?
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2015, 10:24:46 AM »
I had the same confusion. You enter your bank account info at the "point of sale", so to speak. There is no way to prefund that I know of.

So when investments in the eREIT resume you will give them your bank routing number etc at the time you purchase shares.

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Re: How to fund Fundrise account?
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2015, 10:33:41 AM »
@PhilGD, thank you! I guess that funding at the "point of sale" helps to eliminate the idle cash in the Fundrise account.

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Re: How to fund Fundrise account?
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2015, 12:17:30 PM »
Either ACH or wire after your investment is accepted. fundrise already funded the first deal in the ereit

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Re: How to fund Fundrise account?
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2015, 06:55:06 PM »
Thanks to PhilGD and Half Right for your replies.

I received an email from Kendall @Fundrise. It says:
"There is no need to transfer funds to the Fundrise platform in advance. Each investment can be funded just in time.

When sales resume, you should see a red "invest now" button and can proceed through the investment process. Our process is fully electronic, so there is no need to print anything or send in any physical copies. The final step of the process involves an electronic signature that can be done using your mouse.

ACH transactions are mandatory for all investments under $25,000. For orders above this minimum, we also accept wires.
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Re: How to fund Fundrise account?
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2015, 04:11:25 PM »
What is the difference between eREIT and REIT?

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Re: How to fund Fundrise account?
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2015, 12:55:55 AM »
What is the difference between eREIT and REIT?

Google it?!?

https://fundrise.com/reits/fundrise-ereit/view
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The eREIT uses the latest technology to offer investments directly, online. This increased efficiency allows us to reduce overall costs, and provide greater transparency. The eREIT is similar to an ETF or mutual fund but instead of investing in stocks, you are investing in what is intended to be a diversified pool of commercial real estate assets.
The information presented in this section provides a brief description of the Fundrise Real Estate Investment Trust, which is qualified in its entirety by the disclosure contained in the Offering Circular. For a fuller description, please see the Questions and Answers section and Offering Summary section of the Offering Circular.

http://home.howstuffworks.com/real-estate/buying-home/what-are-the-different-reits.htm
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REITs are corporations that invest in properties, and there are different categories of REITs (real estate investment trusts).

Equity REITs (EREITs) invest in income-producing real estate. They are not like developers, even though they purchase properties, such as malls, apartments and office buildings. EREITS purchase real estate as part of their portfolio, and not for resale. They are a good long-term investment, because they have both capital gains and income from rent, which earns dividends.

Mortgage REITs (MREITs) differ in that they loan money for mortgages and purchase mortgages or mortgage-backed securities rather than investing in real estate. They earn dividends from interest payments.
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Re: How to fund Fundrise account?
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2015, 02:48:59 AM »
I should have been more specific in my question.

I have read this before http://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2015/12/78224-fundrise-makes-investment-history-by-opening-worlds-first-ereit/

The way i see it, the differences are that REIT can be bought and sold on an exchange providing higher liquidity but incurring higher management fees.

eREIT is a REIT but structured similar to LC and Prosper thus having lower fees but no liquidity.

Am i missing something?

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Re: How to fund Fundrise account?
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2015, 11:03:44 AM »
I invested in the eREIT.  I originally looked in to this a long time ago and apparently I signed up to be notified of investments that are available to non accredited investors.  I received an email about a month ago about the eREIT.  It sounded interesting so I linked my savings account and funded $1000.  Currently it looks like the $1000 is sitting there doing nothing.  According to the sight the eREIT has a goal of 20 investment properties and they have funded 1 so far.  I think that they will post earnings quarterly so it may take some time before this thing gets going.  If you did not get in initially I am not sure how they are handling things going forward.  It seems as though they funded the eREIT very quickly.  Interesting concept though. 

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Re: How to fund Fundrise account?
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2016, 07:31:57 AM »
I'm in this eREIT too. So far, $5,000 in for a test to see how they perform.

The eREIT now has 5 properties in the portfolio with a goal of 20. Looks like we will get quarterly payments and they will ACH those payments back to your account.

They claim a good return and I think the goal for the eREIT is 15%. That might be a bit aggressive in my opinion. They would have to invest in some really low grade stuff to make that number. I think right now with the current investments, they are looking at about a 12.5% return.

I checked with them about a self directed IRA. They can do this but it sounds like a pain to set it up, so I;m just leaving mine on the taxable side.

Cool stuff here if it all works!

Ray

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Re: How to fund Fundrise account?
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2016, 07:47:39 PM »
Just got this.

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I'm excited to let you know that the Fundrise Income eREIT has acquired a new asset - a combined preferred equity and senior debt investment for a 100% pre-leased, flex industrial building in Atlanta.

This is just one of the many assets that the Income eREIT has purchased to date. Investors will automatically gain exposure to all investments made by the eREIT.

We will resume accepting subscriptions tomorrow midday EST.

Ensure you're ready to invest by completing these three steps:

Learn more about the asset.
Open your free Fundrise account: You'll need one to invest!
Link your bank account: This can be done under "Investment Accounts" in your Profile Settings.
We'll be in touch when sales have resumed.
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Re: How to fund Fundrise account?
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2016, 09:50:54 PM »
« Last Edit: January 27, 2016, 09:54:58 PM by RaymondG »

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Re: How to fund Fundrise account?
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2016, 08:27:44 AM »
Since we are in the eREIT, do these not get automatically added to our portfolio?

Or, do you need to invest an additional amount to buy in on this one? Not sure...

Looks rough now, but has potential I think...

Ray

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Re: How to fund Fundrise account?
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2016, 03:01:12 PM »
Since we are in the eREIT, do these not get automatically added to our portfolio?
I believe investment made in each eREIT window is specific for that investment opportunity only. You have to add new money for new ones.

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How to fund Fundrise account?
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2016, 04:09:45 PM »
Check your portfolio. They added the latest one to mine earlier today.

I thought the same thing you did.


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