División de Valores, 3er Piso

Comisión Corporativa de Arizona

Calle 1300 del Oeste Washington

Phoenix, AZ 85007

 

Principal: (602) 542-4242

 

Número Gratuito en Arizona:
1-(866) 837-4399

 

Correo Electrónico:
ValoresDiv@azcc.gov

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Before You Invest!

Real Estate Investments

What Every Investor Should Know

real estate2_blue_bldgsYour interest in a real estate investment opportunity may begin with a trusted family member, friend, neighbor or business associate who approaches you to talk about some impressive financial gains. An advertisement in a popular newspaper or online service catches your eye with a promise of guaranteed returns secured by an interest in a piece of real estate.

A general rule of thumb with which to start is that if you as the investor are not in control of the real estate transaction and are expecting a return on your money, the transaction probably involves a security. Because the investment may involve a chunk of your life savings, consider consulting with an attorney knowledgeable in securities law to provide a legal interpretation for you and evaluate any exemptions claimed by the promoter.

What you may not realize is that some of these investment opportunities may be unregistered securities or worse yet — scams. Whether a real estate investment is a security or not is not always easy to determine and depends upon the unique facts and circumstances of the transaction and not on what a promoter calls the investment product.

Read more about risks associated with real estate as a security before you invest.


The information provided on this website is not comprehensive, is not offered as legal or investment advice, and is not a substitute for competent legal or financial counsel. The Securities Division provides this information to give you an overview of the topics discussed. You should not rely on the accuracy of this information, but should carefully review all applicable statutes and regulations with the assistance of legal counsel.

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