The Securities and Exchange Commission today adopted final rules to permit companies to offer and sell securities through crowdfunding.  The Commission also voted to propose amendments to existing Securities Act rules to facilitate intrastate and regional securities offerings.  The new rules and proposed amendments are designed to assist smaller companies with capital formation and provide investors with additional protections. Crowdfunding is an evolving method of raising capital that has been used to raise funds through the Internet for a variety of projects. Title III of the JOBS Act created a federal exemption under the securities laws so that this type of funding method can be used to offer and sell securities.”

I invest with a crowdfunding company called Fundrise and have been since early 2017. Fundrise has created a portfolio of eREITs and eFUNDs to invest in commercial and residential real estate and is based out of Washington D.C. They offer debt and equity investments and have properties scattered all over the U.S. The minimum investment is 1,000 dollars and you do not have to be an accredited investor. An accredited investor is defined as an individual who makes 200k, married couple who makes 300k combined, or have 1 million dollars in net worth excluding equity in their primary residence.