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BitOfProperty peer-to-peer crowdinvesting platform overview

BitOfProperty is a blockchain based real estate crowdinvestment platform,making property investing affordable and increasing liquidity of the investments. The company is headquartered in Singapore and has a subsidiary inEstonia.

BitOfProperty is on a mission to bring real estate investing closer to people. Due to typically high minimuminvestments, many people are unable to personally invest in real estate as an asset class. Additionally,real-estate can often take more personal involvement through the cycle of renting out a property.BitOfPropety’s goal is to provide everyone the ability to invest in real estate.

If you invest for the first time at BitOfProperty don’t forget that you can get € 10 signup bonus to make your first investment, more details HERE.

All assets available on BitOfProperty are carefully screened and evaluated internally prior to listing on the platform. During the evaluation, the team of BitOfProperty will assess properties from a technical, financial and also legal point of view. When the criterias are met and support the property to be listed, the investment term period is set and the property is made available on the platform.

Investing

In order to make investments on BitOfProperty platform you need to verify your profile and add funds to your account. If your verification has been approved by the platform, you can go and explore properties listed and start making investments.

All properties are available for browsing on the Properties page. Clicking on a specific property will take you to an individual property page where you can find more detailed information, such as pictures and description, monthly distributions, capital allocation and all other supporting documents for the investment opportunity. BitOfProperty wants to ensure that you have all the necessary information to make an informed decision.

If you decide to invest in a property, make sure you have verified your profile. After successful verification, follow these steps:

1) Top up your Wallet using a wire transfer with at least the amount you would like to invest. Instructions for adding funds can be found in the Wallet page.

2) Invest either in an ongoing crowdfunding campaign or buy available shares the investors are selling from other properties.

There is no minimum investment amount set, as this may vary depending on the lowest share prices available on the market. Also, there is no cap on the maximum investment amount this is dependent on the maximum amount of shares available on the platform.

Before making an investment, you need to transfer money to your account on the platform. Once the money is on your platform account, you can choose a property to invest in. For the crowdfunding deals, the amount invested will be reserved at first and when the total investment amount is reached, the amount will be transferred to SPVs bank account by BitOfProperty and the property acquisition will be carried out. For the over-the-counter marketplace deals, where you buy shares from other investors, you would have to fill out a Buy Order. Before that, make sure you have sufficient funds in your Wallet. Once a matching sell order has been found, BitOfProperty will contact you directly to complete the transaction.

If the investment amount of the campaign is not reached, the money is sent back to your wallet and you can use it to invest in other investment opportunities or transfer it back to your personal bank account.

When you make an investment, your share will be calculated by dividing the amount you invested with total investment amount of the deal. Both monthly rental income and capital gain will be distributed according to the share you own in the property. Rental income will be distributed every month, whereas, capital gain will be distributed in the end of the investment term. If you sell your share within the investment period, you will receive capital appreciation on your share earlier, assuming that you were able to sell the share with a profit.

Investment term for the opportunities is usually between 3-5 years. The investment term can be shorter or longer, depending on the situation of the real estate market.

Fees

There are no transaction fees for the investors.

Investors are only charged with the Management Fee of 10% from the rental income. In case there is a vacancy period with no rental income, the Management Fee will not be charged.

 

 

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5 criteria to identify the best investment for you

We are all interested in identifying a good investment, that’s for sure.
But some of us are not content with just that.
There are enough people who are looking for the absolute superlative and want to find out what is the “best” investment.
So, as far as investments are concerned, the notion of “best investment” – in general terms – simply does not exist!
Because in this area everything is relative and depends very much on the preferences and peculiarities of each of us.

In other words, it’s like going to a restaurant and asking the waiter to recommend you their best meal …
Obviously, he does not know your tastes and preferences, so he would not know if you like meals based on meat (and what kind meat) or vegetarian, if you want something more consistent or a salad would be enough. In the end, the decision is largely subjective because it depends only on your particularities.
Exactly the same is true of investment.

No one can tell you from the start what is “the best investment” for the simple reason that it depends exclusively on YOU.
However, there are some criteria that you can determine if a particular investment is or is not right for you.

Here are 5 criteria according to which you can determine which is the best investment for YOU:

1. The degree of risk of the investment

The first thing we think about a certain investment is its degree of risk.
Therefore, in order to know what kind of investment we are going to (and of what kind of investment to keep away) it is very useful to know our own risk profile.
For example, if we reject the idea of risk from the start, it is best to focus on the guaranteed investments, such as bank deposits and government securities. But if we are willing to accept a certain risk, but a small one, we have low-risk investment funds.
On the other hand, if we can accept capital markets fluctuations in hopes of achieving greater long-term profits, we can opt for investment in stock exchanges or different kinds of commodities.

2. The investment profit level

We must always keep in mind the reasonable profit level that a certain type of investment can realistically bring, in order to match the degree of risk of that investment.
Only in this way can we determine the risk / reward ratio for a particular investment and thus compare different types of investments.

3. Duration of the investment

It is very important to establish from the beginning what is the minimum time interval that we are willing to stay with that amount in a certain investment.
In this way we can match the duration of an investment with its degree of risk, so we will not to get into the situation where we have to withdraw that money at a time that is less favorable.
For example, for a short or medium term, usually the most useful financial instruments are those that are guaranteed or low risk. Because the particularities of capital markets or real estate are acceptable only if we are considering a long or very long term.

4. The amount invested

However attractive it may be at one time to invest in building a block of flats or a mall, this would probably exceed our financial availability.
So finding an investment that fits both in size and flexibility with our budget is more important than just considering the profit it can bring us.

5. Location of the investment

There may be enough types of investments that seem interesting to us, at least at first glance, but some may not be accessible to everyone.
For example, if we were interested – let’s say – investing in government securities issued by India (with an annual yield of nearly 7%), we will find it hard to find a broker that have them available in its offer.
So the physical location for a particular investment as well as its availability are important elements to consider when trying to find the best investment for us.

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