Category Archives: Resources

What is a REIT and How Does It Work?

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REITs have long offered a fairly simple way to invest in real estate for beginner and seasoned investors alike. With so many online platforms opening up new avenues to earn some passive income, these companies – like addy – can often be confused with REITs. The answer to a commonly-asked question is no, addy is […]

What’s the Difference Between Hard and Soft Construction Costs?

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Budgeting is a key part of building a development, whether you are putting up a home for your family to live in or creating a large residential complex to rent out. Determining hard costs and soft costs when it comes to construction is important when figuring out how much money you need, and how much […]

addy vs. LendingLoop

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There are countless ways to invest earned money to set yourself up for some passive income, whether you’re looking for some funds in the short term or arranging long term cash flow. Many opportunities to make money, however, require already having a substantial amount of money. To paraphrase an old age: you need to have […]

addy vs. goPeer

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With myriad ways to invest in real estate, Canadians looking to earn passive income have more options than ever before. While addy seeks to break down real estate barriers by making investing simple and accessible through crowdfunding, other platforms use different means to allow people to invest. One such company is goPeer, a Canadian lending […]

What Happens if addy Doesn’t Complete a Funding?

The basic principle behind crowdfunding is that a group of people pool their money towards a common goal that would otherwise be too high for any one person to achieve alone. Crowdfunding can help people pay for medical bills or tuition, assist in development of a creative project or in the case of addy, allow […]

addy Launches First 100% Affordable Housing Development

Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform, addy, Launches First 100% Affordable Housing Development Residents across BC, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec Can Invest In a 96-unit, 100% affordable multifamily development in Hamilton, Ontario Vancouver, B.C. (March 1, 2022) — addy, a Vancouver-based proptech start-up that is breaking down barriers to real estate ownership, today announced its first property […]

Real Estate Volatility vs. Stock Market Volatility

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With platforms like addy breaking down barriers to real estate investment, more people are adding this asset class to their portfolio. For those who traditionally invest in stocks, putting money into real estate is a different way to earn some passive income while diversifying one’s portfolio. One of the key advantages of investing in real […]

addy vs. NexusCrowd

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It’s never been easier to invest in real estate online, with a wealth of platforms available that aim to increase the size of your bank account through this popular asset class. addy aims to make real estate for everyone by breaking down traditional barriers to investing. We’re not the only ones in the market as […]

7 Commercial Real Estate Terms You Should Know

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Commercial real estate investing is historically inaccessible to the average Canadian. This is due to the price tag, which often isn’t lower than $3 million and frequently trends over $50 and even $100 million. addy, however, seeks to break barriers of investing in such properties by crowdfunding investments across multiple parties, essentially lowering the price […]