Real estate crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending
There are a number of crowdfunding platforms that allow you to invest directly in residential and commercial real estate projects across the country. The minimum investment can be as low as $500 and the returns can range anywhere from 5% to 25%, depending on the platform and the type of project.
Similarly, you can invest in peer-to-peer money lending platforms which offer real estate loans to people who are not qualified to get a loan from a bank. These are high-interest loans, so the returns on your investment can be quite attractive.