Asset-Backed Real Estate Investment Fund: Invest Without Buying Property in 2021

Many people cringe when they hear the words real estate investment fund. And automatically think way too risky. But with the right strategy, you can make a hefty profit without ever stepping foot into a home-buying negotiation.

In this article, we’ll discuss TruFund: An Asset-Backed Real Estate Investment Fund, and why it might be the best way for you to invest in real estate.

What Exactly is a Private Real Estate Fund?

A real estate investment fund is a pool of money that is used to purchase income-producing real estate. Investors can get a diversified portfolio of properties without having to buy all the individual properties themselves. They can also invest in different property types, such as residential apartments or office buildings, which gives them more return opportunities and helps reduce risk overall.

Many investment funds specialize in specific kinds of property (such as student housing) if you are looking for a particular type of investment. You can invest in real estate without knowing much about it. You do this through a fund that does all the work for you. It’s called TruFund, by TruVest and it takes care of all the work.

Trufund is one example of how investors don’t even need to visit properties themselves if they want to invest in real estate. They can invest with Trufund by purchasing shares, which entitles them to a fixed annual rate return.

What are the Best Types of Real Estate Investment funds?

There are many different types of real estate investment funds, and each one has its own risks. Investors need to know what type is right for them–and the risk they’re willing to take on.

Here’s a list of some popular types:

– Public Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are equity investments that provide investors the ability to invest in a diversified portfolio of income-producing real estate assets.

– Hedge Funds invest in the best performing global equities, bonds, and commodities.

– Private Equity Real Estate is an asset class that invests directly into properties rather than through stocks or funds.

-Self-Directed IRA Funds can invest in real estate, and there are some regulations that investors may need to follow. Ensure that you’re following your IRA’s rules.

Investors know investing in a fund might not be the best idea because of how quickly real estate prices can change and then there’s inflation on top of it–a sneaky little thing that sometimes sneaks up when you least expect it.

– Peer-to-Peer Real Estate Crowdfunding is the process of regular people pooling their money to invest in properties.

– TruFund is based on peer-to-peer investing that lets you invest in a diversified portfolio of income-producing real estate assets.

What are the types of Private Equity Real Estate Investment Funds?

-There are two types of private real estate investment funds: open and closed.

-An ‘open’ fund is a type of investment that trades on the stock market. You can buy shares of this type of investment through your 401k account.

-A ‘closed’ fund is an actively managed fund that invests in a single property or portfolio of properties and is only open to accredited investors who meet certain financial thresholds.

Note: Closed funds are not publicly traded on any stock market; instead, they’re offered privately to investors

What are the Benefits of Investing in a Real Estate Investment Trust fund?

-The fund can invest in a diversified portfolio of properties, so you don’t have to buy the property yourself.

-You get professional management and expertise when investing in a fund instead of doing it yourself.

-Investing through a real estate investment fund allows investors to minimize their risk

How to Invest in a Real Estate Investment Fund?

If you have a few thousands to invest but don’t want to buy a property outright or get involved with all the maintenance and repairs that come with owning an investment property. Then investing in a real estate investment fund may be for you.

In this blog post, we will share how TruFund works, what we do differently than other real estate funds, and how TruFund can be a wise investment for you in the future.

When it comes to investing, most people think of stocks and bonds – but there are other alternatives. One alternative is participating in an asset-backed real estate fund (REIF). REIF funds pool investors’ money together to buy properties that they’ve collectively identified as investment-grade.

This article covers the TruFund real estate fund. This investment partnership invests in commercial and residential properties and other assets such as land development projects, hotels, multifamily units, and office buildings across North America. TruFund has generated an average annual total return of 10% since its inception.

Why TruFund is Right for You?


While there are various investment options, TruFund is currently the only asset-backed real estate fund available to everyday investors. Trufund pools investors’ money together to purchase residential real estate assets like single-family houses, apartment complexes, and land development projects.

– TruFund invests in a diversified portfolio of properties that allow investors the opportunity for a steady income with reliable returns on their investment over time. Investors can invest as little as $25,000 or up to $250,000 into TruFund’s pool of properties

For New Investors :

– Trufund is the easiest way for new investors to invest in real estate. Investors can start by investing $25,000 and grow their investment as they become more comfortable with the process of investing in a fund. TruFund offers many tools on our website that will help get you started

For Experienced Real Estate Investors:

If you are looking to invest in a real estate fund that offers more than just steady returns, then TruFund is the perfect option for you. Trufund invests in real estate that generates consistent returns and also creates a lasting socio impact on the communities.

