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Passive Investing: Group Real Estate Investments

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Learn how to invest passively in real estate syndications for 15-50% Returns

Active Investing: Landlord Tools & Software

Tools from free property management software to interactive maps to free ROI calculators

Group Real Estate Investments: Co-Investing Club

Buying and managing investment properties takes a lot of work and money. If you invest by yourself, that is.

So we decided to go off the beaten path: not only do we invest passively in real estate syndications, we do so as a group. Every month, our Co-Investing Club vets a real estate syndication deal together on a video call. We bring the syndicator on the call to answer questions, and whoever wants to invest in that month’s deal can do so with as little as $5K.

Compare that to the $50-100K needed to invest in real estate syndications by yourself, or to cough up as a down payment on a rental property.

All deals allow non-accredited investors. All deals are optional. And all deals target 15-30%+ annual returns.

We know you’re not familiar with it, because we don’t know anyone else doing this. So read up on how group real estate investments work, and don’t by shy with your questions!

Compare Real Estate Crowdfunding Platforms

Not ready to invest in real estate syndications or rental properties yet? No sweat — start with $10 in a real estate crowdfunding investment.

But not all real estate crowdfunding platforms are created equal. Some we love and invest our personal money in. Others… not so much. 

To demystify the world of real estate crowdfunding, we compiled a list of the 17 most popular real estate crowdfunding platforms, along with “At a Glance” highlights to help you decide which ones are a good fit for you. They include short-term real estate investments like Concreit and long-term investments like Arrived. Real estate equity investments (Fundrise) and secured debt investments (Groundfloor). Fractional ownership in individual properties (Lofty) and pooled funds (Streitwise). And every combination in between.

Don’t be intimidated. We’ll even tell you which ones we invest in personally. And if you have questions, we’re an email away. 

Compare Loans for Investment Properties

We’ve vetted rental property lenders for you.

From interest rates to loan-to-value ratios (LTV), we’ve put together several comparison charts for investment property loans.

Rental property loans are inherently different from short-term fix-and flip loans, so we broke them down into two separate charts for easy loan comparisons.

And if you’re cash-strapped, read up on 17 Clever Ways to Come Up with a Down Payment for a Rental Property.

Never worry again about how you’ll finance your next investment property!

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Learn Real Estate Investing

We invest a ton of time in making our articles and free real estate tools awesome, from our free real estate investing calculators to our interactive maps to our how-to tutorials. 

Enjoy the latest from our real estate investing blog! 

Contingent vs. Pending: What Does Contingent in Real Estate Mean?

Contingent vs. Pending: What Does Contingent in Real Estate Mean?

When you buy or sell an asset worth hundreds of thousands — or millions — of dollars, the legal contracts get complex. Quickly.  And while “pending” and “contingent” may sound similar to laypeople, they mean slightly different things in real estate legalese. You need...

Interest Rates on Loans for Investment Properties: March 2023 Rates

Interest Rates on Loans for Investment Properties: March 2023 Rates

Wondering what interest rates you can expect to pay on loans for investment properties? It depends on your credit score of course, and on your other risk factors as a borrower. But it also largely depends on what type of investment property loan you borrow.  Here are...

Housing Bubble 2023: Are U.S. Housing Markets Crashing?

Housing Bubble 2023: Are U.S. Housing Markets Crashing?

Remember the housing bubble, real estate market crash, and Great Recession in 2008? I do. It was an utter nightmare for me and millions of other property owners, representing the second-largest recession in American history, junior only to the Great Depression. Given...

Taxes on Passive Income: Types of Taxes & How to Minimize Them

Taxes on Passive Income: Types of Taxes & How to Minimize Them

Passive income is the key to reaching financial independence and retiring. With enough passive income, you can ditch your day job — or at least cover the gap between what your current job pays and your dream work pays. But as with most forms of income, Uncle Sam wants...

Passive Income Types: The Best Sources of Passive Income

Passive Income Types: The Best Sources of Passive Income

Going to work every day and getting a paycheck every two weeks? That’s active income. Being self-employed? Freelance work and side gigs? All active income too. Active income is money that you have to work in order to earn, on an ongoing basis. It’s trading time for...

How to Earn “Infinite Returns” on Real Estate Investments

How to Earn “Infinite Returns” on Real Estate Investments

If you earn $1 on a $0 investment, what’s the rate of return? What about $100? $1,000? The answer’s the same: any return on a $0 investment is an “infinite return,” since you’re dividing into zero. You earn something on an investment of nothing. But how does that...

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Real Estate Investor & Landlord

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Real Estate Investor & Landlord

“I am an absolute fan of all things SparkRental. The website is very easy to use and the customer service is great! I can also always count on SparkRental with their weekly Tuesday afternoon Facebook Live Sessions to elaborate on a known topic or to introduce me to a completely new one.”

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Real Estate Investor & Landlord

Our Founders Are Every-freakin’-where

Deni Supplee and G. Brian Davis, our quirky and brilliant founders, show up just about everywhere in the world of real estate investing. Every week we appear somewhere in the press or other media appearances such as:

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Best Ever Show with Joe Fairless

Joe and Brian had a great conversation about rental investing, automation, and building passive income while traveling the world.

How to Scale Commercial Real Estate Podcast SparkRental

How to Scale Commercial Real Estate Show

Sam Wilson interviews Brian about scaling your rental portfolio and life as an expat real estate investor.

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Landlording for Life Podcast

Sean Morissey and Brian chat landlord automation systems and how to make landlording more passive.

Brian Davis on Best Ever Show

REtipster Podcast with Seth Williams

A well known — and loved — face in the industry, Seth Williams has been a great friend to SparkRental over the years. 

Because we’re real estate investors, not faceless corporate hacks.

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Brian and Millie

Deni Supplee and G. Brian Davis love real estate, passive income, lifestyle design, and teaching.

So we combined all those those together to create SparkRental.

Some people just want the high returns and tax benefits of real estate investments, but don’t want the headaches of becoming a landlord. For them, we created our Co-Investing Club and FIRE from Real Estate program to help them invest passively in real estate syndications.

In fact, Brian’s now one of those passive investors, as he spends most of the year traveling overseas with his wife Katie and daughter Millie.

Other investors want the control of owning individual properties directly. For them, we created free landlord software, free calculators (such as a free rental income calculator and free depreciation calculator), and interactive maps such as the best cities for rentals and real estate heat maps

With enough passive income from real estate, you reach financial independence. You can live off your rents and distributions. And then your day job becomes optional, so you can go save the world or whatever else you’d do if you weren’t chained to a job.

Want to connect? Join us for our weekly live video podcasts on our Facebook page and Youtube channel, and bring your questions, rants, and raves!

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