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By: David Hicks

BY NOW, YOU’VE PROBABLY HEARD HOW CROWDFUNDING is changing the way people get and invest money for real estate. But did you know that the Statue of Liberty was America’s first major crowdfunding project?

WHAT IS CROWDFUNDING? Crowdfunding is taking the power of a group of people (a “crowd”) to raise money for a real estate or business deal or project. And that’s how the Statue of Liberty got the base on which it was erected. 

THE STATUE ITSELF WAS A GIFT FROM FRANCE, but the U.S. didn’t have the money for a pedestal to stand it on. To get it built, publisher Joseph Pulitzer started a fundraising campaign in his newspaper The New York World. 

THE CAMPAIGN RAISED MONEY from more than 160,000 people, including children, business owners, and others, with most donations amounting to less than a dollar each. The total raised, at today’s prices, would be more than $6 million!

TODAY, PEOPLE ARE USING THE SAME CONCEPT to raise money to fund their real estate deals. 

HOW CAN YOU GET STARTED WITH CROWDFUNDING for your company or real estate project? First, you need to:
Understand that crowdfunding is carried out on the Internet, through websites known as crowdfunding portals or platforms (see list of top real estate crowdfunding platforms below)

Learn how the portals work and get to know the rules for participating (Since crowdfunding is relatively new, laws that affect it are still evolving. In early November of 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission adopted final rules to permit companies to offer and sell securities through crowdfunding, as part of the JOBS Act

The new crowdfunding rules and forms will become effective later in 2016.

Become familiar with the various real estate crowdfunding portals and find which ones might work for you (for example, some portals specialize in commercial real estate or in specific geographic areas)

ONCE YOU’VE DONE YOUR RESEARCH, take these easy steps:

Prepare a written business plan for your deal or project

Visit as many real estate crowdfunding websites as you can or contact them using the list of real estate crowdfunding portals below.

Read each website’s “About Us” and “How It Works” sections

If you like the way the site works, sign up (register) and continue with the following steps; if the site doesn’t meet your needs, move on to the next site

Follow the website’s instructions for listing your deal 

Submit your business plan and funding request

Monitor your crowdfunding campaign to see the crowd’s money coming in


WANT A CROWD TO FUND YOUR REAL ESTATE? Here are 20 top real estate crowdfunding websites you can try.

1.  A Crowd Funding Realestate
Email: info@acrowdfundingrealestate.com
Website: acrowdfundingrealestate.com

2.  Acquire Real Estate
247 W 30th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Tel: 800-385-4251
Email: info@acquirerealestate.com
Website: acquirerealestate.com

3.  Blackhawk
1793 Union St, Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94123
Tel: 888-822-3888
Email: info@blackhawkinv.com
Website: blackhawkcorp.com

4.  COAssets
38C North Canal Road,
Singapore 059294
Tel: +65-6532 7008
Website: coassets.com

5.  CrowdBaron
Office 1604, Tower Two, Grand Plaza
625 Nathan Road
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3184 6150
Website: crowdbaron.com

6.  CrowdMason
Contact: www.crowdmason.com/contact-us/
Website: crowdmason.com
308 NW 11th Avenue, #200
Portland, Oregon 97209
Tel: (888) 432-7693
Website: crowdstreet.com

7.  CrowdStreet
308 NW 11th Avenue, #200
Portland, Oregon 97209
Tel: (888) 432-7693
Website: crowdstreet.com

8.  FundRise
1519 Connecticut Ave NW,
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
Email: contact@fundrise.com
Website: fundrise.com

9.  Globerex
Tel: (212) 812-1480
Email: info@globerex.com
Website: globerex.com

10.  GroundBreaker
901 Mission Street, Suite 105
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel: 305.962.3156
Email: info@groundbreaker.co
Website: groundbreaker.co

11.  iFunding
Email: info@ifunding.co
Tel: (844) 367-4386
Website: ifunding.co

12.  Patch of Land
1901 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Tel: (888) 959-1465
Fax: (310) 776-6484
Email: sales@patchofland.com
Website: patchofland.com

13.  Peer Realty
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL 60654
Email: info@peerrealty.com
Tel: (312) 248-3220
Website: peerrealty.com

14.  PriMarq
200 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Website: primarq.com

15.  ProdigyNetwork
40 Wall Street, 31st Floor
The Trump Building
New York, NY 10005
800 686 0100, 212 966 1015
Website: en.prodigynetwork.com

16.  PropertyPeers
Contact: propertypeers.com/contact.php
Website: propertypeers.com
Palo Alto CA
Tel: 800-286-1602
Email: info@realcrowd.com
Website: realcrowd.com

