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13 Jan

The New Crowdfunding Rules: What They Mean For Investors

Sherwood (Woodie) Neiss is a principal at Crowdfund Capital Advisors and a leader of the securities-based crowdfunding movement. In the second of a three-part series, he looks at what investors need to know about the newly approved Regulation Crowdfunding rules (aka Title III), which go into effect on May 16, 2016.
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13 Jan

CROWDFUNDING 101

Crowdfunding is a way to get small amounts of money from a large number of people to fund a particular project. It’s been around for a few years in the form of small donations for arts and social projects, in return for token rewards such as t-shirts or dinner with the founders.
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13 Jan

Who is Holding Your Money and can you trust them?

The Problems With Current Regulations Regarding Crowdfunding Escrow Intermediaries If there is one thing that Title III of the J.O.B.S. Act and each of the currently enacted Intrastate crowdfunding exemptions have in common, it is that a third-party should be used to take and escrow investor funds in connection with an offering.
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13 Jan

SEC Adopts Final Crowdfunding Rules

The Final Crowdfunding Rules give small businesses an additional avenue to raise capital, but impose significant compliance requirements on both issuers and intermediaries. On October 30, 2015, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final rules to permit companies to offer and sell securities through crowdfunding (the Crowdfunding Rules).
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13 Jan

World’s Biggest Real Estate Frenzy Is Coming to a City Near You

Bloomberg News Chinese homebuyers defy capital controls as local prices surge New offshore targets include Texas, Thailand and Malaysia If they were anywhere else in Beijing, the five young women in cowboy hats and matching red, white, and blue costumes would look wildly out of place.
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06 Jan

House Lawyer: Is title insurance necessary for buyers?

I recently read an article in the Real Estate section about what buyers should know before closing. The article, however, did not deal with the question of title insurance for the buyer, as opposed to the lender. Does it make sense for the buyer to pay for owner’s title insurance even though the lender is
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