There’s a cold, hard truth that anyone looking to invest money to reap profits needs to face – all investments involve some degree of risk. In the financial world, the term risk refers to the degree of uncertainty and potential financial loss inherent in any investment decision.
In general, there is also one hard and fast rule – as investment risks rise, investors seek higher returns to compensate themselves for taking such risks. So the more you stand to gain, the higher your chances are of losing.
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EstateGuru team is glad to present to you two significant changes in the Auto Invest feature, which have been created alongside our users.
As a pilot project, we are lowering the limit for setting the Auto Invest criteria to €250, in exchange for the current €500. This will be applied until the end of the current year. During this period, we will monitor the effectiveness of the new criteria and decisions concerning the following changes will be made in accordance with the users’ satisfaction.
The change is implemented to encourage our investors to build a more diversified portfolio and give more investors the chance to build their portfolio automatically, while using loan criteria that is preferred for them. Moreover, now our investors get the chance to use Auto Invest feature to invest into loans with the period of 18 months.
All investors can easily activate, adapt and deactivate their Auto Invest from their virtual account’s settings.
Since the beginning of EstateGuru, already 367 projects with a total sum of €60 094 383 have been funded on the platform. All these projects have been done in 5 countries: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland and Spain. In the following blog article, we give an overview of the EstateGuru loan portfolio in a short and informative analysis.
Continue reading “Looking into our loan portfolio – Summer 2018”
In the years since the beginning of EstateGuru, we have faciliated loans in 5 different countries, with Finland and Spain recently added. In that time, over 200 borrowers have seeked financing from us and we have funded more than 300 loans with the help of our investors. One might ask, what makes the borrower prefer EstateGuru over other financing options? To find the answer to this question, we asked Alo Arumäe, the developer of the Jõe 2b (3 stages, €321 000, project repaid) and Pärna 33a projects (5 stages, €900 000), what made him choose EstateGuru and how have his projects gone so far. See more below.
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Estateguru investors have opportunity to invest not only in Estonian, but also Latvian and Lithuanian projects. While operating in Latvian market (almost 2 years already), we have funded almost 3 000 000 EUR for perspective new projects and businesses and our team is continuing to work actively to offer more investment opportunities in all the Baltic States.
In order to promote understanding of the market situation in Latvia, in this blog post we have compiled statistical information on current developments in the residential housing stock in the capital city of Riga, as well as have learned from experts in real estate about the crowdfunding trend to date and it’s future in Latvian market.
Continue reading “Latvian real estate market overview: residental premises and crowdfunding”