17.  RealCrowd
Palo Alto CA
Tel: 800-286-1602
Email: info@realcrowd.com
Website: realcrowd.com

18.  RealtyMogul
10780 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Tel: (310) 907-7129
Email: help@realtymogul.com
Website: realtymogul.com

19.  RealtyShares
637 Natoma St., Suite 5
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel: 866-202-2023
Email: support@realtyshares.com
Website: realtyshares.com

20.  Tycoon
601 Van Ness Ave, Suite 47,
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tel: 888-646-6242
Email: CustomersRule@TycoonRE.com
Website: tycoonre.com
By: Ty Hicks 

If you attend a “Get Rich in Real Estate” seminar today, chances are good it will cover one or more of these topics, all related to foreclosured properties:

Foreclosures and Preforeclosures
Probate Properties
Repo Homes
“Ugly” Houses
Real Estate Owned (REO) / Bank-Owned pPoperties

THE KEY TO FINDING GREAT FORECLOSURE real estate deals is to get early, inside-track information on properties available for purchase. When you can find such properties before anyone else does, you can get the best deals available for your clients.

THE TROUBLE WITH FINDING GREAT FORECLOSURE and pre-foreclosure deals is that it can be a long and tedious process, requiring you to sift through thousands of public records at county government offices. The main alternative is to pay for lists of foreclosed properties. But this can get very expensive very fast.

WHY SPEND MONTHS PORING OVER PUBLIC RECORDS at government offices, or paying for lists, when you can find sources that will do much of the hard work for you at little or no cost? Below you’ll find 20 sources of foreclosure and pre-foreclosure listings that can put you on the fast track to success.

MOST OF THESE SOURCES GIVE YOU searchable foreclosure and preforeclosure listings by state, as well as auctions, short sales, and how-to information.


THE NUMBER OF FORECLOSURES has decreased in recent years, but is still very high, with millions of foreclosure filings yearly. Many foreclosures are bank-owned homes—residential houses that have been taken over by the bank after completing the foreclosure process. Lenders take over foreclosures to try to get back unpaid loan money.

WHEN YOU LOCATE THE BEST cheap foreclosure properties, you or your clients can grab and sell them for a profit before anyone else gets their hands on them. Many buyers rehab the properties before selling for higher profits.

VISIT THE SOURCES below and get to know their foreclosure property listings. Many allow you to sort listings by price, location, date posted, and other criteria. Focus on geographic areas you can visit easily. Make sure that you’re looking at the most up-to-date listings.

MAKE A CHECKLIST TO INSPECT THE PROPERTIES that interest you. If necessary, contact the sources for additional details.

FORECLOSURE RULES VARY from one state to another. States can choose to allow either judicial or non-judicial foreclosure actions. Judicial foreclosures usually take longer than non-judicial foreclosures. A state-by-state listing can be found at 


HUD Home Store
451 7th Street S.W., 
Washington, DC 20410,
(202) 708-1112
Website: hudhomestore.com

Nationwide foreclosure listings, including HUD Dollar Homes, special programs, lender locator, handbooks, forms and publications. Lists single-family homes acquired by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) as a result of foreclosure.

Fannie Mae Home Path
3900 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-2892
1 (800) 732-6643
Website: homepath.com

“HomePath.com is the Official foreclosure website owned by Fannie Mae … You can search thousands of move-in ready foreclosed properties, access handy tools and resources, and get help with the buying process.”

Bank of America Foreclosure 
100 Tryon St. 
Charlotte NC 2825
Website:  foreclosures.bankofamerica.com/foreclosure_listings

“Browse foreclosure listings at the Bank of America Real Estate Center and find a property that may suit your budget and lifestyle. Bank of America also offers loans special to foreclosures in addition to mortgages for traditional properties.”

Zillow Foreclosure Center
Russell Investment Center
1301 Second Avenue, Floor 31,
Seattle, WA 98101
Website: zillow.com/foreclosures

“Get access to pre-foreclosures, foreclosure auctions and bank-owned properties in your area. Find home values and listings.”

Renwood RealtyTrac LLC
One Venture Plaza, Suite 300
Irvine CA 92618
Website: realtytrac.com

Provides over 1 million foreclosure property listings. “Your source for bank foreclosed listings … current neighborhood information, and additional research to aid you in your home buying process.”

National Association of Realtors
430 N. Michigan Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60611-4087
Website: realtor.com/foreclosure

“Realtor.com provides foreclosure listings for short sales and bank-owned homes that you can view right from your computer. Simply enter a location in our search bar. Realtor.com® does the rest by returning the foreclosed condos, townhomes, and single-family homes that match your criteria.”