Common Real Estate Investment Fund Questions

– What are the benefits of investing in TruFund?

Investors enjoy a steady income, diversification, and safety from changes in property values over time.

– What are the risks of investing in TruFund?

The risk is that the fund does not generate enough income to pay investors or that an investor’s investment declines due to changes in real estate values. Some people might have to pay more in taxes if they are invested in TruFund.

– How do I invest?

The first step is for investors to sign up on our website at You will answer questions about your investing experience, investing goals, and the amount you are looking to invest.

– What is a Real Estate Investment Fund Returns?

TruFund currently pays investors a consistent return of 8% per year.

– What is a Real Estate Investment Fund Management Fee?

TruFund has a management fee of 2%. The average management fee for all funds globally is about 4%, so our investors are getting a good deal! Investors can invest as little as $25,000 or up to $250,000 in TruFund, and they can see our performance on their online dashboard.

– How do I get my money back?

Investors have the option to withdraw from the fund at any time with no penalties or fees. The process takes 10 days to complete!

-Is a Real Estate Investment Fund an Investment Company?

Investment companies are businesses that invest in stocks and bonds. TruFund is different because we invest only in real estate that makes a social impact.

-What is a Hedge Fund Real Estate Investment?

A hedge fund is a private/public investment company. TruFund is not a hedge fund because we are an open-ended real estate investment fund. An investor can get in on the ground floor by investing now and see their returns grow over time as TruFund continues to invest in new income-producing properties.

-What types of properties do you typically invest in with the fund?

The principal investments are residential real estate, multifamily residential units, and land development projects.

-Real Estate Investment Fund Structure

TruFund is a fund that invests in real estate and distributes its earnings to investors. It is an open-ended fund. TruFund can use the money it has to buy new properties, or sell any of its current investments.

-How Much Leverage Will a Fund Give You?

Finding the right level of leverage can be challenging. TruFund offers investors a range from low to high, depending on return expectations and risk aversion. Determining the appropriate level of leverage can be as simple as asking, “How much risk am I willing to take?”

-How Does SEC Oversight Work for TruFund?

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is the regulatory agency that oversees all investment funds. The SEC has adopted a set of regulations for pooled investments in real estate, called Regulation D.

-What is a Real Estate Fund Lifespan?

Real Estate funds can be created for a few years, or as long as 40.

What is the Difference Between TruFund and Other Real Property Funds?

The difference with TruFund is that it has been structured to provide investors a steady income over their defined term. The fund’s current yield rate is at 8% but will vary based upon market conditions.

In conclusion, investing in a real estate investment fund is an excellent way to:

  • Create steady, reliable income and add diversification to your portfolio.
  • Real estate investment funds are an excellent, tax-efficient way to invest in real estate for steady income.
  • TruFund only invests in US real estate so that you can invest with confidence.
  • The team behind TruFund has decades of experience investing in real estate. They will be your partner every step of the way on your investment journey.

Which in turn means no stress or hassle when it comes to managing your money! And if you’re looking for a great new investment opportunity that is profitable and straightforward, TruFund is your best option.

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Are You Ready to Take Control?

As each one of us navigates this new daily life there is a lot of uncertainty what tomorrow will look like. Please take a moment each day and be thankful for your loved ones! Today, we got some good news that the Senate has passed a $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill. At this time there is very little information out there on how these funds will help small businesses and households. Right now we are on edge and want to know when this will all end.? How do we get through this? We go on the OFFENSE! In a time like this, we all need to ensure our basic needs are covered. How do you get those basics covered??

  • Determine what you need to live on a monthly basis
    • Rent, mortgage payment
    • Utilities
    • Food
    • Car payment
    • Health Care?
    • All other bills


  • Are you eligible for unemployment benefits?
    • If yes, make sure you apply immediately
    • If no, are you eligible for other State or Federal assistance


  • Contact your Landlord or Mortgage Company
    • Ask for a deferment or forbearance for your monthly payment
    • Determine what option works best for your situation
      • If you need HELP please call us at (812) 777-5850 or email us at Free of charge!?


