Real estate can be risky and unpredictable. For example, many experienced informed people lost money when the real estate market declined in 2007-8. Time has shown that the real estate market goes down without warning, sometimes resulting in significant losses. Some of the risks of investing in real estate include changing laws, including environmental laws; floods, fires, and other Acts of God, some of which can be uninsurable; changes in national or local economic conditions; changes in government policies, including changes in interest rates established by the Federal Reserve; and international crises. You should invest in real estate in general, and in the opportunities listed at the Site in particular, only if you can afford to lose your entire investment and are willing to live with the ups and downs of the real estate industry. Furthermore, any investment you make through this Site may take years to produce results or profits, and the securities offered on the Site are illiquid meaning that you might not be able to sell any such security at any point in the near future.
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What should I keep in mind?
Crowdfunding offers investors an opportunity to participate in an early-stage venture. However, you should be aware that early-stage investments may involve very high risks and you should research thoroughly any offering before making an investment decision. You should read and fully understand the information about the company and the risks that are disclosed to you before making any investment.
The following are some risks to consider before making a crowdfunding investment:
How do I get informed?
Broker-dealers and funding portals that operate crowdfunding platforms are required to offer educational materials to help investors understand this type of investing. These materials further detail the risks involved when making a crowdfunding investment. You should take advantage of this resource to educate yourself and understand the risks of making crowdfunding investments. Remember, this is your money that you are putting at risk, and you should only invest after careful consideration of the risks.
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Investing is risky, therefore, you must fully acknowledge you are in a financial condition to bear the loss of the investment on this site. You may also have difficulties or be unable entirely to resell any securities or investments purchased on this site. Investing in crowdfunding, especially startups, or small businesses are inherently risky.
In fact, perhaps riskier than most other investment opportunities, and you understand that the entire amount of your investment may be lost forever at any time for a variety of different reasons, some of which may not be disclosed or known to the issuer.
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