Frequently Asked Questions
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No. Under the law as it stands today, we can only allow “accredited investors” to participate. That might change in the future – stay tuned.
In general, a person is an “accredited investor” if they (i) earn at least $200,000 per year, or $300,000 per year with their spouse; or (ii) has a net worth of at least $1 million, excluding their principal residence. For the SEC’s full definition, please visit http://www.sec.gov/answers/accred.htm.
You can still sign up and see projects, you just can’t invest yet.
All kinds of projects involving agricultural real estate, from farmland to agricultural facilities.
We select projects based on various factors, depending on market conditions.
Allocating some portion of your portfolio to a direct investment in agricultural real estate may provide you with a reasonably predictable and stable level of current income from the investment; the opportunity for capital appreciation; and diversification of your portfolio; and may also provide you with the knowledge that you are contributing to sustainable agricultural and also keeping farmland from turning into shopping malls.
That’s entirely up to you and your investment advisers. As a general matter, most people recommend a balanced portfolio that includes both low-risk and high-risk investments, with the right mix based on lots of factors including your age and your own tolerance for market fluctuations. As you consider how much to invest, you should definitely think of most of the projects on our site as high-risk investments.
We will stipulate a minimum investment in each project, which will range from $2,500 to $100,000.
You should view these as very risky investments, much riskier than an investment in a stock market index fund, for example. The same is true for any direct investment in real estate. You could lose some or all of your money in any of these investments.
No, not at all. You are personally liable only to make your investment. We choose our legal structures to protect investors from personal liability.
First, review our active projects. When you decide to invest, click “I’m Ready to Invest” and we will guide you through the process. We’ll have you review important information about the project, we’ll ask you to sign our Investment Agreement, and then – and only then – will we ask you to pay for your investment.