TIP: Deferred/forbear payments-Options

  • Deferment- Could be moved to the back of your loan or rental agreement-Extended terms
    • Could increase your monthly payment
  • Forbearance- You will not have to make payments for a period of time
    • Payments can be moved to the back of your loan OR
    • The payments will be added to the balance of your mortgage or rent.
    • This option could increase your monthly payment
  • Contact other creditors
    • Ask if they offer deferment/forbearance/hardship programs


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Day Three

Today, I wanted to talk about how things are going with TruVest and how we are reaching out to other small businesses to see how we can help. This virus is taking the life out of our economy, but it does not mean you cannot still thrive. If you are a bar, restaurant or other retail company there are other options available to you via social media. If you are a business that is struggling and need some assistance with your marketing please reach out to us directly at (812) 777-5850. We can help you create marketing campaigns that can drive traffic to your website or generate orders. We will run one social media campaign FREE OF CHARGE for you. If you need assistance in other areas of your business we will connect you to one of our partners that specializes in that area. Stay safe and healthy out there and I look forward to speaking with you in the near future!

Opportunity Zones & Funds: Aligning Public and Private Real Estate Capital

Opportunity zone funds (OZFs) can help the neighborhoods that need it most, while also providing significant tax benefits for investors.

An Opportunity Zone is a designation created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 allowing for certain investments in lower income areas to have tax advantages. The purpose of this program is to put capital to work that would otherwise be locked up due to the asset holder's unwillingness to trigger a capital gains tax.

An opportunity zone fund (OZF) is an investment vehicle that provides tax benefits for private capital to help revitalize economically distressed communities. Both operating businesses and real estate are eligible for investment.

A Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund is any investment vehicle which is organized as a corporation or a partnership for the purpose of investing in qualified opportunity zone property (other than another qualified opportunity fund) that holds at least 90 percent of its assets in qualified opportunity zone property.

Many investor types may take advantage of opportunity zone funds:

  • Corporations? Also includes partnerships
  • Accredited investors? Defined as high net worth individuals, brokers, and trusts
  • Nonresident foreign investors? Only on capital gains earned in the U.S.
  • Retail investors? Through funds that have lower minimums, though options are more limited

In addition to their wide eligibility, OZFs have a number of potential benefits.


The Home Seller?s To-Do List for 2020

As the new year takes its first steps, the real estate business is closely analyzing 2019 to see what 2020 will bring. There were some pretty exciting developments last year, and they?ll definitely play a major role in the future. In fact, some trends, like those that SpendMeNot?s real estate market research noted, will be pivotal for anyone looking to sell this year.

So what will it take to turn the real estate market in your advantage as a property seller in 2020? Here?s a useful and to-the-point guide to tell you exactly that.

Prepare for Slow Growth of Home Prices

In line with the growth we?ve seen thus far, house prices should be increasing somewhat in the current year. This growth probably won?t be all that radical, measured at 2.8% by some estimations, but it will nevertheless impact the way you go about your job.

One consequence that you can look forward to is the fact that you?ll probably be making more of a profit. Though not an amazing rate, a bit shy of 3% is nothing to scoff at.

That said, you won?t be overjoyed when you hear that you probably won?t see as many offers as you could have in 2019. An increased price will unavoidably narrow down the amount of people that can afford to make an offer you?ll be satisfied with.

Overall, it?s a bit of a give-and-take situation where you need to take advantage of both the good and the bad. The best way to do that, in this case, would be to make your house stand out as much as you can. In the highly discriminating market we?re looking at right now, a property with more to offer will get a lot more attention from buyers.

Facts About?Housing Data

  • 50% of buyers?found their home on the internet
  • 5.34 million existing homes were sold in 2019
  • The US housing market was worth?$33.3 trillion?in 2018
  • Sales of existing homes will fall?1.8% from 2019
  • The cost of renting has gone up by?66%
  • 6% of younger millennials were first-time homebuyers

Cater to Today?s Main Buyers: MIllennials

Millennials (people born roughly between the 1980s and 2000s) currently represent the majority of home buyers. How large a majority? As many as 67% of all buyers come from this generation.

What does this mean for you? Well, it means that, if you want results, you will need to adjust the way you sell. Here are a few pointers to help you do that.


  • Highlight certain features that they?re on the lookout for. Garage storage, patio, laundry room, and hardwood front exteriors are among the popular home features for millennials, but there are plenty more, so don?t worry if your property doesn?t have those. Highlight the ones that it does have, though, and you?ll quickly see more interested parties.

