Deleveraging is a term you probably haven’t heard. And don’t be surprised; most news networks will never cover what deleveraging is or what it means for the real estate market. But, this capital constriction could implode the housing market, causing numerous investors and funds to go under, leaving the rest to pick up the scraps. This massive change is about to happen, but don’t get too scared; if you bought right, you could be one of the lucky few with a buffet of cash-flowing deals to choose from.
So, who’s better to ask about this impending crisis than Ben Miller, co-founder and CEO of Fundrise? He’s been on both ends of lending, not only buying significant assets with credit but also supplying the funding to others who need it. Ben is predicting a massive change in the real estate market that will shock investors to the core and could leave the economy worse for wear. This deleveraging crisis Ben talks about is not a simple concept, but once you understand how and why it’s happening, you unlock a piece of knowledge that 99% of other investors miss.
Ben speaks on how bridge loans and floating financing have put thousands of investors (and lenders) in a bind, why banks will be strapped for cash in 2023, and the scenarios that could play out over the next year if everything goes wrong. Make no mistake, this is NOT a doomsday forecast or some hypothetical hype meant to worry investors. Deleveraging is a real scenario that could have cascading effects for decades. If you’re investing, this is a CRUCIAL episode to tune into.
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