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Many of our customers like investing in the assets we make available on PeerStreet, but not everyone knows the deeper story about how these investments have the capacity to change lives. On the heels of Labor Day weekend, when most people are afforded a welcome holiday from their work, we thought it would be a good time to take a moment to celebrate the work of our borrowers by showcasing one of the lesser known benefits of our space – the important projects borrowers are doing in their cities. Here, we’re highlighting one of our borrowers, Christian Fuentes, who does 20 or more projects in his local community a year. Christian is just one of over a thousand different borrowers that we’ve worked with across the country.

I’ve written before about why investors can feel good about investing in real estate debt. A single real estate entrepreneur rehabbing a home not only helps the new buyer of that home, but also creates local jobs, provides revenue to local businesses and municipalities, and improves the overall neighborhood. If done multiple times in a local region, it can have a big impact on the overall community. At scale, it can impact communities throughout the entire country. But what’s particularly unique about this investment is that even non-participants benefit from these projects. People who live in the area get better neighborhoods and improved home values. So, not only are the loans on PeerStreet an attractive investment, they’re an investment you can feel good about.

Take a look at the video and let us know what you think.

Special thanks to Christian Fuentes for showing us the impressive work he does in his community, Golden Capital for introducing us to Mr. Fuentes and to the team at Davey Jones Productions who helped us tell this story.

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