What if you could cut property prices in half, or even in quarters? What if your mortgage interest enriched your community instead of bank shareholders? Join the Sustainable Economies Law Center for a look at how the power of sharing can slash the cost of real property, and give your friends, family, and community a meaningful investment opportunity.
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How to Crowdfund a House
A Teach-in at the Resilient Communities Legal Cafe
Facilitated by attorney Sarah Kaplan, we’ll look at legal strategies, what’s possible, and what’s not under the changing regulations. We'll also explore the boundaries of crowd investing for real estate.
Bring your ideas for how to create affordable, permanent housing that builds household wealth.
Sarah Kaplan, attorney-at-law, serves green businesses, cooperatives, and social enterprises. Sarah’s practice includes start-up services, capital fundraising, contracts, and general transactional service for businesses. Sarah’s goal is to support the growing movement toward cooperative, community-based, and socially oriented business, in both California and Illinois.Before starting her own practice, Sarah was an Assistant Illinois Attorney General in the Public Access Bureau, which enforces the Illinois Freedom of Information and Open Meetings Acts. Find more info at www.sarahkaplanlaw.com.
Sarah graduated with high honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2010. Before law school, Sarah worked as a bike mechanic at Rapid Transit Cycleshop in Chicago, and taught bike mechanics workshops at West Town Bikes.
As a year-round utility cyclist, Sarah has pulled varied and heavy loads by bike trailer. In 2005, Sarah was a founding member of the HUB Housing Cooperative in Chicago. Sarah discovered cooperative living at 2 Dickinson Street Co-op while a student at Princeton University.
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