Should Regulators in Canada Allow Real Estate Crowdfunding?

As it presently stands, only accredited investors are able to invest in private investments in Ontario (known as ‘exempt market securities’ since they are exempt from having to file a prospectus). So unless you happen to earn at least $200,000 annually or have net financial assets of over $1 Million, you’re out of luck for the…

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Boost Your Portfolio with Passive Real Estate Investment

Interested in investing in real estate but don’t know where to start? Here are 5 benefits that passive real estate investment offers. Access Intelligence of an Experienced Manager It takes a tremendous amount of time and effort to become an expert investor. You don’t need to devote your life to learning all the nuances of…

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What is Real Estate Crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is no longer a buzzword reserved for startups and tech entrepreneurs. Today, crowdfunding is a well established vehicle for entrepreneurs to leverage the power of the ‘crowd’ while enabling the crowd to participate in exciting and/or lucrative projects.   Rewards Based Crowdfunding Companies like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have cleared the path and helped legitimize…

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How to Become a Real Estate Investor

Becoming a Real Estate Investor I was your typical casual investor in 2008 with a natural interest in real estate and some money to invest but no real experience as a handyman, and a full time job as a computer engineer that left me no time to dabble in real estate investment. However, I knew…

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How to Value Real Estate

Our main goal with Open Avenue is to make real estate investment easy and transparent for any type of investor so that anyone can value real estate. Real estate is a valuable diversification tool for your investment portfolio given the fact that direct-owned real estate has a very low correlation with the public stock market…

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