  • Make sure that your online listings are high-quality. Practically everyone (especially millennials) relies on the internet to find whatever they need, and homes for sale are no exception. Therefore, anything you have about your property online should be updated and looking sharp - high-quality photos and a video recording of the place will get you a long way.

  • Emphasize qualities other than square footage. Nine times out of ten, given a choice between a large house and one that?s near good schools or has a good commute, millennials will choose the latter. As long as you make these perks a priority to emphasize, you?ll do great.

Expect Low Mortgage Interest Rates, but Don?t Count on Them

Last year, mortgage interest rates fell under 4% for common kinds of loans. For 2020, the trend will likely remain the same, and this rate shouldn?t go anywhere above 3.7%. That said, interest rates can fluctuate depending on economy shifts, so it isn?t a prophecy set in stone.

For you, a low interest rate will translate into more interest from people. It?s only logical, after all, since they will have to pay less overall in these conditions. But there?s little guarantee that the rate will stay as is, so be prepared for the opposite.

Should the interest rate rise, you?ll see plenty of prospects beginning to hesitate, so you?ll likely be in a bit of a bind if you?re pressed for time to sell that house of yours. It could theoretically swing either way, but the chances are that the rates will stick to their current estimates.

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly About Contract Sales!

This is your opportunity to learn how a typical real estate investing in underserved communities does social good, by generating multiple revenue streams for investors. TruPodcast series host and investor Ryan DeMent candidly shares his personal experiences and current industry insight that you won't find elsewhere. Let's get right to it. Ryan DeMent here from TruVest.

Hope you're having a great day. Today's topic owner financing contracts. I have to say I'm fired up because I get anywhere between five to 10 calls a week on contracts and guess what? They're worthless. And the reason why is because they're not recorded. They don't give you any type of home ownership. If that contract that's put in writing and it's not recorded with your county assessors office and you become the actual owner of the property, you're getting no benefits. And the other piece of it is probably 90% of the contracts that are recorded or put together don't even get reported to your credit.

So that balloon came that you have 12 to 24 months down the road. Guess what? You have to go get a real mortgage from a bank that potentially is not going to actually finance you because your credit is not good. So why do you want to do a contract? Good question. I don't have an answer, but I can tell you this. If a contract is done right, it should benefit you. It should one list you as the owner. Two, it should be serviced by a mortgage entity to where you send your payments to three, it's reported to the credit bureaus. So you get positive and negative tradelines for your payment history and the fourth, you should be able to write off the mortgage interest on that property when you're making those payments annually.

Is There a Shortage?

I hope you had a productive week.

For some reason this week there was a ton of articles on the spring housing shortage. Is there truly a shortage? Or have our expectations gotten out of control? Can you spend a little more time finding a house that needs some "TLC" in a good neighborhood? On the other side of the equation, mortgage rates are going up, but rates are still respectable to where homeownership is not out of reach. I know from our perspective that some markets are tighter than others, but we are always able to find houses to purchase.

Is there a shift in mentality needed for homebuyers that are entering the market this year? I would like to hear your thoughts on the topic. Until next week, let's all be part of bringing Wall Street to?YOUR?Street! Have a great week and I look forward to speaking with you soon!

This Week Has Been Challenging!

This week has been Challenging and Rewarding

The Platform is coming to LIFE!

Dashboard has gone from mock-up to development

Had a Discussion during the week with an individual that watched the dashboard video ( ) from last week

The conversation went well, and he provided some great feedback and improvements. That all have been documented for future releases (I will share our conversation in an upcoming post)

Platform Lesson #1 from the week

Functionality is critical

And this is something I know, but this week the details got the best of me

I was too focused on getting three aspects of the platform completed and I lost sight of the end result

Providing automation and functionality for you.? I hate when I lose focus on the end result.? My passion and perfectionism got the best of me!

Which leads me down the road of tangents.? Can you say SQUIRREL!!!!

Platform Lesson #2 from the week

Never lose sight of your why

From the beginning of this journey, I have been focused on providing value

If myself and our team cannot provide this to you then we have failed

This is what drives me every single day.? I love the challenge!

What is driving you on your journey? Would love to hear from you!

I look forward to connecting with you next week!