EstateGuru is a crowdfunding platform within real estate
- The platform started in 2014.
- The company has a head office located in Estonia and representative offices in Latvia, Lithuania, and the UK.
- +15700 investors have joined the platform.
- All loans are in real estate in Europe.
- The average interest rate is +12.27%
- No buyback guarantee but the default rate is almost 0%. It’s very impressive.
- 0% loss of capital.
- The ambition is to become Europe’s largest cross-border marketplace for property-backed loans.
Furthermore, they have 30 employees in the company.
New design and logo
Estateguru has chosen to change their logo and design. Previously, it was green, but after 5 years they would like to update their brand and platform.
Below you can see a new video from their YouTube channel:
The Estateguru platform
The platform is very simple and easy to understand. You must sign up to move around on the platform.
Sign up process
They have a little longer validation process (“know your customer” checks) than normal, but it’s easy to do.
When you sign up you first need to provide basic information about yourself (email, phone number, and password).
After validating your email address, you can log in but you will also receive an SMS as they will validate your mobile number.
You can now move around on the platform and see the content. However, you must go through a validation process again before you can invest funds.
The requirements are:
- One of the identification documents: ID card or passport
- A webcam to make a picture of your face
- Modern website browser
I think it’s very good and shows high credibility that they expect validation of the users of their platform from the start.
Everybody with a bank account from Europe (also Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland) can use the platform. You must be at least 18 years old.
EstateGuru let you invest in loans to property developers and entrepreneurs in real estate. Most often, they offer mortgages. Borrowers come from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Spain, and Ireland.
The loans on the platform have no buy-back guarantees but all loans are secured with a first-rank mortgage (physical security).
The default rate is almost 0%. I’m very impressed with this statistic. They have funded +524 loans and only 4 are in default.
Unfortunately, there is no secondary market where investors can sell investments internally.
The investment opportunities are mostly short to mid-term (on average 15 months) and the interest rate offered is up to +12%.
You must invest a minimum of 50 EUR in a loan which is reasonable.
No risk rating is available, but they provide great information about the investment:
- The loan
Loan repayment strategy
The manner of the repayment and interest payment
- The property
- The borrower
On EstateGuru is the availability of loans is fine. 5 investment opportunities last time I checked.
They also have an auto-invest tool to make it easy.
They send no information to any Tax Agency or deducts taxes. You must do it yourself in your country.
Notice that the website is not .com but estateguru.co
EstateGuru on social media
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