1095 Broken Sound Pkwy. NW, Suite 200
Boca Raton, FL 33487
Customer service: 561-981-5337
Website: foreclosure.com

Nearly 3 million listings. “Save 30 – 40% on bank-owned homes … Foreclosure.com is the first to list the newest and best foreclosure properties, which are available for drastically-reduced wholesale prices.”

Tahoe Wheaton, Inc.
4112 Crestline Ave
Fair Oaks, CA 95628 
Direct:(916) 860-1111
Fax: (916) 860-1123 
Email: ryan@foreclosures.com
Website: foreclosures.com

“The Only Foreclosure Site Built by Foreclosure Investors, for Foreclosure Home Investors … We are the web’s oldest, most reliable and accurate source of foreclosure properties available to real estate investors.”

(855) 882-1314
Email: customercare@hubzu.com
Website: hudzu.com

Provides large nationwide foreclosure listings.

Trulia Foreclosures
Website: trulia.com

One of the largest real estate websites, with millions of listings. Visit Trulia and choose “Foreclosures” from the dropdown Buy menu.

MSN Real Estate
Website: realestate.msn.com/buyandsell/foreclosures.aspx

“MSN Real Estate provides foreclosure listings, tips and advice on buying foreclosed properties and, for troubled homeowners, how to avoid foreclosure. Local Foreclosure Properties, Listings & Help.”

Yahoo! Foreclosures
Website: https://homes.yahoo.com/foreclosures

Easy-to-search, free foreclosure listings.

12667 Alcosta Blvd., Suite 200
San Ramon, CA 94583
Website: bankforeclosedlistings.com

“Your source for BankForeclosedListings.com and MLS home listings, current neighborhood information, and additional research.”

Bank Foreclosures Sale
1800 Sans Souci Blvd, 136
North Miami, FL 33181
Website: bankforeclosuressale.com

“Our database contains over two million foreclosure homes, including bank foreclosures, government foreclosures like VA homes and HUD homes, distressed properties and commercial foreclosure homes for sale all across the nation.”

National Foreclosures.com
Website: nationalforeclosures.com

“A leading Bank REO Asset Management & Marketing company providing up to date information on: Nationwide Pre-Foreclosure, Foreclosure & Bank REO Property Listings, Bank REO Auctions & Short Sale Listings.”

Government Repo Homes
Website: governmentrepohomes.com

Lists over 100,000 bank-owned foreclosure and “repo” homes that have have been repossessed by the bank after they are foreclosed.

Bank Foreclosures
ACR Systems Inc.
Website: buyinghome.org

“Updated lists of bank- and government-owned foreclosure properties – Step-by-step foreclosure process.”

MLS Foreclosures
Website: www.mls.com/ForeclosureListings/

MLS foreclosure listings.

Foreclosure Data Online
98-19 32 Ave 
East Elmhurst NY 11369
Fax: 718 732 2676
Billing inquiries only: 1-888-596-9279
Website: http://www.foreclosuredataonline.com/

“Fresh” nationwide lists of over 2 million foreclosed homes, directly from banks, with pictures, details and maps.

Foreclosure Databank
19731 NE 10th place
Miami FL 33179
Billing inquiries only: 1-888-596-9279
Email: support@ccbill.com
Website: ForeclosureDataBank.com

Lists 1.5 million bank-owned, foreclosed and preforeclosed homes for sale. Neighborhood and school profiles. Free eBook about foreclosure investment.

5951 Encina Rd. Suite 208 
Goleta, CA 93117
(800) 473-1783 
Website: realtystore.com

Lists foreclosures, short sales, auction sales and HUD homes. “Save up to 50% on great real estate bargains.”

65 Old Solomons Island Rd
Suite 208
Annapolis MD 21401
800-880-8584 and 877-888-1673
Website: ushud.com

“Free Foreclosure Listings right at your fingertips … We have compiled all of the foreclosures on the market in an easy to search database. Save time and money using USHUD.com to start your search, find a foreclosure, get in contact with a licensed real estate agent and mortgage lender that can help you purchase your next property.

Website: hudforeclosed.com

“The #1 discount marketplace for Foreclosure Real Estate. We help you find foreclosure deals nationwide.”

Billing issues: 1 888 596 9279
Fax: 718 732 2676
Website: www.foreclosurelistings.com

Over 100,000 nationwide listings of foreclosures, pre-foreclosures, bank and government foreclosures.

Website: watchforeclosure.com

“Absolutely free foreclosure listings.”
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