Meet Bill Bedell. Bill is a change-maker. A Ph.D. student in chemical engineering at Cornell University, Bill was the first person to invest in the Starter Home Two offering on Small Change. A Portland native who’s interested in how people can improve their own communities, Bill heard about Small Change from a Strong Towns article, and joined our community in anticipation of the first Regulation Crowdfunding offering open to everyone, not just accredited investors. The day Starter Home Two went live, Bill invested.
“I’m a millennial. A lot of people say we’ll rent until we die because we can’t come up with down payments. There’s some truth to that. We’re not as wealthy as previous generations. The question is, how do we start to get involved in the real estate market, which historically has been a pretty stable way to build wealth? Crowdfunding could be a piece of that. I just bought my first equity in a house with only $500. That’s incredible. You couldn’t do that until now.”
Bill made change. Seek out your change with the latest offering at Small Change.
Photo provided by Bill Bedell.