How new home equity sharing platforms can help with down payments
Those who need help coming up with a down payment on a home are in luck: Several new platforms now offer home buyers funds in exchange for a stake in the home’s future equity. This is especially exciting news for those whose biggest barrier to homeownership is the hefty down payment required — particularly when they are burdened by student debt payments, high health care costs and oppressive rent payments, all of which make saving seem impossible. This article originally appeared on Forbes. Read the full article.